Elizabeth Breeze

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cause-specific mortality in old age in relation to body mass index in middle age and in old age: follow-up of the Whitehall cohort of male civil servants
    Elizabeth Breeze
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 35:169-78. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of cognitive impairment: results from the MRC trial of assessment and management of older people in the community
    Greta Rait
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Age Ageing 34:242-8. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Validity of the Clock-Drawing Test as a screening tool for cognitive impairment in the elderly
    Yuji Nishiwaki
    Centre for Ageing and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 160:797-807. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Performance of a single screening question for depression in a representative sample of 13 670 people aged 75 and over in the UK: results from the MRC trial of assessment and management of older people in the community
    David P J Osborn
    Department of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Fam Pract 20:682-4. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Population-based multidimensional assessment of older people in UK general practice: a cluster-randomised factorial trial
    Astrid E Fletcher
    Centre for Ageing and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 364:1667-77. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Inequalities in influenza vaccine uptake among people aged over 74 years in Britain
    Punam Mangtani
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Prev Med 41:545-53. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with depression in a representative sample of 14 217 people aged 75 and over in the United Kingdom: results from the MRC trial of assessment and management of older people in the community
    David P J Osborn
    Department of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:623-30. 2003
  8. pmc Cross-sectional survey of older peoples' views related to influenza vaccine uptake
    Punam Mangtani
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:249. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Weight, shape, and mortality risk in older persons: elevated waist-hip ratio, not high body mass index, is associated with a greater risk of death
    Gill M Price
    Centre for Ageing and Public Health and the Nutrition and Public Health Interventions Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:449-60. 2006
  10. doi request reprint BMI and waist circumference as predictors of well-being in older adults: findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
    Paola Zaninotto
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1981-7. 2010

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Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Cause-specific mortality in old age in relation to body mass index in middle age and in old age: follow-up of the Whitehall cohort of male civil servants
    Elizabeth Breeze
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 35:169-78. 2006
    ..The relevance of body mass index (BMI) to cause-specific mortality in old age is uncertain...
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of cognitive impairment: results from the MRC trial of assessment and management of older people in the community
    Greta Rait
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Age Ageing 34:242-8. 2005
    ..cognitive impairment is an important part of the diagnostic criteria for dementia. The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) is recommended to test for cognitive impairment and to monitor medication response...
  3. ncbi request reprint Validity of the Clock-Drawing Test as a screening tool for cognitive impairment in the elderly
    Yuji Nishiwaki
    Centre for Ageing and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 160:797-807. 2004
    ..The authors conclude that the CDT may have value as a brief face-to-face screening tool for moderate/severe cognitive impairment in an older community population but is relatively poor at detecting milder cognitive impairment...
  4. ncbi request reprint Performance of a single screening question for depression in a representative sample of 13 670 people aged 75 and over in the UK: results from the MRC trial of assessment and management of older people in the community
    David P J Osborn
    Department of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Fam Pract 20:682-4. 2003
    ..A concise, accurate screening question for depression would be an important contribution to the Single Assessment Process for Older People...
  5. ncbi request reprint Population-based multidimensional assessment of older people in UK general practice: a cluster-randomised factorial trial
    Astrid E Fletcher
    Centre for Ageing and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 364:1667-77. 2004
    ..Most trials have been too small to produce adequate evidence to inform policy. We aimed to measure the effects of different approaches to assessment and management of older people...
  6. ncbi request reprint Inequalities in influenza vaccine uptake among people aged over 74 years in Britain
    Punam Mangtani
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Prev Med 41:545-53. 2005
    ..Little information exists on the relationship between uptake and need. We assessed factors influencing uptake and equity in uptake in over 74 year olds...
  7. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with depression in a representative sample of 14 217 people aged 75 and over in the United Kingdom: results from the MRC trial of assessment and management of older people in the community
    David P J Osborn
    Department of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:623-30. 2003
    ..We aimed to assess factors associated with depression in old age, using data from the MRC trial of assessment and management of older people in the community...
  8. pmc Cross-sectional survey of older peoples' views related to influenza vaccine uptake
    Punam Mangtani
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:249. 2006
    ..Little is also known about the views of the more vulnerable older population over the age of 74 years...
  9. ncbi request reprint Weight, shape, and mortality risk in older persons: elevated waist-hip ratio, not high body mass index, is associated with a greater risk of death
    Gill M Price
    Centre for Ageing and Public Health and the Nutrition and Public Health Interventions Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:449-60. 2006
    ..Guidelines for optimal weight in older persons are limited by uncertainty about the ideal body mass index (BMI) or the usefulness of alternative anthropometric measures...
  10. doi request reprint BMI and waist circumference as predictors of well-being in older adults: findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
    Paola Zaninotto
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1981-7. 2010
    ..In conclusion among older people, for a given BMI, increased WC was related with higher risk of poor QoL and, for women, of depressive symptoms; whereas for a given WC, increased BMI had a protective effect on QoL for women...
