Patient global assessment in psoriatic arthritis: a multicenter GRAPPA and OMERACT study.

  title={Patient global assessment in psoriatic arthritis: a multicenter GRAPPA and OMERACT study.},
  author={Alberto Cauli and Dafna D Gladman and Alessandro Mathieu and Ignazio Olivieri and Giovanni Porru and Paul Peter Tak and Claudia Sardu and Ilona {\'U}jfalussy and Raffaele Scarpa and Antonio Marchesoni and William J Taylor and Antonio Spadaro and Jos{\'e} Lu{\'i}s Fern{\'a}ndez-Sueiro and Carlo Salvarani and Joachim. R. Kalden and Ennio Lubrano and Sueli Coclho Carneiro and Francesca Desiati and John A. Flynn and Salvatore D'angelo and Alessandra Vacca and Arno W. R. van Kuijk and Maria Grazia Catanoso and Mathias Gruenke and Rosario Peluso and Wendy Joanne Parsons and Nicola Ferrara and Paolo Contu and Philip S Helliwell and Philip J Mease},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={38 5},
OBJECTIVE During OMERACT 8, delegates selected patient global assessment (PGA) of disease as a domain to be evaluated in randomized controlled trials in psoriatic arthritis (PsA). This study assessed the reliability of the PGA, measured by means of 0-100 mm visual analog scale (VAS), and the additional utility of separate VAS scales for joints (PJA) and skin (PSA). METHODS In total, 319 consecutive patients with PsA (186 men, 133 women, mean age 51 ± 13 yrs) were enrolled. PGA, PJA, and PSA… CONTINUE READING
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