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Quality of life workshop

10 Dec 2018, 9:30am-4:30pm

The workshop will use a series of workshop-style seminars and exercises to provide theory and practical examples to cover:

  • An Introduction to Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and other patient-reported outcomes (PRO) and their application in research

  • Choosing the right PRO instrument to address your research aims (with a special focus on cancer)

  • Tips for study design (including timing of PRO assessments and study conduct issues

  • Brief introduction to and considerations for data analysis and interpretation


Who should attend? The workshop is targeted at a broad range of participants including students, epidemiologists, clinicians and public health professionals and consumers. This workshop is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in conducting research with HRQoL endpoints.

Date:  Monday 10th December 2018

Time: 9:15 am registration, session runs 9:30 am-4:30 pm Cost: $50 (Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea will be provided)

To register:  

Venue: Room 117, Building 501, Curtin University (Bentley campus)

The workshop is limited to 50 participants. Please RSVP by 30th November 2018.

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Facilitator Dr. Claudia Rutherford is a Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Quality of Life Office at the University of Sydney. She has experience in conducting systematic reviews, multi-centre qualitative and quantitative research, mixed methods during early phase testing, development and evaluation of health-related conceptual framework and patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures, and psychometrics across multiple health conditions (including cancer). As a PRO specialist, she has a comprehensive set of methodological skills related to multi-centre research conduct and all aspects of PRO inclusion in clinical trial protocols. As part of her a Beckett fellowship, Claudia is leading a program of research aimed at implementing PROs into bowel cancer survivorship care for the purpose of detecting patient issues and ameliorating patient suffering through supportive care interventions. In her role as the Deputy Director of the Quality of Life Office, Dr Rutherford provides high quality, expert advice, and training and technical support services relating to the inclusion of PRO measures into industry independent cancer clinical trials.