Albert W Wu

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Responsiveness of the MOS-HIV and EQ-5D in HIV-infected adults receiving antiretroviral therapies
    Albert W Wu
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 11:42. 2013
  2. pmc Comparative effectiveness studies to improve clinical outcomes in end stage renal disease: the DEcIDE patient outcomes in end stage renal disease study
    L Ebony Boulware
    Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 2024 E, Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMC Nephrol 13:167. 2012
  3. pmc Measure once, cut twice--adding patient-reported outcome measures to the electronic health record for comparative effectiveness research
    Albert W Wu
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:S12-20. 2013
  4. pmc Impact of chronic Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) on health-related quality of life: a conceptual model starting with the patient perspective
    Susan D Mathias
    Health Outcomes Solutions, P, O, Box 2343 Winter Park, Florida 32790, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:13. 2008
  5. pmc Fatness and fitness: how do they influence health-related quality of life in type 2 diabetes mellitus?
    Wendy L Bennett
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:110. 2008
  6. pmc Evaluating the reliability, validity and minimally important difference of the Taiwanese version of the diabetes quality of life (DQOL) measurement
    I Chan Huang
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:87. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Changes in quality of life during hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis treatment: generic and disease specific measures
    Albert W Wu
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 15:743-53. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Validity and responsiveness of the euroqol as a measure of health-related quality of life in people enrolled in an AIDS clinical trial
    A W Wu
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205 2690, USA
    Qual Life Res 11:273-82. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint ICU incident reporting systems
    Albert W Wu
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Crit Care 17:86-94. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Adherence to antiretroviral therapy: where are we, and where do we go from here?
    Albert W Wu
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 31:S95-7. 2002

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Publications127 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Responsiveness of the MOS-HIV and EQ-5D in HIV-infected adults receiving antiretroviral therapies
    Albert W Wu
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 11:42. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc Comparative effectiveness studies to improve clinical outcomes in end stage renal disease: the DEcIDE patient outcomes in end stage renal disease study
    L Ebony Boulware
    Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 2024 E, Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMC Nephrol 13:167. 2012
    ..Evidence is lacking to inform providers' and patients' decisions about many common treatment strategies for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD)...
  3. pmc Measure once, cut twice--adding patient-reported outcome measures to the electronic health record for comparative effectiveness research
    Albert W Wu
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:S12-20. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Impact of chronic Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) on health-related quality of life: a conceptual model starting with the patient perspective
    Susan D Mathias
    Health Outcomes Solutions, P, O, Box 2343 Winter Park, Florida 32790, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:13. 2008
    ..The aim of this research is to develop a conceptual model to describe the impact of ITP and its treatment on patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...
  5. pmc Fatness and fitness: how do they influence health-related quality of life in type 2 diabetes mellitus?
    Wendy L Bennett
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:110. 2008
    ..We examined whether adiposity and fitness explain the decrease in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  6. pmc Evaluating the reliability, validity and minimally important difference of the Taiwanese version of the diabetes quality of life (DQOL) measurement
    I Chan Huang
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:87. 2008
    ..We tested psychometric properties of a Diabetes Quality of Life (DQOL) in Chinese language for diabetes patients in Taiwan and estimated its minimally important differences (MIDs)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Changes in quality of life during hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis treatment: generic and disease specific measures
    Albert W Wu
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 15:743-53. 2004
    ..In advising patients about modality choices, trade-offs should be discussed and individual preferences for specific aspects of HRQOL should be elicited...
  8. ncbi request reprint Validity and responsiveness of the euroqol as a measure of health-related quality of life in people enrolled in an AIDS clinical trial
    A W Wu
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205 2690, USA
    Qual Life Res 11:273-82. 2002
    ..We examined the reliability and validity of the EuroQol (EQ-SD) and MOS-HIV and their responsiveness to HIV-related clinical events...
  9. ncbi request reprint ICU incident reporting systems
    Albert W Wu
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Crit Care 17:86-94. 2002
    ..A demonstration and evaluation of the system is underway, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Re-search and Quality...
