Towards Evidence-Based Self-Management for Spondyloarthritis Patients

  • Wolfgang Leister
  • Camilla Fongen
  • Dag Soldal
  • Kåre Birger Hagen
  • Trenton Wade Schulz


We developed a concept including a set of tools for self-management for patients suffering from axial spondyloarthritis (SpA). This concept involves patient-recorded outcome measures, both subjective assessment and clinical measurements, that are used to present recommendations. We report from experiences made while implementing a proof of this concept. Besides giving the patient a self-management tool, our work also improved the methodology for clinical measurements.