Measuring health- related quality of life in companion animals

I READ with great interest Chris Rundfeldt’s excellent editorial entitled ‘Quality of life of dogs with chronic epilepsy’ (VR, June 25, 2016, vol 178,
pp 650-651), in which he highlighted the importance of patient-reported outcomes (PROs), specifically health-related quality of life (HRQL) measures, in human clinical studies. Measuring the impact of disease and its treatment from the patient’s perspective in this way is an increasingly important outcome measure to evaluate the efficacy and overall benefit of drugs.

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