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October 29, 2015
Guest Post: Selecting a PRO instrument for use at the point-of-care: the experience of the Alberta Ocular Brachytherapy Program
August 28, 2015
Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) were originally developed for clinical trials, where they were incorporated into regular data collection along with biospecimen sampling, testing, or other measures. As a result, PRO instruments could afford to be lengthy – many questions could be asked to capture the fine nuances of symptom severity and functional status. Read more
July 31, 2015
From a healthcare systems perspective, chronic conditions represent some of the most challenging healthcare needs to address. Studies in both the United States and Canada consistently demonstrate that these conditions are amongst those with the widest variations in their utilization of resources… Read more
Guest Post: Using mHealth to collect patient reported outcomes from youths with physical disabilities
July 10, 2015
Youths with physical disabilities often experience pain (Ehde et al., 2009). This pain can cause considerable disruption in their daily activities such as sleep, appetite, family functions, and peer relationships (Oddson et al., 2006). Clinically managing this pain requires regular surveillance, often based on patient self-reports. Read more