Jin Shei Lai

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Affiliation: Northwestern University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint An item bank was created to improve the measurement of cancer-related fatigue
    Jin Shei Lai
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 1001 University Place, 100, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:190-7. 2005
  2. pmc A brief assessment of physical functioning for prostate cancer patients
    Jin Shei Lai
    Department of Medical Social Sciences
    Patient Relat Outcome Meas 1:51-6. 2010
  3. pmc Parent-reported cognition of children with cancer and its potential clinical usefulness
    Jin Shei Lai
    Medical Social Sciences and Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, 633 N St Clair, 19 039, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA
    Qual Life Res 23:1049-58. 2014
  4. ncbi request reprint Development of a symptom index for patients with primary brain tumors
    Jin Shei Lai
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA Electronic address
    Value Health 17:62-9. 2014
  5. pmc Development and psychometric properties of the PROMIS(®) pediatric fatigue item banks
    Jin Shei Lai
    Department of Medical Social Sciences and Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 633 St Clair Street, 19 039, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA
    Qual Life Res 22:2417-27. 2013
  6. pmc Development of six PROMIS pediatrics proxy-report item banks
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:22. 2012
  7. pmc Quality-of-life measures in children with neurological conditions: pediatric Neuro-QOL
    Jin Shei Lai
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 26:36-47. 2012
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Using Q-methodology to understand perceived fatigue reported by adolescents with cancer
    Jin Shei Lai
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Psychooncology 16:437-47. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Developing a health-related quality of life instrument for childhood brain tumor survivors
    Jin Shei Lai
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 1001 University Place, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 23:47-57. 2007

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Publications57

  1. ncbi request reprint An item bank was created to improve the measurement of cancer-related fatigue
    Jin Shei Lai
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 1001 University Place, 100, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:190-7. 2005
    ..A working item bank is essential for development of a CAT platform. The present report describes the building of an operational item bank for use in clinical settings with the ultimate goal of improving CRF identification and treatment...
  2. pmc A brief assessment of physical functioning for prostate cancer patients
    Jin Shei Lai
    Department of Medical Social Sciences
    Patient Relat Outcome Meas 1:51-6. 2010
    ..Hence, the BriefPF offers a parsimonious and precise measure of PF for use among men with prostate cancer, and may aid in the timely inclusion of patient-reported outcomes in treatment decision-making...
  3. pmc Parent-reported cognition of children with cancer and its potential clinical usefulness
    Jin Shei Lai
    Medical Social Sciences and Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, 633 N St Clair, 19 039, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA
    Qual Life Res 23:1049-58. 2014
    ..We assessed the potential clinical utility of PCF by comparing parent-reported scores for children with cancer with scores from the general US population...
  4. ncbi request reprint Development of a symptom index for patients with primary brain tumors
    Jin Shei Lai
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA Electronic address
    Value Health 17:62-9. 2014
    ....
  5. pmc Development and psychometric properties of the PROMIS(®) pediatric fatigue item banks
    Jin Shei Lai
    Department of Medical Social Sciences and Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 633 St Clair Street, 19 039, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA
    Qual Life Res 22:2417-27. 2013
    ..This paper reports on the development and psychometric properties of self-reported pediatric fatigue item banks as part of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS)...
  6. pmc Development of six PROMIS pediatrics proxy-report item banks
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:22. 2012
    ....
  7. pmc Quality-of-life measures in children with neurological conditions: pediatric Neuro-QOL
    Jin Shei Lai
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 26:36-47. 2012
    ..A comprehensive, reliable, and valid measurement system is needed to monitor changes in children with neurological conditions who experience lifelong functional limitations...
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint Using Q-methodology to understand perceived fatigue reported by adolescents with cancer
    Jin Shei Lai
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Psychooncology 16:437-47. 2007
    ..Appropriate referral for patients with the latter two descriptors of fatigue was recommended...
  10. ncbi request reprint Developing a health-related quality of life instrument for childhood brain tumor survivors
    Jin Shei Lai
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 1001 University Place, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 23:47-57. 2007
    ..This paper documents the development of the Pediatric Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Childhood Brain Tumor Survivor (PedsFACT-BrS) for use with survivors for at least 1 year posttreatment...
