Malaz A Boustani

Summary

Affiliation: Regenstrief Institute
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Study protocol for the recreational stimulation for elders as a vehicle to resolve delirium superimposed on dementia (Reserve For DSD) trial
    Ann M Kolanowski
    School of Nursing, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
    Trials 12:119. 2011
  2. pmc Acute care utilization by dementia caregivers within urban primary care practices
    Cathy C Schubert
    Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1736-40. 2008
  3. pmc The primary care physician and the unsafe older drivers
    Malaz Boustani
    J Gen Intern Med 22:556-7. 2007
  4. pmc The association between cognition and histamine-2 receptor antagonists in African Americans
    Malaz Boustani
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1248-53. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Who refuses the diagnostic assessment for dementia in primary care?
    Malaz Boustani
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, IN 46202 2872, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:556-63. 2006
  6. pmc The challenge of supporting care for dementia in primary care
    Malaz Boustani
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 2872, USA
    Clin Interv Aging 2:631-6. 2007
  7. pmc Impact and recognition of cognitive impairment among hospitalized elders
    Malaz Boustani
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    J Hosp Med 5:69-75. 2010
  8. pmc Implementing innovative models of dementia care: The Healthy Aging Brain Center
    Malaz A Boustani
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, USA
    Aging Ment Health 15:13-22. 2011
  9. pmc Caregiver and noncaregiver attitudes toward dementia screening
    Malaz A Boustani
    Center for Aging Research, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:681-6. 2011
  10. pmc A gero-informatics tool to enhance the care of hospitalized older adults with cognitive impairment
    Malaz Boustani
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Clin Interv Aging 2:247-53. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Alzheimer Screening in Primary Care: PRISM-PC Study
    Malaz Boustani; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Enhancing Care for Hospitalized Older Adults with CI
    Malaz Boustani; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. Alzheimer Screening in Primary Care: PRISM-PC Study
    Malaz Boustani; Fiscal Year: 2009
  4. Pharmacological Management of Delirium
    Malaz Boustani; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications53

  1. pmc Study protocol for the recreational stimulation for elders as a vehicle to resolve delirium superimposed on dementia (Reserve For DSD) trial
    Ann M Kolanowski
    School of Nursing, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
    Trials 12:119. 2011
    ..Our primary aim in this trial is to test the efficacy of Recreational Stimulation for Elders as a Vehicle to resolve DSD (RESERVE- DSD)...
  2. pmc Acute care utilization by dementia caregivers within urban primary care practices
    Cathy C Schubert
    Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1736-40. 2008
    ..However, many questions remain about the characteristics of AD patients and their caregivers that contribute to this stress and how it impacts caregivers' use of healthcare resources...
  3. pmc The primary care physician and the unsafe older drivers
    Malaz Boustani
    J Gen Intern Med 22:556-7. 2007
  4. pmc The association between cognition and histamine-2 receptor antagonists in African Americans
    Malaz Boustani
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1248-53. 2007
    ..To evaluate the association between histamine-2 receptor antagonist (H2A) exposure and incident cognitive impairment in a community-based sample of African Americans...
  5. ncbi request reprint Who refuses the diagnostic assessment for dementia in primary care?
    Malaz Boustani
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, IN 46202 2872, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:556-63. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to identify the characteristics of patients who refuse a clinical diagnostic assessment for dementia after screening...
  6. pmc The challenge of supporting care for dementia in primary care
    Malaz Boustani
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 2872, USA
    Clin Interv Aging 2:631-6. 2007
    ..Such a complex adaptive system process would have the best probability of surviving the unknowable future challenges that will face the primary care system...
  7. pmc Impact and recognition of cognitive impairment among hospitalized elders
    Malaz Boustani
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    J Hosp Med 5:69-75. 2010
    ..Older adults are predisposed to developing cognitive deficits. This increases their vulnerability for adverse health outcomes when hospitalized...
  8. pmc Implementing innovative models of dementia care: The Healthy Aging Brain Center
    Malaz A Boustani
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, USA
    Aging Ment Health 15:13-22. 2011
    ..Recent randomized controlled trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of the collaborative dementia care model targeting both the patients suffering from dementia and their informal caregivers...
  9. pmc Caregiver and noncaregiver attitudes toward dementia screening
    Malaz A Boustani
    Center for Aging Research, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:681-6. 2011
    ..To compare attitudes toward dementia screening of older adults with and without an experience of dementia caregiving...
