statistical factor analysis

Summary

Summary: A set of statistical methods for analyzing the correlations among several variables in order to estimate the number of fundamental dimensions that underlie the observed data and to describe and measure those dimensions. It is used frequently in the development of scoring systems for rating scales and questionnaires.

Top Publications

  1. 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
  2. ncbi Meta-analysis of the factor structures of four depression questionnaires: Beck, CES-D, Hamilton, and Zung
    Alan B Shafer
    Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, USA
    J Clin Psychol 62:123-46. 2006
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. ncbi A multidimensional model of obsessive-compulsive disorder
    David Mataix-Cols
    Institute of Psychiatry, London
    Am J Psychiatry 162:228-38. 2005
  6. ncbi Factor analytic models: viewing the structure of an assessment instrument from three perspectives
    Barbara M Byrne
    School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Assess 85:17-32. 2005
  7. ncbi Are factor analytical techniques used appropriately in the validation of health status questionnaires? A systematic review on the quality of factor analysis of the SF-36
    Henrica C W de Vet
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 14:1203-18; dicussion 1219-21, 1223-4. 2005
  8. ncbi Neighborhood structural disadvantage, collective efficacy, and self-rated physical health in an urban setting
    Christopher R Browning
    Department of Sociology, Ohio State University, 300 Bricker Hall, 190 N Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 43:383-99. 2002
  9. ncbi The role of the bifactor model in resolving dimensionality issues in health outcomes measures
    Steven P Reise
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Qual Life Res 16:19-31. 2007
  10. ncbi Psychometric qualities of the Dutch language version of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaire (DASH-DLV)
    Martine M Veehof
    Department of Rheumatology, Hospital Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
    J Hand Ther 15:347-54. 2002

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  1. 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...
  2. ncbi Meta-analysis of the factor structures of four depression questionnaires: Beck, CES-D, Hamilton, and Zung
    Alan B Shafer
    Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, USA
    J Clin Psychol 62:123-46. 2006
    ..There were fewer common specific depression symptom factors across tests than expected...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. ncbi A multidimensional model of obsessive-compulsive disorder
    David Mataix-Cols
    Institute of Psychiatry, London
    Am J Psychiatry 162:228-38. 2005
    ..This heterogeneity can reduce the power and obscure the findings from natural history studies to genome scans, neuroimaging, and clinical trials. The authors review the evidence supporting a multidimensional model of OCD...
  6. ncbi Factor analytic models: viewing the structure of an assessment instrument from three perspectives
    Barbara M Byrne
    School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Assess 85:17-32. 2005
    ....
  7. ncbi Are factor analytical techniques used appropriately in the validation of health status questionnaires? A systematic review on the quality of factor analysis of the SF-36
    Henrica C W de Vet
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 14:1203-18; dicussion 1219-21, 1223-4. 2005
    ..Our list of criteria may be useful for journal editors, reviewers and researchers who have to assess publications in which factor analysis is applied...
  8. ncbi Neighborhood structural disadvantage, collective efficacy, and self-rated physical health in an urban setting
    Christopher R Browning
    Department of Sociology, Ohio State University, 300 Bricker Hall, 190 N Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 43:383-99. 2002
    ..Finally, socioeconomic disadvantage and collective efficacy condition the positive effects of individual level education on physical health...
  9. ncbi The role of the bifactor model in resolving dimensionality issues in health outcomes measures
    Steven P Reise
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Qual Life Res 16:19-31. 2007
    ..We propose the application of a bifactor model for exploring the dimensional structure of an item response matrix, and for handling multidimensionality...
  10. ncbi Psychometric qualities of the Dutch language version of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaire (DASH-DLV)
    Martine M Veehof
    Department of Rheumatology, Hospital Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
    J Hand Ther 15:347-54. 2002
    ..Further psychometric testing is recommended in a larger random population of Dutch-speaking subjects with unilateral upper limb disorders...
  11. ncbi Perceptions of safety at work: a framework for linking safety climate to safety performance, knowledge, and motivation
    M A Griffin
    School of Management, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    J Occup Health Psychol 5:347-58. 2000
    ..Specific dimensions of safety climate were identified and constituted a higher order safety climate factor. The results support conceptualizing safety climate as an antecedent to safety performance in organizations...
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi Is there a single underlying factor for the metabolic syndrome in adolescents? A confirmatory factor analysis
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:1556-61. 2007
    ..We sought to assess whether a single underlying factor could represent the metabolic syndrome in adolescents...
  14. pmc The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire: psychometric properties, benchmarking data, and emerging research
    John B Sexton
    The University of Texas Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice, The University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:44. 2006
    ..Here we report the psychometric properties, establish benchmarking data, and discuss emerging areas of research with the University of Texas Safety Attitudes Questionnaire...
  15. ncbi Searching for the structure of coping: a review and critique of category systems for classifying ways of coping
    Ellen A Skinner
    Department of Psychology, Portland State University, Oregon 97207 0751, USA
    Psychol Bull 129:216-69. 2003
    ..Future steps involve deciding how to organize these families, using their functional homogeneity and distinctiveness, and especially their links to adaptive processes...
  16. ncbi Service quality perceptions and patient satisfaction: a study of hospitals in a developing country
    S S Andaleeb
    School of Busincess, The Pennsylvania State University at Erie, The Beheend College, 16563 1400, USA
    Soc Sci Med 52:1359-70. 2001
    ..Using factor analysis and multiple regression, significant associations were found between the five dimensions and patient satisfaction. Implications and future research issues are discussed...
  17. ncbi Reliability and validity of the Beck depression inventory in patients with Parkinson's disease
    Martine Visser
    Department of Neurology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, and Deparment of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, The Netherlands
    Mov Disord 21:668-72. 2006
    ..The smallest real difference was 3.3 for the total BDI. The BDI is a valid, reliable, and potential responsive instrument to assess the severity of depression in PD. However, an adjusted cutoff is recommended...
  18. 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)...
