The PSDM group of the Biometrics Section (BMS) of the Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research (VVS/OR) cordially invites you for the PSDM event

Statistical and Practical Issues of
Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs)

(including annual PSDM meeting) 

On Thursday November 25, 2010 

12.30 Registration and coffee 
12.55 Welcome
Wouter Wijker (PSDM board member)
13.00 Introduction and overview of PROs
Dr Pythia Nieuwkerk – AMC
13.45 ePro evaluation and emerging best practice
Adam Wood, Account Director, invivodata

Abstract Title: ePRO Evolution and Emerging Best Practice
Description: Electronically collected Patient Reported Outcomes (ePRO) data has become an important method used in clinical trials. While the players in the ePRO arena have changed through the years, the technology and science have matured, resulting in compelling arguments for capturing PRO data electronically. And, with evidence that screen-based ePRO measures are equivalent to their paper predecessors, regulatory bodies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have made great strides in guiding the clinical research community on the appropriate use of ePRO. So, it’s no surprise that ePRO is rapidly replacing paper-based PRO.
This presentation will focus on the changes in ePRO that are most relevant to clinical researchers, including the evolution of modern ePRO, the role of psychometric and linguistic validation, and how regulatory bodies, such as the U.S. FDA are impacting clinical data management, through its Final Guidance on PROs.
Presenter: Adam Wood, Account Director, invivodata
Contact, +44 78 5492 8430
14.30 Coffee/Tea break
15.00 A taxonomy of test construction methods and validity procedures (talk in Dutch language)
Dr Harrie Vorst, University of Amsterdam

A taxonomy of test construction methods and validity procedures

In this presentation a taxonomy of six test construction methods will be discussed and a general outline of validity procedures. The six construction methods are aimed at different qualities of tests: respectively, face validity, process validity, homogenity, criterion validity, construct validity, content validity. Each method consists of seven construction steps.
Psychometric issues will be discussed: measurement model, measurement invariance, reliability, validity, prediction and utility. An example of the measurement of intelligence by questionnaire will be used to illustrate the issues.H.C.M. Vorst
University of Amsterdam
Department of Psychology;
Research Group Psychological Methodology
15.45 Item Response models for the analyses of questionnaire data
Prof. Paul de Boeck, University of Amsterdam
16.30 Annual PSDM Meeting
Huishoudelijke vergadering PSDM meeting 25 Novemer 2010 te OSS _MSD_
17:00 Closure and drinks

hosted by MSD, Molenstraat 110, Oss, the Netherlands. Tel. 0412 66 12 22.
Price: 50 Euro


Upon registration you will receive an invoice ad 50 euro by regular mail.

Please note that for participants it is also possible to pay cash upon arrival on the day of the workshop.

Registrations are transferable to another individual after notification to the organisers.

Cancellation is possible up to 24h before start of the meeting.