Table 3.

Instruments for measurement in gout studies considered to have passed the OMERACT filter (not necessarily endorsed by plenary voting at OMERACT 9).

DomainAcute GoutPlenary Voting, %Chronic GoutPlenary Voting, %
Pain5-point Likert scale96
Patient globalPGART83
Tophus burdenCalipers52
  • PGART: Patient global assessment of response to treatment; HRQOL: health related quality of life; SF-36: Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 Survey; HAQ-DI: Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index; US: ultrasound.