S M Albert

Summary

Affiliation: Columbia University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The impact of mild cognitive impairment on functional abilities in the elderly
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, 630 West 168th Street, PH 19, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 4:64-8. 2002
  2. pmc Verbal fluency predicts mortality in Alzheimer disease
    Stephanie Cosentino
    Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Taub Institute for Research in Alzheimer s Disease and the Aging Brain, NY, USA
    Cogn Behav Neurol 19:123-9. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Medicaid home care services and survival in New York City
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Gerontologist 45:609-16. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Incidence and predictors of PEG placement in ALS/MND
    S M Albert
    Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA ALS Center, Neurological Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    J Neurol Sci 191:115-9. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of a social work liaison program on family caregivers to people with brain injury
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Head Trauma Rehabil 17:175-89. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Primary care expenditures before the onset of Alzheimer's disease
    S M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center and Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer s Disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Neurology 59:573-8. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Family caregiver research and the HIPAA factor
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, 630 West 168th St, PH 19, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Gerontologist 45:432-7. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Medication management skill in HIV: I. Evidence for adaptation of medication management strategies in people with cognitive impairment. II. Evidence for a pervasive lay model of medication efficacy
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center and Department of Neurology, Columbia University, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    AIDS Behav 7:329-38. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Older adults' reports of formal care hours and administrative records
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, PH 19, Columbia University, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Gerontologist 44:186-92. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Cancer screening among older women in a culturally insular community
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Prev Med 39:649-56. 2004

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Publications56

  1. ncbi request reprint The impact of mild cognitive impairment on functional abilities in the elderly
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, 630 West 168th Street, PH 19, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 4:64-8. 2002
    ..In this review, the authors examine the nosology of the condition, the subjective experience of having an MCI diagnosis, and cross- sectional and prospective studies that have examined the topic...
  2. pmc Verbal fluency predicts mortality in Alzheimer disease
    Stephanie Cosentino
    Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Taub Institute for Research in Alzheimer s Disease and the Aging Brain, NY, USA
    Cogn Behav Neurol 19:123-9. 2006
    ..To assess the predictive value of neuropsychologic profiles, at diagnosis, for mortality in incident Alzheimer disease (AD)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Medicaid home care services and survival in New York City
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Gerontologist 45:609-16. 2005
    ..We sought to determine if this program of supportive care offers a survival benefit to older adults...
  4. ncbi request reprint Incidence and predictors of PEG placement in ALS/MND
    S M Albert
    Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA ALS Center, Neurological Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    J Neurol Sci 191:115-9. 2001
    ..3% of those "absolutely against" (p<0.01). PEG users were more likely to have initiated health care proxies. These findings suggest that patients who use PEG may be consistently proactive in the face of the disease...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of a social work liaison program on family caregivers to people with brain injury
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Head Trauma Rehabil 17:175-89. 2002
    ..We assessed the effect of a social work liaison program on caregiver outcomes for families caring for people with brain injury...
  6. ncbi request reprint Primary care expenditures before the onset of Alzheimer's disease
    S M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center and Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer s Disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Neurology 59:573-8. 2002
    ..To investigate primary care expenditures in the period before diagnosis of AD...
  7. ncbi request reprint Family caregiver research and the HIPAA factor
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, 630 West 168th St, PH 19, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Gerontologist 45:432-7. 2005
    ..Finally, we recommend changes in the review process that may facilitate research efforts with family caregivers while protecting important privacy interests...
  8. ncbi request reprint Medication management skill in HIV: I. Evidence for adaptation of medication management strategies in people with cognitive impairment. II. Evidence for a pervasive lay model of medication efficacy
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center and Department of Neurology, Columbia University, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    AIDS Behav 7:329-38. 2003
    ..A performance test of medication management sheds light on the ways patients take medicines and how beliefs about medicines affect medication regimens...
  9. ncbi request reprint Older adults' reports of formal care hours and administrative records
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, PH 19, Columbia University, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Gerontologist 44:186-92. 2004
    ..We examined these issues in a New York City sample by assessing older adults' reports of weekly home care hours and Medicaid billing records...
  10. ncbi request reprint Cancer screening among older women in a culturally insular community
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Prev Med 39:649-56. 2004
    ..We investigated whether older women in one such community were less likely to be screened for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer than other women in the same geographic area...
