Pengsheng Ni

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Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Reliability, validity and administrative burden of the community reintegration of injured service members computer adaptive test (CRIS-CAT)"
    Linda Resnik
    Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI 02908, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:145. 2012
  2. pmc Development of a computer-adaptive physical function instrument for Social Security Administration disability determination
    Pengsheng Ni
    Department of Health Policy and Management, The Health and Disability Research Institute, School of Public Health, Boston University Medical Campus, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 94:1661-9. 2013
  3. pmc Development of an instrument to measure behavioral health function for work disability: item pool construction and factor analysis
    Elizabeth E Marfeo
    Boston University School of Public Health, Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 94:1670-8. 2013
  4. pmc Conceptual foundation for measures of physical function and behavioral health function for Social Security work disability evaluation
    Elizabeth E Marfeo
    Boston University School of Public Health, Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 94:1645-1652.e2. 2013
  5. pmc Scale refinement and initial evaluation of a behavioral health function measurement tool for work disability evaluation
    Elizabeth E Marfeo
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 94:1679-86. 2013
  6. pmc Computer adaptive test performance in children with and without disabilities: prospective field study of the PEDI-CAT
    Helene M Dumas
    Research Center, Franciscan Hospital for Children, Boston, MA 02135, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 34:393-401. 2012
  7. pmc Development of a self-report physical function instrument for disability assessment: item pool construction and factor analysis
    Christine M McDonough
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, Boston University Medical Campus, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 94:1653-60. 2013
  8. pmc Assessing self-care and social function using a computer adaptive testing version of the pediatric evaluation of disability inventory
    Wendy J Coster
    Department of Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Counseling, Boston University Sargent College, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:622-9. 2008
  9. pmc Measuring global physical health in children with cerebral palsy: illustration of a multidimensional bi-factor model and computerized adaptive testing
    Stephen M Haley
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University School of Public Health, 580 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA, 02218, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:359-70. 2009
  10. pmc A functional difficulty and functional pain instrument for hip and knee osteoarthritis
    Alan M Jette
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston University, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arthritis Res Ther 11:R107. 2009

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  1. pmc Reliability, validity and administrative burden of the community reintegration of injured service members computer adaptive test (CRIS-CAT)"
    Linda Resnik
    Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI 02908, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:145. 2012
    ..The CRIS-CAT was developed using item response theory methods. The purposes of this study were to assess the reliability, concurrent, known group and predictive validity and respondent burden of the CRIS-CAT...
  2. pmc Development of a computer-adaptive physical function instrument for Social Security Administration disability determination
    Pengsheng Ni
    Department of Health Policy and Management, The Health and Disability Research Institute, School of Public Health, Boston University Medical Campus, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 94:1661-9. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Development of an instrument to measure behavioral health function for work disability: item pool construction and factor analysis
    Elizabeth E Marfeo
    Boston University School of Public Health, Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 94:1670-8. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Conceptual foundation for measures of physical function and behavioral health function for Social Security work disability evaluation
    Elizabeth E Marfeo
    Boston University School of Public Health, Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 94:1645-1652.e2. 2013
    ..The proposed measurement approaches show promise to comprehensively and systematically assess physical and behavioral health functioning relevant to work. ..
  5. pmc Scale refinement and initial evaluation of a behavioral health function measurement tool for work disability evaluation
    Elizabeth E Marfeo
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 94:1679-86. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc Computer adaptive test performance in children with and without disabilities: prospective field study of the PEDI-CAT
    Helene M Dumas
    Research Center, Franciscan Hospital for Children, Boston, MA 02135, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 34:393-401. 2012
    ..To examine the discriminant validity, test-retest reliability, administration time and acceptability of the pediatric evaluation of disability inventory computer adaptive test (PEDI-CAT)...
  7. pmc Development of a self-report physical function instrument for disability assessment: item pool construction and factor analysis
    Christine M McDonough
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, Boston University Medical Campus, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 94:1653-60. 2013
    ..These developmental steps represent initial outcomes of a broader project to develop instruments for the assessment of function within the context of Social Security Administration (SSA) disability programs...
  8. pmc Assessing self-care and social function using a computer adaptive testing version of the pediatric evaluation of disability inventory
    Wendy J Coster
    Department of Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Counseling, Boston University Sargent College, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:622-9. 2008
    ....
