Outcome Measurement

Effect of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions alone and combined with nutrition on child growth in low and middle income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis | BMJ | 7/13/2020

bmjopen-2019-034812supp007.pdf] Meta-regression The coefficients of regressed effect measures on the moderators (general domain, risk of bias and items that measure risk of bias) are given in table 3 . The effect measure was increased with baseline outcome measurement s between intervention and control groups (p=0.007) and was inversely associated with baseline characteristics of study participants in both arms (p=0.009). View this table: View popup Table 3 Results …

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The Relationship between Dialysis Metrics and Patient-Reported Cognition, Fatigue, and Physical Function | 7/10/2020

… PROs) is unknown. Objective: To determine if meeting dialysis laboratory quality of care measures is associated with improved PROs. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, we measured the relationship between dialysis patients’ Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) scores and commonly used dialysis quality of care measures. Results: PROMIS surveys were administered to 92 dialysis patients. The mean ± SD scores demonstrated higher fatigue (55.0 ± 9.8) and lower physical function …

Effect of Exercise on Quality of Life in Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis | 7/9/2020

… were extracted from included studies. Considering that instruments evaluating QoL were different among studies, the standardized mean difference (SMD) was applied. In light of the potential heterogeneity of participants, intervention types, and instruments for outcome measurement , a random effects model was more appropriate for the outcome analysis rather than a fixed model. Heterogeneity was quantified with Cochran’s Q test and I 2 statistics. The sensitivity analysis was conducted to examine …

Measuring health-related quality of life in chronic otitis media in a Chinese population: cultural adaption and validation of the Zurich Chronic Middle Ear Inventory (ZCMEI-21-Chn) | 7/8/2020

The demand for assessing health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in chronic otitis media (COM) is increasing globally. The currently available Chinese-language patient-reported outcome measurement (PROM) specific for COM includes merely a limited range of related symptoms and dimensions. Hence, in this study, we aim to translate, culturally adapt, and validate the Zurich Chronic Middle Ear Inventory (ZCMEI-21) in Chinese, to enable a comprehensive evaluation of the …

Simulating multiple RCTs to simulate a meta-analysis | 7/7/2020

… mechanism to make that happen. However, this group of studies may be similar enough – based on the target patient population, study inclusion and exclusion criteria, therapy protocols, comparison or control condition, randomization scheme, and outcome measurement – that it might be reasonable to estimate a single treatment effect and some measure of uncertainty. This pooling approach would effectively be a prospective meta-analysis using individual participant data . The goal is to …

Does PROMIS have promise? | 7/7/2020

Correlation of Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) with American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon (ASES), and Constant (CS) scores in Idiopathic Adhesive Capsulitis These authors sought to correlate the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Upper Extremity (PROMIS UE) score with preexisting validated outcomes scores, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons score (ASES), and Constant score (CS) in patients with idiopathic adhesive capsulitis (AC). The final cohort included 100 patients …

Human Resources | 7/5/2020

This is continuation project – 2 of 4. 1 of 4 is attached. Nothing needed to be changed. Outcome measurement: Propose an employee engagement plan Introduction:This is a continuation of the project from the previous unit. By know, you have received feedback on your topic and should have an approved direction for your final paper . During this step, you will start to document your literature and outside resources by developing …

Effect of reactive balance training on physical fitness poststroke: study protocol for a randomised non-inferiority trial | BMJ | 6/30/2020

… session. VO 2peak will be obtained in the second test session ( figure 1 ). This will be done to ensure that measures of aerobic capacity and strength are not influenced by fatigue. Primary and secondary outcome measurement will be repeated in two separate sessions at the end of the training programmes. As this is a longitudinal study, participants may be lost to follow-up. In order to keep track of participants …

Eligibility, Outcome Measures Need Uniformity Across AAV Clinical Trials, Review Says | 6/29/2020

… for the autoimmune disease. Researchers note that, in order to get meaningful results from such clinical trials, it is critical that they be properly designed. That means enrolling exactly the right population and using outcome measurement s that are meaningful both clinically and to people with AAV, among other criteria. Assessing the designs of recent clinical trials can help to ensure that these goals are being consistently met, and identify areas …

Factors Associated with Treatment Failure in Patients with Acute Exacerbation of COPD Admitted to the Emergency Department Observation Unit | 6/29/2020

… that followed the GOLD guideline included nebulized bronchodilators such as inhaled short-acting beta-2 agonists with or without short-acting bronchodilators, systemic corticosteroids, antibiotics when indicated, and oxygen supplement if necessary [ 5 ]. 2.3. Outcome Measurement s The data collected included the patient demographics, ED triage levels as the Emergency Severity Index (ESI) version 4, [ 14 ] ED initial vital signs, history, physical examination, laboratory results, chest X-ray findings, treatment in …

Study shows generic drug does not slow kidney disease | 6/26/2020

… controlled and double-blinded trial received the current standard of care, including a renin-angiotensin system inhibitor–an existing type of drug shown in the 1990s to slow kidney damage, albeit incompletely. The key outcome measurement of kidney function for PERL was glomerular filtration rate (GFR), a measure of how much blood is filtered every minute by the kidneys. GFR drops as kidney disease progresses, and when very low, requires …

How can my confidence interval and p-value not be in line with each other in a linear difference-in-difference analysis in R? | 6/26/2020

1 $\begingroup$ I’m performing a linear difference-in-difference analysis with mental health care costs, log transformed (log10), as outcome measurement . Individuals are placed in a treatment or control group, and I correct for several covariates (age, gender etc). I’ve already performed a logistic difference-in-difference analysis with another outcome (referred to mental health care yes or no) and that result was fine/normal and as expected. Therefore, my …

Chris Sampson’s journal round-up for 22nd June 2020 | 6/22/2020

… announcement of a ‘new’ definition of health technology assessment. Somebody should update Wikipedia . As a pedant, I’m a fan of definitions. But the studies from this issue that interested me most were two on outcome measurement . I’m currently working on the development of an EQ-5D bolt-on for cognition, so I was inevitably intrigued by a study assessing the acceptability of the EQ-5D(-3L) in people with dementia …

Experimental device-independent certified randomness generation with an instrumental causal structure | 6/18/2020

The intrinsic random nature of quantum physics offers novel tools for the generation of random numbers, a central challenge for a plethora of fields. Bell non-local correlations obtained by measurements on entangled states allow for the generation of bit strings whose randomness is guaranteed in a device-independent manner, i.e. without assumptions on the measurement and state-generation devices. Here, we generate this strong form of certified randomness on …

Comment on TMS Neuromodulation in Autism by m0casa02 | 6/18/2020

… functioning ASD individuals (n=124) and divided them across 3 groups receiving either 6, 12, or 18 sessions of rTMS. A strength of the study was the large number of participating patients and of outcome measurement s employed. Not surprisingly, the study argues that the best results were obtained with the largest number of sessions (n=18). This is part of a baby-step process of elucidating the best and safest …

A Framework For Measuring Ad Outcome 06/16/2020 | 6/16/2020

… Modeling, long favored in evaluation of print in particular among CPG brands and its offshoot, Multi-Touch Attribution, which looked to accomplish much of the same for digital advertising. But is any of this outcome measurement dependable? The reality is, it’s difficult to know. The industry needs an agreed upon, well-vetted and researched set of standards to serve as the framework for the optimal approaches to outcome-based measurement …

Teva to Present New Data on AJOVY® (fremanezumab-vfrm) Injection Open-Label Extension Study at American Headache Society Annual Meeting | Business Wire | 6/15/2020

… week open label extension of the FOCUS Phase IIIb clinical trial, which evaluated AJOVY in adult patients with migraine and documented inadequate response to 2-4 classes of prior preventive treatments. Additional abstracts examine disability outcome measurement s from pooled analyses of three AJOVY Phase III trials – FOCUS, HALO-Episodic Migraine, and HALO-Chronic Migraine. “Migraine is the second leading cause of years lived with disability and imposes physical, emotional, and societal …

Measurement-device-independent quantification of irreducible high-dimensional entanglement | 6/11/2020

