PASCOM demonstrates effectiveness of MSK treatments

Published 10 Mar 2019

Pedro Serrano and Andrew Latham with Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust have recently utilised PASCOM-10 to evaluate their musculoskeletal podiatry outcomes. They were keen to share their experience in the hope that it would encourage others to consider using PASCOM-10 in musculoskeletal podiatry.  You can read the full article here (opens in new window).

Musculoskeletal Podiatry PASCOM 10 Outcomes 2019


Musculoskeletal (MSK) Podiatry services in general have great difficulties selecting appropriate tools to measure clinical outcomes and assess the quality of the services provided. The present audit aimed to introduce the Podiatric Audit of Surgery and Clinical Outcome Measurement 10 (PASCOM-10) as a data collection tool for MSK Podiatry services. The main objective was to review and measure patients’ improvement post MSK Podiatry intervention. A total of 48 patients participated on this audit but only 25 fully completed PASCOM-10 data.  With the present audit we were able to observe: Patient’s pain scores reduction; Function (walking and standing) improvement; Social interaction improvement; Female predominance in MSK pathologies; Mature adults age group predominance with MSK pathologies.

PASCOM-10 has proven to be an effective tool to capture patient reported outcome measures in MSK Podiatry. Furthermore, with the introduction of PASCOM-10 we could have a clear view of the patient’s positive outcomes plus we were able to infer the main demographics of who attends MSK Podiatry services.