“Making valid decisions: Learning from Patient Reported Outcomes.” – ISOQOL 2021

COS General news

ISOQOL 2021 took place in October, with online content available through end of November. Its theme - “Making valid decisions: Learning from Patient Reported Outcomes.” 


An intro to ISOQOL stated that “person-centred care is a fundamental shift in the delivery of health care that personalizes it by placing the patient/client at the nucleus of this care”.  

At COS, we are committed to continuous, dedicated support across all facets of clinical outcomes research that inform patient care value decisions – and are proud to have been delivering innovative science to capture the patient voice since 2013.   

COS CEO, Stacie Hudgens:

“It is paramount that our team of scientists attend and participate in Quality of Life conferences and meetings, not only to deliver vital thought-leading content to our peers globally, but also to learn, discuss and debate the methodological issues that drive innovative research in patient outcomes.”   

This year, the COS team delivered content on the following topics:  

  • Estimation of meaningful change thresholds for the EORTC QLQ-C30 and QLQ-LC13 in patients with ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)   
  • The Estimand Framework, Sensitivity Analyses, and Applications in Patient-reported Outcomes  
  • Methods for Determining How Much Missing Data is Tolerable When Scoring a Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Measure 
  • An Estimand perspective on the Mixed Model Repeated Measures (MMRM) for the analysis of Longitudinal PRO data in Clinical Trials 
  • Leveraging Social Media for Patient Centric Research in Medical Product Development 
  • Estimated Considerations for Time-to-Event Analysis of Patient-Reported-Outcomes 

Live sessions have concluded, but access to all recorded sessions and on-demand content is still available through 30 November. 

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