Frances M Yang

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Disparities in self-reported geriatric depressive symptoms due to sociodemographic differences: an extension of the bi-factor item response theory model for use in differential item functioning
    Frances M Yang
    Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre St, Boston, MA 02131, United States
    J Psychiatr Res 43:1025-35. 2009
  2. pmc Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D) item response bias found with Mantel-Haenszel method was successfully replicated using latent variable modeling
    Frances M Yang
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1195-200. 2007
  3. pmc Within-group differences in depression among older Hispanics living in the United States
    Frances M Yang
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P27-32. 2008
  4. pmc Participation in activity and risk for incident delirium
    Frances M Yang
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Woman s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1479-84. 2008
  5. pmc Measurement differences in depression: chronic health-related and sociodemographic effects in older Americans
    Frances M Yang
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:993-1004. 2008
  6. pmc Phenomenological subtypes of delirium in older persons: patterns, prevalence, and prognosis
    Frances M Yang
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Psychosomatics 50:248-54. 2009
  7. pmc Hospitalization in community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer's disease: frequency and causes
    James L Rudolph
    Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1542-8. 2010
  8. pmc Physical health and depression: a dyadic study of chronic health conditions and depressive symptomatology in older adult couples
    Brian J Ayotte
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Massachusetts, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:438-48. 2010
  9. pmc Delirium: an independent predictor of functional decline after cardiac surgery
    James L Rudolph
    Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:643-9. 2010
  10. pmc Development of a unidimensional composite measure of neuropsychological functioning in older cardiac surgery patients with good measurement precision
    Richard N Jones
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 32:1041-9. 2010

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Publications17

  1. pmc Disparities in self-reported geriatric depressive symptoms due to sociodemographic differences: an extension of the bi-factor item response theory model for use in differential item functioning
    Frances M Yang
    Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre St, Boston, MA 02131, United States
    J Psychiatr Res 43:1025-35. 2009
    ..The bi-factor MIMIC model is useful for examining measurement noninvariance due to sociodemographics in a multidimensional depression instrument...
  2. pmc Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D) item response bias found with Mantel-Haenszel method was successfully replicated using latent variable modeling
    Frances M Yang
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1195-200. 2007
    ..of item response bias in the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression (CES-D) scale by age, gender, and race. We use an item response theory-based latent variable conditioning approach...
  3. pmc Within-group differences in depression among older Hispanics living in the United States
    Frances M Yang
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P27-32. 2008
    ....
  4. pmc Participation in activity and risk for incident delirium
    Frances M Yang
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Woman s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1479-84. 2008
    ..To examine the mediating role between educational attainment and risk for incidence delirium of activity participation and to examine the contribution of participation in specific activities to the development of delirium...
  5. pmc Measurement differences in depression: chronic health-related and sociodemographic effects in older Americans
    Frances M Yang
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:993-1004. 2008
    ....
  6. pmc Phenomenological subtypes of delirium in older persons: patterns, prevalence, and prognosis
    Frances M Yang
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Psychosomatics 50:248-54. 2009
    ..Delirium is an acute confusional state that is common, preventable, and life-threatening...
  7. pmc Hospitalization in community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer's disease: frequency and causes
    James L Rudolph
    Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1542-8. 2010
    ..To examine the rates of and risk factors for acute hospitalization in a prospective cohort of older community-dwelling patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
  8. pmc Physical health and depression: a dyadic study of chronic health conditions and depressive symptomatology in older adult couples
    Brian J Ayotte
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Massachusetts, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:438-48. 2010
    ....
  9. pmc Delirium: an independent predictor of functional decline after cardiac surgery
    James L Rudolph
    Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:643-9. 2010
    ..To determine whether patients who developed delirium after cardiac surgery were at risk of functional decline...
  10. pmc Development of a unidimensional composite measure of neuropsychological functioning in older cardiac surgery patients with good measurement precision
    Richard N Jones
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 32:1041-9. 2010
    ..82). The developed measure provided a reliable, continuous measure (reliability > .90) across a broad range of performance (-1.5 SDs to +1.0 SDs) with minimal ceiling and floor effects...
  11. pmc Telephone interview for cognitive status: Creating a crosswalk with the Mini-Mental State Examination
    Tamara G Fong
    Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, MA, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 5:492-7. 2009
    ..Screening instruments such as the Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status (TICS) were developed to provide a valid alternative, with comparable cut-point scores to rate global cognitive function...
  12. doi request reprint Development and validation of a brief cognitive assessment tool: the sweet 16
    Tamara G Fong
    Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre St, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:432-7. 2011
    ..Meanwhile, current assessment instruments are underused, lack sensitivity, or may be restricted by copyright laws. To address these limitations, we created a new brief cognitive assessment tool: the Sweet 16...
  13. pmc AD pathology and cerebral infarctions are associated with memory and executive functioning one and five years before death
    Frances M Yang
    Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 35:24-34. 2013
    ..These specific effects are subtle relative to the stronger associations of both AD neuropathology and cerebral infarctions with overall levels of cognitive impairment...
  14. pmc Selecting optimal screening items for delirium: an application of item response theory
    Frances M Yang
    Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Division of Gerontology, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:8. 2013
    ..This study utilizes IRT to identify a reduced set of optimally performing screening indicators for the four CAM features of delirium...
  15. pmc Persistent delirium predicts greater mortality
    Dan K Kiely
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, Massachusetts 02131 1097, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:55-61. 2009
    ..To examine the association between persistent delirium and 1-year mortality in newly admitted postacute care (PAC) facility patients with delirium who were followed regardless of residence...
  16. pmc Aging, brain disease, and reserve: implications for delirium
    Richard N Jones
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:117-27. 2010
    ..Studying the role of reserve in delirium can advance prevention strategies for delirium and may advance knowledge of reserve and its role in aging and neuropsychiatric disease generally...
  17. ncbi request reprint Does educational attainment contribute to risk for delirium? A potential role for cognitive reserve
    Richard N Jones
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:1307-11. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine if level of educational attainment, a marker of cognitive reserve, was associated with the cumulative risk of delirium among hospitalized elders...