  19. ncbi Reproducibility and validity of dietary patterns assessed with a food-frequency questionnaire
    F B Hu
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 69:243-9. 1999
    ..Recently, the analysis of dietary patterns has emerged as a possible approach to examining diet-disease relations...
  20. ncbi Structure of anxiety symptoms among children: a confirmatory factor-analytic study
    S H Spence
    Department of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Abnorm Psychol 106:280-97. 1997
    ..The findings were replicated with Cohort 2 and were equivalent across genders...
  21. ncbi Trust, social support and patient type--associations between patients perceived trust, supportive communication and patients preferences in regard to paternalism, clarification and participation of severely injured patients
    Oliver Ommen
    Center for Health Services Research Cologne, Germany
    Patient Educ Couns 73:196-204. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the relationships between patients perceived trust, supportive communication of physicians and patient type of severely injured patients...
  22. ncbi Psychometric properties of the eating disorder examination-questionnaire: factor structure and internal consistency
    Carol B Peterson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 40:386-9. 2007
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the factor structure and the internal consistency of the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire (EDE-Q)...
  23. ncbi Factor structure of parkinsonian signs in the community-dwelling elderly
    Elan D Louis
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
    Mov Disord 19:268-72. 2004
    ..These data support the view that Parkinsonian signs in older adults might be due to basal ganglia dysfunction, a possibility that requires further exploration...
  24. ncbi Comparison of factor structure models for the Beck Depression Inventory--II
    L Charles Ward
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404, USA
    Psychol Assess 18:81-8. 2006
    ..It was concluded that the general-factor model gives an acceptable empirical explanation of item covariance structure and offers a conceptual interpretation that is well suited to clinical practice and research...
  25. ncbi Norms for the physical and mental health component summary scores of the SF-36 for young, middle-aged and older Australian women
    G Mishra
    Research Institute for Gender and Health, University of Newcastle, Australia
    Qual Life Res 7:215-20. 1998
    ....
  26. ncbi Reliability and validity testing of the Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire
    K C Chung
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor 48109 0340, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 23:575-87. 1998
    ..It can be used in a clinic setting with minimal burden to patients. The questions in the MHQ have undergone rigorous psychometric testing, and the MHQ is a promising instrument for evaluation of outcomes following hand surgery...
  27. ncbi The Symptom Check-List-90-R (SCL-90-R): a German validation study
    N Schmitz
    Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heinrich Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany
    Qual Life Res 9:185-93. 2000
    ..We concluded that the SCL-90-R is a useful tool for measuring psychological status, measuring change in outcome studies, or screening for mental disorders...
  28. ncbi A community-based study of scaling assumptions and construct validity of the English (UK) and Chinese (HK) SF-36 in Singapore
    J Thumboo
    Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 10:175-88. 2001
    ..Taken together, these results support the validity of the English (UK) and Chinese (HK) SF-36 versions in the multi-ethnic Asian socio-cultural context of Singapore...
  29. ncbi Q methodology: a new way of assessing employee satisfaction
    A S Chinnis
    Department of Emergency Medicine, West Virginia University Hospitals, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
    J Nurs Adm 31:252-9. 2001
    ..This level of detail, not obtainable using more traditional statistical techniques, can aid in the design of more effective strategies aimed at fulfilling the needs of an organization's staff to increase their satisfaction...
  30. ncbi Developmental trajectories of externalizing behaviors in childhood and adolescence
    Ilja L Bongers
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Erasmus MC Sophia Children s Hospital Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Child Dev 75:1523-37. 2004
    ..The trajectories found in this study provide a basis against which deviations from the expected developmental course can be identified and classified as deviant or nondeviant...
  31. ncbi Factor structure of the 12-item General Health Questionnaire in the Japanese general adult population
    Yuriko Doi
    Department of Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health, Wako, Saitama, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 57:379-83. 2003
    ..Item 12 may be structurally different in the case of Japanese adults...
  32. ncbi Psychometric and cognitive validation of a social capital measurement tool in Peru and Vietnam
    Mary J De Silva
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 62:941-53. 2006
    ....
  33. ncbi A psychometric evaluation of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in patients diagnosed with end-stage renal disease
    Colin R Martin
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 43:51-64. 2004
    ..To determine the psychometric properties of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and determine the suitability of the instrument for use with this clinical group...
  34. ncbi Establishing the minimal number of items for a responsive, valid, health-related quality of life instrument
    L A Moran
    Collaborative Research Unit, Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:571-9. 2001
    ..Reducing to two items per domain would maintain responsiveness and reliability of the CRQ at an acceptable level, with a trade-off of reduced construct validity and increase in sample size requirements...
  35. ncbi Posttraumatic growth after war: a study with former refugees and displaced people in Sarajevo
    Steve Powell
    Klinische Psychologie, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    J Clin Psychol 59:71-83. 2003
    ..The overall means for the scale were considerably lower than reported in most studies on other kinds of trauma. Younger people reported considerably more growth than older people...
  36. ncbi The relation of rational and experiential information processing styles to personality, basic beliefs, and the ratio-bias phenomenon
    R Pacini
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003 7710, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 76:972-87. 1999
    ..It was concluded that the new REI is a significant improvement over the previous version and measures unique aspects of personality...
  37. pmc Neighborhood effects on posthospitalization mortality: a population-based cohort study of the elderly in Chicago
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1108-27. 2005
    ..Place of residence is associated with health outcomes...
  38. ncbi The short-form version of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS-21): construct validity and normative data in a large non-clinical sample
    Julie D Henry
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Br J Clin Psychol 44:227-39. 2005
    ..To provide normative data for the general adult population...
  39. pmc The Consumer Quality Index Hip Knee Questionnaire measuring patients' experiences with quality of care after a total hip or knee arthroplasty
    Janine H Stubbe
    NIVEL Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:60. 2007
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the construct validity and internal consistency reliability of this new instrument and to assess its ability to measure differences in quality of care between hospitals...
