Professor of Nursing; Canada Research Chair in Person-Centred Outcomes
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Biography

Dr. Richard Sawatzky holds a Canada Research Chair in Person-Centred Outcomes at the Trinity Western University School of Nursing and is the Lead on Patient-Reported Outcomes at the University of British Columbia Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHEOS) and on Patient-Centred Measurement Methods with the British Columbia Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials Unit. He leads a program of research that focuses on the validation and use of person-centred health outcomes measures and quality of life assessment instruments, with a particular emphasis on integrating a palliative approach to care for people who have chronic life-limiting illnesses.

Dr. Sawatzky current research includes projects on:

  1. the development and evaluation of statistical methods for patient-reported outcomes measurement in heterogeneous populations
  2. the integration of electronic quality of life assessments in clinical practice for older adults who have life-limiting illnesses, and their family caregivers
  3. the selection and utilization of person-centred measures for healthcare decision making; the integration of a palliative approach

Dr. Sawatzky’s clinical background is in palliative care and medical nursing care. He has taught undergraduate courses on nursing research, medical and surgical nursing, nursing care of older adults, and health assessment as well as graduate courses on knowledge synthesis and quantitative research methods in the Master of Science in Nursing program.

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Current research activities

  • Supporting Quality of Life Assessments of Frail Older Adults and their Family Caregivers R. Sawatzky & K. Schick-Makaroff (principal investigators); R. Cohen, L. Cuthbertson, N. Hilliard, E. Laforest, J. Ohlen, L. Russell, K. Stajduhar, T. Stephen, L. Terblanche & A. Wolff (co-investigators); J. Carlson, S. Cory, J. Gerke, M. Karimi-Dehkordi, M. Kuo, M. Mancuso, B. MacLean, J. McLean & B. McLeod (collaborators); G. Cowman, J. Huang, M. Luk, & A. Maybee (patient collaborators); B. Forde, E. Stringham, & L. Zetes-Zanatta (decision makers); L. Chung, D. Duquette & T. Lepp (HQPs). Funder: Canadian Fraility Network, 2018 Catalyst Grant Competition, $99,937 (2018-2020)
    (SUBMITTED/IN REVIEW) 
  • Including Patient Voice in Healthcare System Performance: Development of Patient-Centred Care Indicators.
    P. Lopez (M. Jose), H. Quan, & R. Sawatzky (principal investigators); S. E. Brien, B. M. Lashewicz, K. H. Leeb, D. Lorenzetti, M. Lu, K. Manalili, M. O'Beirne, T. T. Sajobi, V. W. Yiu, & S. Zelinsky (co-investigators). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Project Grant, $ 252,450 (2018-2021)
  • Realizing the Benefits of a Palliative Approach for Vulnerable and Marginalized People Living With Cancer.
    K. Stajduhar (principle applicant); S. Reimer-Kirkham, B. Pauly, B. Wallace, N. Dosani, S. Colgan, K. Kvakic, B. Kamano, G. Showler, D. McGregor, & R. Sawatzky (co-applicants). Funder: Canadian Cancer Society Research Institutes, 2017 Knowledge to Action Grants, $99,787 (2017-2019).
  • Listening to Voices Not Often Heard: An Exploration of Research Needs of South Asian Knee Replacement Patients.
    S. Bryan (nominated principal applicant); L. Goldsmith & L. Li (principal applicants); S. Brown, A. Garg & M. Mulldoon (principal knowledge users); J. Chande, K. Juck & D. Moorthy (knowledge users); S. Bains, R. Gandhi, I. Poureslami & R. Sawatzky (co-applicants). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) - Patient -Oriented Research Collaboration Grants 2016; $25,000. (2017-2018)
  • Patient Engagement with Designing Total Knee Arthroplasty Intervention Strategies: Continuing a Patient-Oriented Research Agenda in Total Knee Arthroplasty.
    L. Goldsmith (nominated principal applicant); S. Bryan & L. Li (principal applicants); H. Divine & P. McAllister (principal knowledge users); S. Brown, K. Juck, D. Langford & M. Mulldoon (knowledge users); R. Sawatzky, S. Hejazi & E. Randall (co-applicants). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR)- Patient -Oriented Research Collaboration Grants 2016; $25,000. (2017-2018)
  • Development and Validation of a Patient-Reported Measure of Compassionate Care.
    S. Sinclair, T. Hack, R. Sawatzky (principal investigators); H. Chochinov, N. Hagen, D. Heyland, S. McClement, M. Krawczyk, C. Puchalski, S.R Bouchal, L. Russell, L. Selman, K. Stajduhar, & G. Thompson (co-investigators); D. Barwich, S. Baxter, S. Cory, D. Dudgeon, L. Embleton, H. Forbes, E. Garland, M. Harlos, L. Lechelt, C. Leget, P. Quail, & A. Sinnarajah (knowledge-users); P. Singh (trainee); M. Doucet, M. Jajszczok, G. Kimel, M. Patton, & B. Wheler (collaborators). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Project Grant; $638,356. (2016-2020).
  • Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Kidney Practice (ePRO Kidney).
    K. Schick-Makaroff & R. Sawatzky (principal investigators); S. Klarenbach (principal knowledge user); R. Cohen, S. Palfreyman, & R. Pauly (co-investigators); L. Cuthbertson, J. MacRae, R. Quinn, F. Reintjes, & J. Wu (knowledge-users); B. Forde, L. Lee, F. Robles, G.Vitale, & J. Voth (collaborators). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Project Grant; $424,298. (2016-2019).
  • A Population-Based Analysis of Multi-Disciplinary Rheumatology Nursing Care for People with Complex Rheumatic Diseases.
    M. Harrison (principal investigator); H. Davidson, M. De Vera, M. Law, K. McGrail, R. Sawatzky, & K. Shojania (co-investigators). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 1st Live Pilot Grant; $355,000. (2016-2019).
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Kidney Practice (PRO Kidney):  A Realist Synthesis.
    K. Schick-Makaroff (principal investigator); R. Sawatzky, S. Thompson, & S. Klarenbach (co-investigators); J. Greenhalgh, & F. Robles (collaborators). Funder: Kidney Foundation of Canada, Allied Health Research Grant; $99,998. (2016-2018)
  • Development and Validation of Canadian Health Literacy Measurement Tool for Chronic. Disease Management.: J.M. Fitzgerald, & J.A. Kopec (principal investigators); S.D. Aaron, C. Bergeron, L-P. Boulet, Louis-Philippe, J. Bourbeau, R.S. Goldstein, S. Gupta, N.A. Khan, D.D. Marciniuk, L.E. Nimmon, I.M. Poureslami, I. Rootman, R. Sawatzky, & W. Tan (co-investigators). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operational Grant Program; $803,004. (2015-2020).
  • Integrating a Quality of Life Assessment and Practice Support System in Homecare Services for Older Adults with Life-limiting Illness and Their Families.
    R. Sawatzky (principal investigator); R. Cohen, K. Schick-Makaroff, & K. Stajduhar (co-principal investigators); N. Hilliard (clinician lead/principal knowledge user); L. Zetes-Zanatta (decision maker/ principal knowledge user); Bottorff, S. Bryan, P. Dodek, K. Fraser, A. Gadermann, E. Laforest, M. Parrilla Lopez, S. Reimer-Kirkham, P.A. Ratner, L. Russell, H. Tsang, M. Santana, & D. Whitehurst (co-investigators); T. Edwards, G. Ewing, G. Grande, & J. Öhlén (international collaborators); S. Baxter, S. Brown, J. Carlson, S. Cory, L. Cuthbertson, J. Gerke, B. McLeod, C. Paul, J. Resin, D. Roberts, C. Tayler, D. Williscroft, & J. Warneboldt (knowledge users). Partners: Fraser Health; Cambian Business Services, Inc; J. Voth & Intogrey Research and Development. This research is supported by: Geoff Cowman, CARP (Richmond/Delta. www.carp.ca); Barb MacLean, Family Caregivers of British Columbia (www.familycaregiversbc.ca); Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (www.chpca.net); The Canadian Virtual Hospice www.virtualhospice.ca); Mary Lok, Alies Maybee, & Catherine Yau (patient/family caregiver representatives). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Electronic Health Innovation Partnership Program; C$749,816. (2015-2019).
  • Statistical Methods for Patient-Reported Outcome Measures.
    R. Sawatzky, & T.T. Sajobi (principal investigators); E.R. Bohm, S. Bryan, A.M. Gadermann, W. Hopman, J. Liu, L. Lix, N.E. Mayo, K.M. Sibley, & X. Wu (co-investigators); L.N. Cuthbertson, & G.K. Webster (knowledge users). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operational Grant Program; $309,764. (2015-2018).

