Vicki A Freedman

Summary

Affiliation: New Jersey
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Chronic conditions and the decline in late-life disability
    Vicki A Freedman
    Department of Health Systems and Policy, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health, 335 George Street Suite 2200, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    Demography 44:459-77. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Trends in the use of assistive technology and personal care for late-life disability, 1992-2001
    Vicki A Freedman
    Department Health Systems and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 335 George Street, Suite 2200, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    Gerontologist 46:124-7. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Commentary: dissecting disability trends--concepts, measures, and explanations
    Vicki A Freedman
    Department of Health Systems and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1261-3. 2006
  4. pmc Promoting declines in the prevalence of late-life disability: comparisons of three potentially high-impact interventions
    Vicki A Freedman
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    Milbank Q 84:493-520. 2006
  5. pmc Neighborhoods and disability in later life
    Vicki A Freedman
    Department of Health Systems and Policy, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health, 335 George Street, Suite 2200, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:2253-67. 2008
  6. pmc Declines in late-life disability: the role of early- and mid-life factors
    Vicki A Freedman
    School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:1588-602. 2008
  7. pmc Neighborhoods and chronic disease onset in later life
    Vicki A Freedman
    Department of Health Systems and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:79-86. 2011
  8. pmc Neighborhoods and obesity in later life
    Irina B Grafova
    Department of Health Systems and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:2065-71. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in mobility device use in late life
    Jennifer C Cornman
    Department of Health Systems and Policy, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health, 335 George Street Suite 2200, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:S34-41. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic disparities in medical provider visits among medicare managed care enrollees
    Jeannette Rogowski
    Department of Health Systems and Policy, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 2688, USA
    Inquiry 45:112-29. 2008