  10. pmc A gero-informatics tool to enhance the care of hospitalized older adults with cognitive impairment
    Malaz Boustani
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Clin Interv Aging 2:247-53. 2007
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  11. ncbi request reprint Characteristics associated with behavioral symptoms related to dementia in long-term care residents
    Malaz Boustani
    Regenstrief Institute, Inc, and Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, IN 46202 2872, USA
    Gerontologist 45:56-61. 2005
    ..The prevalence of BSRD was associated with staff training and resident cognition, mood, mobility, and psychotropic use. Attention to staff training and depression management might improve BSRD...
  12. pmc Implementing a screening and diagnosis program for dementia in primary care
    Malaz Boustani
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:572-7. 2005
    ..Primary care physicians are positioned to provide early recognition and treatment of dementia. We evaluated the feasibility and utility of a comprehensive screening and diagnosis program for dementia in primary care...
  13. ncbi request reprint Acceptance of dementia screening in continuous care retirement communities: a mailed survey
    Malaz Boustani
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research and Regenstrief Institute, Inc, Indiana 46202, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:780-6. 2003
    ....
  14. pmc Measuring primary care patients' attitudes about dementia screening
    Malaz Boustani
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:812-20. 2008
    ..To develop a questionnaire that will capture patients' attitudes about dementia screening in primary care...
  15. pmc Alzheimer's disease multiple intervention trial (ADMIT): study protocol for a randomized controlled clinical trial
    Christopher M Callahan
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, 410 West 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 3012, USA
    Trials 13:92. 2012
    ..However, these improvements in quality of life were not associated with delays in subjects' functional decline...
  16. pmc Enhancing care for hospitalized older adults with cognitive impairment: a randomized controlled trial
    Malaz A Boustani
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:561-7. 2012
    ..The Institute of Medicine suggests using health information technology to improve the overall safety and quality of the health care system...
  17. pmc Comparison and agreement between the Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale and the Riker Sedation-Agitation Scale in evaluating patients' eligibility for delirium assessment in the ICU
    Babar A Khan
    Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Chest 142:48-54. 2012
    ..We sought to assess the concordance of RASS and SAS assessments in determining eligibility of patients in the ICU for delirium screening using the confusion assessment method for the ICU (CAM-ICU)...
  18. pmc Effect of patient perceptions on dementia screening in primary care
    Nicole R Fowler
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1037-43. 2012
    ..To determine individuals' perceptions concerning dementia screening and to evaluate the possibility of an association between their perceptions and their willingness to undergo screening...
  19. pmc Connecting research discovery with care delivery in dementia: the development of the Indianapolis Discovery Network for Dementia
    Malaz A Boustani
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    Clin Interv Aging 7:509-16. 2012
    ..The US Institute of Medicine has recommended an integrated, locally sensitive collaboration among the various members of the community, health care systems, and research organizations to improve dementia care and dementia research...
  20. pmc Improving delirium care in the intensive care unit: the design of a pragmatic study
    Noll L Campbell
    Department of Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University School of Pharmacy, West Lafayette, IN, USA
    Trials 12:139. 2011
    ..Delirium prevalence in the intensive care unit (ICU) is high. Numerous psychotropic agents are used to manage delirium in the ICU with limited data regarding their efficacy or harms...
  21. pmc Implementing dementia care models in primary care settings: The Aging Brain Care Medical Home
    Christopher M Callahan
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, USA
    Aging Ment Health 15:5-12. 2011
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe our experience in implementing a primary care-based dementia and depression care program focused on providing collaborative care for dementia and late-life depression...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of collaborative care for older adults with Alzheimer disease in primary care: a randomized controlled trial
    Christopher M Callahan
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute Inc, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis 46202, USA
    JAMA 295:2148-57. 2006
    ..Most older adults with dementia will be cared for by primary care physicians, but the primary care practice environment presents important challenges to providing quality care...
  23. pmc Delirium in hospitalized patients: implications of current evidence on clinical practice and future avenues for research--a systematic evidence review
    Babar A Khan
    Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:580-9. 2012
    ..Despite the significant burden of delirium among hospitalized adults, critical appraisal of systematic data on delirium diagnosis, pathophysiology, treatment, prevention, and outcomes is lacking...
  24. pmc Clinical decision support system and incidence of delirium in cognitively impaired older adults transferred to intensive care
    Babar A Khan
    Regenstrief Institute, Inc, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    Am J Crit Care 22:257-62. 2013
    ..Elderly patients with cognitive impairment are at increased risk of developing delirium, especially in the intensive care unit...
