WiP Seminar: Dr. Wei Zhang & Jacynthe L’Heureux
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December 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wei Zhang, MM, MA, PhD
Program Head – Health Economics, CHÉOS
Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
Jacynthe L’Heureux, MSc
PhD Candidate, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
How to measure, analyze, and present work productivity loss due to health problems in clinical trials
Our recent scoping review has shown that an increasing number of clinical trials have measured work productivity loss due to health problems as a patient-centred outcome or cost component. However, the methods of measurement, analysis, and result presentation vary widely. In this WiP Seminar, we will summarize the main findings from our scoping review and then focus on our recent study developing ways of communicating work productivity loss results to patients and caregivers.
This patient-oriented study was conducted as mixed-methods research with a sequential design. Our qualitative strand was done first to inform the wording of our work productivity loss results and survey design. It included two rounds of interviews for a total of 20 one-to-one interviews. We identified ways to present work productivity loss results for both groups that vary in terms of units and wording preference. We then surveyed 118 patients and 120 caregivers in our quantitative strand. We will report our preliminary findings highlighting the importance that these groups place on work productivity loss outcomes.