Post-webinar author interview

Dr. John Ware

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QGEN® was developed by John Ware Research Group (JWRG) and is a short single-item-per-domain (SIPD) way of estimating the 8 general health domains and summary scores most frequently measured using Medical Outcomes Study short-form surveys. It can be used in static format (QGEN®-8 and QGEN®-10) and as the first question for each domain in computerized adaptive testing (QGEN®-CAT). The two additional domains measured in QGEN®-10 and QGEN®-CAT will be discussed below.

On 30 September 2020, Mapi Research Trust (MRT) hosted a 110-participant webinar during which the author, Dr John E. Ware Jr, explained the reasons for developing QGEN®, how it was developed, how it relates to legacy measures, the advantages of using QGEN® and perspectives for further research. Marie-Pierre Emery of MRT, the official distributor of QGEN®, provided an overview of the available translations, how to access both original and its language versions and their conditions of use.

For scientific questions, you can contact Dr Ware at [email protected]
For any questions related to the distribution, translation and electronic migration of the QGEN®, please go to where you will find a description of the three QGEN® forms and will be able to submit your request to the MRT team.

Interview by Katrin Conway, MRT Board Member