Updating the OMERACT Filter: Discrimination and Feasibility

George Wells*, Dorcas E Beaton, Peter Tugwell, Maarten Boers, John R Kirwan, Clifton O Bingham, Annelies Boonen, Peter Brooks, Philip G Conaghan, Maria-Antonietta D'Agostino, Maxime Dougados, Daniel E Furst, Laure Gossec, Francis Guillemin, Philip Helliwell, Sarah Hewlett, Tore K Kvien, Robert B Landewé, Lyn March, Philip J MeaseMikkel Ostergaard, Lee Simon, Jasvinder A Singh, Vibeke Strand, Désirée M van der Heijde

*Corresponding author for this work

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The "Discrimination" part of the OMERACT Filter asks whether a measure discriminates between situations that are of interest. "Feasibility" in the OMERACT Filter encompasses the practical considerations of using an instrument, including its ease of use, time to complete, monetary costs, and interpretability of the question(s) included in the instrument. Both the Discrimination and Reliability parts of the filter have been helpful but were agreed on primarily by consensus of OMERACT participants rather than through explicit evidence-based guidelines. In Filter 2.0 we wanted to improve this definition and provide specific guidance and advice to participants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1005-1010
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Issue number5
Early online date1 May 2014
Publication statusPublished - May 2014


  • Discrimination
  • Feasibility
  • Outcome And Process Assessment
  • Outcome Measures In Rheumatology


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