About Us

The McGill Center for Health Measurement was created to promote the legacy of outcomes development and research and identity new opportunities to include patient-reported outcomes throughout health care services, the community, and research. 

Why Measure?

Drs Ahmed and Bartlett discuss what matters most to patients and families in the healthcare system and why measuring Patient-Reported Outcomes is vital.

Our Research

The vision of the McGill Center for Health Measurement is to incorporate the experiences and preferences of patients in research, education, and clinical care to deliver the best evidence-based quality of care possible and improve the health outcomes of the population.

  • Partnering with Key Stakeholders to Improve the Measurement of Health Outcomes

  • Harmonizing Measurement Across Settings
    – Developmentment of core sets
    – Translation and cultural validation

  • Assessing Preferences, Needs, and Experiences of Patients and Caregivers

Special Issue of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

Highlights and findings from the Montreal Canada-PRO 2-day workshop in November 2013 are summarized in a series of articles in a special issue of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

  1. Bartlett SJ, Ahmed S. Montreal Accord on Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) use series – Paper 1: introduction. Journal of clinical epidemiology 2017;89:114-118. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.04.012.
  2. Mayo NE, Figueiredo S, Ahmed S, Bartlett SJ. Montreal Accord on Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) use series – Paper 2: terminology proposed to measure what matters in health. Journal of clinical epidemiology 2017;89:119-124. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.04.013.
  3. Noonan VK, Lyddiatt A, Ware P, et al. Montreal Accord on Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) use series – Paper 3: patient-reported outcomes can facilitate shared decision-making and guide self-management. Journal of clinical epidemiology 2017;89:125-135. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.04.017.
  4. Bingham CO, 3rd, Noonan VK, Auger C, Feldman DE, Ahmed S, Bartlett SJ. Montreal Accord on Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) use series – Paper 4: patient-reported outcomes can inform clinical decision making in chronic care. Journal of clinical epidemiology 2017;89:136-141. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.04.014.
  5. Mamiya H, Lix LM, Gardner W, Bartlett SJ, Ahmed S, Buckeridge DL. Montreal Accord on Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) use series – Paper 5: patient-reported outcomes can be linked to epidemiologic measures to monitor populations and inform public health decisions. Journal of clinical epidemiology 2017;89:142-147. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.04.018.
  6. Bartlett SJ, Witter J, Cella D, Ahmed S. Montreal Accord on Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) use series – Paper 6: creating national initiatives to support development and use-the PROMIS example. Journal of clinical epidemiology 2017;89:148-153. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.04.015.
  7. Sawatzky R, Chan EKH, Zumbo BD, et al. Montreal Accord on Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) use series-Paper 7: modern perspectives of measurement validation emphasize justification of inferences based on patient reported outcome scores. Journal of clinical epidemiology 2017;89:154-159. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.12.002.
  8. Ahmed S, Ware P, Gardner W, et al. Montreal Accord on Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) use series – Paper 8: patient-reported outcomes in electronic health records can inform clinical and policy decisions. Journal of clinical epidemiology 2017;89:160-167. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.04.011.
  9. Arbuckle L, Moher E, Bartlett SJ, Ahmed S, El Emam K. Montreal Accord on Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) use series – Paper 9: anonymization and ethics considerations for capturing and sharing patient reported outcomes. Journal of clinical epidemiology 2017;89:168-172. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.04.016.

Selected Publications

Wojeck, R. K., Silva, S. G., Bailey Jr, D. E., Knisely, M. R., Kwakkenbos, L., Carrier, M. E., … & Thombs, B. D. (2021). Pain and Self-Efficacy Among Patients with Systemic Sclerosis: A Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort Study. Nursing research.
DOI: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000528

Tang, E., Dano, S., Edwards, N., Macanovic, S., Ford, H., Bartlett, S., … & Mucsi, I. (2021). Screening for symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients treated with renal replacement therapy: utility of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System-Revised. Quality of Life Research, 1-9.
DOI: 10.1007/s11136-021-02910-5

Bekker, C. L., Bossina, S., de Vera, M. A., Bartlett, S. J., de Wit, M., March, L., … & van den Bemt, B. J. (2021). Patient perspectives on outcome domains of medication adherence trials in inflammatory arthritis: an international OMERACT focus group study. The Journal of Rheumatology.
DOI: 10.3899/jrheum.201568

Hazlewood, G. S., Loyola-Sanchez, A., Bykerk, V., Hull, P. M., Marshall, D., Pham, T., … & Bartlett, S. J. (2021). Patient and rheumatologist perspectives on tapering DMARDs in rheumatoid arthritis: a qualitative study. Rheumatology.
DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/keab330