COMPLETED RESEARCH ACTIVITIES 

  • Integrated Approach to Palliative Care in Acute Care (iPAC-AC).
    K. Stajduhar (project leader & principal investigator). N. Hilliard & R. Sawatzky (principal investigators). G. Doane, D. Roberts, S. Reimer-Kirkham, L. Matheson, & C. Meyerman (co-investigators). P. Roy & N. Wikjord (HQPs). Funder: Canadian Frailty Network, Catalyst Grant; $100,000. (2016-2017).
  • Comparison of the Implementation and Outcomes of the Collective Impact Framework Initiatives in Saanich and the Cowichan Valley for Seniors with Complex Chronic Diseases and Frailty.
    M. De Champlain (principal applicant); R. Sawatzky (co-applicant); C. Asche, E. Gallagher, & D. Sheets, (co-investigators). Funder: Vancouver Island Health Authority, Catalyst Competition 2015; $25,000. (2016-2017).
  • A Meta-Narrative Review of Patient- and Family-Reported Experience and Outcome Measures across Transitions of Care for Frail Seniors Living at Home.
    R. Sawatzky & K. Schick-Makaroff (principal investigators). L. Cuthbertson (principal knowledge user). Bryan, D. Dixon, A. Gadermann, L.B. Russell, K. Stajduhar, & G. Wong (co-investigators). N. Hilliard, K. Leeb, M. Mancuso, M. McGregor, & C. Tayler (knowledge users). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Knowledge Synthesis Grant; $100,000. (2015-2017).
  • Integrating a Quality of Life Assessment and Practice Support System in Palliative Homecare.
    R. Sawatzky & R. Cohen (principal investigators); K. Stajduhar (co-principal investigator); C. Taylor (knowledge user/ co-principal investigator); Bottorff, S. Bryan, P. Dodek, A. Gadermann, P.A. Ratner, S. Reimer Kirkham, K. Schick-Makaroff, H. Tsang, & M. Santana (co-investigators); G. Ewing, G. Grande, J. Öhlén, & T. Edwards (international collaborators); S. Baxter, C. Beveridge, S. Cory, M. Johnson, H. Lee, B McLeod, & J. Warneboldt. (knowledge users); E. Laforest, & S. Wang (TVN trainees). Funder: Technology Evaluation for the Elderly, Catalyst Program. This research is in partnership with: J. Voth & Intogrey Research and Development; The Canadian Virtual Hospice (www.virtualhospice.ca); Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (www.chpca.net). $99,983. (2015-2016).
  • Improving the Quality of Life of Family Caregivers at the End of Life: The Caregiver Support Needs Assessment Intervention.
    K. Stajduhar (nominated principal investigator); R. Sawatzky (principal investigator); R. Cohen, L. Funk, K. Votova, G. Grande, G. Ewing, S. Aoun, C. Toye, C. Wilkinson. & B. MacLean (co-investigators). Funders: Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI); $99,907 per annum ($299, 722 total) and Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network, Core Research Program; $200,000 per annum ($600,000 total). (2014-2017).
  • Improving the Quality of Life of Family Caregivers of Cancer Patients at the End of Life: The Caregiver Support Needs Assessment Intervention.
    K. Stajduhar (nominated principal investigator); R. Sawatzky (principal investigator); R. Cohen, L. Funk, K. Votova, G. Grande, G. Ewing, S. Aoun, C. Toye, & C. Wilkinson (co-investigators). Funder: Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI); $99,907 per annum ($299, 722 total). (2014-2017).
  • Development of a Framework for International Partnership on Palliative Care Research and a Graduate Course.
    J. Öhlén (principal investigator); R. Sawatzky, K. Årestedt, & S. Reimer-Kirkham (co-investigators). Funder:  The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, $2,236,000 (Swedish Krona). (2014-2015).
  • Integrating Quality of Life Assessments into Acute Care for Older Adults with Chronic Life-limiting Illness.
    R. Sawatzky & R. Cohen (principal investigators); K. Stajduhar, (co-principal investigator); K. Schick-Markaroff, A. Gadermann, K. Arestedt, J. Bottorff, S. Bryan, P. Dodek, D. Heyland, N. Kogan, S. Lauck, J. Ohlen, S. Reimer Kirkham, & H. Tsang (co-investigators); G. King, E. LaForest, J. Lett, C. Neufeld, K. Schick Makaroff, & J. Voth (TVN Trainees). Funder: Technology Evaluation for the Elderly, Catalyst Program; $99,856 (TWU: $90,916; Jewish General Hospital: $8,940). (2014-2015).
  • Patient- and Family-Reported Experience and Outcome Measures for Elderly Acute Care Patients: A Knowledge Synthesis.
    R. Sawatzky (principal investigator), A. Gadermann, D. Dixon, K.S. Makaroff, K. Stajduhar, R. Cohen, & S. Bryan (co-Investigators); C. Tayler (principal knowledge user); D. Roberts, J. Lett, L. Cuthbertson, M. McGregor, & N. Hilliard (co-knowledge users). Funder: Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network; $49,972. (2013-2014). Summary
  • Developing and Implementing a Patient Reported Outcome Evaluation Platform in Canada: Potential Benefits and Challenges.
    S. Ahmed & S. Bartlett (principal investigators); P.A. Ratner & R. Sawatzky (co-applicants). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Planning Grant. $23,620; (2013-2014).
  • The Analysis of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures: Statistical Methods for Response Shift (PROM-RS).
    L. Lix (principal investigator), R. Sawatzky (co-investigator); N. Mayo, & R. T. Sajobi (co-investigators). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Saskatchewan Regional Partnership Program; $69,716 per annum ($139,432 total). (2012-2014).
  • Palliative Care without Borders: Rural Integrated Palliative Approach Team.
    B. Pesut (principal investigator), B. Hooper, C. Robinson, J. Bottorff, R. Sawatzky, W. Clarke, S. Lehbauer, T. Nutinii, B. Nielsen, & M. Jacobsen (co-investigators). Funder: Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, Peter Wall Solutions Initiative; $110,000 per annum ($220,000 total). (2012-2014).
  • A Mixed Methods Knowledge Synthesis about Nursing Care Delivery and Practice Supports for a Palliative Approach.
    R. Sawatzky (principal investigator); P. Porterfield (principal knowledge user); B. Pesut, C. Tayler, D. Roberts, J. Baumbusch, K. Stajduhar, S. Thorne, S. Reimer-Kirkham, & T. Schalkwy (co-investigators). Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, British Columbia Nursing Research Initiative; $124,745.50 per annum ($249,491 total). (2012-2014).
  • Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement in the Context of Primary Health Care Reform: A Systematic Review and Expedited Knowledge Synthesis.
    S. Bryan (principal investigator); J. Davis, S. Lewis, K. McGrail, M. McGregor, R. Sawatzky, & M. Dawes (co-investigators). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Evidence on Tap: Expedited Knowledge Synthesis; $100,000. (2012-2013).
  • Person Centred Communication and Information for Colorectal Cancer Patients From Diagnosis to the Recovery Following Surgery: Development of a Clinical Team Oriented Intervention Model.
