About the Hand OA Working Group

Hand osteoarthritis (OA) is a highly prevalent disorder, causing a considerable burden of disease. Simultaneous involvement of multiple hand joints and presence of different subsets (e.g., nodal, thumb base, and erosive OA) make it difficult to study. To advance our understanding, high-quality studies with optimal outcome measurement are essential. The Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Hand OA Working Group (WG), assembled in 2010, endorsed a core domain set for clinical trials of symptom and structure modification and observational studies at OMERACT 2014, which was included in the Osteoarthritis Research Society International recommendations for design and conduct of clinical trials in hand OA.

Désirée van der Heijde

Désirée van der Heijde

Co-Chair

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Catherine Hill

Co-Chair

Margreet Kloppenburg

Margreet Kloppenburg

Co-Chair

Féline Kroon

Féline Kroon

Fellow

 

Francis Berenbaum - Co-Chair

Ida Haugen - Co-Chair

Mariko Ishimori - Co-Chair

Elsie Greibrokk - Patient Research Partner

Wilma Smeets - Patient Research Partner

OMERACT Endorsed Core Domain Set for Hand Osteoarthritis

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Working Group Members:

Francis Berenbaum
Maarten Boers
Annelies Boonen
Pernille Boyesen
Philip Conaghan
Iris Eshed
Violaine Foltz
Peter Tugwell

Frédérique Gandjbakhch
Harry Genant
Elsie Greibrokk
Ida Haugen
Gillian Hawker
Mariko Ishimori
Margreet Kloppenburg

Féline Kroon
Tore Kvien
Robert Landewe
Mikkel Østergaard
Wilma Smeets
Till Uhlig
Willemien Visser
Désirée van der Heijde

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