health status indicators

Summary

Summary: The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Self-rated health and mortality: a review of twenty-seven community studies
    E L Idler
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 08903, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 38:21-37. 1997
  2. ncbi Development and first validation of the COPD Assessment Test
    P W Jones
    St George s University of London, UK
    Eur Respir J 34:648-54. 2009
  3. ncbi The estimation of a preference-based measure of health from the SF-12
    John E Brazier
    Health Economics and Decision Science Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Med Care 42:851-9. 2004
  4. ncbi Translation, validation, and norming of the Dutch language version of the SF-36 Health Survey in community and chronic disease populations
    N K Aaronson
    Division of Psychosocial Research and Epidemiology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam
    J Clin Epidemiol 51:1055-68. 1998
  5. ncbi The PedsQL 4.0 as a pediatric population health measure: feasibility, reliability, and validity
    James W Varni
    Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture and the Department of Pediatrics, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 3:329-41. 2003
  6. pmc A standard procedure for creating a frailty index
    Samuel D Searle
    Geriatric Medicine Research Unit, Dalhousie University and Capital District Health Authority, Halifax, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 8:24. 2008
  7. ncbi Comparison of the minimally important difference for two health state utility measures: EQ-5D and SF-6D
    Stephen J Walters
    Health Economics and Decision Science, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
    Qual Life Res 14:1523-32. 2005
  8. ncbi Risk factors for functional status decline in community-living elderly people: a systematic literature review
    A E Stuck
    Department of Geriatrics and Rehabilitation, Zieglerspital, Bern, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 48:445-69. 1999
  9. ncbi Swedish population health-related quality of life results using the EQ-5D
    K Burstrom
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Qual Life Res 10:621-35. 2001
  10. pmc Health: perception versus observation
    Amartya Sen
    BMJ 324:860-1. 2002

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  1. ncbi Self-rated health and mortality: a review of twenty-seven community studies
    E L Idler
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 08903, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 38:21-37. 1997
    ..predictor of mortality in nearly all of the studies, despite the inclusion of numerous specific health status indicators and other relevant covariates known to predict mortality...
  2. ncbi Development and first validation of the COPD Assessment Test
    P W Jones
    St George s University of London, UK
    Eur Respir J 34:648-54. 2009
    ..It has good measurement properties, is sensitive to differences in state and should provide a valid, reliable and standardised measure of COPD health status with worldwide relevance...
  3. ncbi The estimation of a preference-based measure of health from the SF-12
    John E Brazier
    Health Economics and Decision Science Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Med Care 42:851-9. 2004
    ..It has become widely used in clinical trials and routine outcome assessment because of its brevity and psychometric performance, but it cannot be used in economic evaluation in its current form...
  4. ncbi Translation, validation, and norming of the Dutch language version of the SF-36 Health Survey in community and chronic disease populations
    N K Aaronson
    Division of Psychosocial Research and Epidemiology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam
    J Clin Epidemiol 51:1055-68. 1998
    ..On-going studies will generate data on the responsiveness of the SF-36 to within-group changes in health over time. Efforts are underway to translate and validate the questionnaire for use among ethnic minority groups in the Netherlands...
  5. ncbi The PedsQL 4.0 as a pediatric population health measure: feasibility, reliability, and validity
    James W Varni
    Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture and the Department of Pediatrics, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 3:329-41. 2003
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  6. pmc A standard procedure for creating a frailty index
    Samuel D Searle
    Geriatric Medicine Research Unit, Dalhousie University and Capital District Health Authority, Halifax, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 8:24. 2008
    ..A frailty index can be developed from most ageing databases. Our objective is to systematically describe a standard procedure for constructing a frailty index...
  7. ncbi Comparison of the minimally important difference for two health state utility measures: EQ-5D and SF-6D
    Stephen J Walters
    Health Economics and Decision Science, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
    Qual Life Res 14:1523-32. 2005
    ..Empirical work is required to determine what the smallest change is in utility scores that can be regarded as important and whether this change in utility value is constant across measures and conditions...
  8. ncbi Risk factors for functional status decline in community-living elderly people: a systematic literature review
    A E Stuck
    Department of Geriatrics and Rehabilitation, Zieglerspital, Bern, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 48:445-69. 1999
    ..This review will help investigators set priorities for future research of the Disablement Process, plan health and social services for elderly persons and develop more cost-effective programs for preventing disability among them...
  9. ncbi Swedish population health-related quality of life results using the EQ-5D
    K Burstrom
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Qual Life Res 10:621-35. 2001
    ..0001). In conclusion, our results show that the HRQoL varies greatly between socio-economic and disease groups. Furthermore, after controlling for age, sex and disease, HRQoL is lower in manual than in non-manual groups...
  10. pmc Health: perception versus observation
    Amartya Sen
    BMJ 324:860-1. 2002
  11. pmc Investigating neighborhood and area effects on health
    A V Diez Roux
    Division of General Medicine, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, NewYork City, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:1783-9. 2001
    ..analyses...
  12. ncbi ICF linking rules: an update based on lessons learned
    Alarcos Cieza
    ICF Research Branch, WHO FIC CC DIMDI, Institute for Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Munich, Germany
    J Rehabil Med 37:212-8. 2005
    ..The objective of this paper is to provide an updated version of the linking rules published in 2002 and illustrate how these rules are applied to link technical and clinical measures, health-status measures and interventions to the ICF...
  13. ncbi Further evidence supporting an SEM-based criterion for identifying meaningful intra-individual changes in health-related quality of life
    K W Wyrwich
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Missouri 63108 3342, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 52:861-73. 1999
    ..The one-SEM criterion should be explored in other health-related quality of life instruments with established MCIDs...
  14. ncbi Common comorbidity scales were similar in their ability to predict health care costs and mortality
    Anthony J Perkins
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, 1050 Wishard Boulevard, RG6, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1040-8. 2004
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  15. ncbi Self-reported health status of the general adult U.S. population as assessed by the EQ-5D and Health Utilities Index
    Nan Luo
    QualityMetric Incorporated, Lincoln, RI, USA
    Med Care 43:1078-86. 2005
    ..This study aimed to describe the self-reported health status of the general adult U.S. population using 3 multi-attribute preference-based measures: the EQ-5D, Health Utilities Index Mark 2 (HUI2), and Mark 3 (HUI3)...
