Penny Brennan

Summary

Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Predictors of untreated remission from late-life drinking problems
    Kathleen K Schutte
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, and Stanford University School of Medicine, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 67:354-62. 2006
  2. pmc Psychiatric disorders and pain treatment in community nursing homes
    Penny L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:792-800. 2014
  3. pmc Pain and use of alcohol in later life: prospective evidence from the health and retirement study
    Penny L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    J Aging Health 25:656-77. 2013
  4. pmc Coping trajectories in later life: a 20-year predictive study
    P L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA, USA
    Aging Ment Health 16:305-16. 2012
  5. pmc Retired status and older adults' 10-year drinking trajectories
    Penny L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University Medical Center, Menlo Park, California, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 71:165-8. 2010
  6. pmc Patterns and predictors of late-life drinking trajectories: a 10-year longitudinal study
    Penny L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park Division, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 24:254-64. 2010
  7. pmc Twenty-year alcohol-consumption and drinking-problem trajectories of older men and women
    Penny L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, and Stanford University Medical Center, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 72:308-21. 2011
  8. pmc Painful medical conditions and alcohol use: a prospective study among older adults
    Penny L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA 94025, USA
    Pain Med 12:1049-59. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Ten-year patterns of alcohol consumption and drinking problems among older women and men
    Rudolf H Moos
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs and Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94025, USA
    Addiction 99:829-38. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint The interplay between life stressors and depressive symptoms among older adults
    Rudolf H Moos
    Center for Health Care Evaluation 152 MPD, VA Health Care System, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:P199-206. 2005

