S G Leveille

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in disability: evidence and underlying reasons
    S G Leveille
    Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry Program, NIA, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Aging (Milano) 12:106-12. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Advancing the taxonomy of disability in older adults
    Suzanne G Leveille
    HRCA Research and Training Institute, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131 1097, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:86-93. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal aging
    Suzanne G Leveille
    Research and Training Institute, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 16:114-8. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint A new method for identifying antibiotic-treated infections using automated pharmacy records
    S G Leveille
    Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 53:1069-75. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal pain and risk for falls in older disabled women living in the community
    Suzanne G Leveille
    Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:671-8. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Low back pain and disability in older women: independent association with difficulty but not inability to perform daily activities
    S G Leveille
    Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 54:M487-93. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Lower extremity function and subsequent disability: consistency across studies, predictive models, and value of gait speed alone compared with the short physical performance battery
    J M Guralnik
    Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 9205, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M221-31. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Black/white differences in the relationship between MMSE scores and disability: the Women's Health and Aging Study
    S G Leveille
    Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 53:P201-8. 1998
  9. ncbi request reprint Muscle strength and body mass index as long-term predictors of mortality in initially healthy men
    T Rantanen
    Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M168-73. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Educational differences in the prevalence of mobility disability in old age: the dynamics of incidence, mortality, and recovery
    D Melzer
    Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry Office, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 56:S294-301. 2001

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in disability: evidence and underlying reasons
    S G Leveille
    Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry Program, NIA, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Aging (Milano) 12:106-12. 2000
    ..Several of these factors are modifiable, and provide important targets for researchers, clinicians, and public health practitioners in their efforts to reduce the burden of disability in the older population...
  2. ncbi request reprint Advancing the taxonomy of disability in older adults
    Suzanne G Leveille
    HRCA Research and Training Institute, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131 1097, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:86-93. 2004
    ..In the first step of this new development, we present evidence to support five categories of disability related to pain, balance, weakness, endurance, and other symptoms...
  3. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal aging
    Suzanne G Leveille
    Research and Training Institute, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 16:114-8. 2004
    ..The purpose of this article is to review recent investigations in musculoskeletal epidemiology related to aging...
  4. ncbi request reprint A new method for identifying antibiotic-treated infections using automated pharmacy records
    S G Leveille
    Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 53:1069-75. 2000
    ..55). The pharmacy method presented here offers a useful new approach for infection ascertainment for epidemiologic research...
  5. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal pain and risk for falls in older disabled women living in the community
    Suzanne G Leveille
    Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:671-8. 2002
    ..To determine whether musculoskeletal pain increased risk for falls in older women with disabilities...
  6. ncbi request reprint Low back pain and disability in older women: independent association with difficulty but not inability to perform daily activities
    S G Leveille
    Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 54:M487-93. 1999
    ..This study examines the relationship between the presence and severity of low back pain and disability in older women...
  7. ncbi request reprint Lower extremity function and subsequent disability: consistency across studies, predictive models, and value of gait speed alone compared with the short physical performance battery
    J M Guralnik
    Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 9205, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M221-31. 2000
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  8. ncbi request reprint Black/white differences in the relationship between MMSE scores and disability: the Women's Health and Aging Study
    S G Leveille
    Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 53:P201-8. 1998
    ..Since no explanation for these racial differences could be identified, these findings suggest that the MMSE may not be a valid predictor of functional difficulty in Black women who score > or = 18 on the instrument...
  9. ncbi request reprint Muscle strength and body mass index as long-term predictors of mortality in initially healthy men
    T Rantanen
    Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M168-73. 2000
    ..The aim was to assess hand grip strength as a predictor of all-cause mortality within different levels of body mass index (BMI) in initially disease-free men...
  10. ncbi request reprint Educational differences in the prevalence of mobility disability in old age: the dynamics of incidence, mortality, and recovery
    D Melzer
    Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry Office, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 56:S294-301. 2001
    ..This study aimed to establish the relative contributions of incidence, recovery rates, and death to prevalence differences in mobility disability associated with educational status...
