Patient-Reported Outcome Measures [PROM]« Back to Glossary Index
Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) are data reported directly by a patient on his or her own health condition, without interpretation by a doctor or anyone else. They are based on a patient’s perception of a disease and its treatment. The findings or outcomes can be measured in absolute terms (e.g. severity of a symptom, sign, or state of a disease or condition) or as a change from a previous measure.
Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are the tools used to measure and collect data on PROs. Generally, findings are measured by a well-defined and reliable patient-reported outcome (PRO) instrument. The use of a PRO instrument is advised when measuring an aspect of the disease or condition that is best known by the patient or is best measured from the patient perspective.« Back to Glossary Index