questionnaires

Summary

Summary: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Translation, validation, and norming of the Dutch language version of the SF-36 Health Survey in community and chronic disease populations
    N K Aaronson
    Division of Psychosocial Research and Epidemiology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam
    J Clin Epidemiol 51:1055-68. 1998
  2. ncbi Principles of Good Practice for the Translation and Cultural Adaptation Process for Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) Measures: report of the ISPOR Task Force for Translation and Cultural Adaptation
    Diane Wild
    Oxford Outcomes Ltd, Cassington, Oxford, UK
    Value Health 8:94-104. 2005
  3. ncbi The performance of the K6 and K10 screening scales for psychological distress in the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Well-Being
    T A Furukawa
    Department of Psychiatry, Nagoya City University Medical School, Nagoya, Japan
    Psychol Med 33:357-62. 2003
  4. ncbi EQ-5D: a measure of health status from the EuroQol Group
    R Rabin
    Erasmus University Rotterdam, Centre for Health Policy and Law, The Netherlands
    Ann Med 33:337-43. 2001
  5. ncbi Physical activity assessment in children and adolescents
    J R Sirard
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
    Sports Med 31:439-54. 2001
  6. ncbi International physical activity questionnaire: 12-country reliability and validity
    Cora L Craig
    Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:1381-95. 2003
  7. pmc The PHQ-9: validity of a brief depression severity measure
    K Kroenke
    Regenstrief Institute for Health Care and Department of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis 46202, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 16:606-13. 2001
  8. ncbi The validity of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. An updated literature review
    Ingvar Bjelland
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Section for Preventive Medicine, Haukeland Hospital, Armauer Hansen Building, University of Bergen, N 5021, Bergen, Norway
    J Psychosom Res 52:69-77. 2002
  9. ncbi Short screening scales to monitor population prevalences and trends in non-specific psychological distress
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychol Med 32:959-76. 2002
  10. ncbi Quality criteria were proposed for measurement properties of health status questionnaires
    Caroline B Terwee
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:34-42. 2007

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  1. ncbi Translation, validation, and norming of the Dutch language version of the SF-36 Health Survey in community and chronic disease populations
    N K Aaronson
    Division of Psychosocial Research and Epidemiology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam
    J Clin Epidemiol 51:1055-68. 1998
    ..On-going studies will generate data on the responsiveness of the SF-36 to within-group changes in health over time. Efforts are underway to translate and validate the questionnaire for use among ethnic minority groups in the Netherlands...
  2. ncbi Principles of Good Practice for the Translation and Cultural Adaptation Process for Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) Measures: report of the ISPOR Task Force for Translation and Cultural Adaptation
    Diane Wild
    Oxford Outcomes Ltd, Cassington, Oxford, UK
    Value Health 8:94-104. 2005
    ..The results of this review are set out as "Translation and Cultural Adaptation of Patient Reported Outcomes Measures--Principles of Good Practice" and are reported in this document...
  3. ncbi The performance of the K6 and K10 screening scales for psychological distress in the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Well-Being
    T A Furukawa
    Department of Psychiatry, Nagoya City University Medical School, Nagoya, Japan
    Psychol Med 33:357-62. 2003
    ..Two new screening scales for psychological distress, the K6 and K10, have been developed but their relative efficiency has not been evaluated in comparison with existing scales...
  4. ncbi EQ-5D: a measure of health status from the EuroQol Group
    R Rabin
    Erasmus University Rotterdam, Centre for Health Policy and Law, The Netherlands
    Ann Med 33:337-43. 2001
    ..EQ-5D has now been translated into most major languages with the EuroQol Group closely monitoring the process...
  5. ncbi Physical activity assessment in children and adolescents
    J R Sirard
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
    Sports Med 31:439-54. 2001
    ....
  6. ncbi International physical activity questionnaire: 12-country reliability and validity
    Cora L Craig
    Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:1381-95. 2003
    ..The International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) was developed as an instrument for cross-national monitoring of physical activity and inactivity...
  7. pmc The PHQ-9: validity of a brief depression severity measure
    K Kroenke
    Regenstrief Institute for Health Care and Department of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis 46202, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 16:606-13. 2001
    ..While considerable attention has focused on improving the detection of depression, assessment of severity is also important in guiding treatment decisions. Therefore, we examined the validity of a brief, new measure of depression severity...
  8. ncbi The validity of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. An updated literature review
    Ingvar Bjelland
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Section for Preventive Medicine, Haukeland Hospital, Armauer Hansen Building, University of Bergen, N 5021, Bergen, Norway
    J Psychosom Res 52:69-77. 2002
    ..To review the literature of the validity of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)...
