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COVID Impact Research

Understanding the COVID Crisis Impact Using Validated Health Surveys

Quantifying health through patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures helps researchers and stakeholders clarify the relationship between community disaster events and health-related quality of life. Collecting meaningful scientific, clinical, and economic insights, builds our understanding of the COVID crisis impact. Contact us for a review of our capabilities by phone at (800) 572-9394 or by filling out the form below. For academic organizations click here.

QualityMetric’s SF-36v2 health survey will be administered in the EU as part of ORCHESTRA’s three-year international research project. Led by the University of Verona, the ORCHESTRA project is comprised of 37 partners from 15 countries.

The Urgent Need to Understand

As SARS-CoV2 continues to devastate communities around the world, there’s an urgent need to understand how the pandemic and subsequent public health response may affect the well-being of the general population and key subgroups.

ORCHESTRA is a three-year international research project led by the University of Verona to measure the impact of the SARS-CoV2 pandemic. The SF-36v2® PRO health survey will help quantify patient experiences, predict healthcare utilization and evaluate work productivity and job loss.

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Quantifying Mental & Physical Health with SF Health Surveys

Quantifying impairments in mental and physical health may help stakeholders and leadership teams identify areas of unmet need, evaluate interventions—such as Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and telehealth resources—and inform future responses and health policies. Incorporating SF health surveys into therapeutic studies can help support a variety of research questions.

MENTAL Social isolation, employment instability, financial loss and national emergencies have all been linked to impairments in general well-being.

•     Fatigue

•     Thought Characterization

•     Mood

•     Well-Being

•     Societal Role

•     Vitality

PHYSICAL Inability to access regular healthcare services due to COVID-19 and additional stress may exacerbate chronic conditions.

•      Sleep

•      Symptoms

•      Activity Level

•      Independence

•      Daily Living

•      Employment

An Expert in Mental Health Impact

The SF-36v2® PRO health survey collects data that can be used to calculate a Meaningful Conversation Score (MCS) and classify individuals by depressive symptom severity.

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Why QualityMetric for Health Impact Research?

QualityMetric’s PRO survey measures eight health domains, leveraging authentic, patient-guided results and insights.

PREDICT A BECK DEPRESSION INVENTORY SCORE

An MCS score can be derived from the SF-36v2® or SF-12v2® Mental Health Enhancement tools to classify individuals by depressive symptom severity.

CUT POINTS WITH HIGH SENSITIVITY & SPECIFICITY

An MCS score can be applied intentionally to classify patients with probable clinical depression and anxiety.

OBSERVE CORRELATIONS & PATTERNS

Strong correlations have been observed between MH scores and validated measures of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

DETERMINE CLINICALLY MEANINGFUL SCORES

Established minimally important differences (MIDs) and minimally important changes (MICs) can highlight differences in scores between groups or within an individual over time.

COMPARE SCORES TO POPULATION AVERAGES

Norm-based scoring and benchmarks allow scores to be compared to the average score in the general population and patients with depression.

UTILIZE COMMUNITY DISASTER RESEARCH

The SF-12v2® can inform the relationship between community disaster events and health-related quality of life.

MEASURE LARGE-SCALE EMERGENCIES

Validated PRO health surveys also measure large-scale emergencies.