psychometrics

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Summary: Assessment of psychological variables by the application of mathematical procedures.

Top Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. ncbi An inventory for measuring clinical anxiety: psychometric properties
    A T Beck
    J Consult Clin Psychol 56:893-7. 1988
  6. ncbi Psychometric properties of the strengths and difficulties questionnaire
    R Goodman
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, England
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 40:1337-45. 2001
  7. ncbi Interpretation of changes in health-related quality of life: the remarkable universality of half a standard deviation
    Geoffrey R Norman
    Program for Educational Research and Development, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Med Care 41:582-92. 2003
  8. ncbi 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
  9. ncbi The psychometric function: I. Fitting, sampling, and goodness of fit
    F A Wichmann
    University of Oxford, England
    Percept Psychophys 63:1293-313. 2001
  10. 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

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  1. 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)...
  2. 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...
  3. 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)...
  4. 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
    ..For a meaningful comparison, quality criteria for measurement properties are needed. Our aim was to develop quality criteria for design, methods, and outcomes of studies on the development and evaluation of health status questionnaires...
  5. ncbi An inventory for measuring clinical anxiety: psychometric properties
    A T Beck
    J Consult Clin Psychol 56:893-7. 1988
  6. ncbi Psychometric properties of the strengths and difficulties questionnaire
    R Goodman
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, England
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 40:1337-45. 2001
    ..To describe the psychometric properties of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), a brief measure of the prosocial behavior and psychopathology of 3-16-year-olds that can be completed by parents, teachers, or youths...
  7. ncbi Interpretation of changes in health-related quality of life: the remarkable universality of half a standard deviation
    Geoffrey R Norman
    Program for Educational Research and Development, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Med Care 41:582-92. 2003
    ..A number of studies have computed the minimally important difference (MID) for health-related quality of life instruments...
  8. ncbi 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
    ..It has good measurement properties, is sensitive to differences in state and should provide a valid, reliable and standardised measure of COPD health status with worldwide relevance...
  9. ncbi The psychometric function: I. Fitting, sampling, and goodness of fit
    F A Wichmann
    University of Oxford, England
    Percept Psychophys 63:1293-313. 2001
    ..We have made available the software to implement our methods...
  10. 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...
  11. ncbi Screening for serious mental illness in the general population
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Suite 215, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:184-9. 2003
    ..Public Law 102-321 established a block grant for adults with "serious mental illness" (SMI) and required the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to develop a method to estimate the prevalence of SMI...
  12. ncbi PedsQL 4.0: reliability and validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory version 4.0 generic core scales in healthy and patient populations
    J W Varni
    Center for Child Health Outcomes, Children s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, California, USA
    Med Care 39:800-12. 2001
    ..The PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales consist of 23 items applicable for healthy school and community populations, as well as pediatric populations with acute and chronic health conditions...
  13. ncbi 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...
  14. 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...
  15. ncbi The estimation of a preference-based measure of health from the SF-12
    John E Brazier
    Health Economics and Decision Science Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Med Care 42:851-9. 2004
    ..It has become widely used in clinical trials and routine outcome assessment because of its brevity and psychometric performance, but it cannot be used in economic evaluation in its current form...
  16. ncbi The World Health Organization's WHOQOL-BREF quality of life assessment: psychometric properties and results of the international field trial. A report from the WHOQOL group
    S M Skevington
    WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Bath, UK
    Qual Life Res 13:299-310. 2004
    ..These results indicate that overall, the WHOQOL-BREF is a sound, cross-culturally valid assessment of QOL, as reflected by its four domains: physical, psychological, social and environment...
  17. ncbi The PHQ-15: validity of a new measure for evaluating the severity of somatic symptoms
    Kurt Kroenke
    Regenstrief Institute for Health Care, Department of Medicine, Indiana University, RG 6 1050 Wishard Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Psychosom Med 64:258-66. 2002
    ..However, instruments for identifying and monitoring somatic symptoms are few in number and not widely used. Therefore, we examined the validity of a brief measure of the severity of somatic symptoms...
  18. 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...
  19. ncbi The measurement of effort-reward imbalance at work: European comparisons
    Johannes Siegrist
    Department of Medical Sociology, University of Duesseldorf, PO Box 10 10 07, D 40001 Duesseldorf, Germany
    Soc Sci Med 58:1483-99. 2004
    ..In the light of the importance of work for adult health such investigations are crucial in advanced societies within and beyond Europe...
  20. ncbi Development of the 25-item National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire
    C M Mangione
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, UCLA, 911 Broxton Plaza, Box 951736, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1736, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 119:1050-8. 2001
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  21. 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...
  22. ncbi Using self-report assessment methods to explore facets of mindfulness
    Ruth A Baer
    University of Kentucky, Kentucky, USA
    Assessment 13:27-45. 2006
    ..Findings suggest that conceptualizing mindfulness as a multifaceted construct is helpful in understanding its components and its relationships with other variables...
  23. 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
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  24. ncbi Monitoring depression treatment outcomes with the patient health questionnaire-9
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, Heidelberg University Medical Center, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Med Care 42:1194-201. 2004
    ..We investigated responsiveness to treatment, reproducibility, and minimal clinically important difference of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), a standard instrument for diagnosing depression in primary care...
  25. ncbi Assessing the measurement properties of neighborhood scales: from psychometrics to ecometrics
    Mahasin S Mujahid
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 165:858-67. 2007
    ..These results illustrate a methodological approach for assessing the measurement properties of neighborhood-level constructs and show that these constructs can be measured reliably...
  26. 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...
