Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials

Defining core outcomes for clinical trials of fertility sparing surgery for cervical cancer A Core Outcome sets for Gynaecological conditions (COGS) project

General Information

To develop a core outcome set which can be used in future studies which investigate fertility sparing surgical techniques for cervical cancer.

(PI) Professor Khalid Khan, Queen Mary University of London
Dr Natalie A.M. Cooper, Queen Mary University of London

Dr Ranjit Manchanda, Queen Mary University of London
Dr Elly Brockbank, Barts Health NHS Trust
Dr Carol Rivas, University of Southampton

Further Study Information

Current Stage:
November 2015 - November 2017
Funding source(s):
BMA Strutt and Harper Grant

Health Area

Disease Category

Disease Name
Cervical cancer

Target Population

Age Range
13 - 50


Nature / type of Intervention


Consensus meeting
Delphi process
Literature review
Semi structured discussion

Methodology which engages all key stakeholders (clinicians, patients, researchers, charities) will be used to develop the core outcome set. Systematic reviews of the literature and patient workshops / interviews will be conducted to identify potential core outcomes. A Delphi survey of all relevant stakeholders will then be used to reach consensus regarding outcomes to be included in the core set, which will be subsequently refined through fact-to-face consensus discussions. The final core outcome set will be disseminated via publication.

Stakeholders Involved

Clinical experts
Consumers (caregivers)
Consumers (patients)
Service providers

Study Type

COS for clinical trials or clinical research

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