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Chronic conditions and the decline in late-life disability
    Vicki A Freedman
    Department of Health Systems and Policy, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health, 335 George Street Suite 2200, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    Demography 44:459-77. 2007
    ..We discuss these findings in light of improvements in treatments and changes in the environments of older adults...
  2. ncbi request reprint Trends in the use of assistive technology and personal care for late-life disability, 1992-2001
    Vicki A Freedman
    Department Health Systems and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 335 George Street, Suite 2200, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    Gerontologist 46:124-7. 2006
    ..Using a decomposition technique, we demonstrate that these shifts in assistance toward technology account for half the decline in the number of people dependent on personal care...
  3. ncbi request reprint Commentary: dissecting disability trends--concepts, measures, and explanations
    Vicki A Freedman
    Department of Health Systems and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1261-3. 2006
  4. pmc Promoting declines in the prevalence of late-life disability: comparisons of three potentially high-impact interventions
    Vicki A Freedman
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    Milbank Q 84:493-520. 2006
    ..Additional research is needed to evaluate longer-term outcomes of interventions, including effects on length and quality of life...
  5. pmc Neighborhoods and disability in later life
    Vicki A Freedman
    Department of Health Systems and Policy, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health, 335 George Street, Suite 2200, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:2253-67. 2008
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  6. pmc Declines in late-life disability: the role of early- and mid-life factors
    Vicki A Freedman
    School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:1588-602. 2008
    ..We conclude that early- and mid-life factors have contributed along with late-life factors to U.S. late-life disability trends mainly through their influence on the onset of, rather than recovery from, limitations...
  7. pmc Neighborhoods and chronic disease onset in later life
    Vicki A Freedman
    Department of Health Systems and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:79-86. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc Neighborhoods and obesity in later life
    Irina B Grafova
    Department of Health Systems and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:2065-71. 2008
    ..We examined the influence of neighborhood environment on the weight status of adults 55 years and older...
  9. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in mobility device use in late life
    Jennifer C Cornman
    Department of Health Systems and Policy, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health, 335 George Street Suite 2200, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:S34-41. 2008
    ..This study investigated whether use of mobility devices differs by race and ethnicity and explored several reasons for this difference...
  10. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic disparities in medical provider visits among medicare managed care enrollees
    Jeannette Rogowski
    Department of Health Systems and Policy, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 2688, USA
    Inquiry 45:112-29. 2008
    ....
  11. pmc Why is late-life disability declining?
    Robert F Schoeni
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Milbank Q 86:47-89. 2008
    ..Late-life disability has been declining in the United States since the 1980s. This study provides the first comprehensive investigation into the reasons for this trend...
  12. ncbi request reprint Feeling better? Trends in general health status
    Linda G Martin
    Institute of Medicine, 500 Fifth Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S11-21. 2007
    ..been mirrored in changes in self-reported general health status? Are general health status trends similar for younger and older Americans? Have changes in general health status been uniform across demographic and socioeconomic groups?..
  13. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and medical care expenditures in Medicare managed care
    Kanika Kapur
    University College Dublin, School of Economics, Ireland
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 17:876-98. 2006
    ..The pathway variables also were associated with expenditures. Accounting for the pathways through which SES affects expenditures narrowed the effect of SES on expenditures; however, the change in the estimates was very small...
  14. pmc Persistent and growing socioeconomic disparities in disability among the elderly: 1982-2002
    Robert F Schoeni
    Institute for Social Research, Ford School of Public Policy, and Department of Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48104, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:2065-70. 2005
    ..We sought to determine whether socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in prevalence of disability over age 70 have widened or narrowed during the past 2 decades...
  15. ncbi request reprint Reconsidering substitution in long-term care: when does assistive technology take the place of personal care?
    Emily M Agree
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E4646, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:S272-80. 2005
    ..In this article, we examine tradeoffs between the use of AT and reliance on personal care, with attention to factors that may influence those relationships...
  16. ncbi request reprint Measurement of assistive device use: implications for estimates of device use and disability in late life
    Jennifer C Cornman
    Polisher Research Institute, Abramson Center for Jewish Life, 1425 Horsham Road, North Wales, PA 19454, USA
    Gerontologist 45:347-58. 2005
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  17. ncbi request reprint Trends in medication use and functioning before retirement age: are they linked?
    Vicki A Freedman
    Polisher Research Institute, Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, Horsham, Pennsylvania, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:154-62. 2003
    ..Findings underscore the need for caution in projecting forward improvements in old-age functioning when considering the future of Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs that serve the elderly with disabilities...
  18. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing the use of mobility technology in community-based long-term care
    Emily M Agree
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Aging Health 16:267-307. 2004
    ..This article adapts a framework commonly used to model personal long-term care services to examine factors influencing the use of mobility-related assistive devices, both in isolation and in combination with personal care...
  19. pmc Use of preventive services by men enrolled in Medicare+Choice plans
    Leo S Morales
    RAND Health, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:796-802. 2004
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  20. ncbi request reprint A comparison of assistive technology and personal care in alleviating disability and unmet need
    Emily M Agree
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Gerontologist 43:335-44. 2003
    ..The authors examine differences in reports of residual disability and unmet need by type of long-term care arrangement (assistive technology or personal care)...
  21. pmc Socioeconomic disparities in the use of home health services in a medicare managed care population
    Vicki A Freedman
    Polisher Research Institute, Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, 1425 Horsham Rd, North Wales, PA 19454, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:1277-97. 2004
    ..To investigate socioeconomic disparities in access to home health visits and durable medical equipment by persons enrolled in two Medicare managed care health plans...
  22. ncbi request reprint Sociodemographic differences in use of preventive services by women enrolled in Medicare+Choice plans
    Leo S Morales
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Prev Med 39:738-45. 2004
    ..We examined the effect of sociodemographic factors on the receipt of mammography, colorectal cancer screening, and influenza vaccinations by women enrolled in two Medicare+Choice health plans...
  23. ncbi request reprint Resolving inconsistencies in trends in old-age disability: report from a technical working group
    Vicki A Freedman
    Polisher Research Institute, Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, North Wales, PA 19454, USA
    Demography 41:417-41. 2004
    ..The implications of the findings for policy, national survey efforts, and further research are discussed...
  24. ncbi request reprint Recent trends in disability and functioning among older adults in the United States: a systematic review
    Vicki A Freedman
    Polisher Research Institute, Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, 1425 Horsham Rd, North Wales, PA 19454, USA
    JAMA 288:3137-46. 2002
    ..Several well-publicized recent studies have suggested that disability among older Americans has declined in the last decade...
  25. ncbi request reprint Asking neutral versus leading questions: implications for functional limitation measurement
    Vicki A Freedman
    Polisher Research Institute, Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, North Wales, PA, USA
    J Aging Health 15:661-87. 2003
    ..quot; may be the optimal approach for survey designers...
  26. ncbi request reprint Commentary on "Trends in Scores on Tests of Cognitive Ability in the Elderly U.S. Population, 1993-2000". Beyond inconsistent results: finding the truth about trends in late-life cognitive functioning
    Vicki A Freedman
    Polisher Research Institute, Horsham, Pennsylvania 19454, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:S347-8; author reply S348-9. 2003
  27. ncbi request reprint Disability and home care dynamics among older unmarried Americans
    Vicki A Freedman
    Polisher Research Institute, Abramson Center for Jewish Life formerly Philadelphia Geriatric Center, Horsham, North Wales, Pennsylvania 19454, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 59:S25-33. 2004
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  28. doi request reprint Turning the disability tide: the importance of definitions
    Lisa I Iezzoni
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    JAMA 299:332-4. 2008
  29. ncbi request reprint Robine and Michel's "Looking forward to a general theory on population aging": incorporating disability into population-level models of health change at older ages
    Vicki A Freedman
    Polisher Research Institute, 1425 Horsham Rd, North Wales, PA 19454, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:M602-3; author reply M616-20. 2004
  30. ncbi request reprint Biobehavioral correlates of relocation in the frail elderly: salivary cortisol, affect, and cognitive function
    Nancy Hodgson
    Polisher Research Institute, Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, 1425 Horsham Road, North Wales, PA 19454, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1856-62. 2004
    ..To examine affect and physiological stress in frail older adults in response to a voluntary nursing home relocation...
  31. ncbi request reprint Another look at aggregate changes in severe cognitive impairment: further investigation into the cumulative effects of three survey design issues
    Vicki A Freedman
    Polisher Research Institute, Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life formerly Philadelphia Geriatric Center, North Wales, Pennsylvania 19454, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 57:S126-31. 2002
    ..This study explored whether previously reported declines in severe cognitive impairment were robust to cumulative effects of potentially confounding survey design issues...

Research Grants1

  1. Late-life Health Trends: Disparities and Explanations
    Vicki Freedman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..In particular, we will focus on changes in early and midlife factors as possible influences driving improvements in late-life health. ..