The Knowledgecenter Measurement Instruments is an infrastructure of experts in the field of clinimetrics, psychometrics, and medical informatics (clinical librarians). These experts give advice and cooperate with researchers from different fields of health science and medical research in searching for available measurement instruments, examining the quality of the available measurement instruments, choosing the most appropriate measurement instrument for a certain purpose, and designing and performing studies on measurement properties of measurement instruments.
The Knowledgecenter Measurement Instruments is part of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the VU University Medical Center and embedded in the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research of the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam.
The Knowledgecenter Measurement Instruments offers researchers tailored advice and support in searching for the most appropriate measurement instrument(s) for a given purpose and designing and performing studies on measurement properties of instruments. Read more…
The Knowledgecenter Measurement Instruments provides education by organizing masterclasses and courses in Clinimetrics, and by writing a textbook, entitled “Measurement in Medicine”. Read more…
The Knowledgecenter Measurement Instruments performs research to optimize and develop new research methodology in the field of measurement and validation of measurement instruments. Read more…
The methods of the Knowledgecenter Measurement Instruments as consistent with the guidelines of the COSMIN initiative. COSMIN is an international group of researchers who aim to improve the selection of health measurement instruments. They developed standards for methodological quality of studies on measurement properties. Read more…
What can you find on this website?
On this website you will find information on the aims and methods of the Knowledgecenter. Besides, you can find information on measurement instruments, such as:
· Systematische reviews of measurement instruments
· Databases of measurement instruments
· Links to websites of measurement instruments
· Search filters for finding measurement instruments
and studies on measurement properties
· A checklist for evaluating the quality of measurement
· A checklist for evaluating the quality of studies on
measurement properties of measurement instruments
· Guidelines for designing studies on measurement
Also an overview is presented of our research projects and publications. Finally, you will find information on upcoming masterclases, courses, and congresses.
Knowledgecenter Measurement Instruments
VU University Medical Center
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Van der Boechorststraat 7
1081 BT Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 4448187
dr. Caroline Terwee