International Society for Quality of Life Research
International Society for Quality of Life Research

Response Shift

Purpose of the Special Interest Group

The purpose of the Response Shift Special Interest Group is to bring together investigators and clinicians who are interested in the influence of response shift (a change in an individual’s values, internal standards, and conceptualization of QOL) on QOL assessments.

The ultimate objective is to better understand when and why response shift occurs such that healthcare professionals and researchers using patient reported outcomes across various disciplines can recognize and account for response shift.

Communication and Information Sharing

  • Response Shift Reference List: Dr. Mirjam Sprangers has graciously shared a list of response shift references with us. Click here to access the reference list. If you notice that an article that you are aware of is missing, or you would like to add a new article of your own, please contact one of the co-chairs – we will update the list at least twice yearly.
  • Abstract reviews: Experienced response shift SIG members have offered to review abstracts for any investigator/student who would like feedback on their response shift related abstract prior to submitting the abstract to ISOQOL for peer review. We encourage you to use this service! Please contact one of the SIG leaders listed below for information.

We encourage active communication between members.

  • Connect with other Response Shift researchers using the ISOQOL Membership Directory.
  • Review the Quality of Life Quarterly, ISOQOL's quarterly newsletter, to keep up to date.
  • Consider the Response Shift SIG Teamwork and ISOQOL LinkedIn as a way to connect with fellow SIG members.
  • Contact one of the leaders listed below for more information.

Activities

2018 Annual Report

Annual Conference activities vary from year to year, but here are examples of a few conference activities:

  • Response Shift Symposium in 2016: Symposium 7: “The impact of response shift on clinically significant change: Methodological advances in interpreting change in patient-reported outcomes over time”, Saturday, 22 October, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM.  Moderator: Carolyn E. Schwartz. Discussant: Sandra Nolte
  • Special event: Public defense of the PhD thesis of  Antoine Vanier "The complexity of analyzing and interpreting changes observed over time in Patient-Reported Outcomes: methodological issues in Response Shift research." Doctoral committee: Mirjam Sprangers, Frans Oort, Carolyn E. Schwartz, and Nancy E. Mayo. Helsinki Room, The Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

Online Education

Leadership

Co-Chair: Tolulope Sajobi, PhD

Co-Chair: Lene Kongsgaard Nielsen, MD

Past Leaders

Sara Ahmed, PhD
Ruth Barclay, PhD
Leah McClimans, PhD
Lena Ring, PhD
Véronique Sébille, PhD, ScD
 

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