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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

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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.

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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