While all AIMS2 scores decreased in the intervention group, there was only a significant difference in AIMS2 score in the control group.
All parameters of AIMS2 decreased more significantly in intervention group than control group (Table 4).
In terms of AIMS2 score before and after treatment, while there is no difference in the control group, physical functions of patients improved in the intervention group (mobility levels, walking, arm movements, hand and finger movements, housework, etc.).
Those examined in this study included the McGill Pain Questionnaire (Melzack, 1987; translation and adaptation: Melzack, 2005), The Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale 2 (AIMS2
: Brandao, Zerbini, & Ferraz, 1995), PRSS (Flor, Behle & Birbaumer, 1993; translation and adaptation: Costa & Pinto-Gouveia, 2011) and the Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (CPAQ; McCracken, Vowles, & Eccleston, 2004; translation and adaptation: Costa & Pinto-Gouveia, 2009).
Subject participants experienced the following statistically significant results after the Yoga intervention: WOMAC pain was reduced by 46.7% (p=0.039), WOMAC disability was reduced by 39.1% (p=0.039), and AIMS2
Affect improved by 23.2% (p=0.002).
The AIMS2 is a disease-specific 78-item questionnaire which measures many aspects of health status including physical function, psychosocial aspects, and pain in 12 scales.
Significant positive correlations were found between the GAT score and the duration of morning stiffness, VAS-pain during ADL, VAS-stiffness, finger flexion deficit of dominant hand, DAS28, HAQ, AIMS2 hand/finger function subscale, and DHI, (r=0.261 to 0.639, p<0.05).
The GAT scores correlated moderately with both patient-perceived hand disability (DHI and hand/finger subscale of AIMS2) and general disability (HAQ).
The AIMS2 was used on four occasions and the shorter SF-12, the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS), the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE) and the EuroQol were all used on two occasions.
These were: AIMS2, AIMS2-SF, ASES, WOMAC, KOOS and the Lequesne Index for Osteoarthritis of the Knee.
For use by aggregate suppliers, highway agencies, academic institutions, and pavement engineers, AIMS2 combines proprietary software with hardware that captures real-time digital images of paving material samples.
As a result of industry trends and exposure that AIMS2 received during the Technology Partnerships evaluation, the device is developing a user base at highway agencies and among aggregate producers in the United States and abroad.