Paula K Diehr

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Managed care and patient ratings of the quality of specialty care among patients with pain or depressive symptoms
    David Grembowski
    Center for Cost and Outcomes Research, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98125, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:22. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Probabilities of transition among health states for older adults
    P Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7232, USA
    Qual Life Res 10:431-42. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Reliability, effect size, and responsiveness of health status measures in the design of randomized and cluster-randomized trials
    Paula Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics University of Washington, Box 357232, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 26:45-58. 2005
  4. pmc Synchrony of change in depressive symptoms, health status, and quality of life in persons with clinical depression
    Paula H Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics F 670 HSB, Box 357232, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7232, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:27. 2006
  5. pmc The effect of different public health interventions on longevity, morbidity, and years of healthy life
    Paula Diehr
    Departments of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Public Health 7:52. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint The relation of dietary patterns to future survival, health, and cardiovascular events in older adults
    Paula Diehr
    Departments of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Box 357232, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:1224-35. 2003
  7. pmc Quality of life at the end of life
    Paula Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:51. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Age-specific prevalence and years of healthy life in a system with three health states
    Paula Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Box 357232, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Stat Med 27:1371-86. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Accounting for deaths in longitudinal studies using the SF-36: the performance of the Physical Component Scale of the Short Form 36-item health survey and the PCTD
    Paula Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7232, USA
    Med Care 41:1065-73. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Trajectories of health for older adults over time: accounting fully for death
    Paula Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Box 357232, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Ann Intern Med 139:416-20. 2003

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. pmc Managed care and patient ratings of the quality of specialty care among patients with pain or depressive symptoms
    David Grembowski
    Center for Cost and Outcomes Research, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98125, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:22. 2007
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Probabilities of transition among health states for older adults
    P Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7232, USA
    Qual Life Res 10:431-42. 2001
    ..To estimate the probabilities of transition among self-rated health states for older adults, and examine how they vary by age and sex...
  3. ncbi request reprint Reliability, effect size, and responsiveness of health status measures in the design of randomized and cluster-randomized trials
    Paula Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics University of Washington, Box 357232, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 26:45-58. 2005
    ..Studies using better instruments can be performed with smaller sample sizes, but better instruments may be more expensive in terms of dollars, opportunity cost, or poorer data quality due to the response burden of longer instruments...
  4. pmc Synchrony of change in depressive symptoms, health status, and quality of life in persons with clinical depression
    Paula H Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics F 670 HSB, Box 357232, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7232, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:27. 2006
    ..We followed 982 clinically depressed persons to determine which measures changed and whether the change was synchronous with change in depressive symptoms...
  5. pmc The effect of different public health interventions on longevity, morbidity, and years of healthy life
    Paula Diehr
    Departments of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Public Health 7:52. 2007
    ..Here, we compare the benefits of such types of public health interventions...
  6. ncbi request reprint The relation of dietary patterns to future survival, health, and cardiovascular events in older adults
    Paula Diehr
    Departments of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Box 357232, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:1224-35. 2003
    ..There have been few long-term follow-up studies of older adults who follow different dietary patterns...
  7. pmc Quality of life at the end of life
    Paula Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:51. 2007
    ..Here, we describe QOL in the weeks near death and determine correlates of QOL over time, with emphasis on accounting for death and missing data...
  8. ncbi request reprint Age-specific prevalence and years of healthy life in a system with three health states
    Paula Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Box 357232, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Stat Med 27:1371-86. 2008
    ..If validated in other situations, these estimates of prevalence and years of healthy life (YHL) and their standard errors may be useful when the goal is to compare YHL for different populations...
  9. ncbi request reprint Accounting for deaths in longitudinal studies using the SF-36: the performance of the Physical Component Scale of the Short Form 36-item health survey and the PCTD
    Paula Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7232, USA
    Med Care 41:1065-73. 2003
    ..Data missing for other reasons than death have not been considered...
  10. ncbi request reprint Trajectories of health for older adults over time: accounting fully for death
    Paula Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Box 357232, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Ann Intern Med 139:416-20. 2003
    ..Both approaches are useful and should be used at a minimum for supporting analyses in longitudinal studies in which persons die during observation...
  11. ncbi request reprint The aging and dying processes and the health of older adults
    Paula Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Box 357232, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:269-78. 2002
    ..The "effect" of the dying process was usually significantly larger than the effect of aging. Large declines in these health measures are probably not due to aging, and should be taken seriously by patients and their providers...
  12. pmc Health benefits of increased walking for sedentary, generally healthy older adults: using longitudinal data to approximate an intervention trial
    Paula Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, 1959 North East Pacific Avenue, Seattle, WA 9815 7232, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:982-9. 2010
    ..Here, we propose a "limited-bias," more interpretable estimate of the health benefits to sedentary healthy older adults of walking more, using longitudinal data from the Cardiovascular Health Study...
