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Will TaylorWill Taylor trained in rheumatology and rehabilitation medicine, obtaining vocational registration in these areas in 1998. He continues to practise clinical medicine in Wellington and Gisborne, New Zealand. His PhD, partly based in Leeds UK, led to the widespread adoption of new classification criteria for the diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis. He also chaired the development of new ACR/EULAR classification criteria for gout. Between 2008 and 2017 he lead the Rehabilitation Teaching & Research Unit.

Will supervises research students and is actively involved in research in a variety of fields including vocational rehabilitation, goal-setting, outcome measurement and clinical trial methodology (especially in gout). He works in collaboration with a number of local and overseas researchers including the Australia and New Zealand Musculoskeletal Clinical Trials (ANZMUSC) network, AUT University, OMERACT (Outcome Measures in Rheumatology Clinical Trials), GRAPPA (Group for Research and Assessment in Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis) and the ICF Research Centre. He has a particular interest in instrumentation, psychometrics and clinical epidemiology. A current research interest concerns response criteria following treatment for gout and classification criteria for gout.

Will teaches in REHB 704 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.

Email will.taylor@otago.ac.nz

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Publications

Stewart, S., Phipps-Green, A., Gamble, G., Stamp, L., Taylor, W., Neogi, T., Merriman, T., & Dalbeth, N. (2021). Is repeat serum urate testing superior to a single test to predict incident gout over time? Arthritis & Rheumatology, 73(Suppl. 9), (pp. 3044-3045). doi: 10.1002/art.41966

Holyer, J., Taylor, W., Gaffo, A., Hosie, G., Horne, A., . . ., Dalbeth, N., & Stewart, S. (2021). Which attributes are the most and least important to patients when considering gout flare burden over time? A best-worst scaling choice study. Arthritis & Rheumatology, 73(Suppl. 9), (pp. 1354-1355). doi: 10.1002/art.41966

Stamp, L., Frampton, C., Morillon, M., Taylor, W., Dalbeth, N., Singh, J., … Christensen, R. (2021). Serum urate reduction is causally associated with flare outcomes in people with gout: Evidence for surrogate status from a pooled analysis of 2 randomized trials. Arthritis & Rheumatology, 73(Suppl. 9), (pp. 1350-1351). doi: 10.1002/art.41966

Stamp, L. K., Frampton, C., Morillon, M. B., Taylor, W. J., Dalbeth, N., Singh, J. A., … Christensen, R. (2021). Association between serum urate and flares in people with gout and evidence for surrogate status: A secondary analysis of two randomised controlled trials. Lancet Rheumatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/S2665-9913(21)00319-2

Holyer, J., Taylor, W. J., Gaffo, A., Hosie, G., Horne, A., Mihov, B., … Stewart, S. (2021). Which attributes are the most and least important to patients when considering gout flare burden over time? A best-worst scaling choice study. Journal of Rheumatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.210605

Dean, S. G., Siegert, R. J., & Taylor, W. J. (Eds.). (2012). Interprofessional rehabilitation: A person-centred approach. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 195p.

Edited Book - Research

Taylor, W. J. (2016). Classification criteria for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. In A. Adebajo, W.-H. Boehncke, D. D. Gladman & P. J. Mease (Eds.), Psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis: Pathology and clinical aspects. (pp. 17-26). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-19530-8_3

Chapter in Book - Research

Thomas, E. J., Levack, W. M. M., & Taylor, W. J. (2015). Rehabilitation and recovery of self-identity. In K. McPherson, B. E. Gibson & A. Leplège (Eds.), Rethinking rehabilitation: Theory and practice. (pp. 163-190). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

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Dean, S. G., Siegert, R. J., & Taylor, W. J. (2012). Conclusion: Rethinking rehabilitation. In S. G. Dean, R. J. Siegert & W. J. Taylor (Eds.), Interprofessional rehabilitation: A person-centred approach. (pp. 167-184). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

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Siegert, R. J., Taylor, W. J., & Dean, S. G. (2012). Introduction. In S. G. Dean, R. J. Siegert & W. J. Taylor (Eds.), Interprofessional rehabilitation: A person-centred approach. (pp. 1-8). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, W. J., & Geyh, S. (2012). A rehabilitation framework: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. In S. G. Dean, R. J. Siegert & W. J. Taylor (Eds.), Interprofessional rehabilitation: A person-centred approach. (pp. 9-44). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, W. J., & Grainger, R. (2012). Clinical features of gout. In R. Terkeltaub (Ed.), Gout and other crystal arthropathies. (pp. 105-120). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders. doi: 10.1016/B978-1-4377-2864-4.10039-9