    J. Öhlén (principal investigator); F. Friberg, E. Carlsson, G. Carlsson, H. Rystedt, L. Hydén, S. Määttä, M. Forsberg, R. Sawatzky, R. Kokkinakis, & K. Kodeda (co-investigators).  Funder:  University of Gothenburg, Centre for Person-Centred Care; $208,635 per annum ($625,905 total; 1,500,000 Swedish krona/kronor). (2010-2017).
  • Why are So Many Patients Dissatisfied with Knee Replacement Surgery? Exploring Variations of the Patient Experience.
    R. Mehin, & S. Bryan (co-principal investigator); J. Davis, L. J. Goldsmith, R. Sawatzky, & M. Wasdell (co-investigators).  Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Partnership for Health System Improvement; $113,200 per annum ($339,600 total). (2011-2014).
  • Impacts of a Palliative Approach for Nursing (IPAN).
    K. I. Stadjuhar, & C. Tayler (co-principal investigators); R. Sawatzky, A. Syme, B. McLeod, B. Pesut, D. Roberts, G. Doane, M. Funk, … (co-investigators).  Funder:  Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, BCNRI Investigative Team; $940,307. (2010-2017). See: http://www.ipanel.ca
  • A Mixed Methods Knowledge Synthesis of a Palliative Approach.
    K. Stajduhar, & R. Sawatzky (principal investigators); C. Taylor, P. James, B. McLeod, P. Porterfield, D. Roberts, A. Bruce, B. Pesut, & A. Syme (co-investigators). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant, $100,000. (2011-2013).
  • Faith and Nursing Symposium: Religion and Ethics in Pluralistic Healthcare Contexts.
    S. Reimer-Kirkham (principal investigator); R. Sawatzky … (co-investigators). Funder: The Priscilla and Stanford Reid Trust, $7,000. (2011-2012)
  • Developing Seamless Cardiac Care for Rural Populations.
    B. Pesut, & C. Laberge (co-principal investigators); R. Sawatzky, T. MacDonald, M. Hawkins, & R. Townley (co-investigators). Funder: University of British Columbia, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention; $10,000. (2011-2012).
  • The Analysis of Longitudinal Health-Related Quality of Life Data: Statistical Methods for Response Shift.
    L. Lix (principal investigator); N. Mayo, R. T. Sajobi, J. Liu, & R. Sawatzky (co-investigators). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant; $100,000 per annum ($200,000 total). (2010-2012).
  • Patient-Reported Health Outcomes. Addressing Biases in Computerized Adaptive Assessment Systems.
    R. Sawatzky (principal investigator); P. A. Ratner, J. A. Kopec, B. D. Zumbo, & A. Wu (co-investigators). Funder:  Trinity Western University, Internal Grant; $1,000 per annum ($2,000 total). (2009-2011).
  • Considering Place: Religious, Spiritual and Cultural Plurality in Home Health Care.
    S. Grypma, B. Pesut, R. Sawatzky, & S. Sharma (co-investigators). Funder: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Operating Grant; $37,747 per annum ($113,240 total). (2009-2012).
  • Ongoing Research: Validating a Computerized Adaptive Test to Evaluate the Impact of Joint Problems on Quality of Life.
    R. Sawatzky, J.A. Kopec, P.A. Ratner, and B.D. Zumbo (University of British Columbia). Post-doctoral funding for this research was provided by: Canadian Arthritis Network (09/2008-09/2009, $25,000); Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (09/2008-09/2009, $17,000 + $4,000); Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (09/2008-09/2009, $21,655).
    This research contributes to the development of a computerized system to obtain information from patients about the impact of arthritis on health outcomes (including daily activities, walking ability, handling objects, pain or discomfort, and emotional well-being) that are relevant to their quality of life. Further information about this project is available a
    • http://net.arthritisresearch.ca/oapublic/about/pro...
    • http://www.msfhr.org/who_we_fund/archive/2008/RichardSawatzky
  • A Christian Theoretical Framing for Religion, Culture & Spirituality in Healthcare. B. Pesut (principal investigator); M. Fowler, S. Reimer-Kirkham, & R. Sawatzky (co-investigators) (as of January 2007). Funder: Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities; $15,000. (2006-2009)
  • Ongoing research: An Analysis of the Media Discourse Related to Cannabis Use.
    J. Johnson (principal investigator); M. L. Young, P. A. Ratner, R. Sawatzky, R. Haines, L. Greaves, J. A. Shoveler, & A. Ostry (co-investigators).  Funder: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Operating Grant; $50,000 per annum ($100,000 total). (2007-2009).
  • The Negotiation of Religious and Spiritual Plurality in Health Care.
    S. Reimer-Kirkham (principal investigator); H. Meyerhoff, B. Pesut, & R. Sawatzky (co-investigators). Funder: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Operating Grant; $21,113.67 ($63,341 total). (2006-2009).
    The purpose of this study is to analyze the negotiation of religious plurality in health care settings, and the social, cultural, historical, economic, and political contexts that shape these social dynamics.
  • Use of Innovative Clinical Placements in Undergraduate Nursing Education: A National Survey.
    S. Reimer-Kirkham (principal investigator); C. Hoe Harwood (co-principal investigator); L. Terblanche, L. Van Hofwegen, & R. Sawatzky (co-investigator).  Funder: Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing; $1,250 per annum ($2,500 total). (2005-2007). Click here for further information about this project. 
  • Religion, Culture, and Ethics: Moral Dilemmas of Nurses in the Provision of Intercultural Spiritual Care.
    S. Reimer-Kirkham (principal investigator); R. Sawatzky … (co-investigators). Funder: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Internal Grant, Aid to Small Universities; $1,937.50 per annum ($3,875 total). (2001-2003)
  • A Meta-Analysis of the Relationship Between Spirituality and Quality of Life
    Sawatzky, R. (2002). A Meta-Analysis of the Relationship between Spirituality and Quality of life. (Unpublished master's thesis). University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Examining the Relationship Between Quality of Life and Perceived Health Status in Adolescents.
    Sawatzky, R. (2008). The Measurement of quality of life and its relationship with perceived health status in adolescents. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
    This research was completed in partial fulfillment of the degree of doctor of science in philosophy at the school of nursing of the University of British Columbia and was funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (2007)
University of British Columbia, School of Nursing, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Dissertation: The Measurement of Quality of Life and its Relationship with Perceived Health Status in Adolescents.

