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Work in Progress Seminar: Dr. Nick Bansback

November 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Hurlburt Auditorium
St. Paul's Hospital

Nick Bansback, PhD

Program Head – Decision Sciences, CHÉOS
Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
Co-Lead, Health Economics & Simulation Modelling Methods Cluster, BC SUPPORT Unit

Patient-Reported Outcome Measures to Inform Patient Management and Policy: Generating Canadian Population Norms and Utility Weights for the VR-12

Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) are questionnaires completed by patients to assess the effects of disease or treatment (or both) on symptoms, functioning, and health-related quality of life from their perspective. In BC, the VR-12 questionnaire is a PROM that is increasingly being including in surveys of patients. The VR-12 includes questions around eight principal health domains including: general health perceptions, physical functioning, role limitations due to physical and emotional problems, bodily pain, energy and fatigue, social functioning, and mental health.

This presentation will report on a study which sought to facilitate use of data from the VR-12 to be used to guide patient management and policy decisions by generating:

  • ‘population norms’ for the VR-12 which allows clinicians and researchers to comparing the health of an individual (or group) of patients to a reference group to understand whether they are in comparable, worse, or better health, and
  • ‘utility weights’ for the VR-12 which allows the VR-12 to be used to conduct cost-effectiveness analyses

Work in Progress (WiP) presentations take place at St. Paul’s Hospital on alternating Wednesdays from 12:00–1:00 PM. These seminars provide investigators with an opportunity to present ongoing research, obtain feedback from colleagues and peers, and make new connections for their projects. Talks are open, and a light lunch is served.

View the 2019–2020 WiP schedule.

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