  11. pmc Wish to die in end-stage ALS
    S M Albert
    The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA ALS Research Center, Department of Neurology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Neurology 65:68-74. 2005
    ..In retrospective studies, estimates of hastened dying among seriously ill patients range from <2% in one national survey to as much as 20% in end-stage disease cohorts...
  12. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal study of quality of life in people with advanced Alzheimer's disease
    S M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center and Department of Neurology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 9:160-8. 2001
    ..These outcomes represent key milestones in the care of patients; they are sensitive to disease progression, and they are likely to be useful for studying treatment in advanced AD...
  13. ncbi request reprint Functional significance of mild cognitive impairment in elderly patients without a dementia diagnosis
    S M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 7:213-20. 1999
    ..Informants' reports or standardized performance-based assessment should be considered in the clinical evaluation of such patients...
  14. pmc Reading ability, education, and cognitive status assessment among older adults in Harlem, New York City
    S M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 89:95-7. 1999
    ..This study examined reported level of education and current reading ability as predictors of cognitive status among older African Americans in central Harlem, New York City...
  15. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of preferences and actual treatment choices in ALS
    S M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Department of Neurology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Neurology 53:278-83. 1999
    ..To determine whether ALS patients' preferences for ameliorative or life-extending technologies elicited early in the disease were related to later treatment choices...
  16. ncbi request reprint Hourly care received by people with Alzheimer's disease: results from an urban, community survey
    S M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Gerontologist 38:704-14. 1998
    ..This reflects the extensive use of Medicaid-based home care services in New York City. As dementia worsened, substitution of formal for informal care was rare, but formal care assumed a greater proportion of total care hours...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of palliative care in ALS: choice, timing, outcomes
    S M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    J Neurol Sci 169:108-13. 1999
    ..6% used hospice, 48% had signed a power of attorney form, and 18% had 'do not resuscitate' orders in their medical charts. Examining time to such endpoints captures important features of patient and family experience with the disease...
  18. ncbi request reprint Hospitalization and Alzheimer's disease: results from a community-based study
    S M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center and Department of Medical Informatics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 54:M267-71. 1999
    ..Prior studies offer conflicting findings on whether Alzheimer's disease (AD) is associated with an increased risk of hospitalization...
  19. pmc Prevalence of depressive disorders and change over time in late-stage ALS
    J G Rabkin
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Neurology 65:62-7. 2005
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  20. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of HIV RNA and markers of immune activation as predictors of HIV-associated dementia
    J J Sevigny
    Columbia University and The Taub Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Neurology 63:2084-90. 2004
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  21. ncbi request reprint Use of latent class analyses for the estimation of prevalence of cognitive impairment, and signs of stroke and Parkinson's disease among African-American elderly of central Harlem: results of the Harlem Aging Project
    J A Teresi
    Columbia University Center for Geriatrics and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, N Y 10032, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 18:309-21. 1999
    ..These results indicate that a relatively large proportion of elderly community residents of central Harlem evidenced or reported health problems, any or all of which may constitute a public health challenge...
  22. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of social phobia among persons with essential tremor
    F R Schneier
    Anxiety Disorders Clinic, New York State Psychiatric Institute, NY 10032, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 62:367-72. 2001
    ..Social phobia symptoms have been reported to be common among patients with essential tremor, but characteristics of this comorbidity have not been systematically described...
  23. ncbi request reprint Decline in cognitive and functional skills increases mortality risk in nondemented elderly
    N Schupf
    G H Sergievsky Center, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer s Disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, USA
    Neurology 65:1218-26. 2005
    ..To investigate the relation between rate of decline in cognitive and functional/physical abilities and risk of death in nondemented elderly...
  24. ncbi request reprint Persistent mobility deficit in the absence of deficits in activities of daily living: a risk factor for mortality
    S R Khokhar
    Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, Department of Neurology, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:1539-43. 2001
    ..Older people with self-reported mobility deficit face an increased risk of mortality without first passing through enduring states of ADL disability...
  25. ncbi request reprint Assessment of cognition in advanced AD: the test for severe impairment
    D M Jacobs
    Department of Neurology, Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Neurology 52:1689-91. 1999
    ..Performance on the TSI was a significant predictor of survival. The TSI is a valid measure that is sensitive to cognitive change over time in severely demented patients with AD...
