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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 measures of muscle mass obtained in the anthropometry lab, scale development can improve the quality of information obtained in pediatric medicine.
The lab is headed by Richard Ittenbach, PhD, a research associate professor of pediatrics with a primary appointment in the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Cincinnati Children’s. He holds joint appointments in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology and the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine.
DeRosa BW, Kazak AE, Doshi K, Schwartz LA, Ginsberg J, Mao JJ, Straton J, Hobbie W, Rourke MT, Carlson C, Ittenbach RF. Development and validation of the Health Competence Beliefs Inventory in young adults with and without a history of childhood cancer. Annals of behavioral Medicine. 2011.
Ittenbach RF. Scale development on a limited budget. Chance. [in press].
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. JPediatr Psychol. 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.
Zemel BS, Carey LB, Paulhamus DM, Stallings VA, Ittenbach RF. Quantifying calcium intake in school age children: development and validation of the Calcium Counts! food frequency questionnaire. Am J Hum Biol. 2009.
Ittenbach RF, Cassedy AE, Marino BS, Spicer RL, Drotar D. Adherence to treatment among children with cardiac disease. Cardiol Young. 19(6), 545-551. 2009.
Miller VA, Reynolds WW, Ittenbach RF, Luce MF, Beauchamp TL, Nelson RM. Challenges in measuring a new construct: perception of voluntariness for research and treatment decision making. J Empir Res Human Res. 4(3), 21-31. 2009.
Hoehn KS, Nathan A, White LE, Ittenbach RF, Reynolds WW, Gaynor JW, Wernovsky G, Nicolson S, Nelson RM. Parental perception of time and decision-making in neonatal research. J Perinatol. 1-4. 2009.
Werba BE, Hobbie W, Kazak AE, Ittenbach RF, Reilly AF, Meadows AT. Classifying the intensity of pediatric cancer treatment protocols: The intensity of treatment rating scale 2.0 (ITR-2). Pediatr Blood Cancer. 48(7), 673-677. 2007.
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.
Buison AM, Ittenbach RF, Stallings VA, Zemel BS. Methodological agreement between two-compartment body-composition methods in children. Am J Hum Biol.18(4), 470-480. 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.
Richard F. Ittenbach, PhDResearch Associate Professor
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