  13. ncbi request reprint Methods for incorporating death into health-related variables in longitudinal studies
    Paula Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, 98195, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:1115-24. 2005
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Weight, mortality, years of healthy life, and active life expectancy in older adults
    Paula Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:76-83. 2008
    ..To determine whether weight categories predict subsequent mortality and morbidity in older adults...
  15. ncbi request reprint Accounting for missing data in end-of-life research
    Paula Diehr
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 7232, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:S50-7. 2005
    ..Similar approaches should be considered in other end-of-life studies...
  16. doi request reprint Social marketing, stages of change, and public health smoking interventions
    Paula Diehr
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7232, USA
    Health Educ Behav 38:123-31. 2011
    ..Although the best thing for an individual smoker is to stop smoking, the greatest public health benefit is achieved by interventions that target nonsmokers...
  17. pmc Comparison of health care expenditures among insured users and nonusers of complementary and alternative medicine in Washington State: a cost minimization analysis
    Bonnie K Lind
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 16:411-7. 2010
    ..Insurance coverage was equivalent for both conventional and CAM providers...
  18. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of community-intervention trials via generalized linear mixed models
    Yutaka Yasui
    Cancer Prevention Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue N, P O Box 19024, Seattle, Washington 98109 1024, USA
    Biometrics 60:1043-52. 2004
    ..This work is motivated by a series of large randomized trials that test community interventions for promoting cancer preventive lifestyles and behaviors...
  19. pmc Use of complementary and alternative medicine providers by fibromyalgia patients under insurance coverage
    Bonnie K Lind
    University of Washington, Seattle, and Boise State University, Boise, Idaho 83725, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 57:71-6. 2007
    ..Patients with FMS were also compared with an age- and sex-matched comparison group without FMS...
  20. pmc Managed care, access to specialists, and outcomes among primary care patients with pain
    David E Grembowski
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7660, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:1-19. 2003
    ..To determine whether managed care controls were associated with reduced access to specialists and worse outcomes among primary care patients with pain...
  21. doi request reprint Chiropractic use by urban and rural residents with insurance coverage
    Bonnie K Lind
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Rural Health 25:253-8. 2009
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a public education program delivered by firefighters on early recognition of a heart attack
    Hendrika Meischke
    University of Washington, USA
    Eval Health Prof 27:3-21. 2004
    ..The results are discussed in terms of public education around AMI...
  23. ncbi request reprint Managed care and patient-rated quality of care from primary physicians
    David E Grembowski
    University of Washington, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 62:31-55. 2005
    ..Managed care controls targeting physicians were generally not associated with patient ratings...
  24. pmc Might massage or guided meditation provide "means to a better end"? Primary outcomes from an efficacy trial with patients at the end of life
    Lois Downey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Palliat Care 25:100-8. 2009
    ..The authors discuss the implications of their findings for integration of these complementary and alternative medicine therapies into standard hospice care...
  25. pmc Complementary and alternative medicine provider use and expenditures by cancer treatment phase
    William E Lafferty
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Box 357660, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:326-34. 2008
    ..To assess the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers and the associated expenditures by specific treatment phases among patients with cancer...
  26. ncbi request reprint Maternal work and birth outcome disparities
    Janice F Bell
    Health Services, University of Washington, Box 357668, Seattle, WA, 98195, USA
    Matern Child Health J 12:415-26. 2008
    ..We tested relations between aspects of maternal work and birth outcomes in a national sample and in subgroups known to experience disparities...
  27. pmc Prevalence, incidence, and persistence of major depressive symptoms in the Cardiovascular Health Study
    Stephen M Thielke
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:168-76. 2010
    ..To explore the association of major depressive symptoms with advancing age, sex, and self-rated health among older adults...
  28. pmc Managed care, access to mental health specialists, and outcomes among primary care patients with depressive symptoms
    David E Grembowski
    Center for Cost and Outcomes Research, Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash 98195 7660, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:258-69. 2002
    ..To determine whether managed care is associated with reduced access to mental health specialists and worse outcomes among primary care patients with depressive symptoms...
  29. pmc Midlife and late-life obesity and the risk of dementia: cardiovascular health study
    Annette L Fitzpatrick
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center, Seattle, 98115, USA
    Arch Neurol 66:336-42. 2009
    ..While high adiposity in middle age appears to be related to greater dementia risk, studies exploring this association in the elderly are conflicting...
  30. ncbi request reprint The importance of the normality assumption in large public health data sets
    Thomas Lumley
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Box 357232, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 23:151-69. 2002
    ..The major limitation on the t-test and linear regression for inference about associations is not a distributional one, but whether detecting and estimating a difference in the mean of the outcome answers the scientific question at hand...
