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2022 Oct-Dec

ARP Rheumatol



Gender differences in the discriminative value of inflammatory low back pain criteria.


Gok K, Erol K, Kılıc G, Kılıc E, Ozgocmen S
ARP Rheumatol. 2022 Oct-Dec; 1(4):293-299.
PMID: 36617312.


Inflammatory low back pain (IBP) is the leading symptom in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and its assessment is crucial for the diagnosis. Our aim was to assess gender specific differences in the discriminative ability of the items and criteria sets in a specific patient population consisting patients with axSpA and other causes of chronic low back pain (LBP).