Potential caveats in the use of interpretability of outcome measures


Journal Article

© W. S. Maney & Son Ltd 2014. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are health assessment instruments that are designed to assess the health status of an individual from the patient’s perspective. However, the interpretation of these instruments is frequently misunderstood. In this paper, we will discuss the properties of outcome measures and how these properties help identify important change within the clinic. We outline a number of assumptions and the truths and myths behind each assumption. A summary of the use of interpretability is provided at the end of the manuscript.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cook, C; Paul, M; Wyatt, V

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 158 - 162

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1743-288X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1083-3196

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1179/1743288X14Y.0000000135

Citation Source

  • Scopus