Recommendations on the use of item libraries for patient-reported outcome measurement in oncology trials: findings from an international, multidisciplinary working group

Claire Piccinin*, Ethan Basch, Vishal Bhatnagar, Melanie Calvert, Alicyn Campbell, David Cella, Charles S. Cleeland, Corneel Coens, Anne Sophie Darlington, Amylou C. Dueck, Mogens Groenvold, Ralf Herold, Bellinda L. King-Kallimanis, Paul G. Kluetz, Dagmara Kuliś, Daniel O'Connor, Kathy Oliver, Madeline Pe, Bryce B. Reeve, Jaap C. ReijneveldXin Shelley Wang, Andrew Bottomley

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Abstract

The use of item libraries for patient-reported outcome (PRO) measurement in oncology allows for the customisation of PRO assessment to measure key health-related quality of life concepts of relevance to the target population and intervention. However, no high-level recommendations exist to guide users on the design and implementation of these customised PRO measures (item lists) across different PRO measurement systems. To address this issue, a working group was set up, including international stakeholders (academic, independent, industry, health technology assessment, regulatory, and patient advocacy), with the goal of creating recommendations for the use of item libraries in oncology trials. A scoping review was carried out to identify relevant publications and highlight any gaps. Stakeholders commented on the available guidance for each research question, proposed recommendations on how to address gaps in the literature, and came to an agreement using discussion-based methods. Nine primary research questions were identified that formed the scope and structure of the recommendations on how to select items and implement item lists created from item libraries. These recommendations address methods to drive item selection, plan the structure and analysis of item lists, and facilitate their use in conjunction with other measures. The findings resulted in high-level, instrument-agnostic recommendations on the use of item-library-derived item lists in oncology trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e86-e95
JournalThe Lancet Oncology
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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