G Fillenbaum

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Development of an activities of daily living scale to screen for dementia in an illiterate rural older population in India
    G G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Age Ageing 28:161-8. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Mortality and apolipoprotein E in African-American, and White elders: an attempted replication
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 119:141-6. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Performance on the CERAD neuropsychology battery of two samples of Japanese-American elders: norms for persons with and without dementia
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Box 3003, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 11:192-201. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Provider characteristics related to antidepressant use in older people
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:942-9. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of cancer screening and desirable health behaviors on functional status, self-rated health, health service use and mortality
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:66-74. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Health service use and outcome: comparison of low charge, integrated, comprehensive services with usual health care
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Aging Ment Health 11:226-35. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Apolipoprotein E epsilon4 and risk of mortality in African American and white older community residents
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Gerontologist 42:381-6. 2002
  8. pmc Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease (CERAD): the first twenty years
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 4:96-109. 2008
  9. pmc Identifying a national death index match
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:515-8. 2009
  10. pmc Prevalence and correlates of functional status in an older community--representative sample in Brazil
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Box 3003, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Aging Health 22:362-83. 2010

Detail Information

Publications49

  1. ncbi request reprint Development of an activities of daily living scale to screen for dementia in an illiterate rural older population in India
    G G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Age Ageing 28:161-8. 1999
    ..to develop a measure of activities of daily living appropriate for use in assessing the presence of dementia in illiterate rural elderly people in India...
  2. ncbi request reprint Mortality and apolipoprotein E in African-American, and White elders: an attempted replication
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 119:141-6. 2003
    ..Until such time as studies use truly representative samples and include younger ages, findings in this area must be treated with caution...
  3. ncbi request reprint Performance on the CERAD neuropsychology battery of two samples of Japanese-American elders: norms for persons with and without dementia
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Box 3003, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 11:192-201. 2005
    ..This battery is useful for comparative epidemiological studies of dementia in minority populations...
  4. ncbi request reprint Provider characteristics related to antidepressant use in older people
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:942-9. 2006
    ..To determine whether the characteristics of the usual medical care providers of older antidepressant users changed between 1986 and 1997 with the introduction of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of cancer screening and desirable health behaviors on functional status, self-rated health, health service use and mortality
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:66-74. 2007
    ..To determine whether some health behaviors of older people (e.g., obtaining cancer screens) have a limited and others (e.g., exercise) have a broad association with population-level health status 4 to 6 years later...
  6. ncbi request reprint Health service use and outcome: comparison of low charge, integrated, comprehensive services with usual health care
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Aging Ment Health 11:226-35. 2007
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  7. ncbi request reprint Apolipoprotein E epsilon4 and risk of mortality in African American and white older community residents
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Gerontologist 42:381-6. 2002
    ..The goal of this study was to determine whether the epsilon4 allele of apolipoprotein E is predictive of mortality in a community-based sample...
  8. pmc Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease (CERAD): the first twenty years
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 4:96-109. 2008
    ..CERAD materials and data remain available for those wishing to use them...
  9. pmc Identifying a national death index match
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:515-8. 2009
    ..7% of the time, while comparable agreement was found for only 12.3% of candidate decedents who did not have the required combination of information. Thus, an easy to apply algorithm facilitates accurate identification of NDI matches...
  10. pmc Prevalence and correlates of functional status in an older community--representative sample in Brazil
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Box 3003, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Aging Health 22:362-83. 2010
    ..Information on dependency level of elderly in rapidly aging developing countries is limited, but this is needed to ascertain the extent of need for help with activities of daily living (ADLs)...
  11. pmc Norms for CERAD constructional praxis recall
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Clin Neuropsychol 25:1345-58. 2011
    ..Performance declined with increased age, within age with less education, and was poorer for women. Means, standard deviations, and percentiles are presented separately for each sample...
  12. ncbi request reprint Use and cost of outpatient visits of AD patients: CERAD XXII
    G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Neurology 56:1706-11. 2001
    ..To determine the probability, frequency, and cost of outpatient visits of patients with AD in the Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease (CERAD) as a function of stage of dementia and institutional status...
  13. ncbi request reprint Performance of elderly African American and White community residents on the CERAD Neuropsychological Battery
    G G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University, Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 7:502-9. 2001
    ..Nevertheless, the use of an identical evaluation battery, such as the CERAD neuropsychologic instrument, facilitates comparisons not otherwise possible, and should be encouraged...