  9. pmc Measuring global physical health in children with cerebral palsy: illustration of a multidimensional bi-factor model and computerized adaptive testing
    Stephen M Haley
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University School of Public Health, 580 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA, 02218, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:359-70. 2009
    ....
  10. pmc A functional difficulty and functional pain instrument for hip and knee osteoarthritis
    Alan M Jette
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston University, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arthritis Res Ther 11:R107. 2009
    ....
  11. pmc Computerized adaptive testing for follow-up after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation: II. Participation outcomes
    Stephen M Haley
    Health and Disability Research Institute, School of Public Health, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118 2639, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:275-83. 2008
    ..To measure participation outcomes with a computerized adaptive test (CAT) and compare CAT and traditional fixed-length surveys in terms of score agreement, respondent burden, discriminant validity, and responsiveness...
  12. pmc Computer-adaptive balance testing improves discrimination between community-dwelling elderly fallers and nonfallers
    Poonam K Pardasaney
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA Health and Disability Research Institute, School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA Electronic address
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 95:1320-1327.e1. 2014
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  13. pmc Accuracy and precision of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory computer-adaptive tests (PEDI-CAT)
    Stephen M Haley
    Health and Disability Research Institute, School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Dev Med Child Neurol 53:1100-6. 2011
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  14. pmc Replenishing a computerized adaptive test of patient-reported daily activity functioning
    Stephen M Haley
    Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:461-71. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate 41 pretest items prior to including them into an operational CAT...
  15. pmc Linking the activity measure for post acute care and the quality of life outcomes in neurological disorders
    Stephen M Haley
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:S37-43. 2011
    ..To use item response theory (IRT) methods to link physical functioning items in the Activity Measure for Post Acute Care (AM-PAC) and the Quality of Life Outcomes in Neurological Disorders (Neuro-QOL)...
  16. pmc Evaluation of patient and proxy responses on the activity measure for postacute care
    Alan M Jette
    Boston University Medical Campus, School of Public Health, Health and Disability Research Institute, 715 Albany Street, T5W, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
    Stroke 43:824-9. 2012
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Development and initial evaluation of the spinal cord injury-functional index
    Alan M Jette
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:1733-50. 2012
    ..To describe the calibration of the Spinal Cord Injury-Functional Index (SCI-FI) and report on the initial psychometric evaluation of the SCI-FI scales in each content domain...
  18. ncbi request reprint A physical performance measure for individuals with mucopolysaccharidosis type I
    Stephen M Haley
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215 2101, USA
    Dev Med Child Neurol 48:576-81. 2006
    ..Implications for using the MPS-PPM for monitoring physical performance changes during clinical interventions are discussed...
  19. pmc Evaluation of an item bank for a computerized adaptive test of activity in children with cerebral palsy
    Stephen M Haley
    Health and Disability Research Institute, School of Public Health, Boston University, Medical Campus, 580 Harrison Ave, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02218, USA
    Phys Ther 89:589-600. 2009
    ..Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) has the potential to efficiently administer items for children across wide age spans and functional levels...
  20. pmc A computer-adaptive disability instrument for lower extremity osteoarthritis research demonstrated promising breadth, precision, and reliability
    Alan M Jette
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:807-15. 2009
    ..To develop and evaluate a prototype measure (OA-DISABILITY-CAT) for osteoarthritis research using item response theory (IRT) and computer-adaptive test (CAT) methodologies...
  21. pmc Work disability functional assessment battery: feasibility and psychometric properties
    Mark Meterko
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA VA Boston Healthcare System, Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, Boston, MA Electronic address
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 96:1028-35. 2015
    ..To assess the feasibility and psychometric properties of 8 scales covering 2 domains of the newly developed Work Disability Functional Assessment Battery (WD-FAB): physical function (PF) and behavioral health (BH) function...
  22. pmc An exploratory analysis of functional staging using an item response theory approach
    Wei Tao
    Health and Disability Research Institute, School of Public Health, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118 2639, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1046-53. 2008
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  23. pmc Development of the computer-adaptive version of the Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument
    Christine M McDonough
    PT, MS, Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street T5W, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 67:1427-38. 2012
    ..Having psychometrically strong disability measures that minimize response burden is important in assessing of older adults...
  24. doi request reprint Conceptual limitations of balance measures for community-dwelling older adults
    Poonam K Pardasaney
    P K Pardasaney, PT, Dpt, ScD, RTI International, 1440 Main St, Suite 337, Waltham, MA 02451 USA At the time of the study, Dr Pardasaney was affiliated with the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Health and Disability Research Institute, School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    Phys Ther 93:1351-68. 2013
    ..Psychometric limitations of balance measures for community-dwelling elderly may be related to gaps in task and environmental representation...
