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Rheum to Diagnosis: A Mixed Methods Study to Uncover Impediments to Accurate Diagnosis of Nonradiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis in the United States
BackgroundDelayed diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is well documented, but little is known about the distinct diagnostic journey and impediments for US patients with nonradiographic axSpA (nr-axSpA).MethodsInterviews of adults with rheumatologist-diagnosed nr-axSpA and of rheumatologists explored the diagnostic journey and barriers to diagnosis. Emerging themes were further explored in an online patient survey. Patients were recruited through Spondylitis Association of Americadoi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-876767/v1 fatcat:6xrmnvfbh5csbcrckrwlu6vsvy