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dc.contributor.authorDrummond, F. J.
dc.contributor.authorKinnear, H.
dc.contributor.authorDonnelly, C.
dc.contributor.authorO'Leary, E.
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, K.
dc.contributor.authorBurns, R. M.
dc.contributor.authorGavin, A.
dc.contributor.authorSharp, L.
dc.identifier.citationDrummond, F. J. Kinnear, H.; Donnelly, C.; O'Leary, E.; O'Brien, K.; Burns, R. M.; Gavin, A.; Sharp, L. (2015). Establishing a population-based patient-reported outcomes study (proms) using national cancer registries across two jurisdictions: the prostate cancer treatment, your experience (picture) study. BMJ Open 5 (4),
dc.description.abstractObjective: To establish an international patient-reported outcomes (PROMs) study among prostate cancer survivors, up to 18 years postdiagnosis, in two countries with different healthcare systems and ethical frameworks. Design: A cross-sectional, postal survey of prostate cancer survivors sampled and recruited via two population-based cancer registries. Healthcare professionals (HCPs) evaluated patients for eligibility to participate. Questionnaires contained validated instruments to assess health-related quality of life and psychological well-being, including QLQ-C30, QLQ-PR25, EQ-5D-5L, 21-question Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21) and the Decisional Regret Scale. Setting: Republic of Ireland (RoI) and Northern Ireland (NI). Primary outcome measures: Registration completeness, predictors of eligibility and response, data missingness, unweighted and weighted PROMs. Results: Prostate cancer registration was 80% (95% CI 75% to 84%) and 91% (95% CI 89% to 93%) complete 2 years postdiagnosis in NI and RoI, respectively. Of 12 322 survivors sampled from registries, 53% (n=6559) were classified as eligible following HCP screening. In the multivariate analysis, significant predictors of eligibility were: being <= 59 years of age at diagnosis (p<0.001), short-term survivor (<5 years postdiagnosis; p<0.001) and from RoI (p<0.001). 3348 completed the questionnaire, yielding a 54% adjusted response rate. 13% of men or their families called the study freephone with queries for assistance with questionnaire completion or to talk about their experience. Significant predictors of response in multivariate analysis were: being <= 59 years at diagnosis (p<0.001) and from RoI (p=0.016). Mean number of missing questions in validated instruments ranged from 0.12 (SD 0.71; EQ-5D-5L) to 3.72 (SD 6.30; QLQ-PR25). Weighted and unweighted mean EQ-5D-5L, QLQ-C30 and QLQ-PR25 scores were similar, as were the weighted and unweighted prevalences of depression, anxiety and distress. Conclusions: It was feasible to perform PROMs studies across jurisdictions, using cancer registries as sampling frames; we amassed one of the largest, international, population-based data set of prostate cancer survivors. We highlight improvements which could inform future PROMs studies, including utilising general practitioners to assess eligibility and providing a freephone service.
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dc.titleEstablishing a population-based patient-reported outcomes study (proms) using national cancer registries across two jurisdictions: the prostate cancer treatment, your experience (picture) study

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