Psoriatic arthritis indices

Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2014 Sep-Oct;32(5 Suppl 85):S-109-12. Epub 2014 Oct 30.


The approach to measuring psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is still very variable. However, consistently assessed disease activity enables the determination, documentation and communication of treatment success or failure and facilitates the comparison of outcomes between trial populations and real-life patients. Consequently, homogeneously applied measures are desirable to optimise patient care. In the following, we present a brief overview of single disease activity measures and compound scores for PsA.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Psoriatic / diagnosis*
  • Arthritis, Psoriatic / therapy
  • Humans
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prognosis
  • Severity of Illness Index