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Systematic review: Measurement properties of patient reported outcome measures evaluated with childhood brain tumor survivors or other acquired brain injury

Systematic review: Measurement properties of patient reported outcome measures evaluated with childhood brain tumor survivors or other acquired brain injury
Systematic review: Measurement properties of patient reported outcome measures evaluated with childhood brain tumor survivors or other acquired brain injury
Background
Survivors of childhood brain tumors or other acquired brain injury (ABI) are at risk of poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL); its valid and reliable assessment is essential to evaluate the effect of their illness on their lives. The aim of this review was to critically appraise psychometric properties of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) of HRQoL for these children, to be able to make informed decisions around selection of the most suitable PROM for use in clinical practice.

Methods
We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PsycINFO for studies evaluating measurement properties of HRQoL PROMs in children treated for brain tumors or other ABI. Methodological quality of relevant studies was evaluated using the COSMIN checklist.

Results
Eight papers reported measurement properties of four questionnaires: Health Utilities Index (HUI), PedsQL Core and Brain Tumor Modules, and Child and Family Follow-up Survey (CFFS). Only the CFFS had evidence of content and structural validity. It also demonstrated good internal consistency whereas both PedsQL modules had conflicting evidence regarding this. Conflicting evidence regarding test-retest reliability was reported for HUI and PedsQL Core Module only. Evidence of measurement error/precision was favorable for HUI and CFFS and absent for both PedsQL modules. All four PROMs had some evidence of construct validity/hypothesis testing but no evidence of responsiveness to change.

Conclusions
Valid and reliable assessment is essential to evaluate impact of ABI on young lives. However, measurement properties of PROMs evaluating HRQoL appropriate for this population require further evaluation, specifically construct validity, internal consistency, and responsiveness to change.
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Bull, Kim, Hornsey, Samantha J., Kennedy, Colin, Darlington, Anne-Sophie, Grootenhuis, Martha A., Hargrave, Darren R., Liossi, Christina, Shepherd, Jonathan, Walker, David and Morris, Christopher (2019) Systematic review: Measurement properties of patient reported outcome measures evaluated with childhood brain tumor survivors or other acquired brain injury. Neuro-Oncology Practice, 1-12, [npz064]. (doi:10.1093/nop/npz064).

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Abstract

Background
Survivors of childhood brain tumors or other acquired brain injury (ABI) are at risk of poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL); its valid and reliable assessment is essential to evaluate the effect of their illness on their lives. The aim of this review was to critically appraise psychometric properties of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) of HRQoL for these children, to be able to make informed decisions around selection of the most suitable PROM for use in clinical practice.

Methods
We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PsycINFO for studies evaluating measurement properties of HRQoL PROMs in children treated for brain tumors or other ABI. Methodological quality of relevant studies was evaluated using the COSMIN checklist.

Results
Eight papers reported measurement properties of four questionnaires: Health Utilities Index (HUI), PedsQL Core and Brain Tumor Modules, and Child and Family Follow-up Survey (CFFS). Only the CFFS had evidence of content and structural validity. It also demonstrated good internal consistency whereas both PedsQL modules had conflicting evidence regarding this. Conflicting evidence regarding test-retest reliability was reported for HUI and PedsQL Core Module only. Evidence of measurement error/precision was favorable for HUI and CFFS and absent for both PedsQL modules. All four PROMs had some evidence of construct validity/hypothesis testing but no evidence of responsiveness to change.

Conclusions
Valid and reliable assessment is essential to evaluate impact of ABI on young lives. However, measurement properties of PROMs evaluating HRQoL appropriate for this population require further evaluation, specifically construct validity, internal consistency, and responsiveness to change.

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Submitted date: 1 July 2019
Accepted/In Press date: 7 November 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 8 December 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 435545
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/435545
ISSN: 2054-2577
PURE UUID: a98da58d-c0ae-4d2c-b65c-ed51e60c3188
ORCID for Kim Bull: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5541-4556
ORCID for Samantha J. Hornsey: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1521-248X
ORCID for Christina Liossi: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0627-6377
ORCID for Jonathan Shepherd: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1682-4330

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Date deposited: 08 Nov 2019 17:30
Last modified: 04 Feb 2020 01:43

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Author: Kim Bull ORCID iD
Author: Colin Kennedy
Author: Martha A. Grootenhuis
Author: Darren R. Hargrave
Author: David Walker
Author: Christopher Morris

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