R L Kolotkin

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Publications

  1. pmc Assessing weight-related quality of life in adolescents
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, 1004 Norwood Avenue, Durham, NC 27707, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:448-57. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Sexual functioning and obesity: a review
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:2325-33. 2012
  3. pmc Six-year changes in health-related quality of life in gastric bypass patients versus obese comparison groups
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 8:625-33. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Obesity and sexual quality of life
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting 1004 Norwood Avenue, Durham, NC 27707, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:472-9. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Performance of a weight-related measure of Quality of Life in a psychiatric sample
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, 1004 Norwood Avenue, Durham, NC 27707, USA
    Qual Life Res 15:587-96. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Impact of obesity on health-related quality of life in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:749-54. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Changes in weight and weight-related quality of life in a multicentre, randomized trial of aripiprazole versus standard of care
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 804 W Trinity Avenue, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Eur Psychiatry 23:561-6. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Health and health-related quality of life: differences between men and women who seek gastric bypass surgery
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, Durham, NC 27707, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:651-8; discussion 658-9. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Improvements in sexual quality of life after moderate weight loss
    R L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, Durham, NC 27707, USA
    Int J Impot Res 20:487-92. 2008
  10. pmc One-year health-related quality of life outcomes in weight loss trial participants: comparison of three measures
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, 762 Ninth Street 563, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:53. 2009

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Publications35

  1. pmc Assessing weight-related quality of life in adolescents
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, 1004 Norwood Avenue, Durham, NC 27707, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:448-57. 2006
    ..The development of a new weight-related measure to assess quality of life in adolescents [Impact of Weight on Quality of Life (IWQOL)-Kids] is described...
  2. doi request reprint Sexual functioning and obesity: a review
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:2325-33. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Six-year changes in health-related quality of life in gastric bypass patients versus obese comparison groups
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 8:625-33. 2012
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the 6-year changes in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in gastric bypass (GB) patients versus 2 obese groups not undergoing surgical weight loss. The study setting was a bariatric surgery practice...
  4. ncbi request reprint Obesity and sexual quality of life
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting 1004 Norwood Avenue, Durham, NC 27707, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:472-9. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Performance of a weight-related measure of Quality of Life in a psychiatric sample
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, 1004 Norwood Avenue, Durham, NC 27707, USA
    Qual Life Res 15:587-96. 2006
    ..The IWQOL-Lite is a reliable and valid measure for assessing weight-related quality of life in individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder...
  6. doi request reprint Impact of obesity on health-related quality of life in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:749-54. 2008
    ..This paper explores the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of individuals with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder as a function of obesity status...
  7. doi request reprint Changes in weight and weight-related quality of life in a multicentre, randomized trial of aripiprazole versus standard of care
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 804 W Trinity Avenue, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Eur Psychiatry 23:561-6. 2008
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Health and health-related quality of life: differences between men and women who seek gastric bypass surgery
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, Durham, NC 27707, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:651-8; discussion 658-9. 2008
    ..Women seek bariatric surgery 5 times more often than men. Research on gender differences in HRQOL is limited, and the results are conflicting...
  9. doi request reprint Improvements in sexual quality of life after moderate weight loss
    R L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, Durham, NC 27707, USA
    Int J Impot Res 20:487-92. 2008
    ..The greatest improvements for women had occurred by 3 months and were observed in all dimensions, whereas for men only 'not feeling sexually attractive' showed marked improvement in this short time frame...
  10. pmc One-year health-related quality of life outcomes in weight loss trial participants: comparison of three measures
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, 762 Ninth Street 563, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:53. 2009
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  11. pmc Cardiorespiratory fitness and health-related quality of life in bariatric surgery patients
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, 762 Ninth Street 563, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Obes Surg 21:457-64. 2011
    ..Results suggest that CRF confers some HRQOL benefits in severely obese adults, though these benefits may largely be explained by differences in age, gender, and BMI...
  12. pmc Predicting sleep apnea in bariatric surgery patients
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 7:605-10. 2011
    ..The present study evaluated the prediction model of Dixon et al. in 310 gastric bypass patients (mean BMI 46.8 kg/m(2), age 41.6 years, 84.5% women), with no preselection for OSA symptoms in a bariatric surgery partnership...
  13. ncbi request reprint The relationship between health-related quality of life and weight loss
    R L Kolotkin
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Obes Res 9:564-71. 2001
    ..This is a report of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) changes in obese patients completing at least 1 year of outpatient treatment in a weight reduction program combining phentermine-fenfluramine and dietary counseling...
  14. ncbi request reprint Development of a brief measure to assess quality of life in obesity
    R L Kolotkin
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Obes Res 9:102-11. 2001
    ..This report describes the development of a 31-item version of the IWQOL (IWQOL-Lite)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of moderate weight loss on health-related quality of life: an analysis of combined data from 4 randomized trials of sibutramine vs placebo
    G P Samsa
    Departments of Community and Family Medicine, Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am J Manag Care 7:875-83. 2001
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  16. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in patients seeking gastric bypass surgery vs non-treatment-seeking controls
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, Durham, NC 27707, USA
    Obes Surg 13:371-7. 2003
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  17. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life varies among obese subgroups
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, Durham, North Carolina 27707, USA
    Obes Res 10:748-56. 2002
    ..To compare the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of overweight/obese individuals from different subgroups that vary in treatment-seeking status and treatment intensity...
  18. doi request reprint Two-year changes in health-related quality of life in gastric bypass patients compared with severely obese controls
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 5:250-6. 2009
    ..In a prospective study at a bariatric surgery practice, we evaluated the 2-year changes in HRQOL in gastric bypass patients compared with 2 severely obese groups who did not undergo surgical weight loss...
  19. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and obesity
    R L Kolotkin
    Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Durham, NC, USA
    Obes Rev 2:219-29. 2001
    ..Several obesity-specific instruments have also been developed and have shown great promise. The quality of life of obese individuals is an important issue that should be included in weight management treatment and research...
  20. ncbi request reprint Psychometric evaluation of the impact of weight on quality of life-lite questionnaire (IWQOL-lite) in a community sample
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, Durham, NC, USA
    Qual Life Res 11:157-71. 2002
    ..As in previous studies conducted on treatment-seeking obese persons, the IWQOL-Lite appears to be a reliable and valid measure of obesity-specific quality of life in overweight/obese persons not seeking treatment...
  21. ncbi request reprint Does binge eating disorder impact weight-related quality of life?
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, 1004 Norwood Avenue, Durham, NC 27707, USA
    Obes Res 12:999-1005. 2004
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  22. ncbi request reprint Binge eating, quality of life and physical activity improve after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity
    Jarol Boan
    Weight Loss Surgery Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Obes Surg 14:341-8. 2004
    ..Severe obesity has been associated with disordered eating, impaired quality of life (QoL), and decreased physical activity. This study examines changes in these variables 6 months after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Assessing weight-related quality of life in obese persons with type 2 diabetes
    Ronette L Kolotkin
    Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, 1004 Norwood Avenue, Durham, NC 27707, USA
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 61:125-32. 2003
    ..We recommend the use of weight-related QOL measures in addition to generic and diabetes-specific measures when assessing quality of life in type 2 diabetes, particularly when patients are overweight or obese...
  24. ncbi request reprint Impact of weight loss and regain on quality of life: mirror image or differential effect?
    Scott G Engel
    Department of Psychology, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, USA
    Obes Res 11:1207-13. 2003
    ..To compare the impact of weight regain and weight loss on health-related quality of life...
  25. pmc Health-related quality of life in overweight and nonoverweight black and white adolescents
    Erica M Fallon
    Unit on Growth and Obesity, Developmental Endocrinology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, DHHS, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 1103, USA
    J Pediatr 147:443-50. 2005
    ..To assess the impact of obesity on quality of life (QOL) in black and white adolescents...
  26. ncbi request reprint Development and psychometric validation of an eating disorder-specific health-related quality of life instrument
    Scott G Engel
    Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Fargo, North Dakota 58107, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 39:62-71. 2006
    ..No such disease-specific instrument is currently available that applies to eating-disordered samples...
  27. ncbi request reprint An integrated method to determine meaningful changes in health-related quality of life
    Ross D Crosby
    Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, 700 First Avenue South, Fargo, North Dakota 58107, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1153-60. 2004
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  28. ncbi request reprint Two measures of health-related quality of life in morbid obesity
    Martina de Zwaan
    The Neuropsychiatric Research Institute and the Department of Neuroscience, Fargo, North Dakota, USA
    Obes Res 10:1143-51. 2002
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  29. ncbi request reprint Weight loss with self-help compared with a structured commercial program: a randomized trial
    Stanley Heshka
    New York Obesity Research Center, St Luke s Roosevelt Hospital and Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    JAMA 289:1792-8. 2003
    ..Although commercial weight loss programs provide treatment to millions of clients, their efficacy has not been evaluated in rigorous long-term trials...
  30. ncbi request reprint Estimating a preference-based single index for the Impact of Weight on Quality of Life-Lite (IWQOL-Lite) instrument from the SF-6D
    John E Brazier
    Sheffield Health Economics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Value Health 7:490-8. 2004
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  31. ncbi request reprint Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of orlistat for weight loss in adolescents
    David Maahs
    Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 80262, USA
    Endocr Pract 12:18-28. 2006
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of orlistat to enhance weight loss in obese adolescents...
  32. ncbi request reprint Gender, race, and obesity-related quality of life at extreme levels of obesity
    Marney A White
    Weight Management Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, 67 President Street, Charleston 29424, USA
    Obes Res 12:949-55. 2004
    ..It was also hypothesized that race and gender groups would differ in obesity-related QOL and that the relationship between degree of overweight and QOL would not be consistent across race and gender groups...
  33. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life before and after bariatric surgery in adolescents
    Tara J Loux
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:1275-9. 2008
    ..Health-related quality of life is markedly improved after bariatric surgery in adults. Little HRQL data are available in adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery...
  34. ncbi request reprint Defining clinically meaningful change in health-related quality of life
    Ross D Crosby
    Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, 700 First Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58107, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:395-407. 2003
    ..We propose a new terminology for describing meaningful change derived from anchor-based and distribution-based methods...
  35. ncbi request reprint Design and rationale of the Utah obesity study. A study to assess morbidity following gastric bypass surgery
    Ted D Adams
    University of Utah School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Genetics Research Program, Cardiology Division, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 26:534-51. 2005
    ..This study is designed to assess the effectiveness of GBP in reducing morbidity and maintaining weight loss. A wide array of clinical tests and psycho-behavioral questionnaires are included as part of the study...