Open Access Highly Accessed Research article

Modern psychometrics applied in rheumatology–A systematic review

Liseth Siemons1*, Peter M ten Klooster1, Erik Taal1, Cees AW Glas2 and Mart AFJ Van de Laar13

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Psychology, Health & Technology, Arthritis Center Twente, University of Twente, PO Box 217, Enschede, 7500 AE, the Netherlands

2 Department of Research Methodology, Measurement and Data Analysis, Arthritis Center Twente, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

3 Department of Rheumatology, Medisch Spectrum Twente, Arthritis Center Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

For all author emails, please log on.

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012, 13:216  doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-216

Published: 31 October 2012

Additional files

Additional file 1:

Checklist. Both general study information as well as IRT-specific information were extracted, using a purpose-made checklist based on both expert input and important issues as mentioned in Tennant and Conaghan [22], Reeve and Fayers [15], and Orlando [23].

Format: PDF Size: 355KB Download file

This file can be viewed with: Adobe Acrobat Reader

Open Data

Additional file 2:

List of included articles. Literature searches in PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science resulted in 99 original English-language articles which used some form of IRT-based analysis of patient reported or clinical outcome data in patients with a rheumatic condition.

Format: PDF Size: 316KB Download file

This file can be viewed with: Adobe Acrobat Reader

Open Data