  10. ncbi request reprint Adherence to antiretroviral therapy: where are we, and where do we go from here?
    Albert W Wu
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 31:S95-7. 2002
  11. ncbi request reprint Estimates of future physical functioning by seriously ill hospitalized patients, their families, and their physicians
    Albert W Wu
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:230-7. 2002
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Measuring validity of self-reported symptoms among people with HIV
    A W Wu
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205 1901, USA
    AIDS Care 16:876-81. 2004
    ..However, the differences among the three methods were not statistically significant. We conclude that no single method is superior to the others...
  13. doi request reprint Effectiveness and efficiency of root cause analysis in medicine
    Albert W Wu
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    JAMA 299:685-7. 2008
  14. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of the impact of a programmable medication reminder device on quality of life in patients with AIDS
    Albert W Wu
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 20:773-81. 2006
    ..These differences persisted after controlling for demographics, baseline CD4, and adherence. DMAS was associated with improved adherence but decreased QOL...
  15. ncbi request reprint Creating a crosswalk to estimate AIDS Clinical Trials Group quality of life scores in a nationally representative sample of persons in care for HIV in the United States
    Albert W Wu
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205 1901, USA
    HIV Clin Trials 6:147-57. 2005
    ..Optimizing health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an increasingly important goal in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Interpretation of HRQOL scores in clinical trials is enhanced by comparative data...
  16. pmc Disclosing medical errors to patients: it's not what you say, it's what they hear
    Albert W Wu
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 N Broadway, Room 653, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:1012-7. 2009
    ..There is consensus that patients should be told if they are injured by medical care. However, there is little information on how they react to different methods of disclosure...
  17. ncbi request reprint Quality of care and outcomes of adults with asthma treated by specialists and generalists in managed care
    A W Wu
    Health Services Research and Development Center, The Johns Hopkins University, 624 N Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205 1901, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:2554-60. 2001
    ..We examined the relationship of physician specialty to treatment and outcomes of patients with asthma in managed care plans...
  18. ncbi request reprint Predicting functional status outcomes in hospitalized patients aged 80 years and older
    A W Wu
    Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 48:S6-15. 2000
    ..To develop a model estimating the probability of a patient aged 80 years or older having functional limitations 2 months and 12 months after being hospitalized...
  19. doi request reprint Adding the patient perspective to comparative effectiveness research
    Albert W Wu
    Health Policyand Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1863-71. 2010
    ..Strategies and incentives to link patient-reported outcomes to data from conventional sources--including clinical research, electronic health records, and administrative data--will accelerate the development of useful evidence...
  20. ncbi request reprint Application of random effects models and other methods to the analysis of multidimensional quality of life data in an AIDS clinical trial
    A W Wu
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Med Care 37:249-58. 1999
    ..Current analytic methods applied to multidimensional health-related quality of life (HRQOL) data do not borrow strength across analyses and do not produce summary estimates of effect...
  21. doi request reprint Concordance of cancer patients' function, symptoms, and supportive care needs
    Claire F Snyder
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 624 N Broadway, Room 657, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:991-8. 2009
    ..Although patients' function, symptoms, and supportive care needs are obviously related, a better understanding of these relationships could improve patient management...
  22. ncbi request reprint A system factors analysis of airway events from the Intensive Care Unit Safety Reporting System (ICUSRS)
    Dale M Needham
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:2227-33. 2004
    ..To evaluate the contributing and limiting factors for airway events reported in the Intensive Care Unit Safety Reporting System (ICUSRS) developed in partnership with the Society of Critical Care Medicine...
  23. pmc Critical pathway effectiveness: assessing the impact of patient, hospital care, and pathway characteristics using qualitative comparative analysis
    Sydney M Dy
    Maryland Community Hospice, Room 609, 624N Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:499-516. 2005
    ..To qualitatively describe patient, hospital care, and critical pathway characteristics that may be associated with pathway effectiveness in reducing length of stay...
  24. ncbi request reprint A system factors analysis of "line, tube, and drain" incidents in the intensive care unit
    Dale M Needham
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 33:1701-7. 2005
    ..To analyze the system factors related to "line, tube, and drain" (LTD) incidents in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Toward learning from patient safety reporting systems
    Peter J Pronovost
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Quality and Safety Research Group, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    J Crit Care 21:305-15. 2006
    ..To evaluate the frequency and type of factors involved in incidents reported to a patient safety reporting system and answer specific questions to enhance the value of PSRS data to improve patient safety...
  26. ncbi request reprint Is risk-adjustor selection more important than statistical approach for provider profiling? Asthma as an example
    I Chan Huang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205 1901, USA
    Med Decis Making 25:20-34. 2005
    ..To examine how the selections of different risk adjustors and statistical approaches affect the profiles of physician groups on patient satisfaction...
  27. doi request reprint Medication utilization and annual health care costs in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus before and after bariatric surgery
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Arch Surg 145:726-31. 2010
    ..To examine the relationship of bariatric surgery with the use of diabetes medications and with total health care costs in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  28. doi request reprint Needs assessments can identify scores on HRQOL questionnaires that represent problems for patients: an illustration with the Supportive Care Needs Survey and the QLQ-C30
    Claire F Snyder
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 624 N Broadway, Room 657, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Qual Life Res 19:837-45. 2010
    ..We explored using needs assessments to identify HRQOL scores associated with patient-reported unmet needs...
  29. doi request reprint A framework for assessing quality indicators for cancer care at the end of life
    Hsien Seow
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:903-12. 2009
    ..By using this conceptual framework, indicator developers, researchers, and policymakers can refine and implement indicator sets to effectively evaluate and improve care at the end of life...
  30. pmc Are physician estimates of asthma severity less accurate in black than in white patients?
    Sande O Okelo
    Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, 200 N Wolfe Street, Suite 3025, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:976-81. 2007
    ..Appropriate care requires accurate physician estimates of severity. It is unknown if accuracy of physician estimates differs between black and white patients, and how this relates to asthma care disparities...
  31. pmc Symptoms, supportive care needs, and function in cancer patients: how are they related?
    Claire F Snyder
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Qual Life Res 17:665-77. 2008
    ..To explore the associations among symptoms, supportive care needs, and function...
  32. doi request reprint Differential association of race with treatment and outcomes in Medicare patients undergoing diverticulitis surgery
    Eric B Schneider
    Center for Surgical Trials and Outcomes Research, Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 600 N Wolfe St, Harvey Ste 611, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arch Surg 146:1272-6. 2011
    ..Observed racial disparities in diverticulitis surgery have been attributed to differences in health insurance status and medical comorbidity...
  33. doi request reprint Reducing health care hazards: lessons from the commercial aviation safety team
    Peter J Pronovost
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w479-89. 2009
    ..We propose a similar partnership in the health care community to coordinate national efforts and move patient safety and quality forward...
  34. ncbi request reprint Emotional quality-of-life and outcomes in adolescents with asthma
    Sande O Okelo
    Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Pediatr 145:523-9. 2004
    ..Examine the association between emotional quality-of-life (QOL) and asthma morbidity in adolescents with asthma...
  35. ncbi request reprint Gaps in asthma care of the oldest adults
    Linda L Wolfenden
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:877-83. 2002
    ..To assess the adequacy of asthma care reported by a group of older adults who were subsequently hospitalized for their asthma...
  36. ncbi request reprint Relationship of physician estimate of underlying asthma severity to asthma outcomes
    Gregory B Diette
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 93:546-52. 2004
    ..Implementation of national guidelines for the treatment of asthma requires physician estimates of patients' underlying asthma severity. Asthma severity is commonly assigned based on respiratory symptoms...
  37. ncbi request reprint Relation between level or change of hemoglobin and generic and disease-specific quality of life measures in hemodialysis
    Laura C Plantinga
    Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Qual Life Res 16:755-65. 2007
    ..We sought to examine the relation between meeting or exceeding the current minimum guideline for hemoglobin (11 g/dl) in dialysis patients and generic and disease-specific QOL scores at 1 year...
  38. ncbi request reprint A programmable prompting device improves adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected subjects with memory impairment
    Adriana S A Andrade
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:875-82. 2005
    ..Virological and immunological responses were not related to DMAS use in memory-impaired subjects.Conclusion. The DMAS prompting device improved adherence for memory-impaired subjects but not for memory-intact subjects...
  39. pmc Application of a propensity score approach for risk adjustment in profiling multiple physician groups on asthma care
    I Chan Huang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205 1901, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:253-78. 2005
    ..To develop a propensity score-based risk adjustment method to estimate the performance of 20 physician groups and to compare performance rankings using our method to a standard hierarchical regression-based risk adjustment method...
  40. ncbi request reprint Chronic medical illness, depression, and use of acute medical services among Medicare beneficiaries
    Seth Himelhoch
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Med Care 42:512-21. 2004
    ..This study assessed the relation of comorbid depressive syndrome with utilization of emergency department services and preventable inpatient hospitalizations among elderly individuals with chronic medical conditions...
  41. ncbi request reprint The impact of anemia on energy and physical functioning in individuals with AIDS
    Richard D Semba
    Department of Ophthalmology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:2229-36. 2005
    ..To our knowledge, the relationship between changes in hemoglobin level and energy and physical functioning in the anemic and "normal" ranges of hemoglobin among individuals with AIDS has not been well characterized...
  42. ncbi request reprint The relationship between a dementia diagnosis, chronic illness, medicare expenditures, and hospital use
    Julie P W Bynum
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, School of Medicine Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:187-94. 2004
    ..To determine whether dementia increases medical expenditures, the probability of hospitalization, and potentially preventable hospitalization, controlling for variables including age and comorbidity...
  43. pmc A multicenter study of internal medicine residents' perceptions of training, competence, and performance in outpatient HIV care
    Karran A Phillips
    National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 24:159-64. 2010
    ..Current residency training in HIV care remains largely inpatient-based and residents frequently rate HIV outpatient training as inadequate...
  44. doi request reprint Developing quality indicators for cancer end-of-life care: proceedings from a national symposium
    Hsien Seow
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Cancer 115:3820-9. 2009
    ..Measuring the quality of end-of-life cancer care is essential to understanding how best to improve patient outcomes and care...
  45. doi request reprint ReCASTing the RCA: an improved model for performing root cause analyses
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Med Qual 25:186-91. 2010
    ..Teams that evaluate intervention effectiveness are independent of those that implement the intervention. This framework seeks to improve the RCA process and provide further insights into advancing patient safety...
  46. doi request reprint Can patient-reported outcome measures identify cancer patients' most bothersome issues?
    Claire F Snyder
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Clin Oncol 29:1216-20. 2011
    ..We evaluated whether PROs can identify patients' most bothersome quality-of-life issues and compared approaches for interpreting PRO scores...
  47. ncbi request reprint Asking the right questions: investigating needs assessments and health-related quality-of-life questionnaires for use in oncology clinical practice
    Claire F Snyder
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 624 N Broadway, 6th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Support Care Cancer 15:1075-85. 2007
    ..We investigated the item content from two health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) questionnaires and two needs assessments for this purpose...
  48. doi request reprint Congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease predict poor surgical outcomes in older adults undergoing elective diverticulitis surgery
    Amy J Sheer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 54:1430-7. 2011
    ..Diverticulitis is a common medical condition that disproportionately affects older adults. The ideal management of recurrent diverticulitis, including the role of prophylactic colectomy, remains uncertain...
  49. ncbi request reprint Predicting patient-reported asthma outcomes for adults in managed care
    Robin A Yurk
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:321-8. 2004
    ..To develop and evaluate a set of questionnaire-based screening tools to identify risk for 1-year adverse outcomes in adults with moderate to severe asthma...
  50. pmc Creating the web-based intensive care unit safety reporting system
    Christine G Holzmueller
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 N Wolfe Street, Meyer 291, Baltimore, MD 21287 7294, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 12:130-9. 2005
    ..Qualitative and quantitative data are reported back to the ICU site study teams and frontline staff through monthly reports, case discussions, and a quarterly newsletter...