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Cai, K., Fuller, A., Zhang, Y., Hensey, O., Grossberg, D., Christensen, R., … Taylor, W. J., … Stamp, L. K., … Dalbeth, N. (2021). Towards development of core domain sets for short term and long term studies of calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition (CPPD) disease: A framework paper by the OMERACT CPPD working group. Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2021.04.019

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Farquhar, H. J., & Taylor, W. J. (2021). Care of patients with early inflammatory arthritis in the Wellington region according to the British Society of Rheumatology best practice tariff standards. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1533), 71-79. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Graham, F., Boland, P., Wallace, S., Taylor, W. J., Jones, B., Maggo, J., & Grainger, R. (2021). Social and technical readiness for a telehealth assessment service for adults with complex wheelchair and seating needs: A national survey of stakeholders. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 49(1), 31-39. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/49.1.05

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Holyer, J., Garcia-Guillen, A., Taylor, W. J., Gaffo, A. L., Gott, M., Slark, J., … Stewart, S. (2021). What represents treatment efficacy in long-term studies of gout flare prevention? An interview study of people with gout. Journal of Rheumatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.210476

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Holyer, J., Taylor, W. J., Gaffo, A., Hosie, G., Horne, A., Mihov, B., … Stewart, S. (2021). Which attributes are the most and least important to patients when considering gout flare burden over time? A best-worst scaling choice study. Journal of Rheumatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.210605

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Jagpal, A., Rahn, E. J., Mudano, A. S., Dalbeth, N., Taylor, W., Saag, K. G., … Stamp, L., … Gaffo, A. (2021). Which factors predict discordance between a patient and physician on a gout flare? Rheumatology, 60, 773-779. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keaa413

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Jatuworapruk, K., Grainger, R., Dalbeth, N., Lertnawapan, R., Hanvivadhanakul, P., Towiwat, P., … Taylor, W. J. (2021). The GOUT-36 prediction rule for inpatient gout flare in people with comorbid gout: derivation and external validation. Rheumatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keab590

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McNaughton, H., Weatherall, M., McPherson, K., Fu, V., Taylor, W. J., McRae, A., Thomson, T., … Harwood, M., Ranta, A., Hanger, C., & Riley, J. (2021). The effect of the Take Charge intervention on mood, motivation, activation and risk factor management: Analysis of secondary data from the Taking Charge after Stroke (TaCAS) trial. Clinical Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0269215521993648

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Stamp, L. K., Frampton, C., Morillon, M. B., Taylor, W. J., Dalbeth, N., Singh, J. A., … Christensen, R. (2021). Association between serum urate and flares in people with gout and evidence for surrogate status: A secondary analysis of two randomised controlled trials. Lancet Rheumatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/S2665-9913(21)00319-2

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Taylor, W., Dalbeth, N., Saag, K. G., Singh, J. A., Rahn, E. J., Mudano, A. S., … Stamp, L. K., … Gaffo, A. L. (2021). Flare rate thresholds for patient assessment of disease activity states in gout. Journal of Rheumatology, 48, 293-298. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.191242

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Te Ao, B., Harwood, M., Fu, V., Weatherall, M., McPherson, K., Taylor, W. J., … Thomson, T., … Ranta, A., Hanger, C., … McNaughton, H. (2021). Economic analysis of the 'Take Charge' intervention for people following stroke: Results from a randomised trial. Clinical Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/02692155211040727

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Tedeschi, S. K., Pascart, T., Latourte, A., Godsave, C., Kundakci, B., Naden, R. P., Taylor, W. J., … Stamp, L. K., … Abhishek, A. (2021). Identifying potential classification criteria for calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPD): Item generation and item reduction. Arthritis Care & Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/acr.24619

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Cairns, I., Lindsay, K., Dalbeth, N., Díaz-Torné, C., Pou, M. A., Diez, B. R., … Taylor, W. J. (2020). The impact of gout as described by patients, using the lens of The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF): A qualitative study. BMC Rheumatology, 4, 50. doi: 10.1186/s41927-020-00147-2

