Neil W Scott

Summary

Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint An evaluation of the response category translations of the EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire
    Neil W Scott
    Medical Statistics Team, Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    Qual Life Res 22:1483-90. 2013
  2. pmc Key health promotion factors among male members of staff at a higher educational institution: a cross-sectional postal survey
    Alena Vasianovich
    Department of Public Health, Polwarth Building, Medical School, Foresterhill, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:58. 2008
  3. pmc Differential item functioning (DIF) analyses of health-related quality of life instruments using logistic regression
    Neil W Scott
    Section of Population Health, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:81. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Interpretation of differential item functioning analyses using external review
    Neil W Scott
    Section of Population Health, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 10:253-8. 2010
  5. doi request reprint The practical impact of differential item functioning analyses in a health-related quality of life instrument
    Neil W Scott
    Section of Population Health, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    Qual Life Res 18:1125-30. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint The method of minimization for allocation to clinical trials. a review
    Neil W Scott
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Control Clin Trials 23:662-74. 2002
  7. doi request reprint A simulation study provided sample size guidance for differential item functioning (DIF) studies using short scales
    Neil W Scott
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:288-95. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Differential item functioning (DIF) in the EORTC QLQ-C30: a comparison of baseline, on-treatment and off-treatment data
    Neil W Scott
    Section of Population Health, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    Qual Life Res 18:381-8. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Seasonal symptoms in bipolar and primary care patients
    Helen Simonsen
    Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen, UK
    J Affect Disord 132:200-8. 2011
  10. doi request reprint The relationship between overall quality of life and its subdimensions was influenced by culture: analysis of an international database
    Neil W Scott
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:788-95. 2008

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. doi request reprint An evaluation of the response category translations of the EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire
    Neil W Scott
    Medical Statistics Team, Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    Qual Life Res 22:1483-90. 2013
    ..Twenty-eight of the 30 items in the questionnaire have the same four response categories: "Not at all", "A little", "Quite a bit" and "Very Much"...
  2. pmc Key health promotion factors among male members of staff at a higher educational institution: a cross-sectional postal survey
    Alena Vasianovich
    Department of Public Health, Polwarth Building, Medical School, Foresterhill, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:58. 2008
    ..In addition, men were asked whether they regarded their health-related behaviours as a concern. This article highlights smoking, consumption of alcohol and physical activity as most common men's health-related lifestyle behaviours...
  3. pmc Differential item functioning (DIF) analyses of health-related quality of life instruments using logistic regression
    Neil W Scott
    Section of Population Health, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:81. 2010
    ..This article reviews issues that arise when testing for DIF in HRQoL instruments. We focus on logistic regression methods, which are often used because of their efficiency, simplicity and ease of application...
  4. doi request reprint Interpretation of differential item functioning analyses using external review
    Neil W Scott
    Section of Population Health, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 10:253-8. 2010
    ..A case study using blinded bilingual reviewers alongside translation DIF analyses of a health-related quality of life instrument is described. Future researchers should consider conducting external item reviews alongside DIF analyses...
  5. doi request reprint The practical impact of differential item functioning analyses in a health-related quality of life instrument
    Neil W Scott
    Section of Population Health, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    Qual Life Res 18:1125-30. 2009
    ..There is, however, a lack of consensus as to how to assess the practical impact of statistically significant DIF results...
  6. ncbi request reprint The method of minimization for allocation to clinical trials. a review
    Neil W Scott
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Control Clin Trials 23:662-74. 2002
    ..From the evidence presented in this review, we believe minimization to be a highly effective allocation method and recommend its wider adoption in the conduct of randomized controlled trials...
  7. doi request reprint A simulation study provided sample size guidance for differential item functioning (DIF) studies using short scales
    Neil W Scott
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:288-95. 2009
    ..Computer simulations were used to explore how various factors including scale length affect analysis of DIF by ordinal logistic regression...
  8. doi request reprint Differential item functioning (DIF) in the EORTC QLQ-C30: a comparison of baseline, on-treatment and off-treatment data
    Neil W Scott
    Section of Population Health, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    Qual Life Res 18:381-8. 2009
    ..We now compare the consistency of these results with similar analyses of on-treatment and off-treatment assessments and explore whether item relationships differ from those at baseline...
  9. doi request reprint Seasonal symptoms in bipolar and primary care patients
    Helen Simonsen
    Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen, UK
    J Affect Disord 132:200-8. 2011
    ..Differences in seasonal symptoms between BAD and appropriate comparison populations have been scrutinised only in small studies...
  10. doi request reprint The relationship between overall quality of life and its subdimensions was influenced by culture: analysis of an international database
    Neil W Scott
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:788-95. 2008
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  11. doi request reprint Arterial stiffness and cumulative inflammatory burden in rheumatoid arthritis: a dose-response relationship independent of established cardiovascular risk factors
    Michael A Crilly
    Section of Population Health, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, Aberdeen University Medical School, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:1606-12. 2009
    ..To quantify the relationship between arterial stiffness and cumulative inflammatory burden in patients with RA...
  12. ncbi request reprint Low back pain: influence of early MR imaging or CT on treatment and outcome--multicenter randomized trial
    Fiona J Gilbert
    Department of Radiology, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, Scotland
    Radiology 231:343-51. 2004
    ..To establish whether early use of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging or computed tomography (CT) influences treatment and outcome of patients with low back pain (LBP) and whether it is cost-effective...
  13. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of alternative methods of surgical repair of inguinal hernia
    Luke Vale
    Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, UK
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 20:192-200. 2004
    ..To assess the relative cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic methods of inguinal hernia repair compared with open flat mesh and open non-mesh repair...
  14. doi request reprint Relationship between arterial stiffness and Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire disability in rheumatoid arthritis patients without overt arterial disease
    Michael A Crilly
    Institute of Applied Health Sciences, Section of Population Health, Aberdeen University Medical School, Aberdeen, Scotland
    J Rheumatol 37:946-52. 2010
    ..To quantify the relationship between Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) disability and arterial stiffness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  15. doi request reprint The seasonality of bipolar affective disorder: comparison with a primary care sample using the Seasonal Pattern Assessment Questionnaire
    Allen J Shand
    Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen, UK
    J Affect Disord 132:289-92. 2011
    ..In contrast with recurrent unipolar depression, relatively little is known about the seasonality of depressive episodes in bipolar affective disorder (BAD)...