[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]


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.

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