  16. ncbi Determining clinically important differences in health status measures: a general approach with illustration to the Health Utilities Index Mark II
    G Samsa
    Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 15:141-55. 1999
    ..This makes interpretation of HR-QOL results from clinical trials difficult, and having a benchmarking process which is relatively straightforward would be highly desirable...
  17. ncbi Interpreting thresholds for a clinically significant change in health status in asthma and COPD
    P W Jones
    St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Eur Respir J 19:398-404. 2002
    ..Finally, an attempt is made to translate these thresholds into scenarios that illustrate what a clinically significant change with treatment may mean to an individual patient...
  18. ncbi Literature review of methods to translate health-related quality of life questionnaires for use in multinational clinical trials
    Catherine Acquadro
    Mapi Research Trust, Lyon, France
    Value Health 11:509-21. 2008
    ..Our main objective was to answer two questions: What do the methods have in common (and how do they differ)? Is there evidence of the superiority of one method over another?..
  19. ncbi Health-related quality-of-life assessments and patient-physician communication: a randomized controlled trial
    Symone B Detmar
    Division of Psychosocial Research and Epidemiology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    JAMA 288:3027-34. 2002
    ..There has been increasing interest in the use of health-related quality-of-life (HRQL) assessments in daily clinical practice, yet few empirical studies have been conducted to evaluate the usefulness of such assessments...
  20. ncbi Interpreting SF-36 summary health measures: a response
    J E Ware
    Quality Metric, Inc, Lincoln, RI 02865, USA
    Qual Life Res 10:405-13; discussion 415-20. 2001
    ..sf-36.com/test...
  21. ncbi Is the standard SF-12 health survey valid and equivalent for a Chinese population?
    Cindy L K Lam
    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    Qual Life Res 14:539-47. 2005
    ..Chinese is the world's largest ethnic group but few health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measures have been tested on them. The aim of this study was to determine if the standard SF-12 was valid and equivalent for a Chinese population...
  22. pmc Health status measurement in COPD: the minimal clinically important difference of the clinical COPD questionnaire
    J W H Kocks
    Department of General Practice University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
    Respir Res 7:62. 2006
    ..This study aimed to identify the MCID for the clinical COPD questionnaire (CCQ) in terms of patient referencing, criterion referencing, and by the standard error of measurement (SEM)...
  23. ncbi Health-related quality of life of overweight and obese children
    Joanne Williams
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    JAMA 293:70-6. 2005
    ..The negative effects of childhood overweight and obesity on quality of life (QOL) have been shown in clinical samples but not yet in population-based community samples...
  24. ncbi Physical activity level and health-related quality of life in the general adult population: a systematic review
    Raphael Bize
    Centre for Health Promotion Studies, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Prev Med 45:401-15. 2007
    ..Little is known regarding health-related quality of life and its relation with physical activity level in the general population. Our primary objective was to systematically review data examining this relationship...
  25. ncbi Global Perceived Effect scales provided reliable assessments of health transition in people with musculoskeletal disorders, but ratings are strongly influenced by current status
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute, University of Sydney, PO Box M201 Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:760-766.e1. 2010
    ..The study investigated the test-retest reliability and construct validity of the Global Perceived Effect (GPE) scale in patients with musculoskeletal disorders...
  26. pmc The COSMIN checklist for evaluating the methodological quality of studies on measurement properties: a clarification of its content
    Lidwine B Mokkink
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:22. 2010
    ..In this paper, we explain our choices for the design requirements and preferred statistical methods for which no evidence is available in the literature or on which the Delphi panel members had substantial discussion...
  27. ncbi How to measure comorbidity. a critical review of available methods
    Vincent de Groot
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, VU University Medical Center, P O Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:221-9. 2003
    ..For the other indexes, insufficient data on the clinimetric properties are available...
  28. pmc Protocol of the COSMIN study: COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments
    L B Mokkink
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:2. 2006
    ..The COSMIN standards will be made available in the form of an easily applicable checklist...
  29. ncbi Measuring social capital within health surveys: key issues
    Trudy Harpham
    South Bank University, London, UK
    Health Policy Plan 17:106-11. 2002
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  30. ncbi Measuring well-being rather than the absence of distress symptoms: a comparison of the SF-36 Mental Health subscale and the WHO-Five Well-Being Scale
    Per Bech
    Psychiatric Research Unit, Frederiksborg General Hospital, Hillerod, Denmark
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 12:85-91. 2003
    ..In conclusion, the WHO-Five, which measures psychological well-being, reflects aspects other than just the absence of depressive symptoms...
  31. pmc Population health status in China: EQ-5D results, by age, sex and socio-economic status, from the National Health Services Survey 2008
    Sun Sun
    Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Nobels väg 15a, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Qual Life Res 20:309-20. 2011
    ..To measure and analyse national EQ-5D data and to provide norms for the Chinese general population by age, sex, educational level, income and employment status...
  32. ncbi The PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales: sensitivity, responsiveness, and impact on clinical decision-making
    James W Varni
    Center for Child Health Outcomes, Children s Hospital and Health Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, USA
    J Behav Med 25:175-93. 2002
    ..In the pediatric rheumatology clinic setting, the PedsQL demonstrated an impact on clinical decision-making, resulting in subsequent increases in HRQOL...
  33. pmc Canadian normative data for the SF-36 health survey. Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study Research Group
    W M Hopman
    MacKenzie Health Services Research Group, Queen s University, Kingston, Ont
    CMAJ 163:265-71. 2000
    ..Published norms for the SF-36 exist for other countries but have not been previously published for Canada...
  34. ncbi Socioeconomic status and health: what we know and what we don't
    N E Adler
    Health Psychology Program, Center for Health and Community, University of California, SF 94143 0844, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 896:3-15. 1999
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  35. pmc Feasibility, reliability, and validity of the EQ-5D-Y: results from a multinational study
    Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer
    Department of Psychosomatics in Children and Adolescents, Research Unit Child Public Health, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Qual Life Res 19:887-97. 2010
    ..To examine the feasibility, reliability, and validity of the newly developed EQ-5D-Y...
