Jin-Shei Lai

  • 8247 Citations
1996 …2024
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Research Interests

Jin-Shei Lai, Ph.D., OTR/L., is a registered occupational therapist and a trained psychometrician. She has been a member of the Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), Proton Collaborative Group and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC). Dr. Lai has significant research experiences in outcome measurement, quality of life, symptom management and late effect due to the illness and/or its treatment in chronic illness for both pediatric and adult populations. She is the lead developer of the pediatric Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness scales, including Childhood Brain Tumor Survivor, Fatigue, Anorexia and Cachexia, and Cognition. Dr. Lai is recognized as an expert in both outcomes measurement and Item Response Theory (IRT). In particular, she has been working on developing and validating item banks related to health-related quality of life for people with chronic illness since 2000, including domains of fatigue, physical function, pain, emotional distress, psychosocial impacts from cancer experiences, cognition and social function. She has been integral in the development of item banks using IRT to measure perceived cognitive function and fatigue for both children and adults with and without chronic conditions.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Illinois - Chicago

… → 1996

Research interests

  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Outcome Measures
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Physical activity
  • Psychometrics
  • Quality of Life
  • Rehabilitation/Therapy

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Nervous System Diseases Medicine & Life Sciences

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Grants 2009 2024

Electronic Health Records
Symptom Assessment
Ambulatory Care
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Information Systems
Drug Approval
Information Systems
Atopic Dermatitis

Research Output 1996 2019

A Pilot Study of a Screening Tool for Pediatric Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy

Ohnemus, D., Neighbors, K., Sorensen, L. G., Lai, J. S. & Alonso, E. M., Dec 1 2019, In : Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. 69, 6, p. 655-661 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hepatic Encephalopathy
Portal Hypertension
Information Systems

Development of the PROMIS-based Research Assessment and Clinical Tool-Fatigue (ReACT-F)

Dickinson, K. A., Kelly, D. L., Lai, J. S. & Saligan, L. N., Sep 1 2019, In : Supportive Care in Cancer. 27, 9, p. 3375-3383 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Report
Statistical Factor Analysis

End-of-life measures in Huntington disease: HDQLIFE Meaning and Purpose, Concern with Death and Dying, and End of Life Planning

Carlozzi, N. E., Boileau, N. R., Paulsen, J. S., Perlmutter, J. S., Lai, J-S., Hahn, E. A., McCormack, M. K., Nance, M. A., Cella, D., Barton, S. K. & Downing, N. R., Oct 1 2019, In : Journal of Neurology. 266, 10, p. 2406-2422 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Huntington Disease
Reproducibility of Results
Neurodegenerative Diseases
1 Citation (Scopus)
Atopic Dermatitis
Quality of Life

How different aspects of motor dysfunction influence day-to-day function in huntington's disease

Carlozzi, N. E., Schilling, S. G., Boileau, N. R., Chou, K. L., Perlmutter, J. S., Frank, S., McCormack, M. K., Stout, J. C., Paulsen, J. S., Lai, J. S. & Dayalu, P., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Movement Disorders.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Huntington Disease
Statistical Factor Analysis