[Responsiveness of outcome measures]

Reumatol Clin. 2008 Dec;4(6):240-7. doi: 10.1016/S1699-258X(08)75545-1. Epub 2009 Jan 4.
[Article in Spanish]

Abstract

In medical research, particularly in the field of rheumatology, there is great interest about the concept of responsiveness of outcome measures as a sign of changes in the patient's health status. However, the terminology sorrounding this concept and the methods of analysis are confusing and lacking in consensus. We present a review about the concept and analysis of responsiveness taking into account both, the characteristics of the responsiveness and the type of design and predictable change in the sample being studied.

Publication types

  • English Abstract