- A drink is a drink? Variation in the amount of alcohol contained in beer, wine and spirits drinks in a US methodological sample
William C Kerr
Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 29:2015-21. 2005
..Empirically based estimates of the mean alcohol content of beer, wine and spirits drinks from a national sample of US drinkers are not currently available...
- Units of measure in clinical information systems
Regenstrief Institute for Health Care and Indiana University, Indianapolis 46202 2859, USA
J Am Med Inform Assoc 6:151-62. 1999
..The authors therefore developed a code for units that is much more complete and free from ambiguities...
- The random number generation task: psychometric properties and normative data of an executive function task in a mixed sample
Department of Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 13:626-34. 2007
..It primarily taps executive subfunctions (i.e., inhibition, updating, and monitoring), which are affected by psychopathological or neurological deficits...
- Explicit and objective scoring criteria for the taylor complex figure test
School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, 145 Jean Jacques Lussier, Ottawa, Ont, Canada K1N 6N5 6N5
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 26:405-15. 2004
..The present study also reveals the limitations of the use of the Taylor and the Rey in test-retest situations but suggests that administering the Taylor first would improve the comparability of the two figures in a test-retest situation...
- Validity and reliability of an inpatient severity of psychiatric illness measure
Bentson H McFarland
Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR 97239, USA
Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 14:102-8. 2005
..The measure is appropriate for retrospective severity assessment and may also be useful for pre-admission screening...
- New scores for the Category Test: measures of interference for subtests 5 and 6
Jeffrey S Webster
Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Long Beach, CA 90822, USA
Clin Neuropsychol 20:678-94. 2006
..In addition, we have evidence that our new measures may be selectively sensitive to frontal system dysfunction...
- Intra-individual measures of association in neuropsychology: inferential methods for comparing a single case with a control or normative sample
John R Crawford
Department of Psychology, King s College, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 9:989-1000. 2003
..Worked examples of the statistical methods are provided using data from a clinical case and controls. A computer program (for PCs) that implements the methods is described and made available...
- Neurocognitive functioning is associated with employment status: a quantitative review
A D Kalechstein
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 25:1186-91. 2003
..These findings support the ecological validity of neurocognitive assessment...
- Development of WAIS-III General Ability Index Minus WMS-III memory discrepancy scores
Rael T Lange
Riverview Hospital, Department of Research, Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Clin Neuropsychol 20:382-95. 2006
..e., stratified and non-stratified). These tables provide valuable data for clinical reference purposes to determine the frequency of GAI-IMI, GAI-GMI, and GAI-DMI discrepancy scores in the WAIS-III/WMS-III standardization sample...
- Number processing and calculation--normative data from healthy adults
Universitätsklinik für Neurologie, Innsbruck, Austria
Clin Neuropsychol 17:331-50. 2003
..The battery is easy to administer and does not require special materials or equipment...
- The development and preliminary validation of a brief measure of chronic pain impact for use in the general population
Linda S Ruehlman
Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
Pain 113:82-90. 2005
..In view of its strong psychometric properties, the PCP:S has the potential to serve as a brief, cost-effective assessment tool for identifying individuals whose chronic pain merits more detailed psychosocial evaluation...
- Quantitative MR analyses of the hippocampus: unspecific metabolic changes in aging
Dept of Neurology II, Otto von Guericke University, Leipziger Str 44, 39120, Magdeburg, Germany
J Neurol 251:1345-53. 2004
..The metabolic changes are unspecific as they are not restricted to the hippocampus but equally occur in measures obtained from extrahippocampal temporal lobe regions...
- Behavioral Dyscontrol Scale-Electronic Version: first examination of reliability, validity, and incremental utility
University of Utah, Department of Psychology, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 0251, USA
Clin Neuropsychol 19:4-26. 2005
..Overall, the results demonstrate the feasibility of converting the BDS into an electronic instrument and support continued research and development of this instrument...
- Fractionating impulsivity: contrasting effects of central 5-HT depletion on different measures of impulsive behavior
Catharine A Winstanley
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Neuropsychopharmacology 29:1331-43. 2004
..However, not all measures of impulsivity appear to be uniformly affected by 5-HT depletion, or correlate with each other, supporting the suggestion that impulsivity is not a unitary construct...
