The University of Washington Center on Outcomes Research in Rehabilitation (UWCORR) promotes health outcomes measurement that is patient-centered, clinically relevant, appropriate for the target audience, short, but accurate, and presented in a way that facilitates patient-clinician shared decision making.
UW and Rehab
The University of Washington (UW) is one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Among American public universities, the UW is second in receiving federal funding. The UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine has the highest level of NIH funding and of total grant funding of any department of rehabilitation medicine in the US and has been ranked in the top four rehabilitation programs nationwide for the past 23 years.
A research team at University of Washington has been approved for over a half a million dollar funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop PROMIS pain catastrophizing and pain self-efficacy item banks. The study is one of 46 proposals PCORI approved for funding on Tuesday, Sept. 30, to advance the field of comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) and provide patients, healthcare providers, and other clinical decision makers with information that will help them make better-informed choices.