The And Post Operative Patient Reported Outcomes Measures

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Introduction
Pre- and post-operative Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs) are being used with increasing frequency to measure the severity of a patient’s symptoms and level of function. They can be important tools in assessing a patient’s suitability for surgery, expected outcome and post-operative recovery. Although their use derives helpful clinical data, not all clinicians have adopted their use into their busy clinical practice.
PROM data has traditionally been collected in the clinic setting using a paper-based method. Newer, computer-based, electronic PROM data collection systems allow for quicker data collection, automated data input and processing; and minimal clinician input.(Griffiths-Jones et al. 2014)
Several THA PROM clinical scores have been described, validated and compared (Alviar et al. 2011; Collins & Roos 2012; Hinman et al. 2014; Kemp et al. 2013; Klassbo, Larsson & Mannevik 2003; Soderman, Malchau & Herberts 2001; Thorborg et al. 2015; Ware, Kosinski & Keller 1996). Each assessment tool has its relative strengths and benefits, as well as its weaknesses. No single assessment tool has reported consistent superiority over another, and the choice of which one to use normally comes down to patient population, the pathology being investigated, investigator preference and resource management (Alviar et al. 2011; Collins & Roos 2012; Hinman et al. 2014; Kemp et al. 2013; Soderman, Malchau & Herberts 2001)
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