Group is in process of putting together a self administered inflammatory arthritis questionnaire – this is what they have come up with so far…
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2010 Mar 17;11(1):50. [Epub ahead of print]
Development of a self-administered early inflammatory arthritis detection tool.
Bell MJ, Tavares R, Guillemin F, Bykerk VP, Tugwell P, Wells GA. free article here
I have put together a list of the ones that have earmarked as most important so far:
On awakening, how many minutes does it take for your joints to move more freely?
- Important activities in your life been affected because of bone or joint problems, such as having difficulty with personal care or having to make a change regarding leisure or work activities
If you are positive on significant amount of these questions, special drugs beyond anti-inflammatory medications might be useful for you.
If you tried anti-inflammatory medications and it worked well at time, that would be another indication…