Third International Outcomes Measurement Conference:
Measurement of Healthcare Outcomes
June 16-17, 2000, Chicago: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Accepted papers:

The Implications of Measure Construction for the Reporting of Scores. John M. Linacre

Practical Implication of Item Response Models for Computerized Adaptive Health Assessments. John E. Ware, Jr.

Identifying Equivalent Items Across 7 National WHOQOL Databases ­ Preliminary Results. Alain Leplege

Computerized Measurement of Quality of Life Using Repertory Grid. Peter Allerup

Making the Case for Fundamental Measurement with MEPS/CAHPS Quality of Care Data: From Concrete Counts of Survey Responses to Abstract Measures of Health Care Quality. William P. Fisher, Jr.

Development and Initial Validation of a Knee Evaluation Tool. Chih-Hung Chang

Construct Validation of the WeeFIM Instrument ­ Result of a Survey of 12 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities. Christine C. Chen

Refining a Measure of Brain Injury Sequelae to Predict Post-acute Rehabilitation Outcome: Rasch Analysis of the Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory. James F. Malec

The Measurement of Cerebral Functioning in Low Level Neurological States. Theresa Louise-Bender Pape

Applying Rasch Methods to Radiographic Scaling in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Introduction of a Shortened Erosion Scale. Frederick Wolfe

Defining High Order Dimensions of Self-Reported Health. Chih-Hung Chang

Evaluation of the MOS SF-36 Physical Functioning Scale (PF-10): Comparison of Relative Precision Using Likert and Rasch Scoring Methods. Dennis Hart

Measuring Patient Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction. Elizabeth Hahn

Reliability, Validity and Practicality in the Measurement of Symptoms of Mental Illness. Ken Conrad

The Development of a Hand Function Assessment. Christine C. Chen

Rasch Analysis of the Functional Independence Measure for Chinese Stroke Patients Aged 80 Years and Above in Hong Kong. Eric Ming-Chung Wong

LIFEware & Rasch Analysis: Powerful Tools for Managing Persons with Chronic Health Conditions. Carl V. Granger

Using Clinical Judgement to Pivot Anchor Rating Scales. Rita Bode

Development of an Osteoporosis Quality of Life Questionnaire by Equating Items From Two Existing Instruments. Luis Prieto

Rasch Perspectives on Cross Cultural Validity. Alan Tennant

A Facets Approach to Measuring the Communication Skills of Medical Students in Acute-Care Settings. George Karabatsos

Disability Measurements and Public Policy: Problems and Possible Solutions. Weimo Zhu

Relationship Between Cognitive Impairments and Rated Activity Restrictions in Stroke Patients. Siegfried Gauggel

Further Adventures in the Objective Measurement of Physician Work. Robert Florin

Measuring Change: Item Calibrations at Admission vs. Discharge. Larry Ludlow

Evaluating CARF. The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission Performance Indicators. Patricia Taylor

An Emerging Research Program in Outcomes Measurement and Analysis at the National Cancer Institute. Joseph Lipscomb

Influence of Linear Measures on the Reporting of Functional Independence Measure Effect Sizes. Craig Velozo

Using Variable Maps to Convey the Effectiveness of Treatment: An Example with War Veterans Diagnosed with PTSD. Everett Smith

Age Differences in IADL and ADL Disabilities: Evidence for Differential Item Functioning. William Spector

Item Re-Ordering as a Consequence to Low Vision Rehabilitation. Robert W. Massof

Developing an Assessment Instrument (the FMI) for Evaluating and Training Individuals with Severe Disabilities. Moonset (Yueh-Hsia) Yu

Pre-IOMC3 Workshop

An Introduction to Rasch Measurement:
Theory and Applications

June 14-15, 2000 (Wednesday and Thursday)
Chicago: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Richard M. Smith, PhD, and Everett V. Smith, Jr., PhD, will provide participants with the necessary tools to become effective consumers of research employing Rasch measurement and the skills necessary to solve practical measurement problems. Instructional material will be based on four Rasch measurement models: dichotomous, rating scale, partial credit, and many-facet data. Participants will have the opportunity to use current Rasch software. Tuition fee: $200. To register, contact Don Olson

IOMC3 Conference fee: $200.

Housing has been reserved for Conference participants.

ACCME continuing medical education credits are available.

For more information, contact:

Don A. Olson, PhD
Director, Education and Training Center
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
345 East Superior Street, Suite 1641
Chicago, Illinois 60611

IOMC3 Sessions … Rasch Measurement Transactions, 2000, 13:4 p. 722

Rasch Publications
Rasch Measurement Transactions (free, online) Rasch Measurement research papers (free, online) Probabilistic Models for Some Intelligence and Attainment Tests, Georg Rasch Applying the Rasch Model 3rd. Ed., Bond & Fox Best Test Design, Wright & Stone
Rating Scale Analysis, Wright & Masters Introduction to Rasch Measurement, E. Smith & R. Smith Introduction to Many-Facet Rasch Measurement, Thomas Eckes Invariant Measurement: Using Rasch Models in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, George Engelhard, Jr. Statistical Analyses for Language Testers, Rita Green
Rasch Models: Foundations, Recent Developments, and Applications, Fischer & Molenaar Journal of Applied Measurement Rasch models for measurement, David Andrich Constructing Measures, Mark Wilson Rasch Analysis in the Human Sciences, Boone, Stave, Yale
in Spanish: Análisis de Rasch para todos, Agustín Tristán Mediciones, Posicionamientos y Diagnósticos Competitivos, Juan Ramón Oreja Rodríguez

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