Arthritis & Rheumatism, Volume 62,
November 2010 Abstract Supplement
Abstracts of the American College of
Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals
Annual Scientific Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia November 6-11, 2010.
Phone Administration Compared to Self-Administration on Paper of the Main Instruments Used To Evaluate Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients.
Ariza-Ariza, Rafael, Hernandez-Cruz, Blanca, Navarro-Compan, Victoria, Navarro-Sarabia, Federico
BASDAI, BASFI, and other instruments used to evaluate Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) patients are usually self-administered on paper. However, it limits their use in daily clinical practice because paper forms are resource demanding regarding the time spending for filling them. A phone administration previously to the medical visit it would facilitate the use of these tools.
to assess the performance of the instruments used to evaluate AS patients when administered by phone in comparison with the traditional self-administration on paper.
Design: a test-retest study. Patients with AS (modified NY criteria) consecutively selected in a tertiary care center were included. Patient global assessment on numerical rating scale (NRS), patient global pain assessment on a NRS, patient night pain assessment on a NRS, BASDAI, BASFI, and ASQoL were administered by phone. 48 later the same instruments were self-administered on paper at the hospital. Descriptive statistics were done. Agreement between the two tests was assessed by the intraclass correlation coefficient. Spearman correlation coefficient was also calculated.
51 patients, 76% males, with age 47.7±13 years were included. The time between phone administration and self-administration on paper was 1.5±1.0 days. Mean±SD values of the instruments obtained by phone administration and self-administration on paper, intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) and Spearman correlation coefficients (rho) were as follows: patient global assessment on a NRS: 3.8±2.8, and 3.8±2.4, ICC: 0.80*, and rho: 0.80*; patient global pain assessment on a NRS: 3.9±2.9, and 3.7±3.0, ICC: 0.89*, and rho 0.82*; patient night pain assessment on a NRS: 3.6±3.0, and 3.4±3.0, ICC: 0.90*, and rho: 0.87*; BASDAI: 3.9±2.6, and 3.5±2.5, ICC: 0.91*, and rho: 0.92*; BASFI: 3.6±2.7, and 3.5±2.7, ICC: 0.91*, and rho: 0.92*; and ASQoL: 6.2±5.3, and 6.1±4.9, ICC: 0.93*, and rho: 0.87*, respectively. *p<0.001.
the phone administration of these instruments is comparable to their self-administration on paper. It can facilitate their use in daily clinical practice.
To cite this abstract, please use the following information:
Ariza-Ariza, Rafael, Hernandez-Cruz, Blanca, Navarro-Compan, Victoria, Navarro-Sarabia, Federico; Phone Administration Compared to Self-Administration on Paper of the Main Instruments Used To Evaluate Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients. [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum 2010;62 Suppl 10 :1337