If all studies in adenomyosis used the same outcomes, they could all be compared and combined. This would reduce waste and make the best use of all the research. Core outcomes will reflect what is really important for the people affected by adenomyosis.
The many steps towards a core outcome set
Here is a short overview of all stages this project has. From identifying the need to improving research.
Finding outcomes that were used before
Creating a long list that is reviewed by the steering committee and women living with adenomyosis
The long list is up for stakeholder vote through 3 rounds. The core outcomes are finally born!
The group investigates how each outcome from the final list should be measured.
The core outcome set is published and disseminated, researchers around the globe start using it.
The outcomes evaluated in studies should be important to stakeholders such as healthcare professionals, policy makers, and mothers for it to be relevant in evidence-based practice.
Authors of E-CORE, published in BJOG