Master of Science in Nursing (2002)
University of British Columbia, School of Nursing, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Thesis: A Meta-Analysis of the Relationship between Spirituality and Quality of life

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1999)
Trinity Western University, Langley, BC, Canada

Awards & Honors

  • 2016: Excellence in Advancing Nursing Knowledge and Research Award. Presented by the Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia.
  • Applied Research in Quality of Life (ARQOLS) Best Paper Award 2009 for: Sawatzky, R., Gadermann, A., Pesut, B. (2009). An investigation of the relationships between spirituality, health status and quality of life in adolescents. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 4, 5-22. Presented by the International Society for Quality of Life Studies & Springer Publishers, 12/2010.
  • New Investigator Award for an oral presentation entitled "Latent class factor analysis of SF-36 physical function indicates lack of invariance of discrimination and difficulty parameters", International Society of Quality of Life Research, 10/25/2008.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, "Validating a Computer Adaptive Test for the Measurement of Health Outcomes in Adults with Musculoskeletal Disorders", Arthritis Research Center, Canada, Effective: 09/2008-09/2009, $15,000.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, "Validating a Computer Adaptive Test for the Measurement of Health Outcomes in Adults with Musculoskeletal Disorders", Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Canada, Effective: 09/2008-09/2009, $10,000 (plus $7,000 incentive stipend and $4,000 research and travel allowance).
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Award. "Validating a Computer Adaptive Test for the Measurement of Health Outcomes Relevant to Arthritis", Canadian Arthritis Network, Effective: 09/2008-09/2009, $25,000.
  • Student Presentation Award for a poster entitled "The Mediating Effect of Physical Activity on Chronic Disease and Health Outcomes in Older Adults", International Society of Quality of Life Research, 10/2006.
  • Flora S Musgrave Scholarship in Nursing, University of British Columbia, School of Nursing, Canada, Effective: 08/24/2006, $1,000.
  • Ethel Johns and Isabel Maitland Stewart Memorial Scholarship, University of British Columbia, School of Nursing, Canada, Effective: 09/2005, $2,900.
  • Doctoral Award - Canadian Nurses Foundation, Canada, Effective: 06/2005-06/2006, $3,000.
  • Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Awards, Canadian Institute for Health Research, Canada, Effective: 09/2004-09/2007, $35,000 per annum.
  • Senior Graduate Studentship Award, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Canada, Effective: 09/2004-09/2007, $7,000 per annum.
  • Virginia A. Lindabury Award, Doctoral Research Award in Nursing, University of British Columbia, Effective: 06/2005, $3,000.
  • Margaret A Campbell Scholarship, University of British Columbia, School of Graduate Studies, Canada, Effective: 09/2003, $2,400.
  • Graduate Entrance Scholarship, University of British Columbia, School of Graduate Studies, Canada, Effective: 09/2003, $3,600.
  • Katherine McMillan Director's Discretionary Fund, University of British Columbia, School of Nursing, Canada, Effective: 05/2002-05/2003, Spirituality and Quality of Life Research, $2,000.
  • Outstanding Graduate Thesis Award, University of British Columbia, School of Nursing, Canada, Effective: 04/2002, $500.
  • Academic Excellence Award, Trinity Western University, Nursing Department, Canada, 04/1999.
  • Geoffrey H. Wood Scholarships in Nursing, Trinity Western University, Effective: 08/1996-08/1998, $3,000.
  • Trinity Western University Scholarships, Trinity Western University, Effective: 08/1996-08/1998, $1,650.

