Research to Improve the Individual-Patient Level Interpretation of Patient-Reported Outcomes for Use in Clinical Practice

Thursday, January 13, 2022
2:00 – 3:00 pm EST

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Purpose

You are invited to attend a webinar focused on the Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) calling for research to improve the interpretation of patient-reported outcomes at the individual patient level for use in clinical practice. This webinar highlights the importance and background of this NOSI. Webinar speakers provides a wide range of information, including examples of topics that are responsive to the NOSI, methodologic approaches that might be considered in addressing individual-level score interpretation, and information about receipt dates. The session ends with a panel discussion with colleagues from across NIH responding to audience questions.

This webinar is not intended to address questions about specific grant applications. Please contact scientific/research contacts for pre-submission questions or the assigned program officer for post-submission questions related to individual applications.

Background

A patient-reported outcome (PRO) is defined as any report of a person’s health status – including symptoms, function, and well-being – that is gathered directly from a patient, without interpretation of that report by a clinician, observer, or anyone else. PROs are an important tool for delivering patient-centered care. PROs provide information from the patient’s perspective and have been shown to improve patient-clinician communication, strengthen shared decision-making, and support timely care delivery. PROs are increasingly being used by clinical stakeholders (e.g., providers, care delivery systems, payers, and regulators) to characterize individual patients’ symptoms and functional status and the change in these outcomes over time. The purpose of this NOSI is to stimulate research that contributes to the evidence base for precise, accurate, and meaningful PRO score interpretation at the individual patient level for use in clinical practice.

For more information about this NOSI, please see this following resourceExternal Web Site Policy.

Intended Audience

This webinar is intended for extramural investigators at junior, mid, and senior levels, interested in learning about and apply to this NOSI.

Presenters

Ashley Wilder Smith, PhD, MPH
Branch Chief
Outcomes Research Branch, Healthcare Delivery Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
Email: smithas@mail.nih.gov

Sandra Mitchell, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
Senior Scientist and Program Director
Outcomes Research Branch, Healthcare Delivery Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
Email: mitchlls@mail.nih.gov

Christine Hunter, PhD, ABPPExternal Web Site Policy
Deputy Director
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
National Institutes of Health
Email: mailto:hunterchristine@nih.gov

This webinar will be archived on the OBSSR YouTube pageExternal Web Site Policy.

Last Updated: 09 Mar, 2022