  9. ncbi Short screening scales to monitor population prevalences and trends in non-specific psychological distress
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychol Med 32:959-76. 2002
    ..A 10-question screening scale of psychological distress and a six-question short-form scale embedded within the 10-question scale were developed for the redesigned US National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)...
  10. ncbi Quality criteria were proposed for measurement properties of health status questionnaires
    Caroline B Terwee
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:34-42. 2007
    ..number of systematic reviews have been published in which the measurement properties of health status questionnaires are compared. For a meaningful comparison, quality criteria for measurement properties are needed...
  11. ncbi Worldwide time trends in the prevalence of symptoms of asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, and eczema in childhood: ISAAC Phases One and Three repeat multicountry cross-sectional surveys
    M Innes Asher
    Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Lancet 368:733-43. 2006
    ..We repeated the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) at least 5 years after Phase One, to examine changes in the prevalence of symptoms of these disorders...
  12. ncbi Validation and utility of a self-report version of PRIME-MD: the PHQ primary care study. Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders. Patient Health Questionnaire
    R L Spitzer
    Biometrics Research Department, New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Columbia University, New York 10032, USA
    JAMA 282:1737-44. 1999
    ..The Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders (PRIME-MD) was developed as a screening instrument but its administration time has limited its clinical usefulness...
  13. ncbi ALSPAC--the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. I. Study methodology
    J Golding
    Institute of Child Health, University of Bristol, UK
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 15:74-87. 2001
    ..The study has an open policy in regard to collaboration within strict confidentiality rules...
  14. ncbi Depression, chronic diseases, and decrements in health: results from the World Health Surveys
    Saba Moussavi
    Department of Measurement and Health Information Systems, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 370:851-8. 2007
    ..Depression is often comorbid with other chronic diseases and can worsen their associated health outcomes. Few studies have explored the effect of depression, alone or as a comorbidity, on overall health status...
  15. ncbi A brief measure for assessing generalized anxiety disorder: the GAD-7
    Robert L Spitzer
    Biometrics Research Department, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1092-7. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to develop a brief self-report scale to identify probable cases of GAD and evaluate its reliability and validity...
  16. ncbi Reproducibility and relative validity of the short questionnaire to assess health-enhancing physical activity
    G C Wanda Wendel-Vos
    Department for Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, P O Box 1, 3720 BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:1163-9. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine reproducibility and relative validity of the Short QUestionnaire to ASsess Health-enhancing physical activity (SQUASH)...
  17. ncbi The Oswestry Disability Index
    J C Fairbank
    Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 25:2940-52; discussion 2952. 2000
    ..This review is based on publications using the ODI identified from the authors' personal databases, the Science Citation Index, and hand searches of Spine and current textbooks of spinal disorders...
  18. ncbi Development of the asthma control test: a survey for assessing asthma control
    Robert A Nathan
    Asthma and allergy Associates and Research Center, Colorado Springs, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 113:59-65. 2004
    ..In a busy clinic practice with limited time and resources, there is need for a simple method for assessing asthma control with or without lung function testing...
  19. ncbi Research guidelines for the Delphi survey technique
    F Hasson
    Centre for Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
    J Adv Nurs 32:1008-15. 2000
    ..The paper does not claim to be definitive; it purports to act as a guide for those researchers who wish to exploit the Delphi methodology...
  20. ncbi International variation in the prevalence of COPD (the BOLD Study): a population-based prevalence study
    A Sonia Buist
    Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Lancet 370:741-50. 2007
    ..We aimed to measure the prevalence of COPD and its risk factors and investigate variation across countries by age, sex, and smoking status...
  21. doi The health status of nonparticipants in a population-based health study: the Hordaland Health Study
    Ann Kristin Knudsen
    Research Section for Mental Health Epidemiology, Department of Health Promotion and Development, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Am J Epidemiol 172:1306-14. 2010
    ..Participation bias is probably a greater threat to the validity of prevalence studies than to studies of associations between exposures and outcomes...
  22. ncbi The empathy quotient: an investigation of adults with Asperger syndrome or high functioning autism, and normal sex differences
    Simon Baron-Cohen
    Autism Research Centre, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Rd, CB2 2AH United Kingdom
    J Autism Dev Disord 34:163-75. 2004
    ..This confirmed that women scored significantly higher than men. The EQ reveals both a sex difference in empathy in the general population and an empathy deficit in AS/HFA...
  23. ncbi Depression is a risk factor for noncompliance with medical treatment: meta-analysis of the effects of anxiety and depression on patient adherence
    M R DiMatteo
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Arch Intern Med 160:2101-7. 2000
    ..This article presents a quantitative review and synthesis of studies correlating medical patients' treatment noncompliance with their anxiety and depression...
