Development of an extension of the OMERACT Summary of Measurement Properties table to capture equity considerations: SOMP-Equity

The objective of this study from HIP Investigator Dr. Christie Bartels was to develop an equity extension of the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Summary of Measurement Properties (SOMP) Table, SOMP Equity to describe whether a patient reported outcome measure (PROM) works well among patients of diverse languages and cultures, education levels, and other population characteristics.

They used the PROGRESS-Plus framework to categorize equity characteristics assessed in trials of PROM and pilot tested the SOMP Equity Extension using the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) as a prototypical PROM. The study found the most commonly reported equity considerations were related to language. OMERACT Equity virtual meeting participants were polled and indicated that the SOMP Equity Extension is useful for highlighting and tracking equity considerations.

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