HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Visiting Fellow from Hamburg, Germany

Christine Blome joined HEDS in July 2016 as a visiting research fellow for two months. Christine is a psychologist by training; she has been working in patient-reported outcomes and health services research in dermatology (and beyond) since 2008. Currently, she is head of a research group on quality of life research and patient benefit at the University Medical Center Hamburg, and also core member of the Hamburg Center for Health Economics.

During her visit, she is working on a research proposal with John Brazier, focusing on patient preferences for different time patterns of symptoms (EQ-5D; chronic itch) and/or subjective well-being, using both experience sampling and a discrete choice experiment.

In Hamburg, her current work includes:
  • Validation of a diary assessing momentary subjective well-being
  • Quantification of recall bias and scale recalibration bias in the SF-6D
  • Measurement of health-related quality of life and patient-relevant treatment benefit in patients with chronic wounds; multiple sclerosis; skin diseases
  • Qualitative study on patients’ and clinicians’ expectations and experience in relation to biologic treatment for psoriasis
You can contact Chistine for more details via c.blome@uke.de