The cognitive interview is a method used in the development and refinement of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) to capture the patient perspective on a particular domain or item. The interview may take place in the development phase of a PROM or at a subsequent stage in the validation process. A cognitive interview is a one-to-one interview with patients and may be conducted to evaluate patients’ understanding of the questions (or items), the content of the questions and whether the PROM covers all domains that are of relevance to patients with a specific condition.


How to cite: Cognitive Interviewing [online]. (2016). York; York Health Economics Consortium; 2016.


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