A content analysis of peripheral arterial disease patient-reported outcome measures using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health

Candice Lee Osborne, David Seth Kauvar

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Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to link, classify and describe the content of peripheral arterial disease (PAD)-specific patient-reported outcome measures using the International Classification of Functioning. The results were then analyzed to determine if these assessments provide clinicians and researchers with a comprehensive understanding of the lived experience of patients with PAD. Methods: Each meaningful concept in identified PAD assessments was linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health to determine included and excluded content areas. An overall perspective was assigned to each assessment item. Inter-rater reliability was established using a kappa statistic. Results: The body functions component is most frequently addressed overall followed by the activities and participation component. International Classification of Functioning chapter and category distribution vary greatly between assessments and no assessment comprehensively examines community participation and relationships. The majority of the assessment items are of the health status-disability and quality of life perspectives. Conclusions: The results of this study suggest the need for the development of a comprehensive PAD assessment that includes a more even distribution of International Classification of Functioning topics and subtopics. A more comprehensive assessment would better capture the lived experience of this patient population.Implications for RehabilitationA better understanding of the data collected using the current peripheral arterial disease-specific patient-reported outcome measures may contribute to the development of more comprehensive assessment tools that will ultimately lead to improved patient care.This study contributes to the preliminary foundation for the development of a peripheral arterial disease International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Core Set.Clinicians and researchers interested in using peripheral arterial disease-specific patient-reported outcome measures for clinical and research purposes can better understand what topics are included and excluded in the collection and what perspectives are addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Oct 17 2017

Keywords

  • activities of daily living
  • Assessment
  • functioning
  • participation
  • peripheral arterial disease
  • quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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