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The unique nature of patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures presents unique challenges for translation. Regulators emphasise the importance of maintaining conceptual equivalence across all languages in multilingualand multinational trials, while…
Professor Matthias Rose is Medical Director of the Psychosomatic Department at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, Germany. In this interview, I discuss with him patient-reported outcomes and the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement…
Patient-centred medicine has come out of the increasing importance of patients’ voices in disease management. As part of this, health related quality of life (HR-QoL) has become an important part of assessing treatment outcome and the quality of…
The Spirit Level
Ever had a ‘ping’ moment? This book might have been mine. I'm not a natural pessimist, but Western society today seems less cohesive and people more materialistic, stressed, unhealthy, and unhappy than in times gone by. Wealth and s…
Ovarian cancer is a really nasty disease. Although, like most cancers, it is curable if caught early enough, in practice it is not usually diagnosed until it is too late for curative treatment. It initially responds well to treatment and patients…
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