physicians, to study quality of life and other patient-centered
outcomes...For more than a decade, I have directed the Quality
of Life Interviewing Center that employs students to conduct
standardized telephone interviews with participants in our clinical
trials and intervention studies. All of my research is designed to
improve the health of persons with various chronic conditions. Today, I
am working with physicians, nurses, and other social scientists on a
number of different projects related to glaucoma, breast cancer,
ulcerative colitis, stroke, and pelvic floor disorders in women.
Although much of medical research focuses on carrying out clinical trials, understanding fundamental biological mechanisms, and improving medical devices and drugs, Wren realizes that the "bottom line" for patients is how a medical treatment improves their quality of life.
CBR member Patricia Wren, of the School of Health Sciences, studies quality of life.
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