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WIP Seminar Series Special Presentation: Drs. Jose Valderas & Ian Porter

The evidence for routine feedback of PROMs in clinical practice: Implications for multimorbid frail, older, adults

Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) measures are currently under-utilized in Primary Care in the UK. For frail older adults with multiple conditions (multimorbidity), combinations of individualized and standardized PRO measures may support health management and prioritization. We aimed to test the feasibility of implementing routine PRO administration and feedback as part of Primary Care annual reviews for this patient group. Participants with two or more chronic conditions (asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart failure, depression, and osteoarthritis of the hip and/or knee) completed generic, condition-specific and individualized PRO measures immediately ahead of annual reviews. Personalized PRO summaries were provided to patients and clinicians to inform reviews. Acceptability of the intervention was rated by patients/clinicians separately. Qualitative interviews were also conducted with patients (10) and clinicians (5) to provide a more detailed evaluation. Findings suggested a high degree of acceptability from both patients and clinicians.

Jose M Valderas, PhD, MPH, BMBS
Professor of Health Services & Policy Research, University of Exeter
President, International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL)

Ian Porter, PhD, MsC
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Health Services & Policy Research Group, University of Exeter