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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.

Shechtman, O., Sindhu, B.S., Davenport P. Using the “Visual Target Grip Test” to Identify Sincerity of Effort during Grip Strength Testing. Journal of Hand Therapy, 25(3): 320-329, 2012.

Sindhu, B.S., Shechtman, O., Veazie, P.J. Identifying Sincerity of Effort Based on the Combined Predictive Ability of Multiple Grip Strength Tests. Journal of Hand Therapy, 25(3): 308-319, 2012.

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.

Davenport, R., Mann, W.C., Lutz, B. How Older Adults Make Decisions Regarding Smart Technology: an Ethnographic Approach. Assistive Technology, online version available February 8, 2012

*Robinson, R., Pomeranz, J.L. & Young, M.E. (2012). Identification of construct domains and variables considered core to vocational earning capacity assessment in a legal-forensic setting: A delphi study. Forensic Rehabilitation & Economics, 5(1), 5-34.

*Saldana, P., & Pomeranz, J.L. (2012). Cystic Fibrosis and the Workplace - A Review of theLiterature. Journal of Work, 42, 185-193..

*Robinson, R., & Pomeranz, J.L. (2012). The vocational & rehabilitation assessment model (VRAM): Introduction of an empirically derived model of forensic vocational & rehabilitation assessment. The Rehabilitation Professional Journal, 19, 91-104.

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