  24. doi Assessment of physical activity - a review of methodologies with reference to epidemiological research: a report of the exercise physiology section of the European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation
    Janet M Warren
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Cambridge, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 17:127-39. 2010
    ..A framework is presented to guide researchers on the selection of the most suitable tool for use in a specific study...
  25. pmc The Generation R Study: design and cohort update 2010
    Vincent W V Jaddoe
    The Generation R Study Group AE006, Erasmus Medical Center, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 25:823-41. 2010
    ..Data collection in mothers, fathers and preschool children included questionnaires, detailed physical and ultrasound examinations, behavioural observations, and biological samples...
  26. doi The COSMIN study reached international consensus on taxonomy, terminology, and definitions of measurement properties for health-related patient-reported outcomes
    Lidwine B Mokkink
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:737-45. 2010
    ..The aim was to clarify and standardize terminology and definitions of measurement properties by reaching consensus among a group of experts and to develop a taxonomy of measurement properties relevant for evaluating health instruments...
  27. doi The Patient Health Questionnaire Somatic, Anxiety, and Depressive Symptom Scales: a systematic review
    Kurt Kroenke
    Regenstrief Institute, Inc and the Department of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 32:345-59. 2010
    ..An efficient means for measuring and monitoring all three conditions would be desirable...
  28. ncbi Using self-report assessment methods to explore facets of mindfulness
    Ruth A Baer
    University of Kentucky, Kentucky, USA
    Assessment 13:27-45. 2006
    The authors examine the facet structure of mindfulness using five recently developed mindfulness questionnaires. Two large samples of undergraduate students completed mindfulness questionnaires and measures of other constructs...
  29. doi Intimate partner violence and women's physical and mental health in the WHO multi-country study on women's health and domestic violence: an observational study
    Mary Ellsberg
    PATH, Washington, DC, USA
    Lancet 371:1165-72. 2008
    ..This article summarises findings from ten countries from the WHO multi-country study on women's health and domestic violence against women...
  30. pmc Limits to the measurement of habitual physical activity by questionnaires
    R J Shephard
    Br J Sports Med 37:197-206; discussion 206. 2003
    Despite extensive use over 40 years, physical activity questionnaires still show limited reliability and validity...
  31. pmc Leisure time spent sitting in relation to total mortality in a prospective cohort of US adults
    Alpa V Patel
    Epidemiology Research Program, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:419-29. 2010
    ..The time spent sitting was independently associated with total mortality, regardless of physical activity level. Public health messages should include both being physically active and reducing time spent sitting...
  32. ncbi The summary of diabetes self-care activities measure: results from 7 studies and a revised scale
    D J Toobert
    Chronic Illness Research Group, Oregon Research Institute, Eugene 97403 1983, USA
    Diabetes Care 23:943-50. 2000
    ..To review reliability, validity, and normative data from 7 different studies, involving a total of 1,988 people with diabetes, and provide a revised version of the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities (SDSCA) measure...
  33. pmc Amount of time spent in sedentary behaviors and cause-specific mortality in US adults
    Charles E Matthews
    Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 95:437-45. 2012
    ..Sedentary behaviors predominate modern life, yet we do not fully understand the adverse effects of these behaviors on mortality after considering the benefits of moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA)...
  34. pmc Cohort profile: the 45 and up study
    Emily Banks
    Sax Institute, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 37:941-7. 2008
  35. ncbi Development and validation of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC)
    Russell E Glasgow
    Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Med Care 43:436-44. 2005
    ....
  36. doi Development and first validation of the COPD Assessment Test
    P W Jones
    St George s University of London, UK
    Eur Respir J 34:648-54. 2009
    ..Current health-related quality of life questionnaires provide valid assessment of COPD, but are complex, which limits routine use...
  37. doi Neighborhood environments and physical activity among adults in 11 countries
    James F Sallis
    Active Living Research, Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92103, USA
    Am J Prev Med 36:484-90. 2009
    ..Surveys were conducted in 11 countries using the same self-report environmental variables and the International Physical Activity Questionnaire, allowing analyses with pooled data...
  38. ncbi Non-response and related factors in a nation-wide health survey
    K Korkeila
    Department of General Practice, University of Turku, Finland
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:991-9. 2001
    ..To analyse selective factors associated with an unexpectedly low response rate...
  39. pmc The COSMIN checklist for assessing the methodological quality of studies on measurement properties of health status measurement instruments: an international Delphi study
    Lidwine B Mokkink
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 19:539-49. 2010
    ..We present the COSMIN checklist and the agreement of the panel on the items of the checklist...
