K W Wyrwich

Summary

Affiliation: Saint Louis University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Physician-estimated disease severity in patients with chronic heart or lung disease: a cross-sectional analysis
    Kurt Kroenke
    Indiana University School of Medicine, Regenstrief Institute, 1059 Wishard Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:60. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Identifying meaningful differences in vasomotor symptoms among menopausal women
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Saint Louis University, 3750 Lindell Boulevard, Suite 230, McGannon Hall, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Menopause 15:698-705. 2008
  3. pmc Measuring patient and clinician perspectives to evaluate change in health-related quality of life among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Research Methodology and Health Services Research, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:161-70. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Understanding global transition assessments
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Department of Research Methodology, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave, Room 370, Saint Louis, MO 63104 1399, USA
    Qual Life Res 15:995-1004. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Interpreting quality-of-life data: methods for community consensus in asthma
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Department of Research Methodology, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63108, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 96:826-33. 2006
  6. pmc A blueprint for symptom scales and responses: measurement and reporting
    K W Wyrwich
    Department of Research Methodology, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri 63103, USA
    Gut 53:iv45-8. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Clinically important differences in health status for patients with heart disease: an expert consensus panel report
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Department of Research Methodology, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63103, USA
    Am Heart J 147:615-22. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Minimal important difference thresholds and the standard error of measurement: is there a connection?
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Department of Research Methodology and Health Services Research, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63103, USA
    J Biopharm Stat 14:97-110. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Clinically important differences in health-related quality of life for patients with asthma: an expert consensus panel report
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Saint Louis University Department of Research Methodology, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 91:148-53. 2003
  10. pmc Clinically important changes in health-related quality of life for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an expert consensus panel report
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Saint Louis University, Department of Research Methodology, School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63103, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:196-202. 2003

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. pmc Physician-estimated disease severity in patients with chronic heart or lung disease: a cross-sectional analysis
    Kurt Kroenke
    Indiana University School of Medicine, Regenstrief Institute, 1059 Wishard Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:60. 2006
    ..We evaluated how well physicians' global estimates of disease severity correspond to more specific physician-rated disease variables as well as patients' self-rated health and other patient variables...
  2. doi request reprint Identifying meaningful differences in vasomotor symptoms among menopausal women
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Saint Louis University, 3750 Lindell Boulevard, Suite 230, McGannon Hall, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Menopause 15:698-705. 2008
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  3. pmc Measuring patient and clinician perspectives to evaluate change in health-related quality of life among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Research Methodology and Health Services Research, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:161-70. 2007
    ..However, there is a lack of consensus regarding which HRQoL outcome measures are appropriate to assess, and how much change on those measures depict significant HRQoL improvement...
  4. ncbi request reprint Understanding global transition assessments
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Department of Research Methodology, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave, Room 370, Saint Louis, MO 63104 1399, USA
    Qual Life Res 15:995-1004. 2006
    ..This follow-up study queried patients to better understand how they ascertained their transition assessments...
  5. ncbi request reprint Interpreting quality-of-life data: methods for community consensus in asthma
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Department of Research Methodology, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63108, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 96:826-33. 2006
    ..Change in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an important outcome in asthma treatment. Patient and provider consensus on how to determine thresholds for identifying important improvements and declines, however, has not been achieved...
  6. pmc A blueprint for symptom scales and responses: measurement and reporting
    K W Wyrwich
    Department of Research Methodology, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri 63103, USA
    Gut 53:iv45-8. 2004
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Clinically important differences in health status for patients with heart disease: an expert consensus panel report
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Department of Research Methodology, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63103, USA
    Am Heart J 147:615-22. 2004
    ..No important difference standards for the SF-36 have been published for patients with heart disease. This development of CIDs would facilitate the use of health status measures in daily clinical decision-making...
  8. ncbi request reprint Minimal important difference thresholds and the standard error of measurement: is there a connection?
