What history is useful in assessing disease activity in a patient with inflammatory arthritis

What history is useful in assessing disease activity in a patient with inflammatory arthritis?

Duration of morning stiffness as well as the presence of night pain, joint swelling, or new joint involvement is more helpful than the severity of pain, which can be too subjective. Presence of the gelling phenomenon (joint stiffness after periods of inactivity) is also important to elicit.

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