Presenting patient-reported outcomes data to patients and clinicians to improve interpretability

Snyder, C.F. et al. Cancer. Published online: 13 January 2017

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Background: Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) (eg, symptoms, functioning) can inform patient management. However, patients and clinicians often have difficulty interpreting score meaning. The authors tested approaches for presenting PRO data to improve interpretability.

Conclusions: The current results support presenting PRO data with higher = better directionality and threshold lines indicating normal versus concerning scores.

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