  27. ncbi The Short Form Health Survey (SF-36): translation and validation study of the Iranian version
    Ali Montazeri
    Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
    Qual Life Res 14:875-82. 2005
    ..9% of the variance. In general, the Iranian version of the SF-36 performed well and the findings suggest that it is a reliable and valid measure of health related quality of life among the general population...
  28. 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)...
  29. pmc Predictive validity of a medication adherence measure in an outpatient setting
    Donald E Morisky
    Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 10:348-54. 2008
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  30. 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...
  31. ncbi The World Health Organization Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS): a short screening scale for use in the general population
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychol Med 35:245-56. 2005
    ..The current report presents data on concordance of the ASRS and of a short-form ASRS screener with blind clinical diagnoses in a community sample...
  32. ncbi Derivation and validation of a short-form oral health impact profile
    G D Slade
    Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina 27599-7450, USA
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 25:284-90. 1997
    ..05) with both the OHIP-49 and the OHIP-14. While it will be important to replicate these findings in other populations, the findings suggest that the OHIP-14 has good reliability, validity and precision...
  33. ncbi The KIDSCREEN-52 quality of life measure for children and adolescents: psychometric results from a cross-cultural survey in 13 European countries
    Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer
    School of Public Health, WHO Collaborating Center for Child and Adolescent Health Promotion, University of Bielefeld, Germany
    Value Health 11:645-58. 2008
    ..This study assesses the reliability and validity of the European KIDSCREEN-52 generic health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaire for children and adolescents...
  34. ncbi Measuring depression outcome with a brief self-report instrument: sensitivity to change of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Hospital, Germany
    J Affect Disord 81:61-6. 2004
    ..Therefore, we investigated the sensitivity to change of the PHQ-9 in three groups of patients whose depression status either improved, remained unchanged, or deteriorated over time...
  35. ncbi The stroke impact scale version 2.0. Evaluation of reliability, validity, and sensitivity to change
    P W Duncan
    Center on Aging, Department of Preventative Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA
    Stroke 30:2131-40. 1999
    ..This study characterizes the psychometric properties of the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS) Version 2.0...
  36. pmc Validity of Antonovsky's sense of coherence scale: a systematic review
    Monica Eriksson
    Nordic School of Public Health, Box 12133, S 40242 Gothenburg, Sweden
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:460-6. 2005
    ..The aim of this paper is to systematically review and analyse the validity and reliability of Antonovsky's life orientation questionnaire/sense of coherence scale (SOC)...
  37. pmc Multilevel psychometric properties of the AHRQ hospital survey on patient safety culture
    Joann S Sorra
    Westat, Rockville, MD, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:199. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the multilevel psychometric properties of the survey...
  38. ncbi The Assessment of Quality of Life (AQoL) instrument: a psychometric measure of health-related quality of life
    G Hawthorne
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Qual Life Res 8:209-24. 1999
    ..Scaling it for economic evaluation using utilities is being undertaken. Respondents have indicated the AQoL is easy to understand and is quickly completed. Its initial properties suggest it may be widely applicable...
  39. pmc Suitability of measures of self-reported medication adherence for routine clinical use: a systematic review
    Sara Garfield
    The Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality, The School of Pharmacy, Tavistock Square, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:149. 2011
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  40. pmc The Health Utilities Index (HUI): concepts, measurement properties and applications
    John Horsman
    Health Utilities Inc, Dundas, ON, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:54. 2003
    ..The widespread use of HUI facilitates the interpretation of results and permits comparisons of disease and treatment outcomes, and comparisons of long-term sequelae at the local, national and international levels...
  41. ncbi Is the CVI an acceptable indicator of content validity? Appraisal and recommendations
    Denise F Polit
    Humanalysis, Inc, 75 Clinton Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA
    Res Nurs Health 30:459-67. 2007
    ..Our translation suggests that items with an I-CVI of .78 or higher for three or more experts could be considered evidence of good content validity...
  42. ncbi Validation of a brief quantitative measure of autistic traits: comparison of the social responsiveness scale with the autism diagnostic interview-revised
    John N Constantino
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 33:427-33. 2003
    ..Q. and exhibited inter-rater reliability on the order of 0.8. The SRS is a valid quantitative measure of autistic traits, feasible for use in clinical settings and for large-scale research studies of autism spectrum conditions...
  43. pmc Developing a new self-reported scale of oral health outcomes for 5-year-old children (SOHO-5)
    Georgios Tsakos
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:62. 2012
    ..This study aimed to develop and assess the reliability and validity of a new self-reported oral health related quality of life measure, the Scale of Oral Health Outcomes for 5-year-old children (SOHO-5), in the UK...
  44. ncbi Hospital Anxiety and Depression (HAD) scale: factor structure, item analyses and internal consistency in a large population
    A Mykletun
    Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Br J Psychiatry 179:540-4. 2001
    ....
  45. ncbi Validation of the NPI-Q, a brief clinical form of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory
    D I Kaufer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 12:233-9. 2000
    ..The NPI-Q provides a brief, reliable, informant-based assessment of neuropsychiatric symptoms and associated caregiver distress that may be suitable for use in general clinical practice...
  46. ncbi Distinguishing between the validity and utility of psychiatric diagnoses
    Robert Kendell
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Science, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Am J Psychiatry 160:4-12. 2003
    ..The meaning of the terms "validity" and "utility" as they apply to psychiatric diagnoses is examined...
  47. ncbi Measurement of empathy among Japanese medical students: psychometrics and score differences by gender and level of medical education
    Hitomi U Kataoka
    Center for Developing Medical and Health Care Education, Okayama University Medical School, Okayama, Japan
    Acad Med 84:1192-7. 2009
    ..To examine psychometric properties of a Japanese translation of the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy (JSPE), and to study differences in empathy scores between men and women, and students in different years of medical school...