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Fu, V., Weatherall, M., McPherson, K., Taylor, W., McRae, A., Thomson, T., … Harwood, M., Ranta, A., Hanger, C., … McNaughton, H. (2020). Taking charge after stroke: A randomized controlled trial of a person-centered, self-directed rehabilitation intervention. International Journal of Stroke, 15(9), 954-964. doi: 10.1177/1747493020915144

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Garcia-Guillen, A., Stewart, S. E., Su, I., Taylor, W. J., Gaffo, A. L., Gott, M., … Dalbeth, N. (2020). Gout flare severity from the patient perspective: A qualitative interview study. Arthritis Care & Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/acr.24475

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Grainger, R., Townsley, H. R., Ferguson, C. A., Riley, F. E., Langlotz, T., & Taylor, W. J. (2020). Patient and clinician views on an app for rheumatoid arthritis disease monitoring: Function, implementation and implications. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 23, 813-827. doi: 10.1111/1756-185x.13850

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Martin, R. A., Graham, F. P., Levack, W. M. M., Taylor, W. J., & Surgenor, L. J. (2020). Exploring how therapeutic horse riding improves health outcomes using a realist framework. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 83(2), 129-139. doi: 10.1177/0308022619865496

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Martin, R. A., Taylor, W. J., Surgenor, L. J., Graham, F. P., Levack, W. M. M., & Blampied, N. M. (2020). Evaluating the effectiveness of therapeutic horse riding for children and young people experiencing disability: A single-case experimental design study. Disability & Rehabilitation, 42(26), 3734-3743. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1610083

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Stewart, S., Tallon, A., Taylor, W. J., Gaffo, A., & Dalbeth, N. (2020). How flare prevention outcomes are reported in gout studies: A systematic review and content analysis of randomized controlled trials. Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism, 50, 303-313. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2019.11.002

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Harrison, A. A., Tugnet, N., & Taylor, W. J. (2019). A survey of the New Zealand rheumatology workforce. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1507), 70-76. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Jatuworapruk, K., Grainger, R., Dalbeth, N., & Taylor, W. J. (2019). Development of a prediction model for inpatient gout flares in people with comorbid gout. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 79, 418-423. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2019-216277

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Taylor, W. J., & Green, S. E. (2019). Use of multi-attribute decision-making to inform prioritisation of Cochrane review topics relevant to rehabilitation. European Journal of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, 55(3), 322-330. doi: 10.23736/s1973-9087.19.05787-3

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Tehan, P. E., Taylor, W. J., Carroll, M., Dalbeth, N., & Rome, K. (2019). Important features of retail shoes for women with rheumatoid arthritis: A Delphi consensus survey. PLoS ONE, 14(12), e0226906. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0226906

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Teoh, N., Gamble, G. D., Horne, A., Taylor, W. J., Palmano, K., & Dalbeth, N. (2019). The challenges of gout flare reporting: Mapping flares during a randomized controlled trial. BMC Rheumatology, 3, 27. doi: 10.1186/s41927-019-0075-6

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Bourke, S., Taylor, W. J., Doyle, A. J., Gott, M., & Dalbeth, N. (2018). The patient experience of musculoskeletal imaging tests for investigation of inflammatory arthritis: A mixed-methods study. Clinical Rheumatology, 37(8), 2261-2268. doi: 10.1007/s10067-017-3760-0

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Bourne, A. M., Johnston, R. V., Cyril, S., Briggs, A. M., Clavisi, O., Duque, G., … Taylor, W. J., … Buchbinder, R. (2018). Scoping review of priority setting of research topics for musculoskeletal conditions. BMJ Open, 8(12), e023962. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023962

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Bursill, D., Taylor, W. J., Terkeltaub, R., & Dalbeth, N. (2018). The nomenclature of the basic disease elements of gout: A content analysis of contemporary medical journals. Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism, 48(3), 456-461. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2018.03.017

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Cauli, A., Gladman, D. D., Mathieu, A., Olivieri, I., Porru, G., Tak, P. P., … Taylor, W. J., … for the GRAPPA 3PPsA Study Group. (2018). Physician's global assessment in psoriatic arthritis: A multicenter GRAPPA study. Journal of Rheumatology, 45(6), 171183. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.171183

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Martin, R. A., Graham, F. P., Taylor, W. J., & Levack, W. M. M. (2018). Mechanisms of change for children participating in therapeutic horse riding: A grounded theory. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 38(5), 510-526. doi: 10.1080/01942638.2017.1400492

