Dylan Smith

Summary

Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Mispredicting and misremembering: patients with renal failure overestimate improvements in quality of life after a kidney transplant
    Dylan Smith
    VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences in Medicine, University of Michigan, MI, USA
    Health Psychol 27:653-8. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Misremembering colostomies? Former patients give lower utility ratings than do current patients
    Dylan M Smith
    Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Health Psychol 25:688-95. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Why are you calling me? How study introductions change response patterns
    Dylan M Smith
    VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Qual Life Res 15:621-30. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Are subjective well-being measures any better than decision utility measures?
    Dylan M Smith
    VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, USA
    Health Econ Policy Law 3:85-91. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Mispredictions and misrecollections: challenges for subjective outcome measurement
    Dylan M Smith
    VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 30:418-24. 2008
  6. pmc Happily hopeless: adaptation to a permanent, but not to a temporary, disability
    Dylan M Smith
    VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, USA
    Health Psychol 28:787-91. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint What is perfect health to an 85-year-old?: evidence for scale recalibration in subjective health ratings
    Peter A Ubel
    Program for Improving Health Care Decisions, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0429, USA
    Med Care 43:1054-7. 2005
  8. pmc Does a helping hand mean a heavy heart? Helping behavior and well-being among spouse caregivers
    Michael J Poulin
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Psychol Aging 25:108-17. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Misimagining the unimaginable: the disability paradox and health care decision making
    Peter A Ubel
    Program for Improving Health Care Decisions, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0429, USA
    Health Psychol 24:S57-62. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Abandoning the language of "response shift": a plea for conceptual clarity in distinguishing scale recalibration from true changes in quality of life
    Peter A Ubel
    Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences in Medicine, University of Michigan, 300 North Ingalls Building, Rm 7C27, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5429, USA
    Qual Life Res 19:465-71. 2010

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. doi request reprint Mispredicting and misremembering: patients with renal failure overestimate improvements in quality of life after a kidney transplant
    Dylan Smith
    VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences in Medicine, University of Michigan, MI, USA
    Health Psychol 27:653-8. 2008
    ..The authors surveyed kidney transplant patients, both before and after transplant, to test whether they would overestimate the benefits of a successful transplant for their quality of life...
  2. ncbi request reprint Misremembering colostomies? Former patients give lower utility ratings than do current patients
    Dylan M Smith
    Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Health Psychol 25:688-95. 2006
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Why are you calling me? How study introductions change response patterns
    Dylan M Smith
    VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Qual Life Res 15:621-30. 2006
    ..The current investigation extends this work by testing whether standard survey introductions alter the observed associations between variables...
  4. doi request reprint Are subjective well-being measures any better than decision utility measures?
    Dylan M Smith
    VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, USA
    Health Econ Policy Law 3:85-91. 2008
    ..We conclude with a call for expanded research into developing new tools for quantifying health-related quality of life that are more valid, more sensitive to changes in health status, and less biased...
  5. ncbi request reprint Mispredictions and misrecollections: challenges for subjective outcome measurement
    Dylan M Smith
    VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 30:418-24. 2008
    ..To review research from the behavioral sciences that demonstrates how predictions of future events--and memories of past events--are often systematically biased...
  6. pmc Happily hopeless: adaptation to a permanent, but not to a temporary, disability
    Dylan M Smith
    VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, USA
    Health Psychol 28:787-91. 2009
    ..Based on prior research and theorizing, the authors hypothesized that, paradoxically, those with irreversible colostomies would adapt more fully, and become happier, than would those with colostomies that were potentially reversible...
  7. ncbi request reprint What is perfect health to an 85-year-old?: evidence for scale recalibration in subjective health ratings
    Peter A Ubel
    Program for Improving Health Care Decisions, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0429, USA
    Med Care 43:1054-7. 2005
    ....
  8. pmc Does a helping hand mean a heavy heart? Helping behavior and well-being among spouse caregivers
    Michael J Poulin
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Psychol Aging 25:108-17. 2010
    ..Helping valued loved ones may promote caregivers' well-being...
