Discordance of Global Assessments by Patient and Physician Is Higher in Female than in Male Patients Regardless of the Physician's Sex: Data on Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Axial Spondyloarthritis, and Psoriatic Arthritis from the DANBIO Registry.

Discordance of Global Assessments by Patient and Physician Is Higher in Female than in Male Patients Regardless of the Physician's Sex: Data on Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Axial Spondyloarthritis, and Psoriatic Arthritis from the DANBIO Registry. J Rheumatol. 2015 Aug 1; Authors: Lindström Egholm C, Krogh NS, Pincus T, Dreyer L, Ellingsen T, Glintborg B, Kowalski MR, Lorenzen T, Madsen OR, Nordin H, Rasmussen C, Hetland ML Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the frequency of discordance in patient's (PtGA) and physician's (PGA) global assessment, and to investigate whether higher discordance in female patients compared with male patients is associated with the physician's sex in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: PtGA, PGA, and other patient-related variables were retrieved from the Danish DANBIO registry, used nationwide to monitor patients with RA, axSpA, and PsA. A questionnaire was sent to all physicians registering in DANBIO (n = 265) regarding individual physician characteristics including sex and age. Discordance was defined as PtGA> 20 mm higher (or lower) than PGA. First encounters between patients and physicians were analyzed using descriptive statistics and mixed model regression analysis. RESULTS: Ninety physicians (34%) returned the questionnaire and were pairwise matched with 10,282 first patient encounters (8300 patients with RA, 524 axSpA, a...
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