Principles for Selecting, Developing, Modifying, and Adapting Patient-Reported Outcome Instruments for Use in Medical Device Evaluation Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff, And Other Stakeholders August 2020 The objectives of this guidance are to: Describe principles that may be considered when using PRO instruments...

Now-a-days there is significant discussion about patient-reported outcomes (PRO) in medical world. The following article covers almost all the areas of PRO including-their importance, important concepts for understanding of PRO, significance, ideal properties, types, development and evaluation of PRO instruments. It is useful for physicians,...

Background Wearable devices, mobile health apps, and geolocation technologies place the ability to track, monitor and report data in the individuals’ hands – or on their bodies. These innovations create an opportunity for “connected health,” where individuals collect data outside of the healthcare encounter and report...

Patient-generated health data are coming into broader use across the health care spectrum and hold great promise as a means to improve care and health outcomes. At the same time, rapid evolution in the social media and mobile health (mHealth) market has promoted an environment...

Healthcare centers are ideal settings to identify and motivate parents to adhere to healthier lifestyles in order to reverse their child's excessive weight. However, such promotions are time- and resource-consuming, and primary health care needs new approaches to engage parents. In this article, we present...

Background: Tele-rehabilitation at home is one of the promising approaches in increasing rehabilitative success and simultaneously decreasing the financial burden on the healthcare system. Objectives: Novel and mostly mobile devices are already in use, but shall be used in the future to a higher extent for...