  40. ncbi The Patient Health Questionnaire-2: validity of a two-item depression screener
    Kurt Kroenke
    Regenstrief Institute for Health Care and Department of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    Med Care 41:1284-92. 2003
    A number of self-administered questionnaires are available for assessing depression severity, including the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire depression module (PHQ-9)...
  41. ncbi Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome defined by the International Diabetes Federation among adults in the U.S
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:2745-9. 2005
    ..S. adults and to compare it with the prevalence estimated using the definition of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP)...
  42. pmc Differences in weight status and energy-balance related behaviors among schoolchildren across Europe: the ENERGY-project
    Johannes Brug
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e34742. 2012
    ..Current data on the prevalence of overweight and energy-balance behaviors among European children is necessary to inform overweight prevention interventions...
  43. ncbi Physical activity and television watching in relation to risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus in men
    F B Hu
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:1542-8. 2001
    ..Television (TV) watching, a major sedentary behavior in the United States, has been associated with obesity. We hypothesized that prolonged TV watching may increase risk for type 2 diabetes...
  44. ncbi Patients' beliefs about prescribed medicines and their role in adherence to treatment in chronic physical illness
    R Horne
    Centre for Health Care Reserach, University of Brighton, UK
    J Psychosom Res 47:555-67. 1999
    ....
  45. ncbi [Measuring the quality of life in economic evaluations: the Dutch EQ-5D tariff]
    L M Lamers
    Instituut Beleid en Management Gezondheidszorg, Erasmus MC, Postbus 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 149:1574-8. 2005
    ..To value EQ-5D health states by a general Dutch public. EQ-5D is a standardised questionnaire that is used to calculate quality-adjusted life-years for cost-utility analysis...
  46. ncbi Survey of chronic pain in Europe: prevalence, impact on daily life, and treatment
    Harald Breivik
    University of Oslo, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty Division Rikshospitalet, Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Norway
    Eur J Pain 10:287-333. 2006
    ..Although differences were observed between the 16 countries, we have documented that chronic pain is a major health care problem in Europe that needs to be taken more seriously...
  47. ncbi Evidence suggesting that a chronic disease self-management program can improve health status while reducing hospitalization: a randomized trial
    K R Lorig
    Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA
    Med Care 37:5-14. 1999
    ..It also explored the differential effectiveness of the intervention for subjects with specific diseases and comorbidities...
  48. pmc Worldwide trends in the prevalence of asthma symptoms: phase III of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC)
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Thorax 62:758-66. 2007
    ..In phase III the phase I survey was repeated in order to assess changes over time...
  49. pmc Estimation of minimally important differences in EQ-5D utility and VAS scores in cancer
    A Simon Pickard
    Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:70. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to provide a range of estimates of minimally important differences (MIDs) in EQ-5D scores in cancer and to determine if estimates are comparable in lung cancer...
  50. ncbi Development and validation of a brief screening version of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire
    David P Bernstein
    Department of Psychology, Fordham University, Dealy Hall, 3rd Floor, Bronx, NY 10458, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 27:169-90. 2003
    ..The goal of this study was to develop and validate a short form of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (the CTQ-SF) as a screening measure for maltreatment histories in both clinical and nonreferred groups...
  51. pmc The Hospital Anxiety And Depression Scale
    R Philip Snaith
    Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of Leeds, 21 Gledhow Wood Road, Leeds LS8 4BW, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:29. 2003
    ..It should be emphasised that self-assessment scales are only valid for screening purposes; definitive diagnosis must rest on the process of clinical examination...
  52. ncbi The brief illness perception questionnaire
    Elizabeth Broadbent
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Psychosom Res 60:631-7. 2006
    ..This study evaluates the Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire (Brief IPQ), a nine-item scale designed to rapidly assess the cognitive and emotional representations of illness...
  53. pmc The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS): development and UK validation
    Ruth Tennant
    Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:63. 2007
    ..This article describes the development and validation of a new scale, comprised only of positively worded items relating to different aspects of positive mental health: the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale (WEMWBS)...
  54. pmc Test-retest reliability and construct validity of the ENERGY-child questionnaire on energy balance-related behaviours and their potential determinants: the ENERGY-project
    Amika S Singh
    VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Dpt, of Public and Occupational Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:136. 2011
    ..Therefore, reliable and valid tools to measure these variables in large-scale population research are needed...
  55. ncbi Comparison of the minimally important difference for two health state utility measures: EQ-5D and SF-6D
    Stephen J Walters
    Health Economics and Decision Science, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
    Qual Life Res 14:1523-32. 2005
    ..Empirical work is required to determine what the smallest change is in utility scores that can be regarded as important and whether this change in utility value is constant across measures and conditions...
