Patient Measures

Patient Activation Measures and Person Specific Outcome

Person Specific Outcomes

Outcome measures, tailored to the needs of individuals, have been proposed for several decades.  Examples include MYMOP,[1] MYCaW[2] and SEIQOL.[3]

R-Outcomes has developed a new measure, known as Person-Specific Outcome Measure (PSO), which follows the same conventions as other R-Outcomes measures.  PSO has two parts. First the user is prompted to identify one or two key issues that they would like help with, which are entered as free text.  Then they are asked to rate how much concern each issue causes on a scale from “None” to “Extreme”. (PROM, 25 words, 8 years)


  1. Paterson C. Measuring outcomes in primary care: a patient generated measure, MYMOP, compared with the SF-36 health survey. BMJ 1996;312(7037):1016-20.
  2. Paterson C, Thomas K, Manasse A, et al. Measure Yourself Concerns and Wellbeing (MYCaW): an individualised questionnaire for evaluating outcome in cancer support care that includes complementary therapies. Complementary therapies in medicine. 2007;15(1):38-45.
  3. Browne JP, O’Boyle CA, McGee HM, et al. Individual Quality of life in the healthy elderly. Qual Life Res 1994;3:235-244.

Patient Activation Measure

The R-Outcomes version of PAM has been developed with Insignia. Users need to source a license to use PAM independently.  This uses the wording approved for use in the NHS in 2020.

“R-Outcomes measures are now KPIs for several of our new models of care.”

Phil MartinezWest Hampshire CCG