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The Top 10 Research Priorities in Psoriatic Arthritis

A survey of 317 carers and clinicians focused on psoriatic arthritis has set an agenda of the top 10 research questions for psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

A series of surveys were initated by the British Psoriatic Arthritis Consortium (BritPACT) and funded by the James Lind Alliance (JLA). 

First, an online survey of people living with PsA, carers, and clinicians to identify PsA questions, asking, "What do you think are the most important unanswered questions in psoriatic arthritis research?" 

A second online survey ranked the "true uncertainties “by importance. Finally, a workshop including people living with PsA and clinician stakeholders finalised the top 10 research priorities.

Of the 317 respondents, 69% were PsA patients and 15% were carers). Eighteen questions were taken forward to the final online workshop. The top unanswered PsA research question was “What is the best strategy for managing patients with psoriatic arthritis including non-drug and drug treatments?”. Other Top 10 priorities covered diagnosis, prognosis, outcome assessment, flares, comorbidities and other aspects of treatment shown below (

The top 10 priorities will guide PsA research and enable PsA researchers and those who fund research to know the most important questions for people living with PsA.



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