Spanish Registry of Recent-onset Psoriatic Arthritis (REAPSER study): Aims and methodology

Reumatol Clin. Sep-Oct 2019;15(5):252-257. doi: 10.1016/j.reuma.2018.09.008. Epub 2018 Dec 3.
[Article in En, Spanish]


Aims: To describe the methodology of REAPSER (Spanish Registry of Recent-onset Psoriatic Arthritis), its strengths and limitations. The aim of this study is to identify prognostic factors for the clinical and radiographic course in a cohort of patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) diagnosed within 2years of symptom evolution.

Methods: Multicenter, observational and prospective study (with 2-year follow-up including annual visits). Baseline visit intended to reflect patient situation before the disease course was modified by treatments prescribed in rheumatology departments. Patients were invited to participate consecutively in one of their routine visits to the rheumatologist. 211 patients were included. Following data were collected: sociodemographic variables; employment situation; family history; personal history and comorbidities; anthropometric data; lifestyle; use of healthcare services; clinical situation at the time of PsA diagnosis; joint involvement and spinal pain; pain and overall assessment; enthesitis, dactylitis and uveitis; skin and nail involvement; functional situation and quality of life; radiographic evaluation; analytical determinations; treatment; axial and peripheral flare-ups.

Conclusions: The REAPSER study includes a cohort of patients with recent-onset PsA, before the disease course was modified by disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs prescribed in rheumatology departments. Exhaustive information collected in each visit is expected to be an important data source for future analysis.

Keywords: Artritis psoriásica; Comienzo reciente; Estudio longitudinal; Factores pronósticos; Longitudinal study; Methodology; Metodología; Prognostic factors; Psoriatic arthritis; Recent onset.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study
  • Observational Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arthritis, Psoriatic / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cohort Studies
  • Disease Progression*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Medical History Taking
  • Patient Selection
  • Prognosis
  • Prospective Studies
  • Radiography
  • Registries*
  • Spain
  • Time Factors