  56. doi A short generic measure of work stress in the era of globalization: effort-reward imbalance
    Johannes Siegrist
    University of Duesseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:1005-13. 2009
    ..We evaluate psychometric properties of a short version of the original effort-reward imbalance (ERI) questionnaire. This measure is of interest in the context of assessing stressful work conditions in the era of economic globalization...
  57. doi Minimum clinically important difference in lumbar spine surgery patients: a choice of methods using the Oswestry Disability Index, Medical Outcomes Study questionnaire Short Form 36, and pain scales
    Anne G Copay
    The Spinal Research Foundation, 1831 Wiehle Avenue, Suite 200, Reston, VA 20190, USA
    Spine J 8:968-74. 2008
    ..Variable threshold values have been proposed as MCID for those instruments despite a lack of agreement on the optimal MCID calculation method...
  58. ncbi German Acupuncture Trials (GERAC) for chronic low back pain: randomized, multicenter, blinded, parallel-group trial with 3 groups
    Michael Haake
    Orthopaedic Department, University of Regensburg, Bad Abbach, Germany
    Arch Intern Med 167:1892-8. 2007
    ..To our knowledge, verum acupuncture has never been directly compared with sham acupuncture and guideline-based conventional therapy in patients with chronic low back pain...
  59. ncbi Adherence to a Mediterranean diet and survival in a Greek population
    Antonia Trichopoulou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    N Engl J Med 348:2599-608. 2003
    ..Adherence to a Mediterranean diet may improve longevity, but relevant data are limited...
  60. ncbi Physical activity from childhood to adulthood: a 21-year tracking study
    Risto Telama
    LIKES Research Center, Keltavuokko 4C, 40520 Jyväskylä, Finland
    Am J Prev Med 28:267-73. 2005
    ....
  61. pmc Development, validity and responsiveness of the Clinical COPD Questionnaire
    Thys van der Molen
    Department of General Practice, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:13. 2003
    ..So far no validated questionnaires are available to measure symptom and functional state in daily clinical practice...
  62. ncbi US valuation of the EQ-5D health states: development and testing of the D1 valuation model
    James W Shaw
    Tobacco Control Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Med Care 43:203-20. 2005
    ..The EQ-5D is a brief, multiattribute, preference-based health status measure. This article describes the development of a statistical model for generating US population-based EQ-5D preference weights...
  63. ncbi Assessment of insecticide-treated bednet use among children and pregnant women across 15 countries using standardized national surveys
    Thomas P Eisele
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:209-14. 2009
    ..The gaps in ITN use and possession will likely persist in the absence of achieving a ratio of no more than two people per ITN...
  64. ncbi Cross-national prevalence and correlates of adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
    J Fayyad
    Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, St George Hospital University Medical Centre, PO Box 166378, Beirut Achrafieh 1100 2807, Lebanon
    Br J Psychiatry 190:402-9. 2007
    ..Little is known about the epidemiology of adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...
  65. doi Dietary intake and the development of the metabolic syndrome: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    Pamela L Lutsey
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Minneapolis, USA
    Circulation 117:754-61. 2008
    ....
  66. pmc Verbal autopsy: current practices and challenges
    Nadia Soleman
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, England
    Bull World Health Organ 84:239-45. 2006
    ..We asked for information from 36 field sites about field-operating procedures and reviewed 18 verbal autopsy questionnaires and 10 cause-of-death lists used in 13 countries...
  67. doi Effect of tiotropium on outcomes in patients with moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (UPLIFT): a prespecified subgroup analysis of a randomised controlled trial
    Marc Decramer
    Respiratory Division, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Lancet 374:1171-8. 2009
    ..However, there are few data for treatment in the early stages of the disease. We examined the effect of tiotropium on outcomes in a large subgroup of patients with moderate COPD...
  68. ncbi Interpreting SF-36 summary health measures: a response
    J E Ware
    Quality Metric, Inc, Lincoln, RI 02865, USA
    Qual Life Res 10:405-13; discussion 415-20. 2001
    ..sf-36.com/test...
  69. ncbi A yoga intervention for young adults with elevated symptoms of depression
    Alison Woolery
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 10:60-3. 2004
    ..Yoga teachers and students often report that yoga has an uplifting effect on their moods, but scientific research on yoga and depression is limited...
  70. pmc eHealth trends in Europe 2005-2007: a population-based survey
    Per Egil Kummervold
    Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine, University Hospital of North Norway, PO Box 35, N 9038 Tromsø, Norway
    J Med Internet Res 10:e42. 2008
    ..People are using the Internet for various health-related purposes. It is important to monitor such use as it may have an impact on the individual's health and behavior, patient-practitioner roles, and on general health care provision...
