Patient-reported outcome measures in patients with peripheral artery disease: Protocol for a systematic review

E Poku, M Essat, R Duncan, P Phillips, H Woods, S Palfreyman, G Jones, E Kaltenthaler, J Michaels


Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) results in reduced health-related quality of life and significant functional impairment. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are important when considering the impact of treatments and management strategies in patients with PAD. A variety of studies have reported the use of different PROMs in patients with PAD. However, PROMs should provide valid and reliable findings to help in healthcare decision-making. The aim of this proposed systematic review is to comprehensively evaluate the psychometric properties of PROMs developed and/ or validated in patients with PAD.