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Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are assessment tools coming directly from patients about their feelings, perceptions, health-related functions, and treatment effects without interpretation by health-care providers. There is a global interest for more “patient-centered care” and PROs in rheumatology. Assessment of disease impact through patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures is a key element for clinical care and clinical research in Takayasu's arteritis (TAK). Currently there are no disease-specific PRO measures to assess quality of life for patients with TAK. Impaired health-related quality of life (HRQoL), functional status, increased anxiety, and depression were shown in patients with TAK in a few studies with generic PRO instruments such as the Short Form-36. However, it is difficult to capture disease-specific effects on patients’ daily life and quality of life with these generic tools. There are ongoing efforts of Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Vasculitis Working Group to develop disease-specific outcome measures in TAK.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.