Patient-reported outcome measures
Patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) assesses how a patient feels and functions in a standardised way. It allows clinicians and researchers to not only hear directly from patients about their health but also quantify these reports to objectively compare, monitor and assess outcomes that are important to patients (e.g. pain, fatigue).
Key references and resources
Patient-reported outcome measures: presentation slides created by Dr. Claudia Rutherford
Overview of PROMs in nephrology http://cjasn.asnjournals.org/content/12/11/1882.full
PROMIS obtain and administer measures http://www.healthmeasures.net/explore-measurement-systems/promis/obtain-administer-measures
FACIT measures http://www.facit.org/FACITOrg
Range of PROMs for fatigue in dialysis https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29198388