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Gitlin N Laura, Mann C William, Vogel Bruce W, Arthur B Paul A Non-Pharmacologic Approach to Address Challenging Behaviors of Veterans with Dementia: Description of the Tailored Activity Program-VA Randomized Trial. BMC Geriatrics, September, 2013, http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2318/13/96.

Griner, S., Pomeranz, J.L. & Barnett, T.E. (2014) Sexual Health Disparities in Women with Spinal Cord Injury: Implication for Life Care Planning. The Rehabilitation Professional, 22 (2), 109-114.

Nightingale, C., Pomeranz, J.L., Carnaby, G., & Curbow, B.A. (2014). Quality of Life Considerations in Life Care Planning. The Rehabilitation Professional. 22(2), 133-140

Nutrition interventions for people with disabilities: A scoping review Jessica L. King, Jamie L. Pomeranz, Julie W. Merten Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p157–163

Zukowski LA, Roper J, Shechtman O, Otzel DM, Bouwkamp J, Tillman MD. A Comparison of Metabolic Cost, Performance, and Efficiency of Propulsion Using an Ergonomic Hand Drive Mechanism and a Conventional Manual Wheelchair. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95:546-551, 2014.

Young, M.E., Lutz, B.J., Cox, K., Creasy, K., & Martz, C. A comprehensive assessment of family caregivers of stroke survivors during inpatient rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 2014, Early online 1-11, DOI 10.3109/09638288.2014.881565.

Creasy, K.R., Lutz, B.J., Young, M.E., Ford, A., & Martz, C. (2013) The impact of interactions with providers on stroke caregiver's needs. Rehabilitation Nursing, 38, 88-98.

Merten, J. W., Walsh-Childers, K., Rodman, L., Young, M.E., & Birchwood, N. (2013). Rural breast cancer patients and survivor’s perspectives using online health resources. Journal of Women’s Health, Issues & Care, 2(6), 1-6.

Morrison, S. A., Pomeranz, J.L., Yu, N.S., Read, M.S., Wescott, C. Sisto, S.A., & Behrman, A.L. (2012). Life Care Planning Outcomes for Patients with Motor Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: Pre and Post Locomotor Training Intervention. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 36, 144-153.

The purpose of this article is to present the clinician and researcher with a contemporary 8-stage framework for measurement scale development based on a mixed-methods qualitative and quantitative approach. Core concepts related to item response theory are presented. Qualitative methods are described to conceptualize scale constructs; obtain patient, family, and other stakeholder perspectives; and develop item pools. Item response theory statistical methodologies are presented, including approaches for testing the assumptions of unidimensionality, local independence, monotonicity, and indices of model fit. Lastly, challenges faced by scale developers in implementing these methodologies are discussed.

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