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Table 1 (abstract A60). Highest Scored Topics for Mental Health Research in Pediatric Rheumatology by Actionability

From: Proceedings of the 2019 Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Annual Scientific Meeting

Actionable Rank

Research Topic

Mean Score (±SD)


(D1) Determine which mental health conditions are most important to screen for in pediatric patients with rheumatologic disease.

4.3 (±0.8)


(D2) Determine the accuracy of mental health screening tools for identifying mental health conditions in specific pediatric rheumatology disease populations (i.e. validation of tools for disease-specific diagnostic cut-points).

4.2 (±0.8)


(B6) Investigate the impact of mental health on quality of life and social outcomes for patients.

4.1 (±0.8)


(D4) Determine barriers and facilitators to mental health screening in the pediatric rheumatology setting.

4.1 (±0.8)


(D5) Determine acceptability of mental health screening in pediatric rheumatology clinics for patients, caregivers, clinicians, and identify strategies to improve acceptability.

4.1 (±0.8)


(A1) Determine the prevalence and incidence of mental health disorders in pediatric patients with rheumatologic disease, as well as socio-demographic and disease-specific risk factors.

4.0 (±0.8)


(E6) Investigate factors contributing to social-cultural disparities in mental health care for pediatric patient with rheumatology disease, and test interventions to reduce disparities.

4.0 (±0.8)


(B1) Investigate the impact of mental health on clinical outcomes, such as disease activity.

4.0 (±0.8)

  1. Means and standard deviations presented of the highest ranking research topics from 33 developed research topics addressing mental health in pediatric rheumatology around actionability (ability to apply the results of research on the topic towards advancing clinical care and pediatric rheumatology research)