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Living with Chronic Disease: Measuring Important Patient-Reported Outcomes

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  • A single source step-by-step guide on the development and deployment of modern generation PROs measures which is handy and readily accessible
  • A new roadmap on PRO measure development, addressing recent developments that will help the reader make the most of the opportunities presented
  • A full chapter is devoted to recommendations addressing common pitfalls in assessing PROs in clinical practice and clinical research settings ensuring readers can fully realise the most from the modern PRO measures

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This book serves as a roadmap for the development and application of patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures, supporting beginners through to experts, as a practical guide. To elucidate on key concepts in the book, examples from clinical research in hyperhidrosis and health-related quality of life and medicines clinical development context, are used. Health-related quality of life represents one of the most commonly measured PROs in both routine clinical practice and research. The book demonstrates the importance of PROs to patients with chronic disease and how such outcomes can assist clinicians in managing patients and monitoring their response to treatment in terms of both symptoms and impacts.

This book will benefit readers as a single-source practical guide on the development of modern PRO measures and may also serve as a blueprint for the conceptualization and planning of evidence generation related to PROs in various settings.  Ideas and suggestions on how to navigate recent developments shaping the field of PRO measurement are also offered.

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. A New Roadmap for Development of a PRO Measure

  2. An Illustration of the New PRO Measure Development Roadmap Using Research in Hyperhidrosis as A Practical Example

  3. Practical Considerations When Applying PRO Measures


“This is a very detailed outline of a new process that moves away from the traditional models of outcomes research and quantifies the value in the eyes of the patient, which is frequently lost in traditional outcomes assessment. It is an extraordinarily valuable read for policy makers at all levels.” (Vincent F Carr, Doody's Book Reviews, January, 25, 2019)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Global Evidence & Value Development – R&D, Merck KgaA, Darmstadt, Germany

    Paul Kamudoni

  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand

    Nutjaree Johns

  • School of Life & Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

    Sam Salek

About the authors

Dr Paul Kamudoni (PhD MSc.) is a Scientific Associate Director in the Global Evidence and Value Development – R&D department at Merck KgaA in Darmstadt (Germany) where he leads the Centre of Excellence for Patient Reported Outcomes. Dr Kamudoni trained as a Pharmacoeconomist and a Clinical Outcome Measurement Scientist at Cardiff University. In his day to day work, he is involved in the development and validation of PRO measures, and the design and integration of PRO endpoints in clinical trials and other types of studies. He maintains an active research interest in methodological issues in the integration of electronic health records with prospective PRO assessments, and the application of item response theory in PRO measurement among others.

Dr Nutjaree Pratheepawanit Johns (PhD PharmD) is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and melatonin research group, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. She has held a number of academic positions both in Thailand and abroad, including a fellowship at the Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB) (Olympia, WA, USA). Dr Johns has an expertise in cancer care and quality of life (QoL) research and collaborates with several cancer centres in Northeastern Thailand. She has developed and tested a number of PRO measures including cross-cultural adaptation into the Thai language. Dr Johns is also a principal investigator in many clinical trials investigating the effects of disease or interventions on QoL of cancer patients. She has been a recipient of several prestigious awards including Scholarship for Developing Country, International Society for Quality of Life Research and the Doyle Prize: Postgraduate section, Palliative Medicine Journal.

Professor Sam Salek (PhD RPh FFPM FRPS MCMS FESCP) is Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, visiting Professor at the Estate of Hessen, Germany, andDirector of the Institute for Medicines Development, Cardiff, UK. Professor Salek’s research focuses mainly on four areas: development and application of PRO measures; drug safety evaluation and pharmacovigilance; pharmacoeconomics and economic evaluation of healthcare; and pharmaceutical regulation & medicines development in the mature and emerging markets. He has published 22 books and 600+ journal articles and abstracts. Professor Salek is a member of five Editorial Boards and an active member of several societies.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Living with Chronic Disease: Measuring Important Patient-Reported Outcomes

  • Authors: Paul Kamudoni, Nutjaree Johns, Sam Salek

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  • Publisher: Adis Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-10-8413-3Published: 24 September 2018

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-13-4143-4Published: 10 January 2019

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-10-8414-0Published: 06 September 2018

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 165

  • Number of Illustrations: 5 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Quality of Life Research

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