RONALD HAYS

Summary

Affiliation: RAND Corporation
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Commentary on using the SF-36 or MOS-HIV in studies of persons with HIV disease
    Jim Shahriar
    Quality Programs, Health Care Services, Blue Shield of California, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:25. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Long-term care residents' preferences for health states on the quality of well-being scale
    R D Hays
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA Ronald
    Med Decis Making 16:254-61. 1996
  3. ncbi request reprint 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
  4. pmc Development of physical and mental health summary scores from the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS) global items
    Ron D Hays
    Department of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:873-80. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Patient reports and ratings of individual physicians: an evaluation of the DoctorGuide and Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study provider-level surveys
    Ron D Hays
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, UCLA, 911 Broxton Plaza, Room 110, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Am J Med Qual 18:190-6. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Use of the SF-36 and other health-related quality of life measures to assess persons with disabilities
    Ron D Hays
    UCLA Department of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research and Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:S4-9. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the National Eye Institute-Refractive Error Quality of Life instrument
    Ron D Hays
    University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California RAND, Santa Monica, California 90095, USA
    Ophthalmology 110:2292-301. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection in the United States: results from the HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study
    R D Hays
    University of California, Los Angeles, Department of General Internal Medicine and Health Sciences Research, California 90095 1736, USA
    Am J Med 108:714-22. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint The RAND-36 measure of health-related quality of life
    R D Hays
    UCLA Department of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 90095 1736, USA
    Ann Med 33:350-7. 2001
  10. pmc Item response theory and health outcomes measurement in the 21st century
    R D Hays
    UCLA, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Med Care 38:II28-42. 2000

Research Grants

  1. Building Bridges to Enhance Quality of Life
    RONALD HAYS; Fiscal Year: 2005

Detail Information

Publications71

  1. pmc Commentary on using the SF-36 or MOS-HIV in studies of persons with HIV disease
    Jim Shahriar
    Quality Programs, Health Care Services, Blue Shield of California, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:25. 2003
    ..Using both a generic and targeted HRQOL measure is a good general strategy, but this has not been a typical practice in studies of HIV because the MOS-HIV is so similar in content to the SF-36...
  2. ncbi request reprint Long-term care residents' preferences for health states on the quality of well-being scale
    R D Hays
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA Ronald
    Med Decis Making 16:254-61. 1996
    ..374), restrained in bed or chair (-0.374), and feeding tube through the nose or stomach (-0.402). These new weights increase the relevance of the QWB for cost-utility evaluations of health interventions for long-term care residents...
  3. ncbi request reprint 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...
  4. pmc Development of physical and mental health summary scores from the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS) global items
    Ron D Hays
    Department of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:873-80. 2009
    ..The use of global health items permits an efficient way of gathering general perceptions of health. These items provide useful summary information about health and are predictive of health care utilization and subsequent mortality...
  5. ncbi request reprint Patient reports and ratings of individual physicians: an evaluation of the DoctorGuide and Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study provider-level surveys
    Ron D Hays
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, UCLA, 911 Broxton Plaza, Room 110, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Am J Med Qual 18:190-6. 2003
    ..These results indicate similar and parallel psychometric performance for the DoctorGuide and CAHPS survey instruments...
  6. ncbi request reprint Use of the SF-36 and other health-related quality of life measures to assess persons with disabilities
    Ron D Hays
    UCLA Department of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research and Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:S4-9. 2002
    ..We conclude that users of "standard" HRQOL measures need to be aware of their limitations for assessing persons with disabilities...
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the National Eye Institute-Refractive Error Quality of Life instrument
    Ron D Hays
    University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California RAND, Santa Monica, California 90095, USA
    Ophthalmology 110:2292-301. 2003
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection in the United States: results from the HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study
    R D Hays
    University of California, Los Angeles, Department of General Internal Medicine and Health Sciences Research, California 90095 1736, USA
    Am J Med 108:714-22. 2000
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint The RAND-36 measure of health-related quality of life
    R D Hays
    UCLA Department of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 90095 1736, USA
    Ann Med 33:350-7. 2001
    ..The paper also discusses the availability of the RAND-36 in multiple languages and summarizes changes that are incorporated in the latest version of the survey...
  10. pmc Item response theory and health outcomes measurement in the 21st century
    R D Hays
    UCLA, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Med Care 38:II28-42. 2000
    ..These issues are reviewed, along with a discussion of some of the methodological and practical challenges in applying IRT methods...
  11. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the Rost and the CAGE alcohol screening instruments in young adults
    R D Hays
    RAND, Santa Monica, California 90407, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 36:639-51. 2001
    ..The areas under the curve for the CAGE (0.840) and the Rost (0.783) were not statistically different (z = 1.30, p>.05)...
  12. ncbi request reprint The concept of clinically meaningful difference in health-related quality-of-life research. How meaningful is it?
    R D Hays
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, UCLA Department of Medicine, 911 Broxton Plaza, Room 110, Box 951736, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 18:419-23. 2000
    ....
  13. pmc Effects of CAHPS health plan performance information on plan choices by New Jersey Medicaid beneficiaries
    Donna O Farley
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:985-1007. 2002
    ..To assess the effects of CAHPS health plan performance information on plan choices and decision processes by New Jersey Medicaid beneficiaries...
  14. pmc Evaluating the SF-36 Health Survey (Version 2) in Older Vietnamese Americans
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Center for Health Policy Research, University of California, 111 Academy, Suite 220, Irvine, CA, USA
    J Aging Health 20:420-36. 2008
    ..The SF-36((R)) Health Survey (Version 2; SF-36) was evaluated among older Vietnamese Americans to determine whether underlying dimensions of physical and mental health were similar to those of other groups in the United States...
  15. pmc Equivalence of mail and telephone responses to the CAHPS Hospital Survey
    Han de Vries
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:2120-39. 2005
    ..To estimate the effect of survey mode (mail versus telephone) on reports and ratings of hospital care...
  16. ncbi request reprint Developing a Spanish-language consumer report for CAHPS health plan surveys
    Kathryn Pitkin Derose
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:681-8. 2007
    ..A Spanish-language consumer report on health plan quality was developed for the Consumer Assessments of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) project...
  17. ncbi request reprint Comparison of mail and telephone in assessing patient experiences in receiving care from medical group practices
    Kimberly A Hepner
    RAND Corporation, Health Sciences Program, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Eval Health Prof 28:377-89. 2005
    ..This study indicates that mail and telephone modes of data collection for the G-CAHPS survey produce similar results...
  18. doi request reprint Access to care for youth with special health care needs in the transition to adulthood
    Debra S Lotstein
    Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    J Adolesc Health 43:23-9. 2008
    ..To describe access to care and identify factors associated with access for low-income young adults who aged out of a public program for children with special health care needs (CSHCN)...
  19. doi request reprint Bridging From the Picker Hospital Survey to the CAHPS Hospital Survey
    Denise D Quigley
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, USA
    Med Care 46:654-61. 2008
    ..Illustrate an accessible method of bridging data from earlier surveys to the CAHPS Hospital Survey to support hospitals' internal quality improvement efforts...
  20. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life and patient reports about care outcomes in a multidisciplinary hospital intervention
    Ron D Hays
    Los Angeles Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California, 90095 1736, USA
    Ann Behav Med 31:173-8. 2006
    ..Patient perceptions of care and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) are important outcomes for hospitalized patients...
  21. ncbi request reprint The tripartite model of anxiety and depression: symptom structure in depressive and hypertensive patient groups
    Grant N Marshall
    Health Program, RAND, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
    J Pers Assess 80:139-53. 2003
    ..81 to -.86). Findings raise issues concerning the utility of the tripartite model as a heuristic framework for enhancing understanding of individual differences in normal mood as well as mood disorders...
