Laura N Gitlin
Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
- Translating Evidence-Based Dementia Caregiving Interventions into Practice: State-of-the-Science and Next StepsLaura N Gitlin
Center for Innovative Care in Aging, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Gerontologist 55:210-26. 2015..We propose ways to advance translational activities and future research with practical applications. ..
- Can a tailored exercise and home hazard reduction program reduce the rate of falls in community dwelling older people with cognitive impairment: protocol paper for the i-FOCIS randomised controlled trialJacqueline C T Close
Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, PO Box 1165, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
BMC Geriatr 14:89. 2014..A health economic analysis examining the cost and potential benefits of the program will also be undertaken...
- Correlates of quality of life for individuals with dementia living at home: the role of home environment, caregiver, and patient-related characteristicsLaura N Gitlin
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Md Electronic address
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:587-97. 2014..To examine prevalence of modifiable risk factors and their contribution to patient quality of life (QoL) as rated by dementia patients and family caregivers...
- A non-pharmacologic approach to address challenging behaviors of Veterans with dementia: description of the tailored activity program-VA randomized trialLaura N Gitlin
Johns Hopkins University, 525 N, Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
BMC Geriatr 13:96. 2013..Given dementia's devastating effects and the absence of an imminent cure, the Veterans Administration has supported the development and testing of new approaches to manage challenging behaviors at home...
- Occupational therapy discharge planning for older adults: a protocol for a randomised trial and economic evaluationKylie Wales
Ageing Work and Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
BMC Geriatr 12:34. 2012..This trial will also examine the cost of the intervention and cost effectiveness when compared to in-hospital discharge planning...
- Identification of and beliefs about depressive symptoms and preferred treatment approaches among community-living older African AmericansLaura N Gitlin
Department of Health Systems and Outcomes LNG, School of Nursing, and Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:973-84. 2012..Differences between the depressed and nondepressed and men and women were examined...
- Introducing a new intervention: an overview of research phases and common challengesLaura N Gitlin
Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Am J Occup Ther 67:177-84. 2013..Although interventions needed to improve the public's health are complex and funding lags behind, introducing new interventions remains a critical and most worthy pursuit...
- Nonpharmacologic management of behavioral symptoms in dementiaLaura N Gitlin
Department of Community Public Health, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, 525 Wolfe St, Ste 316, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
JAMA 308:2020-9. 2012..Nonpharmacologic management of behavioral symptoms in dementia can significantly improve quality of life and patient-caregiver satisfaction...
- The Republic of Chile: an upper middle-income country at the crossroads of economic development and agingLaura N Gitlin
Department of Health Systems and Outcomes, School of Nursing, Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Gerontologist 52:297-305. 2012..It reveals that there is a fundamental lack of adequate and depthful epidemiologic and country-specific research from which to fully understand the aging experience and guide new policies in support of health and well-being...
- A community-integrated home based depression intervention for older African Americans: [corrected] description of the Beat the Blues randomized trial and intervention costsLaura N Gitlin
Johns Hopkins University, 525 Wolf Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, United States of America
BMC Geriatr 12:4. 2012..There is an urgent need to develop and test new depression treatments that resonate with minority populations that are hard-to-reach and underserved and to evaluate their cost and cost-effectiveness...
- Preliminary data from community aging in place, advancing better living for elders, a patient-directed, team-based intervention to improve physical function and decrease nursing home utilization: the first 100 individuals to complete a centers for medicarSarah L Szanton
School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
J Am Geriatr Soc 63:371-4. 2015..Activity of daily living limitations improved in 79% of the first 100 people who completed the intervention. Preliminary findings of this novel intervention may have implications for other older adults with functional limitations...
- Older adults' favorite activities are resoundingly active: findings from the NHATS studySarah L Szanton
Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, USA Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA Electronic address
Geriatr Nurs 36:131-5. 2015..These findings vary by self-rated health (OR = 0.71, p < 0.001), disability (OR = 0.72, p < 0.001) and gender (OR = 0.52, p < 0.001). Policy makers, clinicians, and urban planners can use these results in their work...
