Research on Digital Interventions for Anxiety Recognized by DGPPN

Yves' work on the effectiveness of digital interventions for anxiety disorders has been recognized by the German Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Neurology (DGPPN). Yves received the award for his abstract, “The robustness of the efficacy of digital interventions for anxiety: an umbrella review and multiverse meta-analysis,” which was presented at the annual conference of the DGPPN.

DKPM AG Klinische Psychodiagnostik und Psychometrie

I’m the new lead for the Working Group Klinische Psychodiagnostik und Psychometrie within the Deutsches Kollegium für Psychosomatische Medizin (DKPM). We usually have 2 meetings, one at the annual conference and a virtual one in autumn, where we discuss developments and issues around standardized diagnostics in psychosomatic research and clinical practice.

Presentation: DKG 2022

Last week I held a short presentation on PROs and PROMs at the German Cancer Congress. Find my slides below (in German)!

Making use of IRT in the assessment of change

Joint work with Emily Ho from Northwestern University in Chicago and Jay Verkuilen from the CUNY Graduate Center, New York was published in the special section Methodologies for Meaningful Change in Quality of Life Research!

Visiting Prague

Both this years ISOQOL and PHO happened to be in Prague. It was so nice to meet all the people again - both conferences were virtual only in the past 2 years.

New publications: Health Utility validation and Outcomes review in Fibromyalgia

Two publications from our team went online this week! The first one, led by Paul Klapproth investigates the agreement between health utility states derived from the EORTC QLU-C10D and the PROMIS Preference Score (PROPr) and is published by the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

8th Conference of the International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing

Last week, I attented this years Conference of the International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing in Frankfurt am Main. It was an extremely well organized event that provided lots of food for thought!

Conference contributions from 2021

Find below 2 talks about recent publications. I held the first one at last years PHO and it is about the assessment of individual change of PROMIS scores over time. The paper has been accepted recently by Quality of Life Research and should be available soon.

The Oxford-Berlin partnership for enhancing measurement in clinical trials

The Oxford-Berlin partnership for enhancing measurement in clinical trials is a collaboration between clinical trialists at the Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (NDORMS) and measurement scientists at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

Recommendations for empowering early career researchers to improve research culture and practice

I had the pleasure to take part in a consensus workshop, which brought together 54 invited experts from 20 countries with extensive experience in ECR initiatives designed to improve the culture and practice of science.