  22. ncbi request reprint Evaluating differential item functioning of the PRIME-MD mood module among impoverished black and white women in primary care
    Kimberly A Hepner
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Womens Health Issues 18:53-61. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether items in the mood module of the PRIME-MD perform similarly in 2 high-risk populations: impoverished black and white women...
  23. pmc Adjusting for subgroup differences in extreme response tendency in ratings of health care: impact on disparity estimates
    Marc N Elliott
    RAND, 1776 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:542-61. 2009
    ..Adjust for subgroup differences in extreme response tendency (ERT) in ratings of health care, which otherwise obscure disparities in patient experience...
  24. ncbi request reprint The applicability of the Consumer Assessments of Health Plans Survey (CAHPS) to Preferred Provider Organizations in the United States: a discussion of industry concerns
    Leo S Morales
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 16:219-27. 2004
    ..This paper examines the applicability of a leading patient survey, the Consumer Assessments of Health Plans Study (CAHPS), to Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs) in the United States...
  25. pmc Psychometric properties of an instrument to assess Medicare beneficiaries' prescription drug plan experiences
    Steven C Martino
    RAND, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 2665, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 30:41-53. 2009
    ..Moreover, each was independently useful in predicting beneficiaries' global ratings of their plan. This instrument can be an important tool for helping beneficiaries to choose a plan that best meets their needs...
  26. ncbi request reprint Classical test theory and item response theory analyses of multi-item scales assessing parents' perceptions of their children's dental care
    Ron D Hays
    RAND Health Program, Santa Monica, California, USA
    Med Care 44:S60-8. 2006
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Do Medicaid and commercial CAHPS scores correlate within plans?: a New Jersey case study
    Marc N Elliott
    RAND, Santa Monica, California 90407, USA
    Med Care 43:1027-33. 2005
    ..There is interest in reducing survey administration costs and sample size requirements by sampling these 2 groups together for health plan comparisons. Plan managers may also be interested in understanding variability within plans...
  28. ncbi request reprint Psychometric performance of the National Eye Institute visual function questionnaire in Latinos and non-Latinos
    Richard S Baker
    Department of Ophthalmology, Research Centers in Minority Institutions, Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California 90059, USA
    Ophthalmology 113:1363-71. 2006
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Psychometric characteristics of a patient satisfaction instrument tailored to the concerns of African Americans
    Marie N Fongwa
    School of Nursing, UCLA, California 90095 6917, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:948-55. 2006
    ..The survey needs to be evaluated in other samples to determine if it adequately reflects cultural issues from other ethnic minorities...
  30. pmc Linguistic disparities in health care access and health status among older adults
    Ninez A Ponce
    UCLA Department of Health Services, Center for the Health Sciences, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:786-91. 2006
    ..English proficiency may be important in explaining disparities in health and health care access among older adults...
  31. ncbi request reprint Uncertainty and health-related quality of life 1 year after coronary angiography
    Jo Ann Eastwood
    UCLA School of Nursing, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1702, USA
    Am J Crit Care 17:232-42; quiz 243. 2008
    ..Little is known about illness-related uncertainty and decreased health-related quality of life in patients undergoing initial coronary angiography or about the long-term effects of uncertainty...
  32. pmc The impact of interpreters on parents' experiences with ambulatory care for their children
    Leo S Morales
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 63:110-28. 2006
    ..Increasing use of interpreters could reduce racial/ethnic disparities and improve health plan performance...
  33. pmc How do proxy responses and proxy-assisted responses differ from what Medicare beneficiaries might have reported about their health care?
    Marc N Elliott
    RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:833-48. 2008
    ..Assess proxy respondent effects on health care evaluations by Medicare beneficiaries...
