About the Flares in Osteoarthritis Working Group

Many patients have been suggesting that traditional outcome measures and instruments do not capture all their experiences of living with their OA of the hips and knees, such like intermittent episodes or ‘flares’ of their disease. There are many other features beyond pain that can occur during these episodes, that have a big impact on their quality of life.

The key aim of the OA Flare Working Group is first, to identify the domains of Hip or Knee OA flare using OMERACT methodology. Second, to follow this with developing a composite measure, incorporating these domains.

Leigh Callahan

Leigh Callahan

Co-Chair

Francis Guillemin

Francis Guillemin

Co-Chair

Lyn March

Lyn March

Co-Chair

Lauren King

Lauren King

Fellow

Thomas Buttel

Tom Buttel

Patient Research Partner

Sam Michel Cembalo

Sam Michel Cembalo

Patient Research Partner

Flares in Osteoarthritis Whiteboard

Flares in Osteoarthritis Whiteboard

OMERACT Endorsed - Relevant Domains for a Composite Measure of Flare in Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee

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Working Group Members:

Thomas Buttel
Leigh Callahan
Michael Cembalo
Marita Cross
Amandine Schoumacker
Elizabeth Spitz
Hemalatha Umapathy

Ludovic Dubouis
Gillian Hawker
Bruno Fautrel
Camille Ricatte
Claudia Rutherford
Peter Tugwell

Matthieu Mangin
Camille Alleyrat
Annica Barcenilla
Phil Conaghan
Lauren King
Allyson Jones

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