Original Publication Date: >21 August, 2015
Publication / Source: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
Authors: Laura Kelly, Crispin Jenkinson & David Morley
There has been a marked shift from clinically assessed to patient assessed outcomes of treatment in neurodegenerative conditions over recent decades. The use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) provides a method with which researchers and clinicians can gain insightful and meaningful data on health status from the patients’ perspective. It is imperative that high-quality PROMs are chosen based upon their measurement properties and their suitability for use in the intended clinical or research context. This review aims to give a brief overview of best practice standards for selecting PROMs, current instruments used in exemplar neurodegenerative conditions and their application in clinical trials and routine measurement.