  11. ncbi request reprint Factor analysis techniques for assessing sufficient unidimensionality of cancer related fatigue
    Jin Shei Lai
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University, 1001 University Place, Suite 100, 60201 Evanston, IL, USA corrected
    Qual Life Res 15:1179-90. 2006
    ..We evaluated this question using factor analysis techniques including the theory-driven bi-factor model...
  12. pmc Parent-perceived child cognitive function: results from a sample drawn from the US general population
    Jin Shei Lai
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 710 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 27:285-93. 2011
    ..This paper reports the development and evaluation of a perceived cognitive function (pedsPCF) item bank reported by parents of the pediatric US general population...
  13. pmc Evaluating the dimensionality of perceived cognitive function
    Jin Shei Lai
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Rubloff Bldg, 9th Floor, 750N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 37:982-95. 2009
    ..Scoring of PCF based on these two factors should lead to improved assessment of PCF for people with cancer...
  14. pmc Classical test theory and item response theory/Rasch model to assess differences between patient-reported fatigue using 7-day and 4-week recall periods
    Jin Shei Lai
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:991-7. 2009
    ..This study compared self-reported fatigue between 7-day and 4-week time frames and explored factors that affect patients' responses...
  15. doi request reprint Validation of the functional assessment of chronic illness therapy-fatigue scale in patients with moderately to severely active systemic lupus erythematosus, participating in a clinical trial
    Jin Shei Lai
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Rheumatol 38:672-9. 2011
    ..Fatigue is a common symptom of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Our objective was to validate the 13-item Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT)-Fatigue scale in patients with SLE...
  16. pmc Development of a parent-report cognitive function item bank using item response theory and exploration of its clinical utility in computerized adaptive testing
    Jin Shei Lai
    Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 36:766-79. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study is to report the reliability, validity, and clinical utility of a parent-report perceived cognitive function (pedsPCF) item bank...
  17. ncbi request reprint Item banking to improve, shorten and computerize self-reported fatigue: an illustration of steps to create a core item bank from the FACIT-Fatigue Scale
    Jin Shei Lai
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Qual Life Res 12:485-501. 2003
    ..The resulting item bank can serve as a core to which will be added a psychometrically sound and operational item bank covering the entire fatigue continuum...
  18. ncbi request reprint Measuring fatigue for children with cancer: development and validation of the pediatric Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue (pedsFACIT-F)
    Jin Shei Lai
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education CORE, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 29:471-9. 2007
    ..The pedsFACIT-F was significantly correlated to the PedsQL Multidimensional Fatigue Scale. In conclusion, the pedsFACIT-F demonstrates satisfactory reliability and validity and can be a useful tool in clinical trials and other research...
  19. ncbi request reprint Anorexia/cachexia-related quality of life for children with cancer
    Jin Shei Lai
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education CORE, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Cancer 104:1531-9. 2005
    ..The purpose of the current article was to test the psychometric properties of a newly developed pediatric Functional Assessment of Anorexia and Cachexia Therapy (peds-FAACT) for children with cancer...
  20. pmc How item banks and their application can influence measurement practice in rehabilitation medicine: a PROMIS fatigue item bank example
    Jin Shei Lai
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:S20-7. 2011
    ....
  21. pmc Neuro-QOL: quality of life item banks for adults with neurological disorders: item development and calibrations based upon clinical and general population testing
    Richard C Gershon
    Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Qual Life Res 21:475-86. 2012
    ..We now report the psychometric results for the adult tools...
  22. pmc Age-associated differences in fatigue among patients with cancer
    Zeeshan Butt
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 40:217-23. 2010
    ..There has been some suggestion that the fatigue experienced by older cancer patients is more severe than that of younger cohorts; however, there is little empirical evidence to support this claim...
  23. ncbi request reprint An item response theory-based pain item bank can enhance measurement precision
    Jin Shei Lai
    Center on Outcomes Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 30:278-88. 2005
    ..We conclude that this bank demonstrates good psychometric properties, is sensitive to pain reported by patients, and can be used as the foundation for a CAT pain-testing platform for use in clinical practice...
