PROs Toolkits


The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Quality Improvement Committee has created a series of toolkits for vascular surgeons for patient-reported outcomes, or PROs. A PRO is any report of the status of a patient’s (or person’s) health condition, health behavior, or experience with healthcare that comes directly from the patient, without interpretation of the patient’s response by a clinician or anyone else.

There are several types of PROs, satisfaction scores and health-related quality of life (HRQOL). HRQOL is most commonly used because it is less subjective. HRQOL assesses how a disease and its treatment affect the physical, psychological and/or social aspects of life. 

The domains of quality of life used to measure PROs are:

  • Symptoms 
  • Pain
  • Psychological symptoms (i.e. anxiety, depression)
  • Effect of social activities
  • Functional status


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