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Ware Lectures on Quality of Life Measurement Developments in Japan

October 17-18, 2019 | Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Dr. Ware will return to Japan for plenary presentations at the 34th Annual Orthopaedic Research Meeting organized by The Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) at Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, October 17-18, 2019.  Dr. Ware’s presentation entitled “QGEN-10:  A more efficient generic quality of life short-form for measuring SF-36 profile and summary scores” will describe a much-improved single-item-per-domain Quality of Life General (QGEN) short-form developed in the US for surveying patients and the general population.  QGEN was developed by Dr. Ware and his colleagues as a more efficient (more valid, less burden) replacement of the widely-used SF-36 Health Survey also developed by Dr. Ware. 

Dr. Ware will also make a presentation entitled, “Quality of Life Disease Impact Scale (QDIS) surveys: The first disease-specific quality of life impact scale to standardize the measurement of multimorbidity across chronic conditions.”  QDIS uses disease-specific attributions to increase responsiveness to one condition in the presence of multimorbidity, while also allowing impact on QOL to be compared across diseases and aggregated into a total impact score. For all disease conditions, measures are scored using the same metric and are interpreted using norms for the US chronically-ill population.

With other panel participants, Dr. Ware will discuss how the shortest-possible QDIS and QGEN patient-reported outcome measures can be integrated using software that automatically adapts patient surveys to the presence of multiple chronic conditions in the US.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by JWRG