- Factors mediating the effects of a depression intervention on functional disability in older African AmericansLaura N Gitlin
Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Center on Aging and Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
J Am Geriatr Soc 62:2280-7. 2014..To determine factors mediating the effects of a depression intervention for older African Americans on functional disability and, secondarily, whether functional improvements mediate intervention effects on depressive symptoms...
- Correlates of objective and subjective measures of caregiver burden among dementia caregivers: influence of unmet patient and caregiver dementia-related care needsTravonia B Hughes
Department of Mental Health, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Int Psychogeriatr 26:1875-83. 2014..This study examines the relationship of unmet dementia-related care needs of community-dwelling persons, and their caregivers (CGs), to measures of caregiver burden...
- Community aging in place, advancing better living for elders: a bio-behavioral-environmental intervention to improve function and health-related quality of life in disabled older adultsSarah L Szanton
Department of Health Systems and Outcomes, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 59:2314-20. 2011..To determine effect size and acceptability of a multicomponent behavior and home repair intervention for low-income disabled older adults...
- Positive Aspects of Family Caregiving for Dementia: Differential Item Functioning by RaceDavid L Roth
Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 70:813-9. 2015..Due to increasing interest in the positive experiences associated with family caregiving, potential demographic group differences were examined on the Positive Aspects of Caregiving (PAC) scale at both the item and scale levels...
- A tool to strengthen the older patient-companion partnership in primary care: results from a pilot studyJennifer L Wolff
Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland Department of Health, Behavior, and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
J Am Geriatr Soc 62:312-9. 2014..To determine the acceptability of a pre-consultation checklist for older adults who attend medical visits with an unpaid companion and to evaluate its effects on visit communication...
- Beat the Blues decreases depression in financially strained older African-American adultsSarah L Szanton
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland Electronic address
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:692-7. 2014..Financial strain, defined as inadequate income to cover basic needs, is related to depression in minority populations. It is unclear whether interventions can improve depression in those reporting financial strain...
- A multidimensional home-based care coordination intervention for elders with memory disorders: the maximizing independence at home (MIND) pilot randomized trialQuincy M Samus
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bayview, School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md Electronic address
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:398-414. 2014..To assess whether a dementia care coordination intervention delays time to transition from home and reduces unmet needs in elders with memory disorders...
- Caregiver's perceptions of the relationship of pain to behavioral and psychiatric symptoms in older community-residing adults with dementiaNancy Hodgson
School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA Sycamore Consulting LLC, Woodstock, GA
Clin J Pain 30:421-7. 2014..The goal of the present study was to examine the relationship between pain and behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of dementia in community-residing older adults from the perspective of the family caregiver...
- Assessing neuropsychiatric symptoms in people with dementia: a systematic review of measuresLaura N Gitlin
Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Int Psychogeriatr 26:1805-48. 2014..Nevertheless, people with dementia are not systematically assessed for NPS in clinical settings. We review existing NPS measures for clinical and/or research purposes, and identify measurement gaps...
- The influence of sleep disruption and pain perception on indicators of quality of life in individuals living with dementia at homeNancy Hodgson
Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, 525 Wolfe Street, Suite, 422 Baltimore, MD 21205, USA Electronic address
Geriatr Nurs 35:394-8. 2014..As symptoms negatively impact quality of life but are modifiable, better clinical procedures are needed to prevent and also identify and treat symptoms of pain and sleep disturbance in community-dwelling persons with dementia. ..
- Factors associated with caregiver readiness to use nonpharmacologic strategies to manage dementia-related behavioral symptomsLaura N Gitlin
Department of Community Public Health, School of Nursing, Joint Appointments, Department of Psychiatry, and Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, School of Medicine, Director, Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 29:93-102. 2014..Caregivers may vary in readiness to use strategies. We examined characteristics associated with readiness, extent readiness changed during intervention, and predictors of change in readiness...