Center for Health Assessment Research and Translation Special Seminar
Integrating patient-reported outcomes and eHealth applications for symptom-monitoring, self-management, and promotion of wellbeing in community-dwelling individuals with disabilities
October 17, 2018, 12:00pm – 1:30pm, STAR Health Sciences Complex Atrium
Lunch will be Provided
Over the past 15 years, there have been significant advances to the way patient reported outcomes are assessed in clinical populations. However, much work remains to translate these improvements into clinical practice and be utilized to impact patient care and outcomes. We will present a 4-part symposium to describe how systematic assessment and self-monitoring has the potential to improve patient care and be utilized in e-health applications. The 4 talks will include the following presentations
Pamela Kisala, UD Center for Health Assessment Research and Translation, will present an innovative use of important stakeholder feedback (from both patients and clinicians) to develop clinical cut scores and prepare PRO measures for clinical use.
Matthew Cohen, Communication Sciences and Disorders and UD Center for Health Assessment Research and Translation, will address the conceptual and logistical barriers to PRO assessment in speech-language therapy practice.
David Tulsky, UD Center for Health Assessment Research and Translation, will present the development of self-monitoring/self-management eHealth application that links assessement and therapeutic strategies to help individuals with spinal cord injury cope with depression and anxiety.
David Victorson, Associate Professor at Northwestern University, will describe a systematic approach to using mindfulness as a therapeutic treatment of clinical symptoms and present an innovative eHealth approach to mindfulness.
Outside speaker: David Victorson, PhD is a licensed health psychologist and Associate Professor of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He leads the Consciousness In Health Research Lab where he applies innovative methodologies and evidence-based practices to improve health, quality of life (QOL), and wellbeing in medical patient populations (eg, cancer, heart disease, SCI), caregivers, and medical students, residents, and other healthcare professionals. His research focuses on the areas of:
1) contemplative awareness practices (mindfulness, yoga, connection with nature) in relation to indicators of QOL and wellbeing, emotion regulation, and neuroendocrine, immune, and HPA-Axis functioning; 2) digital health solutions to facilitate social connection, self-management and health behavior change; 3) patient-centered outcomes measurement development and validation using advanced psychometric theory, design and applications; and 4) community engaged research partnerships to insure their work is grounded and guided by the wisdom and interests of those most affected by our findings; and 5) multilevel, minimally invasive measurement approaches, including biological, physiological, and self-report.
Dr Victorson’s lab not only studies ways to reduce symptoms and suffering within the context of illness and disease, but also explores, applies, and even re-purposes “out of the box” solutions that have the potential to promote and accelerate healthy lives and wellness, quality of life, meaning and purpose, and overall human flourishing.