PCORI Stories

What does patient-centered research look like in the field? These short features provide a glimpse into the workings of the studies and projects we support. Hear from researchers what it’s like to partner with patients and other stakeholders, and from patients about being part of a research team.

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Using a Video to Empower Patients Facing Major Surgery

How can patients about to undergo major surgery effectively communicate their wishes for postoperative care? Feedback from patients, family members, and surgeons led researchers to revise their plan for testing a tool to promote advance care planning.

Learning from the Success Stories

What are the best approaches for addressing children’s weight problems? Researchers are looking to families for solutions that have succeeded.

Do You Hear What I'm Saying?

Everyone agrees on the importance of effective communication between patients and their healthcare providers, but it’s hard to improve what you can’t measure. Researchers are developing a survey to assess this foundation of patient-centered care.

Prostate Cancer: Voices of Experience

Patients newly diagnosed with prostate cancer have to make difficult decisions about their care. Men who have been there join Vanderbilt University researchers to personalize information on treatment outcomes.

To Fight Depression, Consider the Context

Low-income women are at high risk for depression and unlikely to get effective treatment. Researchers are testing whether helping underserved women with depression solve their most pressing problems leads to better mental health.

Improving Methods for Studying Chronic Disease

Repeated adjustments in medication doses complicate the analysis of patient outcomes. Researchers are creating an easy-to-use statistical toolkit to help researchers study treatments that vary over time.

Improving Healthcare Outcomes in Rural Settings

Compared to the rest of the nation, rural America bears a disparate burden of healthcare challenges. Americans living in rural areas suffer from higher rates of chronic disease and have higher rates of disability or death due to unintentional injury.

Mejorando La Calidad de Vida Para Latinas con Cáncer de Seno

La mayoría de Latinas con cáncer de seno enfrenten más desafíos en manejar su enfermedad que la poblacion general. Una investigadora esta estudiando si grupos de apollo con relevancia cultural pueden mejorar la vida de estas mujeres - y de sus cuidadores.

Fighting Depression with the Power of Community

Inner-city minority groups have reduced access to traditional treatment services for depression; a partnership in Los Angeles expands on existing community resources to improve access to evidence-based services in a community-wide strategy.

Take as Directed (or Why Not?)

William Vinacco decided not to take his newly prescribed blood pressure medicine; a Boston team is devising tools to help patients talk to their doctors to address concerns that might have led to that choice.

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