BETTY E BLACK

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Decision making for participation in dementia research
    Betty S Black
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, Baltimore, Md Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:355-63. 2013
  2. pmc Quality of life of community-residing persons with dementia based on self-rated and caregiver-rated measures
    Betty S Black
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Meyer Building 279, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Qual Life Res 21:1379-89. 2012
  3. pmc Seeking assent and respecting dissent in dementia research
    Betty S Black
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:77-85. 2010
  4. pmc Surrogate decision makers' understanding of dementia patients' prior wishes for end-of-life care
    Betty S Black
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Meyer Building, Room 279, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Aging Health 21:627-50. 2009
  5. pmc Predictors of providing informed consent or assent for research participation in assisted living residents
    Betty S Black
    Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:83-91. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Health problems and correlates of pain in nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Betty S Black
    The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 20:283-90. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Predictors of nursing home placement among elderly public housing residents
    B S Black
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287 7279, USA
    Gerontologist 39:559-68. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint Identifying dementia in high-risk community samples: the memory and medical care study
    Betty Smith Black
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 17:9-18. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Presence of behavioral and psychological symptoms predicts nursing home placement in community-dwelling elders with cognitive impairment in univariate but not multivariate analysis
    Ding Cheng Chan
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:548-54. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Clinical diagnosis of dementia, not presence of behavioral and psychological symptoms, is associated with psychotropic use in community-dwelling elders classified as having dementia
    Ding Cheng Chan
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 20:50-7. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Ethical Aspects of Dementia Research
    Betty Black; Fiscal Year: 2005
  2. Assent and Dissent for Dementia Research
    Betty Black; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. pmc Decision making for participation in dementia research
    Betty S Black
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, Baltimore, Md Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:355-63. 2013
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  2. pmc Quality of life of community-residing persons with dementia based on self-rated and caregiver-rated measures
    Betty S Black
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Meyer Building 279, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Qual Life Res 21:1379-89. 2012
    ..To identify correlates of self-rated and caregiver-rated quality of life (QOL) in community-residing persons with dementia (PWD) for intervention development...
  3. pmc Seeking assent and respecting dissent in dementia research
    Betty S Black
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:77-85. 2010
    ..Our objective was to provide recommendations on these issues based on the opinions of knowledgeable key informants...
  4. pmc Surrogate decision makers' understanding of dementia patients' prior wishes for end-of-life care
    Betty S Black
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Meyer Building, Room 279, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Aging Health 21:627-50. 2009
    ..This study examines how surrogate decision makers for dementia patients developed an understanding of patient preferences about end-of-life (EOL) care and patient wishes...
  5. pmc Predictors of providing informed consent or assent for research participation in assisted living residents
    Betty S Black
    Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:83-91. 2008
    ..This study's goal was to identify factors associated with providing either informed consent or assent for research in individuals at high risk for cognitive impairment...
  6. ncbi request reprint Health problems and correlates of pain in nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Betty S Black
    The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 20:283-90. 2006
    ..These results suggest the need for clinicians in long-term care facilities to be vigilant in assessing and treating pain, particularly as cognitive function declines in those with advanced dementia...
  7. ncbi request reprint Predictors of nursing home placement among elderly public housing residents
    B S Black
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287 7279, USA
    Gerontologist 39:559-68. 1999
    ..Thus, functional status and mental morbidity are major contributors to nursing home placement in this setting...
  8. ncbi request reprint Identifying dementia in high-risk community samples: the memory and medical care study
    Betty Smith Black
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 17:9-18. 2003
    ..62, 95% confidence interval = 0.45-0.78). The methods used in the MMCS are efficient and reasonably valid for establishing a cohort of subjects to investigate how dementia is assessed, diagnosed, and treated in the community...
  9. ncbi request reprint Presence of behavioral and psychological symptoms predicts nursing home placement in community-dwelling elders with cognitive impairment in univariate but not multivariate analysis
    Ding Cheng Chan
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:548-54. 2003
    ..The role of behavioral and psychological symptoms as an independent risk factor of nursing home placement (NHP) in cognitively impaired elders has been controversial...
  10. ncbi request reprint Clinical diagnosis of dementia, not presence of behavioral and psychological symptoms, is associated with psychotropic use in community-dwelling elders classified as having dementia
    Ding Cheng Chan
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 20:50-7. 2007
    ..In addition, most community-dwelling elders meeting the research criteria for dementia were not clinically diagnosed, despite contact with a physician (89%) in the previous year...