- Comparison of adult age differences in verbal and visuo-spatial memory: the importance of 'pure', parallel and validated measures
School of Psychology, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 28:341-56. 2006
..They also emphasize the importance of using 'pure', parallel and validated measures of verbal and visuo-spatial memory in memory ageing research...
- Planning abilities and the Tower of London: is this task measuring a discrete cognitive function?
J M Unterrainer
Department of Psychology, Neuropsychology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 26:846-56. 2004
..These result suggest that the Tower of London assesses predominantly planning and problem solving and could not be explained by other cognitive domains...
- Comparison of quality of life measures in heart failure
Susan J Bennett
Indiana University School of Nursing, 1111 Middle Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Nurs Res 52:207-16. 2003
..Although numerous health-related quality-of-life instruments are available to measure patients' quality of life, few studies have compared these measures directly to determine how they function in the same group of patients...
- The Montgomery Asberg and the Hamilton ratings of depression: a comparison of measures
Thomas J Carmody
Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dallas, TX 75390 9086, United States
Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 16:601-11. 2006
..An HRSD(17) of 7 corresponded to an 8 or 9 on the MADRS and 4 on the HRSD(6). The MADRS would be superior to the HRSD(17) in the conduct of clinical trials...
- Functional activities characteristics of shoulder complex movements: Exploration with a 3-D electromagnetic measurement system
Jiu Jenq Lin
School of Physical Therapy, Texas Woman s University, Houston, TX, USA
J Rehabil Res Dev 42:199-210. 2005
..62 to 0.50, p < 0.05). Correlation results indicated that elderly subjects have a greater potential for serratus anterior muscle weakness and shoulder capsule tightness...
- Developing two different measures for assessing knowledge of and attitudes toward epilepsy for the Turkish population
Department of Psychology, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Epilepsy Behav 12:84-9. 2008
..31% of the variance. Cronbach's alpha was found to be 0.84. Additionally, it was found that subjects with more knowledge of epilepsy had more positive attitudes toward epilepsy (r = .36, P<0.01)...
- Developing a measure to assess attitudes toward epilepsy in the US population
Colleen A Diiorio
Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Epilepsy Behav 5:965-75. 2004
..The results of these analyses provided evidence for reliability and construct validity of the instrument. Additional tests of the reliability, validity, and factor structure of the scales are necessary to refine the instrument...
- Impairments in precision grip correlate with functional measures in adult hemiplegia
Michelle N McDonnell
Research Centre for Human Movement Control, Discipline of Physiology, School of Molecular and Biomedical Science, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
Clin Neurophysiol 117:1474-80. 2006
..Analysis of a precision grip-lift task provides measures to assess functional disability of the hand, but the correlation between these measures and accepted tests of motor function in stroke patients has not been established...
- Suppressed working memory on the WMS-III as a marker for poor effort
Rael T Lange
Riverview Hospital, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 28:294-305. 2006
..These results suggest that memory-WMI discrepancy scores on the WMS-III do not provide clinically useful information regarding response set and should be used cautiously as an indicator of poor effort...
- Reliability and gender differences of static explosive grip parameters based on force-time curves
Department of Physical Education, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan
J Sports Med Phys Fitness 43:28-35. 2003
..The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and gender differences of static explosive grip (SEG) parameters based on force-time curves...
- Victoria Symptom Validity Test scores of patients with profound memory impairment: nonlitigants case studies
Daniel J Slick
Department of Psychology, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Clin Neuropsychol 17:390-4. 2003
..These data add to the literature suggesting that the VSVT is insensitive to genuine neurologically-based memory impairment and provide an additional floor-level clinical benchmark against which to compare the performance of litigants...
- Relations between cognitive abilities and measures of executive functioning
Timothy A Salthouse
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
Neuropsychology 19:532-45. 2005
..These results raise questions about the extent to which neuropsychological tests of executive functioning measure a distinct dimension of variation in normal adults...
- Measuring the executive regulation of emotion with self-rating scales in a nonclinical population
Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, PO Box 195, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
J Gen Psychol 134:101-11. 2007
..The findings corroborated those of other methodologies, supporting the Frontal Systems Behavior Scale (FrSBe) as a valid tool to measure prefrontal function in nonclinical populations...