  48. ncbi Maternal anxiety during the transition to parenthood: a prospective study
    Kerry Ann Grant
    Black Dog Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hospital Road, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
    J Affect Disord 108:101-11. 2008
    ..The study also assessed i) the validity of the STAI for antenatal use in an Australian sample and ii) the relative utility of the MINI-Plus and STAI scales as antenatal measures of risk for postnatal anxiety and mood disorders...
  49. pmc Are screening instruments valid for psychotic-like experiences? A validation study of screening questions for psychotic-like experiences using in-depth clinical interview
    Ian Kelleher
    Department of Psychiatry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    Schizophr Bull 37:362-9. 2011
    ..Our results suggest that it may be possible to screen the general adolescent population for psychotic-like experiences with a high degree of accuracy using a short self-report questionnaire...
  50. ncbi Parent-child agreement across child health-related quality of life instruments: a review of the literature
    Penney Upton
    Department of Psychology and Health Sciences, University of Worcester, Worcester WR2 6AJ, UK
    Qual Life Res 17:895-913. 2008
    ..To systematically review the literature published since 1999 on paediatric health-related quality of life (HRQL) in relation to parent-child agreement...
  51. ncbi Vision-specific instruments for the assessment of health-related quality of life and visual functioning: a literature review
    Mary Kay Margolis
    MEDTAP International, Inc, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 20:791-812. 2002
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  52. ncbi Towards a standardised brief outcome measure: psychometric properties and utility of the CORE-OM
    Chris Evans
    Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, Tavistock Centre, London, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 180:51-60. 2002
    ..An acceptable, standardised outcome measure to assess efficacy and effectiveness is needed across multiple disciplines offering psychological therapies...
  53. ncbi Measuring the impact of MS on walking ability: the 12-Item MS Walking Scale (MSWS-12)
    J C Hobart
    Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK
    Neurology 60:31-6. 2003
    ..To develop a patient-based measure of walking ability in MS...
  54. ncbi Remediating serious flaws in the National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire
    Konrad Pesudovs
    NH and MRC Centre for Clinical Eye Research, Department of Optometry and Vision Science, Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University of South Australia, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia
    J Cataract Refract Surg 36:718-32. 2010
    ....
  55. ncbi Psychometric proprieties of Spanish version of Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS)
    Joaquim Soler
    Psychiatry Service de Psiquiatría, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Actas Esp Psiquiatr 40:19-26. 2012
    ..MAAS can be briefly administered and enables us to measure the individual's frequency of mindfulness states in daily life and can be used both on clinical research and healthy subjects...
  56. ncbi Health-related quality of life of medical students
    Helena B M S Paro
    Department of Health Sciences, Federal University of Uberlandia, Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Med Educ 44:227-35. 2010
    ..The authors aimed to assess the health-related QoL (HRQL) of medical students throughout their 6 years of training at a school with a traditional curriculum...
  57. pmc The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) Measurement System: properties, applications, and interpretation
    Kimberly Webster
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois, United States
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:79. 2003
    ..Available scoring, normative data and information on meaningful change now allow one to interpret results in the context of a growing literature base...
  58. ncbi On the validity of the Beck Depression Inventory. A review
    P Richter
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychopathology 31:160-8. 1998
    ..Since most studies are oriented along the criteria of the classical test theory, our review will discuss to what extent the BDI meets these criteria...
  59. ncbi The effect of stimulus strength on the speed and accuracy of a perceptual decision
    John Palmer
    Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Vis 5:376-404. 2005
    ..The theory's analytic chronometric function allows one to extend theories of accuracy to response time...
  60. 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...
  61. ncbi The Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia: reliability, sensitivity, and comparison with a standard neurocognitive battery
    Richard S E Keefe
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, P O Box 3270, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Schizophr Res 68:283-97. 2004
    ..76) and healthy controls (r=0.90). These psychometric properties make the BACS a promising tool for assessing cognition repeatedly in patients with schizophrenia, especially in clinical trials of cognitive enhancement...
  62. pmc Validation of a general measure of treatment satisfaction, the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication (TSQM), using a national panel study of chronic disease
    Mark J Atkinson
    Worldwide Outcomes Research, La Jolla Laboratories, Pfizer Inc, 10777 Science Center Drive B 95, San Diego, CA 92121 1111, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:12. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to develop and psychometrically evaluate a general measure of patients' satisfaction with medication, the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication (TSQM)...
  63. ncbi The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)--further evidence for its reliability and validity in a community sample of Dutch children and adolescents
    Peter Muris
    Department of Medical, Clinical, and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 12:1-8. 2003
    ..Moreover, the current data provide further support for the utility of the SDQ as an index of psychopathological symptoms in youths...
  64. ncbi Pretesting survey instruments: an overview of cognitive methods
    Debbie Collins
    National Centre for Social Research, London, UK
    Qual Life Res 12:229-38. 2003
    ..This paper describes some of these theories and tools, and argues that cognitive testing should be a standard part of the development process of any survey instrument...
  65. ncbi Intergenerational transmission of subthreshold autistic traits in the general population
    John N Constantino
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 57:655-60. 2005
    ..Subthreshold autistic social impairments are known to aggregate in the family members of autistic probands; therefore, we conducted this study to examine the intergenerational transmission of such traits in the general population...
  66. ncbi The CarerQol instrument: a new instrument to measure care-related quality of life of informal caregivers for use in economic evaluations
    W B F Brouwer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 15:1005-21. 2006
    ..The CarerQol seems a promising new instrument to register the impact of informal caregivers in economic evaluations...
