- Julie Gass, PhD, Clinical Research Psychologist, VA Center for Integrated Healthcare, Buffalo, NY
- Robyn Shepardson, PhD, Clinical Research Psychologist, VA Center for Integrated Healthcare, Syracuse, NY
- Jennifer Funderburk, PhD, Clinical Research Psychologist, VA Center for Integrated Healthcare, Syracuse, NY
- Emily Johnson, PhD, Clinical Research Psychologist, VA Center for Integrated Healthcare, Syracuse, NY
- Travis Loughran, PhD, Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow, VA Center for Integrated Healthcare, Rochester, NY
Clinician innovators and researchers should strive to use measures with strong psychometric properties in integrated primary care research, evaluation, and quality improvement. In busy clinics, validated measures may be overlooked in favor of “homegrown”
- Describe the importance of using validated, evidence-based assessments in research and program evaluation.
- List two indicators of psychometric validation
- Identify and locate appropriate outcome measures to use
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