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Quality of Life Research

, Volume 16, Supplement 1, pp 157–166 | Cite as

Patient-reported outcomes measurement and management with innovative methodologies and technologies

  • Chih-Hung ChangEmail author
Article

Abstract

Successful integration of modern psychometrics and advanced informatics in patient-reported outcomes (PRO) measurement and management can potentially maximize the value of health outcomes research and optimize the delivery of quality patient care. Unlike the traditional labor-intensive paper-and-pencil data collection method, item response theory-based computerized adaptive testing methodologies coupled with novel technologies provide an integrated environment to collect, analyze and present ready-to-use PRO data for informed and shared decision-making. This article describes the needs, challenges and solutions for accurate, efficient and cost-effective PRO data acquisition and dissemination means in order to provide critical and timely PRO information necessary to actively support and enhance routine patient care in busy clinical settings.

Keywords

Patient-reported outcomes Item response theory Computerized adaptive testing Technology 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported in part by the National Institutes of Health (R21CA113191).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Buehler Center on Aging, Health & SocietyNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA

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