  67. ncbi Construct validity of the five facet mindfulness questionnaire in meditating and nonmeditating samples
    Ruth A Baer
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Assessment 15:329-42. 2008
    ..Findings support the construct validity of the FFMQ in a combination of samples not previously investigated...
  68. pmc Screening for depression in medical settings with the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ): a diagnostic meta-analysis
    Simon Gilbody
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, YO10 5DD, UK
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1596-602. 2007
    ..To summarize the psychometric properties of the PHQ2 and PHQ9 as screening instruments for depression...
  69. ncbi Psychometric properties of the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED): a replication study
    B Birmaher
    Division of Child Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 38:1230-6. 1999
    ..To replicate and extend work on the psychometric properties of the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED), a child and parent self-report instrument used to screen for children with anxiety disorders...
  70. ncbi Social support for healthy behaviors: scale psychometrics and prediction of weight loss among women in a behavioral program
    Michaela Kiernan
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:756-64. 2012
    ..0% lost weight), perhaps because the group-based programs provided support lacking from friendships. Psychometrics for support subscales were excellent; initial support was rare; and the differential roles of friend vs...
  71. ncbi An international field study of the EORTC QLQ-PR25: a questionnaire for assessing the health-related quality of life of patients with prostate cancer
    George van Andel
    Department of Urology, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 44:2418-24. 2008
    To evaluate the psychometrics of the EORTC QLQ-PR25, a questionnaire assessing the health-related quality of life of prostate cancer patients.
  72. pmc Psychometric properties of the parent and teacher versions of the strengths and difficulties questionnaire for 4- to 12-year-olds: a review
    Lisanne L Stone
    Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, P O Box 9104, 6500 HE Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev 13:254-74. 2010
    ..Longitudinal research studies should investigate predictive validity. For both practice and research, we emphasize the use of a multi-informant approach...
  73. ncbi Physician empathy: definition, components, measurement, and relationship to gender and specialty
    Mohammadreza Hojat
    Center for Research in Medical Education and Health Care, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1563-9. 2002
    ..This study was designed to investigate the components of physician empathy, its measurement properties, and group differences in empathy scores...
  74. ncbi Measuring well-being rather than the absence of distress symptoms: a comparison of the SF-36 Mental Health subscale and the WHO-Five Well-Being Scale
    Per Bech
    Psychiatric Research Unit, Frederiksborg General Hospital, Hillerod, Denmark
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 12:85-91. 2003
    ..In conclusion, the WHO-Five, which measures psychological well-being, reflects aspects other than just the absence of depressive symptoms...
  75. pmc Measuring adolescents' HRQoL via self reports and parent proxy reports: an evaluation of the psychometric properties of both versions of the KINDL-R instrument
    Michael Erhart
    Child Public Health, Department of Psychosomatics in Children and Adolescents, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr, 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:77. 2009
    ..This study compares the reliability, factorial validity and convergent and known group validity of the self-report and parent-report versions of the HRQoL KINDL-R questionnaire for children and adolescents...
  76. ncbi The Work Limitations Questionnaire
    D Lerner
    The Health Institute, Division of Clinical Care Research, New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Med Care 39:72-85. 2001
    ..The objective of this work was to develop a psychometrically sound questionnaire for measuring the on-the-job impact of chronic health problems and/or treatment ("work limitations")...
  77. ncbi The PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales: sensitivity, responsiveness, and impact on clinical decision-making
    James W Varni
    Center for Child Health Outcomes, Children s Hospital and Health Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, USA
    J Behav Med 25:175-93. 2002
    ..In the pediatric rheumatology clinic setting, the PedsQL demonstrated an impact on clinical decision-making, resulting in subsequent increases in HRQOL...
  78. pmc The psychometric properties of the 'Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture' in Dutch hospitals
    Marleen Smits
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:230. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the underlying dimensions and psychometric properties of the questionnaire in Dutch hospital settings, and to compare these results with the original questionnaire used in USA hospital settings...
  79. ncbi The psychometric validity of the NEI VFQ-25 for use in a low-vision population
    Manjula Marella
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:2878-84. 2010
    ..To determine the psychometric validity of the National Eye Institute-Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI VFQ-25) and its subscale structure for use in people with low vision...
  80. ncbi The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule: revised algorithms for improved diagnostic validity
    Katherine Gotham
    University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 2054, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 37:613-27. 2007
    ....
  81. pmc Cognitions in bipolar affective disorder and unipolar depression: imagining suicide
    Susie A Hales
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Bipolar Disord 13:651-61. 2011
    ..Therefore the authors investigated and compared imagery and verbal thoughts related to past suicidality in individuals with bipolar disorder (n = 20) and unipolar depression (n = 20)...
  82. pmc Validation of PHQ-2 and PHQ-9 to screen for major depression in the primary care population
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann Fam Med 8:348-53. 2010
    ..Using a reference standard, we aimed to validate the 2- and 9-question Patient Health Questionnaires (PHQ-2 and PHQ-9) in primary care settings. The PHQ-2 comprises the first 2 questions of the PHQ-9...
  83. ncbi Screening for depression and anxiety disorders in primary care patients
    Adomas Bunevicius
    Faculty of Medicine, Kaunas University of Medicine, Kaunas, Lithuania
    Depress Anxiety 24:455-60. 2007
    ....
  84. pmc Do self-report instruments allow meaningful comparisons across diverse population groups? Testing measurement invariance using the confirmatory factor analysis framework
    Steven E Gregorich
    University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 335, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856, USA
    Med Care 44:S78-94. 2006
    ..The CFA model and each of these hypotheses are described in nontechnical language. A worked example and technical appendices are included...