Toupin-April, K., Décary, S., de Wit, M., Meara, A., Barton, J. L., Fraenkel, L., … & Tugwell, P. (2021, April). Endorsement of the OMERACT core domain set for shared decision making interventions in rheumatology trials: Results from a multi-stepped consensus-building approach. In Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. WB Saunders.
DOI: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2021.03.017

Bingham III, C. O., Bartlett, S. J., Kannowski, C., Sun, L., DeLozier, A. M., & Cella, D. (2021). Conversion of Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy–Fatigue to Patient‐Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Fatigue Scores in Two Phase III Baricitinib Rheumatoid Arthritis Trials. Arthritis Care & Research73(4), 481-488.
DOI: 10.1002/acr.24144

Harb, S., Peláez, S., Carrier, M. E., Kwakkenbos, L., Bartlett, S. J., Hudson, M., … & Tao, L. (2021). Barriers and facilitators to physical activity for people with scleroderma: a Scleroderma Patient‐centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort study. Arthritis Care & Research.
DOI: 10.1002/acr.24567

Lambert, S., McCusker, J., Belzile, E., Yaffe, M., Ihejirika, C., Richardson, J., & Bartlett, S. (2021). Using confirmatory factor analysis and Rasch analysis to examine the dimensionality of The Patient Assessment of Care for Chronic Illness Care (PACIC). Quality of Life Research30(5), 1503-1512.
DOI: 10.1007/s11136-020-02750-9

Bingham, C. O., Butanis, A. L., Orbai, A. M., Jones, M., Ruffing, V., Lyddiatt, A., … & Bartlett, S. J. (2021). Patients and clinicians define symptom levels and meaningful change for PROMIS pain interference and fatigue in RA using bookmarking. Rheumatology.
DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/keab014

Fatima, S., Schieir, O., Valois, M. F., Bartlett, S. J., Bessette, L., Boire, G., … & Zummer, M. (2021). Health Assessment Questionnaire at One Year Predicts All‐Cause Mortality in Patients With Early Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis & Rheumatology73(2), 197-202.
DOI: 10.1002/art.41513

Holdren, M., Schieir, O., Bartlett, S. J., Bessette, L., Boire, G., Hazlewood, G., … & Canadian Early Arthritis Cohort investigators. (2021). Improvements in fatigue lag behind disease remission in early rheumatoid arthritis: results from the Canadian early arthritis cohort. Arthritis & Rheumatology73(1), 53-60.
DOI: 10.1002/art.41499

Wu, Y., Kwakkenbos, L., Henry, R. S., Carrier, M. E., Gagarine, M., Harb, S., … & Ellis, K. (2021). Factors associated with fears due to COVID-19: A Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) COVID-19 cohort study. Journal of psychosomatic research140, 110314.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2020.110314

Montgomery, N., Howell, D., Ismail, Z., Bartlett, S. J., Brundage, M., Bryant-Lukosius, D., … & Barbera, L. (2020). Selecting, implementing and evaluating patient-reported outcome measures for routine clinical use in cancer: the Cancer Care Ontario approach. Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes4(1), 1-9.
DOI: 10.1186/s41687-020-00270-1

Bartlett, S. J., Gutierrez, A. K., Andersen, K. M., Bykerk, V. P., Curtis, J. R., Haque, U. J., … & Bingham III, C. O. (2020). Identifying Minimal and Meaningful Change in PROMIS® for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Use of Multiple Methods and Perspectives. Arthritis Care & Research.
DOI: 10.1002/acr.24501

Craig, E. T., Perin, J., Zeger, S., Curtis, J. R., Bykerk, V. P., Bingham III, C. O., & Bartlett, S. J. (2020). What Does the Patient Global Health Assessment in Rheumatoid Arthritis Really Tell Us? Contribution of Specific Dimensions of Health‐Related Quality of Life. Arthritis Care & Research72(11), 1571-1578.
DOI: 10.1002/acr.24073

Wu, Y., Kwakkenbos, L., Henry, R. S., Tao, L., Harb, S., Bourgeault, A., … & Welling, J. (2020). Validation of the COVID-19 Fears Questionnaires for Chronic Medical Conditions: a scleroderma patient-centered intervention network covid-19 cohort study. Journal of psychosomatic research139, 110271.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2020.110271

