Medical Program: Psoriatic Arthritis & Better Measuring Patient Response to Therapy

Psoriatic Arthritis & Better Measuring Patient Response to Therapy

Psoriatic Arthritis & Better Measuring Patient Response to Therapy
Just as treatments for psoriatic arthritis are evolving, so too must our outcome measures transition from being physician-centered to patient-focused.

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Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    When you hear PsA outcome measures, you may instantly think of physician-centered ones, such as assessing disease activity for inflammatory joint disease, skin manifestations, and extra-articular features. While these outcome measures are certainly important, they’re starting to be examined in light of new patient-focused measures like satisfaction with symptom control.

    Since this particular measure has a direct impact on a patient’s willingness to accept recommended treatment changes and their quality of life, Dr. Matt Birnholz is joined by Dr. Jeffrey Curtis, Harbert Ball Professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, to uncover patient dissatisfaction with symptom control. 

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TOPEC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Matt Birnholz, MD
    Medical Director
    Chicago, IL

    Dr. Birnholz has nothing to disclose.  

    Jeffrey Curtis, MD
    Harbert Ball Professor of Medicine
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
    University of Alabama
    Birmingham, AL

    Dr. Curtis has disclosed that he receives consulting fees and contracted research from AbbVie, Amgen, BMS, Corrona, Janssen, Lilly, Myriad, Pfizer, Radius, Rocher/Genentech, and UCB.


    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Carole Drexel, PhD, CHCP has nothing to disclose.
    • Samantha Lare has nothing to disclose. 
    • Richard S. Pope, MPAS, PA-C has nothing to disclose.  
    • Ashley Pluta has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    The goal of this activity is to enable effective collaboration and communication between the members of the professional teams who care for patients with RA.  After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to: 

    • Appreciate the magnitude and impact of patient dissatisfaction with symptom control on treatment outcomes and daily life functioning.
    • Discuss the importance of accounting for the patient experience in designing treatment plans.   
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of rheumatologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and pharmacists who are involved in the management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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