Dr Edith Poku

BSc, MBChB, MSc, FHEA

School of Health and Related Research

Research Fellow in Systematic Reviewing

Edith Poku
e.poku@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0692

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Dr Edith Poku
School of Health and Related Research
2016
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Profile

I joined ScHARR in 2009. I am a member of the ScHARR Technology Assessment Group (ScHARR-TAG). ScHARR-TAG carries out reviews of clinical and cost effectiveness of health care interventions for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Health Technology Assessment Programme on behalf of policy makers, including the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

I am also a strategic member of the Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS) Consultancy Functional Working Group and an active member of the ScHARR Research Ethics Committee.

I lead systematic reviews of patient-reported outcome measures, including health state utility values. I have also undertaken various types of systematic reviews which related to the appropriateness of health utilities in different health conditions, the clinical effectiveness and safety of technologies and the prevalence of chronic conditions.

Research interests

My current research focus is on methodological developments in identifying and evaluating patient-reported outcome measures including quality of life measures. I am also interested in the application of systematic reviewing methods to support evidence-based healthcare delivery and decision-making.

Current projects

  • Adalimumab and dexamethasone for treating non-infectious uveitis - multiple technology assessment
  • The Design, Development, Commissioning and Evaluation of Patient Focused Vascular Services
Publications

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Journal articles

Website content

  • Poku EN (2013) More than a test: assessments for learning. RIS download Bibtex download

All publications

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Aber A, Poku E, Phillips P, Essat M, Wood HB, Kaltenthaler E, Jones G & Michaels J (2017) How to measure patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) for patients with venous leg ulcers (VLU): a mixed method study. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, Vol. 104 (pp 14-14) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Aber A, Poku E, Duncan R, Lumley E, Phillips P, Wood HB, Kaltenthaler E, Jones G & Michaels J (2017) How to measure patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD): mixed methods. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, Vol. 104 (pp 12-12) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Aber A, Essat M, Phillips P, Howard A, Poku E, Wood HB, Jones G, Kaltenthaler E & Michaels J (2017) Is there any valid patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) for patients undergoing carotid artery revascularisation?. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, Vol. 104 (pp 13-13) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Aber A, Phillips P, Poku E, Wood HB, Howard A, Palfreyman S, Kaltenthaler E, Jones G, Michaels J & Essat M (2017) OP27 Patient-Reported Outcome Measures In Carotid Artery Revascularization. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, Vol. 33(S1) (pp 12-13), 17 June 2017 - 21 June 2017. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Poku EN, Simpson EL & Scope A () Diagnostic accuracy of echocardiography for co-existing pathologies in atrial fibrillation patients. 9th HTAi. Bilbao, Spain, 25 June 2012 - 27 June 2012. RIS download Bibtex download

Reports

  • Duncan R, Booth A, Woods H, Essat M, Phillips P, Poku E, Kaltenthaler E, Jones G & Michaels J (2016) Understanding the experience and impact of living with a vascular condition from the patients perspective: a qualitative evidence synthesis protocol View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

Website content

  • Poku EN (2013) More than a test: assessments for learning. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Phillips P, Shackley P, Kaltenthaler E, Poku E, Essat M & Woods HB Volume-outcome relationships in peripheral vascular surgery: a systematic review (protocol no. CRD42014014850 registered on PROSPERO). RIS download Bibtex download

