Beacon Patient-Reported Outcome Quality-of-Life Tool


Beacon Patient-Reported Outcome Quality-of-Life Tool


This assessment tool helps in identifying and addressing diabetes patients' biggest quality-of-life concerns. Completed just before each visit, the tool asks patients to identify their biggest concern, complete a checklist that helps define specific aspects of that concern, and rank various aspects of their perceived well-being. Based on the patient's responses, the tool generates a list of interventions that could help the patient, including treatment modifications and referrals to locally available resources.

This version of the tool is specific to the Southeast Minnesota Beacon Program, but it is available free of charge to any medical practice. Although the Mayo Clinic does not have the capacity to assist with implementation of the tool, it can share the tool's computer code with interested organizations, allowing them to adapt it to their own settings.



Mayo Clinic; Southeast Minnesota Beacon Community

Funding Sources:

Mayo Clinic; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology


Original Summary: March 2013
Last Updated: 04/24/13

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