5 Things you need to know about patient reported outcome measures (PROMs)

Are you in the process of selecting a PROM for your study? Are you planning to use a PROM? Would you like to know more than just the basics?

Written in an easy to understand manner, this white paper provides you with the key facts to help ensure you select the right PROM that will provide, valid, reliable and relevant information in your decision making process.

After reading the paper you will have a better understanding of:

  • What PROMs are and what they measure
  • Whether to choose a generic or disease-specific PROM
  • The different types of reliability, validity you need to look for when selecting a PROM
  • Why you need to have a clear understanding of the desired health outcomes when selecting the PROM
  • When and where you can use a PROM
  • Some of the different ways you can interpret PROM data

Excerpts from: 5 Things you need to know about patient reported outcome measures (PROMs)

“With the increasing prominence of the patient’s involvement in the care they receive, the assessment of outcomes based on the patient’s perspective using patient reported outcome measures (PROMs), are increasingly accompanying the traditional clinical ways of measuring health and the effects of treatment on the patient. However, with literally scores of PROMs to choose from you need to do more than base your selection on the name of the PROM, what it claims to measure or because it’s been used by others. You need to be assured that it’s appropriate for measuring the desired outcomes. You need evidence of the PROMs reliability and validity and above all you need to have a clearly defined measurement strategy that links the outcomes with the patient type and treatment outcomes”.

“A PROM should be designed to provide information around a given concept which must be made explicit by the instruments’ authors. Common concepts include, health status, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), QoL, well-being, treatment satisfaction, symptoms and functioning”.

If you would like to know more about PROMs or receive your free copy of the  white paper then please email: info@dhpresearch.com



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