  40. ncbi Screening for psychological distress using internet administration of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome
    Patricia McCue
    Department of Psychology, Northumbria University, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 45:483-98. 2006
    ..To investigate the factor structure and internal consistency of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) in individuals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) using an Internet administered version of the instrument...
  41. ncbi Interpersonal and organizational dimensions of patient satisfaction: the moderating effects of health status
    Margaret S Westaway
    Health and Development, SA Medical Research Council and School of Health Systems and Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Int J Qual Health Care 15:337-44. 2003
    ....
  42. ncbi The evolution of symptoms in the early course of non-affective psychosis
    Richard James Drake
    School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Research and Education Building, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester M23 9LT, UK
    Schizophr Res 63:171-9. 2003
    ..A psychomotor poverty factor showed most stability over time and a positive symptom factor most change. Factors showed different associations with demographic and external variables, further supporting their validity...
  43. ncbi Invited commentary: insulin resistance syndrome? Syndrome X? Multiple metabolic syndrome? A syndrome at all? Factor analysis reveals patterns in the fabric of correlated metabolic risk factors
    J B Meigs
    General Internal Medicine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114 2698, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 152:908-11; discussion 912. 2000
    ....
  44. ncbi Toothbrushing as part of the adolescent lifestyle predicts education level
    L Koivusilta
    Department of Social Policy, FIN 20014 University of Turku, Finland
    J Dent Res 82:361-6. 2003
    ..Altogether, a low toothbrushing frequency indicated selection into the less-well-educated stratum of society. This is likely to be reflected in socio-economic health differences in adulthood...
  45. ncbi The factor structure of the Beck Depression Inventory-II: an evaluation
    Stijn Vanheule
    Ghent University, Belgium
    Assessment 15:177-87. 2008
    ..For this model, which we recommend, as well as for Beck' original model, a good fitting structure containing 15 and 16 items was developed with an item-deletion algorithm...
  46. ncbi Diabetes-specific or generic measures for health-related quality of life? Evidence from psychometric validation of the D-39 and SF-36
    I Chan Huang
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Value Health 11:450-61. 2008
    ..We tested the psychometric properties of HRQOL measures using the Diabetes-39 (D-39) and the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36)...
  47. ncbi A polydiagnostic and dimensional comparison of epileptic psychoses and schizophrenia spectrum disorders
    Masato Matsuura
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Surugadai Nihon University Hospital, School of Medicine, 1 8 13 Surugadai, Kanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo 101 0062, Japan
    Schizophr Res 69:189-201. 2004
    ..These results indicate that the difference in symptomatology between the two groups was quantitative rather than qualitative...
  48. pmc Does the 12-item General Health Questionnaire contain multiple factors and do we need them?
    Fei Gao
    Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, 11 Hospital Drive, 169610, Singapore
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:63. 2004
    ..Not much is known about the usefulness of the GHQ-12 factors, if they exist, in revealing between-patient differences in clinical states and health-related quality of life...
  49. ncbi A confirmatory factor analysis evaluation of the coronary heart disease risk factors of metabolic syndrome with emphasis on the insulin resistance factor
    S Novak
    Pharmacy Administration Division, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 0127, USA
    Diabetes Obes Metab 5:388-96. 2003
    ..The goals of this study were: (1) to analyse the underlying associations between coronary risk factors and the metabolic syndrome and (2) to evaluate the construct validity of the variables used to measure each factor...
  50. ncbi An item bank was created to improve the measurement of cancer-related fatigue
    Jin Shei Lai
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 1001 University Place, 100, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:190-7. 2005
    ..A working item bank is essential for development of a CAT platform. The present report describes the building of an operational item bank for use in clinical settings with the ultimate goal of improving CRF identification and treatment...
  51. pmc Cost-effectiveness of male circumcision for HIV prevention in a South African setting
    James G Kahn
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
    PLoS Med 3:e517. 2006
    ..The objective of this study is to present the first cost-effectiveness analysis of the use of MC as an intervention to reduce the spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa...
  52. ncbi A Japanese version of the perceived stress scale: translation and preliminary test
    Chizu Mimura
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College, University of London, 57 Waterloo Road, London SEI 8WA, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 41:379-85. 2004
    ..Factor analysis revealed that the PSS and PSSJ showed an almost identical factor structure. Therefore, the equivalence between the PSS and PSSJ and the validity for each scale was underpinned...
  53. ncbi Cross-cultural validation of the Beck Depression Inventory-II in Japan
    Masayo Kojima
    Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medicine, Kawasumi 1, Mizuho cho, Mizuho ku, Nagoya, Japan, 467 8601
    Psychiatry Res 110:291-9. 2002
    ..We conclude that the Japanese version of the BDI-II is psychometrically robust and can be used to assess depressive symptoms in Japanese people...
  54. ncbi Can the 12-item General Health Questionnaire be used to measure positive mental health?
    Yongjian Hu
    Health Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    Psychol Med 37:1005-13. 2007
    ..Our aim was to test the hypothesis that the GHQ-12 assesses both positive and negative mental health and that these domains are independent of one another...
  55. ncbi Correlates of illness worry in chronic fatigue syndrome
    Suzanne S Taillefer
    Department of Psychology, Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Psychosom Res 54:331-7. 2003
    ..Pathological symptom attributions, personality traits, and depression have all been hypothesized to contribute to illness worry...
  56. ncbi Relationship between organizational climate and empowerment of nurses in Hong Kong
    Esther Mok
    Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    J Nurs Manag 10:129-37. 2002
    ..The main purpose of the study was to apply the modified Spreitzer measure of empowerment in a hospital and to examine the relationship of organizational climate to perceptions of empowerment...
  57. ncbi Dimensions of consumer-assessed quality of Medicare managed-care health plans
    A M Zaslavsky
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Care 38:162-74. 2000
    ..We sought a more parsimonious description of the reports that can be used in analyses of the distribution and correlates of consumer-assessed quality...
  58. pmc Nonmedical influences on medical decision making: an experimental technique using videotapes, factorial design, and survey sampling
    H A Feldman
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, MA 02172, USA
    Health Serv Res 32:343-66. 1997
    ..To study nonmedical influences on the doctor-patient interaction. A technique using simulated patients and "real" doctors is described...