  31. pmc Evaluating a preventive services index to adjust for healthy behaviors in observational studies of older adults
    Barbara Williams
    Health Promotion Research Center, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A110. 2010
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Common methodological terms in health services research and their synonyms [correction of symptoms]
    Matthew L Maciejewski
    Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Med Care 40:477-84. 2002
    ..The purpose of this paper is to clarify different methodological terms used to represent common study designs and statistical concepts in health services research...
  33. ncbi request reprint The intensity-score approach to adjusting for confounding
    Babette Brumback
    Departments of Biostatistics, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1772, USA
    Biometrics 59:274-85. 2003
    ..We further extend the methods to accomodate repeated outcomes and time-varying effects of time-varying exposures...
  34. ncbi request reprint Imputation of missing longitudinal data: a comparison of methods
    Jean Mundahl Engels
    Departments of Biostatistics and Health Services, University of Washington, 1959 Northeast Pacific Avenue, Box 357232, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:968-76. 2003
    ..Our goal was to compare the performance of 14 methods of imputing missing data on depression, weight, cognitive functioning, and self-rated health in a longitudinal cohort of older adults...
  35. pmc Functional status and patient satisfaction: a comparison of ischemic heart disease, obstructive lung disease, and diabetes mellitus
    Vincent S Fan
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:452-9. 2005
    ..To determine the extent to which chronic illness and disease severity affect patient satisfaction with their primary care provider in general internal medicine clinics...
  36. ncbi request reprint Common promoter polymorphisms of inflammation and thrombosis genes and longevity in older adults: the cardiovascular health study
    Alexander P Reiner
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Atherosclerosis 181:175-83. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that modulators of fibrinolytic activity may have a generalized influence on aging, and merit further investigation in studies of genetic determinants of human longevity...
  37. pmc Managed care, physician job satisfaction, and the quality of primary care
    David Grembowski
    Center for Cost and Outcomes Research, and Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7660, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:271-7. 2005
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint A community intervention by firefighters to increase 911 calls and aspirin use for chest pain
    Hendrika Meischke
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:389-95. 2006
    ..To test the effectiveness of an intervention, delivered face-to-face by local firefighters, designed to increase utilization of 911 and self-administration of aspirin for seniors experiencing chest pain...
  39. ncbi request reprint A single-item measure of health-related quality-of-life for HIV-infected patients in routine clinical care
    Heidi M Crane
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 20:161-74. 2006
    ..EVGGFP can be used to assess health status among HIV-infected patients in routine clinical care and may be useful in settings in which comprehensive HRQL assessment is not practical...
  40. ncbi request reprint Community-integrated home-based depression treatment in older adults: a randomized controlled trial
    Paul Ciechanowski
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 6560, USA
    JAMA 291:1569-77. 2004
    ..Older adults with social isolation, medical comorbidity, and physical impairment are more likely to be depressed but may be less able to seek appropriate care for depression compared with older adults without these characteristics...
  41. ncbi request reprint Psychological and social impacts of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the home
    Anthony J Cagle
    University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    Resuscitation 74:432-8. 2007
    ..The placement of AEDs in the homes of at-risk patients may save lives through early defibrillation. However, the impact of having an AED in the home on psychological outcomes and quality-of-life is unknown...
  42. ncbi request reprint Effects of sustained audit/feedback on self-reported health status of primary care patients
    Stephan D Fihn
    Northwest VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Am J Med 116:241-8. 2004
    ..Because limited audit/feedback of health status information has yielded mixed results, we evaluated the effects of a sustained program of audit/feedback on patient health and satisfaction...
  43. ncbi request reprint Managed care and primary physician satisfaction
    David Grembowski
    Center for Cost and Outcomes Research, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 16:383-93. 2003
    ..Our study was guided by a conceptual model of physician satisfaction derived from published evidence...
  44. pmc Common variants in the CRP gene in relation to longevity and cause-specific mortality in older adults: the Cardiovascular Health Study
    Lucia A Hindorff
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
    Atherosclerosis 197:922-30. 2008
    ..If confirmed, CRP genetic variants may be weakly associated with CV and non-CV mortality in older adults, particularly in self-identified blacks...
  45. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative provider use by insured patients with diabetes in Washington State
    Bonnie K Lind
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 12:71-7. 2006
    ..Predictors of CAM use and how CAM affects health care use and expenditures under insurance coverage were examined...
  46. pmc The effect of complementary and alternative medicine claims on risk adjustment
    Bonnie K Lind
    Department of Nursing, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho 83725 1840, USA
    Med Care 44:1078-84. 2006
    ..We sought to assess how the inclusion of claims from complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers affects measures of morbidity burden and expectations of health care resource use for insured patients...