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The American Rheumatism Association 1987 revised criteria for the classification of rheumatoid arthritis.
The revised criteria for the classification of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were formulated from a computerized analysis of 262 contemporary, consecutively studied patients with RA and 262 control
The 1982 revised criteria for the classification of systemic lupus erythematosus.
The 1971 preliminary criteria for the classification of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were revised and updated to incorporate new immunologic knowledge and improve disease classification and showed gains in sensitivity and specificity.
Measurement of patient outcome in arthritis.
A structure for representation of patient outcome is presented, together with a method for outcome measurement and validation of the technique in rheumatoid arthritis, and these techniques appear extremely useful for evaluation of long term outcome of patients with rheumatic diseases.
Osteoarthritis: New Insights. Part 1: The Disease and Its Risk Factors
This article is part 1 of a two-part summary of an NIH conference, Stepping Away with OA: Prevention of Onset, Progression, and Disability of Osteoarthritis, which brought together experts in osteoarth arthritis from diverse backgrounds and provided a multidisciplinary and comprehensive summary of recent advances in the prevention.
Aging, natural death, and the compression of morbidity.
  • J. Fries
  • Medicine
    The New England journal of medicine
  • 17 July 1980
The average age at first infirmity can be raised, thereby making the morbidity curve more rectangular, and present data allow calculation of the ideal average life span, approximately 85 years.
Measurement of health status in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
The Childhood HAQ, which takes less than 10 minutes to complete, is a valid, reliable, and sensitive instrument for measuring functional status in children with JRA.
The Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ).
  • B. Bruce, J. Fries
  • Medicine
    Clinical and experimental rheumatology
  • 1 September 2005
The Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ), introduced in 1980, is among the first PRO instruments designed to represent a model of patient-oriented outcome assessment, and has been significantly correlated with other PRO instruments.
The American College of Rheumatology 1990 criteria for the classification of Wegener's granulomatosis.
Criteria for the classification of Wegener's granulomatosis were developed by comparing 85 patients who had this disease with 722 control patients with other forms of vasculitis with a high level of sensitivity and specificity.
The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS): Progress of an NIH Roadmap Cooperative Group During its First Two Years
The NIHPROMIS network derived a consensus-based framework for self-reported health, systematically reviewed available instruments and datasets that address the initial PROMIS domains, and began testing of item banks covering 5 broad domains of self- reported health.