Patient Measures

Patient-Reported Outcome and Experience Measures (PROMs & PREMs)

What we can measure

Health Status

The howRu health status measure is a short generic Patient-Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) to track and compare patients’ perceptions of how they feel and what they can do. (PROM, 24 words, 8 years).

Benson T, et al. Evaluation of a new short generic measure of HRQoL: howRu. Inform Prim Care 2010;18:89–101. (pdf)

Personal Well-being

The Personal Well-being Score (PWS) is a simplified version of the ONS4. It covers life evaluation, worthwhileness, happiness and anxiety. (PROM, 29 words, 9 years)

Benson T, et al. Personal Wellbeing Score (PWS) – a short version of ONS4: development and validation in social prescribing. BMJ Open Qual 2019;8:e000394. (pdf)

Health Confidence

The Health Confidence Score (HCS) captures what people think about their health literacy, self-efficacy, access to care and shared decision-making. (PROM, 38 words, 7 years)

Benson T, et al. Development and initial testing of a Health Confidence Score (HCS). BMJ Open Qual 2019;8:e000411. (pdf)

Loneliness

Loneliness is an important determinant of health and well-being. This positive measure captures people’s perception of their social relationships. (PROM, 31 words, 7 years)

Benson T. Measure what we want: a taxonomy of short generic person-reported outcome and experience measures (PROMs and PREMs). BMJ Open Qual 2020;9:e000789. (pdf)

Patient Experience

The howRwe Patient-Reported Experience Measure (PREM) measures patients’ perception of service provided (kindness, communication, promptness and organisation). (PREM, 18 words, 7 years)

Benson T, Potts HWW. A short generic patient experience questionnaire: howRwe development and validation. BMC Health Serv Res 2014;14:499. (pdf)

Service Integration

Service integration captures patients’ perceptions of how well different services work together to help them. (PREM, 35 words, 8 years)

Benson T. Measure what we want: a taxonomy of short generic person-reported outcome and experience measures (PROMs and PREMs). BMJ Open Qual 2020;9:e000789. (pdf)