- Psychometrically matched measures of global cognition, memory, and executive function for assessment of cognitive decline in older persons
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento 95817, USA
Neuropsychology 17:380-92. 2003
..Association of measures with quantitative structural magnetic resonance imaging variables followed expected patterns. This approach to scale development may have applications for other neuropsychological assessment problems...
- Rating scale for psychogenic movement disorders: scale development and clinimetric testing
Vanessa K Hinson
Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Mov Disord 20:1592-7. 2005
..The PMD scale adequately captures the complex movements of PMDs and can be used to assess PMDs and test the efficacy of intervention strategies...
- Patient-validated content of a Greek version of the Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory (QOLIE-89) combined with individualized measures
Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
Epilepsy Behav 5:367-79. 2004
- Comparing patients' predicted test scores from a regression equation with their obtained scores: a significance test and point estimate of abnormality with accompanying confidence limits
John R Crawford
School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Neuropsychology 20:259-71. 2006
..Monte Carlo simulations confirm the validity of the methods, and computer programs that implement them are described and made available...
- Psychometric properties of the Hurricane Coping Self-Efficacy measure following Hurricane Katrina
Amanda D Hyre
Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Lousiana, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 196:562-7. 2008
..The HCSE measure exhibited excellent internal consistency, external validity and repeatability after Hurricane Katrina...
- Beyond alpha: an empirical examination of the effects of different sources of measurement error on reliability estimates for measures of individual differences constructs
Frank L Schmidt
Department of Management and Organizations, Henry B Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
Psychol Methods 8:206-24. 2003
..J. Cronbach, 1951), which fails to assess transient error, leads to overestimates of reliability and undercorrections for biases due to measurement error...
- [Weighing precision of filters used in dust measurements: repeatability and reproducibility]
Zakład Srodowiskowych Zagrozeń Zdrowia, Pracownia Aerozoli, Instytutu Medycyny Pracy im prof dra med I Nofera w Lodzi
Med Pr 57:257-62. 2006
..It should be emphasized that the weighing precision decides about the precision of measured inhaled and respirable dust concentrations...
- Inter- and intraoperator reliability of brain tissue measures using magnetic resonance imaging
Dept of Neuropsychiatry, Kansai Medical University, 10 15 Fumizonocho Moriguchi, Osaka 570 8506, Japan
Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 253:301-6. 2003
..971 and 0.999. The segmentation and measurement are useful for volumetric studies in the human brain using BRAINS...
- Rule-of-thumb adjustment of sample sizes to accommodate dropouts in a two-stage analysis of repeated measurements
John E Overall
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, USA
Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 15:1-11. 2006
- Accuracy and repeatability of weighing for occupational hygiene measurements: results from an inter-laboratory comparison
Health and Safety Laboratory, Broad Lane, Sheffield S3 7HQ, UK
Ann Occup Hyg 46:693-9. 2002
..These data are useful in estimating the likely accuracy of measurements from a laboratory where good analytical practices exist...
- Metric attributes of the unified Parkinson's disease rating scale 3.0 battery: part II, construct and content validity
Maria João Forjaz
Neuroepidemiology Unit, National Center for Epidemiology, Carlos III Institute of Health, Madrid, Spain
Mov Disord 21:1892-8. 2006
..3% (UPDRS Motor Examination). In conclusion, while the modified H&Y, S&E, and UPDRS displayed satisfactory construct validity, the content validity of all scales except UPDRS Motor Examination failed to attain adequate standards...
- Number processing after stroke: anatomoclinical correlations in oral and written codes
Neuropsychology Unit, Neurological Clinic, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 9:899-912. 2003
..These results stress the close correlation, but relative independence between calculation and language, as well as a dissociated sensitivity of oral and digital processing to brain lesions...
- Quantitative measurement of cortical surface features in localization-related temporal lobe epilepsy
Department of Neurology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53792, USA
Neuropsychology 18:729-37. 2004
..g., surface cerebral spinal fluid). These findings are related to the literature regarding morphometric changes associated with temporal lobe epilepsy and normal aging...
- Numbers and space: a cognitive illusion?
