• Ittenbach Research Lab

    Scale Development Unit

    Our lab focuses on scale development − the creation and validation of new measures for use in medical settings. Although many people consider measure development to be restricted to pencil and paper applications, much like the tests people take in school, measures can also be developed and applied using handheld computers, electronic monitoring devices and sophisticated scanning and imaging techniques. Whether a researcher is interested in the responses of children to questions about trauma in the emergency room or estimating bone mineral content through imaging, or describing changes in behavior using a satellite tracking system, scale development can improve the quality of information obtained in pediatric medicine.

    The lab is headed by Richard Ittenbach, PhD, a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Cincinnati Children’s.

  • Lab Publications

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    Quatman-Yates, C. C., Gupta, R., Paterno, M. V., Schmitt, L. C., Quatman, C. E., & Ittenbach, R. F. Internal consistency and validity of the QuickDASH instrument for upper extremity injuries in older childrenJ Pediatr Orthopedics. in press.

    Gupta, R., Marino, B. S., Cnota, J. F., & Ittenbach, R. F. Finding the right distribution for highly skewed zero-inflated dataBiomedical Statistics and Clinical epidemiologyEpidemiol, Biostatistics and Pub Health. in press.

    Ittenbach, R. F., Cassedy, A. E., Rohan, J. M., Hood, K. K., Harris, M. A., Delamater, A., Pendley, J., Drotar, D.  Diabetes Self-Management Profile Short Form: A Preliminary reportJ Clin Psychol Med 20(1): 107-113. 2013.

    Ittenbach, R. F., & DeAngelis, F. Percent effort vs. Fee-for-service: A Comparison of models for statistical collaborationRes Management Rev;19(1):1-18. 2012.

    Kazak, A. E., Hocking, M. C., Ittenbach, R. F., Meadows, A. T., Hobbie, W., DeRosa, B. W., Leahey, A., Kersun, L., & Reilly, A. A revision of the intensity of treatment rating scale: classifying the intensity of pediatric cancer treatment. Pediatr Blood Cancer; 59(1):96-99. 2012.

    Pai, A. L., Tackett, A., Ittenbach, R. F., & Goebel, J. Psychosocial Assessment Tool 2.0_General: validity of a psychosocial risk screener in a pediatric kidney transplant sample. Pediatr Transplant, 16(1), 92-98. 2012.

    Divanovic, A., Cnota, J., Ittenbach, R. F., Tan, X., Border, W., Crombleholme. T., & Michelfelder, E. Evaluation of diastolic function in twin-twin transfusion: A pulsed-wave and Doppler tissue imaging studyJ Am Soc Echocardiography, 24(8), 834-840. 2011.

    Miller, V.A., Ittenbach, R.I., Harris, D., Reynolds, W.W., Beauchamp, T.L., Luce, M.F., & Nelson, R.M. The decision making control instrument to assess voluntary consent. Med Decis Making, 31(5), 730-741. 2011.

    Nelson, R. M., Beauchamp, T. L., Miller, V. A., Reynolds, W. W., Ittenbach, R. F., & Luce, M. F. The concept of voluntary consent.Am J Bioethics, 11(8), 6-16. 2011.

    DeRosa, B. W., Kazak, A. E., Doshi, K., Schwartz, L. A., Ginsberg, J., Mao, J. J., Straton, J., Hobbie, W., Rourke, M. T., Carlson, C., & Ittenbach, R. F. Development and validation of the health competence beliefs inventory in young adults with and without a history of childhood cancer. Ann Behav Med, 41, 48-58. 2011.

    Modi AC, Cassedy AE, Quittner AL, Accurso F, Sontag M, Koenig JM, Ittenbach RF. Trajectories of adherence to airway clearance therapy for patients with cystic fibrosis. J Pediatr Psychol. 2010.

    Zemel, B. S., Carey, L. B., Paulhamus, D. M., Stallings, V. A., & Ittenbach, R. F. Quantifying calcium intake in school age children: development and validation of the Calcium Counts! food frequency questionnaire. Am J Hum Biol. 22(2), 180-186. 2010.

    Nathan, AT, Hoehn, SK, Ittenbach, RF, Gaynor, JW, Nicolson, SW, Wernovsky, G, Nelson, RM. Assessment of parental decision-making in neonatal cardiac research: a pilot study. J Med Ethics. 36(2), 106-110. 2010.

    Brier, M. J., Kazak, A. E., DeRosa, B. W., Hocking, M. C., Schwartz, L. A., Ginsberg, J. P., Hobbie, W., & Ittenbach, R. F. Profiles of health competence beliefs among young adult survivors of childhood cancerJ Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. in press.

    Drotar, D., Ittenbach, R. F., Rohan, J. M., Gupta, R., Pendley, J. S., & Delameter, A. Diabetes management and glycemic control in youth with type 1 diabetes: Test of a predictive modelJ Behav Med, 36, 234-245. 2013.

    Uzark. K., Wang, U., Rudd, N., Elixson, E. M., Strawn, J., Nieves, J. A., Smith, C., Staveski, S., O’Brien, P., Tong, E., & Ittenbach, R. F. Interstage feeding and weight gain in infants following the Norwood Operation: Can we change the outcome? Cardiol Young; 22:520-527. 2012.

    Marino, B. S., Drotar, D.  Cassedy, A. E., Davis, R., Tomlinson, R. S., Mellion, K., Mussatto, K., Mahony, L., Newburger, J. W., Tong, E., Cohen, M., Helfaer, M. A., Kazak, A. E., Wray, J., Wernovsky, G., Shea, J. A., & Ittenbach, R. F. External validity of the Pediatric Cardiac Quality of Life InventoryQual Life Res, 20, 205-214. 2011.

    Glickman, M., Ittenbach, R. F., Nick, T., O’Brien, R., Ratcliffe, S., & Shults, J. Scale development on a limited budgetCHANCE, 23(4), 35-42. 2010.

    Hoehn, K. S., Nathan, A., White, L. E., Ittenbach, R. F., Reynolds, W. W., Gaynor, J. W., Wernovsky, G., Nicolson, S., & Nelson, R. M. Parental perception of time and decision-making in neonatal researchJ Perinatol, 1-4. 2009. 

    Trabulsi J, Ittenbach RF, Schall JI, Olsen IE, Yudkoff M, Daikhin Y, et al. Evaluation of formulas for calculating total energy requirements of preadolescent children with cystic fibrosis. Am JClin Nutr. 85(1), 144-151. 2007.

    Ittenbach RF, Buison AM, Stallings VA, Zemel BS. Statistical validation of air displacement plethysmography for body composition assessment in children. Ann Hum Biol. 33(2), 187-201. 2006.

    Winston FK, Kassam-Adams N, Garcia-Espana F, Ittenbach R, Cnaan A. Screening for risk of persistent posttraumatic stress in injured children and their parents. JAMA. 290(5), 643-649. 2003.