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Qualitative Study Designs for Applications in Patient-Reported Outcome Measures

Population Health Sciences Summer Institute
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
10:00 am - 12:45 pm
Theresa Coles, PhD, Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences & Christy Zigler, PhD, Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences
Duke Population Health Sciences Summer Institute

In this workshop, we will explore why qualitative studies are fundamental for successful development of new PRO measures, and for integrating PRO measures into clinical studies. We will define and describe useful qualitative methods and tools for conducting qualitative work in the PRO sphere. We will also explore what is at risk when we do not conduct fundamental qualitative studies, including not having an appropriate measure to evaluate success in a clinical study.

Workshop Outcomes:

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to describe best practices for conducting qualitative studies to:

-Identify outcomes of interest & select candidate PRO measures
-Develop new PRO measures
-Ensure a PRO measure is appropriate for inclusion in a clinical study
-Compare and contrast qualitative method options
-Develop skills to know when best to apply qualitative methods in different circumstances
-Understand what conclusions can and cannot be drawn from fundamental qualitative work related to PRO measures

Recommended Audience: Anyone who is interested in PROs. It is recommended (but not required) that participants who are not as familiar with PROs also attend the Intro to PROs workshop.

Class Size: No Limit

Contact: Amy Blackburn