Recent Publications

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (PAST 5 YEARS)

BOOKS

Fowler, M., Reimer-Kirham, S., Sawatzky, R. & Johnston-Taylor, E. (eds.). (2012). Religion, religious ethics, and nursing. New York: Springer.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Sawatzky, R., Sajobi, T.T., Brahmbhatt, R., Chan, E.K.H., Lix, L.M. Zumbo, B.D. (2017). Longitudinal change in response processes: A response shift perspective. In Zumbo, B.D., Hubley, A.M. Understanding and investigating response processes in validation research. New York: Springer.

Cohen, S.R., & Sawatzky, R. (2015). Quality of life assessment in palliative care.  In Bruera, E., Higginson, I., von Gunten, C.F., & Morita, T. (Eds.), Textbook of palliative medicine and supportive care (2nd ed.) (pp. 361-370). Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Sawatzky, R., & Ratner, P. A. (2014). Medline.  In A. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of well-being quality of life (pp. 3975-3981). Dordrecht: Springer.

Thorne, S., & Sawatzky, R. (2014). Nursing. In A. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of well-being and quality of life (pp. 4399-4402). Dordrecht: Springer.

ARTICLES

  1. Cohen, S. R., Russell, L. B., Leis, A., Shahidi, J., Porterfield, P., Kuhl, D. R., Gadermann, A. M., Sawatzky, R. (Submitted March 20, 2018). Comprehensively measuring quality of life in life-threatening illness: The McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire - Expanded. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
  2. Kenne Sarenmalm, E., Nasic, S., Håkanson, C., Carlsson, E., Pettersson, M. E., Öhlén, J., & Sawatzky, R. (Accepted February 21, 2018). The Swedish version of the Distress Thermometer: Validity evidence in colorectal cancer patients. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
  3. Stephen, T., Orr, A., & Sawatzky, R. (Submitted January 11, 2018). Integrating quality of life assessments in student clinical experience. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education.
  4. Zhanga, L., Lixa, L. M., Ayilaraa, O., Sawatzky, R., & Bohma, E. (Submitted November 2017). The effect of multimorbidity on change in health-related quality of life following hip and knee arthroplasty. The Bone & Joint Journal.
  5. Wallengren, C., Rosengren, K., Sawatzky, R., & Öhlen, J. (Submitted October 2, 2017). Challenges when translating and culturally adapting a measurement instrument: The Suitability and Comprehensibility of Materials (SAM+CAM). Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences.
  6. Krawczyk, M., Sawatzky, R., Schick-Makaroff, K., Stajduhar, K., Öhlen, J., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Laforest, E., & Cohen, S. R. (2018). Micro-meso-macro practice tensions in using patient-reported outcome and experience measures in hospital palliative care. Journal of Qualitative Health Research. (Online first). doi: 10.1177/1049732318761366
  7. Sawatzky, R., Laforest, E., Schick Makaroff, K., Stajduhar, K., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Krawczyk, M., . . .  Cohen, R. (Submitted September 4, 2017). Design and introduction of a quality of life assessment and practice support system: Perspectives from palliative care settings. Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes.
  8. Hinds, A., Sajobi, T. T., Sebille, V., Sawatzky, R., & Lix, L. M. (Submitted August 22, 2017). A review of simulation studies for the analysis of complex longitudinal data. Quality of Life Research.
  9. Lee, J. W. K., Sawatzky, R., Gotay, C., & Kazanjian, A., (Submitted August 3, 2017). Distress and quality of life: A cross-cultural study of Canadian Chinese-speaking and Anglophone cancer patients and family caregivers. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology.
  10. Krawczyk, M. & Sawatzky, R. (2018). Relational use of an electronic quality of life and practice support system in hospital palliative consult care. Palliative and Supportive Care. (Online first). doi: 10.1017/S1478951518000020
  11. Sawatzky, R., Russell, L. B., Sajobi. T. T., Lix. L. M., Kopec, J. A., & Zumbo, B. D., (2017). The use of latent variable mixture models to identify invariant items in test construction. Quality of Life Research. (Online first). doi: 10.1007/s11136-017-1680-8
  12. Stajduhar, K. I., Sawatzky, R., Cohen, R., Heyland, D., Allan, D., Bidgood, D., . . . Gadermann, A. (2017). Bereaved family members' perceptions of the quality of end-of-life care across four types of inpatient care settings. BMC Palliative Care. 16(59). (Online first). doi: 10.1186/s12904-017-0237-5
  13. Sajobi, T. T., Brahmbatt, R., Lix, L. M., Zumbo, B. D., & Sawatzky, R. (2017). Scoping review of response shift methods: Current reporting practices and recommendations. Quality of Life Research. (Online first). doi: 10.1007/s11136-017-1751-x
  14. Kwon, J. Y. & Sawatzky, R. (2017). Examining gender-related differential item functioning of the Veterans Rand 12 Health Survey. Quality of Life Research, 26(10), 2877–2883. doi: 10.1007/s11136-017-1638-x
  15. Wu, X., Sawatzky, R., Hopman, W., Mayo, N., Sajobi, Tolulope, T., Liu, J., . . . Lix, L. M. (2017). Latent variable mixture models to test for differential item functioning: A population-based analysis. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 15(102). (Online first). doi: 10.1186/s12955-017-0674-0.
  16. Noonan, V. K., Lyddiatt, A., Ware, P., Jaglal, S. B., Riopelle, R. J., Bingham, C. O. 3rd, Figueiredo, S., Sawatzky, R., Santana, M., Bartlett, S. J., & Ahmed, S. (2017). Montreal accord on patient-reported outcomes use series - Paper 3: Patient reported outcomes (PRO) can facilitate shared decision-making and guide self- management. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 89, 125-135. doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.04.017