  59. ncbi Schizophrenia is not disappearing in south-west Scotland
    J Allardyce
    Department of Clinical Research, Crichton Royal Hospital, Dumfries, Scotland, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 177:38-41. 2000
    ..Recent work has reported a decline in the incidence of schizophrenia, but it is unclear if these findings reflect a true decrease in its incidence or are an artefact arising from methodological difficulties...
  60. ncbi The Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS): normative data and latent structure in a large non-clinical sample
    John R Crawford
    Department of Psychology, King s College, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 42:111-31. 2003
    ..To provide UK normative data for the Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS) and test its convergent, discriminant and construct validity...
  61. ncbi Pitfalls in factor analytic techniques
    Femke de Geus
    Am J Psychiatry 161:579-80. 2004
  62. ncbi Dimensions of major psychoses: a confirmatory factor analysis of six competing models
    Alessandro Serretti
    Department of Psychiatry, Vita Salute University, San Raffaele Institute, Via Stamira d Ancona 20, 20127 Milan, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 127:101-9. 2004
    ....
  63. ncbi Is the factor structure of the metabolic syndrome comparable between men and women and across three ethnic groups: the Miami Community Health Study
    Biing Jiun Shen
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:131-7. 2006
    ..This study uses confirmatory factor analysis to evaluate the factor structure of the MS and examines its similarity between men and women and across three ethnic groups (Caucasian, African, and Cuban Americans)...
  64. ncbi Validation of an instrument measuring patient satisfaction with chest physiotherapy techniques in cystic fibrosis
    C M Oermann
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Chest 118:92-7. 2000
    ..Techniques with different perceived costs, benefits, and patient satisfaction exist. An instrument measuring patient satisfaction with CPT has not been reported. Our goal was to develop and validate such an instrument...
  65. pmc Meta-analysis of the symptom structure of obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Michael H Bloch
    Yale Child Study Center, 230 South Frontage Rd, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 165:1532-42. 2008
    ..The authors conducted a meta-analysis to determine the factor structure of the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale Symptom Checklist...
  66. ncbi Multidimensional adaptive testing for mental health problems in primary care
    William Gardner
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA
    Med Care 40:812-23. 2002
    ..An alternative is adaptive testing, in which a computer selects the items to be asked of a patient based on the patient's previous responses. This research used a simulation to test a child mental health screen based on this technology...
  67. ncbi Beyond unfavorable thinking: the illness cognition questionnaire for chronic diseases
    A W Evers
    Department of Medical Psychology, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Consult Clin Psychol 69:1026-36. 2001
    ....
  68. 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...
  69. ncbi Psychometric evaluation of the 12-item Well-being Questionnaire for use with people with macular disease
    J Mitchell
    Department of Psychology, University of London, Egham, Surrey, UK
    Qual Life Res 10:465-73. 2001
    ..The W-BQ12 will be useful in measuring outcomes in rehabilitative and medical interventions and in researching factors affecting adjustment to MD...
  70. ncbi Structure of lifestyle disruptions in chronic disease: a confirmatory factor analysis of the Illness Intrusiveness Ratings Scale
    G M Devins
    Culture, Community, and Health Studies Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Clarke Division, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Med Care 39:1097-104. 2001
    ..Before comparing IIRS scores within or across groups it is crucial to determine whether a common underlying factor structure exists across patient populations...
  71. pmc Evaluation of the Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Scale using Rasch analysis
    Julie F Pallant
    Faculty of Life and Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, P, O, Box 218, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 6:28. 2006
    ..Concern has been raised over the validity of the EPDS as a single summed scale, with suggestions that it measures two separate aspects, one of depressive feelings, the other of anxiety...
  72. pmc Factor structure of the Singapore English version of the KINDL children quality of life questionnaire
    Hwee Lin Wee
    Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:4. 2007
    ..Hence, we aimed to report the psychometric properties, in particular factor structure, of KINDL (Singapore) questionnaires among school-going children...
  73. ncbi Climate for work group creativity and innovation: Norwegian validation of the team climate inventory (TCI)
    Gro Ellen Mathisen
    Stavanger University College, 4068 Stavanger, Norway
    Scand J Psychol 45:383-92. 2004
    ..Significant positive relationships were found between three of four TCI scales and customer satisfaction...
  74. ncbi Factor structure of the Zung Self-rating Depression Scale in first-year university students in Japan
    Toshinori Kitamura
    Department of Psychiatry, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, Japan
    Psychiatry Res 128:281-7. 2004
    ..976 and an adjusted goodness-of-fit index of 0.967. The two sexes exhibited virtually the same factor structure. The result suggests that studies with this scale should use these three subscales rather than a total score...
  75. pmc An empirical evaluation of alternative methods of estimation for confirmatory factor analysis with ordinal data
    David B Flora
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
    Psychol Methods 9:466-91. 2004
    ..Further, WLS performed adequately only at the largest sample size but led to substantial estimation difficulties with smaller samples. Finally, robust WLS performed well across all conditions...
  76. pmc Factor structure of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) in German coronary heart disease patients
    Jurgen Barth
    University of Freiburg Institute of Psychology, Department of Rehabilitation Psychology, 79085 Freiburg, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:15. 2005
    ..The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) is a widely used screening tool that has demonstrated good sensitivity and specificity for mental disorders...
  77. ncbi Psychometric properties of the Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination
    Michael N Lopez
    Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Long Beach, California 90822, USA
    Assessment 12:137-44. 2005
    ..764 for Serial 7s and .747 for WORLD. Item analysis showed that nearly all of the MMSE items were good discriminators, but 12 were too easy. True score confidence intervals should be applied when interpreting MMSE test scores...
