What makes R-Outcomes different

Our measures have been built to be generic, for example our patient questionnaires are applicable to those with a wide range of conditions, including those where the diagnosis is not known, across a wide range of health and social care settings.

Each R-Outcomes measure is short and quick to use, minimising respondent burden, with simple unambiguous wording, understandable by those whose first language is not English. They have been designed for frequent routine use, using smart-phones, kiosks, paper or postcard-size forms.

Our measures are also flexible, and to be used as a family allowing you scope to measure what is most important to you and your service, free text comments and the collection of standard metrics are also supported.

Measure Health Status Experience Engagement Wellbeing Other measures
howRu EQ-5D
howRwe NHS FFT
Health confidence PAM
Personal wellbeing Warwick-Ed’bgh


Length and reading age

The following table shows the number of items (questions), words and reading age of R-Outcomes tools, together with comparable figures for other patient-reported measures designed to do similar things.

The number of items is based on that used by original authors, including demographic items where specified.

The number of words is based on public sources, including instructions and covering letters where provided.

Reading age is calculated using the Flesch-Kincaid Grade (FKG) score, provided as part of Microsoft Word (reading age equals FKG + 5) using published texts.