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Table 3 Association between ASQoL scores and comparator scales

From: Adaptation of Chinese and English versions of the Ankylosing Spondylitis quality of life (ASQoL) scale for use in Singapore

  ASQoL Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient
Pain VAS 0.50*
PGA 0.43*
PhGA 0.44*
BASDAI 0.50*
BASFI 0.44*
BAS-G 0.46*
HAQ 0.53*
SF36
 Physical Functioning −0.60*
 Role Physical −0.60*
 Bodily Pain −0.60*
 General Health −0.59*
 Vitality −0.63*
 Social Functioning −0.64*
 Role Emotional −0.67*
 Mental Health −0.55*
 Physical Component Summary −0.60*
 Mental Component Summary −0.58*
  1. * p < 0.0001
  2. VAS visual analogue scale, PGA Patient Global Assessment of disease activity, PhGA Physician’s Global Assessment of disease activity, BASDAI Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index, BASFI Bath Ankyosing Spondylitis Functional Index, BAS-G Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Global activity assessment, HAQ Health Assessment Questionnaire, SF-36 Short Form-36 Health Survey