  71. doi Physical activity questionnaires for adults: a systematic review of measurement properties
    Mireille N M van Poppel
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Sports Med 40:565-600. 2010
    Many questionnaires have been developed to measure physical activity (PA), but an overview of the measurement properties of PA questionnaires is lacking...
  72. ncbi Psychometric evaluation of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index in cancer patients
    Susan L Beck
    University of Utah College of Nursing, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 5880, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 27:140-8. 2004
    ..Psychometric evaluation supports its internal consistency reliability and construct validity. However, the scoring is rather cumbersome and raises questions regarding level of measurement and appropriate analysis techniques...
  73. ncbi Patient preference and pharmacokinetics of oral modulated UFT versus intravenous fluorouracil and leucovorin: a randomised crossover trial in advanced colorectal cancer
    M M Borner
    Early Clinical Studies Group of The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer, Belgium
    Eur J Cancer 38:349-58. 2002
    ..v. 5-FU/LV. Oral UFT/LV compares favourably with i.v. 5-FU/LV in terms of toxicity and patient's preference and leads to prolonged 5-FU exposure, which is comparable to continuous i.v. 5-FU treatment...
  74. ncbi The clinical importance of changes in outcome scores after treatment for chronic low back pain
    O Hägg
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sahlgren University Hospital, 413 45 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Eur Spine J 12:12-20. 2003
    ..Despite improvement after treatment, the ability to sit, stand and lift, remain notable problems...
  75. ncbi Sexual behaviour in Britain: partnerships, practices, and HIV risk behaviours
    A M Johnson
    Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Mortimer Market Centre, WC1E 6AU, London, UK
    Lancet 358:1835-42. 2001
    ....
  76. pmc The CoLaus study: a population-based study to investigate the epidemiology and genetic determinants of cardiovascular risk factors and metabolic syndrome
    Mathieu Firmann
    Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 8:6. 2008
    ..A secondary aim of the CoLaus study will be to determine new genetic determinants associated with CVRFs...
  77. pmc Assessing a new approach to verbal autopsy interpretation in a rural Ethiopian community: the InterVA model
    Mesganaw Fantahun
    Department of Community Health, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
    Bull World Health Organ 84:204-10. 2006
    ..We compared results with those obtained after review of the VA by local physicians, with a view to validating the model as a community-based tool...
  78. ncbi Responsiveness of functional status in low back pain: a comparison of different instruments
    A J Beurskens
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain 65:71-6. 1996
    This study compares the responsiveness of three instruments of functional status: two disease-specific questionnaires (Oswestry and Roland Disability Questionnaires), and a patient-specific method (severity of the main complaint)...
  79. ncbi painDETECT: a new screening questionnaire to identify neuropathic components in patients with back pain
    Rainer Freynhagen
    Klinik fur Anasthesiologie, Universitatsklinikum Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Curr Med Res Opin 22:1911-20. 2006
    ....
  80. ncbi The HCL-32: towards a self-assessment tool for hypomanic symptoms in outpatients
    Jules Angst
    Zurich University Psychiatric Hospital, Lenggstrasse 31, P O Box 1931, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Affect Disord 88:217-33. 2005
    ..As such, an instrument for self-assessment of hypomanic symptoms might increase the detection of suspected and of manifest, but under-treated, cases of bipolar disorders...
  81. doi Physical activity questionnaires for youth: a systematic review of measurement properties
    Mai J M Chinapaw
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Sports Med 40:539-63. 2010
    Because of the diversity in available questionnaires, it is not easy for researchers to decide which instrument is most suitable for his or her specific demands...
  82. ncbi Validation and application of verbal autopsies in a rural area of South Africa
    K Kahn
    Health Systems Development Unit, Department of Community Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 5:824-31. 2000
    ..To validate the causes of death determined with a single verbal autopsy instrument covering all age groups in the Agincourt subdistrict of rural South Africa...
  83. pmc Screening for emotional distress in cancer patients: a systematic review of assessment instruments
    Andrea Vodermaier
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:1464-88. 2009
    ..Some measures, particularly newly developed cancer-specific scales, require further validation against structured clinical interviews (the criterion standard for validation measures) before they can be recommended...
  84. ncbi Timing of fluoride intake in relation to development of fluorosis on maxillary central incisors
    Liang Hong
    Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 1010, USA
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 34:299-309. 2006
    ..This study reports the relationships of fluoride intake during the first 48 months of life with fluorosis on early-erupting permanent teeth...
  85. ncbi A comparison of a modified Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire and the Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale
    J M Fritz
    Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 6035 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Phys Ther 81:776-88. 2001
    ....
