C F Mendes De Leon

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Affiliation: Rush University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Relative weight and mobility: a longitudinal study in a biracial population of older adults
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    Department of Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:770-6. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Social engagement and disability in a community population of older adults: the New Haven EPESE
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:633-42. 2003
  3. pmc Neighborhood social cohesion and disorder in relation to walking in community-dwelling older adults: a multilevel analysis
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, 1645 W Jackson Blvd, Suite 675, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Aging Health 21:155-71. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Aging and the elapse of time: a comment on the analysis of change
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, 1645 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 675, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S198-202. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint The effect of a psychosocial intervention and quality of life after acute myocardial infarction: the Enhancing Recovery in Coronary Heart Disease (ENRICHD) clinical trial
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    Department of Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 26:9-13; quiz 14-5. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in disability: recent evidence from self-reported and performance-based disability measures in a population-based study of older adults
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, 1645 W Jackson Blvd, Suite 675, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:S263-71. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Changes in disability before and after myocardial infarction in older adults
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:763-8. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Short-term change in physical function and disability: the Women's Health and Aging Study
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 57:S355-65. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Social networks and disability transitions across eight intervals of yearly data in the New Haven EPESE
    C F Mendes De Leon
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 54:S162-72. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint Disability as a function of social networks and support in elderly African Americans and Whites: the Duke EPESE 1986--1992
    C F Mendes De Leon
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 56:S179-90. 2001

Research Grants

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Publications57

  1. ncbi request reprint Relative weight and mobility: a longitudinal study in a biracial population of older adults
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    Department of Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:770-6. 2006
    ..We examined the association of relative weight with mobility and changes in mobility over time and whether these associations differed by race...
  2. ncbi request reprint Social engagement and disability in a community population of older adults: the New Haven EPESE
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:633-42. 2003
    ..Results suggest a strong, but not necessarily causal association of social engagement with disability. Promotion of social engagement may still be important for the prevention of disability...
  3. pmc Neighborhood social cohesion and disorder in relation to walking in community-dwelling older adults: a multilevel analysis
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, 1645 W Jackson Blvd, Suite 675, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Aging Health 21:155-71. 2009
    ..Promotion of walking behavior in older adults may require improvement of the safety and upkeep of the neighborhood environment...
  4. ncbi request reprint Aging and the elapse of time: a comment on the analysis of change
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, 1645 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 675, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S198-202. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint The effect of a psychosocial intervention and quality of life after acute myocardial infarction: the Enhancing Recovery in Coronary Heart Disease (ENRICHD) clinical trial
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    Department of Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 26:9-13; quiz 14-5. 2006
    ..This report analyzes the effect of the intervention on quality of life (QOL), which was an important secondary outcome...
  6. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in disability: recent evidence from self-reported and performance-based disability measures in a population-based study of older adults
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, 1645 W Jackson Blvd, Suite 675, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:S263-71. 2005
    ..Although disability levels have been declining in older adults, there is little current information on racial differences in disability...
  7. ncbi request reprint Changes in disability before and after myocardial infarction in older adults
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:763-8. 2005
    ..Disability in older adults is thought to occur primarily as a consequence of clinical disease episodes. However, the temporal relationship between clinical disease and disability has received little systematic attention...
  8. ncbi request reprint Short-term change in physical function and disability: the Women's Health and Aging Study
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 57:S355-65. 2002
    ..Although measures of physical function are predictive of future disability, little is known about the short-term impact of changes in physical function on disability...
  9. ncbi request reprint Social networks and disability transitions across eight intervals of yearly data in the New Haven EPESE
    C F Mendes De Leon
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 54:S162-72. 1999
    ..However, findings regarding the effect of social networks on disability outcomes have been inconsistent. This study examines this relationship with respect to the risk of developing disability and recovering from disability...
  10. ncbi request reprint Disability as a function of social networks and support in elderly African Americans and Whites: the Duke EPESE 1986--1992
    C F Mendes De Leon
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 56:S179-90. 2001
    ..We examined the association of structural and functional aspects of social relationships with change in disability, and the degree to which race modifies these associations...
  11. ncbi request reprint Depression and risk of coronary heart disease in elderly men and women: New Haven EPESE, 1982-1991. Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly
    C F Mendes De Leon
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Ill 60612, USA
    Arch Intern Med 158:2341-8. 1998
    ..However, few studies have examined this relationship in the elderly, the age at which most coronary heart disease (CHD) becomes clinically manifest...
