Table 3

Examples of items removed from the winnowing process

PROMRemoved itemReason for removal
Game experience questionnaireOverall, I am satisfied with the ease of completing the tasks in this scenario.Inconsistent with the objective of measuring effects of PGHD utilisation.
Beck depression inventoryI have not noticed any recent change in my interest in sex.Too narrow or specific.
Stroke-specific quality of life scaleDid you have trouble walking?Disease-specific.
System usability questionnaireI found the product very awkward to use.Inconsistent with the objective of measuring effects of PGHD utilisation.
Relationship change scaleWithin the last 4 weeks, I feel my friend views me as a satisfactory friend: (1) much less; (2) less; (3) no change; (4) more; (5) much more.Too narrow or specific.
  • PGHD, person-generated health data; PROMs, patient-reported outcome measures.