Measurement of quality of recovery using the QoR-40: a quantitative systematic review.

  title={Measurement of quality of recovery using the QoR-40: a quantitative systematic review.},
  author={B F Gornall and Paul S. Myles and Clasina Leslie Smith and Justin A Burke and Kate Leslie and Michelle Jessica Pereira and James E. Bost and Kirsten Birgit Kluivers and Ulrica Nilsson and Yukako Tanaka and Andrew Forbes},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  volume={111 2},
BACKGROUND Several rating scales have been developed to measure quality of recovery after surgery and anaesthesia, but the most extensively used is the QoR-40, a 40-item questionnaire that provides a global score and subscores across five dimensions: patient support, comfort, emotions, physical independence, and pain. It has been evaluated in a variety of settings, but its overall psychometric properties (validity, reliability, ease of use, and interpretation) and clinical utility are uncertain… CONTINUE READING
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