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Department of Research Methodology and Health Services Research, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63103, USA
    J Biopharm Stat 14:97-110. 2004
    ..Charting these change levels against their respective SEM-MID criteria provides insight and promise for linking SEM-based criteria to MCID standards for other HRQOL and health status measures...
  9. ncbi request reprint Clinically important differences in health-related quality of life for patients with asthma: an expert consensus panel report
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Saint Louis University Department of Research Methodology, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 91:148-53. 2003
    ....
  10. pmc Clinically important changes in health-related quality of life for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an expert consensus panel report
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Saint Louis University, Department of Research Methodology, School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63103, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:196-202. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to establish clinically important difference standards from the physician's perspective for use of 2 HRQoL measures among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Using the standard error of measurement to identify important changes on the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104 1399, USA
    Qual Life Res 11:1-7. 2002
    ..To establish a link between the minimal important difference (MID) and the standard error of measurement (SEM) for all responsive dimensions of the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Further evidence supporting an SEM-based criterion for identifying meaningful intra-individual changes in health-related quality of life
    K W Wyrwich
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Missouri 63108 3342, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 52:861-73. 1999
    ..The one-SEM criterion should be explored in other health-related quality of life instruments with established MCIDs...
  13. ncbi request reprint Physical activity, disability, and the risk of hospitalization for breast cancer among older women
    K W Wyrwich
    School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, Missouri 63108 3342, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M418-21. 2000
    ..4. 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.2-0.9). Because of the intriguing nature of that association, those investigators urged replication before drawing any conclusions...
  14. ncbi request reprint Linking clinical relevance and statistical significance in evaluating intra-individual changes in health-related quality of life
    K W Wyrwich
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, MO 63108 3342, USA
    Med Care 37:469-78. 1999
    ..To compare the standard error of measurement (SEM) with established standards for clinically relevant intra-individual change in an evaluation of health-related quality of life...
  15. ncbi request reprint Generic versus disease-specific health status measures. An example using coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure patients
    F D Wolinsky
    St Louis University, National Archive for Computerized Data on Aging, MO 63108 3342, USA
    Eval Health Prof 21:216-43. 1998
    ..Although both instruments are appropriate for use among outpatients known to have CAD and/or CHF, the CHQ has significantly better psychometric properties than does the SF-36...
  16. ncbi request reprint The risk of hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction among older adults
    F D Wolinsky
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Missouri 63108 3342, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 54:M254-61. 1999
    ..The purpose of this study was to prospectively examine the risk of hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in a large, nationally representative sample of very old men and women...
  17. ncbi request reprint Rethinking functional limitation pathways
    F D Wolinsky
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, MO 63108 3342, USA
    Gerontologist 40:137-46. 2000
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  18. pmc Retest reliability of surveillance questions on health related quality of life
    E M Andresen
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Department of Community Health, Salus Center, St Louis, MO 63104 1399, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:339-43. 2003
    ..The authors investigated the retest reliability of four HRQoL questions from the US Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)...
  19. ncbi request reprint The mathematical relationship among different forms of responsiveness coefficients
    G R Norman
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, MDCL 3519, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Qual Life Res 16:815-22. 2007
    ..These differences are completely predictable when the underlying analytical form of each coefficient is explicated...
  20. ncbi request reprint Validity of patient-reported health-related quality of life global ratings of change using structural equation modeling
    Stacie M Metz
    Department of Health, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383, USA
    Qual Life Res 16:1193-202. 2007
    ..Although this approach may be preferred, the validity of the anchor-based approach is currently under scrutiny...
  21. ncbi request reprint A comparison of traditional and Rasch cut points for assessing clinically important change in health-related quality of life among patients with asthma
    Stacie M Metz
    School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, Salus Center 391 I, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Qual Life Res 15:1639-49. 2006
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Assessing fatigue in persons with cancer: further validation of the Wu Cancer Fatigue Scale
    Horng Shiuann Wu
    Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California San Francisco, 94143, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 32:255-65. 2006
    ..91 for the nine-item scale. The revised WCFS is a reliable and valid instrument that aims to measure the subjective characteristics of CRF from the patients' perspective. It may prove useful in both clinical and research settings...
