Importance of sensitivity to change as a criterion for selecting health status measures.

@article{Fitzpatrick1992ImportanceOS,
  title={Importance of sensitivity to change as a criterion for selecting health status measures.},
  author={Raymond Fitzpatrick and Sue Ziebland and Crispin Jenkinson and Ashley G Mowat},
  journal={Quality in health care : QHC},
  year={1992},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={
          89-93
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the sensitivity to change over time of four health status instruments in relation to patients with rheumatoid arthritis. DESIGN Observational three month study of four self assessed instruments (arthritis impact measurement scales (AIMS), health assessment questionnaire (HAQ), Nottingham health profile (NHP), functional limitations profile (FLP)). SETTING One rheumatology unit. PATIENTS 101 patients with definite or classic rheumatoid arthritis. MAIN MEASURES Change… CONTINUE READING

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