BSSR Resources, Methods, and Measures

BSSR Resources, Methods, and Measures

The future of an efficient and integrated approach to BSSR requires the development and application of innovative research resources, measures, and methods.

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(@nelsonp60)

BSSR Resources, Methods, and Measures

Developing a unified epistemology for HEALTH

Amidst the realms of knowledge, it is likely that an underlying level of cognitive dissonance exists with any analysis of HEALTH. To achieve greater clarity for the various attributes of HEALTH, a broadly acknowledged set of definitions for 11 associated concepts may be required: consider (alphabetically) CARING RELATIONSHIP, CLUSTER, COLLECTIVE ACTION, COMMUNITY, DISRUPTIVE PROCESSES, FAMILY, PERSON, SOCIAL CAPITAL,... more »
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(@wtierney)

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Local validation of measures

All measurement is local. Scales for assessing social and medical needs and outcomes developed in one location often don't work in other locations due to differences in data availability, demographics, culture, etc. The best measures have been validated in multiple locations, such as the SF36 or AUDIT. So OBSSR should fund research that validates measures of social support, well-being, stress, adverse experiences, etc.... more »
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Assessing Alignment of Thinking Between Health Professionals and Health Consumers

Medicine of the person recognizes that illness may be perceived as a threat. Illness is a threat that may undermine hope and that may force confrontation with mortal fears. Achieving the aim of clinical care that focuses on medicine of the person requires first and foremost the alignment of thinking among healthcare providers and the alignment of shared objectives between the healthcare provider and the patient. This... more »
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Social predictors of treatment adherence in chronic disease

There has been growing recognition that adherence is a major barrier to effective treatment of long-term, chronic disease. This is particularly true for treatment regimens which are intensive, time-consuming and which must be completed indefinitely (e.g. treatment for cystic fibrosis, diabetes etc.). Many of these chronic illnesses have onset in childhood/adolescence. However, adherence can be a particular challenge during... more »
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