Core Outcome Sets Specifically for Longterm Observational Studies: OMERACT Special Interest Group Update in Rheumatoid Arthritis.
OBJECTIVE: This is an update from the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Core Outcomes in Longterm Observational Studies Special Interest Group with a focus on rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS: Preliminary data and proposed next steps were outlined and discussed by participants. RESULTS: Domains identified after initial steps (systematic review and qualitative research) were pain, physical functioning, participation (i.e., work, social), longterm symptoms, fertility/family planning, emotional well-being, coping, financial status, and adverse events including death. CONCLUSION: The group agreed conceptually that short-term core outcomes could be different from longer term ones. Participants emphasized the importance of analyzing the need for core domains specifically for longterm longitudinal observational studies.
Lopez-Olivo, MA; Negrón, JB; Zogala, RJ; Carmona, L; Criner, K; Goel, N; Gonzalez-Lopez, L; Ingegnoli, F; Leong, A; March, L; Shea, B; Strand, V; Tugwell, P; Westrich-Robertson, T; Zamora, NV; Christensen, R; Suarez-Almazor, ME
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