Debra E Irwin

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc PROMIS Pediatric Anger Scale: an item response theory analysis
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, CB 7295, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Qual Life Res 21:697-706. 2012
  2. 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
  3. ncbi request reprint Overactive bladder is associated with erectile dysfunction and reduced sexual quality of life in men
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Sex Med 5:2904-10. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Worldwide prevalence estimates of lower urinary tract symptoms, overactive bladder, urinary incontinence and bladder outlet obstruction
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    BJU Int 108:1132-8. 2011
  5. pmc Cognitive interviewing methodology in the development of a pediatric item bank: a patient reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS) study
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:3. 2009
  6. doi request reprint The economic impact of overactive bladder syndrome in six Western countries
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    BJU Int 103:202-9. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Prevalence, severity, and symptom bother of lower urinary tract symptoms among men in the EPIC study: impact of overactive bladder
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Eur Urol 56:14-20. 2009
  8. pmc Sampling plan and patient characteristics of the PROMIS pediatrics large-scale survey
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7294, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Qual Life Res 19:585-94. 2010
  9. pmc An item response analysis of the pediatric PROMIS anxiety and depressive symptoms scales
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Qual Life Res 19:595-607. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Dynamic progression of overactive bladder and urinary incontinence symptoms: a systematic review
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Eur Urol 58:532-43. 2010

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. pmc PROMIS Pediatric Anger Scale: an item response theory analysis
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, CB 7295, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Qual Life Res 21:697-706. 2012
    ..The objective of the present study was to report on the psychometric properties of the PROMIS Pediatric Anger Scale...
  2. 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
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Overactive bladder is associated with erectile dysfunction and reduced sexual quality of life in men
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Sex Med 5:2904-10. 2008
    ..The prevalence of sexual dysfunction, including erectile dysfunction (ED), is greater in men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), including overactive bladder (OAB), than in men without LUTS...
  4. doi request reprint Worldwide prevalence estimates of lower urinary tract symptoms, overactive bladder, urinary incontinence and bladder outlet obstruction
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    BJU Int 108:1132-8. 2011
    ....
  5. pmc Cognitive interviewing methodology in the development of a pediatric item bank: a patient reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS) study
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:3. 2009
    ..The primary objective of this study was to conduct cognitive interviews with children and adolescents to gain feedback on items measuring physical functioning, emotional health, social health, fatigue, pain, and asthma-specific symptoms...
  6. doi request reprint The economic impact of overactive bladder syndrome in six Western countries
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    BJU Int 103:202-9. 2009
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Prevalence, severity, and symptom bother of lower urinary tract symptoms among men in the EPIC study: impact of overactive bladder
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Eur Urol 56:14-20. 2009
    ..Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are prevalent among men...
  8. pmc Sampling plan and patient characteristics of the PROMIS pediatrics large-scale survey
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7294, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Qual Life Res 19:585-94. 2010
    ..This paper describes a large-scale administration of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) pediatric items to evaluate measurement characteristics...
  9. pmc An item response analysis of the pediatric PROMIS anxiety and depressive symptoms scales
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Qual Life Res 19:595-607. 2010
    ..The psychometric properties of the anxiety and depressive symptom item banks are described...
  10. doi request reprint Dynamic progression of overactive bladder and urinary incontinence symptoms: a systematic review
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Eur Urol 58:532-43. 2010
    ..Longitudinal epidemiologic studies that assess the natural history of OAB and UI are valuable in making accurate prognoses, determining causes and consequences, and predicting resource utilization...
  11. ncbi request reprint Population-based survey of urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, and other lower urinary tract symptoms in five countries: results of the EPIC study
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, United States
    Eur Urol 50:1306-14; discussion 1314-5. 2006
    ..Estimate the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI), overactive bladder (OAB), and other lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) among men and women in five countries using the 2002 International Continence Society (ICS) definitions...