  36. pmc The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) Measurement System: properties, applications, and interpretation
    Kimberly Webster
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois, United States
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:79. 2003
    ..Available scoring, normative data and information on meaningful change now allow one to interpret results in the context of a growing literature base...
  37. ncbi Self-rated health within the Canadian immigrant population: risk and the healthy immigrant effect
    K Bruce Newbold
    School of Geography and Geology, McMaster University, 1280 Main St West, Hamilton, Ont, L8S 4K1, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 60:1359-70. 2005
    ..However, results from the proportional hazards model indicated that the native-born were at lower risk to transition to poor health...
  38. pmc The socioeconomic status of older adults: how should we measure it in studies of health inequalities?
    E Grundy
    Centre for Population Studies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:895-904. 2001
    ..To identify which of seven indicators of socioeconomic status used singly or combined with one other would be most useful in studies of health inequalities in the older population...
  39. ncbi Early warning indicators for population-based monitoring of HIV drug resistance in 6 African countries
    Kim C E Sigaloff
    PharmAccess Foundation, Department of Global Health, Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, The Netherlands
    Clin Infect Dis 54:S294-9. 2012
    ..Additionally, data suggest an advantage of medication possession ratio over on-time antiretroviral drug pickup in identifying patients at risk for HIVDR development...
  40. ncbi Linking clinical relevance and statistical significance in evaluating intra-individual changes in health-related quality of life
    K W Wyrwich
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, MO 63108 3342, USA
    Med Care 37:469-78. 1999
    ..To compare the standard error of measurement (SEM) with established standards for clinically relevant intra-individual change in an evaluation of health-related quality of life...
  41. ncbi The reliability of the Minimum European Health Module
    Bianca Cox
    Unit of Epidemiology, Scientific Institute of Public Health, J Wytsmanstraat 14, 1050, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Public Health 54:55-60. 2009
    ..The objective of this paper is to evaluate the reliability of the MEHM...
  42. pmc Predicting mortality and healthcare utilization with a single question
    Karen B DeSalvo
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1234-46. 2005
    ..We compared single- and multi-item measures of general self-rated health (GSRH) to predict mortality and clinical events a large population of veteran patients...
  43. ncbi A national catalog of preference-based scores for chronic conditions in the United States
    Patrick W Sullivan
    University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research Program, Denver, Colorado 80262, USA
    Med Care 43:736-49. 2005
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  44. ncbi The PedsQL: measurement model for the pediatric quality of life inventory
    J W Varni
    Children s Hospital and Health Center and the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 92123, USA
    Med Care 37:126-39. 1999
    ..A practical, validated generic measure of HRQOL facilitates assessing risk, tracking health status, and measuring treatment outcomes in pediatric populations...
  45. pmc Cumulative index of health disorders as an indicator of aging-associated processes in the elderly: results from analyses of the National Long Term Care Survey
    A Kulminski
    Center for Demographic Studies, Duke University, 2117 Campus Drive, Box 90408, Durham, NC 27708, United States
    Mech Ageing Dev 128:250-8. 2007
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  46. pmc Counting the dead and what they died from: an assessment of the global status of cause of death data
    Colin D Mathers
    Evidence and Information for Policy, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 83:171-7. 2005
    ..We sought to assess the current status of global data on death registration and to examine several indicators of data completeness and quality...
  47. pmc Optimal indicators of socioeconomic status for health research
    Mary C Daly
    Institute for Polict Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1151-7. 2002
    ..In this study we examined the relationship between indicators of socioeconomic status (SES) and mortality for a representative sample of individuals...
  48. ncbi The SF-36 summary scales were valid, reliable, and equivalent in a Chinese population
    Cindy L K Lam
    Family Medicine Unit, University of Hong Kong, 3rd Floor, Ap Lei Chau Clinic, 161 Main Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:815-22. 2005
    ..To find out whether the SF-36 physical and mental health summary (PCS and MCS) scales are valid and equivalent in the Chinese population in Hong Kong (HK)...
  49. ncbi Socioeconomic conditions, lifestyle factors, and self-rated health among men and women in Sweden
    Anu Molarius
    Västmanland County Council, Department of Community Medicine Västerås, Sweden
    Eur J Public Health 17:125-33. 2007
    ..Few studies, however, have investigated the independent effect of material and psychosocial conditions as well as lifestyle factors on self-rated health...
  50. ncbi Estimating an EQ-5D population value set: the case of Japan
    Aki Tsuchiya
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
    Health Econ 11:341-53. 2002
    ..001 for 8 of 12 coefficients; F-test). Thirdly, using alternative models, the predictions are improved so that the local Japanese value set achieves MAE in the order of 0.01...
  51. ncbi Adolescents' perceptions of social status: development and evaluation of a new indicator
    E Goodman
    Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    Pediatrics 108:E31. 2001
    ..Determining how these changes in SSS relate to health and how SSS functions prospectively with regard to health outcomes requires additional research...
  52. pmc Environmental health indicators of climate change for the United States: findings from the State Environmental Health Indicator Collaborative
    Paul B English
    Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California 94804, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1673-81. 2009
    ..We researched and developed environmental health indicators for inputs into human health vulnerability assessments for climate change and to propose public health preventative actions...
  53. pmc Cumulative deficits better characterize susceptibility to death in elderly people than phenotypic frailty: lessons from the Cardiovascular Health Study
    Alexander M Kulminski
    Center for Population Health and Aging, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:898-903. 2008
    ..To compare how well frailty measures based on a phenotypic frailty approach proposed in the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) and a cumulative deficits approach predict mortality...
  54. ncbi Comparison of population health status in six european countries: results of a representative survey using the EQ-5D questionnaire
    Hans Helmut Konig
    Health Economics Research Unit, University of Leipzig, Germany
    Med Care 47:255-61. 2009
    ..The EQ-5D questionnaire is an instrument for describing and valuing health states...
  55. ncbi What do measures of 'oral health-related quality of life' measure?
    David Locker
    Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 35:401-11. 2007
    ..Verifying this claim requires further qualitative studies of the outcomes of oral disorders as perceived by patients and persons, and the concurrent use of measures that more explicitly address the issue of quality of life...