  78. ncbi Comparison of alternative estimation methods in confirmatory factor analyses of the General Health Questionnaire
    Wei C Wang
    Swinburne University of Technology, Melba Avenue, Lilydale, Victoria 3140, Australia
    Psychol Rep 97:3-10. 2005
    ..The parameter estimates and goodness-of-fit statistics provided support for using polychoric correlations and diagonally weighted least squares estimation when analyzing ordinal, nonnormal data...
  79. ncbi Visual Functioning Questionnaire: reevaluation of psychometric properties for a group of working-age adults
    Maaike Langelaan
    Department of Ophthalmology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Optom Vis Sci 84:775-84. 2007
    ..However, the questionnaire does not meet some psychometric quality criteria. The objectives of this study were first to obtain the factor structure of the VFQ-25, and second, to obtain interval scales by Rasch analysis...
  80. ncbi Two kinds of items in quality of life instruments: 'indicator and causal variables' in the EORTC qlq-c30
    Sonja Boehmer
    Department of Health Psychology, Free Universität of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Qual Life Res 15:131-41. 2006
    ..Further research should investigate whether both kinds of variables could be combined into a higher order, aggregate score for HRQOL...
  81. pmc The Shoulder Pain and Disability Index demonstrates factor, construct and longitudinal validity
    Joy C MacDermid
    Clinical Research Lab, Hand and Upper Limb Centre, St, Joseph s Health Centre, London, Ontario N6A 4L6, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:12. 2006
    ..While some validation has been conducted, broader analyses are indicated. This study determined aspects of cross-sectional and longitudinal validity of the SPADI...
  82. ncbi Confirmatory factor analysis of the GHQ-12: can I see that again?
    Alistair Campbell
    James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, 4118
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 37:475-83. 2003
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  83. ncbi The Beck Depression Inventory Second Edition (BDI-II): psychometric properties in Icelandic student and patient populations
    Thornorethur Orn Arnarson
    Faculty of Social Science, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Nord J Psychiatry 62:360-5. 2008
    ..It is concluded that the psychometric properties of the Icelandic version of the BDI-II are supported in patient and student populations...
  84. pmc Psychometric properties of the Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (CAHPS) 2.0 adult core survey
    J Lee Hargraves
    Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, DC 20024, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:1509-27. 2003
    ..To estimate the reliability and validity of survey measures used to evaluate health plans and providers from the consumer's perspective...
  85. pmc Psychometric test of the Team Climate Inventory-short version investigated in Dutch quality improvement teams
    Mathilde M H Strating
    Erasmus Medical Centre, Institute of Health Policy and Management, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:126. 2009
    ..The aim of our study is to investigate the psychometric properties of the 14-item version of the Team Climate Inventory in healthcare quality improvement teams participating in a Dutch quality collaborative...
  86. 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...
  87. ncbi Alternative factor models and factorial invariance of the GHQ-12: a large sample analysis using confirmatory factor analysis
    Mark Shevlin
    School of Psychology, University of Ulster, Magee Campus, Londonderry, United Kingdom
    Psychol Assess 17:231-6. 2005
    ..The model was found to be factorially invariant between men and women. The utility of the 3 subscales, as opposed to the total GHQ-12 score, is questioned as they appear to provide little information beyond that of a general factor...
  88. ncbi Empirical validation and psychometric evaluation of the Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale in patients with social anxiety disorder
    Justin W Weeks
    Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple, Department of Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Psychol Assess 17:179-90. 2005
    ..Support was obtained for the convergent and discriminant validity of the BFNE and BFNE-S, but not the BFNE-R. These results suggest that standard scoring of the BFNE may not be optimal for patients with social anxiety disorder...
  89. ncbi Dimensions of oral health-related quality of life in an adult Swedish population
    Ingrid Collin Bagewitz
    Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Centre for Oral Health Sciences, Malmo University, Malmo, Sweden
    Acta Odontol Scand 63:353-60. 2005
    ..The perception of OHRQOL is multidimensional, but the dimensions are not equally important. The dimensions of OHRQOL found in the present study are similar to those of existing instruments...
  90. pmc An investigation into the psychometric properties of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in patients with breast cancer
    Jacqui Rodgers
    School of Neurology, Neurobiology and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE17RU, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:41. 2005
    ..To determine the psychometric properties of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) in patients with breast cancer and determine the suitability of the instrument for use with this clinical group...
  91. ncbi Cross-cultural equivalence of the Beck Depression Inventory: a five-country analysis from the ODIN study
    Roberto Nuevo
    Department of Psychiatry, Autonoma University of Madrid, La Princesa University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
    J Affect Disord 114:156-62. 2009
    ..Measurement invariance is a prerequisite for considering the BDI equivalent across versions, and for using it to make valid and interpretable comparisons of the severity of depression among different groups...
  92. ncbi A psychometric analysis of the patient satisfaction with nursing care quality questionnaire: an actionable approach to measuring patient satisfaction
    Heather Spence Laschinger
    School of Nursing, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Nurs Care Qual 20:220-30. 2005
    ..The results of this study yielded actionable, patient-focused results that can be used by managers to address areas requiring improvement...
  93. ncbi The factor structure and factorial invariance of the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) across time: evidence from two community-based samples
    Anne Mäkikangas
    Department of Psychology, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Psychol Assess 18:444-51. 2006
    ..The rank-order stabilities of the factors were low across time, which suggests that the GHQ-12 measures temporal mental state...
  94. ncbi A comparison of cognitive structure in schizophrenia patients and healthy controls using confirmatory factor analysis
    Dwight Dickinson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, BT MIRECC, Baltimore, 21201, USA
    Schizophr Res 85:20-9. 2006
    ..Cognitive ability, as reflected in test performance, appears to be more unitary in schizophrenia than in healthy subjects. This finding may have measurement and treatment implications...
