David Thissen

PROMIS-related Publications

Reeve, B.B., Thissen, D., DeWalt, D.A., Huang, I-C., Liu, Y., Magnus, B., Quinn, H., Gross, H.E., Kisala, P.A., Ni, P., Haley, S.M., Mulcahey, M.J., Charlifue, S., Hanks, R., Slavin, M., Jette, A.M., & Tulsky, D.S. (2016). Linkage between the PROMIS pediatric and adult emotional distress measures. Quality of Life Research, 25, 823-833.

Thissen, D., Liu, Y., Magnus, B., Quinn, H., Gipson, D.S., Dampier, C., Huang, I-C., Hinds, P.S., Selewski, D.T., Reeve, B.B., Gross, H.E., and DeWalt, D.A. (2016). Estimating minimally important difference (MID) in PROMIS pediatric measures using the scale-judgment method. Quality of Life Research, 25, 13-23.

DeWalt, D.A., Gross, H.E., Gipson, D.S., Selewski, D., DeWitt, E.M., Dampier, C.D., Hinds, P.S., Huang, I, Thissen, D., & Varni, J.W. (2015). PROMIS® pediatric self report scales distinguish subgroups of children within and across six common pediatric chronic health conditions. Quality of Life Research, 24, 2195-2208.

Varni, J.W., Thissen, D., Stucky, B.D., Liu, Y., Magnus, B., He, J., DeWitt, E.M., Irwin, D.E., Lai, J.-S., Amtmann, D., & DeWalt, D.A. (2015). Item-level informant discrepancies between children and their parents on the PROMIS® Pediatric Scales. Quality of Life Research, 24, 1921-1937.

Thissen, D., Liu, Y., Magnus, B., & Quinn, H. (2015). Extending the Use of Multidimensional IRT Calibration as Projection: Many-to-One Linking and Linear Computation of Projected Scores. In L. A.van der Ark, D. M. Bolt, W-C. Wang, J. A. Douglas, & S-M. Chow (eds.), Quantitative Psychology Research: The 79th Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Madison, Wisconsin, 2014 (pp. 1-16). New York, NY: Springer.

Cai, L., & Thissen, D. (2015). Modern approaches to parameter estimation in item response theory. In S.P. Reise & D.A. Revicki (Eds.), Handbook of item response theory modeling: Applications to typical performance assessment (pp. 41-59). New York: Taylor & Francis (Routledge).

Quinn, H., Thissen, D., Liu, Y., Magnus, B., Lai, J-S., Amtmann, D., Varni, J.W., Gross, H.E., & DeWalt, D.A. (2014). Using item response theory to enrich and expand the PROMIS® Pediatric Self Report Banks. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 12:160.

Varni, J.,W., Magnus, B., Stucky, B.D., Liu, Y., Quinn, H., Thissen, D., Gross, H.E., Huang, I., & DeWalt, D.A. (2014). Psychometric Properties of the PROMIS® Pediatric Scales: Precision, Stability, and Comparison of Different Scoring and Administration Options. Quality of Life Research, 23, 1233-1243.

Varni, J.,W., Thissen, D., Stucky, B.D., Liu, Y., Magnus, B., Quinn, H., Irwin, D.E., DeWitt, E.M., Lai, J-S., Amtmann, D., Gross, H.E., & DeWalt, D.A. (2014). PROMIS® parent proxy report scales for children ages 5-7 years: An item response theory analysis of differential item functioning across age groups. Quality of Life Research, 23, 349-361.

Lai, J.S., Stucky, B.D., Thissen, D., Varni, J.W., DeWitt, E.M., Irwin, D.E., Yeatts, K.B., DeWalt, D.A (2013). Development and psychometric properties of the PROMIS® Pediatric Fatigue item banks. Quality of Life Research, 22, 2417-2427.

DeWalt, D.A., Thissen, D., Stucky, B.D., Langer, M.M., DeWitt, E.M., Irwin, D.E., Lai, J.S., Yeatts, K.B., Gross, H.E., Taylor, O., Varni, J.W. (2013). PROMIS Pediatric Peer Relationships Scale: Development of a peer relationships item bank as part of social health measurement. Health Psychology, 32, 1093-1103.

Gipson, D.S., Selewski, D.T., Massengill, S.F., Wickman, L., Messer, K.L., Herreshoff, E., Corinna, B., Ferris, M.F., Mahan, J.D., Greenbaum, L.A., MacHardy, J., Kapur, G., Chand, D.H., Goebel, J., Baletta, G.M., Geary, D., Kershaw, D.B., Pan, C.G., Gbadegesin, R., Hidalgo, G., Lane, J.C., Leiser, J.D., Plattner, B.W., Song, P.X., Thissen, D., Liu, Y., Gross, H.M., & DeWalt, D.A. (2013). Gaining the PROMIS perspective from children with nephrotic syndrome: a Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium study. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 11, 1-30.

Selewski, D.T., Collier, D.N., MacHardy, J., Gross, H.E., Pickens, E.M., Cooper, A.W., Bullock, S., Earls, M.F., Pratt, K.J., Scanlon, K., McNeill, J.D., Messer, K.L., Lu, Y., Thissen, D., DeWalt, D.A., & Gipson, D.S. (2013). Promising insights into the health related quality of life for children with severe obesity. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 11, 1-10.

