News from the Quality Of Life (QOL) Office – Checklist for Patient Reported Outcomes
The QOL Office is pleased to announce the release of our “Checklist of instructions for the administration of Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) Measures”. This checklist has been developed over several years, with input from experts, literature reviews and Cancer Clinical Trials Group (CCTGs). The Checklist aims to assist CCTGs in developing instructions for site coordinators working on CCT-led trials for administering PRO questionnaires in a standardised manner. Standardised PRO administration is key to achieving high quality PRO data and high compliance rates.
There are two parts to this checklist: 1) paper-based (hardcopy) PRO administration of questionnaires (27 checklist items); 2) electronic PRO administration (25 items). Both checklists include examples of how to address each checklist item in a study coordinator’s manual. These examples are illustrative only and CCTGs may adapt the text to suit specific trials, as well as specific trial documents, i.e. standardised operating procedures, study coordinator manuals, etc.
The Checklist (V1) is now available on the QOL Office website.
We would be very grateful if CCTGs and CCTG members could begin using the Checklist for newly activated studies and provide feedback or ideas for improvement to firstname.lastname@example.org.