The STAS was developed as a standardized measure to evaluate the work of palliative care support teams. Its 17 items can be rated from 0 (best) to 4 (worst) by a patients professional caregiver. These items measure patient symptoms, anxiety and insight, family anxiety and insight, quality of communication with health care professionals and carers, and the need for practical support. Although still well used in Asia, it has largely been superseded by the POS in other regions.
PCCC or QoL?
This compendium contains patient-reported measures that are either designed to specifically measure aspects of Person Centred Co-Ordinated Care (P3C), or alternatively tools that are designed to measure some aspect of Quality of Life (QoL) or Health Related Quality of Life (hrQoL). All the measures in this compendium have been broadly categorised into one of those two concepts.
Person Centred Coordinated Care
Type of measure
The measures in this compendium can take a variety of forms. Generally, they will be either Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) or Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM). However, we have also included a few measures that are completed by proxy-individual (PROXY), which are useful in instances where the respondent cannot answer directly (e.g. dementia or end of life). Sometimes, these measures can even be a composite of these types, and target both experiences and outcomes – we have labelled these measures “PROEMs”.