2015/2016 COAG Colloquium Series - The validation and use of patient-reported outcome and experience measures in older adult populations

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
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10:30am to 12:00 noon

University of Victoria, Medical Sciences Building, Lecture Hall - Room 160

If you are able to join us in person, come early! Coffee, tea and nibbles will be available in the foyer outside the lecture hall at 9:45AM.

Note: Sessions will also be available via live web streaming. A link to the web-stream will be included in your registration confirmation.

If you are joining us via the web-stream and have a question or comment, please email our Scientific Coordinator, Vincenza Gruppuso, at vincenza@uvic.ca during the presentation to have your thoughts added to the discussion.

Whether you are planning to attend in person, or via live web streaming, please register by sending an email to LMPotter@uvic.ca

Dr Richard (Rick) Sawatsky (Trinity Western University)

In person-centred care it is essential to routinely and comprehensively assess the quality of life (QOL) concerns and healthcare experiences of patients, and of their family caregivers. Standardized instruments, including Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) and Patient-Reported Experience Measures (PREMs), are increasingly used to obtain information about older adults' perspectives of their QOL and healthcare experiences.

Dr. Richard Sawatsky’s presentation will contextualize the use of PROM and PREM instruments in relation to modern perspectives of measurement validation, report on the results of a knowledge synthesis of PROM and PREM instruments for older adults, and discuss emerging results of two integrated knowledge translation projects regarding the use of a tablet-based quality of life assessment and practice support system (QPSS).

Dr Sawatzky leads a program of research that focuses on the validation and utilization of patient-reported outcome PRO instruments and quality of life assessments in various health care contexts, including those for people with chronic life-limiting illnesses. Current research activities include the development and evaluation of statistical methods for PRO instruments, including methods for the examination of population heterogeneity and response shift; the use of tablet devices for quality of life assessments; the selection and utilization of PRO instruments in clinical practice and healthcare decision making; the integration of a palliative approach; educational approaches for patients with colorectal cancer; and patient-reported experiences with knee surgery.


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