Our research focuses on optimizing health care decisions by combining the best-available quantitative evidence on risks and benefits from diverse sources and integrating patient-centered outcome measures, preferences, values, quality of life, and costs.
The research line focuses on using modern psychological approaches to optimize medical outcomes and quality of life.
P.I. T.S. Barakat, MD PhD
The research line leverages neuroscience and genomics towards an understanding of the pathophysiology of psychiatric illness.
The large majority of patients with back pain are labelled as having ‘non-specific’ back pain, but within this group there may be different subgroups of patients, e.g. those with symptomatic spinal osteoarthritis, who may respond differently to different treatments. To better understand this entity and provide better care for these patients, criteria for the diagnoses of structural and symptomatic spinal osteoarthritis for research and clinical purposes need to be established. Furthermore, the knowledge gap in spinal OA diagnosis among general practioners needs to be identified and possibly filled.
A project aimed at reducing antibiotic prescriptions for uncomplicated urinary tract infections in general practice, by promoting a wait and see approach for the first week of symptoms.
Microbial Sequencing and Platforms for AMR
Prognostic models in patients with neck pain in physiotherapy practice. A cohort study that evaluated usual care manual therapy (MEC-2007-359).