Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials

Development of a core set of outcome measures for OAB treatment

General Information

Abstract:
Introduction and hypothesis

Standardized measures enable the comparison of outcomes across providers and treatments giving valuable information for improving care quality and efficacy. The aim of this project was to define a minimum standard set of outcome measures and case-mix factors for evaluating the care of patients with overactive bladder (OAB).
Methods

The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) convened an international working group (WG) of leading clinicians and patients to engage in a structured method for developing a core outcome set. Consensus was determined by a modified Delphi process, and discussions were supported by both literature review and patient input.
Results

The standard set measures outcomes of care for adults seeking treatment for OAB, excluding residents of long-term care facilities. The WG focused on treatment outcomes identified as most important key outcome domains to patients: symptom burden and bother, physical functioning, emotional health, impact of symptoms and treatment on quality of life, and success of treatment. Demographic information and case-mix factors that may affect these outcomes were also included.
Conclusions

The standardized outcome set for evaluating clinical care is appropriate for use by all health providers caring for patients with OAB, regardless of specialty or geographic location, and provides key data for quality improvement activities and research.

Authors:
Caroline Foust-WrightStephanie WissigCaleb StowellElizabeth OlsonAnita AndersonJennifer AngerLinda CardozoNikki CotterillElizabeth Ann GormleyPhilip Toozs-HobsonJohn HeesakkersPeter HerbisonKate MooreJessica McKinneyAbraham MorseSamantha PulliamGeorge SzonyiAdrian WaggIan Milsom

Publication

Journal:
International Urogynecology Journal
Volume:
Issue:
Pages:
1 - 9
Year:
2017
DOI:
Further Study Information

Date:
Funding source(s):
Funding for the project was provided by the International Urogynecology Association (IUGA).

Health Area

Disease Category
Urology

Disease Name
Prolapse, incontinence, overactive bladder

Target Population

Age Range
-

Sex
Unknown


Nature / type of Intervention
Unknown

Method(s)

Delphi process
Focus group(s)
Literature review

Stakeholders Involved

Clinical experts
Consumers (patients)
Researchers

Study Type

COS for clinical trials or clinical research

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