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Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs in Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

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Evaluating JIA Assessment Instruments: Conclusions (2 of 2)

Current evidence is inadequate to fully understand the validity, reliability, and responsiveness of the clinical outcomes measures that are used in composite assessments of JIA (such as the ACR Pediatric).

An outcome instrument that accurately describes all aspects of JIA—including disease activity, functional status, and quality of life—is needed to improve both comparative effectiveness research and understanding of the overall impact of JIA.