Clinician Researchers

Supporting and developing clinical rheumatology researchers is an important priority for the ARHP.

The purpose of the ARHP Research Subcommittee is to advance research activities of rheumatology health professionals and enhance the development of early career researchers. As part of this mission we have guided the development of the following resources and summaries for clinical researchers.

Here are a few examples of the tools:

  • Evidence-based practice provides key concepts and examples of rheumatology evidence-based practice and tools for evaluating the evidence-base for therapy selections.
  • Outcomes instrumentation describes key concept outcomes of importance in rheumatology, including various symptoms, health status, and quality of life measures. This resource also includes psychometrics properties for the measures.
  • Physical therapy evaluation tools and measurements describes outcomes commonly used during therapy evaluation, particularly those with documented validity and reliability.
  • Resources for doctoral and post-doctoral fellows provide information geared to individuals in these career stages, including building a research portfolio and career paths.

There are many organizations that have developed systems for defining and sharing information related to evidence-based practice. It is not our intent to repeat that activity, but identify resources available. We do not sanction one over the other, nor do we imply that these are the only sites available from which to gather this information. See additional Policies and Guidelines >