Systematic review of the psychometric properties of patient-reported outcome measures for rheumatoid arthritis in the foot and ankle

Ortega-Avila, AB, Ramos-Petersen, L, Cervera-Garvi, P, Nester, CJ ORCID:, Morales-Asencio, J and Gijon-Nogueron, G 2019, 'Systematic review of the psychometric properties of patient-reported outcome measures for rheumatoid arthritis in the foot and ankle' , Clinical Rehabilitation, 33 (11) , pp. 1788-1799.

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To identify self-reported outcome measures specific to the foot and ankle in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and to investigate the methodological quality and psychometric properties of these measures.


A systematic review focusing on patients with rheumatoid arthritis.


The search was conducted in the PubMed, SCOPUS, CINAHL, PEDro and Google Scholar databases, based on the following inclusion criteria: population (with rheumatoid arthritis) > 18 years; psychometric or clinimetric validation studies of patient-reported outcomes specific to the foot and ankle, in different languages, with no time limit. Two of the present authors independently assessed the quality of the studies located and extracted the relevant data. Terwee’s criteria and the COSMIN checklist were employed to ensure adequate methodological quality.


Of the initial 431 studies considered, 14 met the inclusion criteria, representing 7,793 patients (56.8 years). These instruments were grouped into three dimensions (pain, perceived health status and quality of life and disability). The time to complete any of the PROMs varies around 15 minutes. PROMs criterias with the worst scores by COSMIN, 92.85% and 85.71% were criterion validity, measurement error, internal consistency and responsiveness. 28.57% of PROMs were compared with the measurement properties.


the Self-Reported Foot and Ankle Score achieved the highest number of positive criteria (according to Terwee and COSMIN), and is currently the most appropriate for patients with Rheumatoid arthritis.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Clinical Rehabilitation
Publisher: Sage
ISSN: 0269-2155
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Depositing User: Professor Christopher Nester
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2019 08:27
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 02:15

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