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National Clinical Guideline Centre (UK). Psoriasis: Assessment and Management of Psoriasis. London: Royal College of Physicians (UK); 2012 Oct. (NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 153.)

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Appendix TPsoriasis Epidemiology Screening Tool (PEST)

Psoriasis Epidemiology Screening Tool (PEST)

PEST questionnaire
Score 1 point for each question answered in the affirmative. A total score of 3 or more is indicative of psoriatic arthritis
QuestionYesNo
 1. Have you ever had a swollen joint (or joints)?
 2. Has a doctor ever told you that you have arthritis?
 3. Do your finger nails or toenails have holes or pits?
 4. Have you had pain in your heel?
 5. Have you had a finger or toe that was completely swollen and painful for no apparent reason?

Source: G. H. Ibrahim, M. H. Buch, C. Lawson, R. Waxman, and P. S. Helliwell. Evaluation of an existing screening tool for psoriatic arthritis in people with psoriasis and the development of a new instrument: the Psoriasis Epidemiology Screening Tool (PEST) questionnaire. Clin.Exp.Rheumatol. 27 (3):469–474, 2009.

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