  11. ncbi request reprint Are older people dying of depression? Findings from the Medical Research Council trial of the assessment and management of older people in the community
    Joy A Adamson
    Centre for Aging and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1128-32. 2005
    ..To examine the relationship between symptoms of depression and mortality in older people...
  12. ncbi request reprint Plasma homocysteine, but not folate or vitamin B-12, predicts mortality in older people in the United Kingdom
    Alan D Dangour
    Centre for Ageing and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    J Nutr 138:1121-8. 2008
    ..Our results extend previously reported associations of homocysteine with mortality, and the absence of associations of folate and vitamin B-12 with mortality, to the older population...
  13. pmc Inequalities in health at older ages: a longitudinal investigation of the onset of illness and survival effects in England
    Anne McMunn
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Age Ageing 38:181-7. 2009
    ..previous studies have suggested a decline in the relationship between socioeconomic circumstances and health or functioning in later life, but this may be due to survival effects...
  14. pmc Local area deprivation and urban-rural differences in anxiety and depression among people older than 75 years in Britain
    Kate Walters
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT United Kingdom
    Am J Public Health 94:1768-74. 2004
    ..We sought to determine the association of depression and anxiety with "area deprivation" (neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation) and population density among people older than 75 years in Britain...
  15. pmc Association of quality of life in old age in Britain with socioeconomic position: baseline data from a randomised controlled trial
    Elizabeth Breeze
    Centre for Ageing and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:667-73. 2004
    ..To identify socioeconomic differentials in quality of life among older people and their explanatory factors...
  16. pmc Socioeconomic status and health: the role of subjective social status
    Panayotes Demakakos
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 67:330-40. 2008
    ..Our results suggest that SSS is an important correlate of health in old age, possibly because of its ability to epitomize life-time achievement and socioeconomic status...
  17. pmc Social gradients in oral health in older adults: findings from the English longitudinal survey of aging
    Georgios Tsakos
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, United Kingdom
    Am J Public Health 101:1892-9. 2011
    ..We examined prospective associations between socioeconomic position (SEP) markers and oral health outcomes in a national sample of older adults in England...
  18. pmc Do general practices provide equitable access to physical activity interventions?
    Sarah L Sowden
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London
    Br J Gen Pract 58:e1-8. 2008
    ..Exercise referral schemes are widespread across England. National guidance emphasises the need to engage groups that are disadvantaged...
  19. ncbi request reprint Influence of short stature on the change in pulse pressure, systolic and diastolic blood pressure from age 36 to 53 years: an analysis using multilevel models
    Claudia Langenberg
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 34:905-13. 2005
    ..It is unclear how these adult measures of childhood growth influence the change in blood pressure as it increases with age...
  20. pmc Trends in influenza vaccination uptake among people aged over 74 years, 1997-2000: survey of 73 general practices in Britain
    Elizabeth Breeze
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 5:8. 2004
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  21. pmc Cohort profile: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
    Andrew Steptoe
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK, Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, UK and School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 42:1640-8. 2013
    ..The data set is openly available to researchers and analysts soon after collection (http://www.esds.ac.uk/longitudinal/access/elsa/l5050.asp). ..
  22. ncbi request reprint Geriatric Depression Scale Scores in a representative sample of 14 545 people aged 75 and over in the United Kingdom: results from the MRC Trial of Assessment and Management of Older People in the Community
    David P J Osborn
    Department of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:375-82. 2002
    ..We describe the age and sex distribution of GDS-15 scores in the largest ever UK sample of people aged 75 and over...
  23. ncbi request reprint Reduced hearing, ownership, and use of hearing aids in elderly people in the UK--the MRC Trial of the Assessment and Management of Older People in the Community: a cross-sectional survey
    Liam Smeeth
    Centre for Ageing and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 359:1466-70. 2002
    ..Reduced hearing in elderly people is important because it is disabling and potentially treatable. We aimed to assess the prevalence of reduced hearing in elderly people and levels of ownership of hearing aids and use...
  24. ncbi request reprint The end of age: but not for the worse off
    Astrid Fletcher
    Centre for Ageing and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Age Ageing 31:11-2. 2002
  25. ncbi request reprint Survival in relation to angina symptoms and diagnosis among men aged 70-90 years: the Whitehall Study
    Robert Clarke
    Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:280-6. 2007
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  26. pmc Self reported receipt of care consistent with 32 quality indicators: national population survey of adults aged 50 or more in England
    Nicholas Steel
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ
    BMJ 337:a957. 2008
    ..To assess the receipt of effective healthcare interventions in England by adults aged 50 or more with serious health conditions...
  27. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant vitamins and mortality in older persons: findings from the nutrition add-on study to the Medical Research Council Trial of Assessment and Management of Older People in the Community
    Astrid E Fletcher
    Centre for Ageing and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 78:999-1010. 2003
    ..Older persons are at risk of both poor nutrition and increased oxidative stress. Plasma ascorbate concentrations fall with increasing age, and concentrations of other antioxidants may also be reduced...