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Informed consent is the process in which a health care provider educates a patient about the risks, benefits, and alternatives of a given procedure or intervention. The patient must be competent to make a voluntary decision about whether to undergo the procedure or intervention.
Performance outcome (PerfO)
A performance outcome (PerfO) is a type of clinical outcome assessment (COA). A measurement based on standardized task(s) actively undertaken by a patient according to a set of instructions. A PerfO assessment may be administered by an appropriately trained individual or completed by the patient independently. PerfO assessments include:
- Measures of gait speed (e.g., timed 25 foot walk test using a stopwatch or using sensors on ankles)
- Measures of memory (e.g., word recall test)