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Table 4 Recommendations on the framework for diagnosis and the framework for treatment of RA-related foot problems

From: Multidisciplinary recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of foot problems in people with rheumatoid arthritis

  LoE Ref LoA
The “Framework for diagnosis of RA-related foot problems” (Fig. 1) provides an overview of the different objectives in detection, diagnosis, and monitoring of foot problems in people with RA, as well as the corresponding instruments. 4b n/a 9.2 (7–10)
The “Framework for treatment of RA-related foot problems” (Fig. 2) provides an overview of the potential treatment per diagnostic outcome. 4b n/a 9.1 (6–10)
  1. LoE Level of Evidence for the recommendations: (1) research of level A1 or at least 2 independently conducted studies of level A2, (2) 1 study of level A2 or at least 2 independently conducted studies of level B, (3) 1 study of level B or C, (4a) expert opinion described in the literature, (4b) opinion of the expert group. Ref. references, LoA Level of Agreement for the recommendations, Numeric Rating Scale from 0 (total disagreement) to 10 (total agreement) reported as mean (range). n/a not applicable