First validation of the gout activity score against gout impact scale in a primary care based gout cohort

La-Crette, Jonathan and Jenkins, Wendy and Fernandes, Gwen Sascha and Valdes, Ana M. and Doherty, Michael and Abhishek, Abhishek (2017) First validation of the gout activity score against gout impact scale in a primary care based gout cohort. Joint Bone Spine . ISSN 1778-7254

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Abstract

Objectives To validate the gout activity score (GAS) against the gout impact scale in a primary care based gout cohort.

Methods This was a single-centre cross-sectional study. People with gout who participated in previous research at Academic Rheumatology, University of Nottingham, UK, and consented for participation in future studies were mailed a questionnaire in September 2015. Those returning completed questionnaires were invited to attend for a study visit at which blood was collected and musculoskeletal examination was performed. The Gout Assessment Questionnaire, which contains the gout impact scale (GIS), and short form (SF) 36v2 questionnaires were completed. The GAS3-step-c score was calculated. Spearman’s correlation coefficient was calculated to examine correlation between GAS and SF-36 v2, and GIS. Statistical analyses were performed using PASW v22.

Results 102 (93% men) of the 150 participants who were mailed a questionnaire attended the study visit. Their mean (SD) age, BMI, serum uric acid and GAS were 67.94 (9.93) years, 29.96 (4.57) kg/m2, 5.25 (1.75) mg/dl, and 2.99 (0.74) respectively. There was moderate correlation between GAS and gout concern overall, unmet gout treatment need, and gout concern during an attack components of GIS (r= 0.306 to 0.453), but no to poor correlation between GAS and summary scores and scales of SF-36 v2 (r= -0.090 to -0.251).

Conclusion This first study to validate GAS against the GIS found moderate correlation. However, this study did not examine the predictive validity of GAS, and prospective studies are needed before GAS can be used widely.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: PMID:28528279
Keywords: Gout, disease activity, quality of life
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Dermatology
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2017.05.010
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Depositing User: Abhishek, Abhishek
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2017 13:18
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 23:33
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/44389

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