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Measurement, Outcome, & Design Section (MODS)


Accomplishments (selected):                                             

Measurement & Outcome

Professional Assessment & Refinement of Measures, Outcomes, & Scales: 

  • The MOHIP-4P (2023)
    Yang  et al. The MOHIP-4P: a Concise QoL Measure for Routine Clinic Use. [Oral Presentation]. The 2023 American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) / Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR) Annual Meeting & Exhibition. March 15-18, 2023. Portland, Oregon, USA.
  • The MOHIP-14PW (2022)
    Yang et al. The MOHIP-14PW (Modified Oral Health Impact Profile 14-item Version for Pregnant Women): A Real-World Study of Its Psychometric Properties and Relationship with Patient-Reported Oral Health. Healthcare. 2022, 10(3), 461. PMCID: 8951846; PMID: 35326939 

  • Review: Measures of COHQoL (2020)
    Yang et al. Quality appraisal of child oral health-related quality of life measures: a scoping review. (2020). JDR Clinical & Translational Research. 2020, 5(2): 109-117. PMCID: 7079328; PMID: 31238010 

  • The Modified Nolan’s Family Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale (2018)
    Green et al., 2018. A randomized controlled trial of strategies to improve family members’ preparedness for surrogate decision-making. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®, 35(6), pp.866-874. PMID: 29186982. (Yang: Sole Psychometrician & Chief Statistician) 

  • The OCDUS (2016)
    Yang et al. Validation of the obsessive compulsive drug use scale (OCDUS) among male heroin addicts in China. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. 2016; 14(5): 803-819. doi: 10.1007/s11469-016-9635-9. 

  • The Religiosity Measure (2016)
    Yang et al. Religiosity in black and white older Americans: Measure adaptation, psychometric validation, and racial difference. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016; 95(37): e4257. PMCID: 5402544; PMID: 27631201 

  • mRS & NIHSS (2015)
    Yang & Zhao. On the relationship between the modified Rankin scale (mRS) and the NIH stroke scale (NIHSS). The 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT). May 17-20, 2015. Arlington, Virginia.  

  • SF-36 in TBI (2012)
    Yang et al. Measuring QoL with SF-36 in Older Americans with TBI. Applied Research in Quality of Life. 2012; 7(1): 63-81. PMCID: 4234173; PMID: 25411585.    

  • RBANS in PD (2009)
    Yang et al. Repeatable battery for assessment of neuropsychological status in early Parkinson's disease. Movement Disorders. 2009; 24(10): 1453-1460. PMCID: 3915413; PMID: 19452561

  • Dysautonomia Rating Scales in PD (2009)
    Evatt et al. (2009). Dysautonomia rating scales in Parkinson's disease: sialorrhea, dysphagia, and constipation - critique and recommendations to movement disorders task force on rating scales for Parkinson's disease. Movement Disorders. 2009; 24(5): 635-646.  PMCID: 4404514; PMID: 19205066. (Yang: Sole Psychometrician) 

  • RBANS in VA (2008)
    Carlozzi, Horner, Yang, & Tilley. Factor analysis of the repeatable battery for assessment of neuropsychological status. Applied Neuropsychology. 2008; 15(4): 274-279. PMID: 19023744 (Yang: Sole Psychometrician) 

Professional Development of Measures & Outcomes, and Scales:

  • The QRS (2014)
    Yang et al. (2014). A succinct rating scale for radiology report quality. SAGE Open Medicine. 2014. PMCID: 4712750; PMID: 26770756

  • The HOCS (2014)
    Chen & Yang. (2014). Development and psychometric validation of the hospital organizational climate scale (HOCS). The First Annual Penn State Public Health Sciences Day Symposium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. May 9, 2014  

  • The PAMIP (2013).
    Yang et al. (2013). Development and validation of the performance of airway management instrument for paramedics. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 62(4), S76. doi: 

Novel Study Design:

  • The SCTD (2023)
    Yang & Wang. The Seamless Case-Control, Cohort, and Randomized Controlled Trials Design (SCTD) for High-Quality Evidence in Quantitative Population Health Sciences. Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) 2023 Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. May 2023.

  • The CREID (2022)
    Yang C. et al. The CREID: Complementary Randomized controlled trial and real-world study for Efficacy, effectiveness, or Implementation Design, with illustrations of one published and two proposed large studies for sequential and parallel designs. Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) 2022 Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, USA. May 2022. & The American Public Health Association (APHA) 2022 Annual Meeting & Expo. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. November, 2022. The CREID played a pivotal role in the successes of one NIH R01 and one NIH P50 grant applications.

Yang et al. (2020). Generalizing findings from a randomized controlled trial to a real-world study of the iLookOut, an online education program to improve early childhood care and education providers’ knowledge and attitudes about reporting child maltreatment. PLOS ONE. PMID: 31914147