Nonpharmacologic interventions need outcomes for evaluating complex interventions in rheumatic diseases

Guillemin, Francis, Iversen, Maura D., Rat, Anne-Christine, Osborne, Richard and Petersson, Ingemar F. 2011, Nonpharmacologic interventions need outcomes for evaluating complex interventions in rheumatic diseases, Journal of rheumatology, vol. 38, no. 8, pp. 1803-1805.

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Title Nonpharmacologic interventions need outcomes for evaluating complex interventions in rheumatic diseases
Author(s) Guillemin, Francis
Iversen, Maura D.
Rat, Anne-Christine
Osborne, RichardORCID iD for Osborne, Richard
Petersson, Ingemar F.
Journal name Journal of rheumatology
Volume number 38
Issue number 8
Start page 1803
End page 1805
Total pages 3
Publisher Journal of Rheumatology Publishing Co. Ltd.
Place of publication Toronto, Canada
Publication date 2011-08
ISSN 0315-162X
Summary Introduction. Nonpharmacologic interventions are themselves complex and are often combined with drugs and other interventions in the treatment of rheumatic diseases. Therefore, overall strategies for treatment are complex interventions. These should be evaluated regarding their processes and outcomes.
Methods. The CARE network, an international organization of health professionals (physicians and nonphysicians) and patients conducted a survey in 2008 to identify core outcomes in the ICF perspective, completed with a second survey (2009–2010) with patients in routine practice. These surveys have provided new information about domains to investigate as a basis for evaluating complex interventions.
Results. Outcome Measures in Rheumatology Clinical Trials (OMERACT) participants in this Special Interest Group agreed that current outcomes used in pharmacological research are not sufficient if the nonpharmacologic independent or combined contributions are to be assessed; other domains need to be addressed. This is an area of interest for further development.
Conclusion. Recommendations are proposed to develop research in the area of outcome for evaluation of complex interventions in rheumatic diseases.
Language eng
Field of Research 111717 Primary Health Care
Socio Economic Objective 920205 Health Education and Promotion
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Grant ID NHMRC 400391
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