ALERT

The iLab North American server has been restored and the site is now operational. Data, like submitted reservations and project requests are being migrated back into the site and we can assure you that no data has been lost. Data is being restored, starting with the most recent and as it is being added to the new search server, it will become available on the iLab site. Some items like billing invoices may not be visible on the site at this moment and during this time, users may experience some general slowness when using the site. More information can be found on the iLab Status Page.

Biobehavioral Outcomes Core

Overview of Services

 Behavioral methods play an increasingly important role in biomedical research focused on children’s health and the health of adults with congenital disease or disorder. The Child Health Behavioral and Social Outcomes Core provides assistance to investigators seeking to incorporate behavioral, social and economic measures into their research.

 

Behavioral methods encompass all forms of psychological testing and assessment, as well as direct observational techniques. Relevant methods include intellectual and neuropsychological tests, rating scales to assess personality, adjustment, or quality of life, and structured psychiatric interviews, as well as direct coding of observed behaviors in laboratory and natural settings. Even more broadly, “behavioral methods” may range from psychophysiological measures (e.g., heart rate variability, cortisol) to economic analyses of health care costs and benefits.

 

Behavioral methods can be used to select or characterize samples, to measure the effects and side-effects of treatments in clinical studies, to track the course of recovery from disease or injury, and to assess the economic impact of disease. Behavioral methods often add a practical or applied aspect to research by defining meaningful outcomes. This is particularly valuable with the current emphasis on research informing evidence-based clinical practices that take into account the broad needs of the health care consumer. 

Core services include:

  • Consultation in design of research with behavioral components
  • Selection of appropriate behavioral measurement techniques and instruments
  • Assistance in preparing behavioral outcomes sections of grant applications
  • Assistance with collection, scoring, and entry of behavioral and social outcomes data
  • Consultation on data management and analytic strategies suitable for behavioral data
  • Assistance in preparation of manuscripts describing behavioral outcomes

 

The Core draws on existing resources available through The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Relevant expertise is available through the Center for Biobehavioral Health, Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, and the Center for Injury Research and Policy in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, and through the Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Human Development on the main OSU campus.

 

   
   

 

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Kathy Vannatta
Director
 
(614) 722-3182
 
Kathryn.Vannatta@nationwidechildrens.org
 

 
Heidi Prioux
Chief Research Associate
 
(614) 722-1389
 
Heidi.Prioux@nationwidechildrens.org
 

 

×

Add New Purchase Order

Loading