Consensus on a core set of domains for psoriatic arthritis

Dafna D. Gladman, Philip J. Mease, Vibeke Strand, Paul Healy, Philip S. Helliwell, Oliver Fitzgerald, Alice B. Gottlieb, Gerald G. Krueger, Peter Nash, Christopher T. Ritchlin, William Taylor, Ade Adebajo, Jurgen Braun, Alberto Cauli, Sueli Carneiro, Ernst Choy, Ben Dijkmans, Luiz Espinoza, Desiree Van Der Heijde, Elaine HusniEnnio Lubrano, Dennis McGonagle, Abrar Qureshi, Enrique R. Soriano, Jane Zochling

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A psoriatic arthritis (PsA) module was convened at OMERACT 8 in order to achieve consensus on the core domains that should be included in randomized controlled trials and longitudinal observational cohorts of subjects with PsA. Following a plenary session at which current status of measures used to assess PsA were reviewed, and discussion at breakout groups, the group achieved consensus on 6 core domains: peripheral joint activity, skin activity, pain, patient global assessment, physical function, and health-related quality of life. In addition the following domains were considered important but not mandatory: spinal disease, dactylitis, enthesitis, fatigue, nail disease, radiography, physician global assessment, and acute-phase reactants. A research agenda was proposed to include development and validation of instruments for the domains where none existed, and in particular further research was recommended for the following areas: magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound of joints, enthesitis, skin and synovial tissue analysis, and "participation".

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1167-1170
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Clinical measurements
  • Core set
  • Domains
  • Instruments
  • Psoriatic arthritis


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