Considerations and priorities for incorporating the patient perspective on remission in rheumatoid arthritis: An OMERACT 2020 special interest group report

Bethan Jones, Caroline A Flurey, Susanna Proudman, Ricardo J O Ferreira, Marieke Voshaar, Wijnanda Hoogland, Hema Chaplin, Niti Goel, Merete Lund Hetland, Catherine Hill, Bindee Kuriya, Kate Mather, Linda Rasch, Beverley Shea, Jasvinder A Singh, Josef S Smolen, Jose Ap da Silva, Savia de Souza, Tanja Stamm, Paul StudenicMaarten de Wit, Peter Tugwell, Maarten Boers

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OBJECTIVE: To determine how best to incorporate the patient perspective into rheumatoid arthritis remission criteria.

METHODS: At OMERACT 2020, several studies, including a longitudinal multi-centre study testing the validity of adding patient-valued domains to the ACR/EULAR criteria, were presented and discussed by the virtual Special Interest Group.

RESULTS: Overall consensus was that there is insufficient evidence to change the remission criteria at this point. Future work should focus on measurement of the new domain of independence, clarifying the value of the patient global assessment, and optimizing the input of domains that patients value in the criteria.

CONCLUSION: Incorporating the patient perspective into remission criteria should be further explored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1108-1112
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

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