Patient-reported outcomes in Takayasu's arteritis

Alibaz-Oner F. , Sreih A. G. , Merkel P. A. , Direskeneli H.

PRESSE MEDICALE, vol.46, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.lpm.2017.03.023
  • Title of Journal : PRESSE MEDICALE


Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are assessment tools coming directly from patients about their feelings, perceptions, health-related functions, and treatment effects without interpretation by health-care providers. There is a global interest for more "patient-centered care'' and PROs in rheumatology. Assessment of disease impact through patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures is a key element for clinical care and clinical research in Takayasu's arteritis (TAK). Currently there are no disease-specific PRO measures to assess quality of life for patients with TAK. Impaired health-related quality of life (HRQoL), functional status, increased anxiety, and depression were shown in patients with TAK in a few studies with generic PRO instruments such as the Short Form-36. However, it is difficult to capture disease-specific effects on patients' daily life and quality of life with these generic tools. There are ongoing efforts of Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Vasculitis Working Group to develop disease-specific outcome measures in TAK.