Introducing the ePRO
Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) encompass the valuable insights patients provide during a clinical trial regarding their health, symptoms, treatment effects, and overall quality of life. Traditionally, PRO data was gathered through paper-based questionnaires or in-person interviews at the clinic. Yet, these approaches were not without challenges, being time-consuming and susceptible to memory bias or reporting inaccuracies.
The PRO’s digital sibling, the electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes (ePRO), changes the game by using electronic devices like smartphones, tablets, or web platforms to collect this PRO data. Patients now complete assessments or questionnaires on their phones, tablets and computers, providing investigators with real-time data.