Identifying flares in rheumatoid arthritis: Reliability and construct validation of the OMERACT RA Flare Core Domain Set Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Quality of Life

abstract

  • Flares are common in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and are often preceded by treatment reductions. Patient/MD/DAS agreement of flare status is highest in patients worsening from R/LDA. OMERACT RA flare questions can discriminate between patients with/without flare and have strong evidence of construct and consequential validity. Ongoing work will identify optimal scoring and cut points to identify RA flares.

authors

publication date

  • January 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4885442

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/rmdopen-2015-000225

PubMed ID

  • 27252895

Additional Document Info

start page

  • e000225

volume

  • 2

number

  • 1