Outcome assessments are an essential component of measuring the effectiveness of clinical care on the individual, demonstrating the impact of clinical services on a population, and evaluating whether new technologies or approaches achieve similar or better results than what is provided currently. This course will discuss approaches that have been developed to ensure that the process of choosing what to measure is centered on what is important from patient and clinical perspectives, with examples from recent work at NAL, and the challenges and pitfalls in choosing how to measure outcomes but also the benefits of doing so carefully and consistently.
Course created on September 15, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to describe key considerations for selecting and measuring outcomes.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify important characteristics of outcome measures.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss how to appraise suitability of existing outcome measures for use with specific clinical populations.
|5-10 Minutes||Why measure outcomes?|
|10-25 Minutes||Challenges in outcome measurement|
|25-40 Minutes||Important properties of outcome measures|
|40-55 Minutes||Understanding what changes in outcome are meaningful|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary and Q&A|
Pádraig Kitterick is the Head of Audiological Sciences at the National Acoustic Laboratories, Sydney Australia and leads NAL's adult hearing loss research portfolio. Padraig recently joined NAL from his previous role as Head of Hearing Sciences at the University of Nottingham, UK where he conducted translational research on severe-profound hearing loss including cochlear implantation. Pádraig gained his PhD in Psychology by examining how the natural ageing process may contribute to listening difficulties in multi-talker environments. He held a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Department of Psychology in the University of York, carrying out research on spatial listening in normally-hearing and hearing-impaired populations, including users of hearing aids and cochlear implants. His current research focusses on the evaluation of hearing health technologies and developing valid diagnostic and outcome assessment tools.
In lieu of honorarium, a donation has been made to the NAL student internship program.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by the National Acoustics Laboratories in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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