At the conclusion of the webinar participants will have an understanding of the current state of evidence on the use of PROMs for diagnostic and screening purposes. They will also gain insights into research gaps and potential challenges for using PROMs for these purposes. 


There is a growing body of evidence on the use of PROMs in clinical practice and its impact on processes and outcomes of care. However, evidence on the use of these tools for screening and diagnostic purposes is limited. In this webinar, we intend to provide an overview of the indications/ advantages of using PROMs for screening and diagnostic purposes, provide examples of using specific measures for these purposes, and discuss the implications and challenges of using PROMs for these purposes.   

Learning Outcomes/Objectives

After the webinar, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand why and how PROMs could be used as screening or diagnostic tools
  • Identify a research gap and potential research question to add to the body of evidence and further the discussion on the use of PROMs for these purposes


  • Theresa Coles, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine
  • James H. Willig, MD, MSPH, Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine
  • Amy M. Cizik, PhD, MPH, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington

Fatima Al Sayah, PhD, Alberta PROMs & EQ-5D Research & Support Unit (APERSU), School of Public Health, University of Alberta

Organized By:
QOL in Clinical Practice SIG








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