Cindy J Girman

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This study describes the prevalence of osteoporosis in a statewide sample of nursing home residents. Composite forearm bone mineral density (BMD) (including the distal radius and the distal ulna) of 1475 residents aged 65 years and older from 34 randomly selected, stratified nursing homes was assessed. BMD was expressed with reference to World Health(More)
A brief Osteoporosis-Targeted Quality of Life (OPTQoL) questionnaire was previously developed as a cross-sectional survey instrument to assess the community impact of osteoporosis on quality of life in women. The initial development process involving item generation through focus groups, item reduction, and content and construct validation yielded a 36-item(More)
Although psycholosocial aspects of skin diseases are well known, disease-specific questionnaires validated for use in clinical trials are not available to assess the impact of facial acne on health-related quality of life or to evaluate therapeutic change. Development of such an instrument was undertaken and included item generation, reduction and(More)
The Acne-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire (Acne-QoL) was developed to measure the impact of facial acne across four dimensions of patient quality of life. The main objective of the current study was to evaluate the responsiveness of this instrument. Secondarily, this study provided an opportunity to extend the developer's psychometric validation. The(More)
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