Help us identify patients who may have axial SpA plus other conditions

Extra-articular manifestations (EAMs) are common, important features of axial spondyloarthritis (axial SpA) – the most prevalent being acute anterior uveitis (AAU), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and psoriasis. We are creating tools to help clinicians who see those patients identify potential inflammatory back pain and axial SpA and know when to refer to rheumatology.

As a healthcare professional, how can I help identify patients with axial SpA?

There are lots of ways you can help. 

We have created posters, with more resources to come that you can print out and use to increase awareness in your patients and clinics. Access everything you need here:

Download posters by clicking on the images below:

Alternatively, you can email and order copies that we will print and deliver straight to you.

Request a QR code for our symptom checker:

Send your patients straight to our axial SpA symptom checker by requesting a QR code to put on your posters. 

The symptom checker was created using validated criteria*.  

It walks patients through a series of questions before determining whether they may have axial SpA. If the results are positive, patients will be provided with a printable information leaflet to take to their GP. 

Symptom Checker QR Code

Request a QR code by emailing:

* 1. Sieper J, van der Heijde D, Landewe R, Brandt J, Burgos-Vagas R, Collantes-Estevez E, et al. New criteria for inflammatory back pain in patients with chronic back pain: a real patient exercise by experts from the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS). Annals of the rheumatic diseases. 2009;68(6):784-8.
2. Rudwaleit M, Metter A, Listing J, Sieper J, Braun J. Inflammatory back pain in ankylosing spondylitis: a reassessment of the clinical history for application as classification and diagnostic criteria. Arthritis Rheum. 2006;54(2):569-78.
3. Calin A, Porta J, Fries JF, Schurman DJ. Clinical history as a screening test for ankylosing spondylitis. JAMA. 1977;237(24):2613-4.

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Symptoms starting slowly

Pain in the lower back

Improves with movement

Night time waking

Early onset (under 40)