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A scoping review to establish the utility of patient reported outcome measures in blood cancer

Kirkpatrick, S.; Campbell, K.


S. Kirkpatrick


Blood cancers can have devastating effects on patients’ physical, emotional, and psychosocial health. With improvements in therapies, patients are living longer. There is growing evidence to support the use of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in capturing cancer care sequel as they measure a patient’s perception of their own health status and needs through validated tools. While PROMs are widely adopted in oncology, it is felt that uptake in haematology remains limited in routine outpatient supportive care. Therefore, the objective of this scoping review is to explore, and identify the utility of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in blood cancer and to understand the extent and type of evidence in relation to benefits of PROMs to patients within routine clinical practice.
This review was conducted in accordance with the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) methodology for scoping reviews (Peters et al. 2020) and the PRISMA- ScR (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta analysis) model for organising information (Tricco et al. 2018).
Initial searches identified 7977 papers, 21 full texts were reviewed and eight papers that met the final inclusion criteria were included in the review. The findings were placed in categories of papers and included: acceptability and usability, self-efficacy, patient experience, implementation and impact of PROMs.
The papers identified the area of interests to be the implementation process of PROMS, within routine care, where the dominance was implementation of electronic versus paper, for routine symptom management and only one paper addressed impact of PROMS on patient outcomes. This highlights the collation of data but not how the data is used in routine care to improve the quality of life when living with a chronic Haematology illness trajectory. To conclude there is limited to non-existent evidence on the impact of using PROMs to support delivery of personalised supportive care.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 18, 2022
Publication Date 2022-09
Deposit Date Nov 17, 2022
Journal Annals of Oncology
Print ISSN 0923-7534
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 33
Issue suppl_7
Pages S1371
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