Do lupus disease activity measures detect clinically important change?

@article{Fortin2000DoLD,
  title={Do lupus disease activity measures detect clinically important change?},
  author={Paul R Fortin and Michal Abrahamowicz and Anne E Clarke and Carolyn Neville and Roxane Du Berger and Liana Fraenkel and Matthew H. Liang},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={1421-8}
}
OBJECTIVE New scales for the clinical assessment of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are valid and reliable, and quantitate disease activity. We assessed the responsiveness to change of 2 widely used standardized multi-item lupus activity measures, the revised Systemic Lupus Activity Measure (SLAM-R) and the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI), and their ability to detect clinically relevant changes. METHODS Ninety-six (96) patients with definite SLE… CONTINUE READING