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Functional Index for Ankylosing Spondylitis (DFI-AS)

Purpose:

To evaluate the functional ability of a patient with ankylosing spondylitis using the Dutch Functional Index (DFI-AS).

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

response to therapy, disease progression, disability and performance

ICD-10:

M45

Description:

Creemers et al developed a Dutch version for the functional index (FI) of Dougados et al in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. This can be used to monitor the functional capacity of a patient with ankylosing spondylitis over time and to evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions. The authors are from Nijmegen in The Netherlands.

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