Current Research Projects
The University of Washington Center on Outcomes Research in Rehabilitation is currently engaged in several research projects including:
Outcomes Assessment in Prosthetics & Orthotics (funded by NIH)
- Development and Validation of Mobility Measures in Individuals with Lower Limb Amputations (04/01/2010 – 03/31/2015)
- Validation of PLUS-M in Individuals with Lower Limb Loss (06/01/2010 – 03/31/2015)
- Test-Retest Reliability of Self-Report Instruments for People with Lower Limb Loss (04/10/2014 - 06/01/2015)
National Data and Statistical Center for Burn Model Systems (funded by NIDRR/NIDILRR; 04/12/2013 - 04/11/2018) is a project that follows a large number of people with serious burn injury in the US to learn about their recovery and experiences.
Advanced Training on Outcomes in Rehabilitation Research (funded by NIDRR/NIDILRR; 10/01/2012 – 09/30/2017) provides training to researchers and clinicians at post-doctoral level in modern psychometric approaches in outcomes measurement. Training in outcomes measurement is important for high quality rehabilitation research.
- The PROMIS Pain Catastrophizing and Pain Related Self-efficacy item banks (funded by PCORI; 12/01/2014—11/30/2016) This project will develop and validate the PROMIS Pain Catastrophizing and Pain Related Self-efficacy item banks. Measuring these pain-related constructs is important for pain research and clinical practice.
Past Research Projects
Some of our past research projects include:
- Assessing Psychometric Properties of the Pain Intensity Measurement System (funded by University of Rochester; 03/01/2013 – 08/31/2013)
- Novel Approaches to Measuring Sleep in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (funded by CMSC; 01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013)
- Enhancing the NIH Toolbox’s Accessibility and Usability to Support the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Health Research (funded by NIDRR; 09/01/2011 - 08/30/2012)
- Developing Measures of Pain Behaviors (funded by NIH; 10/01/2009 - 07/31/2012)
- Developing a Measure of Quality of Life in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury (funded by NIH; 09/15/2007 – 06/30/2011)
Patient Reported Outcomes Information System (PROMIS) Primary Research Center (funded by NIH) Multiple instruments that measure symptoms and quality of life indicators were developed for use in research and clinicial practice.
- Ensuring that PROMIS computer interfaces are accessible to people with disabilities (09/01/2005 – 7/31/2010)
- Measuring Physical Function in Adults with Disabilities (09/28/2004 – 07/31/2010)
- Longitudinal Study of symptoms in Youths with Disabilities (09/28/2004 – 7/31/2010)
- Computer Based Quality of Life Study for Youths with Disabilities (08/01/2008 – 07/31/2010)
- Measuring Pain in Individuals Who are Homeless (12/31/2005 – 07/31/2010)
- Back and Leg Pain Study (09/28/2004 – 7/31/2010)