With increasing involvement of the patient in the care received, patient reported outcome (PRO) measures are increasingly accompanying the traditional clinical ways of measuring health and treatment effects. When well developed and implemented correctly PROs can help you gain deeper insights into the impact of illness and disease from the patient’s perspective that traditional clinical outcomes do not, provide you with a valuable vehicle that enhances greater communication between the health professional and patient and the delivery of targeted and effective care.
However, with literally scores of PROs to choose from you need to do more than base your choice on its name, what it claims to measure or because it has been previously used in a similar situation. You need to be reassured the PRO is measuring what you want to measure with demonstrable evidence of reliability and validity and above all you need a clearly defined measurement strategy that links the PRO with the desired treatment outcomes.
DHP Research’s eBook “5 Things you need to know about patient reported outcome (PRO) measures” provides a simple guide to some of the key issues which need to be considered in selecting the appropriate PRO for your study which include an overview of:
- What PROs measure
- The differences between generic and disease-specific PROs
- What to look out for with reliability and validity
- Why you need a measurement strategy
- How you can use a PRO
- How to interpret PRO data
To find out more, download a copy of the eBook by clicking on the link 5 Things you need to know about patient reported outcome (PRO) measures
Click on the image below to view full size