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This guidance describes how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviews and evaluates existing, modified, or newly created patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments used to support claims in approved medical product labeling. A PRO instrument (i.e., a questionnaire plus the information and documentation that support its use) is a means to capture PRO data used to measure treatment benefit or risk in medical product clinical trials. This guidance does not address the use of PRO instruments for purposes beyond evaluation of claims made about a medical product in labeling. This guidance also does not address disease-specific issues. Guidance on clinical trial endpoints for specific diseases can be found on various FDA Web sites.
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