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Toward a Core Outcome Measurement Set for Polymyalgia Rheumatica: Report from the OMERACT 2018 Special Interest Group.

Yates, M; Twohig, H; Muller, S; Neill, LM; Harrison, E; Shea, B; Simon, LS; Hill, CL; Owen, CE; Mackie, SL


M Yates

LM Neill

E Harrison

B Shea

LS Simon

CL Hill

CE Owen

SL Mackie


OBJECTIVE: To report the progress of the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) Working Group in selecting candidate instruments for a core outcome measurement set. METHODS: A systematic literature review identified outcomes measured and instruments used in PMR studies, and a respondent survey and raw data analysis assessed their domain match and feasibility. RESULTS: Candidate instruments were identified for pain [visual analog scale/numerical rating scale (VAS/NRS)], stiffness (VAS/NRS and duration), and physical function (Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index/modified Health Assessment Questionnaire). Domain match and feasibility assessments were favorable; however, validation in PMR was lacking. CONCLUSION: Further assessment of candidate instruments is required prior to recommending a PMR core outcome measurement set.

Journal Article Type Conference Paper
Conference Name OMERACT 2018: International Consensus Conference on Outcome Measures in Rheumatology, Terrigal, May 2018
Conference Location Australia
Acceptance Date Jan 17, 2019
Online Publication Date Oct 1, 2019
Publication Date Oct 1, 2019
Journal Journal of Rheumatology
Print ISSN 0315-162X
Publisher Journal of Rheumatology
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 46
Issue 10
Pages 1360 - 1364
Publisher URL
PMID 30709960