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Responsiveness of different sets of criteria for clinical response evaluation in a non-selected cohort of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients

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Objective

To evaluate the responsiveness of 4 sets of criteria for clinical response evaluation and the ACR-Ped-30 variables in a non-selected cohort of patients with JIA.

Methods

An observational study of a non-selected cohort of 50 JIA patients in the out-patient clinic was conducted. Four sets of criteria: DAS, DAS28, CDAI and SDAI and the variables of the ACR Ped-30 were evaluated at 26 and 54 weeks. Responsiveness was assessed with the effect size (ES), the standardized mean response (SMR) and the responsiveness-retrospective coefficients (RRC).

Results

See table 1.

Table 1 Table 1

Conclusion

The 4 sets of criteria for evaluation appear to be responsive outcome measures in a non-selected cohort of patients with JIA evaluated in the daily clinic.

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Correspondence to R Gutiérrez-Suárez.

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Gutiérrez-Suárez, R., Burgos-Vargas, R. Responsiveness of different sets of criteria for clinical response evaluation in a non-selected cohort of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients. Pediatr Rheumatol 6, P113 (2008) doi:10.1186/1546-0096-6-S1-P113

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Keywords

  • Public Health
  • Arthritis
  • Observational Study
  • Clinical Response
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis