David T. Eton, Ph.D., is a social-health psychologist with expertise in the measurement of patient health-status and quality-of-life outcomes.
He has published extensively across a broad spectrum of health care research, including clinical trials and observational studies; development and psychometrics of self-report measures; psycho-social issues in chronic illness; and clinical significance of scores on patient health-status measures.
Dr. Eton's content areas of interest include:
- Treatment and self-care burden
- Development, validation and testing of patient self-report measures
- Social, psychological and behavioral determinants of health and quality of life
- Complementary and integrative medicine
- Prostate cancer
- Prognostic ability and clinical utility of health-status measures
Significance to patient care
Broadly, Dr. Eton's research is designed to better understand what "quality of life" means to the health care consumer, with the ultimate goal of using such information to tailor care to the needs of the individual.