The purpose of the Qualitative and Patient-Reported Outcomes (Q-PRO) Shared Resource is to support population-focused research conducted by researchers in the Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center (WFBCCC) and the Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM) community. We provide pre-award scientific consultation to WFBCCC and WFSM investigators, and research infrastructure to support both qualitative and patient-reported outcomes research for funded projects.

The Q-PRO Shared Resource addresses the unmet needs for methodological expertise in qualitative research and patient-reported outcomes that promotes translational research in clinical and community settings.

Consultations are provided at no-cost to the user.  All other services are fee-for-service. Submit a Q-PRO Service Request Form to initiate an estimate.

Services We Provide

The Q-PRO Shared Resource offers the following services for WFBCCC members and School of Medicine faculty members:

Qualitative Research

  • Methodological expertise in the design of qualitative data studies (e.g., focus group guides, key informant interviews, cognitive interviews, participant observation methodologies)
  • Qualitative data collection and data management (transcription, data cleaning, etc.)
  • Qualitative data analysis (e.g., content analysis, narrative analysis, grounded theory). Prepare summary reports
  • Provide training, education and mentoring on qualitative research methods
  • Consult on recruitment and engagement strategies for qualitative research studies

Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement

  • Methodological expertise in the design of patient-reported outcomes measurement


Publication Highlights

The Q-PRO Shared Resource has collaborated on the following publications with investigators:

  • Gesell SB, Golden SL, Limkakeng AT, Carr CM, Matuskowitz A, Smith LM, Mahler SA.  Implementation of the HEART Pathway: Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research. Critical Pathways in Cardiology. 2018; 17(4):191-200

  • Christensen ER, Golden SL, Gesell SB. Perceived benefits of peer support groups for stroke survivors and caregivers in rural North Carolina. NC Medical Journal. 2019;80(3):143-148.

  • Haberman C, Golden SL, Ashford DM, Miller-Fitzwater A. Transitioning to adult care for children and youth with special healthcare needs: patient and caregiver perspectives. Wake Forest Journal of Science & Medicine. 2019;4(1):6-11.