CE Introduction This issue of Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders focuses on patient-reported outcomes (PROs), defined as “any report of the status of a patient's health condition that comes directly from the patient, without interpretation of the patient's response by a clinician or anyone else” (U.S. Food ... SIG News
SIG News  |   December 01, 2012
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  • Katie Ross
    Phoenix VA Healthcare System, Phoenix, AZ
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SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, December 2012, Vol. 22, 126-127. doi:10.1044/nnsld22.4.126
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, December 2012, Vol. 22, 126-127. doi:10.1044/nnsld22.4.126
This issue of Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders focuses on patient-reported outcomes (PROs), defined as “any report of the status of a patient's health condition that comes directly from the patient, without interpretation of the patient's response by a clinician or anyone else” (U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA], 2009, p. 2). Traditionally, determination of treatment effectiveness has been based on clinicians’ evaluation of patients’ progress. However, several developments—including the FDA's (2009) endorsement of PROs for measuring treatment benefits and the World Health Organization Quality of Life Group's (WHOQOL, 1995) definition of quality of life as “individuals’ perceptions of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems where they lived and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards, and concerns” (p. 1405)—have spurred speech-language pathologists to incorporate patients’ perspectives into the appraisal of deficits, planning of treatment, and evaluation of progress. The five articles in this issue of Perspectives focus on various aspects of the development of PROs and their use in patients with neurogenic communication disorders.
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