Dr. Nora Fayed
Nora is a CIHR-funded fellow and leads research in measuring and predicting quality of life (QOL) in children with chronic medical conditions. She actively uses World Health Organization definitions and classifications and involves children in the assessment of their QOL. In addition to her own work as the PI, Dr. Fayed also collaborates on projects with other clinician scientists. Dr Fayed currently leads the first narrative study of youth with epilepsy called the "QOL Story Study" as co-PI with Dr. Ronen, and is a co-investigator on various national grants for involving children. She is affiliated with University Health Network in Toronto, and collaborates with colleagues there.
Dr. Fayed has clinical experience in driver rehabilitation, and feeding and swallowing in children from Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation in Toronto. Her main research areas of expertise are: (i) measurement issues pertaining to quality of life in children with epilepsy and long-term health conditions, and (ii) application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to patient-reported outcomes for child health services research.
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.