Table 1

Characteristics of interviewees

ProfessionalsPatient research partners
Sex (M:F)12:47:9Interview code
Professional background or diagnosis10 practising rheumatologists10 rheumatoid arthritis
3 full-time researchers2 vasculitis
3 other professionals2 ankylosing spondylitis
1 fibromyalgia
1 gout
Number of OMERACT conferences attended
 158PA to PF, PO, PP
 203}PG to PN
Interview in relation to OMERACT conference
Geographical spread
6 countries7 countries
2 continents4 continents
Research background
10 senior researchersRA to RG, RJ, RK, RY
1 research fellowRH
1 postdoctoral researcherRI
2 pharma representativesDA, DD
2 staff membersDB, DC
  • OMERACT, Outcome Measures in Rheumatology.