Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials

Developing a Core outcome set for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (C-PCOS)

General Information

Summary:
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the commonest endocrine disease in women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS are cared for by many health professionals (general physician, gynaecologists, endocrinologists, etc.) often with variable clinical manifestations and delay in diagnosis. Research conduct in PCOS is largely heterogeneous with poor collaboration across health disciplines and prioritisation of important clinical outcomes for women. Generating a core outcome set for clinical trials on women with PCOS will help to harmonise research findings and improve outcome reporting.
We plan to undertake a multi-stage study to generate such core set using an established methodology and involving all relevant stakeholders.

Contributors:
Bassel H.Al Wattar
Khalid Khan
Helena Teede
Shakila Thangaratinam

Further Study Information

Current Stage:
Ongoing
Date:
February 2018 - August 2018
Funding source(s):
None

Health Area

Disease Category
Gynaecology

Disease Name
Polycystic ovary syndrome

Target Population

Age Range
18 - 55

Sex
Female


Nature / type of Intervention
Any

Method(s)

Consensus meeting
Delphi process
Literature review
Systematic review

A two stage modified Delphi method followed by a consensus meeting


Stakeholders Involved

Charities
Clinical experts
Consumers (patients)
Epidemiologists
Journal editors
Methodologists
Patient/ support group representatives
Policy makers
Researchers
Statisticians

Study Type

COS for clinical trials or clinical research
COS for practice

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