  12. pmc Educational attainment and cognitive decline in old age
    R S Wilson
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Neurology 72:460-5. 2009
    ..Level of education is a well-established risk factor for Alzheimer disease but its relation to cognitive decline, the principal clinical manifestation of the disease, is uncertain...
  13. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic characteristics of the community in childhood and cognition in old age
    R S Wilson
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center, Rush Institute for Healthy Aging and Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Exp Aging Res 31:393-407. 2005
    ..The results suggest that socioeconomic conditions in early life are associated with level of cognitive function in old age but not with rate of cognitive decline...
  14. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of dizziness and its association with functional disability in a biracial community population
    N T Aggarwal
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush University and Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M288-92. 2000
    ..Information regarding the prevalence of dizziness and its association with functional disability among African American and white residents from defined community populations is limited...
  15. pmc Cognitive decline in incident Alzheimer disease in a community population
    R S Wilson
    Rush AD Center, Rush University Medical Center, 600 South Paulina Avenue, Suite 1038, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Neurology 74:951-5. 2010
    ..To measure the cognitive consequences of incident Alzheimer disease (AD) in older African American and white subjects...
  16. ncbi request reprint Social resources and cognitive decline in a population of older African Americans and whites
    L L Barnes
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center, Armour Academic Facility, 600 S Paulina, Suite 1038, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Neurology 63:2322-6. 2004
    ..To examine the relation of social resources and cognitive decline in older adults...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cognitive activity and cognitive decline in a biracial community population
    R S Wilson
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center and Rush Institute for Healthy Aging and Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Neurology 61:812-6. 2003
    ..However, the association of cognitive activity with cognitive decline, the principal manifestation of AD, is not well understood...
  18. pmc Cognitive activity and the cognitive morbidity of Alzheimer disease
    R S Wilson
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Neurology 75:990-6. 2010
    ..To test the hypothesis that frequent cognitive activity predicts slower cognitive decline before dementia onset in Alzheimer disease (AD) and faster decline thereafter...
  19. ncbi request reprint Proneness to psychological distress and risk of Alzheimer disease in a biracial community
    R S Wilson
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center, Armour Academic Center, 600 S Paulina, Suite 1038, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Neurology 64:380-2. 2005
    ..4 times more likely to develop AD than persons not distress prone. This effect was substantially stronger in white persons compared to African Americans...
  20. ncbi request reprint Education modifies the relation of AD pathology to level of cognitive function in older persons
    D A Bennett
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center and Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Neurology 60:1909-15. 2003
    ..To test the hypothesis that years of formal education modifies the relation of AD pathology to level of cognitive function...
  21. pmc Neighborhood-level cohesion and disorder: measurement and validation in two older adult urban populations
    Kathleen A Cagney
    Department of Health Studies, The University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 2007, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:415-24. 2009
    ..Drawing from collective efficacy and social disorganization theories, we developed and validated measures of neighborhood-level social processes...
  22. pmc Temporal course of depressive symptoms during the development of Alzheimer disease
    R S Wilson
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center, 600 South Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Neurology 75:21-6. 2010
    ..To characterize change in depressive symptoms before and after the onset of dementia in Alzheimer disease (AD)...
  23. pmc Depressive symptoms and cognitive decline in a community population of older persons
    R S Wilson
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 75:126-9. 2004
    ..An association between depressive symptoms and cognitive decline has been observed in selected cohorts of older people, but studies of defined populations have had conflicting results...
  24. ncbi request reprint Proneness to psychological distress is associated with risk of Alzheimer's disease
    R S Wilson
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center, Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Neurology 61:1479-85. 2003
    ..Chronic stress is associated with hippocampal damage and impaired memory in animals and humans...
  25. ncbi request reprint Cognitive activity and incident AD in a population-based sample of older persons
    R S Wilson
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center and Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Neurology 59:1910-4. 2002
    ..Participation in cognitively stimulating activities is hypothesized to be associated with risk of AD, but knowledge about this association is limited...
  26. doi request reprint Elder abuse and mortality: the role of psychological and social wellbeing
    X Q Dong
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA xinqi_dong rush edu
    Gerontology 57:549-58. 2011
    ..Elder abuse is a pervasive human right and public health issue...
  27. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms, cognitive decline, and risk of AD in older persons
    Robert S Wilson
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center and Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, 1645 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 675, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Neurology 59:364-70. 2002
    ..Cross-sectional and retrospective case-control studies suggest an association of depression symptoms with cognitive impairment and AD, but there have been few prospective studies and their results have been inconsistent...
