Instrument Development & Testing for Quality of Life Measurement
For outcomes research to achieve its potential to enhance care delivery, at least three pre-requisites must be met (Lipscomb, Donaldson, and Hyatt, 2004):
- outcome measures must be psychometrically sound and relevant to decisions;
- evidence about the impact of interventions on those outcomes must be persuasive; and
- investigators must have the capacity, determination, and ingenuity to translate findings into useful information for decision-making.
Instrument Development and Testing examines how innovations in psychometric science can enhance the ability for patient-reported outcomes measures to affect decision-making in cancer research.
Outcomes Research staff are involved in this area of research in several ways:
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2013