Elizabeth Hahn

Summary

Affiliation: Northwestern University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. pmc Predictors of health-related quality of life in patients with colorectal cancer
    Kathleen J Yost
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:66. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Precision of health-related quality-of-life data compared with other clinical measures
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 1001 University Pl, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 82:1244-54. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Comparability of interview- and self-administration of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) in English- and Spanish-speaking ambulatory cancer patients
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education CORE, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Med Care 46:423-31. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Item banks and their potential applications to health status assessment in diverse populations
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University and Center on Outcomes, Research and Education CORE, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Med Care 44:S189-97. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluating linguistic equivalence of patient-reported outcomes in a cancer clinical trial
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    Clin Trials 3:280-90. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Cross-cultural evaluation of health status using item response theory: FACT-B comparisons between Austrian and U.S. patients with breast cancer
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Eval Health Prof 28:233-59. 2005
  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 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
  10. ncbi request reprint The talking touchscreen: a new approach to outcomes assessment in low literacy
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Psychooncology 13:86-95. 2004

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. 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)...
  2. pmc Predictors of health-related quality of life in patients with colorectal cancer
    Kathleen J Yost
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:66. 2008
    ..The objectives of this study were to identify predictors of HRQL in patients with colorectal cancer and interpret the clinical importance of the results...
  3. ncbi request reprint Precision of health-related quality-of-life data compared with other clinical measures
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 1001 University Pl, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 82:1244-54. 2007
    ..We further discuss the necessary requirements for clinicians to adopt formal, routine HRQL assessment into their practices...
  4. doi request reprint Comparability of interview- and self-administration of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) in English- and Spanish-speaking ambulatory cancer patients
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education CORE, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Med Care 46:423-31. 2008
    ..Flexibility is important in choosing methods and modes of questionnaire administration, to accommodate the needs of patients with diverse linguistic, cultural, educational, and functional skills...
  5. ncbi request reprint Item banks and their potential applications to health status assessment in diverse populations
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University and Center on Outcomes, Research and Education CORE, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Med Care 44:S189-97. 2006
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  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluating linguistic equivalence of patient-reported outcomes in a cancer clinical trial
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    Clin Trials 3:280-90. 2006
    ..When HRQL scores differ between cultural/linguistic groups, it is important to determine whether this reflects real group differences, or is the result of systematic measurement variability...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cross-cultural evaluation of health status using item response theory: FACT-B comparisons between Austrian and U.S. patients with breast cancer
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Eval Health Prof 28:233-59. 2005
    ..Determination of clinically significant cross-cultural differences will require additional investigation...
  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 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint The talking touchscreen: a new approach to outcomes assessment in low literacy
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Psychooncology 13:86-95. 2004
    ..Outcomes measurement in low literacy patients may provide new insight into problems previously undetected due to the challenges of completing paper-and-pencil forms...
  11. ncbi request reprint Quality of life assessment for low literacy Latinos: a new multimedia program for self-administration
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, IL 60201, USA
    J Oncol Manag 12:9-12. 2003
    ..Patients found the program easy to use and understand. The "Talking Touchscreen" is a practical, user-friendly method that provides greater opportunities to assess QOL in Spanish-speaking patients with a range of literacy skills...
  12. ncbi request reprint Health outcomes assessment in vulnerable populations: measurement challenges and recommendations
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Institute for Health Services Research and Policy Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84:S35-42. 2003
    ..Recommendations for clinical practice and research are offered specifically to address medically underserved and vulnerable populations...
  13. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in patients with newly diagnosed chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia on imatinib versus interferon alfa plus low-dose cytarabine: results from the IRIS Study
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 1001 University Pl, Ste 100, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:2138-46. 2003
    ..Quality of life (QOL) outcomes in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) were evaluated in an international phase III study...
  14. ncbi request reprint Using multiple anchor- and distribution-based estimates to evaluate clinically meaningful change on the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Biologic Response Modifiers (FACT-BRM) instrument
    Kathleen J Yost
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education CORE, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Value Health 8:117-27. 2005
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  15. doi request reprint Factors affecting enrollment in literacy studies for English- and Spanish-speaking cancer patients
    Hongyan Du
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Stat Med 27:4119-31. 2008
    ..Study participation bias can affect inferences regarding outcomes...
  16. pmc Bilingual health literacy assessment using the Talking Touchscreen/la Pantalla Parlanchina: Development and pilot testing
    Kathleen J Yost
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education CORE, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, IL, United States
    Patient Educ Couns 75:295-301. 2009
    ..The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and pilot testing of a new bilingual computer-based health literacy assessment tool...
  17. ncbi request reprint Quality of life on imatinib
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Semin Hematol 40:31-6. 2003
    ..Imatinib offers clear QoL advantages over IFN as first-line treatment of chronic-phase CML. In addition, patients who crossed over to imatinib reported higher QoL than those who remained on IFN. Semin Hematol 40(suppl 2):31-36...
  18. pmc Measuring participation: the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System experience
    Rita K Bode
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:S60-5. 2010
    ..To describe the lessons learned in the initial development of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System social function item banks...
  19. 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...
  20. pmc The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) developed and tested its first wave of adult self-reported health outcome item banks: 2005-2008
