[visionlist] Vaegan seminar: Dr Sheela Kumaran (School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Sydney)
juno.kim at unsw.edu.au
Tue Aug 3 21:34:11 -04 2021
Please join us for our next Vaegan seminar to be given by Dr Sheela Kumaran (School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Sydney). Her talk is entitled: "Getting it right: Choosing appropriate patient reported outcome measures for eye health outcomes research".
The event will be held via Zoom (link and meeting information provided below). Please RSVP for the meeting password if you have not attended a Vaegan before (password is always the same)
Title: Getting it right: Choosing appropriate patient reported outcome measures for eye health outcomes research
Speaker: Dr Sheela Kumaran (School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Sydney)
Time/Date: 1-2pm Friday 06 August 2021 (AEST)
Location: Online only via Zoom (link below)
Abstract: Governmental agencies, funding bodies and regulatory agencies like the Food and Drug Administration recommends the use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in outcomes research. As a result, PROMs in the form of surveys (questionnaires) are increasingly used in eye and vision research to understand patient’s perspectives and measure psychometric constructs such as visual disability and quality of life. With over 120 eye disease/ vision-specific questionnaires currently available and many continuously developed, researchers trying to incorporate PROMs in their research are often confronted with questions such as ‘How do I select which PROM to use?’, ‘How to score/ interpret the results of the PROM?’, ‘Should I develop a new PROM for my research?’ and ‘What are the steps in developing a PROM?’. This seminar will answer these questions based on scientific literature and examples from the presenter’s research experience.
Bio: Dr Sheela Kumaran is a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Australia. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate training in Optometry from Elite school of Optometry, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India and her PhD in Public Health (Patient Reported Outcomes) from Flinders University, Australia. Sheela’s research interests closely align with her passion to voice patient’s perspectives to improve health outcomes. She aims to achieve this by using qualitative methodologies as well as technologically advanced patient reported outcome measures (item banks) and modern psychometric analysis. She is currently investigating the impacts of age-related macular degeneration on quality of life and developing other programs of research in diverse areas of dementia and concussion together with national and international collaborators.
Juno Kim | PhD (Psychology) | Associate Professor
School of Optometry and Vision Science
UNSW MEDICINE AND HEALTH
UNSW SYDNEY NSW 2052 AUSTRALIA
E: juno.kim at unsw.edu.au<mailto:juno.kim at unsw.edu.au> | T: +61 2 9065 1218<mailto:juno.kim at unsw.edu.au>
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