Item response theory and its applications to patient-reported outcomes measurement.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

This article provides an overview of item response theory (IRT) models and how they can be appropriately applied to patient-reported outcomes (PROs) measurement. Specifically, the following topics are discussed: (a) basics of IRT, (b) types of IRT models, (c) how IRT models have been applied to date, and (d) new directions in applying IRT to PRO measurements.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chang, C-H; Reeve, BB

Published Date

  • September 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 264 - 282

PubMed ID

  • 16123257

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0163-2787

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0163278705278275


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States