The PAM is a tool that measures how engaged a patient is in their healthcare by assessing their knowledge, skill and confidence for self-management. Unlike other measures of engagement, the PAM not only captures the patients beliefs about their ability to self-manage, but also the likelihood that they will act on these beliefs.
The PAM has been used in several different countries, including the UK. There are long (22 item) and short (13 item) versions available. To various degrees, the PAM has been applied in three main ways: as a means of intervening to improve individuals engagement and outcomes; to segment populations, and carry out risk stratification, so that interventions can be targeted to at risk groups and lastly, to measure the performance of health care systems and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to involve patients care.
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”.