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The Clinimetrics Working Group

Clinimetrics is a methodological discipline. It focusses on the quality of clinical measurement. Quality of measurement includes both the quality of the measurement instruments and the quality of the performance of the actual measurements (de Vet et al. 2003).
The Clinimetrics group is embedded in the Department of Epidemiology and Data Science of the Amsterdam UMC. The Clinimetrics group was founded in 2002 by Henrica C.W. de Vet.
Our mission

The Clinimetrics group has the following objectives:
The group consists of about 20 investigators from in- and outside Amsterdam UMC, including PhD students, postdocs, and senior researchers and professors. The group convenes once a month to discuss clinimetrics on the basis of its own research, manuscripts in preparation, or methodological papers from the literature.
Example topics to be discussed:
  1. Quality criteria for studies on measurement properties
  2. Smallest detectable change and minimal important change
  3. IRT, item banks, CATs, and PROMIS
  4. Core Outcome Set development