Journal article

Patient-reported outcomes of pain and physical functioning in neurofibromatosis clinical trials

Pamela L Wolters, Staci Martin, Vanessa L Merker, James H Tonsgard, Sondra E Solomon, Andrea Baldwin, Amanda L Bergner, Karin Walsh, Heather L Thompson, Kathy L Gardner, Cynthia M Hingtgen, Elizabeth Schorry, William N Dudley, Barbara Franklin



OBJECTIVE: Tumors and other disease complications of neurofibromatosis (NF) can cause pain and negatively affect physical functioning. To document the clinical benefit of treatment in NF trials targeting these manifestations, patient-reported outcomes (PROs) assessing pain and physical functioning should be included as study endpoints. Currently, there is no consensus on the selection and use of such measures in the NF population. This article presents the recommendations of the PRO group of the Response Evaluation in Neurofibromatosis and Schwannomatosis (REiNS) International Collaboration for assessing the domains of pain and physical functioning for NF clinical trials. METHODS: The REiNS ..

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