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Table 4 Criteria for selecting patient-based outcome measures [65]

From: Can asthma control be improved by understanding the patient's perspective?

Criteria Comments
Appropriateness Match to the specific purpose and question to be addressed
Reliability Reproducible and internally consistent
Validity Measures what it purports to measure
Responsiveness Sensitivity to changes of importance to patients
Precision Number and accuracy of distinctions made by the instrument
Interpretability How meaningful the scores are
Acceptability How acceptable to the respondents
Feasibility Effort, burden and disruption to staff and clinical care