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Laura Howells

PhD student in outcome measures in eczema, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Laura's research interests are in experiences of skin conditions, outcome measures in skin conditions, patient and public involvement in research and psychological and behavioral intervention in skin conditions. She is also a Health Psychologist trainee under the supervision of Prof. Christine Bundy (University of Cardiff). Laura has trained in Motivational Interviewing.

Research Summary

Laura's PhD aims to inform the international initiative Harmonising Outcome Measures in Eczema (HOME) which aims to develop a core outcome set for eczema clinical trials. She is conducting a series… read more

Recent Publications

  • HOWELLS L, CHISHOLM A, COTTERILL S, CHINOY H, WARREN RB and BUNDY C, 2017. The impact of disease severity, illness beliefs and coping strategies on outcomes in psoriatic arthritis. Arthritis care & research. (In Press.)
  • BRADSHAW, LUCY, HEPBURN, TRISH, MONTGOMERY, ALAN A., HARRISON, ELEANOR F., MITCHELL, ELEANOR J., HOWELLS, LAURA and THOMAS, KIM S., 2017. Frequency of data collection in a randomised controlled trial for long term eczema management in children TRIALS. 18,
  • HOWELLS, LAURA, RATIB, SONIA, CHALMERS, JOANNE, BRADSHAW, LUCY E. and THOMAS, KIM S., 2017. The minimum clinically important difference (MCID) of the patient oriented eczema measure (POEM): do different methods of calculation give different MCIDs? TRIALS. 18,
  • HOWELLS, L., THOMAS, K., RATIB, S. and CHALMERS, J., 2016. Is the Patient Oriented Eczema Measure (POEM) fit for purpose as the core instrument for patient reported eczema symptoms? A series of linked validation studies to inform the Harmonising Outcome Measures for Eczema (HOME) initiative BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY. 175, 48-49

Current Research

Laura's PhD aims to inform the international initiative Harmonising Outcome Measures in Eczema (HOME) which aims to develop a core outcome set for eczema clinical trials. She is conducting a series of validation studies of the Patient Oriented Eczema Measure (POEM), which is a patient self-report measure of eczema symptoms. She is also leading an international study using online focus groups with eczema patients and parents of children with eczema to explore their experiences of control relating to their/thier child's eczema. She is also looking at patients' and carers' experiences of involvement in the HOME process.

  • HOWELLS L, CHISHOLM A, COTTERILL S, CHINOY H, WARREN RB and BUNDY C, 2017. The impact of disease severity, illness beliefs and coping strategies on outcomes in psoriatic arthritis. Arthritis care & research. (In Press.)
  • BRADSHAW, LUCY, HEPBURN, TRISH, MONTGOMERY, ALAN A., HARRISON, ELEANOR F., MITCHELL, ELEANOR J., HOWELLS, LAURA and THOMAS, KIM S., 2017. Frequency of data collection in a randomised controlled trial for long term eczema management in children TRIALS. 18,
  • HOWELLS, LAURA, RATIB, SONIA, CHALMERS, JOANNE, BRADSHAW, LUCY E. and THOMAS, KIM S., 2017. The minimum clinically important difference (MCID) of the patient oriented eczema measure (POEM): do different methods of calculation give different MCIDs? TRIALS. 18,
  • HOWELLS, L., THOMAS, K., RATIB, S. and CHALMERS, J., 2016. Is the Patient Oriented Eczema Measure (POEM) fit for purpose as the core instrument for patient reported eczema symptoms? A series of linked validation studies to inform the Harmonising Outcome Measures for Eczema (HOME) initiative BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY. 175, 48-49
  • HOWELLS, L., CHISHOLM, A., COTTERILL, S., CHINOY, H., WARREN, R. and BUNDY, C., 2016. The role of beliefs, mood, coping strategies, disease severity and quality of life in patients living with psoriatic arthritis BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY. 175, 53-53
  • BUNDY C, BORTHWICK M, MCATEER H, CORDINGLEY L, HOWELLS L, BRISTOW P and MCBRIDE S, 2014. Psoriasis: snapshots of the unspoken: using novel methods to explore patients' personal models of psoriasis and the impact on well-being. The British journal of dermatology. 171(4), 825-31

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