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Gepubliceerd in: Quality of Life Research 8/2012

01-10-2012 | Review

Implementing patient-reported outcomes assessment in clinical practice: a review of the options and considerations

Auteurs: Claire F. Snyder, Neil K. Aaronson, Ali K. Choucair, Thomas E. Elliott, Joanne Greenhalgh, Michele Y. Halyard, Rachel Hess, Deborah M. Miller, Bryce B. Reeve, Maria Santana

Gepubliceerd in: Quality of Life Research | Uitgave 8/2012

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Abstract

Purpose

While clinical care is frequently directed at making patients “feel better,” patients’ reports on their functioning and well-being (patient-reported outcomes [PROs]) are rarely collected in routine clinical practice. The International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) has developed a User’s Guide for Implementing Patient-Reported Outcomes Assessment in Clinical Practice. This paper summarizes the key issues from the User’s Guide.

Methods

Using the literature, an ISOQOL team outlined considerations for using PROs in clinical practice; options for designing the intervention; and strengths, weaknesses, and resource requirements associated with each option.

Results

Implementing routine PRO assessment involves a number of methodological and practical decisions, including (1) identifying the goals for collecting PROs in clinical practice, (2) selecting the patients, setting, and timing of assessments, (3) determining which questionnaire(s) to use, (4) choosing a mode for administering and scoring the questionnaire, (5) designing processes for reporting results, (6) identifying aids to facilitate score interpretation, (7) developing strategies for responding to issues identified by the questionnaires, and (8) evaluating the impact of the PRO intervention on the practice.

Conclusions

Integrating PROs in clinical practice has the potential to enhance patient-centered care. The online version of the User’s Guide will be updated periodically.

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Metagegevens
Titel
Implementing patient-reported outcomes assessment in clinical practice: a review of the options and considerations
Auteurs
Claire F. Snyder
Neil K. Aaronson
Ali K. Choucair
Thomas E. Elliott
Joanne Greenhalgh
Michele Y. Halyard
Rachel Hess
Deborah M. Miller
Bryce B. Reeve
Maria Santana
Publicatiedatum
01-10-2012
Uitgeverij
Springer Netherlands
Gepubliceerd in
Quality of Life Research / Uitgave 8/2012
Print ISSN: 0962-9343
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2649
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-011-0054-x

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