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Cancer Control and Population Sciences

Instrument Development & Testing for Quality of Life Measurement:

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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:

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