  51. doi request reprint Risk of complications after bariatric surgery among individuals with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Kimberley E Steele
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 8:305-30. 2012
    ..However, before bariatric surgery can be recommended for the treatment of diabetes, its safety in the diabetic population must be known. We assessed the odds of complications after bariatric surgery in patients with and without diabetes...
  52. ncbi request reprint The Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire (ATAQ) for children and adolescents
    Elizabeth A Skinner
    Departments of Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Dis Manag 7:305-13. 2004
    ..Other ATAQ components showed similar associations. ATAQ appears to have satisfactory measurement properties and is ready for use to identify patients who might benefit from further disease management efforts or medical attention...
  53. pmc Impact of bariatric surgery on health care utilization and costs among patients with diabetes
    Sara N Bleich
    Department of Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Med Care 50:58-65. 2012
    ..The effect of bariatric surgery on health care utilization and costs among individuals with type 2 diabetes remains unclear...
  54. ncbi request reprint Variations of physician group profiling indicators for asthma care
    I Chan Huang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205 1901, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:38-44. 2005
    ..To determine how much of the variation in physician group profiling for asthma care can be attributed to physician groups and how reliable those profiling indicators are...
  55. doi request reprint Reduced incidence of gestational diabetes with bariatric surgery
    Anne E Burke
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:169-75. 2010
    ..Our objective was to determine the association of bariatric surgery with the incidence of GDM and related complications...
  56. doi request reprint Older patients with diverticulitis have low recurrence rates and rarely need surgery
    Anne O Lidor
    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Surgery 150:146-53. 2011
    ..In a cohort of older patients with newly diagnosed diverticulitis, we aimed to describe diverticulitis recurrence and need for an operation based on patient age and site of initial care...
  57. ncbi request reprint Comorbid illnesses and health care utilization among Medicare beneficiaries with lung cancer
    Sydney M Dy
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 59:218-25. 2006
    ..Accounting for these two comorbid illnesses is important in evaluating health care utilization in this population...
  58. ncbi request reprint Noncardiac comorbidity increases preventable hospitalizations and mortality among Medicare beneficiaries with chronic heart failure
    Joel B Braunstein
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 42:1226-33. 2003
    ..We studied the impact of noncardiac comorbidity on potentially preventable hospitalizations and mortality in elderly patients with chronic heart failure (CHF)...
  59. ncbi request reprint Do the SF-36 and WHOQOL-BREF measure the same constructs? Evidence from the Taiwan population*
    I Chan Huang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205 1901, USA
    Qual Life Res 15:15-24. 2006
    ..The SF-36 and WHOQOL-BREF are available for international use, but it is not clear if they measure the same constructs. We compared the psychometric properties and factor structures of these two instruments...
  60. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress and physical pain appear to have no short-term adverse impact on plasma HIV-1 RNA levels in patients on successful HAART
    Richard E Nettles
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 08543, USA
    HIV Clin Trials 6:262-71. 2005
    ..However, the short-term effect of psychological and physical distress on HIV-1 RNA levels in patients on successful HAART has not been well studied...
  61. pmc Parent perspectives of health related quality of life for adolescents with bladder exstrophy-epispadias as measured by the child health questionnaire-parent form 50
    Jennifer L Dodson
    Department of Urology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Marburg144, 600 North Wolfe St, Baltimore, Maryland 21287 2101, USA
    J Urol 184:1656-61. 2010
    ..We studied parent reported health related quality of life for adolescents with bladder exstrophy-epispadias using the Child Health Questionnaire-Parent Form 50...
  62. ncbi request reprint Why is it that internists do not follow guidelines for preventing intravascular catheter infections?
    Lewis Rubinson
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:525-33. 2005
    ..This study sought to identify and characterize the obstacles to and potential opportunities for improving adherence...
  63. ncbi request reprint Effect of micronutrients and iron supplementation on hemoglobin, iron status, and plasma hepatitis C and HIV RNA levels in female injection drug users: a controlled clinical trial
    Richard D Semba
    Department of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 45:298-303. 2007
    ..Iron deficiency is common among female injection drug users, but it is unclear whether iron supplementation can reduce anemia and improve iron status without increasing plasma hepatitis C virus (HCV) or HIV RNA levels...
