Van Der Stap, D. K, Rider, L. G, Alexanderson, H., Huber, A. M, Gualano, B., Gordon, P., Van Der Net, J., Mathiesen, P., Johnson, L., Ernste, F. C, Feldman, B. M, Houghton, K. M, Singh-Grewal, D., Kutzbach, A. G, Munters, L. A & Takken, T. (2016). Proposal for a candidate core-set of fitness and strength tests for patients with childhood or adult Inflammatory Myositis: a Delphi study [accepted manuscript]. 43(1), E. D. Silverman. 169-176.: Journal of Rheumatology Publishing Co. Ltd.. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.150270
Currently there are no evidence-based recommendations regarding fitness and strength tests for patients with childhood or adult idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM). This hinders clinicians and researchers in choosing the appropriate fitness- or muscle strength-related outcome measures for these patients. Through a Delphi survey, we aimed to identify a candidate core set of fitness and strength tests for children and adults with IIM. The core set of fitness- and strength-related outcome measures provided by this expert consensus process will assist practitioners and researchers in deciding which tests to use in patients with IIM. This will improve the uniformity of fitness and strength tests across studies, thereby facilitating the comparison of study results and therapeutic exercise program outcomes among patients with IIM.
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