PROM Detail

Primary Care Assessment Tool (PCAT - patient version)
  • Basic Information
  • Detailed Information
  • Domains
  • Psychometrics

Basic Information

Abbreviated name
Full name
Primary Care Assessment Tool (PCAT - patient version)
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
Main Domains Measured ?
This is the key domains that the measure is targeting.
Person-centred care, family-centred care, communication, access
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”.
Respondent ?
The person that fills in the questionnaire - e.g. patient, Health Care Professional, or proxy (normally a carer or family member)

Detailed Information

Original publication ?
The publication in which the measure was originally published.
Target condition ?
The measures can be either generic or disease specific (e.g. Diabetes, Heart Failure)
Main context tested in ?
The main context in which the measure has been developed and used (E.g. Hopital, General Practice etc).
Primary care
Main countries used in ?
The main countries in which the measure has been developed and used.
Canada, China, Korea, Brazil
Target age ?
e.g. Adults, Children, Elderly
Used in UK? ?
Whether the instrument has been tested and validated within a UK healthcare context.



Brief description ?
A brief description of the initially reported psychometric properties of the measure.
Internal consistency: Cronbachs alpha ranging from .64 to .95 Content validity: 9 expert were asked to rate the appropriateness and representativeness of the primary care domain items Factor analysis: 7 factors explained 88% of the total variance