Have you been hit by a double whammy?

Take the short symptom checker below to find out if you are at risk of psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

This symptom checker is intended for people who have experienced red, scaly patches of skin, or who have received a diagnosis of psoriasis. Share the results with your general practitioner (GP) or dermatologist.

EARP screener†1:

  1. 1) Do your joints hurt?

  2. 2) Have you taken anti-inflammatory medication more than twice a week for joint pain in the last three months?i

  3. 3) Do you wake up at night because of low back pain?

  4. 4) Do you feel stiffness in your hands for more than 30 minutes in the morning?

  5. 5) Do your wrists and fingers hurt?

  6. 6) Do your wrists and fingers swell?i

  7. 7) Does one finger hurt and swell for more than 3 days?

  8. 8) Does your Achilles tendon swell?i

  9. 9) Do your feet or ankles hurt?

  10. 10) Do your elbows or hips hurt?

Reproduced, with permission, from Ilaria Tinazzi et al. The Early Psoriatic Arthritis Screening Questionnaire: A Simple and Fast Method for the Identification of Arthritis in Patients with Psoriasis. Rheumatology (2012) 51 (11): 2058-2063 (Table 3). © Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The British Society for Rheumatology. This material is published under a Standard License. Onward reuse is prohibited. For permissions, please contact journals.permissions@oup.com.

Please note: This PsA symptom checker is based on an expert-endorsed tool called the Early ARthritis for Psoriatic patients (EARP).1 It is not meant to diagnose people with psoriatic arthritis. Talk to your GP or dermatologist about your results.

  1. Tinazzi I, et al. Rheumatology 2012;51:2058 -2063.
  2. American College of Rheumatology. Psoriatic arthritis. Available at: www.rheumatology.org/Practice/Clinical/Patients/Diseases_And_Conditions/Psoriatic_Arthritis/ [Last accessed: August 2016].
  3. Gladman DD. Ann Rheum Dis. 2005;64:ii14 -ii17.