CRYSTAL DEPOSITION DISEASES: Edited by Sara K. TedeschiPatient perspectives in gout: a reviewSingh, Jasvinder A.a,b,c Author Information aMedicine Service, VA Medical Center bDepartment of Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Birmingham cDepartment of Epidemiology at the UAB School of Public Health, Birmingham, USA Correspondence to Jasvinder A. Singh, MBBS, MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Faculty Office Tower 805B, 510 20th Street S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA. Tel: +1 205 934 8158; fax: +1 205 996 9685; e-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Rheumatology: March 2019 - Volume 31 - Issue 2 - p 159-166 doi: 10.1097/BOR.0000000000000583 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review Recent studies have produced evidence regarding the patient perspectives in gout including from disease experience to disease outcomes. Therefore, an overview on the topic can help improve our understanding of the patient experience. Recent findings This article explores several aspects of the patient perspective including the impact of gout on a patient's life, patient knowledge and beliefs regarding gout and its treatments, patient-perceived barriers to optimal medication adherence in gout and patient's perception of their gout. This article also summarizes any evidence of the association of patient perceptions to patient outcomes in gout. Summary A recognition of patient perspectives in gout has the potential to positively impact clinical care for gout. Discussion of disease impact, misperceptions about benefits/harms of urate-lowering therapy (ULT), and patient values/preferences regarding pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments can lead to a better shared decision-making and improved outcomes in gout. These findings emphasize the importance of inclusion of patient perspective not only in clinical care and quality improvement and research initiatives but also in the design and implementation of the research agenda in gout. Inclusion of patient-reported outcomes in clinical research is likely to improve its relevance to patients with gout. Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.