Jennifer L Wolff

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Older adults' mental health function and patient-centered care: does the presence of a family companion help or hinder communication?
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 North Broadway, Room 692, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:661-8. 2012
  2. pmc Going it together: persistence of older adults' accompaniment to physician visits by a family companion
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 N Broadway, Room 692, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:106-12. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Physician evaluation and management of Medicare home health patients
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Med Care 47:1147-55. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Hidden in plain sight: medical visit companions as a resource for vulnerable older adults
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 N Broadway, Room 692, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1409-15. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Long-term care preferences among older adults: a moving target?
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management and Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Aging Soc Policy 20:182-200. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Medicare home health patients' transitions through acute and post-acute care settings
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Med Care 46:1188-93. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Optimizing patient and family involvement in geriatric home care
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Healthc Qual 31:24-33. 2009
  8. pmc Family presence in routine medical visits: a meta-analytical review
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Johns Hopkins University, Department of Health Policy and Management, 624 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Soc Sci Med 72:823-31. 2011
  9. pmc Effects of guided care on family caregivers
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Gerontologist 50:459-70. 2010
  10. pmc Caregiving and chronic care: the guided care program for families and friends
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:785-91. 2009

Research Grants

  1. In-Home Caregiving and Use of Medical Services
    Jennifer Wolff; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. pmc Older adults' mental health function and patient-centered care: does the presence of a family companion help or hinder communication?
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 North Broadway, Room 692, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:661-8. 2012
    ..Late-life mental health disorders are prevalent, costly, and commonly under-diagnosed and under-treated...
  2. pmc Going it together: persistence of older adults' accompaniment to physician visits by a family companion
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 N Broadway, Room 692, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:106-12. 2012
    ..This study investigates whether older adults who are accompanied to routine physician visits (1) also receive task assistance and (2) continue to be accompanied at 12-months by the same family companion...
  3. doi request reprint Physician evaluation and management of Medicare home health patients
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Med Care 47:1147-55. 2009
    ..The Medicare home health benefit is predicated on physician referral and involvement. In this study, we investigated (1) the frequency and (2) implications of home health patients' evaluation and management by community physicians...
  4. doi request reprint Hidden in plain sight: medical visit companions as a resource for vulnerable older adults
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 N Broadway, Room 692, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1409-15. 2008
    ..Sicker patients are less satisfied with the quality of health care they receive than their healthier counterparts...
  5. ncbi request reprint Long-term care preferences among older adults: a moving target?
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management and Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Aging Soc Policy 20:182-200. 2008
    ..5%, 44.4%, and 44.6% of participants retaining their initial first choice across IADL, ADL, and dementia scenarios, respectively. Implications of study findings are discussed...
  6. doi request reprint Medicare home health patients' transitions through acute and post-acute care settings
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Med Care 46:1188-93. 2008
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Optimizing patient and family involvement in geriatric home care
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Healthc Qual 31:24-33. 2009
    ..We summarize what has been learned from these efforts, with attention to feasibility and potential applicability to geriatric home care...
  8. pmc Family presence in routine medical visits: a meta-analytical review
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Johns Hopkins University, Department of Health Policy and Management, 624 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Soc Sci Med 72:823-31. 2011
    ..We propose a conceptual framework to relate family companion presence and behaviors during physician visits to the quality of interpersonal health care processes, patient self management and health care...
  9. pmc Effects of guided care on family caregivers
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Gerontologist 50:459-70. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether GC improves patients' primary caregivers' depressive symptoms, strain, productivity, and perceptions of the quality of care recipients' chronic illness care...
  10. pmc Caregiving and chronic care: the guided care program for families and friends
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:785-91. 2009
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  11. ncbi request reprint Moving beyond round pegs and square holes: restructuring Medicare to improve chronic care
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Ann Intern Med 143:439-45. 2005
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  12. ncbi request reprint Depression among recipients of informal care: the effects of reciprocity, respect, and adequacy of support
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 59:S173-80. 2004
    ..The objective of this work was to examine the relationship of perceived quality of care to depression among recipients of informal long-term care...
  13. ncbi request reprint Informal caregiver characteristics and subsequent hospitalization outcomes among recipients of care
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, and Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Aging Clin Exp Res 16:307-13. 2004
    ..The objective of this research was to examine caregiver attributes with respect to recipients' hospitalization experiences...
  14. ncbi request reprint End-of-life care: findings from a national survey of informal caregivers
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:40-6. 2007
    ..Family and friends are thought to be the predominant providers of end-of-life care, although nationally representative data on this topic have been lacking...
  15. ncbi request reprint Caregivers of frail elders: updating a national profile
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Roger C Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 N Broadway, Room 692, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Gerontologist 46:344-56. 2006
    ..Family caregivers comprise the backbone of long-term-care provision in the United States, yet little is known about how the composition and experience of family caregiving has changed over time...
  16. ncbi request reprint Newly reported chronic conditions and onset of functional dependency
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:851-5. 2005
    ..To examine the relationship between newly reported chronic conditions and subsequent functional dependency in older adults...
  17. ncbi request reprint Wheelchairs, walkers, and canes: what does Medicare pay for, and who benefits?
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management and Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:1140-9. 2005
