Development and assessment of users' satisfaction with the systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity index 2000 responder index-50 website

Zahi Touma, Dafna D. Gladman, Anne MacKinnon, Simon Carette, Mahmoud Abu-Shakra, Anca Askanase, Ola Nived, John G. Hanly, Carolina Landolt-Marticorena, Lai Shan Tam, Sergio Toloza, Mandana Nikpour, Claire Riddell, Amanda Steiman, Lihi Eder, Amir Haddad, Claire Barber, Murray B. Urowitz

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    Objective. To describe the development of the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index 2000 Responder Index-50 (S2K RI-50)Website ( and to assess satisfaction with its training and examination modules among rheumatologists and rheumatology fellows. Methods. The development of the Website occurred in 3 phases. The first was a deployment phase that consisted of preparing the site map along with its content. The content included the S2K RI-50 training manual, the tests and corresponding question bank, and the online adaptive training module, along with the extensive site testing. The second phase included the participation of rheumatologists and trainees who completed the Website modules. The third was a quality assurance phase in which an online survey was developed to determine the satisfaction level of its users. Further modifications were implemented per participants' recommendations. Results. The site has been online since it was registered in September 2010. Fourteen rheumatologists and rheumatology trainees from different centers reviewed and completed the material contained in the Website. The survey revealed acceptance among rheumatologists for the Website's content, design, and presentation. The Website was rated as user-friendly and useful in familiarizing investigators with the S2K RI-50. After completion of the training and examination modules, participants reported a suitable level of preparation to implement the S2K RI-50 in clinical trials and research settings in a timely manner. Conclusion. The Website includes training and examination modules that familiarize rheumatologists with the S2K RI-50 and assesses their competence to use the index. This prepares them for the use of the S2K RI-50 in clinical trials and research settings.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)34-39
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Rheumatology
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013


    • S2K RI-50
    • S2K RI-50 website
    • SRI-50
    • SRI-50 website
    • Systemic lupus erythematosus

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Rheumatology
    • Immunology and Allergy
    • Immunology


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