Dr Karen Matvienko-Sikar is a Lecturer and HRB funded Senior Research Fellow in the School of Public Health, University College Cork. Karen is a health psychologist and obtained her PhD in Applied Psychology from UCC; she is currently Chair of the Psychological Society of Ireland Division of Health Psychology. Karen’s research interests and expertise are in maternal and child health and well-being, with a particular focus on childhood obesity prevention, infant feeding, and perinatal mental health. She also has expertise in intervention development and outcomes research, including core outcome sets.

Core outcome sets (COS) are standardised sets of outcomes that are recommended to be measured and reported as a minimum in trials in specific health areas. Use of COS can reduce outcome heterogeneity, selective outcome reporting, and research waste. For benefits of COS to be realized, they must be used. Use of COS, or not, is a behavior and so can potentially be modified and increased using behavioural approaches. This webinar will describe the ‘Using behavioural science to increase core outcome set use in trials’ (BE-COS) project, which used the behavior change wheel framework to develop potentially useful strategies to increase COS use in trials. 

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This webinar will be hosted via MS Teams. You will need access to the web and sound facilities in order to view the webinar.

A recording of the webinar will be made available after the event. Previous recordings can be found here: https://www.methodologyhubs.mrc.ac.uk/about/webinar/
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