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A core domain set for hidradenitis suppurativa trial outcomes: an international Delphi process

Thorlacius, L., Ingram, J. R., Villumsen, B., Esmann, S., Kirby, J. S., Gottlieb, A. B., Merola, J. F., Dellavalle, R., Nielsen, S. M., Christensen, R., Garg, Amit and Jemec, G. B. E. 2018. A core domain set for hidradenitis suppurativa trial outcomes: an international Delphi process. British Journal of Dermatology 179 (3) , pp. 642-650. 10.1111/bjd.16672

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Background There is no consensus on core outcome domains for hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Heterogeneous outcome measure instruments in clinical trials likely leads to outcome reporting bias and limits the ability to synthesise evidence. Objectives To achieve global multi‐stakeholder consensus on a Core Outcome Set (COS) of domains regarding what to measure in clinical trials for HS. Methods Six stakeholder groups participated in a Delphi process which included five anonymous e‐Delphi rounds and four face‐to‐face consensus meetings to reach consensus on the final COS. The aim was for a 1:1 ratio of patients: Health Care Professionals (HCPs). Results A total of 41 patients and 52 HCPs from 19 countries in four continents participated in the consensus process which yielded a final COS that included five domains: pain, physical signs, HS specific quality of life, global assessment and progression of course. A sixth domain, symptoms, was highly supported by patients and not by healthcare professionals but is recommended for the core domain set. Conclusions Routine adoption of the COS in future HS trials should ensure that core outcomes of importance to both patients and HCPs are collected.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0007-0963
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 April 2018
Date of Acceptance: 14 April 2018
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2019 09:18

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