American Statistical Association
New York City
Metropolitan Area Chapter

Short Course
April 1, 2014



The New York Metro Area Chapter of the American Statistical Association

In Collaboration With

The Educational Psychology Ph.D. Program of the City University of New York

Are Pleased to Invite You to a Short Course

PATIENT-REPORTED OUTCOMES:
MEASUREMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND INTERPRETATION


by

Joseph C. Cappelleri, Ph.D., M.P.H.
and
Andrew G. Bushmakin, M.S.
Pfizer Inc
Groton, CT



Abstract for Short Course

This short course will provide an exposition on health measurement scales specifically, on patient-reported outcomes. Some key elements in the development of a patient-reported outcome (PRO) measure will be noted. The core topics of validity and reliability of a PRO measure will be discussed. Exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis, techniques to understand the underlying structure of a PRO measure, will be described. The topic of mediation modeling will be presented as a way to identify and explain the mechanism that underlies an observed relationship between an independent variable and a dependent variable via the inclusion of a third variable, known as a mediator variable. Approaches to interpret PRO results will be elucidated in order to make results useful and meaningful. Other topics such as item response theory and longitudinal analysis will be considered if time permits. Illustrations will be provided mainly through real-life examples and also through simulated examples using SAS.

Biography of Speakers

Joseph C. Cappelleri earned his MS in statistics from the City University of New York, his PhD in psychometrics from Cornell University, and his MPH in epidemiology from Harvard University. He is a senior director of statistics at Pfizer Inc and fellow of the American Statistical Association. He has delivered numerous conference presentations and published extensively on clinical and methodological topics, including regression-discontinuity designs, meta-analysis, and health measurement scales.

Andrew G. Bushmakin earned his MS in applied mathematics and physics from the National Research Nuclear University (former Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia). He has more than 20 years of experience in mathematical modeling and data analysis. He is an associate director of statistics at Pfizer Inc. He has coauthored numerous articles and presentations on topics ranging from mathematical modeling of neutron physics processes to patient-reported outcomes.

Presentation Slides

Book_ch5_ch9_ch11_excluded_v4.pdf

Chapter_5_EFA_CFA.pdf

Chapter_9_Mediation.pdf

Chapter 11_Interpretation.pdf



Date
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Time
4:30 to 8:30 P.M.

Location
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street)
New York, New York

Additional Information
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