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Beyond the Eckardt Score: Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures in Esophageal Disorders.

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Dorsey, YC; Song, EJ; Leiman, DA
Published in: Curr Gastroenterol Rep
December 1, 2021

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an overview of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) and summarize their role in assessing undifferentiated dysphagia and common esophageal disorders, including achalasia, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). RECENT FINDINGS: Given the subjective nature of swallowing disorders, accurate diagnoses often rely on capturing the patient experience. As a result, the number of PROMs used to characterize esophageal symptoms is increasing with a recent particular emphasis on EoE. Overall, esophageal-focused PROMs are used to interpret patient symptoms and quality of life, diagnosis, and symptom changes over time. There are limitations with each instrument, including factors affecting validity, reliability, accessibility, patient participation, and logistical implementation. PROM instruments can be helpful tools in the diagnosis and treatment of esophageal disorders. Instruments should be chosen based on factors such as target population and setting, including research, clinical, and quality improvement efforts. Future research should address how best to implement PROMs and integrate the obtained data with patient care.

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Curr Gastroenterol Rep

DOI

EISSN

1534-312X

Publication Date

December 1, 2021

Volume

23

Issue

12

Start / End Page

29

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Quality of Life
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures
  • Humans
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
 

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Dorsey, Y. C., Song, E. J., & Leiman, D. A. (2021). Beyond the Eckardt Score: Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures in Esophageal Disorders. Curr Gastroenterol Rep, 23(12), 29. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11894-021-00831-4
Dorsey, Y Claire, Erin J. Song, and David A. Leiman. “Beyond the Eckardt Score: Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures in Esophageal Disorders.Curr Gastroenterol Rep 23, no. 12 (December 1, 2021): 29. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11894-021-00831-4.
Dorsey YC, Song EJ, Leiman DA. Beyond the Eckardt Score: Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures in Esophageal Disorders. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2021 Dec 1;23(12):29.
Dorsey, Y. Claire, et al. “Beyond the Eckardt Score: Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures in Esophageal Disorders.Curr Gastroenterol Rep, vol. 23, no. 12, Dec. 2021, p. 29. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s11894-021-00831-4.
Dorsey YC, Song EJ, Leiman DA. Beyond the Eckardt Score: Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures in Esophageal Disorders. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2021 Dec 1;23(12):29.
Journal cover image

Published In

Curr Gastroenterol Rep

DOI

EISSN

1534-312X

Publication Date

December 1, 2021

Volume

23

Issue

12

Start / End Page

29

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Quality of Life
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures
  • Humans
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences