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The most widely used domains for the assessment of therapeutic efficacy in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) include patient global, pain, function, fatigue and inflammatory activity.1 A recently proposed composite score includes back pain, patient global, peripheral pain/swelling, duration of morning stiffness, fatigue and acute phase reactants.2 The selection of patient-reported outcomes in trials and clinical care should be consistent with outcomes that are important to patients,3 because health professionals and patients may have diverging opinions.4
The aim of this post-hoc exploratory analysis was to examine priorities for improvement in dimensions of health across inflammatory rheumatic diseases, within the setting of the Norwegian disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (NOR–DMARD) register.5 The study was approved by the regional ethical committee …
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