  24. ncbi request reprint Issues in the development of an item bank
    Rita K Bode
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Institute of Health Services Research and Policy Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84:S52-60. 2003
    ..To describe and illustrate 2 issues involved in the development of an item bank that can be used to improve measurement across settings and over time...
  25. ncbi 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...
  26. 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...
  27. ncbi request reprint Fatigue in cancer patients compared with fatigue in the general United States population
    David Cella
    Center on Outcomes Research and Education CORE, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University, Illinois 60201, USA
    Cancer 94:528-38. 2002
    ..Because the etiology of fatigue is multifactorial, it also has been difficult to appreciate fully the relative contribution of anemia to cancer-related fatigue...
  28. ncbi request reprint Expansion of a physical function item bank and development of an abbreviated form for clinical research
    Rita K Bode
    Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Northwestern University, IL 60611, USA
    J Appl Meas 7:1-15. 2006
    ..Future research on this bank will include the development of a CAT version, the PF-CAT...
  29. ncbi request reprint Development of the Childhood Atopic Dermatitis Impact Scale: initial validation of a quality-of-life measure for young children with atopic dermatitis and their families
    Sarah L Chamlin
    Division of Pediatric Dermatology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 125:1106-11. 2005
    ..Seventeen items were eliminated, yielding a 45-item refined version of CADIS (score 0-180) with evidence of content and construct validity and suggested use in clinical research...
  30. ncbi request reprint Developing an initial physical function item bank from existing sources
    Rita K Bode
    Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 345 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Appl Meas 4:124-36. 2003
    ..A series of calibrations were conducted in which a small proportion of new items were added to the common core and misfitting items were identified and deleted until an initial item bank has been developed...
  31. pmc Measurement of fatigue in cancer, stroke, and HIV using the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Fatigue (FACIT-F) scale
    Zeeshan Butt
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, United States
    J Psychosom Res 74:64-8. 2013
    ....
  32. pmc The neurology quality-of-life measurement initiative
    David Cella
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:S28-36. 2011
    ....
  33. 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...
  34. ncbi request reprint Advances in quality of life measurements in oncology patients
    David Cella
    Center on Outcomes Research and Education, Northwestern University, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Semin Oncol 29:60-8. 2002
    ..While the instruments currently available provide reliable and valid measurement, further improvements in precision and application are anticipated...
  35. pmc Emotion assessment using the NIH Toolbox
    John M Salsman
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, USA
    Neurology 80:S76-86. 2013
    ..Norming activities led to further refinement of the battery, thus enhancing the robustness of emotional health measurement for researchers using the NIH Toolbox...
  36. 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...
  37. ncbi request reprint Combining anchor and distribution-based methods to derive minimal clinically important differences on the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT) anemia and fatigue scales
    David Cella
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University, IL, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 24:547-61. 2002
    ..They can also be used in conjunction with more traditional clinical markers to assist investigators in determining treatment efficacy...
  38. ncbi request reprint The future of outcomes measurement: item banking, tailored short-forms, and computerized adaptive assessment
    David Cella
    Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Qual Life Res 16:133-41. 2007
    ..Some barriers to success include limitations in the methods themselves, controversies and disagreements across approaches, and end-user reluctance to move away from the familiar...
  39. doi request reprint Measuring participation enfranchisement
    Allen W Heinemann
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:564-71. 2011
    ..To reflect the perspectives of rehabilitation stakeholders in a measure of participation enfranchisement that can be used by people with and without disabilities...
  40. pmc Assessing psychological well-being: self-report instruments for the NIH Toolbox
    John M Salsman
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 625 North Michigan Ave, Suite 2700, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA
    Qual Life Res 23:205-15. 2014
    ..As a part of the NIH Toolbox for the Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function, we developed self-report item banks and short forms to assess PWB...
  41. doi request reprint Measuring health-related quality of life in leukemia: the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy--Leukemia (FACT-Leu) questionnaire
    David Cella
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Value Health 15:1051-8. 2012
    ..Develop and validate a health-related quality-of-life (measure for patients with acute and chronic leukemia...
  42. ncbi request reprint Estimation of patient preference-based utility weights from the functional assessment of cancer therapy - general
    Deborah Dobrez
    Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Value Health 10:266-72. 2007
    ....
