Tracey Croot

Research Project:
A Masters of Health Sciences project through the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Otago Christchurch.
“The implementation of a spinal cord impairment registry into clinical practice in the Burwood Spinal Unit, New Zealand.”

Supervisors:
Dr Jennifer Dunn, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Otago Christchurch.
Ms Julie Myers, Department of Medicine, University of Otago Wellington.

Duration:
Begun March 2015. Expected completion March 2017.

Outline:
The benefits of patient registries are well established and wide ranging. Less is known of staff opinion and the impact of clinician data entry on staff. The aim of this Masters research is to explore the implementation of a SCI registry into clinical practice. The qualitative first phase will use focus groups with clinical staff to explore opinions and experiences using a registry. The second phase will explore and describe quantitatively the patient population demographics. Statistical analysis will focus on characteristics of the “missing data” (incomplete data entry).

Tracey will be based in The Marshland Room on Thursdays & Fridays during school hours.