Patient-Reported Outcome Measures
Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) assesses health outcomes and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) from the patients’ perspective in clinical research to measure treatment effectiveness as well as quality and safety of healthcare services. It partners with patient-reported experience measures (PREMs) to improve the quality of care. EQ-5D is a simple and standardised and generic preference-based measure to assess HRQoL worldwide. The HK Chinese version of EQ-5D 5-levels questionnaire (EQ-5D-5L HK) has been culturally adapted and validated by our team and its normative profile of utility was established as reference for further application in resource allocation and health technology assessment. The EQ-5D has also been incorporated in the local validated PREMs for HK Chinese patients enabling measurement of health outcomes simultaneously with patient experience in different inpatient, specialist outpatient and accident and emergency department settings. We are researching extending the application of the tool to adolescent population in development of an adapted instrument EQ-5D-Y.
EQ-5D, EuroQol. https://euroqol.org/