What does patient-centered research look like in the field? These short features provide a glimpse into the workings of the 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. Learn how the work we support, “research done differently,” can make a difference for patients, caregivers, clinicians, researchers, and others.
People with serious mental illnesses often struggle to receive care to address common chronic physical health problems. PCORI-funded research projects are testing ways to help people with serious mental illness get the physical health care they need.
People with lung cancer need several specialists for treatment. A PCORI-funded project found that with up-front treatment planning among the different specialists, patients get treatment that is more appropriate for their cancer’s severity.
An advisory board of residents of skilled nursing facilities and older adults who live at home provides input to studies.
An engagement awardee develops an agenda for research about the procedure’s impact on patients and caregivers.
A nonsurgical method to replace the aortic valve turned out as safe as surgery and allowed more patients to go home from the hospital, rather than to a nursing home or rehabilitation facility.
A coalition-based approach to care, bringing together clinicians and community members, helped people from low-income minority groups.
Research team aims to understand the effects of choosing double mastectomy on women’s cancer distress and body image.
A PCORI Engagement Award enables a cancer awareness and prevention program to expand its reach within rural, largely African-American communities facing high cancer rates.
Tailored coaching and educational text messages for families, as well as clinical decision support tools for pediatric providers, seemed to help children with obesity and those who are overweight lower their body mass indexes.
Telehealth has the potential to provide access to care for a wide variety of populations that are now underserved. Two PCORI-funded studies are using telehealth in different ways to test its potential.