  34. ncbi request reprint Impact of severity and bilaterality of visual impairment on health-related quality of life
    Rohit Varma
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Ophthalmology 113:1846-53. 2006
    ..To assess the impact of unilateral and bilateral visual impairment (VI) and its severity on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in Latinos 40 years and older...
  35. pmc Patterns of unit and item nonresponse in the CAHPS Hospital Survey
    Marc N Elliott
    Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:2096-119. 2005
    ..To examine the predictors of unit and item nonresponse, the magnitude of nonresponse bias, and the need for nonresponse weights in the Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Hospital Survey...
  36. pmc Methodological challenges associated with patient responses to follow-up longitudinal surveys regarding quality of care
    Katherine L Kahn
    UCLA School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:1579-98. 2003
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Do health care ratings differ by race or ethnicity?
    Mark G Haviland
    Department of Psychiatry, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:134-45. 2003
    ..This study of differences in health care experiences by race and ethnicity was the first to use nationally representative data...
  38. pmc Delays and unmet need for health care among adult primary care patients in a restructured urban public health system
    Allison L Diamant
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California Los Angeles, 911 Broxton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:783-9. 2004
    ..We estimated the prevalence and determinants of delayed and unmet needs for medical care among patients in a restructured public health system...
  39. pmc Effects of mode and order of administration on generic health-related quality of life scores
    Ron D Hays
    UCLA Department of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Value Health 12:1035-9. 2009
    ..We evaluate the effects of mode and order of administration on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores...
  40. ncbi request reprint Comparison of data quality for reports and ratings of ambulatory care by African American and White Medicare managed care enrollees
    Marie N Fongwa
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Aging Health 18:707-21. 2006
    ..Compare missing data and reliability of health care evaluations between African Americans and Whites in Medicare managed care health plans...
  41. pmc Imputation of SF-12 health scores for respondents with partially missing data
    Honghu Liu
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California, Los Angeles, 911 Broxton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:905-21. 2005
    ..To create an efficient imputation algorithm for imputing the SF-12 physical component summary (PCS) and mental component summary (MCS) scores when patients have one to eleven SF-12 items missing...
  42. pmc Associations of eye diseases and symptoms with self-reported physical and mental health
    Paul P Lee
    RAND, Health Sciences Program, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 148:804-808.e1. 2009
    ..To study the associations of eye diseases and visual symptoms with the most widely used health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) generic profile measure...
  43. pmc Readability estimates for commonly used health-related quality of life surveys
    Sylvia H Paz
    Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:889-900. 2009
    ..To estimate readability of seven commonly used health-related quality of life instruments: SF-36, HUI, EQ-5D, QWB-SA, HALex, Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ), and the NEI-VFQ-25...
  44. pmc Correlated physical and mental health summary scores for the SF-36 and SF-12 Health Survey, V.I
    Sepideh S Farivar
    Global Health Economics, Amgen, Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:54. 2007
    ..The SF-36 and SF-12 summary scores were derived using an uncorrelated (orthogonal) factor solution. We estimate SF-36 and SF-12 summary scores using a correlated (oblique) physical and mental health factor model...
  45. pmc Development and preliminary evaluation of a quality of life measure targeted at dementia caregivers
    Barbara G Vickrey
    University of California, Los Angeles Department of Neurology, Los Angeles, California 90095 1769, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:56. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a caregiver-targeted quality-of-life measure (CGQOL) for informal caregivers of persons with dementia that can be used with caregivers from a variety of ethnicities...
  46. pmc Longitudinal changes in visual acuity and health-related quality of life: the Los Angeles Latino Eye study
    Roberta McKean-Cowdin
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ophthalmology 117:1900-7, 1907.e1. 2010
    ..To examine the association between longitudinal changes in visual acuity (VA) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a population-based sample of adult Latinos...
  47. pmc Prospects and challenges in using patient-reported outcomes in clinical practice
    Constance H Fung
    Zynx Health, Incorporated, 10880 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Qual Life Res 17:1297-302. 2008
    ..These measures are a core aspect of health care, but there is much to be learned about how to use them to improve clinical practice...
