AOFAS Position Statement Regarding Patient-Reported Outcome Measures.
Kitaoka HB, Meeker JE, Phisitkul P, Adams SB Jr, Kaplan JR, Wagner E. Foot Ankle Int. 2018 Oct 31:1071100718809066. doi: 10.1177/1071100718809066. [Epub ahead of print]
The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) released a position statement on patient-reported outcomes to assess patient general health, functional status, and outcomes of treatment. The authors note “It is not possible to recommend a single instrument to collect quality orthopedic data as the selection is dependent on the population being examined and the question being asked. We support the use of the PROMIS Physical Function Computerized Adaptive Test (PF CAT) or Lower Extremity Computerized Adaptive Test (LE CAT), which can be assessed with other domains such as Pain Interference. In addition, a disease-specific measure can be used when available.”