Alla Sikorskii

Summary

Affiliation: Michigan State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Statistical considerations in the psychometric validation of outcome measures
    Alla Sikorskii
    Department of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University, 619 Red Cedar Road, C423 Wells Hall, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 471:3489-95. 2013
  2. pmc Concordance between patient reports of cancer-related symptoms and medical records documentation
    Alla Sikorskii
    Department of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1317, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 44:362-72. 2012
  3. pmc Methodological issues in trials of complementary and alternative medicine interventions
    Alla Sikorskii
    Department of Statistics and Probability, College of Natural Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA
    Nurs Res 58:444-51. 2009
  4. pmc Response analysis for multiple symptoms revealed differences between arms of a symptom management trial
    Alla Sikorskii
    Michigan State University, Department of Statistics and Probability, College of Natural Science, A423 Wells Halls, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:716-24. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Psychometric assessment of the Adolescent Physical Activity Perceived Benefits and Barriers Scales
    Lorraine B Robbins
    Michigan State University College of Nursing, East Lansing, MI 48824 1317, USA
    J Nurs Meas 16:98-112. 2008
  6. pmc Managing symptoms among patients with breast cancer during chemotherapy: results of a two-arm behavioral trial
    Charles W Given
    Department of Family Practice, Michigan State University, B108 Clinical Center East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:5855-62. 2008
  7. pmc Deconstruction of nurse-delivered patient self-management interventions for symptom management: factors related to delivery enactment and response
    Charles W Given
    Department of Family Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    Ann Behav Med 40:99-113. 2010
  8. pmc Do interference-based cut-points differentiate mild, moderate, and severe levels of 16 cancer-related symptoms over time?
    Sangchoon Jeon
    College of Nursing, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 37:220-32. 2009
  9. pmc Establishing mild, moderate, and severe scores for cancer-related symptoms: how consistent and clinically meaningful are interference-based severity cut-points?
    Barbara Given
    College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 35:126-35. 2008
  10. pmc Differential symptom reporting by mode of administration of the assessment: automated voice response system versus a live telephone interview
    Alla Sikorskii
    Department of Statistics and Probability, College of Natural Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    Med Care 47:866-74. 2009

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Publications41

  1. pmc Statistical considerations in the psychometric validation of outcome measures
    Alla Sikorskii
    Department of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University, 619 Red Cedar Road, C423 Wells Hall, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 471:3489-95. 2013
    ..This will allow optimal application of each outcome instrument with respect to patient characteristics, time and mode of the administration, and modification, as necessary...
  2. pmc Concordance between patient reports of cancer-related symptoms and medical records documentation
    Alla Sikorskii
    Department of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1317, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 44:362-72. 2012
    ..The concordance of patient-reported cancer-related symptoms and clinician reports as documented in the medical records needs to be evaluated...
  3. pmc Methodological issues in trials of complementary and alternative medicine interventions
    Alla Sikorskii
    Department of Statistics and Probability, College of Natural Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA
    Nurs Res 58:444-51. 2009
    ..Information on safety and efficacy of CAM therapies is needed for both patients and healthcare providers. Well-designed randomized clinical trials of CAM therapy interventions can inform both clinical research and practice...
  4. pmc Response analysis for multiple symptoms revealed differences between arms of a symptom management trial
    Alla Sikorskii
    Michigan State University, Department of Statistics and Probability, College of Natural Science, A423 Wells Halls, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:716-24. 2009
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Psychometric assessment of the Adolescent Physical Activity Perceived Benefits and Barriers Scales
    Lorraine B Robbins
    Michigan State University College of Nursing, East Lansing, MI 48824 1317, USA
    J Nurs Meas 16:98-112. 2008
    ..Both instruments were found to be reliable and valid for measuring the perceived benefits of and barriers to physical activity in middle school youth...
  6. pmc Managing symptoms among patients with breast cancer during chemotherapy: results of a two-arm behavioral trial
    Charles W Given
    Department of Family Practice, Michigan State University, B108 Clinical Center East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:5855-62. 2008
    ....
  7. pmc Deconstruction of nurse-delivered patient self-management interventions for symptom management: factors related to delivery enactment and response
    Charles W Given
    Department of Family Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    Ann Behav Med 40:99-113. 2010
    ..Patient and symptom factors were related to enactment strategies. Symptom responses were related to number of strategies tried by patients. Delivery and enactment of strategies were related to both patient and symptom characteristics...
  8. pmc Do interference-based cut-points differentiate mild, moderate, and severe levels of 16 cancer-related symptoms over time?
    Sangchoon Jeon
    College of Nursing, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 37:220-32. 2009
    ..Differences among interference-based severity categories were consistent over time and clinically important, and thus can be used to anchor changes in symptom severity...
  9. pmc Establishing mild, moderate, and severe scores for cancer-related symptoms: how consistent and clinically meaningful are interference-based severity cut-points?
