Patient reported outcome measures: a model-based classification system for research and clinical practice

@article{Valderas2008PatientRO,
  title={Patient reported outcome measures: a model-based classification system for research and clinical practice},
  author={Jose Maria Valderas and Jordi Alonso},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={17},
  pages={1125-1135}
}
The umbrella term Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) has been successfully proposed for instruments measuring perceived health outcomes, but its relationship to current conceptual models remains to be established. Our aim was to develop a classification system for PRO measures based on a valid conceptual model. We reviewed models and classification schemes of health outcomes and integrated them in a common conceptual framework, based on the models by Wilson and Cleary and the International… CONTINUE READING