  95. ncbi World Health Organisation Disability Assessment Schedule II: contribution to the Italian validation
    Stefano Federici
    Department of Human and Educational Sciences, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
    Disabil Rehabil 31:553-64. 2009
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  96. pmc Measurement differences in depression: chronic health-related and sociodemographic effects in older Americans
    Frances M Yang
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:993-1004. 2008
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  97. pmc Impaired psychological recovery in the elderly after the Niigata-Chuetsu Earthquake in Japan:a population-based study
    Shin Ichi Toyabe
    Department of Medical Informatics, Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital, Asahimachi Dori 1, Niigata 951 8520, Japan
    BMC Public Health 6:230. 2006
    ..Such a devastating earthquake and life after the earthquake in an unfamiliar environment should cause psychological distress, especially among the elderly...
  98. ncbi Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Neck Disability Index and Neck Pain and Disability Scale
    Chad Cook
    Division of Physical Therapy, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1621-7. 2006
    ..This study's design was a cross-cultural validation of the Neck Disability Index and Neck Pain and Disability Scale...
  99. ncbi Psychometric properties of the mood and anxiety symptom questionnaire in patients with chronic pain
    Michael E Geisser
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA
    Clin J Pain 22:1-9. 2006
    ..Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Mood and Anxiety Symptom Questionnaire in patients with chronic pain...
  100. ncbi Familiality of factor analysis-derived YBOCS dimensions in OCD-affected sibling pairs from the OCD Collaborative Genetics Study
    Gregor Hasler
    Laboratory of Clinical Science, Intramural Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
    Biol Psychiatry 61:617-25. 2007
    ..While factor-analytic studies have found consistent, clinically meaningful OCD symptom dimensions, there have been only limited attempts to evaluate the familiality and potential genetic basis of such dimensions...
  101. ncbi The factor structure of the 12-item General Health Questionnaire in individuals with facial disfigurement
    Colin R Martin
    Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Psychosom Res 59:193-9. 2005
    ..The factor structure of the GHQ-12 was evaluated in individuals experiencing significant facial disfigurement drawn from plastic surgery, dermatology, and media-recruited populations...

Research Grants81

  1. Development and Validation of an Instrument to Assess Cognitive Function Regulati
    Xi Chen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..All of these are essential to achieving my long-term goal of developing a new evidence-based model of dementia dental care. ..
  2. Statistical models to investigate long-distance QTL transcription regulation
    BARBARA ELIZABETH ENGELHARDT; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..With the role of thousands of possibly disease-related mutations in hand, researchers can begin to piece together the mechanism of a disease and translate their findings into treatments for the disease much more quickly. ..
  3. Measuring Altered Social Behavior in Neurodegenerative Disease
    Katherine P Rankin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  4. S. aureus and Regulatory T cells in the Failure of Oral Tolerance
    Anne Marie Singh; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The mentoring team will oversee Dr. Singh's progress to study the effects of S. aureus on regulatory T cell function in food allergy. ..
  5. Statistical models to investigate long-distance QTL transcription regulation
    BARBARA ELIZABETH ENGELHARDT; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will make all of our methods and results publicly available. ..
  6. Genomic signatures for detection of upper respiratory viral infections
    Micah T McClain; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Furthermore, we will utilize variations in gene signatures at the time of presentation to build a genomic prediction model for eventual disease severity. ..
  7. Procoagulant Microparticles: Novel Determinants of Venous Thrombosis
    THOMAS WILLIAM WAKEFIELD; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Lay Summary: This proposal will determine the role of procoagulant elements termed microparticles in the etiology of venous thrombosis and their use as a diagnostic tool. ..
  8. Gendered Social Context of Adolescent HIV Risk Behavior in Ghana
    Jeffrey B Bingenheimer; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  9. Ethical Challenges for Research Extenders Responsible for the Integrity of Commun
    Celia B Fisher; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The proposed study is an important step toward understanding and measuring the ethics-related beliefs and motivation facilitating and impeding the RE's contribution to addiction trials. ..
  10. Adolescent Dietary Pattern and Premenopausal Breast Cancer
    Karin B Michels; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The results of this study may inform prevention strategies and shift the focus of breast cancer prevention efforts to this critical perid of susceptibility. ..
  11. Multilevel determinants of cardiovascular disease risk in African Americans
    Katherine L Tucker; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  12. STRONG HEART FAMILY STUDY
    Shelley A Cole; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..End of Abstract) ..
  13. Development of Spectroscopic Biomarkers of Bone Quality in Metastatic Disease
    Xiaohong Bi; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This will provide the PI tools to establish her independent research in bone metastasis. The results will serve as preliminary data for the PI's future extramural funding application. ..
  14. Media Literacy to Prevent Adolescent Smoking Initiation
    Brian A Primack; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The candidate will emerge in five years with the skills and background necessary to implement and evaluate the intervention on a large scale via an R01 (to be secured in year 4). ..
  15. Sleep Disordered Breathing in normal elderly and risk for Alzheimers Disease
    Ricardo S Osorio; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  16. Quality of Life Tool Sensitive to Cognitive and Physical Measures of Fatigue
    Aaron I Vinik; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Ultimately, this new tool will serve the need to test the potential of therapeutic agents in clinical trials to relieve fatigue. ..
  17. Interaction Behaviors Effect on Nursing Care Quality of Older Adults in the ICU
    Marci Lee Nilsen; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ....
  18. Characterization of Symptom Occurrence in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis
    Pamela K Newland; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..This study is part of a larger mentored training program which includes structured mentorship, coursework, and other training activities to facilitate Dr. Newland's development as an independent nurse researcher. ..
  19. Signaling in digestive epithelial development and homeostasis
    Ramesh A Shivdasani; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  20. Latent Structure of Sluggish Cognitive Tempo and ADHD Symptoms
    ROBERT KEITH MCBURNETT; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The results may provide a guide for updating the diagnostic criteria for ADHD in a way that would enhance efforts to identify genetic and treatment response differences among the types. ..
  21. Infant Assessment of Early Communication Risk Factors: The ECBS
    Cynthia J Cress; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ....
  22. The Metabolic Syndrome in Mexican American Children
    Ravindranath Duggirala; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In sum, this study provides an unusual opportunity to contribute to a better understanding of the MS in Mexican Americans, both children and adults. ..
