Sofia F Garcia

Summary

Affiliation: Northwestern University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Priority symptoms in advanced breast cancer: development and initial validation of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network-Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast Cancer Symptom Index (NFBSI-16)
    Sofia F Garcia
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Value Health 15:183-90. 2012
  2. pmc Addressing low literacy and health literacy in clinical oncology practice
    Sofia F Garcia
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Support Oncol 8:64-9. 2010
  3. pmc Have a little faith: measuring the impact of illness on positive and negative aspects of faith
    John M Salsman
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Psychooncology 21:1357-61. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Literacy-fair measurement of health-related quality of life will facilitate comparative effectiveness research in Spanish-speaking cancer outpatients
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Med Care 48:S75-82. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint The impact of literacy on health-related quality of life measurement and outcomes in cancer outpatients
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education CORE, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 1001 University Place, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Qual Life Res 16:495-507. 2007
  6. pmc The psychosocial impact of cancer: evidence in support of independent general positive and negative components
    Jin Shei Lai
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, 710 North Lake Shore Drive, 729, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Qual Life Res 21:195-207. 2012
  7. pmc Patient attitudes and preferences regarding literacy screening in ambulatory cancer care clinics
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago
    Patient Relat Outcome Meas 1:19-27. 2010
  8. pmc Measuring social health in the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS): item bank development and testing
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 710 N Lake Shore Dr, Room 725, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Qual Life Res 19:1035-44. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Distress among young adult cancer survivors: a cohort study
    Betina Yanez
    Center for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 N Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA
    Support Care Cancer 21:2403-8. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Standardizing patient-reported outcomes assessment in cancer clinical trials: a patient-reported outcomes measurement information system initiative
    Sofia F Garcia
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Institute for Healthcare Studies, and Department of Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:5106-12. 2007

Detail Information

Publications10

  1. doi request reprint Priority symptoms in advanced breast cancer: development and initial validation of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network-Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast Cancer Symptom Index (NFBSI-16)
    Sofia F Garcia
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Value Health 15:183-90. 2012
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  2. pmc Addressing low literacy and health literacy in clinical oncology practice
    Sofia F Garcia
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Support Oncol 8:64-9. 2010
    ..The paper also includes a list of additional resources that can be used to develop and implement health literacy initiatives in cancer care clinics...
  3. pmc Have a little faith: measuring the impact of illness on positive and negative aspects of faith
    John M Salsman
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Psychooncology 21:1357-61. 2012
    ..Faith items were included within the concept of meaning and spirituality...
  4. doi request reprint Literacy-fair measurement of health-related quality of life will facilitate comparative effectiveness research in Spanish-speaking cancer outpatients
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Med Care 48:S75-82. 2010
    ..Appropriately translated and user-friendly HRQL measures are essential to ensure inclusion of low-literate and non-English-speaking patients in comparative effectiveness research...
  5. ncbi request reprint The impact of literacy on health-related quality of life measurement and outcomes in cancer outpatients
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education CORE, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 1001 University Place, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Qual Life Res 16:495-507. 2007
    ..Research is needed to develop measurement techniques for low literacy populations and to evaluate potential literacy-related measurement bias...
  6. pmc The psychosocial impact of cancer: evidence in support of independent general positive and negative components
    Jin Shei Lai
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, 710 North Lake Shore Drive, 729, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Qual Life Res 21:195-207. 2012
    ..Research is now needed to evaluate the relationship between negative and positive impacts. This paper reports the development and validation of a measurement model capturing positive and negative psychosocial illness impacts...
  7. pmc Patient attitudes and preferences regarding literacy screening in ambulatory cancer care clinics
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago
    Patient Relat Outcome Meas 1:19-27. 2010
    ..To evaluate patient attitudes towards literacy screening, agreement between literacy tests, and associations between literacy, informed consent comprehension, and health-related quality of life (HRQL)...
  8. pmc Measuring social health in the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS): item bank development and testing
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 710 N Lake Shore Dr, Room 725, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Qual Life Res 19:1035-44. 2010
    ..To develop a social health measurement framework, to test items in diverse populations and to develop item response theory (IRT) item banks...
  9. doi request reprint Distress among young adult cancer survivors: a cohort study
    Betina Yanez
    Center for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 N Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA
    Support Care Cancer 21:2403-8. 2013
    ..This study sought to identify the prevalence of, and factors associated with, distress among young adult cancer survivors (ages 18-39)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Standardizing patient-reported outcomes assessment in cancer clinical trials: a patient-reported outcomes measurement information system initiative
    Sofia F Garcia
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Institute for Healthcare Studies, and Department of Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:5106-12. 2007
    ..We also present our work in the fatigue domain, including a short-form measure, as a sample of PROMIS methodology and work to date. Plans for future validation and application of PROMIS measures are discussed...