  64. doi request reprint Prompt reduction in use of medications for comorbid conditions after bariatric surgery
    Jodi B Segal
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1830 E Monument St Room 8047, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Obes Surg 19:1646-56. 2009
    ..We explored this by assessing the change in use of medications to treat diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia in the year following surgery...
  65. ncbi request reprint Issues in the design of Internet-based systems for collecting patient-reported outcomes
    James B Jones
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, 624 North Broadway, 6th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21205 1901, USA
    Qual Life Res 16:1407-17. 2007
    ....
  66. pmc Patient-reported outcomes (PROs): putting the patient perspective in patient-centered outcomes research
    Claire F Snyder
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205 1901, USA
    Med Care 51:S73-9. 2013
    ....
  67. pmc Reliability and validity of Thai versions of the MOS-HIV and SF-12 quality of life questionnaires in people living with HIV/AIDS
    Suwat Chariyalertsak
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:15. 2011
    ..Reliability was estimated using Cronbach's alpha, while evidence for validity was tested using known-groups comparison based on CD4 group, symptom distress score, bed days and days of reduced activity in the past three months...
  68. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in a clinical trial of highly active antiretroviral therapy alone or with intravenous or subcutaneous interleukin-2 administration
    Barbara K Martin
    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 40:428-33. 2005
    ..To assess the impact of subcutaneous and intravenous interleukin-2 (IL-2) on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in adults with HIV-1 receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)...
  69. doi request reprint Relevant content for a patient-reported outcomes questionnaire for use in oncology clinical practice: Putting doctors and patients on the same page
    Claire F Snyder
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 624 N Broadway, Room 657, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Qual Life Res 19:1045-55. 2010
    ..To investigate relevant patient-reported outcome (PRO) domains for oncology clinical practice...
  70. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life predicts survival, cytomegalovirus disease, and study retention in clinical trial participants with advanced HIV disease
    Denise L Jacobson
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, 624 North Broadway, Room 633, Baltimore, MD 21205 2690, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:874-9. 2003
    ..The results show the clinical importance of HRQOL and may facilitate interpretation by clinicians...
  71. pmc The role of informatics in promoting patient-centered care
    Claire F Snyder
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Cancer J 17:211-8. 2011
    ..Perhaps the greatest challenge for both patients and providers is identifying information that is high quality and that enhances (and does not impede) their interactions...
  72. ncbi request reprint Using propensity scores subclassification to estimate effects of longitudinal treatments: an example using a new diabetes medication
    Jodi B Segal
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Med Care 45:S149-57. 2007
    ..When using observational data to compare the effectiveness of medications, it is essential to account parsimoniously for patients' longitudinal characteristics that lead to changes in treatments over time...
  73. ncbi request reprint Asthma in older patients: factors associated with hospitalization
    Gregory B Diette
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Room 301, 1830 E Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:1123-32. 2002
    ..Although older adults (> or =65 years) with asthma have higher rates of hospitalization and death from asthma than younger adults, the reasons for this are not known...
  74. ncbi request reprint The effect of cytomegalovirus retinitis on the quality of life of patients with AIDS in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy
    John H Kempen
    Department of Ophthalmology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ophthalmology 110:987-95. 2003
    ..To evaluate the effect of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis on quality of life (QOL) in patients with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)...
  75. ncbi request reprint Preventable hospitalization among elderly Medicare beneficiaries with type 2 diabetes
    Marlene R Niefeld
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:1344-9. 2003
    ..To examine the impact of comorbid conditions on preventable hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries aged > or =65 years with type 2 diabetes...
  76. pmc PatientViewpoint: a website for patient-reported outcomes assessment
    Claire F Snyder
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:793-800. 2009
    ..To develop a prototype website to collect patient-reported outcomes in outpatient clinical oncology and link the data with the electronic medical record (EMR)...