Varni, J.W., Thissen, D., Stucky, B.D., Liu, Y., Gorder, H., Irwin, D.E., DeWitt, E.M., Lai, J-S, Antmann, D., & DeWalt, D.A. (2012). PROMIS® parent proxy report scales: An item response theory analysis of the parent proxy report item banks. Quality of Life Research, 21, 1223-1240.

Irwin, D.E., Stucky, B.D., Langer, M.M., Thissen, D., DeWitt, E.M., Lai, J-S, Yeatts, K.B., Varni, J.W., and DeWalt, D.A. (2012). PROMIS Pediatric Anger Scale: An item response theory analysis. Quality of Life Research, 21, 697-706.

Irwin, D.E., Gross, H.E., Stucky, B.D., Thissen, D., DeWitt, E.M., Lai, J.S., Amtmann, D., Khastou, L., Varni, J., & DeWalt, D.A. (2012). Development of six PROMIS Pediatrics parent proxy-report item banks. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 10:22.

Carle, A. C., Cella, D., Cai, L, Choi, S. W., Crane, P. K., Curtis, S. M., Gruhl, J., Lai, J., Mukherjee, S., Reise, S., Teresi, J., Thissen, D., & Wu, E. J., Hays, R. (2011). Advancing PROMIS's methodology: Results of the third PROMIS Psychometric Summit. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, 11, 677-684.

DeWitt, E.M., Stucky, B.D., Thissen, D., Irwin, D.E., Langer, M.,Varni, J.W., Lai, J-S, Yeatts, K.B., DeWalt, D.A. (2011). Construction of the eight item PROMIS Pediatric Physical Function Scales: Built using item response theory. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 64, 794-804.

Thissen, D., Varni, J.W., Stucky, B.D., Liu, Y., Irwin, D.E., & DeWalt, D.A. (2011). Using the PedsQL™ 3.0 Asthma Module to obtain scores comparable with those of the PROMIS Pediatric Asthma Impact Scale (PAIS). Quality of Life Research, 20, 1497-1505.

Varni, J., Stucky, B.D., Thissen, D., DeWitt, E.M., Irwin, D., Lai, J.S.,Yeatts, K., & DeWalt, D.A. (2010). PROMIS Pediatric Pain Interference Scale: An Item Response Theory Analysis of the Pediatric Pain Item Bank. Journal of Pain, 11, 1109-1119

Irwin, D., Stucky, B.D., Thissen, D., DeWitt, E.M., Lai, J.S., Yeatts, K., Varni, J., & DeWalt, D.A. (2010). An item response analysis of the Pediatric PROMIS Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms Scales. Quality of Life Research, 19, 595-607.

Irwin, D.E., Stucky, B.D., Thissen, D., DeWitt, E.M., Lai, J.S.,Yeatts, K., Varni, J.W., DeWalt, D.A. (2010). Sampling plan and patient characteristics of the PROMIS pediatrics large-scale survey. Quality of Life Research, 19, 585-594.

Yeatts, K., Stucky, B.D., Thissen, D., Irwin, D., Varni, J., DeWitt, E.M., Lai, J.S., & DeWalt, D.A. (2010). Construction of the Pediatric Asthma Impact Scale (PAIS) for the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS). Journal of Asthma, 47, 295-302.

Thissen, D. (2009). The MEDPRO project: An SBIR project for a comprehensive IRT and CAT software system—IRT software. In D. J. Weiss (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2009 GMAC Conference on Computerized Adaptive Testing. At www.psych.umn.edu/psylabs/CATCentral/.

Langer, M.M., Hill, C.D., Thissen, D., Burwinkle, T.M., Varni, J.W., & DeWalt, D.A. (2008). Item response theory detects differential item functioning between healthy and ill children in QoL measures. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 61, 268-276.

Bjorner, J.B., & Chang, C.-H., Thissen, D., Reeve, B.B. (2007). Developing tailored instruments: item banking and computerized adaptive assessment. Quality of Life Research, 16, 95-108.

Thissen, D., Reeve, B.B., Bjorner, J.B., & Chang, C.-H. (2007). Methodological issues for building item banks and computerized adaptive scales. Quality of Life Research, 16, 109-116.

Hill, C.D., Edwards, M.C., Thissen, D., Langer, M.M., Wirth, R.J., Burwinkle, T.M., & Varni, J.W. (2007). Practical issues in the application of item response theory: A demonstration using items from the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventoryª (PedsQLª) 4.0 Generic Core Scales. Medical Care, 45, S39-47.

Reeve, B.B., Hays, R.D, Bjorner, J.B., Cook K.F., Crane, P.K., Teresi, J.A., Thissen, D., Revicki, D.A., Weiss, D.J., Hambleton, R.K., Liu, H., Gershon, R., Reise, S.P., & Cella, D (2007). Psychometric evaluation and calibration of health-related quality of life items banks: Plans for the patient-reported outcome measurement information system (PROMIS). Medical Care, 45, S22-31.


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