  23. pmc Triangulating patient and clinician perspectives on clinically important differences in health-related quality of life among patients with heart disease
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Department of Research Methodology, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:2257-74; discussion 2294-323. 2007
    ..To use triangulation methodology to better understand clinically important differences (CIDs) in the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with heart disease...
  24. ncbi request reprint Estimating clinically significant differences in quality of life outcomes
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63103, USA
    Qual Life Res 14:285-95. 2005
    ..The original six articles were presented at the Symposium on Clinical Significance of Quality of Life Measures in Cancer Patients at the Mayo Clinic in April 2002 and subsequently were published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings...
  25. pmc A comparison of clinically important differences in health-related quality of life for patients with chronic lung disease, asthma, or heart disease
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Department of Research Methodology, Saint Louis University, 221 N Grand Avenue, St Louis, MO 63103, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:577-91. 2005
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Interpretation of changes in health-related quality of life: the remarkable universality of half a standard deviation
    Geoffrey R Norman
    Program for Educational Research and Development, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Med Care 41:582-92. 2003
    ..A number of studies have computed the minimally important difference (MID) for health-related quality of life instruments...
  27. ncbi request reprint Is it simple or simplistic?
    Geoffrey R Norman
    Program for Educational Research and Development, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Med Care 41:599-600. 2003
  28. ncbi request reprint 9-11, personal stress, mental health, and sense of control among older adults
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63104 1314, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:S146-50. 2003
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  29. ncbi request reprint Age, aging, and the sense of control among older adults: a longitudinal reconsideration
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:S212-20. 2003
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Continuous or emergent EEG: can bedside caregivers recognize epileptiform discharges?
    Enrique C Leira
    Souers Stroke Institute, Department of Neurology, Saint Louis University, 3635 Vista Ave at Grand Blvd, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Intensive Care Med 30:207-12. 2004
    ..We assessed the ability to recognize epileptiform discharges among various nonexpert bedside caregivers. A second objective was to determine whether such skill improves with a simple educational intervention...
  31. ncbi request reprint Methods to explain the clinical significance of health status measures
    Gordon H Guyatt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University and Health Sciences Center, Hamilton, Ontario
    Mayo Clin Proc 77:371-83. 2002
    ..No single approach to interpretability is perfect. Use of multiple strategies is likely to enhance the interpretability of any particular instrument...
  32. ncbi request reprint Hospitalization for prostate cancer among the older men in the longitudinal study on aging, 1984-1991
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, Missouri 63104 1399, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M115-21. 2002
    ..A secondary analysis of the older men in the Longitudinal Study on Aging (LSOA) used baseline (1984) interview data and Medicare hospital claims for 1984 through 1991...
  33. ncbi request reprint Test-retest reliability of the Mirowsky-Ross 2 x 2 Index of the Sense of Control
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, E 205 General Hospital, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Psychol Rep 94:725-32. 2004
    ..Thus, this sense of control measure has acceptable test-retest reliability and is appropriate for use in longitudinal research...
  34. ncbi request reprint Bridging the gap: using triangulation methodology to estimate minimal clinically important differences (MCIDs)
    Nancy Kline Leidy
    MEDTAP International, 7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 600, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, USA
    COPD 2:157-65. 2005
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Interpreting the clinical importance of treatment outcomes in chronic pain clinical trials: IMMPACT recommendations
    Robert H Dworkin
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York 14642, USA
    J Pain 9:105-21. 2008
    ..Provisional benchmarks for identifying clinically important changes in specific outcome measures that can be used for outcome studies of treatments for chronic pain are proposed...
  36. ncbi request reprint Health utility measures and the standard gamble
    Alex G Garza
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Truman Medical Center, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 10:360-3. 2003