  85. pmc Development of a methodological PubMed search filter for finding studies on measurement properties of measurement instruments
    Caroline B Terwee
    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 18:1115-23. 2009
    ....
  86. pmc Implementing a stepped-care approach in primary care: results of a qualitative study
    Gerdien Franx
    Trimbos Institute, Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, PO Box 725, 3500 AS Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 7:8. 2012
    ..To enhance the adoption of this new treatment approach, a Quality Improvement Collaborative (QIC) was initiated in the Netherlands...
  87. ncbi The Pain Catastrophizing Scale: further psychometric evaluation with adult samples
    A Osman
    Department of Psychology, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls 50614 0505, USA
    J Behav Med 23:351-65. 2000
    ..Overall, the results showed strong evidence of criterion-related, concurrent, and discriminant validity for the PCS in the community sample. Limitations of the present study are discussed...
  88. ncbi Diagnostic accuracy of the mood module of the Patient Health Questionnaire: a systematic review
    Karin A Wittkampf
    Department of Psychiatry, Programme for Mood Disorders, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Tafelbergweg 25, 1105 BC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 29:388-95. 2007
    ..We systematically reviewed the psychometric literature on the PHQ-9 and performed a meta-analysis to ascertain its summary sensitivity and specificity...
  89. ncbi Prevalence and natural history of subclinical hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhosis
    A Das
    Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 16:531-5. 2001
    ..019). CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that SHE is common in cirrhosis. The natural history of SHE is worse in patients with advanced cirrhosis and SHE probably predisposes the cirrhotic patient to overt hepatic encephalopathy...
  90. pmc Factors influencing agreement between child self-report and parent proxy-reports on the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 (PedsQL) generic core scales
    Joanne Cremeens
    Division of Behavioral Medicine, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:58. 2006
    ....
  91. ncbi Psychometric properties of a Persian-language version of the Beck Depression Inventory--Second edition: BDI-II-PERSIAN
    Habibollah Ghassemzadeh
    Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran, Iran
    Depress Anxiety 21:185-92. 2005
    ..These data support the reliability and concurrent validity of the BDI-II-Persian as a measure of depressive symptoms in nonclinical samples...
  92. ncbi The autism-spectrum quotient (AQ): evidence from Asperger syndrome/high-functioning autism, males and females, scientists and mathematicians
    S Baron-Cohen
    Departments of Experimental Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EB, United Kingdom
    J Autism Dev Disord 31:5-17. 2001
    ..Its potential for screening for autism spectrum conditions in adults of normal intelligence remains to be fully explored...
  93. ncbi Rasch analysis of the quality of life and vision function questionnaire
    Vijaya K Gothwal
    Department of Ophthalmology, NH and MRC Centre for Clinical Eye Research, Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University of South Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 86:E836-44. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of this questionnaire using Rasch analysis in a cataract population...
  94. ncbi Structure and measurement properties of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care instrument
    Cristian Gugiu
    Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 5237, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:509-16. 2010
    ....
  95. ncbi The KIDSCREEN-27 quality of life measure for children and adolescents: psychometric results from a cross-cultural survey in 13 European countries
    Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer
    School of Public Health, WHO Collaborating Center for Child and Adolescent Health Promotion, University of Bielefeld, PB 10 01 31, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    Qual Life Res 16:1347-56. 2007
    ..To assess the construct and criterion validity of the KIDSCREEN-27 health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaire, a shorter version of the KIDSCREEN-52...
  96. ncbi The Dermatology Life Quality Index 1994-2007: a comprehensive review of validation data and clinical results
    M K A Basra
    Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XN, U K
    Br J Dermatol 159:997-1035. 2008
    ..The Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) is one of the most widely used dermatology-specific quality of life instruments. Over the last 5 years there has been great interest in its use...
  97. ncbi Psychometric properties of the Medical Outcomes Study Sleep measure
    Ron D Hays
    UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, 911 Broxton Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Sleep Med 6:41-4. 2005
    ..A 12-item self-report sleep measure, the Medical Outcomes Study Sleep measure, was developed and evaluated previously in a sample of 3445 individuals with chronic illness...
  98. ncbi Evidence for reliability, validity and usefulness of the Medical Outcomes Study HIV Health Survey (MOS-HIV)
    A W Wu
    Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Qual Life Res 6:481-93. 1997
    ..The interpretation of scores is facilitated by an explanation in terms meaningful to the intended audience. Research is needed to compare the MOS-HIV to other strategies for HRQoL assessment in early HIV disease...
  99. ncbi The development and testing of the nursing teamwork survey
    Beatrice J Kalisch
    School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    Nurs Res 59:42-50. 2010
    ..There is a lack of an acceptable, reliable, and valid survey instruments to differentiate levels of nursing teamwork on inpatient units in acute care facilities...
  100. pmc Medical students' and facilitators' experiences of an Early Professional Contact course: active and motivated students, strained facilitators
    Bernhard von Below
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine Primary Health Care, the Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, PO Box 454, SE 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
    BMC Med Educ 8:56. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to assess and analyse students' and clinical facilitators' experiences of the Early Professional Contact course and to illuminate facilitators' working conditions...
  101. ncbi A new rating scale for adult resilience: what are the central protective resources behind healthy adjustment?
    Oddgeir Friborg
    Department of Psychology, University of Tromsø, Norway
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 12:65-76. 2003
    ..The RSA-scale might be used as a valid and reliable measurement in health and clinical psychology to assess the presence of protective factors important to regain and maintain mental health...

