Grand Round: Using Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Practice and Research

Grand Round: Using Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Practice and Research


December 11, 2014 - 08:00 - 09:30
Room 164, Apotex Centre 750 McDermot Ave. Winnipeg Manitoba R3E 0T6
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Posted on November 17, 2014

Grand Round: Using Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Practice and Research

Team: Events, Training & News

Location: Room 164, Apotex Centre 750 McDermot Ave. Winnipeg Manitoba R3E 0T6

December 11, 2014 - 08:00 - 09:30


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The Centre for Healthcare Innovation will host a Grand Round featuring national experts in the measurement, collection and analysis of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs): Using Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Practice and Research

Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Room 164 Apotex Centre, 750 McDermot

Panel Speakers include:

Dr. Nancy Mayo, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University
: Measuring what matters to patients: What’s in a name?

This talk will present current frameworks for health outcomes and clarify some of the concepts that are commonly confused in the literature.  A focus will be on PROMs and in untangling some of the confusion around outcomes such as health, health status, health-related quality of life and quality of life.  Different methods of creating summary scores for these types of outcomes will also be presented along with some specific examples.

Biography: Dr. Mayo is James McGill Professor and a health outcomes, health services, and population health researcher with interests in all aspects of disability and quality of life in people with chronic diseases and the elderly. She currently has research projects in Multiple Sclerosis, cancer, seniors' health, stroke, hip fracture and HIV. In all these areas, she focuses on the measurement of health outcomes, the application of modern statistical methods, and knowledge translation.


Dr. Eric Bohm, Department of Surgery, University of Manitoba
Can provider feedback on function, complications and hospital stay improve outcomes?  Results from a regional joint replacement registry

Abstract: Incorporating patient-reported outcome measures into registry reporting, when combined with a peer review audit process, can result in meaningful improvement.

Biography: Dr. Bohm works at the Concordia Hip and Knee Institute where he specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery.  He is also Director of the Health System Performance Platform in the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation. His areas of research interest include access to healthcare, health care quality indicators, clinical trials, implant retrieval analysis, and radiographic stereometric analysis. 


Dr. Tolulope Sajobi, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary
Identifying response shift effects in incomplete longitudinal data

Abstract: Response shift, a change in the meaning of an individual’s self-evaluation of a target construct, such as health-related quality of life, can affect the interpretation of longitudinal change in patient-reported outcomes. Missing data due to patient attrition or item non-response can be particularly problematic in longitudinal studies . New guidelines and recommendations for dealing with missing data when the interest is in the detection of response shift are described.

Biography: Dr. Sajobi is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Calgary. His areas of research expertise include health outcomes research, longitudinal and multivariate techniques, and the analysis of patient-reported outcomes.


Dr. Richard Sawatzky, Trinity Western University & Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences, Providence Health Care
The validation of computerized adaptive tests for patient-reported outcomes measurement

Abstract: The utilization of computerized adaptive tests (CATs), instead of fixed-length questionnaires, has potential to reduce response burden by selectively administering those items that are most likely to be meaningful and relevant to an individual’s health status. This talk will provide an introduction to CATs and report on the results of a validation study regarding the accuracy of a CAT for the measurement of pain in heterogeneous populations.

Biography: Dr. Sawatzky holds a Canada Research Chair in Patient-Reported Outcomes at Trinity Western University and is research scientist with the University of British Columbia Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS). He leads a program of research on the validation and utilization of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and quality of life assessments in contexts of care for people with chronic life-limiting illnesses. Current research activities include evaluating the validity of PRO instruments and computerized adaptive assessment systems, the use of tablet devices for PRO assessments, the selection and utilization of PROs, and a palliative approach to nursing care delivery.                                                                                                            


Dr. Ruth Barclay, College of Medical Rehabilitation, University of Manitoba
Priorities for Patient Reported Outcome Measures Research

Abstract: The phenomenon of response shift in patient reported outcomes will be discussed. Research priorities from all the presentations will be summarized.

Biography: Ruth Barclay is a Physiotherapist with a PhD from the Department of Community Health Sciences. Her research includes the evaluation of response shift in quality of life after stroke and with aging.



These rounds are accredited under The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada


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Location: 750 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada