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Updating the omeract filter: Implications of filter 2.0 to select outcome instruments through assessment of "truth": Content, face, and construct validity

�stergaard, Mikkel; Landew�, Robert B.; D'Agostino, Maria Antonietta; Tugwell, Peter; Boers, Maarten; Beaton, Dorcas; Boonen, Annelies; Bingham, Clifton O.; Choy, Ernest; Conaghan, Philip G.; Dougados, Maxime; Duarte, Catia; Furst, Daniel E.; Guillemin, Francis; Gossec, Laure; Heiberg, Turid; Van Der Heijde, D�sir�e M.; Hewlett, Sarah; Kirwan, John R.; Kvien, Tore K.; Mease, Philip J.; Simon, Lee; Singh, Jasvinder A.; Strand, Vibeke; Wells, George


Mikkel �stergaard

Robert B. Landew�

Maria Antonietta D'Agostino

Peter Tugwell

Maarten Boers

Dorcas Beaton

Annelies Boonen

Clifton O. Bingham

Ernest Choy

Philip G. Conaghan

Maxime Dougados

Catia Duarte

Daniel E. Furst

Francis Guillemin

Laure Gossec

Turid Heiberg

D�sir�e M. Van Der Heijde

Sarah Hewlett

John R. Kirwan

Tore K. Kvien

Philip J. Mease

Lee Simon

Jasvinder A. Singh

Vibeke Strand

George Wells


Objective: The Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Filter provides guidelines for the development and validation of outcome measures for use in clinical research. The "Truth" section of the OMERACT Filter requires that criteria be met to demonstrate that the outcome instrument meets the criteria for content, face, and construct validity. Methods: Discussion groups critically reviewed a variety of ways in which case studies of current OMERACT Working Groups complied with the Truth component of the Filter and what issues remained to be resolved. Results: The case studies showed that there is broad agreement on criteria for meeting the Truth criteria through demonstration of content, face, and construct validity; however, several issues were identified that the Filter Working Group will need to address. Conclusion: These issues will require resolution to reach consensus on how Truth will be assessed for the proposed Filter 2.0 framework, for instruments to be endorsed by OMERACT. © 2014. All rights reserved.


Østergaard, M., Landewé, R. B., D'Agostino, M. A., Tugwell, P., Boers, M., Beaton, D., …Wells, G. (2014). Updating the omeract filter: Implications of filter 2.0 to select outcome instruments through assessment of "truth": Content, face, and construct validity. Journal of Rheumatology, 41(5), 1000-1004.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal Journal of Rheumatology
Print ISSN 0315-162X
Electronic ISSN 1499-2752
Publisher Journal of Rheumatology
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 41
Issue 5
Pages 1000-1004
Keywords OMERACT, outcome and process assessment, content validity, randomized controlled trials, construct validity, face validity
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