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title = "Determining minimal important change for the thyroid-related quality of life questionnaire ThyPRO",
abstract = "Objective: ThyPRO is the standard thyroid patient-reported outcome (PRO). The change in scores that patients perceive as important remains to be ascertained. The purpose of this study was to determine values for minimal important change (MIC) for ThyPRO.Methods: A total of 435 patients treated for benign thyroid diseases completed ThyPRO at baseline and 6 weeks following treatment initiation. At 6 weeks follow-up, patients also completed Global Rating of Change items. For each 0-100 scale, two MIC values were identified: An MIC for groups, using the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve method and an MIC for individual patients, using the Reliable Change Index.Results: ROC analyses provided group-MIC estimates of 6.3-14.3 (score range 0-100). Evaluation of area under the curve (AUC) supported the robustness for 9 of 14 scales (AUC > 0.7). Reliable Change Index estimates of individual-MIC were 8.0-21.1. For all scales but two, the individual-MIC values were larger than the group-MIC values.Conclusions: Interpretability of ThyPRO was improved by the establishment of MIC values, which was 6.3-14.3 for groups and 8.0-21.1 for individuals. Thus, estimates of which changes are clinically relevant, are now available for future studies. We recommend using MIC values found by ROC analyses to evaluate changes in groups of patients, whereas MIC values identified by a dual criterion, including the reliability of changes, should be used for individual patients, for example, to identify individual responders in clinical studies or practice.",
keywords = "Interpretability, Minimal important change, Patient-reported outcomes, ThyPRO, Thyroid-related quality of life",
author = "Nordqvist, {Selma Flora} and Boesen, {Victor Brun} and Rasmussen, {{\AA}se Krogh} and Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen and Laszlo Heged{\"u}s and Bonnema, {Steen Joop} and Cramon, {Per Karkov} and Torquil Watt and Mogens Groenvold and Bjorner, {Jakob Bue}",
year = "2021",
month = mar,
doi = "10.1530/EC-21-0026",
language = "English",
volume = "10",
pages = "316--324",
journal = "Endocrine Connections",
issn = "2049-3614",
publisher = "BioScientifica Ltd",
number = "3",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Determining minimal important change for the thyroid-related quality of life questionnaire ThyPRO

AU - Nordqvist, Selma Flora

AU - Boesen, Victor Brun

AU - Rasmussen, Åse Krogh

AU - Feldt-Rasmussen, Ulla

AU - Hegedüs, Laszlo

AU - Bonnema, Steen Joop

AU - Cramon, Per Karkov

AU - Watt, Torquil

AU - Groenvold, Mogens

AU - Bjorner, Jakob Bue

PY - 2021/3

Y1 - 2021/3

N2 - Objective: ThyPRO is the standard thyroid patient-reported outcome (PRO). The change in scores that patients perceive as important remains to be ascertained. The purpose of this study was to determine values for minimal important change (MIC) for ThyPRO.Methods: A total of 435 patients treated for benign thyroid diseases completed ThyPRO at baseline and 6 weeks following treatment initiation. At 6 weeks follow-up, patients also completed Global Rating of Change items. For each 0-100 scale, two MIC values were identified: An MIC for groups, using the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve method and an MIC for individual patients, using the Reliable Change Index.Results: ROC analyses provided group-MIC estimates of 6.3-14.3 (score range 0-100). Evaluation of area under the curve (AUC) supported the robustness for 9 of 14 scales (AUC > 0.7). Reliable Change Index estimates of individual-MIC were 8.0-21.1. For all scales but two, the individual-MIC values were larger than the group-MIC values.Conclusions: Interpretability of ThyPRO was improved by the establishment of MIC values, which was 6.3-14.3 for groups and 8.0-21.1 for individuals. Thus, estimates of which changes are clinically relevant, are now available for future studies. We recommend using MIC values found by ROC analyses to evaluate changes in groups of patients, whereas MIC values identified by a dual criterion, including the reliability of changes, should be used for individual patients, for example, to identify individual responders in clinical studies or practice.

AB - Objective: ThyPRO is the standard thyroid patient-reported outcome (PRO). The change in scores that patients perceive as important remains to be ascertained. The purpose of this study was to determine values for minimal important change (MIC) for ThyPRO.Methods: A total of 435 patients treated for benign thyroid diseases completed ThyPRO at baseline and 6 weeks following treatment initiation. At 6 weeks follow-up, patients also completed Global Rating of Change items. For each 0-100 scale, two MIC values were identified: An MIC for groups, using the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve method and an MIC for individual patients, using the Reliable Change Index.Results: ROC analyses provided group-MIC estimates of 6.3-14.3 (score range 0-100). Evaluation of area under the curve (AUC) supported the robustness for 9 of 14 scales (AUC > 0.7). Reliable Change Index estimates of individual-MIC were 8.0-21.1. For all scales but two, the individual-MIC values were larger than the group-MIC values.Conclusions: Interpretability of ThyPRO was improved by the establishment of MIC values, which was 6.3-14.3 for groups and 8.0-21.1 for individuals. Thus, estimates of which changes are clinically relevant, are now available for future studies. We recommend using MIC values found by ROC analyses to evaluate changes in groups of patients, whereas MIC values identified by a dual criterion, including the reliability of changes, should be used for individual patients, for example, to identify individual responders in clinical studies or practice.

KW - Interpretability

KW - Minimal important change

KW - Patient-reported outcomes

KW - ThyPRO

KW - Thyroid-related quality of life

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U2 - 10.1530/EC-21-0026

DO - 10.1530/EC-21-0026

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 33617467

VL - 10

SP - 316

EP - 324

JO - Endocrine Connections

JF - Endocrine Connections

SN - 2049-3614

IS - 3

ER -

ID: 65611055