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For the assessment of remission we suggest the following format and wording for the global assessment questions. Format: a horizontal 10-cm visual analog or Likert scale with the best anchor and lowest score on the left side and the worst anchor and highest score on the right side. Wording of question and anchors: For patient global assessment, ‘Considering all of the ways your arthritis has affected you, how do you feel your arthritis is today?’ (anchors: very well-very poor). For physician/assessor global assessment, ‘What is your assessment of the patient’s current disease activity?’ (anchors: none- extremely active). Source: Felson DT, Smolen JS, Wells G, Zhang B, van Tuyl LH, Funovits J, et al. American college of rheumatology/european league against rheumatism provisional definition of remission in rheumatoid arthritis for clinical trials. Ann Rheum Dis. 2011 Mar; 70(3):404-413.
PhGA – Physician/observer global assessment;
PtGA – Patient global assessment
(Visual Analogue Scale 1-10)

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