  25. doi request reprint Patients' attitudes of dementia screening across the Atlantic
    Michael D Justiss
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:632-7. 2009
    ..Implementation of these strategies will depend on the presence of a viable community or primary care based dementia screening and diagnosis program and patient acceptance of such a program...
  26. pmc Practical clinical tool to monitor dementia symptoms: the HABC-Monitor
    Patrick O Monahan
    Indiana University School of Medicine, Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    Clin Interv Aging 7:143-57. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the reliability and validity of the Healthy Aging Brain Care Monitor (HABC-Monitor) for measuring and monitoring the severity of dementia symptoms through caregiver reports...
  27. doi request reprint Medication adherence in older adults with cognitive impairment: a systematic evidence-based review
    Noll L Campbell
    Department of Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University College of Pharmacy, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 10:165-77. 2012
    ..Cognitive impairment challenges the ability to adhere to the complex medication regimens needed to treat multiple medical problems in older adults...
  28. pmc Pharmacological management of delirium in hospitalized adults--a systematic evidence review
    Noll Campbell
    Department of Pharmacy, Wishard Health Services, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:848-53. 2009
    ..This systematic review evaluates the efficacy and safety of pharmacologic interventions targeting either prevention or management of delirium...
  29. pmc Impact of cholinesterase inhibitors on behavioral and psychological symptoms of Alzheimer's disease: a meta-analysis
    Noll Campbell
    Wishard Health Services, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Clin Interv Aging 3:719-28. 2008
    ..To determine the efficacy of cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) in improving the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
  30. pmc Medication adherence and tolerability of Alzheimer's disease medications: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Noll L Campbell
    Department of Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University School of Pharmacy, 410 West 10th Street, West Lafayette, IN, USA
    Trials 14:125. 2013
    ..However, few studies have evaluated adherence to these agents. We sought to prospectively capture the rates and reasons for nonadherence to ChEI and determine factors influencing tolerability and adherence...
  31. pmc Selecting a change and evaluating its impact on the performance of a complex adaptive health care delivery system
    Malaz A Boustani
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicineand Geriatrics, Indiana University Medical Group Primary Care, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    Clin Interv Aging 5:141-8. 2010
    ..We finally describe the implementation of a new program, the Aging Brain Care Medical Home as a case study of our proposed evaluation process...
  32. pmc Integrating care for older adults with cognitive impairment
    Christopher M Callahan
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indiana University School of Medicine, HITS Building Suite 2000, 410 West 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 3012, USA
    Curr Alzheimer Res 6:368-74. 2009
    ..This requires investments in the design and testing of an improved infrastructure for care that matches our national investment in the search for cure...
  33. pmc Time-motion analysis of health care workers' contact with patients and workers' hand hygiene: open vs closed units
    Babar A Khan
    Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, USA
    Am J Crit Care 20:e75-9. 2011
    ....
  34. pmc Biomarkers for delirium--a review
    Babar A Khan
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:S256-61. 2011
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity profile of dementia patients in primary care: are they sicker?
    Cathy C Schubert
    Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:104-9. 2006
    ..To compare the medical comorbidity of older patients with and without dementia in primary care...
  36. ncbi request reprint Screening for dementia in primary care: a summary of the evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
    Malaz Boustani
    Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Ann Intern Med 138:927-37. 2003
    ..Dementia is a large and growing problem but is often not diagnosed in its earlier stages. Screening and earlier treatment could reduce the burden of suffering of this syndrome...
  37. ncbi request reprint Development and implementation of nonpharmacologic protocols for the management of patients with Alzheimer's disease and their families in a multiracial primary care setting
    Mary Guerriero Austrom
    Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine, 541 Clinical Dr, CL 590, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Gerontologist 44:548-53. 2004
    ....
  38. pmc The cognitive impact of anticholinergics: a clinical review
    Noll Campbell
    Wishard Health Services, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    Clin Interv Aging 4:225-33. 2009
    ..However, there has been no systematic confirmation that acute or chronic prescribing of such medications lead to transient or permanent adverse cognitive outcomes...
  39. ncbi request reprint Can we trust depression screening instruments in healthy 'old-old' adults?
    Lea C Watson
    Department of Psychiatry, Program of Geriatric Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:278-85. 2004
    ..We wished to characterize depressive symptoms and determine the accuracy of two common screening instruments for major and minor depression in a population of old-old retirees...
  40. ncbi request reprint Behavioral symptoms in residential care/assisted living facilities: prevalence, risk factors, and medication management
    Ann L Gruber-Baldini
    Division of Gerontology, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1610-7. 2004
    ..To examine the prevalence, correlates, and medication management of behavioral symptoms in elderly people living in residential care/assisted living (RC/AL) facilities...