    David Cella
    Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University, 710 North Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:1179-94. 2010
    ..We report results from the first large-scale testing of PROMIS items...
  21. ncbi request reprint The health related quality of life outcomes of English and Spanish speaking persons living with HIV/AIDS from the continental United States and Puerto Rico
    Deepa Rao
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 21:339-46. 2007
    ..Women appear to be particularly vulnerable to adverse quality of life impacts in the physical domains, and ethnic minorities appear vulnerable to adverse impacts in the psychosocial domains...
  22. ncbi request reprint Upstaging of atypical ductal hyperplasia after vacuum-assisted 11-gauge stereotactic core needle biopsy
    David J Winchester
    Department of Surgery, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Ill 60201, USA
    Arch Surg 138:619-22; discussion 622-3. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the correlation of the 11-gauge vacuum-assisted core needle biopsy to open biopsy when a diagnosis of ADH is obtained...
  23. ncbi request reprint Assessment is not enough: a randomized controlled trial of the effects of HRQL assessment on quality of life and satisfaction in oncology clinical practice
    Sarah K Rosenbloom
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Psychooncology 16:1069-79. 2007
    ..It is suggested that positive effects may require supplementing assessment results with specific suggestions for clinical management changes...
  24. 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint Meaningful change in cancer-specific quality of life scores: differences between improvement and worsening
    David Cella
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Qual Life Res 11:207-21. 2002
    ..It has been assumed that improvements and declines of comparable magnitude have the same meaning or value...
  26. ncbi request reprint Phase I/II trial of vinorelbine and divided-dose carboplatin in advanced non-small cell lung cancer
    Gregory A Masters
    Thoracic Oncology Program, Northwestern University Medical School, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Lung Cancer 39:221-6. 2003
    ..Weekly vinorelbine 25 mg/m(2) and divided-dose carboplatin AUC 2.5 is a well tolerated regimen with activity in advanced NSCLC patients. Further evaluation of this regimen in combination with novel targeted biologic therapy is warranted...
  27. ncbi request reprint Application of robust statistical methods for sensitivity analysis of health-related quality of life outcomes
    Jennifer L Beaumont
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education CORE, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 1001 University Place, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Qual Life Res 15:349-56. 2006
    ..However, these techniques are sensitive to the presence of skewed distributions and unequal group variances, which may characterize many HRQL measures...
  28. ncbi request reprint High-risk human papillomavirus detection: a split-sample comparison of hybrid capture and chromogenic in situ hybridization
    Carol L Schiller
    Department of Pathology, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 121:537-45. 2004
    ..58; P = .003). This finding suggests that liquid-based cervicovaginal cytology samples are not homogeneous throughout. Correlative studies with histology and polymerase chain reaction may clarify predictive values for both methods...
  29. ncbi request reprint The impact of converting to an electronic health record on organizational culture and quality improvement
    Cindy J Nowinski
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education CORE, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Int J Med Inform 76:S174-83. 2007
    ..This hypothesis was not supported by 1-year results. However, follow-up data from years two and three may provide different results...
  30. pmc Fertility preservation and adolescent cancer patients: lessons from adult survivors of childhood cancer and their parents
    Carrie L Nieman
    University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
    Cancer Treat Res 138:201-17. 2007
  31. ncbi request reprint Atypical parakeratotic spires and HCII HPV results: correlation in liquid-based cervicovaginal cytology specimens interpreted as ASC-US
    Lena A Kubba
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 35:476-81. 2007
    ..The finding of APKSs alone in CVCSs does not warrant an interpretation of SIL and should be used only in concert with other findings to label a sample as ASC-US...
  32. ncbi request reprint The effects of continuing medical education credits on physician response rates to a mailed questionnaire
    Mary Mcgrae McDermott
    Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, USA
    Health Mark Q 20:27-42. 2003
    ..In conclusion, the opportunity to receive CME credit combined with a small monetary incentive is an effective motivation for physicians participating in a study involving mailed questionnaires...
  33. ncbi request reprint Long-term health-related quality of life, growth, and spiritual well-being after hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation
    Michael A Andrykowski
    Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY 40536 0086, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:599-608. 2005
    ..To examine health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and growth, and spiritual well-being in adult survivors of hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) for a malignant disease...
  34. ncbi request reprint Determinants of quality of life in patients with cancer
    Juan J Dapueto
    Departamento de Psicología Médica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Cancer 103:1072-81. 2005
    ....
  35. pmc Content validity in the PROMIS social-health domain: a qualitative analysis of focus-group data
    Liana D Castel
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, CB 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Qual Life Res 17:737-49. 2008
    ..These data will inform the process of improving health-related quality-of-life measures...
  36. ncbi request reprint Conducting routine fatigue assessments for use in clinical oncology practice: patient and provider perspectives
    Kimberly M Davis
    Department of Oncology, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Support Care Cancer 16:379-86. 2008
    ..The present study measured patient and provider perceptions of the feasibility and acceptability of conducting computerized fatigue assessments during routine follow-up outpatient clinic visits...
  37. ncbi request reprint A randomized phase II trial using two different treatment schedules of gemcitabine and carboplatin in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer
    Gregory A Masters
    Helen Graham Cancer Center, Newark, Delaware 19713, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 1:19-24. 2006
    ..Twenty-eight- and 21-day regimens without day-15 administration of gemcitabine are common; however, it remains unclear which offers the optimal therapeutic index...
  38. ncbi request reprint Late effects of cancer and hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation on spouses or partners compared with survivors and survivor-matched controls
    Michelle M Bishop
    Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610 0277, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:1403-11. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the health-related quality of life and post-traumatic growth (PTG) of spouses/partners compared with survivors and controls and to identify factors associated with those outcomes...

Research Grants4

  1. Refining and Standardizing Health Literacy Assessment
    Elizabeth Hahn; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  2. Refining and Standardizing Health Literacy Assessment
    Elizabeth Hahn; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  3. Refining and Standardizing Health Literacy Assessment
    Elizabeth Hahn; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  4. Implementing a low-literacy, multimedia IT system to enhance patient-centered can
    Elizabeth Hahn; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..It can also be adapted for other health conditions. This novel multimedia IT system may be especially helpful in addressing disparities in cancer care for vulnerable populations. ..