Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs)

01 October 2021

By IFPA

What are patient-reported outcomes important?

A Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) is just that - an outcome reported directly by the patient. The patient assesses his or her outcomes using a questionnaire also known in the industry as a Patient-reported Outcome Measure (PrOM) questionnaire. The patient's perspective is recorded without external interpretation of anyone else except the patient.

How can I access a suitable Patient-reported Outcome Measure (PrOM) questionnaire?

Different PROMs are available for multiple purposes to support research and healthcare providers. The Consensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement Instruments (COSMIN) provide guidelines to help researchers and clinicians select the most suitable instrument for clinical and research projects

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