  56. ncbi Impact of long-term complications on quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes not using insulin
    A Lloyd
    Fourth Hurdle Consulting Ltd, 2 Fisher Street, Holborn London WC1R 4QA, UK
    Value Health 4:392-400. 2001
    ..The effect of diabetic complications on HRQOL was assessed in 1233 patients with type 2 diabetes who were not using insulin...
  57. pmc The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Healthy Days Measures - population tracking of perceived physical and mental health over time
    David G Moriarty
    US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Division of Adult and Community Health, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:37. 2003
    ..The brief standard CDC HRQOL-4 is now often used in surveys, surveillance systems, prevention research, and population health report cards...
  58. pmc Quality of life of Australian chronically-ill adults: patient and practice characteristics matter
    Upali W Jayasinghe
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:50. 2009
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  59. pmc Temporal and Geographic variation in the validity and internal consistency of the Nursing Home Resident Assessment Minimum Data Set 2.0
    Vincent Mor
    Department of Community Health and Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University Medical School, Box G S121, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:78. 2011
    ..The purpose of this paper is to summarize a series of analyses examining the internal consistency and predictive validity of the MDS data as used in the "real world" in all U.S. nursing homes between 1999 and 2007...
  60. ncbi Health inequalities and the psychosocial environment-two scientific challenges
    Johannes Siegrist
    Department of Medical Sociology, Heinrich Heine Universitat, University of Duesseldorf, Universitaetstrasse 1, P O Box 10 10 07, D 40001, 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
    Soc Sci Med 58:1463-73. 2004
    ..This collaboration was enabled and supported by a European Science Foundation scientific programme on 'Social Variations in Health Expectancy in Europe'...
  61. ncbi Multiattribute and single-attribute utility functions for the health utilities index mark 3 system
    David Feeny
    Institute of Health Economics Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Med Care 40:113-28. 2002
    ..HUI3 consists of eight attributes (or dimensions) of health status: vision, hearing, speech, ambulation, dexterity, emotion, cognition, and pain with 5 or 6 levels per attribute, varying from highly impaired to normal...
  62. ncbi Characteristics, outcomes, and predictors of mortality at 3 months and 1 year in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure
    Veli Pekka Harjola
    Division of Emergency Care, Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, PO Box 340, Helsinki 00029 HUS, Finland
    Eur J Heart Fail 12:239-48. 2010
    ..Acute heart failure (AHF) has a poor prognosis. We evaluated 3- and 12-month mortality in different clinical classes of AHF patients from 30 European countries who were included in the EuroHeart Failure Survey (EHFS) II...
  63. ncbi Comparing the psychometric properties of the EQ-5D-3L and EQ-5D-5L in cancer patients in Korea
    Seon Ha Kim
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 86, Asanbyeongwon gil, Songpa Gu, Seoul, 138 736, Korea
    Qual Life Res 21:1065-73. 2012
    ..This study was conducted to assess the redistribution properties of the EQ-5D-3L when using the EQ-5D-5L and to compare the validity, informativity, and reliability of both EQ-5D-3L and EQ-5D-5L in Korean cancer patients...
  64. pmc Health-related quality of life of Southern Chinese with chronic hepatitis B infection
    Elegance T P Lam
    Department of Medicine Family Medicine Unit, The University of Hong Kong, Ap Lei Chau Clinic, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:52. 2009
    ..Few studies have evaluated the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of Southern Chinese with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection...
  65. pmc Temporal predictors of health-related quality of life in elderly people with diabetes: results of a German cohort study
    Imad Maatouk
    Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, Medical University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e31088. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to determine predictors that influence health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a large cohort of elderly diabetes patients from primary care over a follow-up period of five years...
  66. ncbi Place effects on health: how can we conceptualise, operationalise and measure them?
    Sally Macintyre
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Soc Sci Med 55:125-39. 2002
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  67. ncbi Responsiveness and clinically important differences for the WOMAC and SF-36 after total knee replacement
    A Escobar
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital de Basurto, Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 15:273-80. 2007
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  68. pmc Improvement of maternal Aboriginality in NSW birth data
    Fenglian Xu
    PRERU, University of New South Wales, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:8. 2012
    ..The Indigenous population of Australia was estimated as 2.5% and under-reported. The aim of this study is to improve statistical ascertainment of Aboriginal women giving birth in New South Wales...
  69. pmc Health related quality of life of Iranian children with type 1 diabetes: reliability and validity of the Persian version of the PedsQL™ Generic Core Scales and Diabetes Module
    Peyman Jafari
    Department of Biostatistics, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:104. 2011
    ..0 Generic Core Scales and the PedsQL™ 3.0 Diabetes Module...
  70. ncbi True health vs response styles: exploring cross-country differences in self-reported health
    Hendrik Jürges
    Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging, University of Mannheim, D 68131 Mannheim, Germany
    Health Econ 16:163-78. 2007
    ..If differences in reporting styles are taken into account, cross-country variations in general health are reduced but not eliminated. Failing to account for differences in reporting styles may yield misleading results...
  71. pmc Capabilities and quality of life in Dutch psycho-geriatric nursing homes: an exploratory study using a proxy version of the ICECAP-O
    Peter Makai
    Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 21:801-12. 2012
    ..Both nursing staff and family were used as proxies for assessing clients' capabilities...
  72. ncbi Correlates of health-related quality of life in type 2 diabetes
    D J Wexler
    Diabetes Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Diabetologia 49:1489-97. 2006
    ..We assessed the impact of medical comorbidities, depression, and treatment intensity on quality of life in a large primary care cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes...
  73. pmc Association of hypoglycemic symptoms with patients' rating of their health-related quality of life state: a cross sectional study
    Fernando Alvarez-Guisasola
    Outcomes Research, Merck and Co, Inc, Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:86. 2010
    ..To evaluate the association between patient-reported hypoglycemic symptoms with ratings of their health-related quality of life state and patient-reported adverse events in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
  74. ncbi Impact and characteristics of quality of life in Japanese patients with multiple sclerosis
    Hiromi Kikuchi
    College of Nursing, Sapporo City University, Sapporo, Japan
    Qual Life Res 20:119-31. 2011
    ..To evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in Japanese patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and investigate associations between the results of these QOL assessments and disease severity...
