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Measure Your Medical Outcome Profile (MYMOP)

Name of Questionnaire

Measure Your Medical Outcome Profile (MYMOP)


The Measure Your Medical Outcome Profile (MYMOP) is a simple instrument designed for self-administration for use in a general practice environment.


Charlotte Paterson


Warwick House Medical Centre
Upper Holway Road
Taunton, Somerset TA1 2YJ, UK


Not available.

Cost & availability

Not available.


Self report

Time to complete

< 10 minutes

Number of items


Domains & categories (#)


Name of categories/domains

Two items describe symptoms that the patient identifies as important. One item addresses activities of daily living that are affected by illness, and in the final item, the patient rates his/her general well-being.

Scaling of items

Each item asks the patient to respond on a 7-point scale (0=as good as it could be, 6=as bad as it could be) with recall reflecting the past week.


The profile/total score is calculated as the mean of the completed items.


  • Test-retest/reproducibility: Not reported.
  • Internal consistency: Not reported.


Construct validity was demonstrated through greater differences in mean change in symptoms for acute vs. chronic conditions. Criterion validity was demonstrated through correlations with SF-36 scores.1


For each symptom and the profile score, there was a linear relationship between change in score and rating of perceived change in clinical condition over 2 weeks (significance not reported). 1

Research use


Clinical use

Not reported.


Original: English (UK)


  1. Paterson C. Measuring outcomes in primary care: a patient generated measure, MYMOP, compared with the SF-36 health survey. Br Med J 1996;312:1016-1020.
  2. Paterson C, Langan CE, McKaig GA, Anderson PM, Maclaine GDH, Rose LB, Walker SJ, Campbell MH. Assessing patient outcomes in acute exacebations of chronic bronchitis: the measure your medical outcome profile (MYMOP), medical outcomes 6-item general health surgery (MOS-6A), and EuroQol (EQ-5D). Qual Life Res 2000;9:521-527.
  3. Paterson C, Britten N. In pursuit of patient-centred outcomes: a qualitative evaluation of the "Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile." J Health Serv Res Pol 2000;5(1):27-36.

Date of information

October 2001

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