Maria Dolores de Hevia
Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita degli Studi Milano Bicocca, Edificio U6 Piazza dell Ateneo Nuovo, 1, 20126, Milano, Italy
Exp Brain Res 168:254-64. 2006
..This seems to operate in a categorical fashion ("small/large"), and to be congruent with the assumption that relatively large numbers are associated with the right side of a mental representational space...
- Prenatal alcohol exposure assessment: multiple embedded measures in a prenatal questionnaire
North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center, School of Medicine and the Health Sciences, University of North Dakota, 501 N Columbia Road, Grand Forks, ND 58203, USA
Neurotoxicol Teratol 25:675-9. 2003
..The data from prenatal care can also be used for maternal risk stratification. Early identification can provide opportunity for early interventions to decrease total exposure during pregnancy and to improve the outcome for the child...
- A similarity measure for case based reasoning modeling with temporal abstraction based on cross-correlation
Institute for Medical Biometry and Informatics, Department Medical Informatics, Im Neuenheimer Feld 400, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Comput Methods Programs Biomed 81:41-8. 2006
..Such an approach might help to considerably reduce the problem of false alarms which hampers most existing alerting systems for medication errors or impending ADEs...
- Self-defense and martial arts evaluation for college women: preliminary validation of perceptions of dangerous situations scale
Patricia Paulsen Hughes
Department of Health and Human Performance, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater 74078, USA
Res Q Exerc Sport 74:153-64. 2003
..Reliability was established through alpha coefficients. The PDSS, when used with university women, offers promising measurement opportunities in self-defense and martial arts settings...
- Test-retest reliability of lifting and carrying in a 2-day functional capacity evaluation
M F Reneman
Center for Rehabilitation, University Hospital Groningen, P O Box 30002, 9750 RA Haren, The Netherlands
J Occup Rehabil 12:269-75. 2002
..It was concluded that test-retest reliability of lifting and carrying was good, and the need for a 2-day protocol could not be confirmed...
- Clinical gait and balance scale (GABS): validation and utilization
Parkinson s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, 6550 Fannin Street no 1801, Houston, TX 77030, USA
J Neurol Sci 217:89-99. 2004
..We have shown concurrent validity with two computerized gait analysis instruments. We expect GABS to have a particular utility in clinical trials designed to modify functional impairment associated with abnormalities in gait and balance...
- Retinal thickness analysis(RTA): an objective method to assess and quantify the retinal thickness in healthy controls and in diabetics without diabetic retinopathy
Department of Ophthalmology, VU University Medical Center, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Retina 22:768-71. 2002
..Since it has been shown that photocoagulation is indicated in patients with diabetic macular edema, quantitative and objective assessment of retinal thickness is of clinical importance...
- Mechanical force spinal manipulation increases trunk muscle strength assessed by electromyography: a comparative clinical trial
Stephen M Perle
J Manipulative Physiol Ther 25:345; author reply 345-7. 2002
- COMFORT scale: a reliable and valid method to measure the amount of stress of ventilated preterm infants
J M Wielenga
Neonatology Department, Academic Medical Centre Emma Children s Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Neonatal Netw 23:39-44. 2004
..Assessment of clinimetric properties and diagnostic quality of a stress measurement scale (COMFORT scale)...
- 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
- Ketamine and postoperative pain--a quantitative systematic review of randomised trials
EBCAP Institute Evidence Based Critical care, Anaesthesia and Pain treatment, Division of Anaesthesiology, Geneva University Hospitals, 24 Rue Micheli du Crest, CH 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
Pain 113:61-70. 2005
..49 (95%CI 0.18-12.6), NNH 286. Despite many published randomised trials, the role of ketamine, as a component of perioperative analgesia, remains unclear...
- Evaluation of a clinical performance assessment tool (CPAT) within a critical care context
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth, WA
Aust Crit Care 19:105-13. 2006
..However, the link with the ACCCN competencies remains evident, and this indirectly further supports the utility of having nationally agreed standards for professional practice within specialty areas...
- Further development and validation of the Occupational Fatigue Exhaustion Recovery (OFER) scale
Peter C Winwood
School of Psychology, University of South Australia
J Occup Environ Med 48:381-9. 2006
..Refinement of the Occupational Fatigue Exhaustion Recovery (OFER) scale...
