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Patient-reported outcome measures in benign gynecologic surgery

updates and selected tools

Traylor, Jessica; Chaudhari, Angela; Tsai, Susan; Milad, Magdy P.

Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology: April 9, 2019 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - p
doi: 10.1097/GCO.0000000000000544

Purpose of review Use of patient-reported outcome measures in clinical practice and research is becoming more prevalent and reflects initiatives to center the patient in healthcare delivery and outcomes assessment. The purpose of this review is to provide a summary description of selected, validated tools used to assess outcomes related to several benign gynecologic conditions: abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids and endometriosis.

Recent findings Given the availability of several validated instruments to assess patient outcomes in benign gynecology, there is still significant heterogeneity in tools used in trials.

Summary Patient outcomes assessment should be an integral part of clinical practice and research in order to treat the whole patient and address any health-related impacts on quality of life. More attention is needed to increase standardization of tools used in research to facilitate assessment of comparative efficacy between treatments.

Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Correspondence to Jessica Traylor, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lavin Family Pavilion, 259 East Erie Street, Suite 2450, Chicago, IL 60611, USA. Tel: +1 312 472 4686; fax: +1 312 472 6580; e-mail:

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