Linda K George

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The effects of total hip arthroplasty on physical functioning in the older population
    Linda K George
    Department of Sociology and Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 0088, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1057-62. 2008
  2. doi request reprint The effects of total knee arthroplasty on physical functioning in the older population
    Linda K George
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 0088, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 58:3166-71. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Race differences in depressive symptoms: a dynamic perspective on stress exposure and vulnerability
    Linda K George
    Department of Sociology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 44:353-69. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Research design in end-of-life research: state of science
    Linda K George
    Department of Sociology, Institute for Care at the End of Life, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Gerontologist 42:86-98. 2002
  5. doi request reprint Still happy after all these years: research frontiers on subjective well-being in later life
    Linda K George
    Duke University, Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708 0088, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:331-9. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and health across the life course: progress and prospects
    Linda K George
    Department of Sociology and Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University, Box 90088 Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:135-9. 2005
  7. doi request reprint The complex association between religious activities and functional limitations in older adults
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Gerontologist 52:676-85. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Seriously ill patients' discussions of preparation and life completion: an intervention to assist with transition at the end of life
    Karen E Steinhauser
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Palliat Support Care 7:393-404. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Do preparation and life completion discussions improve functioning and quality of life in seriously ill patients? Pilot randomized control trial
    Karen E Steinhauser
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:1234-40. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Religion, spirituality, and acute care hospitalization and long-term care use by older patients
    Harold G Koenig
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:1579-85. 2004

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. doi request reprint The effects of total hip arthroplasty on physical functioning in the older population
    Linda K George
    Department of Sociology and Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 0088, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1057-62. 2008
    ..To estimate the effects of total hip arthroplasty (THA) on three levels of physical functioning in a representative national sample of older adults...
  2. doi request reprint The effects of total knee arthroplasty on physical functioning in the older population
    Linda K George
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 0088, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 58:3166-71. 2008
    ..Furthermore, most previous studies of the effects of TKA relied on relatively small clinical samples. We undertook this study to estimate the effects of TKA on 3 levels of physical functioning in a national sample of older adults...
  3. ncbi request reprint Race differences in depressive symptoms: a dynamic perspective on stress exposure and vulnerability
    Linda K George
    Department of Sociology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 44:353-69. 2003
    ..Results support the hypotheses. Stress growth exhibited a linear increase for blacks but not for whites, and predicted depression growth for both races, but explained more variance for blacks than for whites...
  4. ncbi request reprint Research design in end-of-life research: state of science
    Linda K George
    Department of Sociology, Institute for Care at the End of Life, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Gerontologist 42:86-98. 2002
    ..This article reviews the conceptual and methodological adequacy of end-of-life research to date, focusing on limitations of research to date and ways of improving future research...
  5. doi request reprint Still happy after all these years: research frontiers on subjective well-being in later life
    Linda K George
    Duke University, Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708 0088, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:331-9. 2010
    ..The purpose of this article was to review the state of the science with regard to subjective well-being (SWB) in later life and to identify promising directions for future research...
  6. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and health across the life course: progress and prospects
    Linda K George
    Department of Sociology and Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University, Box 90088 Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:135-9. 2005
  7. doi request reprint The complex association between religious activities and functional limitations in older adults
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Gerontologist 52:676-85. 2012
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  8. doi request reprint Seriously ill patients' discussions of preparation and life completion: an intervention to assist with transition at the end of life
    Karen E Steinhauser
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Palliat Support Care 7:393-404. 2009
    ..We developed an intervention based on life review and emotional disclosure literatures and conducted a pilot study to determine feasibility and acceptability. This article presents qualitative intervention responses...
  9. doi request reprint Do preparation and life completion discussions improve functioning and quality of life in seriously ill patients? Pilot randomized control trial
    Karen E Steinhauser
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:1234-40. 2008
    ..Significant palliative care intervention has focused on physical pain and symptom control; yet less empirical evidence supports efforts to address the psychosocial and spiritual dimensions of experience...
  10. ncbi request reprint Religion, spirituality, and acute care hospitalization and long-term care use by older patients
    Harold G Koenig
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:1579-85. 2004
    ..The impact of religion and spirituality on acute care hospitalization (ACH) and long-term care (LTC) in older patients before, during, and after ACH is not well known...