  48. doi request reprint Reports and ratings of care: black and white Medicare enrollees
    Marie N Fongwa
    School of Nursing, University of California Los Angeles, 700 Tiverton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:1136-47. 2008
    ..This study compared African American/Black and White Medicare enrollees' perceptions of care...
  49. pmc Severity of visual field loss and health-related quality of life
    Roberta McKean-Cowdin
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 143:1013-23. 2007
    ..To examine the association between severity of visual field loss (VFL) and self-reported health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a population-based sample...
  50. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic differences in patients' preferences for initial care by specialists
    Mitchell D Wong
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Am J Med 116:613-20. 2004
    ..To examine racial and ethnic differences in patients' preferences for initial care by specialists, and to determine whether trust in the physician and health beliefs account for these differences...
  51. ncbi request reprint Responsiveness of the National Eye Institute Refractive Error Quality of Life instrument to surgical correction of refractive error
    Peter J McDonnell
    University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
    Ophthalmology 110:2302-9. 2003
    ..The goal of this analysis was to evaluate the responsiveness of the National Eye Institute Refractive Error Quality of Life (NEI-RQL) instrument to surgical correction of refractive error...
  52. ncbi request reprint Development of the 12-item Expectations Regarding Aging Survey
    Catherine A Sarkisian
    Division of Geriatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1687, USA
    Gerontologist 45:240-8. 2005
    ..This study describes the development of a short version of the Expectations Regarding Aging Survey (ERA-38), a 38-item survey measuring expectations regarding aging...
  53. pmc A Self-Report Measure of Clinicians' Orientation toward Integrative Medicine
    An Fu Hsiao
    UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of GIM HSR, 911 Broxton Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1553-69. 2005
    ..Because integration of CAM with conventional medicine can have important implications for health care, we developed a survey instrument to assess clinicians' orientation toward integrative medicine...
  54. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the statistical significance of health-related quality-of-life change in individual patients
    Ron D Hays
    UCLA Department of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Eval Health Prof 28:160-71. 2005
    ..82, indicating a high level of agreement. Future research is needed to determine if one index is most appropriate for evaluating the significance of individual change...
  55. ncbi request reprint Patients' global ratings of their health care are not associated with the technical quality of their care
    John T Chang
    the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California RAND Health, Santa Monica, California and RAND Health, Arlington, Virginia
    Ann Intern Med 144:665-72. 2006
    ..Patient global ratings of care are commonly used to assess health care. However, the extent to which these assessments of care are related to the technical quality of care received is not well understood...
  56. ncbi request reprint Associations of presbyopia with vision-targeted health-related quality of life
    Peter J McDonnell
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, Irvine, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 121:1577-81. 2003
    ..To evaluate the associations of presbyopia and its correction, particularly monovision optical correction, with vision-targeted health-related quality of life...
  57. ncbi request reprint HIV patients' experiences with inpatient and outpatient care: results of a national survey
    Ira B Wilson
    Division of Clinical Care Research, Department of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center 345, 750 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Med Care 40:1149-60. 2002
    ..Little is known about HIV patients' care experiences...
  58. ncbi request reprint The alcohol-related problems survey: identifying hazardous and harmful drinking in older primary care patients
    Arlene Fink
    Department of Medicine, School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1717-22. 2002
    ..We have developed and tested a screening measure specifically for older people, the Alcohol-Related Problems Survey (ARPS), to identify older adults with these risks...
  59. ncbi request reprint Beyond alcoholism: identifying older, at-risk drinkers in primary care
    Alison A Moore
    Department of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, 90095 1687, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 63:316-24. 2002
    ....
  60. pmc SF-36 includes less Parkinson Disease (PD)-targeted content but is more responsive to change than two PD-targeted health-related quality of life measures
    Carlos A Brown
    UCLA VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:1219-37. 2009
    ..To compare validity including responsiveness, and internal consistency reliability and scaling assumptions of a generic (SF-36) and Parkinson Disease (PD)-targeted (PDQ-39; PDQUALIF) health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measures...