- Translation and validation of the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale into Chinese
Zhejiang University s Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Hangzhou, China
J Midwifery Womens Health 48:350-6. 2003
..The results from this study are the first to examine the psychometric characteristics of the Chinese version BSES administered in a hospital postnatally and provide further evidence of the reliability and validity of the instrument...
- A cross-validation of safety climate scale using confirmatory factor analytic approach
Dong Chul Seo
Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University, HPER 116, 1025 E 7th Street, Bloomington 47405 7109, USA
J Safety Res 35:427-45. 2004
- Sensorimotor memory and grip force control: does grip force anticipate a self-produced weight change when drinking with a straw from a cup?
Dennis A Nowak
Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology and Clinical Neuropsychology Research Group, Academic Hospital Munchen Bogenhausen, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Eur J Neurosci 18:2883-92. 2003
..Our data support the hypothesis that the sensorimotor system planning and processing predictive fingertip force can operate independently of higher-level cognitive and perceptual systems...
- Independence between the amount and structure of variability at low force levels
Jacob J Sosnoff
Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Neurosci Lett 392:165-9. 2006
..Overall, the findings provide evidence that the amount and structure of motor variability can be influenced by separate control processes at low force levels...
- Asymmetry of the discrimination function for temporal durations in human subjects
Department of Empirical and Analytical Psychophysics, Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health, Freiburg i Br, Germany
Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars) 66:245-54. 2006
..Model-based estimates of the internal time representation loss rate, derived from the present data, are in a good agreement with values obtained from earlier studies on duration reproduction...
- Approximate quantities and exact number words: dissociable systems
INSERM U562, Neuroimagerie Cognitive Service Hospitalier Frédéric Joliot, CEA DRM DSV, 4 Place du General Leclerc, 91401 Cedex, Orsay, France
Neuropsychologia 41:1942-58. 2003
..As predicted by a verbal deficit, the second patient was more impaired in multiplication than in subtraction, had intact approximation abilities, and showed preserved processing of non-symbolic numerosities...
- A comparison of AME and CR100 for scaling perceived exertion
Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden
Acta Psychol (Amst) 109:157-75. 2002
..ANOVA showed that CR100 could make the predicted differentiation between sexes, whereas AME could not. This drawback with AME was also found when using the methods to predict working capacity...
- Neonatal behavioral assessment scale as a predictor of later developmental disabilities of low birth-weight and/or premature infants
Department of Preventive Medicine and Health Promotion, Nagasaki University School of Medicine, 1 12 4 Sakamoto, Nagasaki 852 8523, Japan
Brain Dev 25:313-21. 2003
..The NBAS could help clinicians to develop a management protocol for infants at risk for developmental disabilities as well as to identify neonates at risk of developmental disabilities...
- Information and force level interact in regulating force output during two and three digit grip configurations
Jacob J Sosnoff
Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, 266 Recreation Hall University Park, PA 16802, USA
Exp Brain Res 167:76-85. 2005
..The shift from visual to nonvisual dominated motor control processes is dependent on the interaction of informational and biomechanical degrees of freedom...
- Evaluation of a two-generation reproduction toxicity study adding endpoints to detect endocrine disrupting activity using vinclozolin
Kashima Laboratory, Mitsubishi Chemical Safety Institute Ltd, 14 Sunayama, Kamisu shi, Ibaraki 314 0255, Japan
J Toxicol Sci 30:163-188. 2005
..In addition, decreased epididymis weights at weaning and morphological abnormalities of the external genitalia, including cleft prepuce, penile hypoplasia, and vaginal pouch, were seen in F1 and F2 males at 1000 ppm...
- Cognitive and academic consequences of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and very low birth weight: 8-year-old outcomes
Elizabeth J Short
Department of Psychology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
Pediatrics 112:e359. 2003
..To examine the effects of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and very low birth weight (VLBW) on the cognitive and academic achievement of a large sample of 8-year-old children...
- [Functional capacity (dyspnea) and quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD): instruments of assessment and methodological aspects]
B O Hütter
Neurochirurgische Klinik, Universitätsklinikum der Rheinisch Westfälischen Technischen Hochschule RWTH Aachen
Pneumologie 53:133-42. 1999
..Many methodological and conceptual questions remain unanswered in the field indicating a strong need for more research...
