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Patient-Reported Outcomes 

6. Conclusion: Label What We Measure

The concepts and domains included in the measurement of PROs help in making operational definitions. Table 2 contains core concepts and domains contained in many PRO measures.

Table 2

Concepts and Domains Used in Defining Self-Reported Health Status, Quality of Life, and Health-Related Quality of Life

Click on the Concepts to see their corresponding Domains and Attributes.

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Concepts Domains and Attributes
Symptoms
Functional Status
Health Perceptions
Spiritual
Disadvantage\Opportunity
Resiliency
Environmental
Satisfaction with Treatment
Adherence to Prescribed or Recommended Treatment*

Table 2 and Figure 1 also demonstrate the multidimensionality of the concepts of health status and health-related quality of life, and as a result require multiple indicators to measure.