Lectures and seminars Clinical assessment psychometrics – for non-experts in psychometrics (and from a non-expert in psychometrics)

22-01-2024 to
23-01-2024 Add to iCal
Campus Flemingsberg

The robust assessment of outcomes is a cornerstone of trials and cohorts, yet it often doesn’t receive the same level of research interest as other aspects of research methodology. This is particularly challenging in conditions like stroke and dementia, where simple binary measures such as mortality fail to capture the complexity of the lived experience.

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Professor Terry Quinn will deliver two complementary talks that provide an introduction to the properties of outcome scales, using stroke as a clinical example, and reflect on the challenges of test accuracy research in dementia. The talks will be followed by a workshop where participants will discuss the strengths, limitations, and application challenges of commonly used assessment scales.

Key Highlights

  • Describing common outcomes assessments used in stroke and dementia clinical practice and research
  • Discussing challenges in the clinical application of tests
  • Introduction to the basics of classical test theory
  • Review of the diagnostic test accuracy research paradigm
  • Comparison of the strengths and limitations of various cognitive screens

Registration: Click here to register for the lecture and workshop!

Date and time:

Lecture (open lecture to everyone)
22 January 2024 at 11:00 - 12:00 

Workshop (only for PhD Students)
23 January 09:00 - 12:00


Campus Flemingsberg, Alfred Nobels Allé 23 (ANA23), S 102 (same location for both dates)

Professor Terry Quinn
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Professor Terry Quinn recently assumed the David Cargill Chair in Geriatric Medicine. With a broad research portfolio, his interests span trial methodology, functional/cognitive assessment, and evidence synthesis. He has an impressive record of over 300 published papers, 10 book chapters, and numerous guidelines and best practice statements.

Terry holds several editorial board positions, including Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Dementia Group and Deputy Editor of Age and Ageing. He has served as the chair of the stroke psychology special interest group of the World Federation of Neuropsychology and currently chairs the European Stroke Organization Guideline Board. He is also the NHS Scotland Research Lead for Ageing Research.

At the University of Glasgow, Terry serves as the vice chair of ethics and coordinates the vascular theme in the School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health. He balances his research with teaching and clinical commitments at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.


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