PROMs for gouty arthritis

Chapter

Abstract

  • © 2016 Springer International Publishing Switzerland. Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) are important tools to measure the patients’ perspective of the health problem. Over the years, various PROMs have been developed. This chapter gives insight into the importance of PROMs in gouty arthritis and the measures as well as validation data for PROMs used in the management of gouty arthritis. Visual Analog Scale (VAS) pain is valid and reliable for acute pain measurement. Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) is a valid measure of function. Short Form-36 (SF-36) is a valid measure of health-related quality of life. The use of PROMs in clinical trials of gouty arthritis is growing. However, several currently used PROMs in clinical trials are cumbersome for use in routine clinical care. Further research is needed to develop shorter versions of PROMs and test their feasibility in clinical trial studies.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9783319328492
  • Start Page

  • 225
  • End Page

  • 247