  86. ncbi Development and validation of a screening instrument for bipolar spectrum disorder: the Mood Disorder Questionnaire
    R M Hirschfeld
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical Branch, the University of Texas at Galveston 77555 01888, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 157:1873-5. 2000
    ..This report describes the validation of a new brief self-report screening instrument for bipolar spectrum disorders called the Mood Disorder Questionnaire...
  87. ncbi Association between perceived neighborhood environment and walking among adults in 4 cities in Japan
    Shigeru Inoue
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Tokyo Medical University, 6 1 1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku ku, Tokyo 160 8402, Japan
    J Epidemiol 20:277-86. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the association between perceived neighborhood environment and neighborhood walking for multiple purposes among Japanese...
  88. doi Iyengar yoga for young adults with rheumatoid arthritis: results from a mixed-methods pilot study
    Subhadra Evans
    Pediatric Pain Program, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:904-13. 2010
    ..Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that often impacts patient's quality of life. For young people with RA, there is a need for rehabilitative approaches that have been shown to be safe and to lead to improved functioning...
  89. doi Traffic-related air pollution and childhood respiratory symptoms, function and allergies
    Emma Nordling
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Stockholm County Council, Stockholm, Sweden
    Epidemiology 19:401-8. 2008
    ..Urban air pollution can trigger asthma symptoms in children, but there is conflicting evidence on effects of long-term exposure on lung function, onset of airway disease and allergic sensitization...
  90. doi Large scale questionnaire survey on respiratory health in Sweden: effects of late- and non-response
    Erik P Rönmark
    VBG Group Center for Asthma and Allergy Research, Department of Internal Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Respir Med 103:1807-15. 2009
    Participation rates in epidemiologic studies conducted with postal questionnaires have steadily declined since 1970s. This can lead to an increased risk for selection bias...
  91. doi Changing patterns of diet, physical activity and obesity among urban, rural and slum populations in north India
    K Yadav
    Comprehensive Rural Health Services Project, Ballabgarh, Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
    Obes Rev 9:400-8. 2008
    ..Non-communicable disease control strategy needs to address urbanization and warrants gender sensitive strategies specifically targeting women...
  92. doi What do pedometer counts represent? A comparison between pedometer data and data from four different questionnaires
    Katrien A De Cocker
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 12:74-81. 2009
    ..activity (PA) reported through pedometer registrations (step counts) with PA reported in four different questionnaires; to compare step count thresholds (7,500, 10,000 and 12,500 steps/d) with the PA guideline of 30 min of ..
  93. doi Register-based study among employees showed small nonparticipation bias in health surveys and check-ups
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:900-6. 2008
    ....
  94. pmc Lymphedema and quality of life in breast cancer survivors: the Iowa Women's Health Study
    Rehana L Ahmed
    Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 0392, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:5689-96. 2008
    ..The impact of lymphedema or related arm symptoms on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in breast cancer (BrCa) survivors has not been examined using a large population-based cohort...
  95. doi A mere measurement effect for anticipated regret: impacts on cervical screening attendance
    Tracy Sandberg
    Institute of Psychological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
    Br J Soc Psychol 48:221-36. 2009
    ..However, among those returning questionnaires, there was a significantly increased attendance rate (p<...
  96. ncbi One-year randomized controlled trial with different physical-activity programs to reduce musculoskeletal symptoms in the neck and shoulders among office workers
    Anne Katrine Blangsted
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 34:55-65. 2008
    ..This study evaluates the effect of two different worksite physical-activity interventions on neck-shoulder symptoms, together with perceived work ability and sick leave among office workers...
  97. doi Prospective study of the association between fluoride intake and dental fluorosis in permanent teeth
    C C Martins
    School of Dentistry, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    Caries Res 42:125-33. 2008
    ..To evaluate the relationship between fluoride intake and dental fluorosis in permanent central incisors and first molars...
  98. ncbi Using data on social contacts to estimate age-specific transmission parameters for respiratory-spread infectious agents
    Jacco Wallinga
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 164:936-44. 2006
    ..These findings have important implications for controlling future outbreaks of novel respiratory-spread infectious agents...
  99. ncbi Comorbid subjective health complaints in low back pain
    Eli Molde Hagen
    Spine Clinic, Sykehuset Innlandet HF, Ottestad, Norway
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1491-5. 2006
    ..Cross-sectional study...
  100. ncbi The Anti Cancer Council of Victoria FFQ: relative validity of nutrient intakes compared with weighed food records in young to middle-aged women in a study of iron supplementation
    A Hodge
    Cancer Epidemiology Centre, Anti Cancer Council of Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053
    Aust N Z J Public Health 24:576-83. 2000
    ..To assess the validity of the Anti Cancer Council of Victoria food frequency questionnaire (ACCVFFQ) relative to seven-day weighed food records (WFRs) in 63 women of child-bearing age...
