3 years ago

Reliability of a Condensed Computer-Based Patient Outcomes Scoring Tool in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients

Pashuck, Troy D., Crist, Brett D.
Objectives: To determine the reliability of a condensed computer-based patient-centered outcome score system versus multiple standard uncondensed validated outcome scores used in orthopaedic trauma. Design: Prospective. Setting: Level I Trauma Center. Patients/Participants: One hundred patients older than 18 years with various orthopaedic injuries were evaluated at a Level I Trauma Clinic. Intervention: Study participants were randomly assigned to complete the paper-based and computer-based versions of the EQ-5D and musculoskeletal functional assessment at different times during the same visit. Main Outcome Measurements: Score variability between the computer-based and paper-based versions. Results: The average score difference between the computer-based and paper-based musculoskeletal functional assessment was 0.50, with an SD of 6.03 and a 95% confidence interval of −0.71 to 1.71. For the EQ-5D, the average score difference was 0.12 with an SD of 0.20 and a 95% confidence interval of −0.05 to 0.05. Conclusions: Because patient-centered outcomes drive the direction of orthopaedic care, it is critical to collect patient data efficiently while minimizing responder burden. This condensed web-based adaptive outcome tool reliably produced similar scores when compared with individual paper scores, and it decreased responder burden and error.
You might also like
Never Miss Important Research

Researcher is an app designed by academics, for academics. Create a personalised feed in two minutes.
Choose from over 15,000 academics journals covering ten research areas then let Researcher deliver you papers tailored to your interests each day.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.