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measure of agreement

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

A single statistic used to summarize the agreement between the rankings or classifications of objects made by two or more observers. Examples are the coefficient of concordance, Cohen's...

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Evaluation of composite measures of treatment response without acute-phase reactants in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Jeffrey D. Greenberg, Leslie R. Harrold, Mary J. Bentley, Joel Kremer, George Reed and Vibeke Strand.

in Rheumatology

June 2009; p ublished online April 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Rheumatology. 3979 words.

Objectives. To evaluate composite measures of response without acute-phase reactants in RA patients. Specifically, Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI)-derived response...

Comparing morphometric X-ray absorptiometry and radiography in defining vertebral wedge fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis

D. Vosse, C. Heijckmann, R. Landewé, D. van der Heijde, S. van der Linden and P. Geusens.

in Rheumatology

November 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Rheumatology. 3505 words.

Objective. To compare the level of agreement of quantitative morphometry of the vertebrae on lateral views of the spine using conventional X-ray and using a dual X-ray...

Clinical and Laboratory Assessments in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

D. L. Scott and D. A. Houssien.

in Rheumatology

January 1996; p ublished online January 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Rheumatology. 0 words.


Clinical and laboratory assessments in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis precede imaging methods in both defining diagnosis and determining...

GUEPARD treat-to-target strategy is significantly more efficacious than ESPOIR routine care in early rheumatoid arthritis according to patient-reported outcomes and physician global estimate

Isabel Castrejón, Theodore Pincus, Martin Soubrier, Yih Chang Lin, Anne-Christine Rat, Bernard Combe and Maxime Dougados.

in Rheumatology

October 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Rheumatology. 4391 words.

Objective. To analyse seven RA Core Data Set measures and three indices for their capacity to distinguish treatment results in early RA in the GUEPARD treat-to-target clinical...

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A brief screening tool for knee pain in primary care. 1. Validity and reliability

C. Jinks, M. Lewis, B. N. Ong and P. Croft.

in Rheumatology

May 2001; p ublished online May 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Rheumatology. 5360 words.

Objectives. To design and test the performance of a new knee pain screening tool (KNEST), both separately and together with a combination of existing questionnaires, which will...

Joint Assessment in Rheumatoid Arthritis

D. L. Scott and D. A. Houssien.

in Rheumatology

January 1996; p ublished online January 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Rheumatology. 0 words.


Determining the number of swollen joints and tender joints is a key component in the clinical assessment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). There have...

Composite scores in psoriatic arthritis

Philip S. Helliwell.

in Oxford Textbook of Psoriatic Arthritis

June 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology. 7733 words.

Composite scores are assessment tools that combine a number of separate evaluations into one score. The composite score generally has more statistical power than the individual items, is...

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A patient-derived disease activity score can substitute for a physician-derived disease activity score in clinical research.

D A Houssien, G Stucki and D L Scott.

in Rheumatology

January 1999; p ublished online January 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Rheumatology. 0 words.

OBJECTIVE: Joint counts have a central role in assessing disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They are usually undertaken by physicians or nurses. We investigated whether joint...

Feasibility and validity of the RADAI, a self‐administered rheumatoid arthritis disease activity index

J. Fransen, T. Langenegger, B. A. Michel and G. Stucki.

in Rheumatology

March 2000; p ublished online March 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Rheumatology. 4526 words.

Objective. The goal of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Index (RADAI) is to provide an easy to use assessment of disease activity. It is a self‐administered...

Psychometric properties of the Norwegian version of the Patient Generated Index in patients with rheumatic diseases participating in rehabilitation or self-management programmes

Mari Klokkerud, Margreth Grotle, Ida Løchting, Ingvild Kjeken, Kåre Birger Hagen and Andrew M. Garratt.

in Rheumatology

May 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Rheumatology. 5526 words.

Objective. In rehabilitation, treatment is individually tailored to each patient’s goals. Individualized instruments allow patients to choose domains that they consider...

Development and initial validation of the Indian Takayasu Clinical Activity Score (ITAS2010)

Ramnath Misra, Debashish Danda, Sivakumar M. Rajappa, Alakendu Ghosh, Rajiva Gupta, Kurugodu M. Mahendranath, Lakshmanan Jeyaseelan, Able Lawrence and Paul A. Bacon.

in Rheumatology

October 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Rheumatology. 4417 words.

