Patient Reported Outcomes Of Fracture Healing (PROOF™) Project
Upper and lower extremity fractures are common injuries in children. However, we are currently unable to determine the child’s (or parent’s) perspectives on their well-being, functioning, symptoms, and experiences with treatment because there are no validated patient-reported outcome measures for this purpose.
The aims of this project are to: (i) Evaluate the suitability of the Patient Reported Outcomes of Fractures (PROOF™) as an outcome measure for children with upper and lower extremity fractures; and (ii) Validate the PROOF™ as a meaningful outcome instrument for clinical research for this population.
View the PROOF-UE™. View the PROOF-LE™.
Interested in participating?
Recruitment is ongoing.
- Who can participate? Children aged 2 to 18 years of age seen at the Orthopaedic Fracture clinic of the Hospital for Sick Children for the treatment of an upper or lower extremity fracture. The parents / primary caregivers of these children may also be invited to participate by completing questionnaires.
- What is involved? Some children, their parents and various health care professionals with expertise in fractures may be asked to participate in interviews regarding the questionnaire and the items in it. Others will be asked to complete a questionnaire about fracture healing.
If you are interested in participating or have additional questions, please contact us. Contacting us does not obligate you or your child to participate in the study.