Patient-Reported Outcomes

9. Types of Measures

There are a number of ways of categorizing instruments designed to measure PROs such as health status and quality of life (Fitzpatrick et al., 1992; Patrick and Erickson, 1993). Taxonomy of self-reported health status and quality of life measures is contained in Table 4.

Source of Report
Mode of Collection
Testing Strategy
Types of Scores Produced
Range of Populations and Concepts
Weighting System
Patrick D.L., Erickson P. (1993). Health status and health policy: Quality of life in health care evaluation and resource allocation. New York: Oxford University Press.