Changing patterns in drug use and supply can affect the well-being and development of Asian countries in many ways. RAND researchers discuss the shifting drug policy landscape in Asia, with a special focus on the Philippines, Thailand, and China.
May 15, 2019
Feasibility of Distinguishing Performance Among Provider Groups Using Patient-reported Outcome Measures in Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions
This study determined the minimum sample sizes needed for reliability with two key health-related quality-of-life outcome-based performance measures among older adults. These estimates can guide the design of future patient-reported outcome-based performance measures.
Mar 1, 2019
Measuring Barriers to Mental Health Care in the Military: The RAND Barriers and Facilitators to Care Item Banks
This report summarizes the findings of a study to construct item banks of barriers and facilitators to mental health care for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Dec 11, 2018
Development and Maintenance of Standardized Cross Setting Patient Assessment Data for Post-Acute Care: Summary Report of Findings from Alpha 2 Pilot Testing
Results of the Alpha 2 feasibility test, used to help develop standardized assessment-based data elements to meet the requirements of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation(IMPACT) Act of 2014.
Jun 7, 2018
Two composite assessments of quality - one with treatment staffing and delivery elements and the other with clinical supervision elements - can be used to measure the sustainment of evidence-based treatment.
Nov 1, 2017
The Protective Behavioral Strategies for Marijuana Scale: Further Examination Using Item Response Theory
The Protective Behavioral Strategies for Marijuana scale identifies strategies that may mitigate the harms related to marijuana use by young people.
Aug 25, 2017
Veterans with schizophrenia who misuse alcohol are more likely to miss medications and more likely to use illicit drugs.
May 16, 2017
Development and Maintenance of Standardized Cross Setting Patient Assessment Data for Post-Acute Care: Summary Report of Findings from Alpha 1 Pilot Testing
This report presents results of the first Alpha 1 feasibility test of proposed items to include in the post-acute care patient assessment instruments for measuring seven areas of health status for Medicare beneficiaries.
Apr 27, 2017
This report describes RAND Corporation work evaluating the psychometric characteristics of the Modified Bridges for Newborns, a screening tool to identify high-risk mothers in Los Angeles Count who are eligible for supportive services.
Feb 6, 2017
Using data from a follow-up sample (N = 491) and a community sample (N = 369) of adult daily and nondaily smokers, we replicated the findings from Edelen et al. (2014a) and examined the correlations of legacy smoking measures with the new item bank scores.
Feb 29, 2016
The goal of this study is to evaluate the performance of the Spanish version of the PROMIS smoking item banks as compared to the original banks developed in English.
Feb 12, 2016
Effectiveness of Parent–child Mediation in Improving Family Functioning and Reducing Adolescent Problem Behavior: Results from a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
This study examines the effectiveness of parent-child mediation in improving family functioning.
Jan 22, 2016
Development of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Survey of Health Attitudes: Description and Top-Line Summary Data
This report describes the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's National Survey of Health Attitudes, part of the foundation's Culture of Health strategy. It describes the survey development and provides the survey text and summary statistics of the data.
Jan 21, 2016
The Psychometric Performance of the PROMIS Smoking Assessment Toolkit: Comparisons of Real-Data CATs, Short Forms, and Mode of Administration
The PROMIS® Smoking Initiative has developed six items banks for assessment related to cigarette smoking among adult smokers.
Apr 22, 2015