International Society for Quality of Life Research
International Society for Quality of Life Research

Intro to Patient-Reported Outcomes (IPRO Course)

Introduction to Quality of Life and Patient Reported Outcomes
Theory, Measurement, and Applications

Collecting and acting upon Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) is one of the cornerstones of patient centered care. PROs include symptoms, some aspects of function, health perception, health-related quality of life and quality of life.  Choosing the right set of PROs can be challenging as there are many options, each with advantages and disadvantages. This one day, intensive and interactive educational course offers a curriculum that will provide a basic level introduction to the why and how of using PROs in research. Attendees will be given the opportunity to apply their learning throughout the course.

Intended Audience:

This training is aimed at health professionals; medical scientists who are not experts in the use of PROs; consultants; pharmaceutical and medical device representatives; new investigators and research students; policymakers; and other associations and individuals who are interested in acquiring familiarity with the terms and methods of research on PROs.

Course Overview:

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

  • Introduction of Faculty and Overview of Course
  • Conceptual and Historical Foundations of PROs
  • Main Measurement Approaches
  • Development of a New PRO
  • Evaluation of PROs
  • Cross-Cultural Adaptation
  • Optimal Use of PROs for Selected Populations
  • Evaluate Strengths & Weaknesses of Different PRO Measures

Future Courses:

Registration includes: materials, copy of official ISOQOL Dictionary, and lunch. Certificates will be issued to participants upon completion of the course evaluation.

IPRO will be offered as part of the 2019 Annual Conference.

Sunday, 20 October 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
San Diego, United States

Interested participants may register for IPRO as a standalone event, or as part of the overall conference.

Visit the conference website for details and registration.


555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100, Milwaukee, WI USA 53202
Phone: +1 (414) 918-9797; Fax: +1 (414) 276-3349

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