Scholarly article on topic 'Towards a shared vision for measureable and meaningful health outcomes for children and young people with neurodisability: qualitative research, Delphi survey, systematic review, and stakeholder prioritisation'

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Academic research paper on topic "Towards a shared vision for measureable and meaningful health outcomes for children and young people with neurodisability: qualitative research, Delphi survey, systematic review, and stakeholder prioritisation"

Morris et al. Trials 2015, 16(Suppl 1):O4 http://www.trialsjournal.com/content/16/S1/O4

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Towards a shared vision for measureable and meaningful health outcomes for children and young people with neurodisability: qualitative research, Delphi survey, systematic review, and stakeholder prioritisation

Christopher Morris1*, Astrid Janssens1, Amanda Allard2, Joanne Thompson Coon1, Valerie Shilling1, Richard Tomlinson3, Jane Williams4, Andrew Fellowes2, Morwenna Rogers1, Karen Allen1, Bryony Beresford5, Colin Green1, Crispin Jenkinson6, Alan Tennant7, Stuart Logan1

From The 4th Meeting of the Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials (COMET) Initiative Rome, Italy. 19-20 November 2014

Objective

To seek a shared vision between families and clinicians regarding key aspects of health as outcomes, beyond mortality and morbidity, for children and young people with neurodisability. To appraise the appropriateness and measurement properties of multidimensional patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) to assess the outcome domains.

Methods

Relevant outcomes were identified from (i) qualitative research with children and young people with neurodi-sability and parent carers, (ii) Delphi survey with health professionals, and (iii) systematic review of PROMs. The International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health provided a common language to code aspects of health. A stakeholder group participated in a prioritisa-tion Q-sort task. Participants 54 children and young people with neurodisability and 53 parent carers participated in either focus groups or interviews; 262 multidis-ciplinary health professionals took part in one or more rounds of a Delphi survey. 15 stakeholders participated in a consensus meeting: 3 young people, 5 parent carers, and 7 multidisciplinary health professionals.

* Correspondence: christopher.Morris@exeter.ac.uk

University of Exeter Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

Fulllist of author information is available at the end of the article

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Results

The qualitative study and Delphi survey suggested a range of aspects of health that are important to service users and targeted by health professionals. There was partial but not complete overlap. Key outcome areas prioritised were: communication, emotional wellbeing, pain, sleep, mobility, self-care, independence, mental health, social activities; behaviour, toileting, and safety were also important to many parents. No single multidimensional PROM was identified that captured all the key aspects of health. Evidence was lacking of one or more measurement properties for all candidate PROMs in children and young people with neurodisability, and especially for preference-based measures.

Conclusions

This research proposes a core suite of outcome domains for children and young people with neurodisability that can be used to assess health services routinely and in trials. Further work is required to produce a single PROM to measure these outcomes efficiently across neurodisability.

Acknowledgements

This study was part of research funded by the NationalInstitute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Services and Delivery Research programme (Project 10/2002/16). The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.

© 2015 Morris et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http:// creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.

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Authors' details

University of Exeter Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK. 2Council for Disabled Children, NationalChildren's Bureau, London, UK. 3RoyalDevon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Exeter, UK. 4Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK. 5Social Policy Research Unit, University of York, York, UK. 6Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. 7Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Published: 29 May 2015

doi:10.1186/1745-6215-16-S1-O4

Cite this article as: Morris et al.: Towards a shared vision for measureable and meaningful health outcomes for children and young people with neurodisability: qualitative research, Delphi survey, systematic review, and stakeholder prioritisation. Trials 2015 16(Suppl 1):O4.

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