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Table 1 ISOQOL PRO Implementation Guide Framework for SLR Data Synthesis

From: Exploring the implementation of patient-reported outcome measures in cancer care: need for more real-world evidence results in the peer reviewed literature

  Data Synthesis Categories Data Codes
PRO Study Design Recommendations Goals for Collecting PRO Screening, Monitoring, Patient Centered Care, Decision Aid, Team communication, Quality of care
Patients, Setting, Timing of Assessment Patients: Type of Cancer, Adults vs. Children
Setting: Clinic, Home, Hospital, Hospice
Timing of assessment: Before Visit, During Visit, After Visit
Selection of PROs Types of PROs Used: Symptoms, Function, Disease-Specific Quality of Life, Generic Quality of Life, Other
PRO Mode of administration Paper and Pencil /Phone/ IVR/ePRO (Tablet, Web, Phone)
PRO Study Results Recommendations Reporting of PRO Results Where? Clinical Flow vs. Other
How? Numbers, Graphs, Full Report
Who? Clinical Team, Patient, Both
Score Interpretation Written guidelines, Cut Scores, Minimally Important Difference, Normative Scores
Plans for Addressing Issues Identified by PRO Plans in Place/No Plans
Evaluation of PRO Impact on Clinical Practice Research Designs Used (RCT, Quasi RCT, Survey)
Types of Outcomes Considered: Outcomes with Evidence of Impact
  1. Abbreviations: ePRO = electronic patient-reported outcome, IVR = Interactive Voice Response, PRO = patient-reported outcome, RCT = randomized controlled trial