  17. Öhlén, J., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Astle, B., Håkanson, C., Lee, J., Eriksson, M., & Sawatzky, R. (2017). Person-centred care dialectics – Inquired in the context of palliative care. Nursing Philosophy, 18(4). (Online first). doi: 10.1111/nup.12177
  18. Goldsmith, L. J., Suryaprakash, N., Randall, E., Shum, J., MacDonald, V., Sawatzky, R., . . . Bryan, S. (2017). The importance of informational, clinical and personal support in patient experience with total knee replacement: A qualitative investigation. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 18(127). (Online first).  doi:10.1186/s12891-017-1474-8
  19. Gadermann, A. M., Sawatzky, R., Palepu, A., Hubley, A. M., Zumbo, B. D., Aubry, T., . . . Hwang, S. W. (2017). Minimal impact of response shift for SF-12 mental and physical in homeless and vulnerably housed individuals: An item-level multi-group analysis. Quality of Life research, 26(6), 1463-1472. doi:10.1007/s11136-016-1464-6
  20. Sawatzky, R., Russell, L., Friberg, F., Pettersson, M., & Öhlén, J. (2017). Longitudinal person-centered measurement: A psychometric evaluation of the Preparedness for Colorectal Cancer Surgery Questionnaire (PCSQ). Education and Counselling, 100(5), 827-835. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2016.11.010
  21. Reimer-Kirkham, S., Sharma, S., Grypma, S., Pesut, B., Sawatzky, R., & Wolfs, D. (2017). “The Elephant on the Table”: Religious and ethnic diversity in home health services. Ethnicity and Health. (Online first). doi: 10.1007/s10943-017-0489-7
  22. Sinclair, S., Russell, L. B., Hack, T., Kondejewski, J., & Sawatzky. R. (2016). Measuring compassion in healthcare: A comprehensive and critical review. The Patient, 10(4), 389–405. doi:10.1007/s40271-016-0209-5.
  23. Sawatzky, R., Porterfield, P., Roberts, D., Lee, J., Liang, L., Reimer-Kirkham, S., . . . Thorne, S. (2016). Embedding a palliative approach in nursing care delivery: An integrated knowledge synthesis. Advances in Nursing Science, 40(3), 263–279. doi:10.1097/ANS.0000000000000163
  24. Öhlén, J., Russell, L. B., Håkanson, C., Alvariza, A., Fürst, C. J., Årestedt, K., & Sawatzky, R. (2017). Variations in care quality outcomes of dying people: Latent class analysis of an adult national register population. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 51(1), 13-24. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.08.006
  25. Carlsson, E., Pettersson, M., Öhlén, J., Sawatzky, R., Smith, F., & Friberg, F. (2016). Development and validation of The Preparedness for Colorectal Cancer Surgery Questionnaire: PCSQ-pre 24. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 25, 24-32. doi:10.1016/j.ejon.2016.09.002
  26. Cohen, S. R., Sawatzky, R., Russell, L. B., Shahidi, J., Heyland, D. K., & Gadermann, A. M. (2017). Measuring the quality of life of people at the end of life: The McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire - Revised (MQOL-R). Palliative Medicine, 31(2), 120-129. doi:10.1177/0269216316659603
  27. Ventura, F., Sawatzky, R., Öhlén, J., Karlsson, P., & Koinberg, I. (2016). Challenges of evaluating a computer-based educational programme for women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer: A randomised controlled trial. European Journal of Cancer Care, 26. (Online first). doi:10.1111/ecc.12534
  28. Holroyd-Leduc, J., Resin, J., Ashley, L., Barwich, D., Elliott, J., Huras, P., Légaré, F., Mahoney, M. K., Maybee, A., McNeil, H., Pullman, D., Sawatzky, R., Stolee, P., & Muscedere, J. (2016). Giving voice to older adults living with frailty and their family caregivers: Engagement in research, health care decision making, and in health policy. Research Involvement and Engagement, (2)1, 1-19. doi:10.1186/s40900-016-0038-7
  29. Sawatzky, R., Chan, E. K. H., Zumbo, B. D., Ahmed, S., Bartlett, S. J., Bingham, C., . . . Lix, L. M. (2016). Montreal Accord on Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) use series–Paper 7: Modern perspectives of measurement validation emphasize justification of inferences based on patient reported outcome scores. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 89, 154 – 159. doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.12.002 
  30. Ventura, F., Koinberg, I., Karlsson, P., Sawatzky, R., & Öhlén, J. (2016). Purposeful agency in support seeking during cancer treatment from a person-centered perspective. Global Qualitative Research, 3, 1-16. doi: 10.1177/2333393616630672
  31. Reimer-Kirkham, S., Terblanche, L., Sawatzky, R., & Hoe Eriksen, C. (2016). Host agency perspectives on facilitating community-based clinical experiences for nursing students. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière, 2(1), article 3. doi: 10.17483/2368-6669.1048
  32. Reimer-Kirkham, S., Sawatzky, R., Roberts, D., Cochrane, M., & Stajduhar, K. (2016). "Close to" a palliative approach: A qualitative study of nurses’ and nursing assistants’ descriptions of caring for people with advancing chronic life-limiting conditions. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25, 2189-2199. doi:10.1111/jocn.13256
  33. Lix, L. M., Wu, X., Hopman, W., Mayo, N., Sajobi, T. T., Liu, J., . . . Sawatzky, R. (2016). Differential item functioning in the SF-36 physical functioning and mental health sub-scales: A population-based investigation in the Canadian multi-centre osteoporosis study. PLoS ONE, 11(3), e0151519. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151519
  34. Sawatzky, R., Ratner, P. A., Kopec, J. A., Wu, A. D., & Zumbo, B. D. (2016). The accuracy of computerized adaptive testing in heterogeneous populations: A mixture item-response theory analysis. PLOS One, 11(3), e0150563. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150563
  35. Sawatzky, R., Porterfield, P., Lee, J., Dixon, D., Lounsbury, K., Pesut, B., . . . Stajduhar, K. (2016). Conceptual foundations of a palliative approach: A knowledge synthesis. BMC Palliative Care, 15(5). (Online first). doi: 10.1186/s1290401600769