The certification of entanglement dimensionality is of great importance in characterizing quantum systems. Recently, it was pointed out that quantum correlation of high-dimensional states can be simulated with a sequence of lower-dimensional states. Such a problem may render existing characterization protocols unreliable—the observed entanglement may not be a truly high-dimensional one. Here, we introduce the notion of irreducible entanglement to capture its dimensionality that is indecomposable …

Ida Institute Announces 2020 Ida Institute Research Grant Award Winners | 6/11/2020

… track person-centered outcomes. The aim is to encourage the measurement of person-centered outcomes so that hearing care professionals and organizations have the information needed to improve person-centered practices. “We believe that outcome measurement is perhaps the most important method to help guide and improve person-centered practices,” said Vitkovic, the principal researcher. “We are excited to bring together our passion for person-centered approaches, evidence, and impact …

Ida Institute Announces 2020 Ida Institute Research Grant Award Winners Industry 27231 | 6/10/2020

… track person-centered outcomes. The aim is to encourage the measurement of person-centered outcomes so that hearing care professionals and organizations have the information needed to improve person-centered practices. “We believe that outcome measurement is perhaps the most important method to help guide and improve person-centred practices,”says Vitkovic, the principal researcher. “We are excited to bring together our passion for person-centered approaches, evidence, and impact …

The weekend effect for stroke patients admitted to intensive care: A retrospective cohort analysis | 6/10/2020

… in the ICU may affect outcomes of critically unwell stroke patients (where timely assessment and management is particularly important [ 7 ]) differently to how it affects stroke patients admitted to a general ward. Finally, extending outcome measurement s to determine level of disability at hospital discharge, and long-term mortality, may outline whether the implications of weekend admission to an ICU for stroke patients extend beyond acute hospital outcomes. Our study describes …

May 2020 | 6/4/2020

… and life satisfaction; and to evaluate the underlying mechanisms of this relationship. Methods Three pediatric cohorts in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Environmental influences on Child Health (ECHO) Research Program administered Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS(R)) parent-proxy measures to caregivers (n = 1111) who reported on their 5- to 9-year-old children’s (n = 1251) sleep quality, psychological stress, general health, and life satisfaction; extant sociodemographic …

Measuring the outcome and impact of research capacity strengthening initiatives: A review of indicators used or described in the published and grey literature [version 1; peer review: 2 approved] | 6/4/2020

… It is not possible to determine on the basis of this review whether the relatively narrow focus of the reported indicators is reflective of greater interest in these areas or practical issues pertaining to outcome measurement (e.g. these domains may be inherently easier to measure); however, if standardised indicators in these key focal areas are identified and agreed, then they are likely to hold wide appeal. The near absence of …

In the News: May 28–June 4 | 6/3/2020

… that key elements include whole-person views, coordination between providers and shared-decision making. However, one of the most prominent obstacles for value-based care is the lack of consistent and widely available patient outcome measurement s. The health system implemented personalized care plans tailored to patient individual goals, saved advanced care plans in EHR and documented goal conversations for the palliative care population. It also developed several dashboards to define …

Mental Health

American Mental Wellness Association presentation 11/22/19 | 10/28/2019

I was invited to do a presentation at the American Mental Wellness Association national conference on 11/22 in Harrisburg, PA. The presentation will cover “How to get and keep insurance funding for mental health treatment” focusing on children. It’s applicable to private health insurance and Medicaid EPSDT funding and will review the treatment outcome measurement system I developed and have been using for the past 20 years or so. It …

Heath & Human Service Field Has 279 Outcome Measurement Technology Offerings: An OPEN MINDS Analysis | Globe Newswire | 10/2/2019

26 A comprehensive list of outcome measurement and monitoring health care technology products is available at HealthTechNavigator.org . HealthTechNavigator.org is the only online directory laser-focused on health care technology specifically for the Health and Human … with specific expertise and experience in nine key market areas – mental health, addictions, chronic conditions, autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities, long-term care, children’s services, social services, juvenile justice, and corrections health care. Our mission …