Population Health Sciences Summer Institute
Course Topic: Patient-Reported Outcomes
This course runs from 6/10 - 6/11
There is an increasing demand by patients, providers, payers, and regulators for evidence that new health care interventions make a real difference in people's lives. Patient-reported outcome (PRO) data are critical in demonstrating the effect of interventions on how a patient feels and functions (e.g., fatigue, pain, physical functioning, social functioning). PROs provide value to research and clinical care but can also present significant challenges to implement in practice. We will address these challenges by looking at which patient-centered outcomes to assess, how to select the right measure of those outcomes, when to collect patient data, and how to interpret and take action on the data.
This course gives you a friendly introduction to the technical aspects of Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory for the evaluation of the psychometric properties of a PRO measure.
In this introductory course, you will gain the knowledge necessary to incorporate PROs into clinical research and health care delivery settings. You will learn about:
- Different types and suitability of measures
- Methods for the development of new measures
- Best practices for collecting and analyzing PRO