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Outcomes Research Branch
Instrument Development & Testing for Quality of Life Measurement:
For outcomes research to achieve its potential to enhance care delivery, at least three
pre-requisites must be met (Lipscomb, Donaldson, and Hyatt, 2004):
Instrument Development and Testing examines how innovations in psychometric science can enhance the ability
for patient-reported outcomes measures to affect decision-making in cancer research.
Outcomes Research staff are involved in this area of research in several ways: