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Consensus on a Core Set of Domains for Psoriatic Arthritis


Gladman, DD and Mease, PJ and Strand, V and Healy, P and Helliwell, PS and Fitzgerald, O and Gottlieb, AB and Krueger, GG and Nash, P and Ritchlin, CT and Taylor, W and Adebajo, A and Braun, J and Cauli, A and Carneiro, S and Choy, E and Dijkmans, B and Espinoza, L and van der Heijde, D and Husni, E and Lubrano, E and McGonagle, D and Qureshi, A and Soriano, ER and Zochling, JM, Consensus on a Core Set of Domains for Psoriatic Arthritis, Journal of Rheumatology, 34, (5) pp. 1167-1170. ISSN 0315-162X (2007) [Refereed Article]


A psoriatic arthritis (PsA) module was convened at OMERACT 8 in order to achieve consensus on the core domains that should be included in randomized controlled trials and longitudinal observational cohorts of subjects with PsA. Following a plenary session at which current status of measures used to assess PsA were reviewed, and discussion at breakout groups, the group achieved consensus on 6 core domains: peripheral joint activity, skin activity, pain, patient global assessment, physical function, and health-related quality of life. In addition the following domains were considered important but not mandatory: spinal disease, dactylitis, enthesitis, fatigue, nail disease, radiography, physician global assessment, and acute-phase reactants. A research agenda was proposed to include development and validation of instruments for the domains where none existed, and in particular further research was recommended for the following areas: magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound of joints, enthesitis, skin and synovial tissue analysis, and "participation".

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Rheumatology and arthritis
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Zochling, JM (Dr Jane Zochling)
ID Code:50937
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:218
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2012-02-29

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