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Introductory course in questionnaire technique and clinimetrics

Course description: 
The course is an introduction to the science of measurements in medicine. Participants will be introduced to the basic concepts of questionnaire research including the structure and design of questionnaires, conceptual models and frameworks, dimensionality and item formulation. This is followed by how to select an appropriate outcome measure for a clinical trial, translating and culturally adapt an international questionnaire into Danish and the basic steps of developing a new measurement instrument. Furthermore, the COSMIN taxonomy including validity and reproducibility will briefly be introduced. Advice on issues related to the individual projects will be addressed. The introductory course is followed-up by a more in-depth course (“Advanced course in questionnaire technique and clinimetrics”) which runs once a year either at SDU or AU.

The purpose of the course is to give participants an introduction to clinimetric testing of questionnaires.

Learning outcomes: 

At the end of the course the participants will:

  • Have knowledge about conceptualisation and operationalisation
  • Know the most important concepts related to questionnaire research
  • Know the basics of how to design a questionnaire and write items
  • Know the requirements for a questionnaire validation
  • Have the skills to find and select the most appropriate outcome measure
  • Have the skills to translate an international questionnaire into Danish
  • Have basic knowledge of the COSMIN taxonomy
  • Have basic knowledge in how to develop a new measurement instrument

Course credits:
2,3 ECTS

The course is taught in English

Course director:
Associate professor Henrik Hein Lauridsen

Course fee:
The course is free of charge for PhD students enrolled in Universities that have joined the "Open market agreement" 
For all other participants the course fee is DKK 4046,57,-

Last Updated 21.11.2020