Thombs, B. D., Kwakkenbos, L., Henry, R. S., Carrier, M. E., Patten, S., Harb, S., … & Ellis, K. (2020). Changes in mental health symptoms from pre-COVID-19 to COVID-19 among participants with systemic sclerosis from four countries: a Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort study. Journal of psychosomatic research139, 110262.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2020.110262

Ahmed, S., Zidarov, D., Eilayyan, O., & Visca, R. (2020). Prospective application of implementation science theories and frameworks to inform use of PROMs in routine clinical care within an integrated pain network. Quality of Life Research, 1-13.
DOI: 10.1007/s11136-020-02600-8

Eilayyan, O., Visca, R., Zidarov, D., Ware, P., Bussières, A., & Ahmed, S. (2020). Developing theory-informed knowledge translation strategies to facilitate the use of patient-reported outcome measures in interdisciplinary low back pain clinical practices in Quebec: mixed methods study. BMC health services research20(1), 1-17.
DOI: 10.1186/s12913-020-05616-5

Dermer, E., Spahr, A., Tran, L. T., Mirchi, A., Pelletier, F., Guerrero, K., … & Bernard, G. (2020). Stress in parents of children with genetically determined leukoencephalopathies: a pilot study. Journal of child neurology35(13), 901-907.
DOI: 10.1177/0883073820938645

Santino, T. A., Monteiro, K. S., de Paiva Azevedo, M., Patino, C. M., Ahmed, S., & de Mendonça, K. M. (2020). Patient-and proxy-reported outcome measures instruments for the assessment of asthma control among adult and pediatric population: A protocol for systematic review. Medicine99(19).
DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000020078

Engler, K., Ahmed, S., Lessard, D., Vicente, S., & Lebouché, B. (2019). Assessing the Content Validity of a New Patient-Reported Measure of Barriers to Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence for Electronic Administration in Routine HIV Care: Proposal for a Web-Based Delphi Study. JMIR Research Protocols8(8), e12836.
DOI: 10.2196/12836

Pancer, M., Manganaro, M., Pace, I., Marion, P., Gagnon, D. H., Laramée, M. T., … & Ahmed, S. (2019). A web-based physical activity portal for individuals living with a spinal cord injury: qualitative study. JMIR formative research3(3), e12507.
DOI: 10.2196/12507

Roberge-Dao, J., Yardley, B., Menon, A., Halle, M. C., Maman, J., Ahmed, S., & Thomas, A. (2019). A mixed-methods approach to understanding partnership experiences and outcomes of projects from an integrated knowledge translation funding model in rehabilitation. BMC health services research19(1), 1-16.
DOI: 10.1186/s12913-019-4061-x

Gogovor, A., Visca, R., Ware, M. A., Valois, M. F., Bartlett, G., Hunt, M., & Ahmed, S. (2019). Determinants of patient experience with low Back pain interdisciplinary care: a pre-post interventional study. Journal of pain research12, 3203.
DOI: 10.2147/JPR.S207989

Mate, K. K., Kuspinar, A., Ahmed, S., & Mayo, N. E. (2019). Comparison Between Common Performance-Based Tests and Self-Reports of Physical Function in People With Multiple Sclerosis: Does Sex or Gender Matter?. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation100(5), 865-873.
DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.10.009

Gagnon, D. H., Vermette, M., Duclos, C., Aubertin-Leheudre, M., Ahmed, S., & Kairy, D. (2019). Satisfaction and perceptions of long-term manual wheelchair users with a spinal cord injury upon completion of a locomotor training program with an overground robotic exoskeleton. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology14(2), 138-145.
DOI: 10.1080/17483107.2017.1413145

Auais, M., Morin, S. N., Finch, L., Ahmed, S., & Mayo, N. (2018). Toward a meaningful definition of recovery after hip fracture: comparing two definitions for community-dwelling older adults. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation99(6), 1108-1115.
DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.01.022

Guay, C., Auger, C., Demers, L., Mortenson, W. B., Miller, W. C., Gélinas-Bronsard, D., & Ahmed, S. (2017). Components and outcomes of internet-based interventions for caregivers of older adults: systematic review. Journal of medical Internet research19(9), e313.
DOI: 10.2196/jmir.7896

Moreno, A., Zidarov, D., Raju, C., Boruff, J., & Ahmed, S. (2017). Integrating the perspectives of individuals with spinal cord injuries, their family caregivers and healthcare professionals from the time of rehabilitation admission to community reintegration: protocol for a scoping study on SCI needs. BMJ open7(8), e014331.
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014331


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