  26. ncbi request reprint Prostate carcinoma knowledge, attitudes, and screening behavior among African-American men in Central Harlem, New York City
    A R Ashford
    Harlem Prevention Center, New York, New York, USA
    Cancer 91:164-72. 2001
    ..A better understanding of screening behavior, knowledge of prostate carcinoma risk, and attitudes toward screening among men at high risk, such as African-American men, would be valuable...
  27. ncbi request reprint Cross-cultural variation in mental health at end of life in patients with ALS
    S M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Neurology 68:1058-61. 2007
    ..To examine mental health at the end of life among patients with ALS in three countries: Israel, Germany, and the United States...
  28. pmc Education and rates of cognitive decline in incident Alzheimer's disease
    N Scarmeas
    Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Taub Institute for Research in Alzheimer s Disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University Medical Center, 622 West 168th Street, PH 19th Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 77:308-16. 2006
    ..We wanted to assess the relationship between education and rates of decline in AD...
  29. ncbi request reprint Inter-rater reliability of a clinical staging of HIV-associated cognitive impairment
    K Marder
    Department of Neurology, Sergievsky Center, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Neurology 60:1467-73. 2003
    ..To determine the inter-rater reliability of a modification of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering (MSK) Staging for HIV-associated cognitive impairment...
  30. ncbi request reprint Relationship between CAG repeat length and late-stage outcomes in Huntington's disease
    K Marder
    Department of Neurology, Sergievsky Center, and The Taub Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Neurology 59:1622-4. 2002
    ..CAG repeat length was inversely correlated with time to NH admission and PEG (both p < 0.001), independent of age at onset. CAG repeat length may influence disease progression to late-stage outcomes in addition to age at onset...
  31. ncbi request reprint An observational study of cognitive impairment in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Gregory A Rippon
    Department of Neurology, Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer s Disease and the Aging Brain, Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA ALS Research Center, New York, NY, USA
    Arch Neurol 63:345-52. 2006
    ..Clinical and pathologic features overlap in frontotemporal lobar dementia and ALS. Demographics, respiratory status, bulbar site of onset, and disease severity are potential risk factors for cognitive impairment in ALS...
  32. ncbi request reprint Correlates of functional disability in essential tremor
    E D Louis
    The Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
    Mov Disord 16:914-20. 2001
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  33. ncbi request reprint Functional deficits in patients with mild cognitive impairment: prediction of AD
    M H Tabert
    Memory Disorders Clinic and Department of Biological Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Taub Alzheimer s Disease Research Center, USA
    Neurology 58:758-64. 2002
    ..To evaluate the predictive utility of self-reported and informant-reported functional deficits in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) for the follow-up diagnosis of probable AD...
  34. ncbi request reprint Outcome measures for early phase clinical trials
    Paul H Gordon
    Department of Neurology, The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA ALS Research Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 8:270-3. 2007
    ..The ALSFRS-R most strongly predicted survival and provided the most complete data, but large changes may be necessary before patients perceive treatment effects...
  35. ncbi request reprint Psychopathological features in Alzheimer's disease: course and relationship with cognitive status
    Roee Holtzer
    Sergievsky Center, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:953-60. 2003
    ..To examine the course, clinical correlates, and relationship between cognitive status and psychopathological features in patients with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD) followed over a 5-year period...
  36. pmc How common is depression among ALS caregivers? A longitudinal study
    Judith G Rabkin
    Department of Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 10:448-55. 2009
    ..The high baseline rate of depression among caregivers of patients who planned tracheostomy decreased as caregivers instituted major changes in patient care or personal counseling...
  37. ncbi request reprint Predictors and course of elective long-term mechanical ventilation: A prospective study of ALS patients
    Judith G Rabkin
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, and New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 7:86-95. 2006
    ..ALS clinicians will need to recognize this motivation and provide appropriate clinical education to both patient and family...
  38. ncbi request reprint The meaning of risk to first degree relatives of women with breast cancer
    Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin
    Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University, 409, 600 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Women Health 37:97-117. 2003
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  39. ncbi request reprint Comparative study of functional limitation and disability in old age: Delhi and New York city
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 20:231-41. 2005
    ..These differences in health among people who have survived to old age may also explain differences in life expectancy in later life...
  40. doi request reprint Patterns of dementia diagnosis in surveillance, epidemiology, and end results breast cancer survivors who use chemotherapy
    Julia E Heck
    Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1687-92. 2008
    ..To determine patterns of dementia diagnosis seen after chemotherapy treatment...
