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Barbara L Gandek PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
Phone508-856-7823
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentOrthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation

    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
    DivisionOutcomes Measurement Science


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    Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, United StatesBAEconomics
    Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, United StatesMSHealth Policy & Management
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, United StatesPHDClinical & Population Health

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    1. Ware JE, Richardson MM, Meyer KB, Gandek B. Improving CKD-Specific Patient-Reported Measures of Health-Related Quality of Life. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Apr; 30(4):664-677. PMID: 30898870.
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    2. Gandek B, Roos EM, Franklin PD, Ware JE. A 12-item Short Form of the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS-12): Tests of Reliability, Validity and Responsiveness. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2019 Feb 01. PMID: 30716536.
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    3. Gandek B, Roos EM, Franklin PD, Ware JE. Item Selection for 12-item Short Forms of the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS-12) and Hip disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (HOOS-12). Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018 Dec 26. PMID: 30593867.
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    4. Gandek B, Roos EM, Franklin PD, Ware JE. A 12-item short form of the Hip disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (HOOS-12): tests of reliability, validity and responsiveness. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018 Nov 10. PMID: 30419279.
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    5. Erskine NA, Gandek B, Tran HV, Abu H, McManus DD, Kiefe CI, Goldberg RJ. Barriers to Healthcare Access and to Improvements in Health-Related Quality of Life After an Acute Coronary Syndrome (From TRACE-CORE). Am J Cardiol. 2018 Aug 11. PMID: 30107903.
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    6. Erskine NA, Gandek B, Waring ME, Kinney RL, Lessard DM, Devereaux RS, Chrysanthopoulou SA, Kiefe CI, Goldberg RJ. Survivors of an Acute Coronary Syndrome With Lower Patient Activation Are More Likely to Experience Declines in Health-Related Quality of Life. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2017 Jun 01. PMID: 28574974.
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    7. Liegl G, Gandek B, Fischer HF, Bjorner JB, Ware JE, Rose M, Fries JF, Nolte S. Varying the item format improved the range of measurement in patient-reported outcome measures assessing physical function. Arthritis Res Ther. 2017 Mar 21; 19(1):66. PMID: 28320462.
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    8. Gandek B, Ware JE. Validity and Responsiveness of the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS): A Comparative Study among Total Knee Replacement Patients. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Jan 13. PMID: 28085998.
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    9. Ware JE, Gandek B, Guyer R, Deng N. Standardizing disease-specific quality of life measures across multiple chronic conditions: development and initial evaluation of the QOL Disease Impact Scale (QDIS®). Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2016 Jun 02; 14:84. PMID: 27255462.
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    10. Ware JE, Gandek B, Allison J. The Validity of Disease-specific Quality of Life Attributions Among Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions. Int J Stat Med Res. 2016; 5(1):17-40. PMID: 27087882.
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    11. Ware JE, Gandek B, Kulasekaran A, Guyer R. Evaluation of smoking-specific and generic quality of life measures in current and former smokers in Germany and the United States. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2015 Aug 16; 13:128. PMID: 26276447.
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    12. Kulasekaran A, Proctor C, Papadopoulou E, Shepperd CJ, Guyer R, Gandek B, Ware JE. Preliminary Evaluation of a New German Translated Tobacco Quality of Life Impact Tool to Discriminate Between Healthy Current and Former Smokers and to Explore the Effect of Switching Smokers to a Reduced Toxicant Prototype Cigarette. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Dec; 17(12):1456-64. PMID: 25914263.
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    13. Gandek B. Measurement properties of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index: a systematic review. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Feb; 67(2):216-29. PMID: 25048451.
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    14. Watt T, Groenvold M, Deng N, Gandek B, Feldt-Rasmussen U, Rasmussen ÅK, Hegedüs L, Bonnema SJ, Bjorner JB. Confirmatory factor analysis of the thyroid-related quality of life questionnaire ThyPRO. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2014 Sep 10; 12:126. PMID: 25213857.
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    15. Rose M, Bjorner JB, Gandek B, Bruce B, Fries JF, Ware JE. The PROMIS Physical Function item bank was calibrated to a standardized metric and shown to improve measurement efficiency. J Clin Epidemiol. 2014 May; 67(5):516-26. PMID: 24698295.