  11. ncbi request reprint Widespread musculoskeletal pain and the progression of disability in older disabled women
    S G Leveille
    Research and Training Institute, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131-1097, USA
    Ann Intern Med 135:1038-46. 2001
    ..Efforts to better understand the cause of this pain and its treatment might reduce the overall burden of disability...
  12. ncbi request reprint The value of serum albumin and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in defining mortality risk in older persons with low serum cholesterol
    S Volpato
    Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:1142-7. 2001
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  13. ncbi request reprint Lower extremity performance in nondisabled older persons as a predictor of subsequent hospitalization
    B W Penninx
    Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M691-7. 2000
    ..This study examines, in initially nondisabled older persons, the impact of reduced lower extremity performance on subsequent hospitalizations...
  14. pmc Benzodiazepine use and physical disability in community-dwelling older adults
    Shelly L Gray
    School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:224-30. 2006
    ..To determine whether benzodiazepine use is associated with incident disability in mobility and activities of daily living (ADLs) in older individuals...
  15. pmc Linking C-reactive protein to late-life disability in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2002
    Hsu Ko Kuo
    7 Chung Shan S Road, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:380-7. 2006
    ..Chronic inflammation, measured by interleukin-6, predicts incident disability among elderly people. However, little is known about the relation of C-reactive protein (CRP) to disability...
  16. pmc Exploring how peak leg power and usual gait speed are linked to late-life disability: data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 1999-2002
    Hsu Ko Kuo
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 85:650-8. 2006
    ..To investigate the relation of both peak leg power and usual gait speed in their association with varying domains of late-life disability...
  17. pmc The pathway from musculoskeletal pain to mobility difficulty in older disabled women
    Suzanne G Leveille
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pain 128:69-77. 2007
    ..Research is needed to better understand the development of pain-related disability in order to determine optimum approaches to prevent and treat mobility disability in older persons with persistent pain...
  18. pmc Cognitive function, habitual gait speed, and late-life disability in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2002
    Hsu Ko Kuo
    Division of Gerontology Research, National Health Research Institutes, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Gerontology 53:102-10. 2007
    ..However, little is known about the combined effect of cognitive function and gait speed on multiple domains of disability as well as about the role of gait speed in the association between cognitive function and late-life disability...
  19. pmc Relationship of homocysteine levels to quadriceps strength, gait speed, and late-life disability in older adults
    Hsu Ko Kuo
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:434-9. 2007
    ..Disability is one of the most common features in older adults. However, little is known about the role of homocysteine in physical disability among older adults...
  20. pmc Do attitudes toward exercise vary with differences in mobility and disability status? - a study among low-income seniors
    Jonathan F Bean
    Department PM and R, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 29:1215-20. 2007
    ..To examine attitudes toward exercise among a vulnerable aged population characterized by low socioeconomic status, poor functional status and lack of available therapeutic exercise resources...
  21. ncbi request reprint The association of language with prevalence of undiagnosed hypertension among older Mexican Americans
    Pracha P Eamranond
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02246, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:699-706. 2007
    ..Language barriers have been shown to negatively impact health care for immigrants. We evaluated the association between language use and the diagnosis of hypertension among elderly Mexican Americans...
  22. doi request reprint Improving patient-clinician communication about chronic conditions: description of an internet-based nurse E-coach intervention
    Marybeth Allen
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Nurs Res 57:107-12. 2008
    ..Patient-provider Internet portals offer an exciting new venue for empowering and engaging patients in better management of chronic conditions...
  23. pmc Screening for chronic conditions using a patient internet portal: recruitment for an internet-based primary care intervention
    Suzanne G Leveille
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:472-5. 2008
    ..Patient Internet portals have created new opportunities for assessment and management of chronic conditions...
  24. ncbi request reprint Does gynecologic surgery contribute to low back problems in later life? An analysis of the women's health and aging study
    Jeffery J Ericksen
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, 23298, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:172-6. 2006
    ..To examine whether women with potential injuries to the abdominal and pelvic musculature from past gynecologic surgery are at higher risk for low back pain (LBP)...