  61. ncbi request reprint Do differences in methods for constructing SF-36 physical and mental health summary measures change their associations with chronic medical conditions and utilization?
    William E Cunningham
    Department of Health Services, Center for Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health, 10833 LeConte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Qual Life Res 12:1029-35. 2003
    ..We determined whether the associations of the physical and mental health summary scores with chronic medical conditions and utilization would differ depending on the scoring algorithm used...
  62. pmc Responsiveness and construct validity of the health utilities index in patients with dementia
    Harish Kavirajan
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Med Care 47:651-61. 2009
    ..Assessment of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is important for cost-effectiveness analyses, but the validity of generic HRQOL instruments has not been adequately evaluated in persons with dementia...
  63. ncbi request reprint Are physician-derived disease severity indices associated with health-related quality of life in patients with end-stage liver disease?
    Fasiha Kanwal
    VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:1726-32. 2004
    ..However, there are no data evaluating the associations between MELD scores and patient reports of health-related quality of life (HRQOL)...
  64. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in the impact of irritable bowel syndrome on health-related quality of life
    Ian M Gralnek
    VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 38:782-9. 2004
    ..To compare the impact of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) on health related quality of life (HRQOI) for non-white and white IBS patients...
  65. pmc Cigarette smoking and health-related quality of life in Medicare beneficiaries
    Ron D Hays
    University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024 2801, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 29:57-67. 2008
    ..Encouraging smokers to quit and providing abstinence support to persons who have recently quit may help reduce health-related impacts of cigarette use...
  66. pmc Patients' preferences for technical versus interpersonal quality when selecting a primary care physician
    Constance H Fung
    Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Systems, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:957-77. 2005
    ..To assess patients' use of and preferences for information about technical and interpersonal quality when using simulated, computerized health care report cards to select a primary care provider (PCP)...
  67. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of health beliefs and attitudes concerning measures of antiretroviral adherence among prisoners receiving directly observed antiretroviral therapy
    Becky L White
    Department of Medicine, Center for Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 20:408-17. 2006
    ..72; p < 0.001). This study provides preliminary support for the psychometric properties of the survey in this correctional setting...
  68. ncbi request reprint Physician communication about the cost and acquisition of newly prescribed medications
    Derjung M Tarn
    Department of Family Medicine, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10880 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 1800, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:657-64. 2006
    ..To describe the frequency and content of physician discussions about the cost and acquisition of new medications...
  69. ncbi request reprint Next steps for use of item response theory in the assessment of health outcomes
    Ron D Hays
    David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA RAND Health Program, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Qual Life Res 16:195-9. 2007
    ..We review the NCI/DIA conference, "Improving health outcomes assessment based on modern measurement theory and computerized adaptive testing," and suggest next steps in use of item response theory (IRT) to assess health outcomes...
  70. ncbi request reprint Variations in provider conceptions of integrative medicine
    An Fu Hsiao
    UCI Center for Health Policy Research Irvine, CA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:2973-87. 2006
    ..They advocated an open-minded perspective about other healing traditions, promoting co-management with and making referrals to practitioners of other paradigms, and treating patients with both CAM and conventional healing modalities...
  71. pmc Does ambulatory process of care predict health-related quality of life outcomes for patients with chronic disease?
    Katherine L Kahn
    Department of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, 911 Broxton Plaza, Box 951736, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:63-83. 2007
    ..We used empirical data from managed care patients enrolled in west coast physician organizations to test the hypothesis that observed changes in health-related quality of life across a 2.5-year window reflecting process of care...

Research Grants1

  1. Building Bridges to Enhance Quality of Life
    RONALD HAYS; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..It will also foster international collaboration among QOL researchers and clinicians. ..