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Stamp, L., Morillon, M. B., Taylor, W. J., Dalbeth, N., Singh, J. A., Lassere, M., & Christensen, R. (2018). Serum urate as surrogate endpoint for flares in people with gout: A systematic review and meta-regression analysis. Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism, 48(2), 293-301. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2018.02.009

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Stewart, S., Rome, K., Eason, A., House, M. E., Horne, A., Doyle, A. J., … Taylor, W. J., & Dalbeth, N. (2018). Predictors of activity limitation in people with gout: A prospective study. Clinical Rheumatology, 37(8), 2213-2219. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4110-6

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Taylor, W. J., & Parekh, K. (2018). Rasch analysis suggests that health assessment questionnaire II is a generic measure of physical functioning for rheumatic diseases: A cross-sectional study. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 16, 108. doi: 10.1186/s12955-018-0939-2

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Berendsen, D., Neogi, T., Taylor, W. J., Dalbeth, N., & Jansen, T. L. (2017). Crystal identification of synovial fluid aspiration by polarized light microscopy. An online test suggesting that our traditional rheumatologic competence needs renewed attention and training. Clinical Rheumatology, 36(3), 641-647. doi: 10.1007/s10067-016-3461-0

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Grainger, R., Townsley, H., White, B., Langlotz, T., & Taylor, W. J. (2017). Apps for people with rheumatoid arthritis to monitor their disease activity: A review of apps for best practice and quality. JMIR mHealth & uHealth, 5(2), e7. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.6956

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Janssens, H. J. E. M., Fransen, J., Janssen, M., Neogi, T., Schumacher, H. R., Jansen, T. L., … Taylor, W. J. (2017). Performance of the 2015 ACR-EULAR classification criteria for gout in a primary care population presenting with monoarthritis. Rheumatology, 56(8), 1335-1341. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kex164

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Neilsen, S. M., Bartels, E. M., Henriksen, M., Wæhrens, E. E., Gudbergsen, H., Bliddal, H., … Taylor, W. J., … Christensen, R. (2017). Weight loss for overweight and obese individuals with gout: A systematic review of longitudinal studies. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 76(11), 1870-1882. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-211472

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Ogdie, A., Taylor, W. J., Neogi, T., Fransen, J., Jansen, T. L., Schumacher, H. R., … Stamp, L. K., … Dalbeth, N. (2017). Performance of ultrasound in the diagnosis of gout in a multicenter study: Comparison with monosodium urate monohydrate crystal analysis as the gold standard. Arthritis & Rheumatology, 69(2), 429-438. doi: 10.1002/art.39959

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Stamp, L. K., Morillon, M. B., Taylor, W. J., Dalbeth, N., Singh, J. A., Lassere, M., & Christensen, R. (2017). Variability in the reporting of serum urate and flares in gout clinical trials: Need for minimum reporting requirements. Journal of Rheumatology, 45(3), 170911. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.170911

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Tatlock, S., Rüdell, K., Panter, C., Arbuckle, R., Harrold, L. R., Taylor, W. J., & Symonds, T. (2017). What outcomes are important for gout patients? In-depth qualitative research into the gout patient experience to determine optimal endpoints for evaluating therapeutic interventions. Patient, 10(1), 65-79. doi: 10.1007/s40271-016-0184-x

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Vincent, Z. L., Gamble, G., House, M., Knight, J., Horne, A., Taylor, W. J., & Dalbeth, N. (2017). Predictors of mortality in people with recent-onset gout: A prospective observational study. Journal of Rheumatology, 44(3), 368-373. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.160596

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Czuba, K. J., Kersten, P., Kayes, N. M., Smith, G. A., Barker-Collo, S., Taylor, W. J., & McPherson, K. M. (2016). Measuring neurobehavioral functioning in people with traumatic brain injury: Rasch analysis of neurobehavioral functioning inventory. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 31(4), E59-E68. doi: 10.1097/htr.0000000000000170

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Dalbeth, N., Schumacher, H. R., Fransen, J., Neogi, T., Jansen, T. L., Brown, M., … Stamp, L. K., … Taylor, W. J. (2016). Survey definitions of gout for epidemiological studies: Comparison with crystal identification as the gold standard. Arthritis Care & Research, 68(12), 1894-1898. doi: 10.1002/acr.22896

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Durcan, L., Grainger, R., Keen, H. I., Taylor, W. J., & Dalbeth, N. (2016). Imaging as a potential outcome measure in gout studies: A systematic literature review. Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism, 45(5), 570-579. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2015.09.008

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