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Table 2 Criteria found in targeted literature search and the items identified as potential criteria to be used when selecting HROM in clinical settings

From: Protocol for a Delphi consensus exercise to identify a core set of criteria for selecting health related outcome measures (HROM) to be used in primary health care

Gold standard properties (N = 8) Purpose, development & structure (N = 10)
 1) Reliability
 2) Content validity
 3) Construct validity
 4) Criterion validity
 5) Cross-cultural validity
 6) Responsiveness
 7) Population norms
 8) Diagnostic accuracy
 9) Missed any criterion
 1) Clinical goal
 2) Specificity of the measure (disease/ generic)
 3) Theoretical framework
 4) Modifications since original development
 5) Number of items and subscales
 6) Recall period/ Time interval
 7) Scoring method
 8) Direction of effect
 9) Literacy level
 10) Translation to different languages
Feasibility (N = 9) Applicability (N = 8)
 1) Mode of administration
 2) Format
 3) Time to complete
 4) Potential for harm
 5) Need for specific skills for those that administer
 6) Specialized equipment required
 7) Cost
 8) Accessibility
 9) Harmonization potential
 1) Setting and population used in validation
 2) Validation of measure for use with proxy participants
 3) Interpretability by patients
 4) Interpretability by clinicians (and policymakers and researchers)
 5) Burden to patients
 6) Burden to clinicians/staff/ data collectors (volunteers)
 7) Value added
 8) Recognized or frequently used