Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) effectively monitor the health-related quality-of-life impact of cancer, and also routinely track common oncological symptoms such as physical function, fatigue and depression.

OutcomeMD’s many oncology-related PRO measures (PROMs) include Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT) Questionnaires for many types of cancer. Each assessment is designed to measure physical, social, emotional and functional well-being:
Condition PROM
General cancer symptoms
  • National Cancer Institute's PRO Common Terminology
    Criteria for Adverse Events
Bladder cancer
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy
    Questionnaire - Bladder
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT)
    Bladder Symptom Index
Breast cancer
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy
    Questionnaire - Breast
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT)
    Breast Symptom Index
Colorectal cancer
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy
    Questionnaire - Colorectal
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT)
    Colorectal Symptom Index
Head/Neck cancer
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy
    Questionnaire - Head & Neck
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT) Head
    and Neck Symptom Index
Hepatobiliary cancer
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy
    Questionnaire - Hepatobiliary
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT)
    Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Symptom Index
Leukemia
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Questionnaire –
    Leukemia
Lung cancer
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Questionnaire -
    Lung
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT) Lung
    Symptom Index-12
Lymphoma
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Questionnaire -
    Lymphoma (NHL)
Melanoma
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Questionnaire –
    Melanoma
Ovarian cancer
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Questionnaire -
    Ovarian
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT) Ovarian
    Symptom Index
Prostate Cancer
  • UCLA Prostate Cancer Index - Short Form
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Questionnaire -
    Prostate
  • Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT) Prostate
    Symptom Index
Vulvar cancer
  • Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Questionnaire –
    Vulva
All oncology conditions
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) validated person-centred measures to track
    all relevant symptoms including:
    • Positive affect and well-being
    • Physical function
    • Pain intensity
    • Pain interference
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Sleep disturbance
    Below are links for more information on OutcomeMD’s use of:
  • PROMIS Computer Adaptive Tests
  • PROMIS, Neuro-QoL, ASCQ-Me, & NIH Toolbox
Additionally, as the technology partner of the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), OutcomeMD works to respect ICHOM’s recommended PROMs for colorectal cancer, breast cancer, localized prostate cancer, advanced prostate cancer, and lung cancer when possible.

For conditions that encompass more than one patient area or domain (for example, lung cancer + pain intensity + fatigue), OutcomeMD has developed clusters of multiple PROs based on validated medical literature. With our PRO clusters, you will always have a comprehensive view of how your patient is progressing..
The value of OutcomeMD to Oncology:
  • Improve your patients’ health and enhance the patient experience by engaging them in routine outcome tracking
    • Use of patient reported outcome measures (PROs) to identify and treat patients with worsening symptoms led to improved overall survival (mean = 5 months) for individuals with metastatic cancer1.
    • In patients undergoing chemotherapy, the use of PROs increased communication with clinicians, improved satisfaction with emotional support from their clinician, and increased quality of life2.
  • Supplement your understanding of your patients’ health condition based on clinical markers, with real-time outcomes that are meaningful to your patients
    • Compared to the self-reported pain, fatigue, nausea, dyspnea, and diarrhea outcomes of patients with advanced cancer, a significantly lower percentage of clinicians rated their patients’ symptoms as moderate or severe, supporting the importance of obtaining the patient perspective3.

Do you need a PROM that is not in OutcomeMD? We routinely add new, validated PROMs into OutcomeMD to ensure that you can track all patient outcomes that will allow you to optimize care management. If you would like to send your patients a PROM that is not yet available in our software platform, let us know.

Did your patient have a great outcome? With OutcomeMD, your patients with good outcomes can now publicly celebrate their improvement with ease by posting on their social media accounts (lead generation) and on your review sites (reputation management)!

1Basch E, Deal AM, Dueck AC, et al. Overall survival results of a trial assessing patient-reported outcomes for symptom monitoring during routine cancer treatment. JAMA 2017;318(2):197-8.
2Detmar SB, Muller MJ, Schornagel JH, Wever LDV, Aaronson NK. Health-related quality-of life assessments and patient-physician communication: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2002;288(23):3027-34.
3Laugsand EA, Sprangers MA, Bjordal K, Skorpen F, Kaasa S, Klepstad P. Health care providers underestimate symptom intensities of cancer patients: a multicenter European study. Health Qual Life Outcomes 2010;8:104.

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