Royse Presents Abstract at International Conference with Patients as Co-Authors

Royse Presents at WCQR
Royse Presents at WCQR

Lisa Royse, PhD, assistant research professor, recently presented two podium presentations at the 7th World Conference on Qualitative Research (WCQR) held from January 25-27 in Algarve, Portugal. 

One presentation titled “Engaging Patients and Caregivers to Develop a Patient-Centered Research Agenda for Biologic and Artificial Knee Surgery Research” included two patients as co-authors—a first for our team. The presentation included information about development of the Patient Advisor Team in Orthopaedic Research (PARTNORS) program and the steps PARTNORS took to develop a patient-centered research agenda.

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The second presentation titled “Patients’ Perceptions of Success after Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT)” included findings from a qualitative research study that explored how patients who underwent VBT three or more years ago define postoperative success. Results from the work show that patients’ definitions of success go beyond clinical definitions of success and include quality of life factors such as pain, physical function, and physical appearance.