Posters

  • Goka EA, Poku E, Thokala P & Sutton A (2020) Clinical and Economic Impact of a Two-layer Compression System for the Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers: A Systematic Review. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hamilton J, Archer R, Stevens J, Stevenson M, Hock E, Clowes M, Essat M, Poku E & Pandor A (2018) Clinical prediction models for patients with early rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic review and evidence synthesis. MEMTAM (Methods for Evaluation of medical prediction Models, Test And Biomarkers), Utecht, The Nethe. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Woods HB, Phillips P, Poku E, Essat M, Goka EA, Kaltenthaler EC, Shackley P & Michaels J (2016) Searching for evidence for systematic reviews of volume outcome relationship in peripheral vascular surgery. 2016 HTAi Annual meeting, Tokyo Japan. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Phillips P, Poku E, Essat M, Woods HB, Goka EA, Kaltenthaler E, Shackley P & Michaels J (2016) Volume-outcome relationships in peripheral vascular surgery: an overview of reviews. Health Technology Assessment International (Tokyo). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Phillips P, Poku E, Essat M, Woods HB, Goka EA, Kaltenthaler E, Shackley P & Michaels J (2016) Volume-outcome relationships in the treatment of AAA in Europe: a systematic review. Health Technology Assessment International (Tokyo). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Poku E, Essat M, Duncan R, Phillips P, Woods H, Palfreyman S, jones G, Kaltenthaler E & Michaels J (2015) Patient-reported outcome measures in patients with peripheral artery disease: A systematic review. Health Technology Assessment international. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Essat M, Poku E, Duncan R, Phillips P, Woods H, Palfreyman S, jones G, Kaltenthaler E & Michaels (2015) Patient-reported outcome measures in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm – A systematic review. Health Technology Assessment International. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Poku EN, Goodacre S, Pandor A, Stevens JW, Ren S & Cantrell A (2014) Pre-hospital non-invasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.. 999 EMS Research Forum Conference, Sheffield UK. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Poku EN, Rees A, Paisley S, Brazier J, Cantrell A & Williams K (2013) Development of the ScHARR HUD. The International Society For Pharmacoeconomics And Outcomes Research (ISPOR 2013). Dublin. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rees A, Paisley S, Brazier J, Cantrell A, Poku E & Williams K (2013) DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHARR HUD (HEALTH UTILITIES DATABASE). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Poku E, Rathbone J, Hock E, Essat M, Wong R, Pandor A & Wailoo A (2013) Safety of intravitreal bevacizumab as a monotherapy in ophthalmic conditions: systematic review. Health Technology Assessment International. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Poku EN, Rathbone J, Everson-Hock E, Essat M, Wong R, Pandor A & Wailoo A (2013) Safety of intravitreal bevacizumab as a monotherapy in ophthalmic conditions: systematic review. HTAi, Seoul, South Korea. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Poku E , Simpson E , Scope A & P E (2012) Diagnostic accuracy of echocardiography for co-existing pathologies in atrial fibrillation patients: systematic review. HTAi 9th Annual Meeting. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Poku EN, Cooper K, Bapat U, Wang Q & Lebmeier M (2011) Advanced cutaneous melanoma in the UK: A systematic review.. The International Society For Pharmacoeconomics And Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 2011. Madrid, Spain. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Poku E, Essat M, Woods H, Palfreyman S, Jones G, Kaltenthaler E, Duncan R, Michaels J & Phillips P Patient-reported outcome measures in patients with peripheral artery disease: a systematic review (HTAI 12th Annual Meeting 15-17 June 2015). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Essat M, Poku E, Phillips P, Woods H, Palfreyman S, Jones G, Duncan R, Kaltenthaler E & Michaels J Patient-reported outcome measures in patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (HTAI 12th Annual Meeting 15-17 June 2015). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jones G, Essat M, Poku E, Booth A, Palfreyman S, Kaltenthaler E, Duncan R, Buckley-Woods H, Michaels J & Phillips P Selecting Patient Reported Outcome Measures for Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA): Integrating Systematic Review and Qualitative Evidence Synthesis Methods (ISOQOL 22nd Annual Conference 21-24 October 2015). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Goodacre S, Pandor A, Poku E, Stevens JW, Ren S & Cantrell A Pre-hospital non-invasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. 999 EMS Research Forum Conference. RIS download Bibtex download

Other

Teaching interests

I am involved in teaching and training in systematic reviewing methods. I also have an interest in pedagogical approaches used in the teaching of critical appraisal skills.

My teaching activities include:

  • Module lead, Dissertation module (HAR689 & 690), MSc International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement
  • Lecturer, Masters in Public Health (HAR6501); MSc Health Economics and Decision Modelling (HAR669)
  • Supervisor, Post-graduate research dissertations
Professional activities
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Member of Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi)
  • Member of InterTASC (a collaboration of nine UK groups involved in health technology assessment)
  • Member of Society of Social Medicine (SSM)
  • Member of European Public Health Association (EuPHA)