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Table 4 Perceived barriers for not using PROMs in daily clinical routine

From: Use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) by orthopedic surgeons in Saudi Arabia

  SD D N A SA
Data from PROMs are subjective; they cannot adequately reflect an individual’s situation. 10 (3.82%) 71 (27.1%) 88 (33.6%) 74 (28.2%) 19 (7.25%)
Orthopedic surgeons lack the necessary skills to interpret and use the information given by these instruments. 18 (6.87%) 73 (27.9%) 69 (26.3%) 86 (32.8%) 16 (6.11%)
To fill out PROMs is time-consuming and burdensome for the patients. 3 (1.15%) 31 (11.8%) 63 (24.0%) 128 (48.9%) 37 (14.1%)
Implementing PROMs would require significant changes in the structure of the basic clinical routine of healthcare providers as well as being costly. 2 (0.76%) 41 (15.6%) 57 (21.8%) 130 (49.6%) 32 (12.2%)
  1. SD strongly disagree, D disagree, N neutral, A agree, SA strongly agree