Research Grants66

  1. Diagnostic Logic and Adaptive Assessment for Psychiatry
    GEOFFREY OTT; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..assessment interviews, developed with prior SBIR support from NIMH, and includes functions to support remote psychometrics for the training and monitoring of interviewers...
  2. Health-Seeking Behaviors among Men with Criminal Justice and Substance Abuse Hist
    Pamela Valera; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Structured training activities involve coursework in methodology, psychometrics/scale development, biostatistics, epidemiology, bioethics, advanced data analysis, and correctional health ..
  3. Translational Research on Addiction to Palatable Food
    Nicole M Avena; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Aim 1 will employ clinical research practices and psychometrics to modify and implement the Yale Food Addiction Scale in obese and binge eating disorder patients and normal ..
  4. Transition Readiness of Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer
    Lisa Schwartz; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Finally, a clinic-based pilot study (N=50 PPP triads) will test the initial psychometrics of the TRIs and the feasibility of multi-informant on-line data collection (Aim 3)...
  5. PROMIS Validation in Prospective Population-based Prostate Cancer Research Study
    Bryce B Reeve; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The multi-disciplinary team has extensive experience in psychometrics and prostate cancer care and research...
  6. Patient-Reported Outcomes in Functioning for Female Pelvic Floor Disorders
    Vivian W Sung; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Plan: Dr. Sung's multidisciplinary educational plan is built upon acquiring new skills in survey design, psychometrics (classical test and item response theory), innovative data collection and longitudinal data analysis to ..
  7. Interpersonal and intrapersonal conflict and their association with substance use
    H Jonathon Rendina; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will combine these new measures with existing data to examine the psychometrics of the newly created measures and test the significance of the proposed hypotheses...
  8. Design and Testing of tools to Identify individuals at high risk for COPD 73
    Fernando J Martinez; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The proposed investigative team includes experts in psychometrics, respiratory disease, primary care and an innovative partnership with the COPD Foundation...
  9. Emotional-behavior disorders in South African children affected by AIDS
    Carla Sharp; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..combined with the interdisciplinary strengths of the assembled research team (developmental psychopathology, psychometrics, qualitative and quantitative research in the South African context, cross- cultural psychiatry and medical ..
  10. Improving decisions about evaluating pulmonary nodules for lung cancer
    Renda Soylemez Wiener; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Courses in psychometrics, decision-making, statistics, cancer control, and grant-writing will provide me with key skills for this ..
  11. Harvard Older Americans Independence Center Grant
    Lewis Lipsitz; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Lewis Lipsitz;2) Advanced Statistics and Psychometrics led by Drs. Richard Jones and Adrienne Cupples;and 3) Physiologic Measurement and Biomarkers led by Dr...
  12. PROJECT 4 - HEALTH LITERACY AND CANCER PREVENTION;DO PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY
    KATHLEEN MICHELE MAZOR; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Item development will be iterative, with items generated and reviewed by a team of experts in psychometrics, physician-patient communication, health communication, language comprehension and cancer...
  13. Novel Imaging Biomarkers for Treatment Evaluation in Neurodegenerative Disorders
    Paul A Yushkevich; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..that can likely increase the power of treatment effect detection by an order of magnitude over traditional psychometrics. Our project will build on this finding by developing novel biomarkers that examine hippocampal anatomy with ..
  14. Caregiver Mental Health and Child Physical Health in HIV-Affected Families
    SARAH SUTHERLIN MCIVOR MURRAY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..to develop the competencies in longitudinal data analysis, mixed models, causal inference, and psychometrics necessary for addressing epidemiologic questions in a complex, HIV-endemic environment;and, (3) to disseminate ..
  15. Parenting regarding TV viewing and overweight in Latino preschool children
    DARCY ANN THOMPSON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..will conduct a clinic based study of low-income Mexican-American mothers of preschoolers to evaluate the psychometrics of new instruments and determine associations among parental beliefs and mediation of TV viewing, child TV ..
  16. Improvement of STI Detection in Adolescent Emergency Department Patients
    MONIKA KUMARI GOYAL; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..from outstanding clinical researchers with expertise in qualitative study design, survey development, psychometrics, trial design, emergency medicine, and behavioral health research...
  17. Migration and Child Health and Development: Effects and Mechanisms
    Yao Lu; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and its process across different developmental stages from early childhood to early adulthood), (2) psychometrics and latent structure modeling (growth mixture modeling and structural equation modeling), (3) the social ..
  18. Social Cognition and Functioning in Schizophrenia
    Michael F Green; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..scientific experts in experimental psychopathology, social neuroscience, clinical trial methodology, and psychometrics from UCLA, Columbia University, and University of North Carolina...
  19. CDART - Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation
    Michael T Bardo; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In addition to the specific researc proposed in the 3 research projects, an administrative core, a statistics/psychometrics core and a training/pilot program core will further synergize the projects...
  20. Training in Psychological Intervention Research
    Timothy J Strauman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..of psychological interventions;(3) to provide rigorous training in clinical research, statistical methods, psychometrics, research ethics, research management, and protection of human subjects;(4) to provide experience delivering ..
  21. Neurodevelopmental Impact of Congenital Heart Defects in Down Syndrome
    JEANNIE JIRACHAT VISOOTSAK; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..My Career Development Plan combines didactic coursework, tutorials, and hands-on training in psychology and psychometrics, genetics, cardiology, biostatistics, and health organization management to support my Research Plan...
  22. Deaf People and Healthcare
    STEVEN L BARNETT; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..focused on skills development in mixed quantitative and qualitative research methods, advanced ASL, and psychometrics, including issues related to translation and adaptation of English language tools for use with non-English ..