  41. ncbi request reprint Home health care and quality of life of patients with Alzheimer's disease
    S M Albert
    Stroud Program for Research on Quality of Life, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Prev Med 13:63-8. 1997
    ..The formal home care sector plays an increasingly large role in care for this population, but home care agencies do not routinely collect QOL information or use this information in care planning...
  42. pmc "This case is closed": family caregivers and the termination of home health care services for stroke patients
    Carol Levine
    Families and Health Care Project, United Hospital Fund, New York, NY 10118, USA
    Milbank Q 84:305-31. 2006
    ..At all stages, family caregivers expressed significant isolation, anxiety, and depression. Therefore, home care agency practice and public policies should provide better education, support, and services for family caregivers...
  43. ncbi request reprint The rate of cognitive decline and risk of reaching clinical milestones in Alzheimer disease
    Roee Holtzer
    Sergievsky Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 630 W 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Arch Neurol 60:1137-42. 2003
    ..However, the relationship between the rate of cognitive decline at the initial disease phase and the risk of reaching clinical milestones in subsequent years has not yet been examined...
  44. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of neurocognitive status and markers of immune activation as predictors of time to death in advanced HIV infection
    Jeffrey J Sevigny
    Department of Neurology and Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Arch Neurol 64:97-102. 2007
    ..Several markers of immune activation have been identified as potential prognostic markers for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated morbidity and mortality, but the results from studies are conflicting...
  45. pmc Relevance of race and ethnicity for self-reported functional limitation
    S Melinda Spencer
    Center for Minority Health and Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:553-7. 2008
    ..Similar results were observed in the subsample of participants with arthritis. These results suggest that culture or socioenvironmental differences associated with culture may influence reports of functional limitation...
  46. pmc Self-care and professionally guided care in osteoarthritis: racial differences in a population-based sample
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, A211 Crabtree, 130 DeSoto St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Aging Health 20:198-216. 2008
    ..Self-management was defined broadly to include all behaviors adopted to reduce morbidity, whether recommended by physicians or not...
  47. ncbi request reprint Dyslipidemia in ALS: good, bad, or unclear?
    Steven M Albert
    Neurology 70:988-9. 2008
  48. ncbi request reprint Disparities between ambient, standard lighting and retinal acuities in community-dwelling older people: Implications for disability
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1713-8. 2006
    ..To examine three types of visual ability-ambient acuity, standard lighting acuity, and retinal acuity-and their relationship with self-reported disability...
  49. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences and potential psychological benefits in use of the internet by women with breast cancer
    Joshua Fogel
    Department of Psychology, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2Y9, Canada
    Psychooncology 12:107-17. 2003
    ..Since numerous studies suggest that social support may be related to survival, Internet use for breast health issues may have special clinical relevance to racial/ethnic minority groups...
  50. ncbi request reprint The special care unit as a quality-of-life intervention for people with dementia
    Steven M Albert
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1214-5. 2004
  51. pmc Use of the Internet by women with breast cancer
    Joshua Fogel
    Department of Psychology, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 4:E9. 2002
    ..Recently, many cancer patients have been using the Internet for information with which to make informed choices. We are not aware of any studies that investigate this Internet use among breast cancer patients or women...
  52. ncbi request reprint Internet use and social support in women with breast cancer
    Joshua Fogel
    Department of Psychology, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Health Psychol 21:398-404. 2002
    ..Breast cancer patients may obtain these psychological benefits with only a minimal weekly time commitment...
  53. ncbi request reprint Projecting neurologic disease burden: difficult but critical
    Steven M Albert
    Neurology 68:322-3. 2007
  54. ncbi request reprint Variation in sources of clinician-rated and self-rated instrumental activities of daily living disability
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:826-31. 2006
    ..It is unclear how well self-reports and clinician ratings of performance in the instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs; household maintenance tasks) correspond and why they may differ...
  55. pmc Public health and the second 50 years of life
    Steven M Albert
    Am J Public Health 92:1214-6. 2002
  56. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in cerebral vasospasm: a systematic review of the literature
    J Mocco
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Neurosurgery 58:305-14. 2006
    ..We present a review of the modern aSAH literature to examine the incidence of CV in Japan and Europe, two highly researched populations...