Dr. Nora Fayed
Dr. Fayed’s areas of expertise are: (i) determinants and predictors of quality of life among children with chronic health conditions, (ii) child and parent patient-reported outcome and experience measures (PROMs/PREMs), (iii) health services evaluations, and iv) application of the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to child chronic health services research. Past achievements include a Marie-Curie European Union Fellowship at the [former] ICF Research Branch of the World Health Organization in Munich Germany from 2008-2009; CIHR funded postdoctoral fellowship 2012-2015 held at University Health Network Division of Health Care and Outcomes and McMaster Department of Pediatrics; a Canadian Child Health Scientist Career Enhancement Award; and the Micheal deGroote Fellowship Award. She is currently the co-Chair of the International Society of Quality of Life (ISOQOL) Canadian Special Interest Group and she is focused on improving the quality of life of children with complex disabilities through various research projects.
Areas of Focus
Measurement issues regarding the quality of life in children with long-term health conditions, and application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to patient-reported outcomes for child health services research
The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF): There is Always More Than a Single Story*
The ICF helps clinicians and families think about a broader and fuller picture of both the specific health information and the life situation of a patient.