Penny L Brennan

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Predictors and outcomes of outpatient mental health care: a 4-year prospective study of elderly Medicare patients with substance use disorders
    P L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University Medical Center, California 94304, USA
    Med Care 39:39-49. 2001
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Elderly Medicare inpatients with substance use disorders: characteristics and predictors of hospital readmissions over a four-year interval
    P L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, California 94304, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 61:891-5. 2000
  7. pmc Personal, family and social functioning among older couples concordant and discordant for high-risk alcohol consumption
    Rudolf H Moos
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs and Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94025, USA
    Addiction 106:324-34. 2011
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Predictors and outcomes of outpatient mental health care: a 4-year prospective study of elderly Medicare patients with substance use disorders
    P L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University Medical Center, California 94304, USA
    Med Care 39:39-49. 2001
    ..Many elderly inpatients have substance use disorders; recent treatment guidelines suggest that they should receive regular outpatient mental health care after discharge from hospital...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
    ....
  5. 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
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Elderly Medicare inpatients with substance use disorders: characteristics and predictors of hospital readmissions over a four-year interval
    P L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, California 94304, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 61:891-5. 2000
    ....
  7. pmc Personal, family and social functioning among older couples concordant and discordant for high-risk alcohol consumption
    Rudolf H Moos
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs and Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94025, USA
    Addiction 106:324-34. 2011
    ..Design, Participants,..
  8. 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...
  9. 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
    ....
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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
    ....
  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 Spouses of older adults with late-life drinking problems: health, family, and social functioning
    Rudolf H Moos
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 71:506-14. 2010
    ..This study focuses on the health, family, and social functioning of spouses of late-life remitted and continuing problem drinkers, and on predictors of spouses' alcohol-related functioning and depressive symptoms...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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
    ....
  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 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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
    ....
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  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...
  26. 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)...
  27. ncbi request reprint A ten-year follow-up of older former problem drinkers: risk of relapse and implications of successfully sustained remission
    K K Schutte
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System and Stanford University Medical Center, Menlo Park California 94025, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:367-74. 2003
    ..This study examines the risk, predictors of relapse and the effects of successfully sustained remission on the drinking behavior, functioning, life context, coping and help seeking of older adults who were problem drinkers earlier in life...
  28. ncbi request reprint Successful remission of late-life drinking problems: a 10-year follow-up
    K K Schutte
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System, and Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 62:322-34. 2001
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Do benzodiazepines reduce the effectiveness of exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder?
    Craig S Rosen
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 795 Willow Rd 334 PTSD, Menlo Park, CA 94025
    J Clin Psychiatry 74:1241-8. 2013
    ..The present post hoc study reanalyzed results from a psychotherapy trial to assess whether benzodiazepine use was associated with reduced response to exposure therapy...
  30. ncbi request reprint Older adults' health and changes in late-life drinking patterns
    R H Moos
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California 94025, USA
    Aging Ment Health 9:49-59. 2005
    ..Older adults with several health problems who consume more alcohol are at elevated risk for drinking problems and should be targeted for brief interventions to help them curtail their drinking...
  31. ncbi request reprint Long-term use of VA mental health services by older patients with substance use disorders
    Penny L Brennan
    Center for Health Care Evaluation and the Program Evaluation and Resource Center of the Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford university Medical Center in Palo Alto, California 94025, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:836-41. 2002
    ..The authors studied long-term patterns and predictors of use of mental health services by older surviving patients with substance use disorders in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system...
  32. pmc Stress generation, avoidance coping, and depressive symptoms: a 10-year model
    Charles J Holahan
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 78712, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:658-66. 2005
    ..These findings broaden knowledge about the stress-generation process and elucidate a key mechanism through which avoidance coping is linked to depressive symptoms...