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A systematic review of patient-reported outcome measures in paediatric otolaryngology

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Abstract

Copyright © JLO (1984) Limited 2017 Background:: Recently, there has been increased emphasis on the development and application of patient-reported outcome measures. This drive to assess the impact of illness or interventions, from the patient's perspective, has resulted in a greater number of available questionnaires. The importance of selecting an appropriate patient-reported outcome measure is specifically emphasised in the paediatric population. The literature on patient-reported outcome measures used in paediatric otolaryngology was reviewed. Methods:: A comprehensive literature search was conducted using the databases Medline, Embase, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and PsycInfo, using the terms: ‘health assessment questionnaire’, ‘structured questionnaire’, ‘questionnaire’, ‘patient reported outcome measures’, ‘PROM’, ‘quality of life’ or ‘survey’, and ‘children’ or ‘otolaryngology’. The search was limited to English-language articles published between 1996 and 2016. Results:: The search yielded 656 articles, of which 63 were considered relevant. This included general paediatric patient-reported outcome measures applied to otolaryngology, and paediatric otolaryngology disease-specific patient-reported outcome measures. Conclusion:: A large collection of patient-reported outcome measures are described in the paediatric otolaryngology literature. Greater standardisation of the patient-reported outcome measures used in paediatric otolaryngology would assist in pooling of data and increase the validation of tools used.


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Author(s): Powell J, Powell S, Robson A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Laryngology and Otology

Year: 2018

Volume: 132

Issue: 1

Pages: 2-7

Print publication date: 01/01/2018

Online publication date: 11/12/2017

Acceptance date: 10/06/2017

ISSN (print): 0022-2151

ISSN (electronic): 1748-5460

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

URL: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022215117002420

DOI: 10.1017/S0022215117002420


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