  75. ncbi Recurrent readmissions in medical patients: a prospective study
    Alison M Mudge
    Department of Internal Medicine and Aged Care, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    J Hosp Med 6:61-7. 2011
    ..Hospital readmissions are common and costly. A recent previous hospitalization preceding the index admission is a marker of increased risk of future readmission...
  76. ncbi Monitoring HIV drug resistance using early warning indicators in China: results from a pilot survey conducted in 2008
    Ye Ma
    Division of Treatment and Care, National Center for AIDS STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China
    Clin Infect Dis 54:S300-2. 2012
    ..HIV drug resistance early warning indicator monitoring provides a valuable assessment of ART service delivery, and its application will be scaled up throughout China...
  77. pmc Personality traits and health-related quality of life in patients with mood and anxiety disorders
    Annemieke van Straten
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty FPP, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 16:1-8. 2007
    ..Yet, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the determinants. In this paper we test the hypothesis that it is associated with personality traits while controlling for mental disorders...
  78. pmc Health related quality of life measured by SF-36: a population-based study in Shanghai, China
    Rui Wang
    Department of Health Statistics, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, PR China
    BMC Public Health 8:292. 2008
    ..However, the information on Chinese adults' quality of life is limited. This paper reports on the feasibility of using the Mandarin version of SF-36 to evaluate HRQL in the population of Shanghai, China...
  79. ncbi Availability of primary care doctors and population health in England: is there an association?
    Martin C Gulliford
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Kings College London, Capital House, 42 Weston Street, London SEI 3QD
    J Public Health Med 24:252-4. 2002
    ..This paper reports an ecological analysis that evaluated whether population health was associated with general practitioner (GP) supply in England...
  80. ncbi Cognitive impairment improves the predictive validity of the phenotype of frailty for adverse health outcomes: the three-city study
    José Alberto Avila-Funes
    Centre de Recherche INSERM, U897, Bordeaux, France
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:453-61. 2009
    ..To determine whether adding cognitive impairment to frailty improves its predictive validity for adverse health outcomes...
  81. ncbi Predictors of adolescent self-rated health. Analysis of the National Population Health Survey
    Evelyn R Vingilis
    Population and Community Health Unit, University of Western Ontario, 100 Collip Circle, Suite 245, London, ON N6G 4X8
    Can J Public Health 93:193-7. 2002
    ..To examine what factors predict adolescents' concepts of their health...
  82. pmc Ecological association between a deprivation index and mortality in France over the period 1997 - 2001: variations with spatial scale, degree of urbanicity, age, gender and cause of death
    Grégoire Rey
    INSERM, CépiDc, IFR69, Le Vesinet, France
    BMC Public Health 9:33. 2009
    ..More specifically, the variations with the degree of urbanicity, spatial scale, age, gender and cause of death, which influence the association between mortality and deprivation, have been described...
  83. ncbi Epidemiology of hip and knee pain and its impact on overall health status in older adults
    J Dawson
    Oxford Centre for Health Care Research and Development, School of Health and Social Care, Oxford Brookes University, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 43:497-504. 2004
    ..To obtain prevalence rates of hip and knee pain in elderly people and compare combinations of symptoms with overall health status...
  84. ncbi The Global Activity Limitation Index measured function and disability similarly across European countries
    Carol Jagger
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:892-9. 2010
    ..This work aims to validate and increase understanding of the Global Activity Limitation Index (GALI), an activity limitation measure from which the new structural indicator Healthy Life Years is generated...
  85. ncbi Influence of social support on health among gender and socio-economic groups of adolescents
    Andrea Geckova
    Institute of Social Sciences, Faculty of Science, PJ Safarik University, Kosice, Slovak Republic
    Eur J Public Health 13:44-50. 2003
    ..The influence of social support on health was explored among gender and socio-economic groups with the aim of contributing to the explanation of socio-economic health differences among Slovak adolescents...
  86. ncbi Health-related quality of life surveillance--United States, 1993-2002
    Hatice S Zahran
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC
    MMWR Surveill Summ 54:1-35. 2005
    ..In addition, population health assessment professionals should continue to refine and validate HRQOL, functional status, and self-reported health measures...
  87. ncbi Evaluation of quality of life and priorities of patients with glaucoma
    Peter A Aspinall
    Visual Impairment Research Group, School of the Built Environment, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 49:1907-15. 2008
    ..To investigate the quality of life and priorities of patients with glaucoma...
  88. pmc Comorbidity in patients with diabetes mellitus: impact on medical health care utilization
    Jeroen N Struijs
    Department for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, A, van Leeuwenhoekstraat 9, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:84. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study is to estimate the effects a broad spectrum of of comorbidities on the type and volume of medical health care utilization of patients with diabetes...
  89. ncbi Quality of life as an outcome measure in surgical oncology
    B S Langenhoff
    Department of Surgery, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 88:643-52. 2001
    ..No HRQoL instrument fits all the recommended conditions or is suitable in all clinical situations. Using the appropriate instrument is essential to arrive at valid and clinically meaningful outcome measures...
  90. ncbi Association between a self-rated health question and mortality in young and old dialysis patients: a cohort study
    Melissa S Y Thong
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am J Kidney Dis 52:111-7. 2008
    ..We assessed whether an SRH item predicts mortality in a large sample of incident dialysis patients beyond sociodemographic, disease, and clinical measures and possible age interaction...
  91. ncbi Using self-rated health for analysing social inequalities in health: a risk for underestimating the gap between socioeconomic groups?
    C Delpierre
    INSERM U, Toulouse, France
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:426-32. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to analyse the link between physical health status and SRH, according to level of education...
  92. ncbi [Measuring the quality of life in economic evaluations: the Dutch EQ-5D tariff]
    L M Lamers
    Instituut Beleid en Management Gezondheidszorg, Erasmus MC, Postbus 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 149:1574-8. 2005
    ..To value EQ-5D health states by a general Dutch public. EQ-5D is a standardised questionnaire that is used to calculate quality-adjusted life-years for cost-utility analysis...