Objectives. There are no valid instruments to measure disease activity in Takayasu arteritis (TA). We aim to provide a valid measure to assess clinical disease activity with or...

Behçet's disease: evaluation of a new instrument to measure clinical activity

B. B. Bhakta, P. Brennan, T. E. James, M. A. Chamberlain, B. A. Noble and A. J. Silman.

in Rheumatology

August 1999; p ublished online August 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Rheumatology. 3781 words.

Objective. Behçet's disease (BD) is a rare multisystem disorder characterized by vasculitis. At present, there are no laboratory markers that correlate well with the...

Residual minimal disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis: a simple definition through an in-depth statistical analysis of the major outcome

Donatello Pietrapertosa, Fausto Salaffi, Giusy Peluso, Silvia L. Bosello, Anna L. Fedele, Ilaria Cuoghi, Alessandro Michelutti, Elisa Gremese and Gianfranco F. Ferraccioli.

in Rheumatology

October 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Rheumatology. 4039 words.

Objective. To obtain the simplest definition of minimal disease activity (MDA) and to compare it with published proposed definitions of MDA in patients with RA.


The Cutaneous Assessment Tool: development and reliability in juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathy

A. M. Huber, E. M. Dugan, P. A. Lachenbruch, B. M. Feldman, M. D. Perez, L. S. Zemel, C. B. Lindsley, R. M. Rennebohm, C. A. Wallace, M. H. Passo, A. M. Reed, S. L. Bowyer, S. H. Ballinger, F. W. Miller and L. G. Rider.

in Rheumatology

October 2007; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Rheumatology. 5180 words.

Objectives. Clinical care and therapeutic trials in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) require accurate and consistent assessment of cutaneous involvement. The Cutaneous...

A comparison of three methods for measuring thoracic kyphosis: implications for clinical studies

S. Goh, R. I. Price, P. J. Leedman and K. P. Singer.

in Rheumatology

March 2000; p ublished online March 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Rheumatology. 3624 words.

Objectives. To compare the Cobb technique for measuring kyphosis with an alternative Cobb method and a computer‐assisted curve assessment technique, and to examine the...

Performance-based methods for measuring the physical function of patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: a systematic review of measurement properties

C. B. Terwee, L. B. Mokkink, M. P. M. Steultjens and J. Dekker.

in Rheumatology

July 2006; p ublished online February 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Rheumatology. 6950 words.

Objective. To systematically review the measurement properties (i.e. internal consistency, reproducibility, validity, responsiveness and interpretability) of all...

Three‐dimensional lumbar spinal kinematics: a study of range of movement in 100 healthy subjects aged 20 to 60+ years

G. Van Herp, P. Rowe, P. Salter and J. P. Paul.

in Rheumatology

December 2000; p ublished online December 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Rheumatology. 2329 words.

Objective. The three‐dimensional (3D) range of movement of the non‐pathological lumbar spine was established using the Polhemus Navigation Sciences 3Space Isotrak system.


Are patient-reported outcome instruments for ankylosing spondylitis fit for purpose for the axial spondyloarthritis patient? A qualitative and psychometric analysis

Astrid van Tubergen, Peter M. Black and Geoffroy Coteur.

in Rheumatology

October 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Rheumatology. 6132 words.

Objectives. Several patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments have been validated in AS. This study aims to evaluate several measurement properties of such PROs in a broad...

International consensus outcome measures for patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. Development and initial validation of myositis activity and damage indices in patients with adult onset disease

D. A. Isenberg, E. Allen, V. Farewell, M. R. Ehrenstein, M. G. Hanna, I. E. Lundberg, C. Oddis, C. Pilkington, P. Plotz, D. Scott, J. Vencovsky, R. Cooper, L. Rider and F. Miller.

in Rheumatology

January 2004; p ublished online July 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Rheumatology. 4685 words.

Objective. To devise new tools to assess activity and damage in patients with idiopathic myopathies (IIM).

Methods. An international multidisciplinary...

A preliminary study determining the feasibility of electromagnetic tracking for kinematics at the ankle joint complex

J. Woodburn, D. E. Turner, P. S. Helliwell and S. Barker.

in Rheumatology

December 1999; p ublished online December 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Rheumatology. 4196 words.

Objective. To determine the feasibility of using electromagnetic tracking (EMT) for quantifying three-dimensional kinematics at the ankle joint complex (AJC).