  23. The genetic basis of impulsive behavior in humans
    Harriet de Wit; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The study is innovative because it combines rigorous behavioral analysis with multi-level genetic analysis. ..
  24. Individual Differences in Smoking Exposure and Nicotine Dependence Sensitivity
    Lisa C Dierker; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  25. VARIABLE SELECTION IN GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
    C Charles Gu; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The results, together with the computer programs and ancillary databases will make a significant contribution to many ongoing and new genetic epidemiological studies of CVD and related diseases. ..
  26. Improving and Streamlining Screening and Diagnosis of ASD at 18-24 Months of Age
    Amy M Wetherby; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..By improving and streamlining early screening and diagnosis of ASD in 18 to 24 month old children, the findings of this study will have important implications for earlier access to intervention. ..
  27. Transcription Factor Analysis in a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Model
    Kate G Ackerman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  28. PLASMA PROTEINS: MARKERS OF CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
    GHULAM ANSARI; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..The proposed screening and chemoprevention studies to be conducted in China will be a collaborative project by investigators in China and the United States...
  29. A New Instrument to Comprehensively Assess Sedentary Behaviors
    Jay H Fowke; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
  30. Development of a Survey to Assess Diet and Activity Environments in the Home
    DIANNE STANTON WARD; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The proposed HomeSTEAD tool will address this gap and help elucidate the relationship between home and child obesity and plan interventions. ..
  31. Communication in Infants and Social Screener : The CISS
    Cynthia J Cress; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Establish reliability and validity of CISS cluster and composite scores in new as well as videotaped samples of TD and at-risk infants using correlational analyses, including exploratory factor analysis and cluster analysis. ..
  32. PROMIS Pediatrics: Longitudinal Validation and Linking Pediatric and Adult Item B
    Darren A DeWalt; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This study will enable researchers to have comparable scores between children and adults participating in the same study and enable longitudinal studies that follow children into adulthood. ..
  33. Development of instrument--critical care organization
    Jeremy M Kahn; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The instrument generated in this research will be used in future studies examining specific interventions to improve ICU organization. (End of Abstract) ..
  34. Predictors of Growth in Algebra Achievement in Adolescents
    TAMMY DAUN TOLAR; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..It will also provide a basis for the development of measures to identify students who are likely to struggle in higher level mathematics and interventions to help these students. ..
  35. Translational phenomics and genomics of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome
    Jeremiah M Scharf; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Completion of this study will train the investigator to become a leader in translational research aimed at developing personalized treatments for GTS patients...
  36. Development of flow and vascular quantification software for the assessment of MR
    EWART MARK HAACKE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The resulting software will not only help the growth of our company, but also improve the diagnosis and treatment of neurovascular diseases. ..
  37. Improving Clinician Ratings of Money Mismanagement: Addiction's Impact.
    Marc I Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This proposal will develop and test a measure to identify people who are incapable of managing their funds so that they get the money management help they need. ..
  38. Developing a Toolkit of Person-Centered Care Quality for Assisted Living
    Sheryl Zimmerman; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ....
  39. Measure of Body Awareness
    Wolf E Mehling; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..It will provide new directions for pain research and may change the conventional paradigms associated with the treatment of acute and chronic pain. ..
  40. Parental profiles of sexuality communication: protective effects on youth sexual
    Jennifer Grossman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  41. Sparse Structural Equation Models for Gene Networks and Chemical Genomics
    Xiaodong Cai; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..It will also enable the application of high-dimensional SEMs in additional areas including economics, psychology, ecology, biobehavioral and other social science. ..
  42. Dimensions of Oral Health-Related Quality of Life
    Mike T John; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The revised OHIP will allow effects from all oral interventions to become comparable, aiding dentists and patients in their evaluation of treatment alternatives and informing health care systems for setting resource priorities. ..
  43. Gastrointestinal Symptom Clusters in Hematology Patients Receiving Chemotherapy
    Catherine Cherwin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..If stable GI symptom clusters are identified, nurses can use this information to develop more efficient interventions targeted to multi-symptom clusters, rather than individual symptoms. ..
  44. Predicting implementation from organizational readiness to change
    Christian Helfrich; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Confirmatory factor analysis will also be used to assess the factor structure of the individual survey scales. ..
  45. Standardization of Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies for Bottle-Fed Children
    BONNIE J MARTIN-HARRIS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This project will test a new standardize method of translating the x-ray findings into meaningful clinical information that improves the accuracy of swallowing diagnosis and guides swallowing treatment. ..
  46. Developing a Better Assessment of Hookah Use Among Young Adults
    Tracey E Barnett; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The measure will be validated by collecting pilot data to assess endorsement of items. Further, factor analysis methodologies will be used to confirm the factor structure of the new instrument. ..
  47. Integrative Data Analysis for Nicotine Dependence Symptoms in Novice Smokers
    Jennifer S Rose; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The proposed research is expected to inform further development of a highly accurate assessment to identify recent onset smokers along the full continuum of current smoking exposure at greatest risk for continued and heavier smoking. ..
  48. Predictors of Growth in Algebra Achievement in Adolescents
    TAMMY DAUN TOLAR; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Arithmetical ability and cognitive resources (e.g., processing speed) will be evaluated as predictors of algebra achievement. ..
  49. AGE, SENSATION AND FALLS--BIOMECHANICS AND PREVENTION
    Ge Wu; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..This study is congruent with the national health agenda to apply quantitative techniques to significantly improve the health and well-being of the nations's elderly population over the coming decade. ..
  50. Long-Term Health Impacts of Physical and Cognitive Occupational Exposures
    Lauren Hersch Nicholas; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The dataset containing characteristics of HRS respondents'jobs will significantly expand the amount of information available to researchers for studies of job demand, health, disability, and retirement outcomes. ..
  51. ADVANCING CONCEPTUAL AND ANALYTIC APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF ACTIVITIES AND AGING
    MICHELLE MARIE PUTNAM; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Ultimately, this work will advance the study of activities and well-being outcomes in later life in a more holistic and systematic way. ..
