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Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI)

Calin Andrei

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Basic description

Developed in 1994

See also the BASDAI and BASMI

Authors

Calin Andrei

Copyright
BASFI © Andrei Calin, 1994.
Objective
To define and monitor functional ability in patients with ankylosing spondylitis
Therapeutic area
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases
Therapeutic indication

Spondylitis, Ankylosing

Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • PRO PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the UK
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Calin A, Garrett S, Whitelock H, Kennedy LG, O'Hea J, Mallorie P, Jenkinson T. A new approach to defining functional ability in ankylosing spondylitis: the development of the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index.J Rheumatol. 1994 Dec;21(12):2281-5


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Authors

Calin Andrei

Dr Andrei Calin, MD, FRCP
Consultant Rheumatologist
Phone: + 44 (0) 1225 421 760 
E-mail: andrei.calin@cantab.net

Andrei Calin Publications (PubMed)

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Original language(s)

  • English for the UK

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BASFI

Afrikaans for South Africa*
Arabic for Algeria*
Arabic for Egypt*
Arabic for Kuwait*
Arabic for Qatar*
Arabic for Saudi Arabia*
Arabic for the United Arab Emirates*
Azerbaijani for Azerbaijan*
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Malay for Malaysia*
Malayalam for India*
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Portuguese for Portugal*
Punjabi for India*
Romanian for Romania*
Russian for Estonia*
Russian for Lithuania*
Russian for Russia*
Russian for Ukraine*
Sesotho for South Africa*
Slovak for Slovakia*
Spanish for Argentina*
Spanish for Colombia*
Spanish for Mexico*
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Spanish for the USA*
Swahili for Kenya*
Swedish for Finland*
Swedish for Sweden*
Tamil for India*
Telugu for India*
Turkish for Turkey*
Ukrainian for Ukraine*
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Xhosa for South Africa*
Zulu for South Africa*
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More information on translations

Bibliographic reference of the Dutch translation:

VanTubergen A, Debats I, Ryser L, Londoño J, Burgos Vargas R, Cardiel M H, Landewé R, Stucki G, Van der Heijde D V. Use of a numerical rating scale as an answer modality in ankylosing spondylitis−specific questionnaires. Arthritis Care and Research 2002;47(3): 242−248
Tubergen AV, Coenen J, Landewé R, Spoorenberg A, Chorus A, Boonen A, Linden SVD, Heijde DVD. Assessment of fatigue in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: A psychometric analysis. Arthritis Care and Research, 2002;47(1):8−16

Bibliographic reference of the German translation:

Ruof J., O. Sangha, G. Stucki: Evaluation einer deutschen Version des Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI) und des Dougados Functional Index (D-FI). Z Rheumatol 58 (1999) 218-225

Bibliographic reference of the Italian translation:

Biasi D, Carletto A, Caramaschi P, Bambara LM. An update on the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity and Functional Indices (BASDAI, BASFI): excellent Cronbach's alpha scores. The Journal of rheumatology,1996; 23 (2),407−8

Cauli A, Dessole G, Fiorillo MT, Vacca A, Mameli A, Bitti P, Passiu G, Sorrentino R, Mathieu A. Increased level of HLA−B27 expression in ankylosing spondylitis patients compared with healthy HLA−B27−positive subjects: a possible further susceptibility factor for the development of disease. Rheumatology; 2002; 41(12): 1375−9

Bibliographic reference of the Spanish translation:

Ariza-Ariza R, Hernandez-Cruz B, Navarro-Sarabia F.  Physical function and health-related quality of life of Spanish patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Arthritis Rheum. 2003 Aug 15;49(4):483-7

Bibliographic reference of the Spanish for Mexico translation:

Cardiel MH, Londono JD, Gutierrez E, Pacheco-Tena C, Vazquez-Mellado J, Burgos-Vargas R.  Translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and validation of the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI), the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) and the Dougados Functional Index (DFI) in a Spanish speaking population with spondyloarthropathies. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2003 Jul-Aug;21(4):451-8

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