|Keywords||Quality of life Psychological Impact Outcome assessment|
|Target Audience||Urogynaecologists, Urologists, physiotherapits and nurses wanting to learn about integrating QoL into routine practice|
|Aims and Objectives|
To understand the principles of psychometrics: Instrument design, development, validation & terminology used in this field.
To examine differences between patient centred outcomes, objective measurement of QoL & other conventional methods used in health care.
To understand the practical & ethical issues surrounding HR QoLmeasurement in day-to-day practice, including the feasibility, clinical utility & impact of using questionnaires & electronic interviewing as well as issues surrounding the storage, interpretation & data protection.
To explore the potential applications of questionnaires in urogynaecology, including, psychological profiling, on-line assessment, virtual clinics, long-term monitoring and self-help.