    Barbara Given
    College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 35:126-35. 2008
    ..The resulting cut-points summarize severity ratings into clinically significant and useful categories that clinicians can use to assess symptoms in their practices...
  10. pmc Differential symptom reporting by mode of administration of the assessment: automated voice response system versus a live telephone interview
    Alla Sikorskii
    Department of Statistics and Probability, College of Natural Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    Med Care 47:866-74. 2009
    ..Automated voice response (AVR) systems have been used to collect patient-reported outcome data. Mode of administration of the assessment may affect patient reporting...
  11. pmc Symptom management for cancer patients: a trial comparing two multimodal interventions
    Alla Sikorskii
    College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:253-64. 2007
    ..The NASM may be more effective than ATSM in retaining lung cancer patients in the intervention. Further testing of ATSM supplemented by NASM for patients with severe symptoms is warranted...
  12. doi request reprint Do older adults with cancer fall more often? A comparative analysis of falls in those with and without cancer
    Sandra L Spoelstra
    College of Nursing, Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 40:E69-78. 2013
    ..To examine whether a history of cancer increased the likelihood of a fall in community-dwelling older adults, and if cancer type, stage, or time since diagnosis increased falls...
  13. pmc Health-related quality-of-life outcomes: a reflexology trial with patients with advanced-stage breast cancer
    Gwen Wyatt
    College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 39:568-77. 2012
    ..To evaluate the safety and efficacy of reflexology, a complementary therapy that applies pressure to specific areas of the feet...
  14. doi request reprint Mid-pregnancy levels of angiogenic markers as indicators of pathways to preterm delivery
    Renée S Mijal
    Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 25:1135-41. 2012
    ..To determine whether mid-pregnancy levels of angiogenic markers were associated with increased risk of preterm delivery (PTD)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in depressive symptoms and their correlates after mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury
    Esther Bay
    College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    J Neurosci Nurs 41:298-309; quiz 310-1. 2009
    ..Future research is needed to describe hormonal, perceptual, or brain structure differences that may account for these findings. Findings from such research will most likely to contribute to our understanding of postconcussion syndrome...
  16. pmc Intervention fidelity: aspects of complementary and alternative medicine research
    Gwen Wyatt
    College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Cancer Nurs 33:331-42. 2010
    ..Using our reflexology trial, we apply the first 3 points...
  17. doi request reprint Complementary and alternative medicine use, spending, and quality of life in early stage breast cancer
    Gwen Wyatt
    College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Nurs Res 59:58-66. 2010
    ..Up to 80% of women with breast cancer use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies to improve quality of life (QOL) during treatment...
  18. doi request reprint An intervention to improve adherence and management of symptoms for patients prescribed oral chemotherapy agents: an exploratory study
    Sandra L Spoelstra
    College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Cancer Nurs 36:18-28. 2013
    ..Use of oral chemotherapy agents to treat cancer has increased. Patients are responsible for adhering to complex regimens while managing symptoms from adverse effects of the chemotherapy...
  19. pmc C-reactive protein and preterm delivery: clues from placental findings and maternal weight
    Bertha L Bullen
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Reprod Sci 20:715-22. 2013
    ..We propose that this remaining association in overweight/obese women suggests that CRP may mark an obesity/inflammation PTD pathway that is distinct from the pathway indicated by HCA...
  20. pmc Early participant attrition from clinical trials: role of trial design and logistics
    Azfar E Alam Siddiqi
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Clin Trials 5:328-35. 2008
    ..Early identification of potential causes of attrition can help reduce patient attrition. We performed secondary analyses of two trials involving cancer patients...
  21. ncbi request reprint Testing the effects of treatment complications on a cognitive-behavioral intervention for reducing symptom severity
    Alla Sikorskii
    College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 32:129-39. 2006
    ..This research begins to specify the clinical conditions under which CBIs are effective in lowering symptom severity...
  22. ncbi request reprint Development and initial validation of a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) knowledge instrument
    Gwen Wyatt
    College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Nurs Meas 21:55-63. 2013
    ..Many patients with cancer use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies without essential knowledge to inform their decisions. A CAM knowledge instrument was developed and tested for initial validation...
  23. pmc Costs of novel symptom management interventions and their impact on hospitalizations
    Charles William Given
    Department of Family Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:663-72. 2010
    ..Although promising, the links between reductions in severity of symptoms and fewer hospitalizations remain difficult to isolate...
  24. ncbi request reprint Self-reported use of complementary and alternative medicine therapies in a reflexology randomized clinical trial
    Gwen Wyatt
    College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 19:31-7. 2013
    ..According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), about one-third of American cancer patients have used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effect of neutropenia on the impact of a cognitive-behavioral intervention for symptom management
    Barbara A Given
    College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Cancer 104:869-78. 2005
    ..To address this issue, the moderating effect of neutropenia on the impact of a CBI for reducing symptom severity was evaluated among patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy...