  14. pmc Accuracy of self-reported height and weight in a community-based sample of older African Americans and whites
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:1123-9. 2010
    ..To ascertain accuracy of self-reported height, weight (and hence body mass index) in African American and white women and men older than 70 years of age...
  15. ncbi request reprint Impact of estrogen use on decline in cognitive function in a representative sample of older community-resident women
    G G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:137-44. 2001
    ..While postmenopausal use of estrogen may be protective for Alzheimer's disease, current findings based on a brief cognitive screen suggest that it is not protective for cognitive decline related to aging...
  16. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity of five chronic health conditions in elderly community residents: determinants and impact on mortality
    G G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M84-9. 2000
    ..Comorbidity is common in elderly persons. Its extent, correlates, and life-threatening impact in representative community residents are unclear...
  17. ncbi request reprint Impact of inappropriate drug use on health services utilization among representative older community-dwelling residents
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2:92-101. 2004
    ..There is limited objective information regarding the impact of drugs identified as inappropriate by drug utilization review (DUR) or the Beers drugs-to-avoid criteria on health service use...
  18. ncbi request reprint APOE epsilon4 and low cholesterol as risks for depression in a biracial elderly community sample
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710 0001, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:515-20. 2002
    ..The authors explored the hypothesis that the epsilon4 allele is a risk factor for depression among older persons with a low cholesterol level (a known risk factor for depression)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Use and cost of hospitalization of patients with AD by stage and living arrangement: CERAD XXI
    G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Neurology 56:201-6. 2001
    ..Residential setting appears to be an important determinant of hospitalization in patients with AD...
  20. ncbi request reprint The APOE-E4 allele and the risk of functional decline in a community sample of African American and white older adults
    D G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M785-9. 2001
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome predicts mobility decline in a community-based sample of older adults
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:502-6. 2006
    ..To determine whether metabolic syndrome is an independent predictor of decline in mobility in an elderly community sample...
  22. pmc Trajectories of mobility and IADL function in older patients diagnosed with major depression
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Box 3003, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:74-81. 2010
    ..Our aim was to explore the latent traits of trajectories of limitations in mobility and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) tasks in a sample of older adults diagnosed with major depression...
  23. ncbi request reprint Sociodemographic characteristics of the neighborhood and depressive symptoms in older adults: using multilevel modeling in geriatric psychiatry
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:498-506. 2006
    ..Our objective was to examine the association between neighborhood context and level of depressive symptomatology in older adults in a diverse geographic region of central North Carolina...
  24. ncbi request reprint The accuracy of medicare claims data in identifying Alzheimer's disease
    Donald H Taylor
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University, 122 Old Chemistry Building, Box 90253, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:929-37. 2002
    ..The data indicate that at least 3 consecutive years of physician supplier and physician outpatient claim files should be used to identify Medicare beneficiaries with AD using Medicare claims...
  25. doi request reprint Home or nursing home: does place of residence affect longevity in patients with Alzheimer's disease? The experience of CERAD patients
    Bercedis L Peterson
    Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Public Health Nurs 25:490-7. 2008
    ..These data suggest that when home care is no longer feasible, families and nurses counseling them should not feel that they are curtailing life by placing an AD patient in a nursing home...
  26. ncbi request reprint Identifying frailty in hospitalized older adults with significant coronary artery disease
    Jama L Purser
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1674-81. 2006
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Predictors of antidepressant use among older adults: have they changed over time?
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:705-10. 2005
    ..The authors analyzed data from two follow-up intervals-1986-1987 to 1989-1990 (interval 1) and 1992-1993 to 1996-1997 (interval 2)-from a community-based cohort of 4,162 older adults to determine predictors of future antidepressant use...
  28. ncbi request reprint Memory complaint is not necessary for diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and does not predict 10-year trajectories of functional disability, word recall, or short portable mental status questionnaire limitations
    Jama L Purser
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:335-8. 2006
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Mild cognitive impairment and 10-year trajectories of disability in the Iowa Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly cohort
    Jama L Purser
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1966-72. 2005
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Dementia and Alzheimer's disease in community-dwelling elders taking vitamin C and/or vitamin E
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Duke University Medical Center and Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 39:2009-14. 2005
    ..Since increased oxidative stress may impair cognition and be a risk factor for dementia, there has been interest in determining whether use of antioxidants could protect against such events...
