Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Trials
Efforts are underway to discover the best way to incorporate patients’ experiences with new treatments when reporting findings from clinical trials.
Researchers refer to these patient perspectives as patient-reported outcomes. Having patients report their experiences directly, instead of having doctors report how the patients are feeling, can help researchers better understand the interplay between progression-free survival, overall survival, and quality of life.
Here you will find four articles that will help you learn more about patient-reported outcomes and how they are being integrated into clinical trials.
- NIH Collaboratory: Living Textbook of Pragmatic Clinical Trials: Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Trials
- Journal of the American Medical Association: Guidelines for Including Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Trials
- Clinical Trials Arena: Challenges and Opportunities for PROs
- NIH: Collecting Patient-Reported Outcomes is Feasible in Cancer Clinical Trials