Linda K George
Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
- Socioeconomic status and health across the life course: progress and prospectsLinda 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
- The effects of total knee arthroplasty on physical functioning in the older populationLinda 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...
- The effects of total hip arthroplasty on physical functioning in the older populationLinda 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...
- Research design in end-of-life research: state of scienceLinda 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...
- Race differences in depressive symptoms: a dynamic perspective on stress exposure and vulnerabilityLinda 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...
- Still happy after all these years: research frontiers on subjective well-being in later lifeLinda K George
Duke University, Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708 0088, USA
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:331-9. 2010..Two recent contributions to the research base are highlighted as emerging issues: studies of secular trends in SWB and cross-national studies. Discussion. The review ends with discussion of priority issues for future research...
- The complex association between religious activities and functional limitations in older adultsCelia 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....
- Seriously ill patients' discussions of preparation and life completion: an intervention to assist with transition at the end of lifeKaren 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...
- Do preparation and life completion discussions improve functioning and quality of life in seriously ill patients? Pilot randomized control trialKaren 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...
- Religion, spirituality, and acute care hospitalization and long-term care use by older patientsHarold 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...
- Socioeconomic status and the Black-White mortality crossoverJessica 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)...
- Biological and social predictors of long-term geriatric depression outcomeDavid 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...
- Time-to-remission from geriatric depression: psychosocial and clinical factorsHayden 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...
- Psychosocial and clinical predictors of unipolar depression outcome in older adultsHayden 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...
- Rising U.S. income inequality and the changing gradient of socioeconomic status on physical functioning and activity limitations, 1984-2007Hui 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...
- Cross-national comparison of social support structures between Taiwan and the United StatesJoonmo 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...
- The cumulative effect of unemployment on risks for acute myocardial infarctionMatthew 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)...
- Why John wasn't healed by prayer: perspectives across disciplinesDan 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...
- 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....
- Age-related declines in activity level: the relationship between chronic illness and religious activitiesMaureen 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....
- Religion, spirituality, and health in medically ill hospitalized older patientsHarold 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...
- The impact of borderline personality disorder on post-traumatic stress in the community: a study of health status, health utilization, and functioningKathryn 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...
- The role of the built environment in the disablement processPhilippa 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...
- Functional disability, disability transitions, and depressive symptoms in late lifeYang Yang
Department of Sociology, The University of Chicago, 1126 E. 59th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637
J Aging Health 17:263-92. 2005..These effects also differ by types of transitions in disability statuses. DISCUSSION: The authors discuss alternative interpretations of the findings and methodological concerns and also suggest avenues for future research...
- Interlocking trajectories of loss-related events and depressive symptoms among eldersScott 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...