  101. doi Alzheimer's disease in real life--the dementia carer's survey
    Jean Georges
    Alzheimer Europe, Luxembourg
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:546-51. 2008
    ..The dementia carer's survey aimed to identify carers' needs, differences between countries with regard to dementia care and the level of satisfaction of carers with utilised services...

Research Grants85

  1. INNER CITY COCKROACH ALLERGEN REDUCTION TRIAL
    Peyton Eggleston; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Each child and their parent will undergo a baseline evaluation that will include questionnaires. The child will undergo allergy skin tests, serum for IgE antibody to cockroach, spirometry and methacholine ..
  2. Prenatal Exposures & Procarcinogenic Mutations
    Manuela Orjuela; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Prenatal exposures have been assessed by questionnaires, air monitoring, and biomarkers...
  3. Cohort Study of Genetic Susceptibility to Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma
    Jiali Han; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..follow-up rate, large sample size, prospective host factor assessment, and high response rate of retrospective questionnaires. Our proposal will also take advantage of the previously identified and confirmed cases of melanoma as well as ..
  4. Cohort Study of Genetic Susceptibility to Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma
    Jiali Han; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..follow-up rate, large sample size, prospective host factor assessment, and high response rate of retrospective questionnaires. Our proposal will also take advantage of the previously identified and confirmed cases of melanoma as well as ..
  5. Cohort Study of Genetic Susceptibility to Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma
    Jiali Han; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..follow-up rate, large sample size, prospective host factor assessment, and high response rate of retrospective questionnaires. Our proposal will also take advantage of the previously identified and confirmed cases of melanoma as well as ..
  6. An Objective Measure of Physical Activity in the DPPOS: the Accelerometry Ancilla
    Andrea M Kriska; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Partial correlations of activity levels as assessed at baseline by the activity questionnaires were significantly and inversely associated with fasting and 75- g oral glucose tolerance measures of insulin (..
  7. PHARMACOLOGY OF ANTICANCER DRUGS IN ADVANCED AGE
    HEINZ LENZ; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..In addition to standard Phase II assessment of efficacy and toxicity, patient-completed questionnaires; will be used as a tool for the assessment of comorbidity and will be used to assess whether the elderly are ..
  8. Autonomic, Endothelial, and Inflammatory Correlates of Sleep Duration
    MERCEDES RENEE CARNETHON; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..of 500 adults aged 35-64 from the Chicago, IL area who do not have SDB as determined by validated screening questionnaires and in-home overnight polysomnography...
  9. An Objective Measure of Physical Activity in the DPPOS: the Accelerometry Ancilla
    Andrea M Kriska; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Partial correlations of activity levels as assessed at baseline by the activity questionnaires were significantly and inversely associated with fasting and 75- g oral glucose tolerance measures of insulin (..
  10. PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF HEALTH IN RUNNERS AND WALKERS
    Paul Williams; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..b>Questionnaires concerning running and other physical activities in 56,000 runners have already been obtained, and additional ..
  11. Breast Cancer:Education, Counseling, and Adjustment
    Judith Haber; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..week prior to surgery, patients and partners who meet inclusion criteria (n=280 dyads) complete a set of five questionnaires to assess initial levels of the study variables. Participants are randomly assigned to one of four groups...
  12. Chemoprevention of arsenic-induced skin cancer
    Habibul Ahsan; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..assembled 11,746 men and women, including nearly 3,575 patients with premalignant skin lesions, and collected questionnaires, clinical data, and biospecimens from all...
  13. Chemoprevention of arsenic-induced skin cancer
    Habibul Ahsan; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..assembled 11,746 men and women, including nearly 3,575 patients with premalignant skin lesions, and collected questionnaires, clinical data, and biospecimens from all...
  14. US STUDY OF SEMEN QUALITY IN PARTNERS OF PREGNANT WOMEN
    Shanna Swan; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Protocols and questionnaires in use in Europe will be adapted minimally, as necessary for U.S. populations...
  15. VITAL-DEP: Depression Endpoint Prevention in the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL
    OLIVIA IFEOMA OKEREKE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Cases of depression will be identified using questionnaires and additional data on psychiatric visits, diagnoses, and medications from the Centers for Medicare and ..
  16. Informed Consent in Pediatric Phase I Cancer Trials
    Eric Kodish; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..as well as parent and older child interviews to determine understanding and decision-making and clinician questionnaires to gain their perspectives...
  17. A Web-based Tool for Assessing and Addressing Mental Health of Young Children
    Barbara Howard; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Through CHADIS 0-3, parents complete questionnaires assessing child and family functioning online via a secure website...