Patient Reported Outcome
A patient-reported outcome (PRO) is a health outcome directly reported by the patient who experienced it without the interpretation of the patients responses by a physician or anyone else. Although assessment of patient wellbeing and symptom management are the foundations of clinical care, the care that is delivered to patients often falls short of meeting patients needs. PROs play a significant role as study endpoints in the development and evaluation of new therapies. Patient-reported outcome instruments are also used to measure the adverse effects of a therapy separately from its effectiveness. The most commonly used PRO questionnaires assess one of the following constructs:
· Symptoms (impairments) and other aspects of well-being
- Functioning (disability)
- Health status
- General health perceptions
- Quality of life (QoL)
- Health related quality of life (HRQoL)
- Reports and Ratings of health care.
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