Design of patient-reported outcome instruments within plastic surgery—a short primer on methodology

Design of patient-reported outcome instruments within plastic surgery—a short primer on... Eur J Plast Surg (2014) 37:121–122 DOI 10.1007/s00238-013-0911-7 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Design of patient-reported outcome instruments within plastic surgery—a short primer on methodology Shehab Jabir Received: 11 October 2013 /Accepted: 12 November 2013 /Published online: 22 November 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013 Sir, methods for the design of such measures [5, 6]. The author There has been an increasing interest in evaluating satisfaction provides some key guidelines and principles for developing with appearance and quality of life outcomes in a number of these valuable measures. sub-specialties within plastic surgery, including body The development of psychometrically sound PRO instru- contouring surgery, burns, head and neck reconstruction, and ments requires the following two key steps: cosmetic surgery via patient-reported outcome (PRO) mea- sures. PRO measures provide evidence of the impact of sur- (1) Item generation gical and other interventions from a patient perspective and (2) Assessment of psychometric validity thus differs from the more traditional outcome assessment in surgery (e.g., measuring complications), or the use of semi- Ideally, item generation for the development of a new PRO structured interviews and other qualitative approaches to un- measure follows a three-step process that includes a literature derstand the patient’s perspective. Furthermore, when http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Design of patient-reported outcome instruments within plastic surgery—a short primer on methodology

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2014 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-013-0911-7
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Eur J Plast Surg (2014) 37:121–122 DOI 10.1007/s00238-013-0911-7 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Design of patient-reported outcome instruments within plastic surgery—a short primer on methodology Shehab Jabir Received: 11 October 2013 /Accepted: 12 November 2013 /Published online: 22 November 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013 Sir, methods for the design of such measures [5, 6]. The author There has been an increasing interest in evaluating satisfaction provides some key guidelines and principles for developing with appearance and quality of life outcomes in a number of these valuable measures. sub-specialties within plastic surgery, including body The development of psychometrically sound PRO instru- contouring surgery, burns, head and neck reconstruction, and ments requires the following two key steps: cosmetic surgery via patient-reported outcome (PRO) mea- sures. PRO measures provide evidence of the impact of sur- (1) Item generation gical and other interventions from a patient perspective and (2) Assessment of psychometric validity thus differs from the more traditional outcome assessment in surgery (e.g., measuring complications), or the use of semi- Ideally, item generation for the development of a new PRO structured interviews and other qualitative approaches to un- measure follows a three-step process that includes a literature derstand the patient’s perspective. Furthermore, when

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Feb 1, 2014

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