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The objective of this study was to develop a valid and reliable discriminative index that measures parent satisfaction with the medical care of their infant in the NICU. We developed an initial questionnaire (Item Reduction Questionnaire) by reviewing the literature, surveying 63 NICU clinicians,...
Universal screening of the adult population for detection of elevated serum cholesterol has been recommended. We examined the relation of eight risk factors for morbidity and mortality (hypertension, overweight, inactivity, tobacco use, safety belt nonuse, binge alcohol consumption, driving after...
This study assesses psychometric and empirical characteristics of the Multi-Attribute Health Status Classification (MAHSC) in a heterogeneous population of children admitted to intensive care. The MAHSC encompasses six health domains (sensation, mobility, emotion, cognition, self-care, and pain),...