Resources for patients and health professionals

ASIF'S Mission

Find out more about ASIF, what we do and axSpA. This is a great introduction for medical professionals and patients alike. It is available for download in A4 and US Letter size. Please contact us about translating this leaflet.

ASIF What Is Axial Spondyloarthritis

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IMAS Infographic

We have a number of images available which show results from the first stage of the IMAS (International Map of Axial Spondyloarthritis) survey.  Keep an eye on social media and the newsletter and contact Jo on office@asif.info if you have any questions.

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Women and AxSpA

Historically axSpA was thought of as a man's disease.  This is now known to be incorrect but women continue to be misdiagnosed.  This infographic shows some of the statistics. Please feel free to download and distribute this poster (please acknowledge ASIF and UCB).  If you would like to get this translated into your own language, we have it available in illustrator the design software so that your own words can be inserted.  Contact office@asif.info for more information

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What is Axial Spondyloarthritis

This infographic explains the terms Axial Spondyloarthritis, non-radiographic spondyloarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis or radiographic spondyloarthritis - and other terms under the umbrella term axSpA.  If you would like to get this translated into your own language, we have it available in illustrator the design software so that your own words can be inserted.  Contact office@asif.info for more information

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Self-Diagnosis

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AxialSpondyloarthritis(axSpA)

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NASS in the UK have a wide variety of exercises and stretches available on their website for people with axSpA.

VISIT

Prepared by the Turkish Society for Rheumatology and the Turkish Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with support from UCB.

AS Stretching Exercises

AS Breathing Exercises

AS Posture Exercises

AS Stregthening Exercises

ASAS Teaching Slides

The slides included in this ASAS slide library are selected by ASAS members to give a broad overview of the various aspects of spondyloarthritis (SpA). We hope that these will be used widely to educate all health professionals caring for patients with SpA. There are eight sections:
  • Epidemiology
  • Juvenile Spondyloarthritis
  • Clinical Manifestations
  • Outcome
  • Diagnosis
  • Imaging (X-ray, MRI)
  • Pathogenesis
  • Treatment
Slides in the English version can be selected by using search terms (either keywords or any word) and by chapters, in other languages only by chapters. Original slides without changing the content and lay-out can be used freely. We tried to have the content of the slides as accurate as possible but ASAS is not 'legally responsible' for any mistakes which might have occurred. Link to Slides
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