  9. ncbi request reprint Misimagining the unimaginable: the disability paradox and health care decision making
    Peter A Ubel
    Program for Improving Health Care Decisions, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0429, USA
    Health Psychol 24:S57-62. 2005
    ..On balance, the available evidence suggests that, whereas patients misreport their well-being, healthy people also mispredict the emotional impact that chronic illness and disability will have on their lives...
  10. doi request reprint Abandoning the language of "response shift": a plea for conceptual clarity in distinguishing scale recalibration from true changes in quality of life
    Peter A Ubel
    Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences in Medicine, University of Michigan, 300 North Ingalls Building, Rm 7C27, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5429, USA
    Qual Life Res 19:465-71. 2010
    ..g., scale recalibration) with true causes of changing QoL (e.g., hedonic adaptation). We propose abandoning the term response shift, in favor of less ambiguous terms, like scale recalibration and adaptation...
  11. pmc Small area variations in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: does the neighborhood matter?
    Comilla Sasson
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:19-22. 2010
    ..The incidence and outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest vary widely across cities. It is unknown whether similar differences exist at the neighborhood level...
  12. pmc Effects of activity strategy training on pain and physical activity in older adults with knee or hip osteoarthritis: a pilot study
    Susan L Murphy
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 59:1480-7. 2008
    ..To examine effects of activity strategy training (AST), a structured rehabilitation program taught by occupational therapists and designed to teach adaptive strategies for symptom control and engagement in physical activity (PA)...
  13. pmc Communicating side effect risks in a tamoxifen prophylaxis decision aid: the debiasing influence of pictographs
    Brian J Zikmund-Fisher
    VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 73:209-14. 2008
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Effect of esthetic outcome after breast-conserving surgery on psychosocial functioning and quality of life
    Jennifer F Waljee
    Sections of General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:3331-7. 2008
    ..Understanding the effect of asymmetry on psychosocial functioning is essential for patients to make an informed choice for surgery...
  15. pmc The relative importance of physician communication, participatory decision making, and patient understanding in diabetes self-management
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Mich, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:243-52. 2002
    ....
  16. pmc Caregiving behavior is associated with decreased mortality risk
    Stephanie L Brown
    VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Psychol Sci 20:488-94. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that it may be premature to conclude that health risks for caregivers are due to providing active help. Indeed, under some circumstances, caregivers may actually benefit from providing care...
  17. pmc Ecological measurement of fatigue and fatigability in older adults with osteoarthritis
    Susan L Murphy
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, 300 North Ingalls Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2007, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:184-9. 2010
    ..Fatigability" was recently proposed to clarify the fatigue-activity relationship. The purpose of this study was to present a new measurement method of fatigability and begin to test its validity...
  18. pmc Testing whether decision aids introduce cognitive biases: results of a randomized trial
    Peter A Ubel
    VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 80:158-63. 2010
    ..Decision aids (DAs) offer a promising method of helping them make this decision. But concern lingers that DAs might introduce cognitive biases...
  19. pmc Long-term cognitive impairment and functional disability among survivors of severe sepsis
    Theodore J Iwashyna
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    JAMA 304:1787-94. 2010
    ..Although the incidence of severe sepsis is high and increasing, the magnitude of patients' long-term cognitive and functional limitations after sepsis is unknown...
  20. pmc Measuring activity pacing in women with lower-extremity osteoarthritis: a pilot study
    Susan L Murphy
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Institute of Gerontology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Am J Occup Ther 62:329-34. 2008
    ..We examined how women with osteoarthritis naturally use activity pacing and how pacing relates to symptoms and physical activity within daily routines...
  21. pmc The impact of momentary pain and fatigue on physical activity in women with osteoarthritis
    Susan L Murphy
    University of Michigan, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 59:849-56. 2008
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Coping with spousal loss: potential buffering effects of self-reported helping behavior
    Stephanie L Brown
    VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, University of Michigan, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 34:849-61. 2008
    ..Implications of these results for theoretical approaches to the study of close relationships and well-being are discussed...
  23. ncbi request reprint Building a better quality measure: are some patients with 'poor quality' actually getting good care?
