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The ICHOM Set of Patient-Centered Outcome Measures for Adults living with Obesity is the result of hard work by a group of leading physicians, measurement experts and patients. It is our recommendation of the outcomes that matter most to patients living with Obesity. We urge all providers around the world to start measuring these outcomes to better understand how to improve the lives of their patients.

  1. The EQ-5D-5L measuring generic quality of life, mental health, pain, energy levels, and daily function.
  2. The BODY-Q Obesity Modules measuring social function, dietary behavior, sexual function, physical function, and psychological function.
  3. The STOP-BANG Questionnaire measuring sleep
  4. Cardiometabolic Risk including blood pressure, glycemic control, lipids, hepatic parameters, and renal function
  5. Anthropometrics including height, weight, and waist circumference
  6. Nutritional Status including Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Ferritin, and Folic Acid
  7. Sarcopenia measured with grip strength via a hand dynamometer
  8. Surgical Complications captured with the Clavien-Dindo Classification System
  9. Obstetric & Gynecological Outcomes including fertility, menstruation irregularities, and pregnancy-related outcomes

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Implementation Resources

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All of the basic information you need to implement ICHOM Sets is available in the links above. However, for a faster, more easily integrated process, we offer digitised versions of the Set measures. These are designed for immediate upload to existing EMR systems. This is available as part of our Accreditation package, which recognises your work in putting patient outcomes at the heart of treatment.

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Team that developed this set

Chair
Arya Sharma | University of Alberta

Research Fellows
Teferi Mekonnen | Nordic Institute of Dental Medicine, Norway, and Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway
Leanne Staniford | Lancaster University

Project Managers
Spencer Connell | ICHOM
Umanga de Silva | ICHOM

Research Associates
Isabel Miller| ICHOM
Yasmine Saoud | ICHOM

Argentina
Marianela Aguirre Ackermann | Director of CIEN Foundation, Integral Center for Obesity and Diabetes, Argentina

Australia
Georgia Rigas | St George & Sutherland Clinical School, University of New South Wales Medicine, Sydney, Australia

Brazil
Bruno Halpern | Brazilian Association for the Study of Obesity

Canada
Ian Patton* | Obesity Canada
Megha Poddar | McMaster University, Toronto, Canada
Michael Vallis | Family Medicine, Dalhousie University
Sanjeev Sockalingam | University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Chile
Yudith Preiss | Clinica MEDS, Santiago, Chile

Denmark
Morgan Salmon* | AHP Obesidad

Finland
Emilia Huvinen | University of Helsinki and Painoklinikka, Helsinki, Finland

India
Vaishali Deshmukh | Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Deshmukh Clinic and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Ireland
Michael Crotty | My Best Weight Clinic, Dublin, Ireland

Italy
Prof Paolo Sbraccia | University Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

Jamaica
Prof T. Alafia Samuels | University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

Malaysia
Soo Huat Teoh | Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia

Mexico
Maria Fernanda Tejeda-Muñoz* | Obesidades
Verónica Vázquez-Velázquez | Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán / Obesidades

Netherlands
Ronald Liem | Dutch Audit for the Treatment of Obesity, Nederlandse Obesitas Kliniek
Simon Nienhuijs | Dutch Audit for Treatment of Obesity

Nigeria
Urudinachi Agbo | Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakiliki

South Africa
Marli Conradie-Smit | Stellenbosch University

Spain
Prof Josep Vidal | Hospital Clinic, Barcelona

Sweden
Ximena Ramos Salas | European Association for the Study of Obesity

UAE
Omniyat Mohammed Al Hajeri | Abu Dhabi Public Health Center

UK
Karen Coulman | University of Bristol
Kenneth Clare* | European Coalition for People living with Obesity

USA
Daniel Bessesen | University of Colorado
Prof Laura Pizzi | Rutgers University
Tracy Zvenyach* | Obesity Action Coalition

*Patient representative

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