Classification criteria in rheumatic diseases: a review of methodologic properties.

  title={Classification criteria in rheumatic diseases: a review of methodologic properties.},
  author={Sindhu R Johnson and Oemer-Necmi Goek and Davinder Singh-Grewal and Steven C Vlad and Brian Michael Feldman and David T. Felson and Gillian Hawker and Jasvinder A Singh and Daniel H. Solomon},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={57 7},
OBJECTIVE To identify classification criteria for the rheumatic diseases and to evaluate their measurement properties and methodologic rigor using current measurement standards. METHODS We performed a systematic review of published literature and evaluated criteria sets for stated purpose, derivation and validation sample characteristics, methods of criteria generation and reduction, and consideration of validity, and reliability. RESULTS We identified 47 classification criteria sets… CONTINUE READING