Classification and Response Criteria for Rheumatic Diseases

Listed below are a number of tools used in the diagnosis and management of rheumatic diseases. The ACR has also developed a Bibliography of Criteria, Guidelines, and Health Status Assessments Used in Rheumatology.

Childhood Arthritis

A Study of Classification Criteria for a Diagnosis of Juvenile Arthritis - 1986

Preliminary Definition of Improvement in Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (1997)

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Classification

Excerpt (1987) | Tree Format (1987) | Complete Article (1987) | Global Functional Status - Excerpt (1992) | Complete Article (1992)

Response

A Proposed Revision to the ACR20: The Hybrid Measure of American College of Rheumatology Response (2007)

European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Response Criteria [also called the WHO/ILAR Core Data Set] (1996)

The ACR Preliminary Core Set of Measures for RA Clinical Trials (1993)

Modified Disease Activity Scores that Include Twenty-Eight Joint Counts (RA) (1995)

A Self-Administered Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Index (RADAI) for Epidemiologic Research (1995)

Preliminary Criteria for Clinical Remission in Arthritis (1981)

The ACR 1991 Revised Criteria for the Classification of Global Functional Status in Rheumatoid Arthritis (1992)

ACR Preliminary Definition Of Improvement In Rheumatoid Arthritis (20-50-70) (1995)

Analysis of Improvement of Individual Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Treated with DMARDs, Based on the Findings in Patients Treated with Placebo (1990)

Classification Criteria for Other Diseases

Churg-Strauss Syndrome - 1990
Excerpt | Tree Format

Fibromyalgia - 1990
Excerpt | Complete Article

Giant Cell (Temporal) Arteritis - 1990
Excerpt | Tree Format

Gout -1977

Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura - 1990
Excerpt | Tree Format

Hypersensitivity Vasculitis - 1990
Excerpt | Tree Format | Tree Format Subsets

Osteoarthritis of the Hand - 1990
Excerpt | Complete Article

Osteoarthritis of the Hip - 1991
Excerpt | Tree Format | Complete Article

Osteoarthritis of the Knee - 1986

Polyarteritis Nodosa - 1990
Excerpt | Tree Format

Reiter's Syndrome - 1981

SLE
Excerpt (1982) | Complete Article (1982) | 1997 Revision in Letter to A&R Editor | SLICC ACR Damage Index (1996)

Systemic Sclerosis - 1980 | 1997 Update of 1982 Revised Criteria for Classification of SLE

Takayasu Arteritis - 1990
Excerpt | Tree Format

Wegener's Granulomatosis - 1990
Excerpt | Tree Format