Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials

Implementing core outcomes in kidney disease: report of the Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology (SONG) implementation workshop

General Information

Abstract:
There are an estimated 14,000 randomized trials published in chronic kidney disease. The most frequently reported outcomes are biochemical endpoints, rather than clinical and patient-reported outcomes including cardiovascular disease, mortality, and quality of life. While many trials have focused on optimizing kidney health, the heterogeneity and uncertain relevance of outcomes reported across trials may limit their policy and practice impact. The international Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology (SONG) Initiative was formed to identify core outcomes that are critically important to patients and health professionals, to be reported consistently across trials. We convened a SONG Implementation Workshop to discuss the implementation of core outcomes. Eighty-two patients/caregivers and health professionals participated in plenary and breakout discussions. In this report, we summarize the findings of the workshop in two main themes: socializing the concept of core outcomes, and demonstrating feasibility and usability. We outline implementation strategies and pathways to be established through partnership with stakeholders, which may bolster acceptance and reporting of core outcomes in trials, and encourage their use by end-users such as guideline producers and policymakers to help improve patient-important outcomes.

Authors:
Tong, A. Manns, B. Wang, A. Y. M. Hemmelgarn, B. Wheeler, D. C. Gill, J. Tugwell, P. Pecoits-Filho, R. Crowe, S. Harris, T. Van Biesen, W. Winkelmayer, W. C. Levin, A. Thompson, A. Perkovic, V. Ju, A. Gutman, T. Bernier-Jean, A. Viecelli, A. K. O'Lone, E. Shen, J. Josephson, M. A. Cho, Y. Johnson, D. W. Sautenet, B. Tonelli, M. Craig, J. C. Song Implementation Workshop Investigators

Publication

Journal:
Kidney Int
Volume:
Issue:
Pages:
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Year:
2018
DOI:
Further Study Information

Date:
Funding source(s):
The workshop is funded by the National Health and Medical Research

Health Area

Disease Category
Kidney disease

Disease Name
Kidney Transplant

Target Population

Age Range
0 - 100

Sex
Either


Nature / type of Intervention
Surgery

Method(s)

Semi structured discussion

We convened a SONG Implementation Workshop to discuss the implementation of core outcomes. Eighty-two patients/caregivers and health professionals participated in plenary and breakout discussions.


Stakeholders Involved

Clinical experts
Consumers (caregivers)
Consumers (patients)

Study Type

COS for clinical trials or clinical research

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