Health assessments are becoming more and more relevant. Measuring individuals' health conditions is important for monitoring, disease modeling studies, and comparisons of different healthcare interventions.
Any assessment coming directly from patients, without interpretation by physicians or others, about how they function or feel in relation to their health condition is called a patient-reported outcome measure (PROM).
A PROM were the collecting of the responses is done by electronic software. This facilitates to use many features that are impossible with conventional PROMs.
Although many of these PROMs aim to measure the intensity or frequency of complaints or limitations, they do not measure the impact of these complaints or limitations that is deemed relevant by the patient himself.
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Only a few tools are available to assess health with a single, standardized, overall score. But these tools are known for many biases, and the health content is not based on patient input.