  41. ncbi request reprint Characteristics associated with lower activity involvement in long-term care residents with dementia
    Debra Dobbs
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Gerontologist 45:81-6. 2005
    ..Activity involvement was related to family involvement in care and staff encouragement, after adjusting for resident age, gender, race, cognitive and functional status, and comorbidity...
  42. ncbi request reprint Characteristics associated with depression in long-term care residents with dementia
    Ann L Gruber-Baldini
    Division of Gerontology, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Gerontologist 45:50-5. 2005
    ..Overall, 25% of the participants were depressed. Depression was related to severe cognitive impairment, behavioral symptoms, pain, and for-profit nursing home residence...
  43. ncbi request reprint Characteristics associated with mobility limitation in long-term care residents with dementia
    Sharon Wallace Williams
    Department of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences Wing D Medical School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7190, USA
    Gerontologist 45:62-7. 2005
    ..Overall, 89% of residents had some degree of mobility limitation. Mobility limitation was associated with fewer behavioral symptoms, low fluid intake, professional assessment, and professional and informal treatment...
  44. ncbi request reprint Does this patient have dementia?
    Tracey Holsinger
    Department of Psychiatry, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    JAMA 297:2391-404. 2007
    ..While as many as 5 million individuals in the United States have dementia, many others have memory complaints. Brief tests to screen for cognitive impairment could help guide dementia diagnosis...
  45. ncbi request reprint Dementia care and quality of life in assisted living and nursing homes
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research and the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Gerontologist 45:133-46. 2005
    ..This study relates elements of dementia care in residential care/assisted living (RC/AL) facilities and nursing homes to resident quality of life and considers the guidance this information provides for practice and policy...
  46. ncbi request reprint Attitudes, stress, and satisfaction of staff who care for residents with dementia
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Program on Aging, Disability and Long Term Care, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC27599 7590, USA
    Gerontologist 45:96-105. 2005
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Characteristics associated with low food and fluid intake in long-term care residents with dementia
    Peter S Reed
    Alzheimer s Association, National Office, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
    Gerontologist 45:74-80. 2005
    ..Staff monitoring of residents, having meals in a public dining area, and the presence of noninstitutional features were each associated with higher food and fluid intake...
  48. ncbi request reprint Medication undertreatment in assisted living settings
    Philip D Sloane
    Program on Aging, Disability, and Long Term Care, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:2031-7. 2004
    ..We sought to determine the prevalence and predictors of nonprescribing of selected medications whose value in decreasing morbidity has been established in clinical trials...
  49. ncbi request reprint The public health impact of Alzheimer's disease, 2000-2050: potential implication of treatment advances
    Philip D Sloane
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chaper Hill, 27599, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 23:213-31. 2002
    ..Therefore, Alzheimer's care is likely to remain a major public health problem during the coming decades...
  50. doi request reprint Subtle neurological abnormalities and functional cognition in older adults
    Malaz Boustani
    Arch Intern Med 168:1252-3. 2008
  51. pmc Can primary care meet the biopsychosocial needs of older adults with dementia?
    Malaz Boustani
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1625-7. 2007
  52. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of memantine on behavioral and psychological symptoms related to dementia: a systematic meta-analysis
    Ian D Maidment
    Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Studies, University of Kent, Kent, England
    Ann Pharmacother 42:32-8. 2008
    ..The behavioral and psychological symptoms related to dementia (BPSD) are difficult to manage and are associated with adverse patient outcomes...
  53. ncbi request reprint Dementia screening in primary care: is it time?
    Carol Brayne
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    JAMA 298:2409-11. 2007

Research Grants6

  1. Alzheimer Screening in Primary Care: PRISM-PC Study
    Malaz Boustani; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Future directions: We anticipate that participants' responses could guide the design of specific counseling and educational interventions to overcome a patients' reluctance to accept dementia screening. ..
  2. Enhancing Care for Hospitalized Older Adults with CI
    Malaz Boustani; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. Alzheimer Screening in Primary Care: PRISM-PC Study
    Malaz Boustani; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Future directions: We anticipate that participants' responses could guide the design of specific counseling and educational interventions to overcome a patients' reluctance to accept dementia screening. ..
  4. Pharmacological Management of Delirium
    Malaz Boustani; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..A major advantage of the proposed individualized intervention is reducing exposure to potentially harmful medications and using low dose of haloperidol during the critical early days of ICU care. ..