Developing medical treatments isn’t just about physical results. More and more importance is being placed on the patient’s quality of life and how they feel the treatment is affecting them, both physically and psychologically. We develop measures (otherwise known as questionnaires, measures, scales or tools) that are used to collect people’s views on how they feel their medical condition and the treatment they’re receiving are affecting them.

Our focus is on quality of life

The measures are based on the needs-based model of quality of life developed by our researchers, then meticulously formulated for each specific condition to give accurate, valid data. In terms of patient acceptability and psychometric qualities, our measures have proved to be far superior to generic health status measures and other disease-specific measures.

The results are then used by medical specialists to determine the treatments that have the most positive affect on patients’ quality of life.

Find out more about patient-reported outcomes.