  31. doi request reprint Does lack of social support lead to more ED visits for older adults?
    S Nicole Hastings
    Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 26:454-61. 2008
    ....
  32. pmc Asking family about memory loss. Is it helpful?
    Lea C Watson
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:28-32. 2005
    ..To compare a family informant's report of memory loss in an older family member to standardized clinical diagnoses of cognitive impairment...
  33. ncbi request reprint APOE epsilon4 as a predictor of subjective quality of life in a biracial older person community sample
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Aging Health 15:645-60. 2003
    ..The findings do not contradict the previous association of epsilon4 with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other conditions. Such conditions continue to merit full attention...
  34. ncbi request reprint Assessing risk factors for mortality in elderly White and African American people: implications of alternative analyses
    Maragatha Kuchibhatla
    Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Box 3003, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Gerontologist 42:826-34. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to ascertain whether the determinants of death differ as a function of type of analysis in a representative sample of older African American and White people with comparable mortality rates...
  35. ncbi request reprint Laxative use in the community-dwelling elderly
    Christine M Ruby
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 1:11-7. 2003
    ..Constipation, a common and sometimes severe problem in the elderly, is often treated with laxatives...
  36. ncbi request reprint Relationship of race/ethnicity and blood pressure to change in cognitive function
    Arline D Bohannon
    Department of Medicine, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:424-9. 2002
    ..To determine whether there are racial/ethnic differences regarding the relationship of level of blood pressure to change in cognitive function in older people...
  37. ncbi request reprint Medication use and control of urination among community-dwelling older adults
    Christine M Ruby
    Duke University Medical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of North Carolina, USA
    J Aging Health 17:661-74. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether the use of medications with urological activity (UA) is associated with self-reported difficulty in control of urination...
  38. ncbi request reprint Once validated, always validated?
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S380. 2007
  39. ncbi request reprint Impact of inappropriate drug use on mortality and functional status in representative community dwelling elders
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Med Care 40:166-76. 2002
    ..The predictive validity of Drug Utilization Review (DUR) and drugs-to-avoid criteria in elders is unknown...
  40. ncbi request reprint Use of inappropriate prescription drugs by older people
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 55455, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:26-34. 2002
    ..To determine the prevalence and predictors of inappropriate drug prescribing defined by expert national consensus panel drug utilization review criteria for community-dwelling older people...
  41. doi request reprint Differential survival with Alzheimer disease
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Neurology 70:1158-60. 2008
  42. ncbi request reprint Depression morbidity in later life: prevalence and correlates in a developing country
    Sergio Luis Blay
    Department of Psychiatry, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:790-9. 2007
    ..To investigate the one-month prevalence of depression morbidity and its association with sociodemographic characteristics, health and functional status, and use of health services in community residents aged 60 years and over in Brazil...
  43. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in medication use among older adults
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 4:93-5. 2006
  44. ncbi request reprint Antidiabetic drug therapy of African-American and white community-dwelling elderly over a 10-year period
    Catherine I Lindblad
    College of Pharmacy, Institute for the Study of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1748-53. 2003
    ..To determine the prevalence and predictors of antidiabetic medication use over a 10-year period in a general population of African-American and white community-dwelling elderly...
  45. ncbi request reprint Is antioxidant use protective of cognitive function in the community-dwelling elderly?
    Shelly L Gray
    School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 1:3-10. 2003
    ..Thus, there is considerable interest in the potential contribution of antioxidants to the prevention of these diseases...
  46. ncbi request reprint Histamine2 receptor antagonist use and decline in cognitive function among community dwelling elderly
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Institute for the Study of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy, 7 115 Weaver Densford Hall, University of Minnesota, 308 Harvard Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 13:781-7. 2004
    ..This study evaluated the relationship between the use of histamine(2) receptor antagonists and cognitive decline among community dwelling elderly...
  47. doi request reprint Equity of access to outpatient care and hospitalization among older community residents in Brazil
    Sergio L Blay
    Department of Psychiatry, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Med Care 46:930-7. 2008
    ..To determine whether, as mandated by Brazilian law, health care (outpatient care, hospitalization) among older community residents is based on health-related criteria and not on other characteristics...
  48. ncbi request reprint Falls in African American and white community-dwelling elderly residents
    Joseph T Hanlon
    College of Pharmacy Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M473-8. 2002
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Use of antibacterial drugs in community-dwelling older persons
    David R P Guay
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1819-21. 2003