  77. ncbi request reprint Are critical pathways effective for reducing postoperative length of stay?
    Sydney Morss Dy
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Med Care 41:637-48. 2003
    ..Many hospitals use critical pathways to attempt to reduce postoperative length of stay (PLOS) for diverse conditions and procedures...
  78. ncbi request reprint Comparison of quality of care by specialist and generalist physicians as usual source of asthma care for children
    G B Diette
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Pediatrics 108:432-7. 2001
    ..To determine whether care for children was more consistent with national asthma guidelines when a specialist rather than a generalist was the usual source of asthma care...
  79. ncbi request reprint Measuring health related quality of life among women living with HIV
    K A McDonnell
    School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Qual Life Res 9:931-40. 2000
    ..Examination of HRQOL in women with HIV can aid in the comparison of how women and men are affected by HIV and can help health care professionals identify needed services and include possible interventions to promote quality of life...
  80. ncbi request reprint Applications of the Medical Outcomes Study health-related quality of life measures in HIV/AIDS
    A W Wu
    Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Qual Life Res 6:531-54. 1997
    ..However, summary scales that encompass all of the subscales reduce this issue. Selection among MOS measures should be dictated by specific questions, the balance of available time and resources, and practical concerns...
  81. ncbi request reprint Evidence for reliability, validity and usefulness of the Medical Outcomes Study HIV Health Survey (MOS-HIV)
    A W Wu
    Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Qual Life Res 6:481-93. 1997
    ..The interpretation of scores is facilitated by an explanation in terms meaningful to the intended audience. Research is needed to compare the MOS-HIV to other strategies for HRQoL assessment in early HIV disease...
  82. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in tuberculosis: patient and provider perspectives
    Nadia N Hansel
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Qual Life Res 13:639-52. 2004
    ..Despite available curative therapy, TB and its treatment still have significant short and long-term consequences on patients' QOL...
  83. ncbi request reprint Incorporating quality of life measures in HIV clinical trials
    Maria K Lin
    Department of International Health, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    HIV Clin Trials 3:202-18. 2002
    ..We discuss the criteria for selecting and implementing HRQL instruments to optimize the usefulness of HRQL assessments in clinical studies...
  84. ncbi request reprint Treatment patterns among adult patients with asthma: factors associated with overuse of inhaled beta-agonists and underuse of inhaled corticosteroids
    G B Diette
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arch Intern Med 159:2697-704. 1999
    ..Overuse of inhaled beta-agonists and underuse of inhaled corticosteroids by patients with asthma may have adverse consequences. This study was performed to identify factors associated with misuse of these types of asthma medication...
  85. doi request reprint Health related quality of life in adolescents with abnormal bladder function: an assessment using the Child Health and Illness Profile-Adolescent Edition
    Jennifer L Dodson
    Department of Urology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21287 2101, USA
    J Urol 180:1846-51; discussion 1851. 2008
    ..A reliable patient based method is needed to assess the impact of these conditions in children and the interventions used to treat them...
  86. ncbi request reprint Adherence to antiretroviral therapy: an update of current concepts
    Gregory M Lucas
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 1830 E Monument Street, Room 421, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 1:172-80. 2004
    ..Owing to the great benefits of CART even the small to modest gains in adherence that are achievable with adherence programs may prove to be cost effective...
  87. ncbi request reprint Acute decompensation after removing a central line: practical approaches to increasing safety in the intensive care unit
    Peter J Pronovost
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, USA
    Ann Intern Med 140:1025-33. 2004
    ..Such complex systems require careful planning, excellent teamwork and communication, and designed redundancies to recheck for proper care processes. This paper provides a practical framework for improving patient safety...
  88. ncbi request reprint Measuring quality of life among HIV-infected women using a culturally adapted questionnaire in Rakai district, Uganda
    T C Mast
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, MD, Baltimore, USA
    AIDS Care 16:81-94. 2004
    ....
  89. ncbi request reprint Reliability, validity, and responsiveness of general and disease-specific quality of life measures in a clinical trial for cytomegalovirus retinitis
    B K Martin
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Hygiene and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:376-86. 2001
    ..Over time, scale scores were associated with Karnofsky scores and clinical measures of CMV retinitis and vision. General and CMV retinitis-specific quality of life measures appear reliable, valid, and responsive...
