Methods and Measures

How Patients and Their Families Manage Life on the LVAD Heart Device – Frances Barg PhD

Observing that “lifesaving technologies have proliferated dramatically within the past few decades, yet there is scant understanding of the ramifications of such technologies in the world of patients and their families,”  PRC Researcher Frances Barg, PhD, MEd, and co-authors examine how … Read more


Penn Medicine Researcher Calls for Changes to Current Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines

http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2015/10/doubeni/ In a recent editorial in the journal Gastroenterology, Chyke A. Doubeni, MD, MPH, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Perelman School of Medicine and a PRC researcher, and Robert H. Fletcher, MD of … Read more


UPenn PRC’s Alison Buttenheim Looks at Innovative Strategy For Improving Stakeholder Engagement in Academic Research Communities

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002965541500038X Strategic planning for research priorities in schools of nursing requires consensus building and engagement of key stakeholders. However, traditional approaches to strategic planning using work groups and committees sometimes result in low rates of faculty participation and fail to … Read more


Development of the Perceived Nutrition Environment Measures Survey (NEMS-P)

http://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797%2815%2900054-9/abstract In the American Journal of Preventive Medicine July 2015, PRC Director Dr. Karen Glanz and Sarah Green of the Center for Health Behavior Research, University of Pennsylvania, discuss the development of the Perceived Nutrition Environment Measures Survey (NEMS-P) and … Read more