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Patient-Reported Outcomes

1. Learning Objectives

After reviewing this chapter readers should be able to:

  • Define patient-reported outcomes and their role in research and practice;
  • Identify different types of patient-reported outcome measures and their strengths and weaknesses in application;
  • List and give examples of the concepts and domains incorporated into health status, quality of life, and health-related quality of life measures;
  • Identify and define the measurement properties of new or existing patient-reported outcome measures, with special attention to validity of the assessment; and
  • Write a critical appraisal of a patient-reported outcome assessment in a clinical trial.