  90. ncbi request reprint Developing a health-related quality-of-life measure for end-stage renal disease: The CHOICE Health Experience Questionnaire
    A W Wu
    Departments of Health Policy and Management and Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205-2223, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 37:11-21. 2001
    ....
  91. ncbi request reprint Nocturnal asthma in children affects school attendance, school performance, and parents' work attendance
    G B Diette
    Room 301, 1830 E Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 154:923-8. 2000
    ..To date, however, there have been few studies of the impact of nocturnal awakening from asthma on children with the disease, including problems with daytime functioning...
  92. ncbi request reprint Quality of life among women living with HIV: the importance violence, social support, and self care behaviors
    A C Gielen
    Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Soc Sci Med 52:315-22. 2001
    ..That such potentially modifiable factors as social support and self care behaviors are strongly associated with health-related quality of life suggests a new opportunity to improve the lives of women living with HIV...
  93. ncbi request reprint Quality of life outcomes of saquinavir, zalcitabine and combination saquinavir plus zalcitabine therapy for adults with advanced HIV infection with CD4 counts between 50 and 300 cells/mm3
    D A Revicki
    MEDTAP International Inc, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Antivir Ther 4:35-44. 1999
    ..This double-blind study evaluated zalcitabine or saquinavir monotherapy and combination saquinavir plus zalcitabine therapy on HROL of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected adults...
  94. ncbi request reprint Race and sex differences in consistency of care with national asthma guidelines in managed care organizations
    J A Krishnan
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 5501 Hopkins Bayview Cir, Room 4B 74, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:1660-8. 2001
    ..In the United States, morbidity from asthma disproportionately affects African Americans and women. Although inadequate care contributes to overall asthma morbidity, less is known about differences in asthma care by race and sex...
  95. ncbi request reprint Consistency of care with national guidelines for children with asthma in managed care
    G B Diette
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Pediatr 138:59-64. 2001
    ..A comprehensive approach to improving care may be necessary to address multiple aspects of care where opportunities exist...
  96. ncbi request reprint Ethical and practical aspects of disclosing adverse events in the emergency department
    Samantha L Stokes
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Emerg Med Clin North Am 24:703-14. 2006
    ..This article discusses the importance of disclosure in emergency medicine; the ethical basis for, and barriers to, disclosure; and the key elements of the disclosure process...
  97. doi request reprint Planning and implementing a systems-based patient safety curriculum in medical education
    David A Thompson
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Am J Med Qual 23:271-8. 2008
    ..The findings indicate that this is an effective curriculum development strategy and that systems-based patient safety was effective in changing perceptions of patient harm and the provider's role in patient safety...
  98. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in tuberculosis: a review of the English language literature
    Betty Chang
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Qual Life Res 13:1633-42. 2004
    ..Tuberculosis (TB) studies have concentrated on clinical outcomes; few studies have examined the impact of TB on patients' quality of life (QOL)...
  99. doi request reprint Pediatric safety incidents from an intensive care reporting system
    Julia Lynn Skapik
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Patient Saf 5:95-101. 2009
    ..This study examined the demographic factors, types of events, contributing system factors, and harm associated with incidents that occur in pediatric intensive care units...
  100. ncbi request reprint Building safety into ICU care
    Peter Pronovost
    Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Crit Care 17:78-85. 2002
    ..Then we discuss evidence linking ICU organizational characteristics with patient safety, focusing on how safer systems in ICUs can directly improve patient care...
  101. ncbi request reprint The Surgical Recovery Index
    M A Talamini
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Surg Endosc 18:596-600. 2004
    ..We then tested the ability of the SRI to discriminate between patients undergoing laparoscopic (L) operations and patients undergoing open (O) operations...

Research Grants1

  1. A Website for Outpatient Quality of Life Assessment
    Albert Wu; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The overall impact will be to enhance the comprehensiveness of data available for clinical research. ..