  93. ncbi The disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) outcome questionnaire: reliability and validity of the Swedish version evaluated in 176 patients
    I Atroshi
    Department or Orthopedics, Hassleholm Kristianstad Hospitals, Sweden
    Acta Orthop Scand 71:613-8. 2000
    ..The Swedish version of the DASH is a reliable and valid instrument that can provide a standardized measure of patient-centered outcomes in upper-extremity musculoskeletal conditions...
  94. pmc The COSMIN checklist for assessing the methodological quality of studies on measurement properties of health status measurement instruments: an international Delphi study
    Lidwine B Mokkink
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 19:539-49. 2010
    ..We present the COSMIN checklist and the agreement of the panel on the items of the checklist...
  95. ncbi Reliable change and minimum important difference (MID) proportions facilitated group responsiveness comparisons using individual threshold criteria
    John S Schmitt
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Mayo Mail Code 388, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1008-18. 2004
    ..This study contrasted the use of responsiveness indices at the group level vs. individual patient level...
  96. pmc Preschool children's health and its association with parental education and individual living conditions in East and West Germany
    Xianming du Prel
    Institut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung IUF an der Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    BMC Public Health 6:312. 2006
    ..Explanations of observed associations between parental education and health indicators were examined...
  97. ncbi Population based study of health and living conditions in areas with both Sámi and Norwegian populations--the SAMINOR study
    Eiliv Lund
    Centre for Sami Health Research, Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway
    Int J Circumpolar Health 66:113-28. 2007
    ..This article provides an overview of the background of the study and a description of the methods employed for the data collection. We give sample characteristics and elaborate on different definitions of ethnicity...
  98. pmc Development of a self-reported Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire (CRQ-SR)
    J E Williams
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester LE3 9QP, UK
    Thorax 56:954-9. 2001
    ..A study was undertaken to develop a self-reported version of the CRQ (CRQ-SR) and to compare the results of this questionnaire with the conventional interviewer led CRQ (CRQ-IL)...
  99. ncbi Applying the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to measure childhood disability
    R J Simeonsson
    School of Education and FPG Child Development Institute, CB 8185, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8185, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 25:602-10. 2003
    ..The development of measures should be framed within a framework of children's rights and application of the biopsychosocial model to document profiles of functioning and disability of children...
  100. ncbi Content comparison of health-related quality of life instruments for COPD
    Armin Stucki
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Respir Med 101:1113-22. 2007
    ....
  101. ncbi The impact of chronic hepatitis B on quality of life: a multinational study of utilities from infected and uninfected persons
    Adrian R Levy
    Oxford Outcomes Ltd, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Value Health 11:527-38. 2008
    ..The objective was to elicit utilities for six health states that occur after infection with the hepatitis B virus from infected and uninfected respondents living in jurisdictions with low and with high CHB endemicity...

Research Grants84

  1. Safety and Acceptability of Two IUDs among Cape Town HIV-positive Women: A RCT
    CATHERINE SUZANNE TODD; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..markers, including plasma viral load (VL) and CD4 change, and eligibility for ART initiation, or other health status indicators, including sexually-transmitted infection incidence;2) To measure LNG IUD safety with respect to genital ..
  2. Michigan Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (MI PRAMS)
    Robert Wahl; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The collection of consistent data for Maternal and Child Health Block grant performance measures and health status indicators, as well as evaluation of women's'and children's programs require continued access to ..
  3. SOCIAL NETWORKS AND ADULT SURVIVAL IN RURAL BANGLADESH
    M Rahman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Fourth, because of the wide variety of health status indicators available (self-reported and measured), we will be able to control for the confounding effect of prior ..
  4. Post-Migration Health & Behavior Change in Midlife Women
    Arlene Miller; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..status, and determine points in the time that specific health practices have the greatest effect on health status indicators for women...
  5. MINORITIES' CHARACTERISTICS, CHANGING RESIDENCE & LTC US
    David Rabin; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..Descriptors will be health status indicators of physical, cognitive function and disease, personal, social, economic and residential characteristics ..
  6. PDE-5 Inhibition in HIV+ and HIV- Men
    Raymond Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Key personnel for the project are Raymond C. Rosen, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at UMDNJ, who will serve as PI, and Joseph Catania, PhD, co-PI, from the AIDS Research Institute at UCSF. ..
  7. Sexual Dysfunction and Diabetes:Look AHEAD Sub-Study
    Stephen Schneider; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..iii) Finally, the proposed sub-study will investigate the relationship between changes in sexual function and quality of life outcomes. ..
  8. A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF RISK OF MORTALITY AFTER SCI
    James Krause; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Risk profiles will be generated to identify individuals at greatest risk for early mortality. Separate analyses and risk profiles will be generated based on injury severity, gender and race/ethnicity. ..
  9. DEPRESSION AND PRODUCTIVE WORK ACTIVITY
    Debra Lerner; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Study results will contribute to the design of disability prevention and productivity improvement programs and policies. ..
  10. Risk of Adverse Outcomes after Spinal Cord Injury: A Longitudinal Study
    James S Krause; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  11. Pathways from Childhood Personality Traits to Midlife Metabolic Syndrome
    Sarah Hampson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  12. Developing an Instrument to Measure Keyboarding Style
    Nancy Baker; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This information will be integrated into the final tool, the PECKS. The PECKS can then be used to identify an individual who have keyboarding...styles that have been associated with MSD-UE. ..
  13. Health Concordance in Older Mexican American Couples
    MARY PEEK; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Structural equation modeling will be used for model estimation on three waves of data (1993-94 -1998/9.) ..
  14. Under the Skin: Understanding the Role of Stress and Immune Function in Health Di
    JENNIFER DOWD; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will test whether these immune and infection markers are related to psychosocial and economic stressors and whether they mediate the relationship between SES and health outcomes including mortality. ..
  15. Hormone Replacement Therapy and Ischemic Stroke Severity
    Cheryl Bushnell; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This proposal will also provide critical transitional support in a mentored environment leading to the candidate's complete independence as a clinical investigator. ..