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    16. Bjorner JB, Rose M, Gandek B, Stone AA, Junghaenel DU, Ware JE. Method of administration of PROMIS scales did not significantly impact score level, reliability, or validity. J Clin Epidemiol. 2014 Jan; 67(1):108-13. PMID: 24262772.
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    17. Sow WT, Wee HL, Wu Y, Tai ES, Gandek B, Lee J, Ma S, Heng D, Thumboo J. Normative Data for the Singapore English and Chinese SF-36 Version 2 Health Survey. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2014 Jan; 43(1):15-23. PMID: 24557461.
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    18. ten Klooster PM, Oude Voshaar MA, Gandek B, Rose M, Bjorner JB, Taal E, Glas CA, van Riel PL, van de Laar MA. Development and evaluation of a crosswalk between the SF-36 physical functioning scale and Health Assessment Questionnaire disability index in rheumatoid arthritis. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2013; 11:199. PMID: 24229416.
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    19. Bjorner JB, Rose M, Gandek B, Stone AA, Junghaenel DU, Ware JE. Difference in method of administration did not significantly impact item response: an IRT-based analysis from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) initiative. Qual Life Res. 2014 Feb; 23(1):217-27. PMID: 23877585.
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    20. Thumboo J, Wu Y, Tai ES, Gandek B, Lee J, Ma S, Heng D, Wee HL. Reliability and validity of the English (Singapore) and Chinese (Singapore) versions of the Short-Form 36 version 2 in a multi-ethnic urban Asian population in Singapore. Qual Life Res. 2013 Nov; 22(9):2501-8. PMID: 23475690.
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    21. Rose M, Bjorner JB, Fischer F, Anatchkova M, Gandek B, Klapp BF, Ware JE. Computerized adaptive testing--ready for ambulatory monitoring? Psychosom Med. 2012 May; 74(4):338-48. PMID: 22582331.
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    22. Suzukamo Y, Fukuhara S, Green J, Kosinski M, Gandek B, Ware JE. Validation testing of a three-component model of Short Form-36 scores. J Clin Epidemiol. 2011 Mar; 64(3):301-8. PMID: 20800993.
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    23. Bruce B, Fries JF, Ambrosini D, Lingala B, Gandek B, Rose M, Ware JE. Better assessment of physical function: item improvement is neglected but essential. Arthritis Res Ther. 2009; 11(6):R191. PMID: 20015354.
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    24. Ngo-Metzger Q, Sorkin DH, Mangione CM, Gandek B, Hays RD. Evaluating the SF-36 Health Survey (Version 2) in Older Vietnamese Americans. J Aging Health. 2008 Jun; 20(4):420-36. PMID: 18381886.
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    25. Haley SM, Gandek B, Siebens H, Black-Schaffer RM, Sinclair SJ, Tao W, Coster WJ, Ni P, Jette AM. Computerized adaptive testing for follow-up after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation: II. Participation outcomes. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Feb; 89(2):275-83. PMID: 18226651.
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    26. Gandek B, Sinclair SJ, Jette AM, Ware JE. Development and initial psychometric evaluation of the participation measure for post-acute care (PM-PAC). Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2007 Jan; 86(1):57-71. PMID: 17033591.
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    27. Haley SM, Siebens H, Coster WJ, Tao W, Black-Schaffer RM, Gandek B, Sinclair SJ, Ni P. Computerized adaptive testing for follow-up after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation: I. Activity outcomes. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Aug; 87(8):1033-42. PMID: 16876547.
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    28. Lam CL, Tse EY, Gandek B, Fong DY. The SF-36 summary scales were valid, reliable, and equivalent in a Chinese population. J Clin Epidemiol. 2005 Aug; 58(8):815-22. PMID: 16018917.
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    29. Montazeri A, Goshtasebi A, Vahdaninia M, Gandek B. The Short Form Health Survey (SF-36): translation and validation study of the Iranian version. Qual Life Res. 2005 Apr; 14(3):875-82. PMID: 16022079.
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    30. Lam CL, Tse EY, Gandek B. Is the standard SF-12 health survey valid and equivalent for a Chinese population? Qual Life Res. 2005 Mar; 14(2):539-47. PMID: 15892443.
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    31. Alonso J, Ferrer M, Gandek B, Ware JE, Aaronson NK, Mosconi P, Rasmussen NK, Bullinger M, Fukuhara S, Kaasa S, Leplège A. Health-related quality of life associated with chronic conditions in eight countries: results from the International Quality of Life Assessment (IQOLA) Project. Qual Life Res. 2004 Mar; 13(2):283-98. PMID: 15085901.
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    32. Gandek B, Sinclair SJ, Kosinski M, Ware JE. Psychometric evaluation of the SF-36 health survey in Medicare managed care. Health Care Financ Rev. 2004; 25(4):5-25. PMID: 15493441.
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    33. Tseng HM, Lu JF, Gandek B. Cultural issues in using the SF-36 Health Survey in Asia: results from Taiwan. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2003; 1:72. PMID: 14641915.
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