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Collecting and acting upon Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) is one of the cornerstones of patient-centered care. PROs include symptoms, some aspects of function, health perception, health related quality of life and quality of life. Choosing the right set of PROs can be challenging as there are many options, each with advantages and disadvantages.

This intensive online course offers a curriculum that will provide a basic level introduction to the why and how of using PROs in research.

This training is aimed at:
  • Health professionals
  • Medical scientists who are not experts in the use of PROs
  • Consultants
  • Pharmaceutical and medical device representatives
  • New investigators and research students
  • Policymakers
  • Other associations and individuals who are interested in acquiring familiarity with the PRO research terms and methodology.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the historical and conceptual framework of Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs)
  • Identify the types of PRO measures
  • Review the purposes and applications of PROs¬†
  • Gain knowledge on the key psychometric properties of PRO measures.
  • To compare and contrast the main measurement approaches that apply to PROs
  • Gain familiarity with the basic steps in measure development
  • Discuss need for cross-cultural equivalence
  • Discuss the conceptual model of child health and illness outcomes
  • Review the rationale for implementing PROs in clinical practice
  • Comprehend approaches and pitfalls
  • Gain understanding of resources available to guide implementation

Recording Policy
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ISOQOL members receive a discounted rate. To view membership rates, click  here.