  36. Thorne, S., Roberts, D., & Sawatzky, R. (2016). Unravelling the tensions between chronic disease management and end-of-life planning. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 30(2), 91-103. doi: 10.1891/1541-6577.30.2.91
  37. Ventura, F., Koinberg, I., Sawatzky, R., Karlsson P., & Öhlén, J. (2016). Exploring the person-centeredness of an innovative e-supportive system aimed at person-centered care: A prototype evaluation of the care expert. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 34(5), 231-239. doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000225
  38. Lix, L. M., Chan, E. K. H., Sawatzky, R., Sajobi, T. T., Liu, J., Hopman, W., & Mayo, M. (2016). Response shift and disease activity in inflammatory bowel disease. Quality of Life Research, 25(7), 1751-1760. doi: 10.1007/s11136-015-1188-z
  39. Andreae, C., Strömberg, A., Sawatzky, R., & Årestedt, K. (2015). Psychometric evaluation of two appetite questionnaires in patients with heart failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 21(12), 954-958. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2015.10.006
  40. Lauck, S. B., Sawatzky, R., Johnson, J. L., Humphries, K. H., Bennett, M. T., Chakrabarti, S., . . . Ratner, P. A. (2015). Sex is associated with differences in individual trajectories of change in social health status after implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Circulation, 8, 21-30. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.114.001607
  41. Pesut, B., Hooper, B., Robinson, C., Bottorff, J., Sawatzky, R., & Dalhuisen, M. (2015). Feasibility of a rural palliative supportive service. Rural and Remote Health, 15(2), 3116. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25939666
  42. Pesut, B., Potter, G., Stajduhar, K., Sawatzky, R., McLeod, B., & Drabot, K. (2015). Palliative approach education for rural nurses and health care workers: A mixed-method study. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 21 (3), 142-151. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2015.21.3.142
  43. Bryan, S., Davis, J., Broesch, J., Doyle-Waters, M. M., Lewis, S., McGrail, K., . . . Sawatzky, R. (2014). Choosing your partner for the PROM: A review of evidence on patient-reported outcome measures for use in primary and community care. Healthcare Policy, 10(2), 38-51. doi: 10.12927/hcpol.2015.24035
  44. Henoch, I., Sawatzky, R., Falk, H., Fridh, I., Ung, E. J., Sarenmalm, E. K., . . . Falk, K. (2014). Symptom distress profile in hospitalised patients in Sweden: A point prevalence study. Research in Nursing and Health, 37(6), 512-523. doi: 10.1002/nur.21624
  45. Ahmed, S., Sawatzky, R., Levesque, J. F., Ehrmann-Feldman, D., & Schwartz, C. E. (2014). Minimal evidence of response in the absence of a catalyst. Quality of Life Research, 23(9), 2421-2430. doi: 10.1007/s11136-014-0699-3.
  46. Pesut, B., Sawatzky, R., Stajduhar, K. I., McLeod, B., Erbacker, L., & Chan, E. K. (2014). Educating nurses for palliative care: A scoping review. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing16(1), 47-54. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000021
  47. Haines-Saah, R. J., Johnson, J. L., Repta, R., Ostry, A., Young, M. L., Shoveller, J., Sawatzky, R., Greaves, L., & Ratner, P. A. (2014). The privileged normalization of marijuana use–an analysis of Canadian newspaper reporting, 1997–2007.Critical Public Health24(1), 47-61. doi: 10.1080/09581596.2013.771812
  48. Smith, F., Carlsson, E., Kokkinakis, D., Forsberg, M., Kodeda, K., Sawatzky, R., . . . Ohlén, J. (2014). Readability, suitability and comprehensibility in patient education materials for Swedish patients with colorectal cancer undergoing elective surgery: A mixed method design. Patient education and counseling. 94(2), 202-209. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2013.10.009
  49. Thorne, S., & Sawatzky, R. (2014). Particularizing the general: Sustaining theoretical integrity in the context of an evidence-based practice agenda. Advances in Nursing Science37(1), 5-18. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000011
  50. Pesut, B., Hooper, B., Sawatzky, R., Robinson, C. A., Bottorff, J. L., & Dalhuisen, M. (2013). Program assessment framework for a rural palliative support service. Palliative Care: Research and Treatment, 7, 7-17. doi: 10.4137/PCRT.S11908
  51. Schwartz, C. E., Ahmed, S., Sawatzky, R., Sajobi, T., Mayo, N., Finkelstein, J., . . . Sprangers, M. A. (2013). Guidelines for secondary analysis in search of response shift. Quality of Life Research22(10), 2663-2673. doi: 10.1007/s11136-013-0402-0
  52. Voth, J., Sawatzky, R., Ratner, P. A., Young, M. L., Repta, R., Haines-Saah, R., & Johnson, J.L. (2013). A computer-assisted approach to filtering large numbers of documents for media analyses. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 16(1), 13-30. doi: 10.1080/13645579.2011.645700
  53. Reimer-Kirkham, S., Pesut, B., Sawatzky, R., Cochrane, M., & Redmond, A. (2012). Discourses of spirituality and leadership in nursing:  A mixed-methods analysis.  Journal of Nursing Management, 20(8), 1029-1038. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2012.01480.x
  54. Lix, L. M., Sajobi, Tolulope. T., Sawatzky, R., Liu, J., Mayo, N. E., Huang, Y., . . . Bernstein, C. N. (2013). Relative importance measures for reprioritization response shift, Quality of Life Research, 22(3), 695-703. doi: 10.1007/s11136-012-0198-3
  55. Pesut, B., Laberge, C., Sawatzky, R., Mallinson, J., & Rush, K. (2013). Understanding the landscape: Promoting health for rural individuals after tertiary level cardiac revascularization. Journal of Rural Health 29(1), 88-96. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-0361.2012.00427.x

