What is it about?
This work shows that patient-reported outcomes are not interchangeable. Quality of life cannot be measured with a tool that measures health status ie symptoms and functioning. The findings reported in this paper show the important differences and similarities between different patient-reported outcomes.
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Why is it important?
Health status tools such as the EQ-5D and SF-36 are often inappropriately used and interpreted as if they are measuring quality of life. This is highly misleading because health may improve while quality of life is damaged and vice versa. We need to measure health outcomes and quality of life outcomes and be clear that they are not are the same thing.
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This page is a summary of: Predictors of Quality of Life and Other Patient-Reported Outcomes in the PANORAMA Multinational Study of People With Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes Care, November 2017, American Diabetes Association, DOI: 10.2337/dc16-2655.
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