  25. doi request reprint Efficiency and sensitivity of multidimensional computerized adaptive testing of pediatric physical functioning
    Diane D Allen
    Health and Disability Research Institute, School of Public Health, Boston University, 580 Harrison Ave, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 30:479-84. 2008
    ..Using a series of empirical simulations, we assessed the efficiency and sensitivity of multidimensional CATs compared to a longer fixed-length test...
  26. ncbi request reprint Prospective evaluation of the AM-PAC-CAT in outpatient rehabilitation settings
    Alan M Jette
    Health and Disability Research Institute, School of Public Health, Boston University, 580 Harrison Ave, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02218, USA
    Phys Ther 87:385-98. 2007
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Computer adaptive testing improved accuracy and precision of scores over random item selection in a physical functioning item bank
    Stephen M Haley
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, 635 Commanwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:1174-82. 2006
    ..We calibrated a PF item bank via item response theory (IRT), administered items with a post hoc CAT design, and determined whether CAT would improve accuracy and precision of score estimates over random item selection...
  28. pmc Creating a computer adaptive test version of the late-life function and disability instrument
    Alan M Jette
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:1246-56. 2008
    ..Herein, we report on the development of the CAT version of the Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument (Late-Life FDI) and evaluate its psychometric properties...
  29. pmc Adaptive short forms for outpatient rehabilitation outcome assessment
    Alan M Jette
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118 2639, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 87:842-52. 2008
    ..To develop outpatient Adaptive Short Forms for the Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care item bank for use in outpatient therapy settings...
  30. pmc A multidimensional computer adaptive test approach to dyspnea assessment
    Anna Norweg
    Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:1561-9. 2011
    ..To develop and test a prototype dyspnea computer adaptive test (CAT)...
  31. doi request reprint Measuring physical function in children with airway support: a pilot study using computer adaptive testing
    Helene M Dumas
    Franciscan Hospital for Children, Research Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02135, USA
    Dev Neurorehabil 13:95-102. 2010
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  32. ncbi request reprint Score comparability of short forms and computerized adaptive testing: Simulation study with the activity measure for post-acute care
    Stephen M Haley
    Research and Training Center on Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes, Center for Rehabilitation Effectiveness, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:661-6. 2004
    ..To compare simulated short-form and computerized adaptive testing (CAT) scores to scores obtained from complete item sets for each of the 3 domains of the Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care (AM-PAC)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Measurement precision and efficiency of multidimensional computer adaptive testing of physical functioning using the pediatric evaluation of disability inventory
    Stephen M Haley
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:1223-9. 2006
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Short-form activity measure for post-acute care
    Stephen M Haley
    Research and Training Center on Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes, Center for Rehabilitation Effectiveness, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:649-60. 2004
    ..To develop a comprehensive set of short forms using item response theory (IRT) and item pooling procedures for the purpose of monitoring postacute care functional recovery...
  35. ncbi request reprint A computer adaptive testing approach for assessing physical functioning in children and adolescents
    Stephen M Haley
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Dev Med Child Neurol 47:113-20. 2005
    ..These results support further consideration of using CAT programs for accurate and efficient clinical assessments of physical functioning...
  36. ncbi request reprint Beyond function: predicting participation in a rehabilitation cohort
    Alan M Jette
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:2087-94. 2005
    ..To monitor participation in a rehabilitation cohort and to identify determinants of change during a 12-month period posthospitalization following the onset of one of several major disabling conditions...
  37. pmc The Boston Rehabilitative Impairment Study of the Elderly: a description of methods
    Nicole E Holt
    Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 94:347-55. 2013
    ....
  38. pmc Development of an IRT-Based Short Form to Assess Applied Cognitive Function in Outpatient Rehabilitation
    Christine M McDonough
    From the Health and Disability Research Institute, School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts CMM, PN, SMH, AMJ and Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Sargent College, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts WJC
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 95:62-71. 2016
    ..The objective of this study was to develop an outpatient rehabilitation self-report short form for the Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care Applied Cognition item bank...