  16. Advancing the Study of Stroke in Women
    Cheryl Bushnell; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..By expanding the study of estrogen and stroke, the conference will ultimately lead to improvement of women's health. ..
  17. Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace
    Debra Lerner; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Thus, this project will generate important information for key health care system stakeholders including consumers, purchasers, providers, and policymakers. ..
  18. Culture and Mobility Device Use in Older Adults
    Linda Resnik; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  19. Risk Factrors Associated with CFS and CF Prognosis
    LEONARD JASON; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  20. GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY OF PROSTATE CANCER
    Alice Whittemore; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..As members of the ICPCG, our long-term aim is to pursue with this group any promising leads identified in this project. ..
  21. Changes in Functional Status Across Therapy for Primary Glioma
    Lee Jones; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  22. Refining Models for Risk Adjustment in Outpatient Rehabilitation
    Linda Resnik; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Lack of adjustment for comorbidity in quality measurement may foster an environment in which providers avoid treating patients with comorbid conditions who may have poorer response to treatment. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  23. Understanding Disparities in Mental Status Assessment
    Richard Jones; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ....
  24. Predictors of Alzheimers Disease in Mild Cognitive Impairment
    Oscar Lopez; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..g., structural and perfusion MRI, plasma beta-amyloid) and the factors that modify the risk to express the clinical syndrome takes on an added importance. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  25. Biobehavioral Intervention in Heart Failure
    Debra Moser; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Biofeedback-relaxation training for patients with heart failure may have potential long-term clinical benefits and may serve as an important adjunct to pharmacologic therapy. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  26. Neurogenetics & Mild Cognitive Impairment
    Angela Jefferson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Furthermore, findings from the proposed pilot study will generate feasibility data for developing a future, large-scale neurogenetics research study. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  27. PS06-003, Opt-out HIV Testing in Emergency Dept settings
    Jason Haukoos; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  28. Effects of N-acetylcystein on Muscle Fatigue in ESRD
    KIRSTEN JOHANSEN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..To determine whether patients with ESRD generate excessive oxidative stress in response to exercise and whether muscle fatigue can be ameliorated by short-term treatment with N-acetylcysteine. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  29. Caregivers of Cancer Pain Patients: Coping Intervention
    Susan McMillan; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The effectiveness of the intervention will be tested as well as identification of potential mediators and moderators of the effectiveness of the intervention. ..
  30. Sepsis and Critical Illness in Babies > 34 Weeks Gestation
    GABRIEL ESCOBAR; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  31. SAFEHAVEN: Decision Support for Nursing Home Resident Disaster Evacuations
    Vincent Mor; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Using existing nursing home data from multiple sources, this study seeks to understand the consequences of hurricanes and evacuation decisions, providing the first evidence base to inform the creation of evacuation guidelines. ..
  32. Predicting Chemotherapy-Induced Mucositis with Genetic and Clinical Factors
    ELIZABETH ANN contact COLEMAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Thus, this study will accelerate nursing advancements to the "Science of Health". ..
  33. Novel Imaging to Predict Cardiovascular Events in Diabetes
    Zahi A Fayad; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..It is our expectation that our data will be utilized to evaluate and improve existent treatment and develop effective new therapies to decrease the burden of atherosclerotic disease in diabetes. ..
  34. The Effect of Statins on Skeletal Muscle Function
    PAUL DAVIS THOMPSON; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  35. Interactions of Biomechanics and Psychosocial Stressors and MSDs in the Modern Of
    Jack Tigh Dennerlein; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The results will influence work place design and policies through the development of new evidence-based interventions. ..
  36. The effect of alternative keyboards on discomfort and typing kinematics
    Nancy A Baker; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The effectiveness of alternative keyboards must be verified to ensure that they are providing interventions that will reduce musculoskeletal pain/discomfort and potentially prevent MSD-UE. ..
  37. Impact of sleepiness on heart failure self-care
    Barbara Riegel; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This study is expected to expand existing knowledge and clarify our understanding of the mechanisms linking EDS, failed self-care, poor HRQL, and unplanned hospitalizations in persons with heart failure. ..
  38. Improving Hepatitis C Treatment in Injection Drug Users
    Steven Batki; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Finally, the studies will also provide information about the influence of active drug and alcohol use on HCV medical outcomes such as treatment completion and SVR. ..
  39. Socioeconomic Status, Stress & Asthma Biological Markers
    Edith Chen; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The results from this project will allow us to begin developing models of how the larger social environment comes to affect a child's clinical course of asthma. ..
  40. Functional Outcomes in Pediatric Liver Transplantation
    Estella Alonso; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  41. Eating Disorder Prevention Program Effectiveness Trial
    Eric Stice; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..g. will use random assignment, an attention control condition, blinded diagnostic interviews, multiple-reporter data, and a long-term follow-up). ..
  42. Cancer Risks in Multi-ethnic Carriers of Unclassified BRCA1 Variants
    Alice Whittemore; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This study will examine the feasibility of adding new information about these risks using cancer data from relatives of variant carriers. ..
  43. REM and NREM Processing Specializations
    Patrick McNamara; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  44. Prenatal Drug Exposure: Effects on Adolescent Brain and Behavioral Development
    Maureen Black; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This application examines adacemic performance, socio-emotional functioning, and drug use among adolescents exposed to cocaine and/or heroin prenatally ..
  45. Ecological validity in patient-reported chronic disease outcomes(RMI)
    Arthur Stone; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ....
  46. RELAPSE PREVENTION GROUP FOR BIPOLAR SUBSTANCE ABUSERS
    Roger Weiss; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  47. Outcomes of Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation
    Shannon Carson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In addition, these data will inform future cohort studies and randomized controlled trials designed to improve outcomes for this growing patient population. ..
  48. Third International Conference on Urban Health
    Hortensia Amaro; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  49. Third International Conference on Urban Health
    Hortensia Amaro; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  50. Breast Cancer Risk Modifiers in BRCA Mutation Carriers
    Alice Whittemore; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The proposed analysis will provide new information on alternatives to mastectomy as a preventive strategy for these women. ..
