Recommendations for the assessment in allergic rhinitis and asthma: a GA²LEN taskforce position paper.The expression, “Patient-Reported Outcomes” (PROs), which came into frequent use only in the last decade, refers to “any report coming from patients about a health condition and its treatment”, as opposed to data provided by other sources (clinical and instrumental tests, providers and caregivers). PROs are gaining increasing awareness and emphasis in clinical research and by regulatory bodies because of their relevance in the overall treatment efficacy assessment. Among PROs, Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and patient-reported symptoms have been extensively evaluated in rhinitis and asthma, but unexplored areas and methodological limits have recently been identified and discussed. This approach enables us to better understand patient-related factors influencing clinical trials and real-life management outcomes, to identify patients subgroups that can benefit from specific treatment and management plans and to tailor treatment to address PROs (not only physician-defined targets) to improve asthma and rhinitis management.
Editor’s comment: PROs are gaining increasing awareness and emphasis because of their relevance in the overall treatment efficacy assessment.
Braido F, Bousquet PJ, Brzoza Z et al. Specific recommendations for PROs and HRQoL assessment in allergic rhinitis and/or asthma: A GA²LEN taskforce position paper. Allergy 2010; 65(8): 959-968.
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