Tool to Help Doctors Track Changes in Lupus Patients Seen as Valid and Responsive in Study

Source: Lupus News Today

As reported by Lupus News Today, a new assessment tool, called the lupus impact tracker or LIT, is valid and can be used by doctors in the clinic to track symptoms in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and better discuss the disease with patients, researchers report. The study evaluating the tool, “Prospective Validation of the Lupus Impact Tracker: A Patient-Completed Tool for Clinical Practice to Evaluate the Impact of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus,” published in Arthritis and Rheumatology, was developed by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, QualityMetric of Rhode Island, and GlaxoSmithKline R&D.