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How do different health conditions and treatments affect health-related quality of life? How do effects vary with other factors?

Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a common metric for individual and population health and for comparing outcomes across health conditions. Utility-based HRQOL measures are used to estimate Quality-Adjusted Life Years for cost-effectiveness and other studies. Including utility-based HRQOL in regular AOU data collections (baseline onward) will support myriad statistical, modeling, and evaluation studies by combining... more »

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Are the risk factors of friction/shear forces being adequately addressed in people with Diabetes, to protect skin integrity?

Diabetes places people at risk for problems with skin integrity, and complications that can risk the patient's limbs and life. Friction and shear forces are known extrinsic factors in pressure injuries and diabetic foot wounds, but this is not consistently addressed as part of the treatment plan. This can contribute to complications, and a higher cost of care. Better understanding of this gap in treatment may allow increased... more »

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Can we identify the reasons for overlapping disease manifestations across high-burden illnesses?

This study would focus on identifying the reasons why a range of high-burden diseases, including Sj√∂gren's, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and more, share overlapping disease characteristics. A better understanding of why this is would be greatly beneficial to a large group of patients with high-burden, costly illnesses, which often result in a decrease in quality of life and have negative economic implications.... more »

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Develop and validate simple user friendly modalities to reduce patient wait times to improve cancer survival and outcomes

Mobile health platforms may be developed and validated to reduce patient wait times between primary care physician's referral and obtaining appropriate care from a specialist. The modalities may navigate patient in the identification of a specialist, making appointment with the specialist(s), facilitate faster diagnostics and treatment decisions, increase access to needed care, improve patient adherence to treatment and... more »

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