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Publications

Abstracts for research papers, reports, and commentaries that are supported in part or in full by the ABP or ABP Foundation or on which ABP staff serve as authors – and have been published in major journals – are provided below.

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Arvanitis M, deJong NA, Leslie LK, DeWalt DA, Randolph GD, Flower KB
2017
Academic Pediatrics
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From 2010 to 2014, pediatricians completed Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) through practice- or organization-developed quality improvement (QI) activities approved by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). Organization-developed activities were online modules, such as the ABP's Performance Improvement Modules (PIMs), through which pediatricians implemented QI strategies in practice and reported quality measures.

Objectives
Aim 1 was to assess the proportion of pediatricians who completed practice- vs organization-...

Sliwinski SK, Gooding H, de Ferranti S, Mackie TI, Shah S, Saunders T, Leslie LK
2017
Journal of Clinical Lipidology
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Background
Young adults with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) are at a critical period for establishing behaviors to promote future cardiovascular health.

Objective
To examine challenges transitioning to adult care for young adults with FH and parents of FH-affected young adults in the context of 2 developmental tasks, transitioning from childhood to early adulthood and assuming responsibility for self-management of a chronic disorder.

Methods
Semistructured, qualitative interviews were conducted with 12...

Rodday AM, Terrin N, Leslie LK, Graham RJ, Parsons SK
2017
Journal of Pediatric Psychology
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Objective
Explore interrelationships between domains of child health-related quality of life (HRQL) and parent emotional functioning using parent-proxy and child report in the context of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT).

Methods
Data on 258 parent-child dyads were used from two longitudinal studies. Domains of HRQL included physical, emotional, and role functioning, and HSCT-related worry. We used structural equation modeling to model the outcome of parent emotional functioning using primary and alternative conceptual models....

de Ferranti SD, Rodday AM, Parsons SK, Cull WL, O'Connor KG, Daniels SR, Leslie LK
2017
Journal of Pediatrics
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Objectives
To determine pediatricians' practices, attitudes, and barriers regarding screening for and treatment of pediatric dyslipidemias in 9- to 11-year-olds and 17- to 21-year-olds.

Study Design
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2013-2014 Periodic Survey of a national, randomly selected sample of 1627 practicing AAP physicians. Pediatricians' responses were described and modeled.

Results
Of 614 (38%) respondents who met eligibility criteria, less than half (46%) were moderately/very knowledgeable...

Leyenaar JK, O'Brien ER, Leslie LK, Lindenauer PK, Mangione-Smith RM
2017
Pediatrics
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Background
National health care policy recommends that patients and families be actively involved in discharge planning. Although children with medical complexity (CMC) account for more than half of pediatric readmissions, scalable, family-centered methods to effectively engage families of CMC in discharge planning are lacking. We aimed to systematically examine the scope of preferences, priorities, and goals of parents of CMC regarding planning for hospital-to-home transitions and to ascertain health care providers' perceptions of families' transitional care goals...