Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are validated questionnaires that measure health-related quality of life, functioning, wellbeing, and symptoms from the patients’ perspective. Originally, PROMs have been used in clinical trials and research, to measure the effect of treatment on outcomes relevant to the patient. Nowadays, PROMs are more and more applied in daily clinical practice, to better incorporate health-related quality of live in the clinical course of cancer patients.
This project (under the leadership of Kelly de Ligt) focuses on the implementation of PROMs in the daily clinical hospital practice. We study the way PROMs should be implemented in clinical care to increase patient-centered care, including ways to feedback PROMs to patients and healthcare providers, but also evaluate the actual implementation of PROMs in our institute. We aim to include as much of our findings directly into the clinical setting to improve healthcare for cancer patients treated at the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek.