Rheumatoid Arthritis Work Instability Scale (RA-WIS)

Gilworth G; Chamberlain MA; Harvey A; Woodhouse A; Smith J; Smyth MG; Tennant A


Basic description

Published in 2003. The RA-WIS was also tested in other populations.

Gilworth G et al. also published :

  • The Nurse-WIS, in 2007;
  • The WIS for office worker, in 2008;
  • The Manual Work Instability Scale, in 2016.

In 2015, Revicki D et al published an article presenting tests undertaken with the RA-WIS in a clinical trial.


Gilworth G; Chamberlain MA; Harvey A; Woodhouse A; Smith J; Smyth MG; Tennant A

RA-WIS © The University of Leeds 2004
To indicate the level of risk of Work disability (WD) in people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and measure Work Instability (WI).
Therapeutic area
  • Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Immune System Diseases
Therapeutic indication

Arthritis, Rheumatoid

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

Gilworth G, Chamberlain MA, Harvey A, Woodhouse A, Smith J, Smyth MG, Tennant  A. Development of a work instability scale for rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2003 Jun 15;49(3):349-54 (PubMed Abstract)

Revicki D, Ganguli A, Kimel M, Roy S, Chen N, Safikhani S, Cifaldi M. Reliability and Validity of the Work Instability Scale for Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Value Health. 2015 Dec;18(8):1008-15 (PubMed Abstract)

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