Patient reported outcome measures for allergy and asthma in children: PROMS for allergy and asthma in children

Ireneous N Soyiri, Bright I Nwaru, Aziz Sheikh

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Abstract

There is increasing recognition of the importance of patient's perceptions of disease and their assessments of heath care processes. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are therefore now regarded as at least as important as the traditional objective measures of disease. For minors, parental and, except in the very young and severally cognitively impaired, the child's perspectives are important because they provide unique and complementary information. In this review, we summarise the evidence on PROMs for allergy and asthma for use in children. Overall, there are fewer PROMs available for use in children than in adults. We were able to identify some validated pediatric PROMs that have been developed for use in atopic eczema/dermatitis, food allergy, allergic rhinitis/rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma. There is very limited evidence on deploying these instruments out with research settings. There is therefore a pressing need to report on the experiences of using PROMs for allergy and asthma in routine clinical care. In particular, there is a need to understand how acceptable these are to children/carers, whether they can be incorporated into routine clinical assessments and if they are responsive to changes in treatment made in routine clinical practice. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPediatric Allergy and Immunology
Early online date11 Jun 2016
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Jun 2016

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