  51. ATHEROGENESIS AND THE BONE MARROW ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM
    Carlos Ferrario; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The proposed research will uncover novel mechanisms of atherogenesis that may have significant impact in the development of new therapeutic modalities applicable to cardiovascular and blood vessel diseases. ..
  52. BIOLOGICAL EXPLANATION OF SES DIFFERENCES IN HEALTH
    Teresa Seeman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  53. STIs/HIV Risk in Young Adults: A Multilevel Approach
    Dawn Upchurch; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  54. Anemia Management and Survival in a Hemodialysis Cohort
    Bruce Robinson; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Enrollment for the DOPPS began in 1996 and is ongoing. For both specific aims, we will investigate causality by controlling for time-varying and bidirectional associations. ..
  55. Profiling Providers of Outpatient Physical Therapy
    Linda Resnik; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Ultimately, the information from this series of studies may be used to shape the policy regarding regulation and administration of rehabilitative services. ..
  56. A CAREGIVER INTERVENTION TO IMPROVE HOSPICE OUTCOMES
    Susan McMillan; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Quantitative data will be analyzed using repeated measures multivariate analysis of variance and structural equation modeling. ..
  57. DIABETES WELLNESS--AMERICAN INDIAN TALKING CIRCLES
    Felicia Hodge; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..During this final year, control sites will be provided all educational materials and one training session per site. ..
  58. Symptom Management Intervention in Elderly CABG Patients
    Lani Zimmerman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Also, a better understanding of HCU, patient satisfaction, and self-efficacy as variables will be described. ..
  59. Impact of adolescent pregnancy on nutritional status
    Joanne Katz; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Measures of nutritional status at birth include weight, length, head, chest and mid upper arm circumference. Growth of these infants through 6 months of age will also be examined, as will hemoglobin and serum retinol at 3 months of age. ..
  60. Pilot Trial of Peer Support for Bipolar Disorder
    Gregory Simon; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  61. Tools for exposure assessment of physical risk factors
    Jack Dennerlein; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Technology transfers include potential software products for computer users to monitor their own work patterns. ..
  62. Positive Emotions and Exceptional Healthy Aging
    Glenn Ostir; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..S. Findings from this R03 application will generate data for an R01 application examining cross-national differences and similarities in healthy aging for older Hispanics in the U.S., Mexico, and Latin America. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  63. Computer-Assisted Cognitive Rehabilitation Intervention for Persons with MS
    Alexa K Stuifbergen; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The proposed study will test a computer-assisted cognitive rehabilitation intervention that is designed to improve both cognitive performance and cognitive competence for functioning in everyday life. ..
  64. Biological Risk Underlying Education Health Differences
    Eileen Crimmins; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..4) Examine changes over time in the patterning of biological risk by education. ..
  65. A Randomized Trial of Home Self-Efficacy Enhancement
    Anthony Jerant; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The findings will help policymakers, payers, and providers identify which interventions to implement. ..
  66. Using the Internet to Improve Patient's Self-Management of Chronic Illness
    Deborah Miller; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The utilization analysis will allow us to identify the incremental benefit of the comprehensive system compared to the secure system and to determine where there greatest savings in overall cost of care is gained. ..
  67. Exposure to Immunosuppressive Drugs & Cancer Risk in SLE
    Rosalind Ramsey Goldman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..If certain ISDs are linked to cancer risk, prescribing patterns may change. This study may also provide new information about potential links between cancer and autoimmunity. ..
  68. Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis
    Robert Motl; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  69. FOUR-CORNERS BREAST AND ENDOMETRIAL CANCER STUDY
    MARTHA OR MARTY SLATTERY; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..C-peptide, glycosylated hemoglobin, IGF-1, and IGFBP3 will be evaluated with respect to breast and endometrial cancer in a subset of women. ..
  70. Ginkgo Biloba: Antidepressant-Induced Sexual Dysfunction
    Cindy Meston; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..If effective, GBE could play a significant adjunctive role in the treatment of clinical depression and other psychological disorders commonly treated with antidepressant medications. ..
  71. Smokers' Quitline for Asian Language Speakers
    Shu Hong Zhu; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Third, by targeting Asian language speakers this study addresses the issue of ethnic disparities, which has been identified by many (including the NCI Bypass Budget) as a research priority. ..
  72. Cardiovascular disease and neurocognition in the elderly
    Angela Jefferson; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  73. Computer Adaptive Testing of Functional Status
    Stephen Haley; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  74. Case/Cleveland Clinic Clinical Research Training Program (RMI)
    Richard Rudick; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..It will host a national conference on this theme during 2007 to exchange "lessons learned" and evaluate how NIH-sponsored programs are measuring up to this strategic goal. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  75. IMPROVING QUALITY OF PRIMARY CARE FOR ANXIETY DISORDERS
    BRUCE ROLLMAN; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Furthermore, it addresses alcohol use disorders - an important public health problem never addressed before in any effectiveness study for an anxiety or a mood disorder in a primary care setting. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  76. MISSING DATA, MEASUREMENT ERROR AND APPLICATIONS
    Ching Yun Wang; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The investigator states that the proposed methods will also accommodate two-stage designs which are becoming popular in epidemiologic research and particular in genetic epidemiology. ..
  77. BALANCING SURVIVAL AND OTOTOXICITY IN CISPLATIN THERAPY
    Yuelin Li; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  78. Economic and Policy Analyses in Geriatric Disease
    EKATERINA NOYES; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The model and analytical approaches acquired by the candidate during her training will be used later to develop a decision analytical model describing geriatric depression. ..
  79. TRIPTORELIN FOR OVARY PROTECTION IN CHILDHOOD LIPUS
    Hermine Brunner; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Abstract Not Provided ..
  80. MULTI-SITE INTERVENTION FOR DIVERSE CAREGIVERS
    Sara Czaja; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..A uniform battery of predictor and outcome measures will be collected at baseline, three and six months. Cost effectiveness and clinical significance of the two conditions will also be evaluated. ..
  81. Tailored Teen Alcohol and Violence Prevention in the ER
    Maureen Walton; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  82. Historic Traffic Exposure Maps for Cancer Studies
    Paul English; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  83. Vascular Depression and Function in Older Latinos
    HECTOR GONZALEZ; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..