  43. 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
    ....
  44. pmc Norming plans for the NIH Toolbox
    Jennifer L Beaumont
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Neurology 80:S87-92. 2013
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe plans to establish normative reference values for the NIH Toolbox measures...
  45. ncbi request reprint Procedures for the analysis of differential item functioning (DIF) for small sample sizes
    Jin Shei Lai
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, USA
    Eval Health Prof 28:283-94. 2005
    ..There is little consensus in the research community regarding selection of one best method, and most methods require large sample sizes. This article describes some approaches to examine DIF with small samples (e.g., less than 200)...
  46. ncbi request reprint Data pooling and analysis to build a preliminary item bank: an example using bowel function in prostate cancer
    David T Eton
    Northwestern University School of Medicine, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Eval Health Prof 28:142-59. 2005
    ..A fifth item assessing hemorrhoids was poorly correlated with other items. Our analyses supported four related components of BF: diarrhea, rectal urgency, pain, and bother/distress...
  47. 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...
  48. ncbi request reprint Building a measure of fatigue: the functional assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy Fatigue Scale
    Eleanor Smith
    University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
    PM R 2:359-63. 2010
    ..As much as with any other discipline, physical medicine and rehabilitation stands to gain from the collective knowledge and creative horizons in the assessment and treatment of fatigue...
  49. ncbi request reprint Measuring the concerns of cancer patients with low platelet counts: the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy--thrombocytopenia (FACT-Th) questionnaire
    David Cella
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 1001 University Place, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Support Care Cancer 14:1220-31. 2006
    ..We report on the development and validation of questions specifically targeted to patients with thrombocytopenia that can be added to the more general concerns in the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General...
  50. ncbi request reprint Childhood Atopic Dermatitis Impact Scale: reliability, discriminative and concurrent validity, and responsiveness
    Sarah L Chamlin
    Division of Pediatric Dermatology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60614, and Center on Outcomes Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, USA
    Arch Dermatol 143:768-72. 2007
    ..To evaluate the test-retest reliability, discriminative and concurrent validity, and responsiveness of the Childhood Atopic Dermatitis Impact Scale (CADIS), a quality-of-life scale with 5 domains...
  51. ncbi request reprint Self-reported fatigue: one dimension or more? Lessons from the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy--Fatigue (FACIT-F) questionnaire
    David Cella
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Support Care Cancer 19:1441-50. 2011
    ..Fatigue as an outcome or trial endpoint can be expressed as a single number, and the experience of the symptom is more likely to be endorsed at mild levels of fatigue, presumably before the symptom exerts an adverse impact upon function...
  52. ncbi request reprint Methods and progress in assessing the quality of life effects of supportive care with erythropoietin therapy
    Susan Yount
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Curr Opin Hematol 9:234-40. 2002
    ....
  53. 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...
  54. ncbi request reprint Rapid detection of differential item functioning in assessments of health-related quality of life: The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy
    Paul K Crane
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Qual Life Res 16:101-14. 2007
    ..We sought to demonstrate a rapid hybrid approach to DIF detection by determining the presence and scale-level impact of DIF related to eight covariates in four domains measured by the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT)...
  55. ncbi request reprint Psychometric evaluation and calibration of health-related quality of life item banks: plans for the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS)
    Bryce B Reeve
    National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Med Care 45:S22-31. 2007
    ..The construction and evaluation of item banks to measure unidimensional constructs of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a fundamental objective of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) project...
  56. ncbi request reprint An examination of the measurement properties of the pediatric volitional questionnaire
    Susan Andersen
    Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Applied Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612 7250, USA
    Phys Occup Ther Pediatr 25:39-57. 2005
    ..The study also found that the 4-point rating scale operated as a 3-point scale in this study and that raters differentiated in their severity/ leniency. These latter findings indicate the need to further clarify the rating scale...
  57. ncbi request reprint Assessing arm and hand function after stroke: a validity test of the hierarchical scoring system used in the motor assessment scale for stroke
    Joyce S Sabari
    State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:1609-15. 2005
    ..To evaluate the validity of the scoring hierarchy for the 3 upper-limb items on the Motor Assessment Scale (MAS)...

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