Want to solve the mystery of unanswered health questionnaires?
Everyone sends out questionnaires, but getting customer feedback is always a problem! The Highly Specialized Pain Rehab Clinic at Danderyds Hospital aims to improve the response rate of their chronic pain patients to their health questionnaires in order to better evaluate the results of, and ultimately improve, their rehab program. We are looking for those of you who are eager to take this unique opportunity to help the clinic and make a real difference for patients in pain!
Pain is one of the most common reasons a patient sees a doctor. Most of the time, pain doesn’t last long and is quickly forgotten. Unfortunately, for some patients the pain does not pass. Their body keeps hurting for weeks, months, or even years. The Highly Specialized Pain Rehabilitation Clinic at Danderyds sjukhus offers a rehab program where a team of physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists offers individual and group treatments to provide coping strategies to regain control over the patient’s life again.
Pain patients have a questionnaire to fill in which is required by the NRS (National Pain Registry), from which important research and rehab result data is obtained. The return rate of these questionnaires are currently at an all-time low, and the clinic needs your help to turn this trend.
The goal of this project is to improve the response rate of patients to health questionnaires, making a big impact on the rehab clinic.
- Execute a literature study
- Interview patients
- Review existing solutions in other clinics/fields
- Design and test 1 solution
- A concrete action plan to approach the goal of 100% return of completed 1 year follow-up NRS questionnaires.
- A suggestion of how to expedite the return of other health questionnaires.
You are a Masters student in Communication, Psychology, or Marketing. You are fluent in Swedish. You have a creative mindset, a curiosity for human behaviour, and ability to understand and integrate different perspectives.
The thesis is intended to start as soon as possible, at the latest January 2018, until May 2018. You will, in addition to your academic supervisor, receive a supervisor from Clinical Innovation Fellowships (CIF). CIF is a joint initiative of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Karolinska Institutet (KI), and EIT Health, inspired by, and in cooperation with, Stanford University. The project requires a few visits to Danderyds hospital, in Stockholm.
Mail your CV and motivation letter with at least one reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. Add ‘Application Questionnaire’ as a subject line. Deadline for application is 30/11/2017. We will begin screening applicants immediately and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the project and/or the application process.
We look forward to your application!