  12. ncbi request reprint Genomics and public health practice: a survey of nurses in local health departments in North Carolina
    Debra E Irwin
    North Carolina Center for Genomics and Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 10:539-44. 2004
    ..1%) acknowledged their need for training in order to achieve these competencies. Information collected by taking a family history can indicate a combination of genetic and environmental susceptibilities for chronic diseases...
  13. doi request reprint Understanding the elements of overactive bladder: questions raised by the EPIC study
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    BJU Int 101:1381-7. 2008
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Symptom bother and health care-seeking behavior among individuals with overactive bladder
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Eur Urol 53:1029-37. 2008
    ..To estimate symptom bother and health care seeking among individuals with overactive bladder (OAB; ie, cases) using current International Continence Society definitions...
  15. pmc Review of state Comprehensive Cancer Control plans for genomics content
    Debra E Irwin
    North Carolina Center for Genomics and Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A08. 2005
    ..The goals of this study were to determine U.S. states with Comprehensive Cancer Control plans that include genomics in some capacity and to review successes with and barriers to implementation of genomics-related cancer control initiatives...
  16. ncbi request reprint Impact of overactive bladder symptoms on employment, social interactions and emotional well-being in six European countries
    Debra E Irwin
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BJU Int 97:96-100. 2006
    ..To determine the impact of overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms on issues related to employment, social interactions, and emotional well-being in a population aged 40-64 years...
  17. pmc Construction of the eight-item patient-reported outcomes measurement information system pediatric physical function scales: built using item response theory
    Esi Morgan Dewitt
    Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:794-804. 2011
    ..To create self-report physical function (PF) measures for children using modern psychometric methods for item analysis as part of patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS)...
  18. pmc Using the PedsQL™ 3.0 asthma module to obtain scores comparable with those of the PROMIS pediatric asthma impact scale (PAIS)
    David Thissen
    Department of Psychology, CB 3270, Davie Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Qual Life Res 20:1497-505. 2011
    ..One advantage of PROMIS is the ability to link other scales to the PROMIS metric...
  19. pmc The use of focus groups in the development of the PROMIS pediatrics item bank
    Tasanee R Walsh
    School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tate Turner Kuralt Bldg, CB 3550, 325 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3550, USA
    Qual Life Res 17:725-35. 2008
    ..We used this information in the development of patient-reported outcome items for the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Pediatrics project...
  20. 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...
  21. pmc Urinary incontinence and health-related quality of life among older Americans with and without cancer: a cross-sectional study
    Alexandra J White
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Cancer 13:377. 2013
    ..UI and cancer diagnoses have been associated with decreases in HRQOL. This study evaluates the prevalence of UI and the impact on HRQOL among older cancer survivors...
  22. pmc Genomics and the public health code of ethics
    James C Thomas
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 2799 7435, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:2139-43. 2005
    ..In addition, the concerns raised by genomics highlight areas of our understanding of the ethical principles of public health in which further refinement may be necessary...
  23. doi request reprint The impact of overactive bladder, incontinence and other lower urinary tract symptoms on quality of life, work productivity, sexuality and emotional well-being in men and women: results from the EPIC study
    Karin S Coyne
    United BioSource Corporation, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
    BJU Int 101:1388-95. 2008
    ..To examine the effect overactive bladder (OAB) and other lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a population sample, as OAB often occurs in conjunction with many other LUTS...
  24. doi request reprint Examining lower urinary tract symptom constellations using cluster analysis
    Karin S Coyne
    Center for Health Outcomes Research, United BioSource Corporation, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
    BJU Int 101:1267-73. 2008
    ..To gain a better understanding of how patients experience lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and to determine whether particular symptoms cluster together, as LUTS seldom occur alone...
  25. doi request reprint Asthma-related medication use among children in the United States
    James J Korelitz
    Westat, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 100:222-9. 2008
    ..As input into the drug selection and prioritization process, information is needed on the percentage of children who receive asthma-related medications...
  26. ncbi request reprint Acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis: a pharmacoeconomic review of antibacterial use
    Stephen Morris
    Department of Economics, City University, London, United Kingdom
    Pharmacoeconomics 20:153-68. 2002
    ..On the basis of our findings we suggest some topics for further research...