  52. Validation of Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Organizational Climate Questionnair
    Lusine Poghosyan; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..NP-PCOCQ may be used with various groups of nurse practitioners for conducting meaningful comparisons of organizational climates across practice sites and states increasing the utility of the instrument. ..
  53. Further validation of the Iowa Sleep Disturbances Inventory (ISDI)
    ERIN A KOFFEL; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This project will significantly advancethe study of sleep and psychopathology by clarifying the structure of sleep disturbances and the relations between specific sleep disturbances and psychological disorders. ..
  54. Motives for Simultaneous Alcohol and Tobacco Use in Young Adults
    RYAN SCOTT TRIM; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Finally, we expect that SATU cues will elicit greater BOLD and craving responses than alcohol-only cues in those who report frequent simultaneous use. ..
  55. INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH TRAINING ON VIOLENCE
    Jacquelyn Campbell; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  56. The Structure of PTSD Comorbidity
    Mark W Miller; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This intensively-assessed sample of veterans offers a unique opportunity for longitudinal examination of a broad array of psychiatric symptoms and modeling influences on their trajectories. ..
  57. Inderdisciplinary Training on Preventing and Addressing Violence in Families
    JACQUELYN CUTLER CAMPBELL; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Interdisciplinary training is necessary for nursing, public health and medical researchers to understand and design appropriate violence prevention and interventions to prevent future violence and health problems. ..
  58. WHAT MATTERS IN MENTORING? TESTING AND MEASURING A MENTOR TRAINING INTERVENTION
    Angela Byars-Winston; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Thus, the findings are ultimately expected to advance the culturally diverse workforce needed to address health disparities both in disease prevention and medical treatment. ..
  59. Phenotypic refinement of externalizing pathways to alcohol-related behaviors
    Shawn J Latendresse; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  60. Resistant E.coli in Humans and Poultry
    James Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Does the research address a current and compelling problem of antimicrobial resistance that is of high public health importance and for which research is needed? [yes]. ..
  61. Vulvovaginal Skin Symptoms in Postmenopausal Women
    Elisabeth A Erekson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The expected outcome of the proposed work is a validated instrument to study vulvovaginal skin symptoms and a better understanding of these symptoms in postmenopausal women. ..
  62. Are Frontal Lobe Size and Executive Dysfunction Contributors to ADHD AND Dyslexia
    Michelle Y Kibby; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..This project will examine executive functioning (various skills/abilities which contribute to goal-directed behavior) and structure of the front aspect of the brain to see if they may be related to both dyslexia and ADHD. ..
  63. Testing a Measurement Model of Acute Dyspnea
    Mark Parshall; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  64. Defining and Building a Patient-Centered Medical Home
    Rebecca A Malouin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..will inform policymakers on the utility of the current PCMH recognition tool in appropriately classifying practices as PCMHs and inform payers on the utility of the current tool in identifying practices with better patient outcomes ..
  65. Psychoneuroimmunology: Preterm Birth in Hispanics
    ROBERTA RUIZ; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Acculturation as a latent variable will be used with the AL score in SEM. We will add the mediating variables into the SEM and compare the model at 15-17 weeks and 22-24 weeks, concerned. ..
  66. Primary Prevention of Weight Gain for Women Aged 25-45
    Walter Willett; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  67. THE DETERMINANTS OF RETIREMENT AMONG OLDER WOMEN
    ANGELA O RAND; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..The second year of the study will extend the analysis to older married woman and compare all marital status groups using structural equation models and logistic estimation techniques. ..
  68. Middle school bullying and sexual violence: Measurement issues & etiological mod
    DOROTHY ESPELAGE; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Focus groups and interviews with both students and teachers will be conducted to elucidate additional information regarding the connection between bullying and sexual violence perpetration. ..
  69. Bladder Cancer and Urinary Schistosomiasis in Ghana
    Clive Shiff; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  70. GENETICS OF THE METABOLIC SYNDROME IN JAPANESE AMERICANS
    Melissa Austin; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  71. Methods for Evaluating the Physical and Social Environment of Urban Neighborhoods
    Danielle Ompad; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The purpose of this study is to design and evaluate a comprehensive, systematic approach to characterizing urban neighborhoods through direct observation of neighborhood characteristics that will address these limitations. ..
  72. Effect of Urban Form on Exercise and BMI in Black Women
    Patricia Coogan; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The proposed study has the potential to provide such evidence and to impact policy in the domains of both transportation/urban planning and public health. ..
  73. Hypertension-Prevention Beliefs Among African Americans
    Rosalind Peters; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..No other studies were found that identified and quantified the hypertension-prevention attitudes and beliefs of African Americans related to the totality of self-care strategies necessary to prevent HTN. ..
  74. MYOCARDIAL FA METABOLISM GENE-GENE INTERACTIONS IN HYPERTENSIVE HEART DISEASE
    Lisa De Las Fuentes; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  75. FUNCTION OF PCNA IN CELLULAR DNA REPAIR
    Yoshihiro Matsumoto; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  76. Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Social Comparison Uses Scale
    BETH TIGGES; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  77. PARENTING, CULTURE, NEIGHBORHOODS & ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR
    Elizabeth Roberts; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  78. Nurse Staffing & Nursing Care Quality in Nursing Homes
    THOMAS WAN; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Our findings will demonstrate the importance of nurse staffing and drive the development of operational strategies to improve the structural and process aspects of nursing home quality. ..
  79. Adaptive Modeling of Longitudinal Health Outcomes for MACS Participants
    George Knafl; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Moreover, the methods to be used in this research apply more generally to other health science applications, and software to support the use of such methods will be made available for general use. ..
  80. Assessing Measurement Bias Impact on Health Disparities Across Race and Ethnicity
    ADAM CARLE; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  81. HEALTH STATUS MEASURE FOR PATIENTS WITH SKIN DISEASE
    Mary Margaret Chren; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..At the end of this award, the principal investigator will have gained the insight and research skills necessary to use SKINDEX in studies to advance understanding of the quality of dermatologic care. ..