    ..Average per item spending ranged from $52 for canes to $6,208 for power wheelchairs. Among beneficiaries who acquired such technology through the DME benefit, these devices comprised just 2 percent of overall Medicare spending...
  18. ncbi request reprint Early effects of "Guided Care" on the quality of health care for multimorbid older persons: a cluster-randomized controlled trial
    Chad Boult
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:321-7. 2008
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  19. pmc Who participates in chronic disease self-management (CDSM) programs? Differences between participants and nonparticipants in a population of multimorbid older adults
    Melissa Dattalo
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Med Care 50:1071-5. 2012
    ....
  20. pmc A matched-pair cluster-randomized trial of guided care for high-risk older patients
    Chad Boult
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:612-21. 2013
    ..Patients at risk for generating high health care expenditures often receive fragmented, low-quality, inefficient health care. Guided Care is designed to provide proactive, coordinated, comprehensive care for such patients...
  21. doi request reprint The effect of guided care teams on the use of health services: results from a cluster-randomized controlled trial
    Chad Boult
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 N Broadway, Room 693, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:460-6. 2011
    ..This study aimed to measure the effect of guided care teams on multimorbid older patients' use of health services...
  22. pmc Difficulty assisting with health care tasks among caregivers of multimorbid older adults
    Erin R Giovannetti
    Division of Geriatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:37-44. 2012
    ..The difficulty they experience in providing this assistance, and related implications for their well-being, have not been well described...
  23. ncbi request reprint Care needs of higher-functioning nursing home residents
    Matthew K McNabney
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:409-12. 2007
    ..To quantify and characterize the chronic conditions of older Americans who live in nursing homes (NHs) but have minimal disability and might be able to live in less restrictive and less expensive settings...
  24. ncbi request reprint Guided care for multimorbid older adults
    Cynthia M Boyd
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Gerontologist 47:697-704. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility of a new model of health care designed to improve the quality of life and the efficiency of resource use for older adults with multimorbidity...
  25. pmc Construct validity of the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment questionnaire across informal caregivers of chronically ill older patients
    Erin R Giovannetti
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Value Health 12:1011-7. 2009
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  26. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, expenditures, and complications of multiple chronic conditions in the elderly
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 N Broadway, Room 304, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:2269-76. 2002
    ..The prevalence, health care expenditures, and hospitalization experiences are important considerations among elderly populations with multiple chronic conditions...
  27. ncbi request reprint Postdischarge environmental and socioeconomic factors and the likelihood of early hospital readmission among community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries
    Alicia I Arbaje
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Gerontologist 48:495-504. 2008
    ..This study attempts to determine the associations between postdischarge environmental (PDE) and socioeconomic (SES) factors and early readmission to hospitals...
  28. pmc The prevalence of clinically-relevant comorbid conditions in patients with physician-diagnosed COPD: a cross-sectional study using data from NHANES 1999-2008
    Kerry Schnell
    Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
    BMC Pulm Med 12:26. 2012
    ..The objective of this analysis was to estimate the prevalence of comorbidity in COPD using nationally-representative data...
  29. pmc Prevalence of diabetes treatment effect modifiers: the external validity of trials to older adults
    Carlos O Weiss
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Baltimore, MD 21224 2734, USA
    Aging Clin Exp Res 24:370-6. 2012
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  30. ncbi request reprint Disparities in access to medical care for individuals with vision impairment
    Christine Spencer
    School of Public Affairs, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 16:281-8. 2009
    ..We investigated the relationship between blindness and vision impairment and access to medical care...
  31. ncbi request reprint Patient characteristics and end-of-life health care utilization among Medicare beneficiaries in 1989 and 1999
    Sydney M Dy
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Med Care 45:926-30. 2007
    ..To evaluate the association of institutional residence and chronic disability with end-of-life Medicare utilization in 1989 and 1999...
  32. pmc Self-selected walking speed was consistent when recorded while using a cane
    Carlos O Weiss
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224 2734, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:622-7. 2008
    ..To assess whether loss of consistency or systematic measurement error is introduced by allowing older individuals to use a cane during measurement of self-selected walking speed (SSWS)...
  33. pmc Informing clinical practice guideline development and implementation: prevalence of coexisting conditions among adults with coronary heart disease
    Cynthia M Boyd
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:797-805. 2011
    ..To describe the prevalence of coexisting conditions that affect clinical decision-making in adults with coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  34. pmc Cross-survey differences in national estimates of numbers of caregivers of disabled older adults
    Erin R Giovannetti
    Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Milbank Q 88:310-49. 2010
    ..The available national surveys, however, do not have a uniform approach to ascertaining the number of family caregivers, so their estimated number varies widely...
  35. doi request reprint A tool to strengthen the older patient-companion partnership in primary care: results from a pilot study
    Jennifer 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...
  36. pmc Incident preclinical mobility disability (PCMD) increases future risk of new difficulty walking and reduction in walking activity
    Carlos O Weiss
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 5200 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224 2734, USA
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 54:e329-33. 2012
    ..This study examines whether and how report of a change in walking behavior, incident PCMD, predicts subsequent reduction in walking activity...
  37. ncbi request reprint Economic impact of visual impairment and blindness in the United States
    Kevin D Frick
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Health Services Research and Development Center, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205 1901, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 125:544-50. 2007
    ..To assess the economic impact of excess medical and informal care and the health utility loss associated with visual impairment and blindness in adults aged 40 years and older in the United States...
  38. ncbi request reprint Patterns of prevalent major chronic disease among older adults in the United States
    Carlos O Weiss
    JAMA 298:1160-2. 2007

Research Grants1

  1. In-Home Caregiving and Use of Medical Services
    Jennifer Wolff; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Findings from this pilot project will inform measurement and data collection efforts, as well as interpretation of results from a multi-component caregiver intervention in Baltimore, Maryland that is expected to begin in July 2006. ..