  26. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of a reflexology and guided imagery intervention during chemotherapy: results of a quasi-experimental study
    Gwen Wyatt
    The College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 34:635-42. 2007
    ..To evaluate patient characteristics to predict selection and maintenance of a complementary therapy and the feasibility of a randomized clinical trial (RCT) of complementary therapies...
  27. ncbi request reprint The impact of providing symptom management assistance on caregiver reaction: results of a randomized trial
    Barbara Given
    Michigan State University, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 32:433-43. 2006
    ..This research offers a model for evaluating trials directed toward both members of a dyad...
  28. pmc Late-preterm birth by delivery circumstance and its association with parent-reported attention problems in childhood
    Nicole M Talge
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University, 909 Fee Road, Room B601, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 33:405-15. 2012
    ..The authors investigated the contributions of clinical circumstances surrounding delivery using follow-up data from the Pregnancy Outcomes and Community Health (POUCH) Study...
  29. pmc Life stressors and 5-HTTLPR interaction in relation to midpregnancy depressive symptoms among African-American women
    Jeanette M Scheid
    Departments of Psychiatry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
    Psychiatr Genet 21:271-80. 2011
    ..Here, we focus on African-American women (N=698). Our inquiry is motivated by racial differences in depression diagnosis/treatment, stressors, and frequency of major 5-HTTLPR alleles (S, LA, LG)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Symptom clusters and physical function for patients receiving chemotherapy
    Barbara A Given
    College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Semin Oncol Nurs 23:121-6. 2007
    ..To examine the literature on symptom clusters and the impact of co-occurring symptoms on the physical function of patients with cancer during treatment...
  31. doi request reprint Functional status, chronic stress, and cortisol response after mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury
    Esther Bay
    College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    Biol Res Nurs 10:213-25. 2009
    ..Longitudinal study of this phenomenon is required to understand the progression of chronic stress after traumatic brain injury...
  32. doi request reprint Mid-pregnancy maternal leptin levels, birthweight for gestational age and preterm delivery
    Monal R Shroff
    Michigan Public Health Institute, Okemos, MI, USA
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 78:607-13. 2013
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Interventions for providers to promote a patient-centred approach in clinical consultations
    Francesca Dwamena
    Department ofMedicine, Michigan StateUniversityCollege ofHumanMedicine, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 12:CD003267. 2012
    ..However, the impact of these interventions directly on clinical encounters and indirectly on patient satisfaction, healthcare behaviour and health status has not been adequately evaluated...
  34. pmc Cancer Carepartners: Improving patients' symptom management by engaging informal caregivers
    Maria J Silveira
    Center for Clinical Management Research, Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    BMC Palliat Care 10:21. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  35. pmc Recruitment and early retention of women with advanced breast cancer in a complementary and alternative medicine trial
    Alla Sikorskii
    Department of Statistics and Probability, College of Natural Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011:734517. 2011
    ..Specialized techniques may be needed to ensure black women remain in the trial once consented. Women with advanced disease were likely to enter and remain in the trial despite deterioration in health...
  36. doi request reprint Gender comparisons of perceived benefits of and barriers to physical activity in middle school youth
    Lorraine B Robbins
    Michigan State University College of Nursing, 422A West Fee Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Res Nurs Health 32:163-76. 2009
    ..As boys and girls reported relatively similar benefits of and barriers to PA, nurse counseling with both groups can focus on the same information. Effort is particularly needed to increase PA among girls...
  37. pmc Reliability and construct validity of the Participation in Life Activities Scale for children and adolescents with asthma: an instrument evaluation study
    Eileen K Kintner
    Michigan State University College of Nursing, East Lansing, MI, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:43. 2008
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  38. pmc "Concordance between comorbidity data from patient self-report interviews and medical record documentation"
    William Corser
    College of Nursing, Michigan State University, B500A West Fee Hall, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:85. 2008
    ..The purpose of these prospectively planned analyses was to examine the concordance of comorbidity data obtained from patient self-report survey interviews and hospital medical record documentation...
  39. pmc Midpregnancy levels of angiogenic markers in relation to maternal characteristics
    Renée S Mijal
    Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 204:244.e1-12. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe relations among maternal demographic and lifestyle characteristics and midpregnancy levels of angiogenic markers (soluble Fms-like tyrosine kinase-1, placental growth factor, soluble endoglin)...
  40. doi request reprint Blood perfusion and transcutaneous oxygen level characterizations in human skin with changes in normal and shear loads--implications for pressure ulcer formation
    Abinand Anbazhagan Manorama
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 25:823-8. 2010
    ..The goal of this research was to study alterations of transcutaneous oxygen levels and blood perfusion in human skin when both normal and shear loads were applied...
  41. ncbi request reprint Team science of nursing, engineering, statistics, and practitioner in the development of a robotic reflexology device
    Gwen Wyatt
    Gwen Wyatt College of Nursing Alla Sikorskii Department of Statistics and Probability and Tamara Reid Bush and Ranjan Mukherjee Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
    J Soc Integr Oncol 8:14-9. 2010
    ....