Rehabilitation Science PhD student, Mi Jung Lee, has been selected for a UF Informatics Institute (UFII) Graduate Student Fellowship for her proposal, “Developing a Computerized Universal Measure of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL).” MJ is mentored by Dr. Sergio Romero who will serve as principal investigator (PI) on the project.
This study aims to link six existing standardized health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measures to develop computerized adaptive tests that will provide an efficient, precise, and practical platform for assessing HRQOL. It will leverage existing data from the National Health Measurement Study (NHMS) and the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) to obtain item level information from these six most commonly used HRQOL measures in research and clinical practice. The overall goal is to provide clinicians and researchers with a standardized data-driven universal HRQOL that takes advantage of modern test psychometrics to provide a common metric that can be used to evaluate and compare interventions that aim at improving HRQOL.
The UFII Graduate Student Fellowship is designed to further the UFII’s mission to develop and nurture integrative informatics research and education. Successful applicants are awarded after a rigorous peer-reviewed process and based on merit.