Outcomes Measurement and Survey Core

Outcomes Measurement and Survey Core (OMSC), housed within the Department of Medical Social Sciences, serves the needs of the cancer researchers of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.  The mission of this core facility is to provide consultation and support for research that involves collecting, analyzing or interpreting self-report data in culturally diverse populations.  OMSC provides expertise on the best ways to measure outcomes derived by self-report, serves as a central resource for state-of-the-science instruments and measurement methods, and provides in-house research support services for translation, collection and analysis of outcomes and survey data. The Department of Medical Social Sciences also provides similar services to any member of the Northwestern community. (Services may require funding and/or advanced scheduling.)

Services Offered

Research Design Consultation Services

Programming & Analysis Services

Research Operations Services


Grants

Title: Improving Longitudinal Quality of Life Assessment in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
PI: Zeeshan Butt, PhD,  Associate Professor
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute


Presentations

October 28-29, 2013
Elizabeth Hahn, presented a poster on Health Literacy Measurement and Outcomes Among Underserved English-and Spanish-speaking People with Type 2 Diabetes.  5th Annual Health Literacy Research Conference  National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.

October 9 – 11, 2013
Elizabeth Hahn presented a poster at the 10th International Conference on Health Policy Statistics, Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.  Conference is jointly sponsored by the American Statistical Association and its Health Policy Statistics Section.


OMSC Science: selected examples


Publications and References: relevant to OMSC

  • Cella, D., Hahn, E.A., Jensen, S.E et al. (2012). Methodological Issues In The Selection, Administration And Use Of Patient-Reported Outcomes.... Commissioned Paper #1. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum. Link to manuscript
  • Krumholz, Harlan M. Commentary: Real-world Imperative of Outcomes Research. JAMA. 2011;306(7):754-755.Extract of article
  • Yost, K. J., Webster, K., et al. (2010). Acceptability of the talking touchscreen for health literacy assessment  Abstract in PubMed   

More publications and references>>

Elizabeth Hahn

Elizabeth A. Hahn
Outcomes Measurement and Survey Core-Director
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Social Sciences
T: 312-503-9804
Email Elizabeth A. Hahn


Computer-based Tools

Assessment CenterSM a free, computer-based data collection tool
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Talking Touchscreen
Hahn, E. A., et al. (2010). Literacy-fair measurement of health-related quality of life..... Medical Care, 48, 6, 75-82. Abstract in PubMed

Bilingual Talking Touchscreen Expanded for New Uses. Learn more about how this innovative tool is helping patients


Outcomes Measurement and Survey Core Facility of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center