The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) and the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) set up a working group led by Prof Sue Cunningham and Dr Helen Travess for BOS, and Prof Ashraf Ayoub for BAOMS, to select a new set of PROM tool for patients who undergo orthognathic treatment. This new tool “BAOMS BOS Orthognathic PROM” is a streamlined version of the existing NFORC V3 and V12 questionnaires (which it is replacing) and is managed wholly online.
The Orthognathic PROM has been fully piloted and is now ready to be roll-out nationally. It is a long term project that will give you local feedback data on the experience of your surgical orthognathic patients and enable you to be part of a national survey at the same time.
What will that involve?
Your first step is to contact your Information Governance or Audit department at your hospital to register the audit. To help you with this process, we have prepared a data protection impact assessment (DPIA), available in the starter pack below.
Once you have obtained approval, contact the BAOMS project manager to obtain your project details (unique QR code for your unit…)
How does the project run?
The project asks local units to register patients to the study, and follow their experience up throughout treatment (from pre-treatment to 1 year post surgery). This means it is a long term longitudinal PROMS project.
The patients will be given an information sheet, asked to sign a consent form, and then directed to one of 4 online questionnaires, depending on the stage of their treatment. This can be done on their phones/tablets or computers either in the department or at home.
Launched: January 2024