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Work in Progress Seminar: Come to the PROM… and Leave with a Date (and a Ruler)!

November 30, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul's
1081 Burrard Street

Skye Barbic, PhD, M.Sc., B.Sc.(OT)
Scientist, CHÉOS
Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

For over half a century, health has been defined and measured broadly as the absence of disease. A major obstacle for integrating “health” initiatives into psychiatry and psychosocial rehabilitation is the widespread use of the term “health” as a euphemism for illness. Recently, there have been calls to reconceptualize the term as a multidimensional outcome that can describe a person’s ability to adapt and self-manage.

Dr. Barbic will discuss her model for how to develop clinically robust rating scales that capture outcomes that are not directly observable in health. The Personal Recovery Outcome Measurement (PROM) Study will be used as an example of the application of this new model to understand and assess the recovery needs of Canadians with mental illness. The PROM model has the potential to inform an evidence-based approach to mental health care and a common language for assessment, treatment planning, and program evaluation.

Work in Progress (WiP) presentations take place at St. Paul’s Hospital in the Hurlburt Auditorium 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.

See our fall schedule here.

Health research in the heart of Vancouver