2176 Measuring what matters: validation of the patient-reported outcome measure for older people living with frailty receiving Acute Care (PROM-OPAC)

Conclusion 66 participants completed the final draft PROM-OPAC. 98% responses were complete and median completion time was 11 (IQR: 12) minutes. Responses were adequately distributed without end-effects and internal consistency was acceptable (Cronbach’s alpha: 0.71). Eight items had acceptable fit on two factors for self-determination and security (RMSEA: 0.065; TLI: 0.917; CFI: 0.944) and as hypothesised these responses were lower when respondents had longer waiting times or required hospital admission. Administration of PROMs for research in emergency care settings was feasible with older people living with frailty; implementation for clinical applications requires further evaluation. The eight-item PROM-OPAC considers outcome goals specific to this population and was observed here to have metric reliability and validity.
Source: Emergency Medicine Journal - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: RCEM Rod Little Prize Papers Source Type: research