  25. pmc The MOBILIZE Boston Study: design and methods of a prospective cohort study of novel risk factors for falls in an older population
    Suzanne G Leveille
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    BMC Geriatr 8:16. 2008
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint The relationship between leg power and physical performance in mobility-limited older people
    Jonathan F Bean
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:461-7. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of leg power and leg strength on the physical performance of community-dwelling mobility-limited older people...
  27. ncbi request reprint Associating the onset of motor impairments with disability progression in nursing home residents
    Jonathan Bean
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, Research and Training Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 81:696-704; quiz 705-7, 720. 2002
    ..To evaluate the association between the onset of movement impairments and disability progression in nursing home residents...
  28. pmc Disabling symptoms: what do older women report?
    Suzanne G Leveille
    Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, Boston, Mass 02131 1097, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:766-73. 2002
    ..To answer the question, "What do older disabled women report as the main symptoms causing their disability?"..
  29. ncbi request reprint The 6-minute walk test in mobility-limited elders: what is being measured?
    Jonathan F Bean
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M751-6. 2002
    ..Though commonly utilized as an outcome measure among otherwise healthy mobility-limited elders, it is not clear whether the 6mw best represents a measure of functional limitation, aerobic capacity, or both...
  30. ncbi request reprint Change in muscle strength explains accelerated decline of physical function in older women with high interleukin-6 serum levels
    Luigi Ferrucci
    Laboratory of Clinical Epidemiology, INRCA Geriatric Department, Florence, Italy
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1947-54. 2002
    ..To test whether accelerated sarcopenia in older persons with high interleukin (IL)-6 serum levels plays a role in the prospective association between inflammation and disability found in many studies...
  31. ncbi request reprint A comparison of leg power and leg strength within the InCHIANTI study: which influences mobility more?
    Jonathan F Bean
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:728-33. 2003
    ..There was also evidence that the power-function relationship may be described as curvilinear. However, these findings have never been confirmed in a representative population...
  32. ncbi request reprint Effect of medical conditions on improvement in self-reported and observed functional performance of elders
    Ram R Miller
    Geriatrics Section, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:217-23. 2004
    ..To evaluate the effect of nine disabling medical conditions upon recovery from functional limitations by elders...
  33. ncbi request reprint Increased Velocity Exercise Specific to Task (InVEST) training: a pilot study exploring effects on leg power, balance, and mobility in community-dwelling older women
    Jonathan F Bean
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:799-804. 2004
    ..To evaluate a dynamic form of weighted vest exercise suitable for home use and designed to enhance muscle power, balance, and mobility...
  34. pmc Sex differences in musculoskeletal pain in older adults
    Suzanne G Leveille
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, RO 103, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pain 116:332-8. 2005
    ..Men and women differ in the factors associated with musculoskeletal pain in older ages. Further research is needed to understand sex differences in musculoskeletal pain the older population...
  35. pmc Trends in obesity and arthritis among baby boomers and their predecessors, 1971-2002
    Suzanne G Leveille
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, RO 103, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1607-13. 2005
    ..We examined trends in obesity and arthritis prevalence among the "baby boom" (born 1946-1965) and "silent" (born 1926-1945) generations...
  36. ncbi request reprint Activities of daily living function and disability in older adults in a randomized trial of the health enhancement program
    Elizabeth A Phelan
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Washington, 325 9th Avenue, Box 359755, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:838-43. 2004
    ..Little is known about ways by which ADL disability can be prevented or reversed. The authors evaluated the efficacy of the Health Enhancement Program in preventing and reducing ADL disability in community-dwelling older adults...
  37. pmc Risk factors for falls in older disabled women with diabetes: the women's health and aging study
    Stefano Volpato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Via Savonarola, 9, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1539-45. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether older disabled women with diabetes have an increased risk of falls compared to women without diabetes and to identify fall risk factors among this high-risk subgroup of patients...