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Implementing patient-reported outcome measures in clinical practice

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Article from Senior Director, Clinical Outcome Assessments, Louise Newton MSc. The use of patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures in clinical practice is increasing. Following the creation of a ‘User’s Guide to Implementing PRO Assessment in Clinical Practice’ by the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL), volunteers from ISOQOL sought to create a Companion Guide to assist health care providers …

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COS Senior Director, Louise Newton awarded JPRO Article of the Year

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We are excited to announce that Louise Newton’s article, “A comparison of three methods to generate a conceptual understanding of a disease based on the patients’ perspective.”  published in Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes in 2017, has been awarded the ISOQOL Outstanding Article of the Year Award. The award recognizes and honors the single best article dedicated to health-related quality of …

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COS Senior Director Louise Newton leads development of Companion Guide

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The International Society of Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) recently published their Companion Guide to the User’s Guide for Implementing PRO Measures in Clinical Practice. A small team from ISOQOL’s Clinical Practice Special Interest Group, including Louise Newton (Senior Director of Clinical Outcomes Assessment), led the development of the Companion Guide. The purpose of the Companion Guide is to help …

COS Director publishes paper linked to Mixed Methods Studies

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In a paper recently published in the Journal of Patient Reported Outcomes, lead author and COS Director, Louise Newton (nee Humphrey), presents findings from a prospective study designed to compare traditional patient research methods (interviews) with innovative research methods (social media data review and Group Concept Mapping). The study was conducted to address calls from regulators and sponsors around the …

COS Director’s patient-reported outcome presentation selected for 24th Annual ISOQOL Conference

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This year’s ISOQOL Annual Conference will provide a platform to discuss the challenges for the field with regards to theory, methodology and implementation of results in health care policy and practice. Louise Humphrey, Director Clinical Outcome Assessments, has been selected to present her highly ranked and innovative research entitled “Is Newer Always Better? Comparing Traditional and Innovative Methods to Generate …