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The Seattle Quality of Life (SeaQoL) Group works to improve the health and quality of life of children, youth, and adults by:

School of Public Health: Advancing the development, acceptance, and use of self-reported measures of health and quality of life.

School of Public Health: Collaborating with groups who endure health and quality of life disparities because of persisting health conditions, stigma, or unequal opportunity.

School of Public Health: Conducting literature syntheses, research, demonstration, and evaluation projects with state-of-the-art scientific methods to assess health and quality of life of these populations.

School of Public Health: Promoting the use of results by decision-makers and the public.

Core Services Offered

Instrument development and selection.
Analysis and interpretation of patient-reported outcomes.
Report writing.
Literature reviews.
Focus groups and interviews.
Qualitative research.
Translation of outcome results into policy development.

Funding Information:

National Cancer Institute 2001-2011.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases 2009-2013.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases 2006-2010.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2010-2013.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute 2009-2014.

Reporting Structure:

Larry Kessler, Chair, Department of Health Services, and Howard Frumkin, Dean, School of Public Health

Center Details

Director: Patrick, Donald
Location: University of Washington Tower
Year Started: 1993
Administering College/School: Public Health 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Health Services 
Faculty Involvement: 18