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Outcomes from the patient perspective workshop at OMERACT 6 (2003)
Journal Article
Kirwan, J. R., Heidberg, T., Hewlett, S., Hughes, R., Kvien, T., Ahlmen, M., …Taal, E. (2003). Outcomes from the patient perspective workshop at OMERACT 6. Journal of Rheumatology, 30(4), 868-872

The objective of the Patient Perspective Workshop at OMERACT 6 was to address the question of assessing the outcomes of intervention in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from the perspective of those who experience the disease themselves. This was done by re... Read More about Outcomes from the patient perspective workshop at OMERACT 6.

Patients and clinicians have different perspectives on outcomes in arthritis (2003)
Journal Article
Hewlett, S. (2003). Patients and clinicians have different perspectives on outcomes in arthritis. Journal of Rheumatology, 30(4), 877-879

Outcome measurement in arthritis has undergone a major shift during the past 2 decades, moving from process measures (e.g., plasma viscosity) to patient-centered outcome measures (e.g., pain, function). However, while patients self-report many of the... Read More about Patients and clinicians have different perspectives on outcomes in arthritis.

Rheumatology outcomes: The patient's perspective (2003)
Journal Article
Carr, A., Hewlett, S., Hughes, R., Mitchell, H., Ryan, S., Carr, M., & Kirwan, J. R. (2003). Rheumatology outcomes: The patient's perspective. Journal of Rheumatology, 30(4), 880-883

Our aim was to explore the patient's perspective of outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to identify which outcomes are important to patients and how patients calibrate what constitutes a meaningful change in those outcomes. A qualitative study was... Read More about Rheumatology outcomes: The patient's perspective.

Clinical and psychological outcome from a randomized controlled trial of patient-initiated direct-access hospital follow-up for rheumatoid arthritis extended to 4 years (2003)
Journal Article
Pollock, J., Hehir, M., Mitchell, K., Kirwan, J. R., Hewlett, S., Pollock, J., …Bennett, B. (2003). Clinical and psychological outcome from a randomized controlled trial of patient-initiated direct-access hospital follow-up for rheumatoid arthritis extended to 4 years. Rheumatology, 42(3), 422-426. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keg130

Background. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are traditionally seen regularly as out-patients, irrespective of whether it is appropriate or timely to see them. A randomized controlled trial has shown that over 2 yr, seeing patients only when t... Read More about Clinical and psychological outcome from a randomized controlled trial of patient-initiated direct-access hospital follow-up for rheumatoid arthritis extended to 4 years.

MCID/Low disease activity state workshop: Summary, recommendations and research agenda (2003)
Journal Article
Wells, G., Anderson, J., Boers, M., Felson, D., Heilberg, T., Hewlett, S., …Tugwell, P. (2003). MCID/Low disease activity state workshop: Summary, recommendations and research agenda. Journal of Rheumatology, 30(5), 1115-1118

The OMERACT 6 Minimal Clinically Important Difference/Low Disease Activity Workshop was organized with the aim of meeting the many challenges that exist in determining a low disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This article presents an over... Read More about MCID/Low disease activity state workshop: Summary, recommendations and research agenda.