PEST - Psoriatic ArthritisPEST - Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis is a condition that can cause damage to your joints and impact your ability to do daily tasks.2 Studies show that even a 6-month delay in the diagnosis of Psoriatic Arthritis can lead to irreversible damage to your joints.2,3 Hence, it is important to understand your risk of developing Psoriatic Arthritis.

Psoriasis Epidemiology Screening Tool, also called as PEST, is a simple, easy-to-use screening tool, which has just 5 questions. Take the test to understand if you may be at risk of developing Psoriatic Arthritis.4

Why should you take the PEST test?

PEST is recommended by National and International Dermatology Guidelines. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recommended that all patients with Psoriasis who are not diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis must take the PEST test at least once a year.4
Early diagnosis and treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis can help reduce its impact on your life.

Know the risk, take the test.
Talk to a Dermatologist about Psoriatic Arthritis.

Psoriasis Epidemiology Screening Tool (PEST)

Please answer the questions below and score 1 point for each question answered 'Yes'

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?

In the drawing below, please tick the joints that have caused you discomfort (i.e. stiff, swollen or painful joints)


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  1. Rech J, et al. Rheumatol Adv Pract 2020 Jul 10;4(2):rkaa033.
  2. Haroon M, et al. Ann Rheum Dis 2014;0:1–6.
  3. National Psoriasis Foundation. Are You at Risk for Psoriatic Arthritis? Available [Online] at: Accessed on 19th May 2021.
  4. Psoriasis Epidemiology Screening Tool (PEST). Available [Online] at URL: Accessed on March 18, 2020.