Research Grants

  1. Pain, Depression and Alcohol Use in Later Life
    Penny Brennan; Fiscal Year: 2009
  2. Pain, Depression and Alcohol Use in Later Life
    Penny Brennan; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc Predictors of untreated remission from late-life drinking problems
    Kathleen K Schutte
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, and Stanford University School of Medicine, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 67:354-62. 2006
    ..Studies of mixed-aged samples have suggested that a majority of problem drinkers achieve remission "naturally", without formal treatment. We sought to describe the life history predictors of untreated remission among older adults...
  2. pmc Psychiatric disorders and pain treatment in community nursing homes
    Penny L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:792-800. 2014
    ....
  3. pmc Pain and use of alcohol in later life: prospective evidence from the health and retirement study
    Penny L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    J Aging Health 25:656-77. 2013
    ..To determine whether (a) late-life pain predicts growth in older adults' use of alcohol, and elevated risk of drinking problems; and (b) sociodemographic characteristics moderate these relationships...
  4. pmc Coping trajectories in later life: a 20-year predictive study
    P L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA, USA
    Aging Ment Health 16:305-16. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc Retired status and older adults' 10-year drinking trajectories
    Penny L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University Medical Center, Menlo Park, California, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 71:165-8. 2010
    ....
  6. pmc Patterns and predictors of late-life drinking trajectories: a 10-year longitudinal study
    Penny L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park Division, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 24:254-64. 2010
    ..Post hoc prospective mediation analyses suggested that this may have occurred because these and other baseline predictors heighten risk of developing new health problems which, in turn, motivate reduced alcohol consumption...
  7. pmc Twenty-year alcohol-consumption and drinking-problem trajectories of older men and women
    Penny L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, and Stanford University Medical Center, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 72:308-21. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc Painful medical conditions and alcohol use: a prospective study among older adults
    Penny L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA 94025, USA
    Pain Med 12:1049-59. 2011
    ..To determine associations between older adults' baseline painful medical conditions and their 10-year drinking behavior, and whether personal and life context characteristics moderate these associations...
  9. ncbi request reprint Ten-year patterns of alcohol consumption and drinking problems among older women and men
    Rudolf H Moos
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs and Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94025, USA
    Addiction 99:829-38. 2004
    ..This study focused on changes in 10-year patterns of alcohol consumption among older women and men, late-life and life history predictors of drinking problems, and gender differences in these predictors...
  10. ncbi request reprint The interplay between life stressors and depressive symptoms among older adults
    Rudolf H Moos
    Center for Health Care Evaluation 152 MPD, VA Health Care System, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:P199-206. 2005
    ..These findings reflect a mutual influence process in which life stressors and depressive symptoms can alter each other...
  11. pmc The structure of late-life depressive symptoms across a 20-year span: a taxometric investigation
    Jason M Holland
    Center for Health Care Evaluation 152 MPD, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Psychol Aging 25:142-56. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that thoughts of death and suicide may characterize a specific type of late-life depression, yet a continuous conceptualization still typically maximizes the predictive utility of late-life depressive symptoms...
  12. doi request reprint Older adults' health and late-life drinking patterns: a 20-year perspective
    Rudolf H Moos
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:33-43. 2010
    ..This study focused on the associations between older adults' health-related problems and their late-life alcohol consumption and drinking problems...
  13. pmc Late-life and life history predictors of older adults' high-risk alcohol consumption and drinking problems
    Rudolf H Moos
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs and Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94025, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 108:13-20. 2010
    ..This prospective, longitudinal study focused on late-life and life history predictors of high-risk alcohol consumption and drinking problems during a 20-year interval as adults matured from age 55-65 to 75-85...
  14. pmc Treated and untreated remission from problem drinking in late life: post-remission functioning and health-related quality of life
    Kathleen K Schutte
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University Medical Center, 795 Willow Drive 152 MPD, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 99:150-9. 2009
    ..To evaluate the post-remission status of older remitted problem drinkers who achieved stable remission without treatment...
  15. ncbi request reprint Older and younger patients with substance use disorders: outpatient mental health service use and functioning over a 12-month interval
    Penny L Brennan
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 17:42-8. 2003
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Pain and use of alcohol to manage pain: prevalence and 3-year outcomes among older problem and non-problem drinkers
    Penny L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation and Program Evaluation and Resource Center, VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University Medical Center, CA, USA
    Addiction 100:777-86. 2005
    ..However, to our knowledge, the intersection of pain and alcohol misuse by older adults has not been studied. This research focuses on the implications of pain for older individuals who have problems with alcohol...
  17. ncbi request reprint Functioning and health service use among elderly nursing home residents with alcohol use disorders: findings from the National Nursing Home Survey
    Penny L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation 152 VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park Division, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:475-83. 2005
    ..The author asked whether older nursing home residents with alcohol use disorders differ from demographically-matched residents without alcohol use disorders on functioning, admission characteristics, and health services use...
  18. ncbi request reprint Functioning, problem behavior and health services use among nursing home residents with alcohol-use disorders: nationwide data from the VA minimum data set
    Penny L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park Division, Menlo Park, California, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 66:395-400. 2005
    ....
  19. pmc Older adults' coping with negative life events: common processes of managing health, interpersonal, and financial/work stressors
    Rudolf H Moos
    Department of Veterans Affairs and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 62:39-59. 2006
    ..These findings provide a basis for preventive interventions that may help older adults' address the most prevalent stressors of aging more effectively...
  20. ncbi request reprint Sequencing the lifetime onset of alcohol-related symptoms in older adults: is there evidence of disease progression?
    Sonne Lemke
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Health Care Evaluation, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 66:756-65. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate evidence of orderly symptom progression in alcohol-use disorders (disease-progression model)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Upward pressures on drinking: exposure and reactivity in adulthood
    Sonne Lemke
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Health Care Evaluation, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 68:437-45. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify the situations most commonly linked with increased drinking for different life periods and for nonproblem and problem drinkers...
  22. pmc Gender differences in social influences and stressors linked to increased drinking
    Sonne Lemke
    Center for Health Care Evaluation 152MPD, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:695-702. 2008
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Social and financial resources and high-risk alcohol consumption among older adults
    Rudolf H Moos
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 34:646-54. 2010
    ..This study examined long-term mutual predictive associations between social and financial resources and high-risk alcohol consumption in later life...
  24. pmc Older adults' alcohol consumption and late-life drinking problems: a 20-year perspective
    Rudolf H Moos
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Health Care Evaluation, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Addiction 104:1293-302. 2009
    ....
  25. pmc High-risk alcohol consumption and late-life alcohol use problems
    Rudolf H Moos
    Center for Health Care Evaluation 152 MPD, VA Health Care System, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1985-91. 2004
    ..We used several different guidelines for appropriate alcohol use to identify patterns of high-risk alcohol consumption among older women and men and examined associations between these patterns and late-life alcohol use problems...

Research Grants2

  1. Pain, Depression and Alcohol Use in Later Life
    Penny Brennan; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This information should encourage health care providers to better integrate pain assessment and treatment with more detailed alcohol screening in the delivery of health care to older patients. ..
  2. Pain, Depression and Alcohol Use in Later Life
    Penny Brennan; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This information should encourage health care providers to better integrate pain assessment and treatment with more detailed alcohol screening in the delivery of health care to older patients. ..