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Measurement properties of patient-reported hand function measures in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review protocol

Measurement properties of patient-reported hand function measures in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review protocol
Measurement properties of patient-reported hand function measures in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review protocol
Background: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are commonly used to evaluate hand function in people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). A decision will always need to be made about which appropriate PROMs to use. The present review therefore aims to describe the available hand function PROMs for use in people with RA by appraising their methodological quality and psychometric properties using a contemporaneous method.
Methods/design: The proposed systematic review will include published studies written in English, which report evidence for psychometric properties and/or practical properties of hand function PROMs in RA. Four major databases (MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, and CINAHL) will be searched from inception to May 2019. A three-staged search strategy will be applied: (1) electronic bibliographic databases for published studies, (2) “named measures” searching approach, and (3) reference lists of studies with included PROMs. The proposed systematic review will be conducted in compliance with the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement Instruments (COSMIN) guideline for systematic review of PROMs. Accordingly, the methodological quality of the included studies will be assessed against the updated COSMIN risk of bias checklist, and each study’s results will be assessed for their psychometric quality.
Conclusion: The proposed systematic review seeks to provide rigour, and transparent evaluation of PROMs used to evaluate hand function in the RA population. The findings will provide clarity for healthcare professionals and researchers on the appropriate PROMs for hand function assessment. It will also provide a summary of hand function PROM recommendations for RA.
hand function, rheumatoid arthritis, systematic review, patient reported, measurement properties
1083-3196
Arab Alkabeya, Hisham
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Sankah, Beatrice, Efua Amoke
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Adams, Joanna
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Arab Alkabeya, Hisham, Sankah, Beatrice, Efua Amoke, Hughes, Ann-Marie and Adams, Joanna (2019) Measurement properties of patient-reported hand function measures in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review protocol. Physical Therapy Reviews. (doi:10.1080/10833196.2019.1636926).

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Background: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are commonly used to evaluate hand function in people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). A decision will always need to be made about which appropriate PROMs to use. The present review therefore aims to describe the available hand function PROMs for use in people with RA by appraising their methodological quality and psychometric properties using a contemporaneous method.
Methods/design: The proposed systematic review will include published studies written in English, which report evidence for psychometric properties and/or practical properties of hand function PROMs in RA. Four major databases (MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, and CINAHL) will be searched from inception to May 2019. A three-staged search strategy will be applied: (1) electronic bibliographic databases for published studies, (2) “named measures” searching approach, and (3) reference lists of studies with included PROMs. The proposed systematic review will be conducted in compliance with the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement Instruments (COSMIN) guideline for systematic review of PROMs. Accordingly, the methodological quality of the included studies will be assessed against the updated COSMIN risk of bias checklist, and each study’s results will be assessed for their psychometric quality.
Conclusion: The proposed systematic review seeks to provide rigour, and transparent evaluation of PROMs used to evaluate hand function in the RA population. The findings will provide clarity for healthcare professionals and researchers on the appropriate PROMs for hand function assessment. It will also provide a summary of hand function PROM recommendations for RA.

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Accepted/In Press date: 24 June 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 5 July 2019
Keywords: hand function, rheumatoid arthritis, systematic review, patient reported, measurement properties

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Local EPrints ID: 432371
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/432371
ISSN: 1083-3196
PURE UUID: 81583ea8-046f-4e18-9b70-8d3ac739e4bf
ORCID for Ann-Marie Hughes: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3958-8206
ORCID for Joanna Adams: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1765-7060

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Date deposited: 11 Jul 2019 16:30
Last modified: 22 Nov 2021 07:30

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Author: Hisham Arab Alkabeya
Author: Beatrice, Efua Amoke Sankah
Author: Joanna Adams ORCID iD

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