How are you measuring your outcomes?

In addition to the types of outcomes you might use, be sure to consider the how your studies will measure those outcomes. Your measures will likely be either cateorical or continuous:

Categorical Measures
Categorical measures are results that can fit into clear categories. These include a patient’s level/stage of treatment and answers to yes or no questions.

Continuous Measures
Continuous measures use a numerical scale, such as changes to a patient’s weight, or his or her score on a tool measuring depression.

One the next page, you’ll choose a few outcomes for your question.