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The American College of Rheumatology 1990 Criteria for the Classification of Fibromyalgia. Report of the Multicenter Criteria Committee.
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Criteria for the classification of fibromyalgia are widespread pain in combination with 2) tenderness at 11 or more of the 18 specific tender point sites, and no exclusions are made for the presence of concomitant radiographic or laboratory abnormalities. Expand
Guidelines for the process of cross-cultural adaptation of self-report measures.
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The guidelines described in this document are based on a review of cross-cultural adaptation in the medical, sociological, and psychological literature and led to the description of a thorough adaptation process designed to maximize the attainment of semantic, idiomatic, experiential, and conceptual equivalence between the source and target questionnaires. Expand
Derivation of the SLEDAI. A disease activity index for lupus patients. The Committee on Prognosis Studies in SLE.
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The development of the SLEDAI is described, a validated model of experienced clinicians' global assessments of disease activity in lupus, which represents the consensus of a group of experts in the field of l upus research. Expand
Cross-cultural adaptation of health-related quality of life measures: literature review and proposed guidelines.
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These guidelines include recommendations for obtaining semantic, idiomatic, experiential and conceptual equivalence in translation by using back-translation techniques and committee review, pre-testing techniques and re-examining the weight of scores. Expand
Development of an upper extremity outcome measure: the DASH (disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand) [corrected]. The Upper Extremity Collaborative Group (UECG)
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The goal is to produce a brief, self-administered measure of symptoms and functional status, with a focus on physical function, to be used by clinicians in daily practice and as a research tool. Expand
American College of Rheumatology. Preliminary definition of improvement in rheumatoid arthritis.
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The results suggest that the definition of improvement presented is statistically powerful and does not identify a large percentage of placebo-treated patients as being improved, which the authors hope will be used widely in RA trials. Expand
The development of a comorbidity index with physical function as the outcome.
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This new index contains diagnoses such as arthritis not found on indices used to Predict mortality, and the FCI explained more variance in PF scores compared to indices designed to predict mortality. Expand
Measuring the whole or the parts? Validity, reliability, and responsiveness of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand outcome measure in different regions of the upper extremity.
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It is demonstrated that the DASH had validity and responsiveness in both proximal and distal disorders, confirming its usefulness across the whole extremity. Expand
Development of an upper extremity outcome measure: The DASH (disabilities of the arm, shoulder, and head)
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The goal is to produce a brief, self-administered measure of symptoms and functional status, with a focus on physical function, to be used by clinicians in daily practice and as a research tool. Expand
Updated Method Guidelines for Systematic Reviews in the Cochrane Collaboration Back Review Group
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The recommendations are divided in five categories: literature search, inclusion criteria, methodologic quality assessment, data extraction, and data analysis, and additional recommendations are included regarding assessment of clinical relevance, and reporting of results and conclusions. Expand
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