Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials

Standardizing outcomes measurement in cancer: a systematic review of core outcome sets

General Information

This review aims to identify and describe existing COS developed for use in cancer research. The specific objectives are to examine and compare: 1) the scope and characteristics of the COS, 2) the methods of development described, 3) the processes and rationale for selecting patient-reported outcome measures, and 4) the completeness of COS reporting according to the COS-STAR statement.

Ms Imogen Ramsey (PhD student)
Dr Nadia Corsini
Dr Amanda Hutchinson
Ms Julie Marker
Prof Marion Eckert
Prof Lonneke van de Poll-Franse

Further Study Information

Current Stage:
August 2017 - August 2018
Funding source(s):
University of South Australia

Health Area

Disease Category

Disease Name

Target Population

Age Range
18 - 100


Nature / type of Intervention


Systematic review

Systematic searches were performed in MEDLINE, CINAHL, Embase, the Cochrane Library and the Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials (COMET) Initiative database. Studies of interest for this review are those that have used a consensus-driven methodology to develop recommendations regarding what (and how) outcomes should be measured as a minimum in health research involving adult populations with cancer.

Stakeholders Involved


Study Type

Systematic review of core outcome sets

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