    Eve A Kerr
    VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113, USA
    Med Care 41:1173-82. 2003
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in diabetes care processes, outcomes, and treatment intensity
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    Med Care 41:1221-32. 2003
    ..However, the extent to which differences in medical care processes and treatment intensity contribute to poorer diabetes outcomes is unknown...
  25. ncbi request reprint How well do patients' assessments of their diabetes self-management correlate with actual glycemic control and receipt of recommended diabetes services?
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:738-43. 2003
    ..We explored these associations in a nationwide sample of Veterans' Affairs (VA) patients with diabetes...
  26. ncbi request reprint Health, wealth, and happiness: financial resources buffer subjective well-being after the onset of a disability
    Dylan M Smith
    VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Psychol Sci 16:663-6. 2005
    ..We also found some evidence that the buffering effect of wealth faded with time, as below-median participants recovered some of their well-being...
  27. ncbi request reprint Comparing clinical automated, medical record, and hybrid data sources for diabetes quality measures
    Eve A Kerr
    VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 28:555-65. 2002
    ..The agreement between diabetes quality measures constructed from clinical automated versus medical record data sources was compared, and the performance of hybrid measures derived from a combination of the two data sources was examined...
  28. ncbi request reprint Measuring numeracy without a math test: development of the Subjective Numeracy Scale
    Angela Fagerlin
    VA Health Services Research and Development Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Med Decis Making 27:672-80. 2007
    ..Basic numeracy skills are necessary before patients can understand the risks of medical treatments. Previous research has used objective measures, similar to mathematics tests, to evaluate numeracy...
  29. ncbi request reprint Validation of the Subjective Numeracy Scale: effects of low numeracy on comprehension of risk communications and utility elicitations
    Brian J Zikmund-Fisher
    VA Health Services Research and Development Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Med Decis Making 27:663-71. 2007
    ..In a companion article, the authors describe the Subjective Numeracy Scale (SNS), a self-assessment of numerical aptitude and preferences for numbers that correlates strongly with objective numeracy...
  30. ncbi request reprint Making numbers matter: present and future research in risk communication
    Angela Fagerlin
    Ann Arbor VA HSR and D Center for Excellence, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0429, USA
    Am J Health Behav 31:S47-56. 2007
    ..To summarize existing research on individual numeracy and methods for presenting risk information to patients...
  31. pmc Effects of a tailored activity pacing intervention on pain and fatigue for adults with osteoarthritis
    Susan L Murphy
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Am J Occup Ther 64:869-76. 2010
    ..We examined whether tailored activity pacing intervention was more effective at reducing pain and fatigue than general activity pacing intervention...
  32. ncbi request reprint Providing social support may be more beneficial than receiving it: results from a prospective study of mortality
    Stephanie L Brown
    Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48106 1248, USA
    Psychol Sci 14:320-7. 2003
    ..These results have implications for understanding how social contact influences health and longevity...
  33. doi request reprint Patient comprehension of emergency department care and instructions: are patients aware of when they do not understand?
    Kirsten G Engel
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 53:454-461.e15. 2009
    ..The objective of this study is to assess, at discharge, patients' comprehension of their ED care and instructions and their awareness of deficiencies in their comprehension...
  34. ncbi request reprint Peer mentoring: a culturally sensitive approach to end-of-life planning for long-term dialysis patients
    Erica Perry
    National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 46:111-9. 2005
    ..This study is designed to explore the impact of peer mentoring on end-of-life decision making...
  35. ncbi request reprint The association between three different measures of health status and satisfaction among patients with diabetes
    Eve A Kerr
    VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research and University of Michigan School of Medicine, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 60:158-77. 2003
    ..In this diabetes population, health status appears to have a substantial impact on patient satisfaction, and this effect is considerably greater for diabetes severity than for physical functioning...
  36. ncbi request reprint The confounded nature of angry men and happy women
    D Vaughn Becker
    Applied Psychology Program, Arizona State University at the Polytechnic Campus, Mesa, AZ 85212, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 92:179-90. 2007
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Physician ratings of patient literacy: bending over backwards?
    Jennifer J Griggs
    Patient Educ Couns 69:213; author reply 214. 2007