- Benefits of bilateral electrical stimulation with the nucleus cochlear implant in adults: 6-month postoperative results
HNO Klinik Universität Freiburg, HNO Klinik Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany
Otol Neurotol 25:958-68. 2004
- [Use of antidepressant drugs in schizophrenic patients with depression]
CPCET et Pharmacologie Clinique, Institut des Neurosciences Cognitives de la Méditerranée, Faculte de Medecine, UMR 6193, CNRS, Universite de la Mediterranee, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Marseille, Hopital de la Timone, 13385 Marseille Cedex 5
Encephale 32:263-9. 2006
..The prevalence of this disorder varies according to the type of approach used (range between 7% to 75%). Prescription of antidepressants plus antipsychotic treatment is frequent in clinical practice (11 to 43%)...
- Differential impact of recent Medicaid expansions by race and ethnicity
A D Racine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Children s Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, New York 10461, USA
Pediatrics 108:1135-42. 2001
..The objective of this study was to examine, by race/ethnicity, the impact of the recent Medicaid expansions on levels of uninsured individuals, health care service utilization, and health status of the targeted groups of children...
- Correlation of findings in advanced MR techniques with global severity scales in patients with some grade of cognitive impairment
Department of Radiology, Quiron Hospital, Paseo Mariano Renovales s n, Zaragoza 50006, Spain
Neurol Res 32:157-65. 2010
- Evaluation of a two-generation reproduction toxicity study adding endpoints to detect endocrine disrupting activity using lindane
Kashima Laboratory, Mitsubishi Chemical Safety Institute Ltd, 14 Sunayama, Kamisu shi, Ibaraki 314 0255, Japan
J Toxicol Sci 30:135-161. 2005
..The postnatal survival rate in F2 offspring was decreased due to lack of maternal behavior in dams at 300 ppm...
- Factors associated with implementation of preventive care measures in patients with diabetes mellitus
D A Streja
Section of Endocrinology of Greater Los Angeles, VA Health Care System at West Los Angeles and the Disease State Management Unit of Community Medical Group of the West Valley, Calif, USA
Arch Intern Med 159:294-302. 1999
..There is only limited information on the extent to which physicians' characteristics affect the level of care and implementation of guidelines in patients with diabetes mellitus...
- The ICF and postsurgery occupational therapy after traumatic hand injury
Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Int J Rehabil Res 34:79-88. 2011
- Landscape-scale distribution and persistence of genetically modified oilseed rape (Brassica napus) in Manitoba, Canada
Alexis L Knispel
Environmental Conservation Lab, Clayton H Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 17:13-25. 2010
..Our objective was to examine the long-term dynamics of escaped OSR at large spatial scales and to assess the relative importance of landscape and localised factors to the persistence and spread of these plants outside of cultivation...
- Neck Disability Index, short form-36 physical component summary, and pain scales for neck and arm pain: the minimum clinically important difference and substantial clinical benefit after cervical spine fusion
Leah Y Carreon
Norton Leatherman Spine Center, 210 East Gray St, Suite 900, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Spine J 10:469-74. 2010
..The minimum clinically important difference (MCID) is a threshold of improvement that is clinically relevant to the patient. However, the true goal is to provide the patient with a substantial clinical benefit (SCB)...
- A disease-specific measure of health-related quality of life in adults with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura: psychometric testing in an open-label clinical trial
Susan D Mathias
Ovation Research Group, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
Clin Ther 29:950-62. 2007
..A previous study reported preliminary evidence of its reliability and validity...
- [Injuries among children and adolescents (1-17 years) and implementation of safety measures. Results of the nationwide German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS)]
Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, BRD
Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 50:718-27. 2007
..Prevention activities in traffic should focus on families with low social status. Adolescents should be specifically and adequately addressed regarding the benefits of certain safety measures when riding a bicycle and when skating...
- Systematic review of measures of clinical significance employed in randomized controlled trials of drugs for dementia
Frank J Molnar
Ottawa Health Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
J Am Geriatr Soc 57:536-46. 2009
..A preliminary organizational framework of measures of clinical significance is presented in this article to facilitate the work of such a consensus forum...
