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Updating the omeract filter: Discrimination and feasibility

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


Mikkel O�stergaard

Robert B. Landew�

Maria Antonietta D'Agostino

Mikkel O�stergaard

George Wells

Dorcas E. Beaton

Peter Tugwell

Maarten Boers

John R. Kirwan

Clifton O. Bingham

Annelies Boonen

Peter Brooks

Philip G. Conaghan

Maxime Dougados

Daniel E. Furst

Laure Gossec

Francis Guillemin

Philip Helliwell

Tore K. Kvien

Lyn March

Philip J. Mease

Lee Simon

Jasvinder A. Singh

Vibeke Strand

D�sir�e M. Van Der Heijde


The " Discrimination" part of the OMERACT Filter asks whether a measure discriminates between situations that are of interest. " Feasibility" in the OMERACT Filter encompasses the practical considerations of using an instrument, including its ease of use, time to complete, monetary costs, and interpretability of the question(s) included in the instrument. Both the Discrimination and Reliability parts of the filter have been helpful but were agreed on primarily by consensus of OMERACT participants rather than through explicit evidence-based guidelines. In Filter 2.0 we wanted to improve this definition and provide specific guidance and advice to participants. © 2014. All rights reserved.


OØstergaard, M., Landewé, R. B., D'Agostino, M. A., OØstergaard, M., Wells, G., Beaton, D. E., …Van Der Heijde, D. M. (2014). Updating the omeract filter: Discrimination and feasibility. Journal of Rheumatology, 41(5), 1005-1010.

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 1005-1010
Keywords outcome measures in rheumatology, feasibility, outcome and process assessment, discrimination
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