  23. Surrogate/Clinician Communication: The Family Inpatient Communication Survey
    ALEXIA MARY TORKE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We have assembled a diverse group of investigators with expertise in geriatrics, ethics, nursing and psychometrics. The research team will be advised by a Clinician Advisory Panel, including ICU physicians, a social worker ..
  24. Improving Cognitive Outcome Precision &Responsiveness with Modern Psychometrics
    Paul K Crane; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..We will test several hypotheses and hope to illustrate statistical techniques for optimizing the robustness of the psychometric data that will be collected in future clinical trials, whether alone or in conjunction with imaging. ..
  25. Tailored Outcomes for Female Urinary Incontinence
    Vivian W Sung; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The application of modern psychometrics and computerized adaptive technology can dramatically improve our PRO measurement capabilities in female UI ..
  26. Cognitive outcomes and neuropathology in older adults following critical illness
    WILLIAM JOSEPH EHLENBACH; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..possess expertise in geriatrics and aging research, the evaluation of cognitive function including advanced psychometrics, the pathological mechanisms of age related neurodegeneration, and research in the intensive care unit setting ..
  27. Assessment, Development and Application of Positive Psychology Science for Cancer
    John Salsman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..is supported by a training plan that involves interactions with multidisciplinary colleagues and formal coursework in clinical trials, qualitative methodologies, biostatistics, psychometrics, and positive psychology.
  28. Innovative Analyses of Alcohol Intervention Trials for College Students
    Eun Young Mun; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..by pooling data together and directly analyzing them as a single data set drawing on recent advances in psychometrics, longitudinal data analysis, and intervention evaluation methodology...
  29. Multi-center Studies of Pediatric CSF Shunt Infections
    TAMARA DANIELLE SIMON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..skills In study design, analysis, and interpretation of results, 3) learn how to measure quality of life and psychometrics to assess long-term outcomes for children with neurodevelopmental disorders, 4) learn neurobiology ..
  30. The Autism Impact Measure: A New Tool for Treatment Outcome Measurement
    MICAH OSBORNE MAZUREK; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..collaborators with a proven track-record of multi-site ASD research and expertise in measure development and psychometrics. The AIM represents a novel measurement approach in the autism field and is highly relevant to clinical care ..
  31. Psychometrics /Executive Function in Preschool Children
    STEPHANIE CARLSON; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This research will form the basis for more sound intervention strategies to improve children's overall functioning. ..
  32. Measuring Parenting: Current Status and Consensus Reports
    Tom Baranowski; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..of this conference is to contribute to the prevention of obesity among children, by advancing the theory and psychometrics of measures of general parenting styles and specific parenting practices in regard to the major energy balance ..
  33. Rater and Intensity Psychometrics of the Respiratory Disease Observation Scale
    MARGARET LORENE CAMPBELL; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The results of this project will afford use of the RDOS as the major outcome to ascertain patient distress or comfort across care settings in future studies of patients who are near death and unable to provide a dyspnea self-report. ..
  34. A Decision Support Tool for Adult Sickle Cell Emergency Department Patients
    Paula Tanabe; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..the mentorship of established investigators in the areas of hematology, emergency medicine pain management, psychometrics and addiction the candidate proposes a career development program that addresses the applicants'long- ..
  35. Development of Wraparound Team Monitoring System (Wrap-TMS)
    Eric J Bruns; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..testing of the four components that comprise the Wrap-TMS with a diverse group of users nationwide;(2) Assess psychometrics of Wrap-TMS items and scales;(3) Pilot test and evaluate the utility of the "team dashboard" reporting ..
  36. TEAMWORK, COMMUNICATION AND DECISION-MAKING: AN ASSESSMENT PROGRAM USING SIMULATI
    David J Murray; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..which brings together experts in the fields of anesthesiology, surgery, nursing, aural rehabilitation, and psychometrics, will yield data and methodology necessary for developing teaching and assessment strategies for training team ..
  37. Tanzanian Drug Treatment as AIDS Prevention - Reliability and Validity Study
    Mark L Williams; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Component 3 will assess the psychometrics of the measures...
  38. Reading Skill: Modeling Individual and Text Interactions
    DEBRA LYNN LONG; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We capitalize on recent advances in psychometrics, involving multilevel modeling, to examine reader and text interactions in a more sophisticated manner than ..
  39. The Mathematical Sciences in Obesity Research
    DIANA MARIA THOMAS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The mathematical sciences including engineering, statistics, computer science, physics, econometrics, psychometrics, epidemiology, and mathematics qua mathematics are increasingly being applied to advance our understanding of ..
  40. PAIN MEASUREMENT IN BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION
    Mark Schubert; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..propose to develop competing multidimensional pain measurement methods derived from psychophysics and psychometrics and to compare these methods with their existing unidimensional method as well as with one another...
  41. Functional assessment in the management of sickle cell pain in children
    WILLIAM TODD ZEMPSKY; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The candidate will be mentored by experts in sickle cell disease, pediatric pain, health disparities, psychometrics and career development...
  42. RUPP-PI at Duke
    Karen Wells; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We specifically highlight our capability in research design, trials management, psychometrics, family and individual CBT, psychopharmacology, and, most importantly, our ability to work collaboratively on ..
  43. Assessment Tool for Children's Impairments in Spontaneo*
    Catherine Lord; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We will integrate knowledge from developmental psycholinguistics, speech pathology, and psychometrics to design an instrument that moves beyond traditional measures of language ability to assess processes that ..
