Patient-reported outcome measures in benign gynecologic surgery: updates and selected tools

Jessica Traylor, Angela Chaudhari, Susan Tsai, Magdy P Milad
Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 2019 April 9

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Use of patient-reported outcome measures in clinical practice and research is becoming more prevalent and reflects initiatives to center the patient in healthcare delivery and outcomes assessment. The purpose of this review is to provide a summary description of selected, validated tools used to assess outcomes related to several benign gynecologic conditions: abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids and endometriosis.

RECENT FINDINGS: Given the availability of several validated instruments to assess patient outcomes in benign gynecology, there is still significant heterogeneity in tools used in trials.

SUMMARY: Patient outcomes assessment should be an integral part of clinical practice and research in order to treat the whole patient and address any health-related impacts on quality of life. More attention is needed to increase standardization of tools used in research to facilitate assessment of comparative efficacy between treatments.

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