- Are overreferrals on developmental screening tests really a problem?
F P Glascoe
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, The Pennsylvania State University, 25 Bragg Dr, East Berlin, PA 17316, USA
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 155:54-9. 2001
..This is thought to produce unnecessary referrals for diagnostic testing or special services and increase the cost of screening programs...
- Comparison of pure-tone audiometry analysis in sudden hearing loss studies: lack of agreement for different outcome measures
Stefan K Plontke
Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Tübingen Hearing Research Center THRC, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
Otol Neurotol 28:753-63. 2007
..Different methods of pure-tone audiometry analysis in sudden hearing loss studies show a lack of agreement with respect to outcome, and the choice of outcome measure influences sample size calculation...
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with implantable titanium cage: initial impressions, patient outcomes and comparison to fusion with allograft
Douglas B Moreland
Buffalo Neurosurgery Group, 550 Orchard Park Road, Buffalo, NY 14224, USA
Spine J 4:184-91; discussion 191. 2004
..One of these devices is the titanium Rabea cage (Signus, Alzenau, Germany) [correction]. There are no peer-reviewed objective reports on the use of these cages in cervical discectomy...
- High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging: three-dimensional trabecular bone architecture and biomechanical properties
Magnetic Resonance Science Center, Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco 94143 1290, USA
Bone 22:445-54. 1998
..Further studies are clearly warranted to establish the role of architecture in predicting overall bone quality, and the role of trabecular architecture measures in clinical practice. (ABSTRACT TRUNCATED)..
- Dysautonomia rating scales in Parkinson's disease: sialorrhea, dysphagia, and constipation--critique and recommendations by movement disorders task force on rating scales for Parkinson's disease
Marian L Evatt
Section of Movement Disorders, Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
Mov Disord 24:635-46. 2009
..Further scale testing in PD among the scales that focus on these symptoms is warranted, and no new scales are needed until the available scales are fully tested clinimetrically...
- [The French adaptation of the STAXI-2, C.D. Spielberger's State-trait anger expression inventory]
Equipe de psychologie de la santé, laboratoire de psychologie EA 3662, université Bordeaux 2 Victor Segalen, 3 ter, Place de la Victoire, Bordeaux Cedex, France
Encephale 34:249-55. 2008
..Finally, we confirmed the factor structure of the original anger expression scale without gender differences. Some practical and theoretical perspectives for the use of the French adaptation of the STAXI-2 are suggested...
- Rehabilitation of older patients: day hospital compared with rehabilitation at home. A randomised controlled trial
S G Parker
Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, UK
Health Technol Assess 13:1-143, iii-iv. 2009
..To test the hypotheses that older people and their informal carers are not disadvantaged by home-based rehabilitation (HBR) relative to day hospital rehabilitation (DHR) and that HBR is less costly...
- Standardizing emergency department-based migraine research: an analysis of commonly used clinical trial outcome measures
Benjamin W Friedman
Department of Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
Acad Emerg Med 17:72-9. 2010
..The second part of the analysis assessed how sensitive to true efficacy each outcome measure was by calculating sample size requirements based on results observed in previously conducted clinical trials...
- It is likely that the risk of cardiovascular events from pharmaceuticals as COX-2 inhibitors can be reduced significantly by standard pharmaceutical and lifestyle preventative measures
H R Hellstrom
Med Hypotheses 67:1333-7. 2006
- [Evaluation of the impact of peripheral obliterative arteriopathy on quality of life]
Mapi Values, Lyon, France
Drugs 56:25-35. 1998
..The ARTEMIS questionnaire can therefore assist clinicians in their choice of therapeutic strategy and in the evaluation of treatment efficacy...
- Interactive processes link the multiple symptoms of fatigue in sport competition
Axel J Knicker
German Sport University Cologne, Institute for Movement and Neurosciences, Cologne, Germany
Sports Med 41:307-28. 2011
..Based on this understanding, we reinforce the proposal that fatigue is best described globally as an exercise-induced decline of performance as this is inclusive of all viewpoints...
- Breastfeeding or breast milk for procedural pain in neonates
P S Shah
University of Toronto, Department of Paediatrics and Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Rm 775A, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1XB
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD004950. 2006
..Nonpharmacological measures (such as holding, swaddling, breastfeeding) and pharmacological measures (such as acetaminophen, sucrose and opioids) have been used for this purpose...