  44. Cognitive Impairment in the ICU: Evaluation and Outcomes
    E Ely; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..development plan includes advanced training in geriatric cognitive assessment, epidemiology and biostatistics, psychometrics and research methodology through clinical training, course work, and independent reading...
  45. HEALTH STATUS MEASURE FOR PATIENTS WITH SKIN DISEASE
    Mary Margaret Chren; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Capitalizing on institutional strengths in outcomes assessment, psychometrics, and investigative dermatology, this application also presents a career development path which parallels the ..
  46. Promoting Use of Effective Early Intervention Programs
    Jan Wallander; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..These will be described in detail on Psychometrics' website to facilitate selection of the most appropriate program for a given need...
  47. Diagnostic Logic and Adaptive Assessment for Psychiatry
    GEOFFREY OTT; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..are currently being implemented and tested with additional NIMH support, as are functions to support remote psychometrics for the training and monitoring of interviewers...
  48. MINOR DEPRESSION--PSYCHOSOCIAL TREATMENT IN PRIMARY CARE
    Charlotte Brown; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..The career development plans include training in psychiatric and medical epidemiology, psychometrics, health economics, and biostatistics...
  49. SLEEP APNEA, BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT & ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
    CAROLYN HOCH; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..background and promote her skills in clinical sleep research, polysomnography, neuropsychologic testing, and psychometrics. Her independent investigative development will be accomplished by the following activities: 1) implementation ..
  50. Diabetes Self-Management Measure Among Hispanics
    James Fain; Fiscal Year: 2004
    This two-phase study will adapt and evaluate the psychometrics of a culturally relevant measure of diabetes self-management measure for Hispanics with type 2 diabetes that will be used in future studies that test culturally sensitive ..
  51. MEASURING SYMPTOM SELF-CARE IN 3 RACIAL/ETHNIC GROUPS
    Karen Aroian; Fiscal Year: 2000
    This two-phase study will develop and evaluate the psychometrics of a culturally relevant measure of symptom self-care and pilot data collection strategies that will be used in a larger study to investigate cultural differences and ..
  52. The Effect of Treatment Motivation on Drug Use Treatment Success
    BRADLEY CONNER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Under the original proposal the study contained 3 phases: Study A examined the psychometrics of existing motivation measures using data collected in prior ISAP projects...
  53. RESEARCH ON A.A.: OPPORTUNITIES AND APPROACHES
    William Miller; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..of AA be designed? The invited speakers would bring backgrounds in psychology, medicine, history, theology, psychometrics, sociology, and anthropology, with a common focus on research...
  54. TREATMENT MOTIVATION IN DRUG USERS
    M Anglin; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This project consists of three complementary studies. Study A will explore the psychometrics of treatment motivation measures as a function of drug users' treatment careers and other characteristics...
  55. GERIATRIC DEPRESSION--APOLIPOPROTEIN E AND DEMENTIA RISK
    David Steffens; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Finally, i will be taking classes in research methods and psychometrics that will help refine my skills in study design and data analysis. Research Project...
  56. Assessing Health Literacy Among Transition-Age Youth
    Laura Shone; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Includes a new investigator and national leaders in health literacy and functional health skills measurement, psychometrics, adolescent health care transitions, and health services research...
  57. Acute Care Management Skills: An Assessment Program for Graduate Physicians
    David Murray; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..of a multi-disciplinary team that includes physicians, nurses, and experts in both aural rehabilitation and psychometrics. By the completion of ...
  58. MANAGING DIABETES MELLITUS IN A U.S. CHINESE POPULATION
    Sally Rankin; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..influence on the management of diabetes mellitus; and, 2) also during the R21: to translate, test, and develop psychometrics for measuring coping and appraisal in a U.S...
  59. Screening Services in the Pediatric Emergency Department
    Jacqueline Grupp Phelan; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These skills will include advanced training in psychiatric assessment and psychometrics with particular attention on how these skill sets are applied in an ED setting...
  60. UPR/CHA Exploratory EXPORT Center: Bridging Communities
    Glorisa Canino; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..to the study of service disparities among ethnic minority populations, and with expertise in epidemiology, psychometrics, clinical interventions, services research, systems intervention, statistics, anthropology, and economics...
  61. Inhalant Abuse and Dependence
    Ty Ridenour; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..the different types of inhalants (solvents, aerosols, gases, and nitrites) and to quantitatively estimate the psychometrics of a general inhalants category of abuse and dependence diagnoses, preliminarily study separate diagnoses for ..
  62. Measuring Quality of Life in Organ Transplant Patients
    Irene Feurer; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..liver, heart, kidney, lung) transplant candidates and recipients presents several challenges relating to psychometrics and score interpretation...
  63. PSYCHOMETRIC ADVANCES FOR ALCOHOL & DEPRESSION STUDIES
    Bengt Muthen; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..The particular aims are to develop new psychometrics and determine their applicability in alcohol and depression studies applied to large-scale national samples, ..
  64. SUBCORTICAL METABOLIC ALTERATIONS IN EPILEPSY
    Michael Sperling; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..Patients will be intensively studied with extra- and intra- cranial EEG, MRI, psychometrics, and pathology in resected specimens...
  65. Multi-Dimensional Cultural Values
    Chanita Hughes Halbert; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..To accomplish these goals, we have assembled an investigative team of experts in culture, psychometrics, cancer prevention and control, and survey research...
  66. HIV PREVENTION IN PRIMARY CARE--AN OBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT
    Patricia Carney; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..Kappa coefficients will be calculated to assess the psychometrics of the SP instrument. Descriptive statistics will be used to analyze frequency and content within study groups...