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HeatherAdministrator

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Discrepancies between Patient-Reported Outcomes and Clinician-Reported Outcomes in IBS
      02/01/06 12:15 PM

Value in Health
Volume 9 Page 39 - January 2006
doi:10.1111/j.1524-4733.2006.00079.x
Volume 9 Issue 1


Discrepancies between Patient-Reported Outcomes and Clinician-Reported Outcomes in Chronic Venous Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease

Olivier Chassany, MD, PhD1, Philippe Le-Jeunne, MD2, Martin Duracinsky, MD, MSc3, Marie-Sophie Schwalm, MSc2, Marc Mathieu, MD4

ABSTRACT

Objective: To explore the degree of agreement between patient- and clinician-reported outcomes (PROs and CROs, respectively) in three chronic diseases.

Methods: Respectively, 120, 131, and 61 French general practitioners (GPs) included 291, 307, and 90 patients with chronic venous disease (CVD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD), in a cross-sectional survey. Patients completed a specific Health-Related Quality of Life (QoL) questionnaire (Chronic Venous Insufficiency Questionnaire [CIVIQ], Functional Digestive Disorders Quality of Life [FDDQL], and Claudication Scale [CLAU-S], respectively) and scored their pain (visual analog scale, pain-free walking distance). GPs were concomitantly asked to estimate patients' pain and QoL.

Results: Although correlated (CVD and IBS: Kw = 0.27 and Kw = 0.31, respectively; PAOD: r = 0.64, P < 0.01), pain intensity estimated by GPs was lower than as estimated by patients with CVD and IBS (e.g., 39.0 ± 24.9 vs. 30.4 ± 21.0 for IBS), and pain-free walking distance was greater as estimated by GPs than by patients with PAOD. Pain estimated by patients only partially reflected their QoL (r between 0.30 and 0.78; P between 0.02 and <0.01). Global QoL scores estimated by patients and GPs were moderately correlated (Kw between 0.17 and 0.28). GPs underestimated QoL impairment in CVD (global score: 72 ± 19 vs. 61 ± 20) and in most dimensions of the IBS questionnaire (in six of eight dimensions), and overestimated QoL impairment in PAOD (54 ± 21 vs. 66 ± 23).

Conclusions: Although correlated, PROs and CROs differed. In addition, their relationship was not consistent across diseases. PROs are therefore essential to take account of all the aspects of diseases.

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1524-4733.2006.00079.x

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