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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

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

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

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

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

Jagpal, A., Rahn, E. J., Mudano, A. S., Dalbeth, N., Taylor, W., Saag, K. G., … Stamp, L., … Gaffo, A. (2020). Which factors predict discordance between a patient and physician on a gout flare? Rheumatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keaa413

Edited Book - Research

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

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Chapter in 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

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.

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

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.

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.

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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Journal - Research Article

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

Jagpal, A., Rahn, E. J., Mudano, A. S., Dalbeth, N., Taylor, W., Saag, K. G., … Stamp, L., … Gaffo, A. (2020). Which factors predict discordance between a patient and physician on a gout flare? Rheumatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keaa413

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

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

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

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

Taylor, W., Dalbeth, N., Singh, J. A., Rahn, E. J., Mudano, A. S., Chen, Y.-H., … Stamp, L. K., … Gaffo, A. L. (2020). Flare rate thresholds for patient assessment of gout disease activity states. Journal of Rheumatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.191242

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

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

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

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

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

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

Martin, R. A., Taylor, W. J., Surgenor, L. J., Graham, F. P., Levack, W. M. M., & Blampied, N. M. (2019). Evaluating the effectiveness of therapeutic horse riding for children and young people experiencing disability: A single-case experimental design study. Disability & Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1610083

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taylor, W. J., Fransen, J., Dalbeth, N., Neogi, T., Schumacher, H. R., Brown, M., … Stamp, L. K., … Jansen, T. L. (2016). Performance of classification criteria for gout in early and established disease. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 75, 178-182. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-206364

Fransen, J., Kievit, W., Neogi, T., Schumacher, R., Jansen, T., Dalbeth, N., & Taylor, W. J. (2016). What should be the cut point for classification criteria for studies in gout? A conjoint analysis. Arthritis Care & Research, 68(11), 1731-1735. doi: 10.1002/acr.22875

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

Taylor, W. J. (2016). Pros and cons of conjoint analysis of discrete choice experiments to define classification and response criteria in rheumatology. Current Opinion in Rheumatology, 28, 117-121. doi: 10.1097/bor.0000000000000259

Vargas-Santos, A. B., Taylor, W. J., & Neogi, T. (2016). Gout classification criteria: Update and implications. Current Rheumatology Reports, 18(7), 46. doi: 10.1007/s11926-016-0594-8

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

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

Kool, E. M., Nijsten, M. J., van Ede, A. E., Jansen, T. L., & Taylor, W. J. (2016). Discrepancies in how the impact of gout is assessed in outcomes research compared to how health professionals view the impact of gout, using the lens of the International Classification of Functioning, Health and Disability (ICF). Clinical Rheumatology, 35(9), 2259-2268. doi: 10.1007/s10067-016-3325-7

Kiltz, U., Essers, I., Hiligsmann, M., Braun, J., Maksymowych, W. P., Taylor, W. J., … Boonen, A. (2016). Which aspects of health are most important for patients with spondyloarthritis? A Best Worst Scaling based on the ASAS Health Index. Rheumatology, 55(10), 1771-1776. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kew238

Taylor, W. J., Fransen, J., Dalbeth, N., Neogi, T., Schumacher, H. R., Brown, M., … Stamp, L. K., … Jansen, T. L. (2016). Diagnostic arthrocentesis for suspicion of gout is safe and well tolerated. Journal of Rheumatology, 43(1), 150-153. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.150684

Scirè, C. A., Carrara, G., Viroli, C., Cimmino, M. A., Taylor, W. J., Manara, M., … and KING Study Group. (2016). Development and first validation of a disease activity score for gout. Arthritis Care & Research, 68(10), 1530-1537. doi: 10.1002/acr.22844

Grainger, R., Dalbeth, N., Keen, H., Durcan, L., Edwards, N. L., Perez-Ruiz, F., … Taylor, W. J. (2015). Imaging as an outcome measure in gout studies: Report from the OMERACT gout working group. Journal of Rheumatology, 42(12), 2460-2464. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.141164

Neogi, T., Jansen, T. L. T. A., Dalbeth, N., Fransen, J., Schumacher, H. R., Berendsen, D., Brown, M., … Taylor, W. J. (2015). 2015 Gout Classification Criteria: An American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism Collaborative Initiative. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 74, 1789-1798. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-208237

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