[Responsiveness of outcome measures].

  title={[Responsiveness of outcome measures].},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Jes{\'u}s Garc{\'i}a de Y{\'e}benes Prous and Francisco Rodr{\'i}guez Salvan{\'e}s and Loreto Carmona Ortells},
  journal={Reumatologia clinica},
  volume={4 6},
In medical research, particularly in the field of rheumatology, there is great interest about the concept of responsiveness of outcome measures as a sign of changes in the patient's health status. However, the terminology sorrounding this concept and the methods of analysis are confusing and lacking in consensus. We present a review about the concept and analysis of responsiveness taking into account both, the characteristics of the responsiveness and the type of design and predictable change… CONTINUE READING