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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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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....

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...

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-...

Freed GL, Moran LM, Van KD, Leslie LK; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics
2017
Pediatrics
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Background
Concerns exist regarding the adequacy of the pediatric subspecialty workforce in the United States. Data on practice patterns and job characteristics are necessary to help develop policies to ensure availability.

Methods
We performed survey data analysis of all pediatric subspecialists enrolled in Maintenance of Certification in 2013 and 2014, assessing demographic information, characteristics of current positions, plans for retirement, and satisfaction with allocation of professional and clinical responsibilities. Four...

Rodday AM, Graham RJ, Weidner RA, Terrin N, Leslie LK, Parsons SK
2017
Journal of Pediatric Health Care
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Introduction
Children with chronic respiratory insufficiency and mechanical ventilation often experience acute illnesses requiring unscheduled hospitalizations. Health-related quality of life (HRQL) may predict future health care utilization.

Methods
Participants were 30 days to 22 years old with chronic respiratory insufficiency (N = 120). Parent-proxies completed global HRQL and general health measures. Outcomes were total health care (emergency department, outpatient, inpatient) and inpatient days over 6 ...