CONTRACTS

Sawatzky, R. (2014). Consultant work for the Canadian Institutes for Health Information. A written report on an environmental scan, literature review and stakeholder interviews regarding patient-reported outcomes activities in Canada and internationally.

REPORTS

Sawatzky, R., Chan, E.C.K., Bryan, S., Cohen, R., Cuthbertson, L., Dixon, D., Lett, J., Gadermann, A., Hilliard, N., McGregor, M., Roberts, D., Schick-Makaroff, K., Stajduhar, K., & Tayler, C. (2015). Patient- and family-reported experience and outcome measures for use in acute care: A knowledge synthesis. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1412721

Sawatzky, R., Roberts, D., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Tayler, C., Stajduhar, K.I., & the iPANEL team (2014). Integration of a palliative approach in home, acute medical, and residential care settings: Findings from a province-wide survey. figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1455949

WORKSHOPS & ONLINE WEBINARS

Sawatzky, R. (2017, April 19).Relating modern perspectives of measurement validation to the justification of inferences based on PRO scores. National Cancer Institute Outcomes Research Branch (ORB) Virtual Speaker Series Webinar. Available from: https://figshare.com/s/45aa7dc04a49e085bd45

Sawatzky, R. Research to Practice Webinar Series. (2017, Mar 21). Giving voice to older people and family caregivers: A tablet-based tool to enhance person-centred palliative care. The North Okanagan Hospice Society (NOHS) together with the UBC Okanagan Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention (IHLCDP). Available from: http://ubc-okanagan.adobeconnect.com/p4ycz1b54je

Sawatzky, R., & Schick-Makaroff, K. (2017, Mar 8). Partnership-based research on patient-reported outcomes in clinical practice. Lunch and Learn Series, Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGm_ITGpRHk&t=4s

Sawatzky, R., & Russell, L. (2016, Apr 26-27).  An applied introduction to latent variable measurement and structural equation modelling. Two-day workshop offered at George and Fay Yee Centre for Health Care Innovation, University of Manitoba, Canada.

Sawatzky, R., & Schick-Makaroff, K. (2016, Apr).  An electronic Quality-of-life and Practice Support System (QPSS) for person-centered older adult care. Available from http://www.cfn-nce.ca/news-and-events-overview/news-and-events/webinars/an-electronic-quality-of-life-and-practice-support-system-(qpss)-for-person-centered-older-adult-care/

Sawatzky, R., Sajobi, T.T., & Brahmbhatt, R. (2016, Jan).  Response shift: A review of the literature. Webinar presented at International Society for Quality of Life Research.  Available from http://www.isoqol.org/education-events/online-education/archived-webinars

Sawatzky, R., & McLeod, B. (2015, Oct). Integrating a Quality-of-life and Practice Support System (QPSS) in palliative home care. Available from http://www.ipanel.ca/publications-presentations/webinars/archived/341-integratin-qol-assessments-acute-care

Sawatzky, R., & Chan, E. (2015, Jul).  Patient and family reported experience and outcome measures for elderly, acute care patients. Available from http://www.cfn-nce.ca/news-and-events-overview/news-and-events/webinars/patient-and-family-reported-experience-and-outcome-measures-for-elderly,-acute-care-patients-june-8,-2015/

Sawatzky, R., Porterfield, P., & Lee, J. A. (2014, Sept).  Knowledge synthesis on a palliative approach. Available from https://youtu.be/SRqZt7e9TGg

Sawatzky, R., Cohen, S. R., Laforest, E., Voth, J., & Stajduhar, K. (2014, September 9-12). The development and use of tablet-based quality of life assessment instruments in clinical practice. Presented at the 20th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Canada.

Sawatzky, R., & Cuthbertson, L. (2014, January).  Patient-reported outcomes and experience measures: Essential building blocks for patient-centred care. Presented at the 19th Annual Ethel Johns Nursing Research Forum, Vancouver, Canada. 

Sawatzky, R. (2014, January - 2014, May). Consultation service: Conduct environmental scan, literature review and stakeholder interviews regarding patient-reported outcomes activities in Canada and internationally for the Canadian Institute for Health Information. (CIHI) Includes contributing the planning and delivery of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Forum, held by CIHI on February 3 2015.

Sawatzky, R., & Roberts, D. (2013, Mar).  Integration of a palliative approach in hospital, residential, and homecare nursing: Results of a province-wide survey. Available from http://ipanel.ca/publications-presentations/webinars/archived/207-provincial-survey-results

Bryan, B., Sawatzky, R., & Korabek, B. (2013, May). Patient reported health outcomes measurement: An essential foundation for patient-centered health care delivery. Webinar presented at the IHSPR Policy Rounds, CIHR.  Available from http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/46848.html

Bryan, S., Sawatzky, R., & the research team (2013, January). The selection and use of patient reported outcomes measures for primary healthcare reform.  Workshop presented at British Columbia Ministry of Health, Victoria, Canada.

Affiliations & Memberships

Lead of Patient-Centred Measurement Methods Cluster         2018 (Feb) – current
British Columbia Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials
Vancouver, B.C.

Affiliate Professor                                                                   2018 (Feb) – current
University of Gothenburg, Salgrenska Academy
Gothenburg, Sweden

Program Head in Patient-Reported Outcomes                        2017 – current
University of British Columbia – Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences
Vancouver, B.C.

Research Affiliate                                                                   2016 – current
University of Victoria – Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health
Victoria, B.C.

Affiliate Associate Professor                                                   2015 – current
University of British Columbia – Measurement Evaluation and Research Methodology Program, Faculty of Education
Vancouver, B.C.

Adjunct Associate Professor                                                   2012 – current
University of Victoria – School of Nursing
Victoria, B.C.

Expertise

patient reported outcomes assessment, quality of life, spirituality in nursing and health care, psychometrics, item response theory, and computerized adaptive testing

Courses Taught

  • Nursing Inquiry II (quantitative methods) (N540)
  • Knowledge synthesis (N520)
  • Consolidation of Nursing Practice (N482)
  • Nursing Research (N332)
  • Nursing Care of Older Adults (N245)
  • Health Assessment (N116)