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Institution: Thomas Jefferson University
Grant Title: Patient-Focused
Outcomes: Quality of Life and Lost Productivity
Grant Number: K08 HS000005
Total Award: $351,108
Project Description: This project measured and
evaluated patient-focused outcomes; health-related quality of lie and lost
workplace and non-workplace productivity. The research objectives were to:
a patient-focused primary headache questionnaire.
- Determine methodologies
for valuing lost productivity.
- Determine patient outcomes using the
validated questionnaire Develop a predictive model to determine the
variables associated with decreased health-related quality of life and
increased lost productivity for patients with primary headache.
a proposal for a healthcare program to improve patients' health-related quality
of life and decrease lost productivity.
Career Goals: Dr. Lofland is a project Director and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy at Thomas Jefferson University. She received her PharmD from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and did her Pharmacy residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She went on to earn her MPH and PhD from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Lofland continues to do research in the area of patient focused outcomes.
Progress to Date: This grant has been completed
and highlights of the research findings are listed below under Publications.
Highlights and Specific Accomplishments:
Project Director, Health Policy
and Clinical Outcomes, Thomas Jefferson University.
K-Generated Publications (selected):
Lofland JH, Frick KD. Publicly available U.S. national surveys that capture lost productivity. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and
Outcomes Research 2002. 2(5):485-94.
Lofland JH, Lakhia PK. Migraine prophylaxis in managed care organizations:
What is its role in managing costs and improving patient outcomes for disease management?
Disease Management and Health Outcomes 2002. 10(8):489-94.
Lofland JH, Pizzi L, May R, Frick K. A review of health-related
workplace productivity loss instruments. Pharmacoeconomics 2004. 22(3);165-84.
Chatterton ML, Lofland JH,
Schechter A, et al. Reliability and validity of the migraine therapy assessment
questionnaire (MTAG). Headache 2002. 41(10):1006-18.
Loeppke R, Hymel PA, Lofland
JH, et al. Health-related workplace productivity measurement: General and
migraine-specific recommendations from ACOEM expert panel. Journal of
Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2003. 45(4).
Wenzel R, Dortch M, Cady R, Lofland
JH, Diamond S. Migraine headaches misconeptions: Barriers to effective
care. Pharmacotherapy 2004. 24(5);638-48.
Lofland JH, Nash DB. Oral serotonin receptor agonists: A review
of their cost effectiveness in migraine. Pharmacoeconomics 2005. 23(3):259-74.
Lofland JH, Frick K. Effect of health insurance on workplace
absenteeism in the U.S. workforce. Journal of Occupational and Environmental
Medicine 2006. 48(1):13-21.
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