- The clinical effectiveness and cost of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation versus electroconvulsive therapy in severe depression: a multicentre pragmatic randomised controlled trial and economic analysis
D M McLoughlin
Section of Old Age Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
Health Technol Assess 11:1-54. 2007
..To investigate if repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) was as effective as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in treating major depressive episodes and to perform a cost-effectiveness analysis...
- Optimising outcome assessment of voice interventions, II: Sensitivity to change of self-reported and observer-rated measures
I N Steen
Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, UK
J Laryngol Otol 122:46-51. 2008
..The aim of this study was to assess the responsiveness to change of a range of different measures, following voice therapy and surgery...
- Autonomic nervous system overactivity in men with lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia
Kevin T McVary
Department of Urology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
J Urol 174:1327-433. 2005
..We investigated the relationship of ANS activity to LUTS as well as to objective measures of BPH in men with BPH...
- Objective monitoring of nasal patency and nasal physiology in rhinitis
Robert A Nathan
Asthma and Allergy Associates, 2709 North Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, USA
J Allergy Clin Immunol 115:S442-59. 2005
..The techniques are insufficiently standardized to be applied to multicenter clinical trials but could be used in limited-center studies to gain insight into the regulatory effects of different therapeutic modalities...
- Connecting stuttering management and measurement: V. Deduction and induction in the development of stuttering treatment outcome measures and stuttering treatments
Australian Stuttering Research Centre, University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW, Australia
Int J Lang Commun Disord 41:407-21. 2006
..The development of evidence-based practice, which is increasingly popular in stuttering treatment, is closely linked to the development of outcome measures...
- Electrodermal measures of Jing-Well points and their clinical relevance in endometriosis-related chronic pelvic pain
Andrew C Ahn
Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive Suite 22A West, Boston, MA 02215, USA
J Altern Complement Med 15:1293-305. 2009
..To determine whether electrodermal measures at Jing-Well acupuncture points, "indicator" points located at the tips of fingers and toes are associated with clinical measures in adolescent women with chronic pelvic pain...
- Effect of feed restriction on Hershberger and pubertal male assay endpoints
M Sue Marty
Toxicology and Environmental Research and Consulting, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan 48674, USA
Birth Defects Res B Dev Reprod Toxicol 68:363-74. 2003
..Because chemical treatment may affect growth rate, the relationship between body weight and reproductive/ASG weights was examined using feed restriction (FR) to produce a targeted 10% decrease in body weight...
- Reliability analysis for manual adolescent idiopathic scoliosis measurements
Timothy R Kuklo
Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:444-54. 2005
..Manual radiographic measurement analysis...
- A systematic review of relations between neighborhoods and mental health
Khoa D Truong
Pardee RAND Graduate School, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA
J Ment Health Policy Econ 9:137-54. 2006
..The relationship between neighborhood characteristics and resident mental health has been widely investigated in individual studies in recent years, but this literature is not adequately reviewed...
- Additional therapy for young children with spastic cerebral palsy: a randomised controlled trial
A M Weindling
School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, University of Liverpool, UK
Health Technol Assess 11:iii-iv, ix-x, 1-71. 2007
..To investigate whether, in the short and medium term, additional support by (a) a physiotherapy assistant improved physical function in young children with spastic cerebral palsy and (b) a family support worker improved family functioning...
- Nonlinear measures of respiration: respiratory irregularity and increased chaos of respiration in patients with panic disorder
Vikram Kumar Yeragani
Department of Psychiatry, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Mich, USA
Neuropsychobiology 46:111-20. 2002
..In this study, we used these measures of respiration to compare normal controls (n = 18) and patients with panic disorder (n = 22) in addition to the traditional time domain measures of respiratory rate and tidal volume...
- Prospective evaluation of ondansetron for undifferentiated nausea and vomiting in the prehospital setting
Craig R Warden
Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
Prehosp Emerg Care 12:87-91. 2008
..To evaluate the change in nausea scales and incidence of vomiting with the use of ondansetron in the treatment of nausea and vomiting in the prehospital setting...