Journal article

The role of response domain and scale label in the quantitative interpretation of patient-reported outcome measure response options

Tessa Peasgood, Jen-Yu Chang, Robina Mir, Clara Mukuria, Philip A Powell



PURPOSE: Uncertainties exist in how respondents interpret response options in patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), particularly across different domains and for different scale labels. The current study assessed how respondents quantitatively interpret common response options. METHODS: Members of the general public were recruited to this study via an online panel, stratified by age, gender, and having English as a first language. Participants completed background questions and were randomised to answer questions on one of three domains (i.e. loneliness (negatively phrased), happiness or activities (positively phrased)). Participants were asked to provide quantitative interpretations of..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This manuscript is independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research Yorkshire and Humber Applied Research Collaboration. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the National Institute for Health Research or the Department of Health and Social Care.