  11. ncbi request reprint Deciding in the best interest of clients with dementia: the experience of public guardians
    Holly A Taylor
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Clin Ethics 19:120-6. 2008
    ..Ultimately, guardians took particularly difficult issues to the court and obtained a judge's opinion...
  12. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of behavioral and psychiatric symptoms in community-dwelling elders with dementia or mild cognitive impairment: the Memory and Medical Care Study
    Ding Cheng Chan
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:174-82. 2003
    ..Little is known about the prevalence and correlates of behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of dementia in community-dwelling elders with dementia or mild cognitive impairment (MCI)...
  13. pmc Living alone with dementia: lack of awareness adds to functional and cognitive vulnerabilities
    Susan W Lehmann
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:778-84. 2010
    ..Approximately 25% of individuals with dementia live alone, yet little is known about the cognitive and functional factors that impact detection of impairment...
  14. ncbi request reprint Level of cognitive impairment predicts mortality in high-risk community samples: the memory and medical care study
    Hochang B Lee
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 550 N Broadway, Suite 308, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 18:543-6. 2006
    ..Kaplan-Meier survival estimates and Cox hazard proportion analysis of the sample revealed that presence of cognitive impairment increases mortality in a fashion that parallels the severity of the impairment...
  15. pmc Prevalence and treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms in advanced dementia
    Karan S Kverno
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Center for Nursing Research and Sponsored Projects, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 34:8-15; quiz 16-7. 2008
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  16. doi request reprint Ethical issues in geriatric psychiatry
    Peter V Rabins
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Int Rev Psychiatry 22:267-73. 2010
    ....
  17. pmc Neuropsychiatric symptom patterns in hospice-eligible nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Karan S Kverno
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 9:509-15. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether specific neuropsychiatric symptom patterns could be identified in a cohort of hospice-eligible nursing home residents with advanced dementia...
  18. pmc Content of advance directives for individuals with advanced dementia
    Patrick Triplett
    Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Meyer 279, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Aging Health 20:583-96. 2008
    ..To examine how people with end-stage dementia have conveyed their wishes for end-of-life care in advance directives...
  19. pmc Predictors of mortality in nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Kathryn L Hicks
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 25:439-45. 2010
    ..This information can help health care professionals assist surrogate decision makers in making medical decisions regarding the treatment of comorbid medical illness in persons with advanced dementia...
  20. ncbi request reprint Medication use in nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    David M Blass
    Abarbanel Mental Health Center, affiliate of The Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:490-6. 2008
    ..To describe medication usage in nursing home residents with advanced dementia, to identify how this usage changed as patients advanced towards death, and to identify correlates of increased medication usage...
  21. ncbi request reprint Hospice care in a cohort of elders with dementia and mild cognitive impairment
    David B Bekelman
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 30:208-14. 2005
    ..35; 95% CI 0.13-0.96). In this cohort of people with dementia and MCI who died, several markers of quality of care suggest that hospice care can be beneficial for patients with dementia or MCI...
  22. pmc Research on treating neuropsychiatric symptoms of advanced dementia with non-pharmacological strategies, 1998-2008: a systematic literature review
    Karan S Kverno
    The University of Maryland School of Nursing, Department of Family and Community Health, Baltimore, 21201, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:825-43. 2009
    ..This review evaluates the published literature on non-pharmacological interventions for treating NPS in advanced dementia...
  23. ncbi request reprint Treatment decisions regarding hospitalization and surgery for nursing home residents with advanced dementia: the CareAD Study
    Donovan T Maust
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, U S A
    Int Psychogeriatr 20:406-18. 2008
    ..However, little is known about the factors that influence how surrogates make decisions for persons with late-stage dementia...
  24. ncbi request reprint Informed consent for dementia research: the study enrollment encounter
    Betty S Black
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    IRB 29:7-14. 2007
  25. pmc Evaluation of the validity and reliability of the Alzheimer Disease-related Quality of Life Assessment Instrument
    Judith D Kasper
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 N Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 23:275-84. 2009
    ..The revised version has improved measurement properties and is recommended for use over the original...
  26. ncbi request reprint Measuring quality of life in dementia: purposes, goals, challenges and progress
    Peter V Rabins
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 19:401-7. 2007
  27. ncbi request reprint Suicidality in older African Americans: findings from the EPOCH study
    Joan M Cook
    University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia VA Medical Center, 19104, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:437-46. 2002
    ..The authors discuss implications of these findings and offer suggestions for research and clinical practice...

Research Grants3

  1. Ethical Aspects of Dementia Research
    Betty Black; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  2. Assent and Dissent for Dementia Research
    Betty Black; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Methods for accurately assessing assent and dissent for dementia research will increase our ability to protect the interests of potential study participants and support the ethical conduct of critical research. ..