  39. pmc Combining agreement and frequency rating scales to optimize psychometrics in measuring behavioral health functioning
    Elizabeth E Marfeo
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, T5W, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA Electronic address
    J Clin Epidemiol 67:781-4. 2014
    ..agreement rating scales in two subdomains of the newly developed Work Disability Functional Assessment Battery: the Mood & Emotions and Behavioral Control scales...
  40. doi request reprint Patterns, predictors, and associated benefits of driving a modified vehicle after spinal cord injury: findings from the National Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems
    Anna Norweg
    Boston University School of Public Health, Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:477-83. 2011
    ..To investigate the patterns, predictors, and benefits associated with driving a modified vehicle for people with spinal cord injuries (SCIs)...
  41. pmc Do claimants over-report behavioral health dysfunction when filing for work disability benefits?
    Elizabeth E Marfeo
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Work 51:187-94. 2015
    ..Questions exist related to the best way to use medical evidence relative to self-report as part of the SSA disability determination process...
  42. ncbi request reprint Agreement in functional assessment: graphic approaches to displaying respondent effects
    Stephen M Haley
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 85:747-55. 2006
    ..We compare proxy vs. patient report in both hospital and community settings as represented by intraclass correlation coefficients and two graphic approaches...
  43. pmc Sensitivity to change and responsiveness of four balance measures for community-dwelling older adults
    Poonam K Pardasaney
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
    Phys Ther 92:388-97. 2012
    ..Although several, well-respected balance measures are currently in use, there is limited evidence regarding the most appropriate measure to assess change in community-dwelling older adults...
  44. pmc Outcome measurement for COPD: reliability and validity of the Dyspnea Management Questionnaire
    Anna Norweg
    Boston University School of Public Health s Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Respir Med 105:442-53. 2011
    ..The research objectives were to evaluate the reliability and validity of an expanded DMQ item pool, as a preliminary step for developing a computer adaptive test...
  45. ncbi request reprint Computer adaptive testing: a strategy for monitoring stroke rehabilitation across settings
    Patricia L Andres
    Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Top Stroke Rehabil 11:33-9. 2004
    ..We demonstrate the potential usefulness of a CAT assessment model with a cross-sectional sample of persons with stroke from multiple rehabilitation settings...
  46. pmc Examining differential responses of youth with and without autism on a measure of everyday activity performance
    Jessica M Kramer
    Ph D Program in Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Occupational Therapy, Boston University, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    Qual Life Res 24:2993-3000. 2015
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  47. ncbi request reprint Sensitivity of a computer adaptive assessment for measuring functional mobility changes in children enrolled in a community fitness programme
    Stephen M Haley
    Health and Disability Research Institute, 53 Bay State Road, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Clin Rehabil 20:616-22. 2006
    ..To examine the relative sensitivity to detect functional mobility changes with a full-length parent questionnaire compared with a computerized adaptive testing version of the questionnaire after a 16-week group fitness programme...
  48. ncbi request reprint Development of a disease-specific disability instrument for Pompe disease
    Stephen M Haley
    Center for Rehabilitation Effectiveness, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, 635 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 1605, USA
    Pediatr Rehabil 6:77-84. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to modify the Paediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) to create a Pompe disease-specific disability instrument for use in clinical trials and natural history studies...
  49. pmc Comparison of functional status tools used in post-acute care
    Alan M Jette
    Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, 635 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 24:13-24. 2003
    ..Limitations in existing assessment methodology has stimulated the development of more comprehensive outcome assessment systems specifically for monitoring the quality of services provided to PAC patients...
  50. pmc Clinical meaningfulness of the changes in muscle performance and physical function associated with testosterone administration in older men with mobility limitation
    Thomas G Travison
    Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, 670 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 66:1090-9. 2011
    ..The changes in muscle performance and physical function were evaluated in relation to participant's perception of change...
  51. doi request reprint Age, sex, and symptom intensity influence test taking parameters on functional patient-reported outcomes
    Andrea L Cheville
    From the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota ALC, JRB Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis CW and Health and Disability Research Institute, School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts PN, AMJ
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 93:931-7. 2014
    ..The goal of this study was, therefore, to assess the effects of age, sex, and symptom intensity on respondents' test taking behaviors and scores...
  52. ncbi request reprint Early recovery of walking in children and youths after traumatic brain injury
    Stephen M Haley
    Center for Rehabilitation Effectiveness, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Dev Med Child Neurol 45:671-5. 2003
    ..These variables might help to determine the prognosis for ambulation, resource needs, and discharge plans for children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury after episodes of inpatient rehabilitation...