  11. doi request reprint Longer term effects of total knee arthroplasty from a national longitudinal study
    Frank A Sloan
    Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Aging Health 25:982-97. 2013
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  12. pmc Socioeconomic status and the Black-White mortality crossover
    Jessica M Sautter
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:1566-71. 2012
    ..We investigated associations among age, race, socioeconomic status (SES), and mortality in older persons and whether low SES contributes to the Black-White mortality crossover (when elevated age-specific mortality rates invert)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Time-to-remission from geriatric depression: psychosocial and clinical factors
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Health Services Research and Development, Building 16, Room 70, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, 508 Fulton Street, Durham NC 27705, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:551-9. 2002
    ..The authors examined psychosocial and clinical predictors of time-to-remission in a sample of initially clinically depressed elderly patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint Biological and social predictors of long-term geriatric depression outcome
    David C Steffens
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3903, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 17:41-56. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that both presence of vascular brain lesions seen on baseline magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and lower baseline social support measures would be related to worse depression outcome...
  15. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial and clinical predictors of unipolar depression outcome in older adults
    Hayden B Bosworth
    Health Services Research and Development, Building 16 Rm 70, Durham VAMC, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:238-46. 2002
    ..This study examined psychosocial and clinical predictors of depression non-remittance among a sample of initially clinically depressed elders...
  16. doi request reprint Rising U.S. income inequality and the changing gradient of socioeconomic status on physical functioning and activity limitations, 1984-2007
    Hui Zheng
    Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University, 1885 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Soc Sci Med 75:2170-82. 2012
    ..These findings shed light on research about growing health disparities in the U.S. in the last several decades...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cross-national comparison of social support structures between Taiwan and the United States
    Joonmo Son
    Department of Sociology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0088, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 49:104-18. 2008
    ..On the other hand, several notable differences in the structural bases and functional elements of social support between the two societies were observed, possibly due to the differential cultural and historical characteristics...
  18. ncbi request reprint The cumulative effect of unemployment on risks for acute myocardial infarction
    Matthew E Dupre
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27715, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:1731-7. 2012
    ..Little is known about the cumulative effect of multiple job losses and unemployment on the risks for acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Why John wasn't healed by prayer: perspectives across disciplines
    Dan G Blazer
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 42:377-91. 2011
    ..This cross-disciplinary discussion reveals insights that we believe physicians can use when confronting such issues with patients...
  20. 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
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  21. ncbi request reprint Age-related declines in activity level: the relationship between chronic illness and religious activities
    Maureen Reindl Benjamins
    Population Research Center, Department of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:S377-85. 2003
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  22. ncbi request reprint Religion, spirituality, and health in medically ill hospitalized older patients
    Harold G Koenig
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:554-62. 2004
    ..To examine the effect of religion and spirituality on social support, psychological functioning, and physical health in medically ill hospitalized older adults...
  23. ncbi request reprint The impact of borderline personality disorder on post-traumatic stress in the community: a study of health status, health utilization, and functioning
    Kathryn M Connor
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3812, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 43:41-8. 2002
    ..Individuals with comorbid PTSS and BPD demonstrate greater overall impairment and usage of health care resources...
  24. ncbi request reprint Interlocking trajectories of loss-related events and depressive symptoms among elders
    Scott M Lynch
    Department of Sociology and Office of Population Research, Princeton University, New Jersey 08544, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 57:S117-25. 2002
    ..The purpose of this research was to determine whether growth in loss-related events occurs for elders and whether stress growth is related to the well-known growth in depressive symptomatology in later life...
  25. ncbi request reprint Functional disability, disability transitions, and depressive symptoms in late life
    Yang Yang
    Department of Sociology, The University of Chicago, 1126 E 59th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637
    J Aging Health 17:263-92. 2005
    ..This article addresses how stable functional disability statuses and disability transitions are related to change in depressive symptoms in the elderly...
  26. pmc The role of the built environment in the disablement process
    Philippa Clarke
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University
    Am J Public Health 95:1933-9. 2005
    ..Independence in self-care activities is modified by housing density, in part through the effect of substandard and inadequate housing...