  28. pmc Hostility and change in cognitive function over time in older blacks and whites
    Lisa L Barnes
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Psychosom Med 71:652-8. 2009
    ..To test whether the level of hostility predicted the rate of cognitive decline in a community of older blacks and whites and whether the association varied as a function of race...
  29. pmc Biracial population study of mortality in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer disease
    Robert S Wilson
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center, 600 S Paulina Ave, Ste 1038, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Neurol 66:767-72. 2009
    ..To assess mortality associated with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer disease (AD) among older African Americans and whites from an urban community...
  30. doi request reprint Self-neglect and cognitive function among community-dwelling older persons
    XinQi Dong
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:798-806. 2010
    ..Elder self-neglect is a common public health issue, but it is unclear to what degree it is associated with cognitive function. This study aimed to examine the cross-sectional association between self-neglect and cognitive function...
  31. pmc Decline in cognitive function and risk of elder self-neglect: finding from the Chicago Health Aging Project
    XinQi Dong
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:2292-9. 2010
    ..To examine the longitudinal association between decline in cognitive function and risk of elder self-neglect in a community-dwelling population...
  32. pmc Physical function decline and the risk of elder self-neglect in a community-dwelling population
    XinQi Dong
    Rush Institute for Health Aging, 1645 West Jackson, Suite 675, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Gerontologist 50:316-26. 2010
    ..This longitudinal study examines the association between physical function decline and the risk of elder self-neglect in a community-dwelling population...
  33. pmc Daily spiritual experiences in a biracial, community-based population of older adults
    Kimberly A Skarupski
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:779-89. 2010
    ..A 5-item version of the Daily Spiritual Experiences Scale (DSES) was used in the study. Multivariable linear regression models were used to examine the relationship between sociodemographic and psychosocial factors and DSES scores...
  34. doi request reprint Self-management counseling in patients with heart failure: the heart failure adherence and retention randomized behavioral trial
    Lynda H Powell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, 1700 W Van Buren St, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    JAMA 304:1331-8. 2010
    ..Motivating patients with heart failure to adhere to medical advice has not translated into clinical benefit, but past trials have had methodological limitations...
  35. pmc Relation of cardiac ventricular repolarization and global cognitive performance in a community population
    Brian P Lucas
    Department of Medicine, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Cardiol 106:1169-73. 2010
    ..Nevertheless, the significant association observed with T wave nondipolar voltage suggests that the cardiac effects of heart disease are associated with cognitive declines...
  36. pmc The Heart Failure Adherence and Retention Trial (HART): design and rationale
    Lynda H Powell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am Heart J 156:452-60. 2008
    ..Drug therapies and lifestyle changes can reduce hospitalizations, but nonadherence is high, ranging from 30% to 80%. There is an urgent need to identify cost-effective ways to improve adherence and reduce hospitalizations...
  37. ncbi request reprint Early life conditions and cognitive functioning in later life
    Susan A Everson-Rose
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:1083-9. 2003
    ..A better SEP and a more stimulating cognitive milieu in childhood have small but significant effects on absolute level of cognitive function; however, they do not seem to protect against cognitive decline in old age...
  38. ncbi request reprint Negative affect and mortality in older persons
    Robert S Wilson
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center and Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:827-35. 2003
    ..The results suggest that negative affect in older persons, especially internally experienced distress, is associated with an increased mortality risk...
  39. doi request reprint Is greater self-neglect severity associated with lower levels of physical function?
    XinQi Dong
    Rush Institute for Health Aging, Rush University Medical Center, 1645 West Jackson, Suite 675, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Aging Health 21:596-610. 2009
    ..This study examined the association between severity of self-neglect and physical function in a population of community-dwelling older adults...
  40. ncbi request reprint Personality and mortality in old age
    Robert S Wilson
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging and Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 59:P110-6. 2004
    ..Findings for extraversion were mixed, and neither agreeableness nor openness was strongly related to mortality. The results suggest that personality is associated with mortality in old age...
  41. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal study of black-white differences in social resources
    Lisa L Barnes
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 59:S146-53. 2004
    ..This study examined the differences in levels of social networks and social engagement between older Blacks and Whites and racial differences in rates of change in social resources over time...
  42. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in perceived discrimination in a community population of older blacks and whites
    Lisa L Barnes
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center and Institute for Healthy Aging
    J Aging Health 16:315-37. 2004
    ..To examine the prevalence of perceived discrimination in an older biracial population and to examine its correlation with depressive symptoms...
  43. ncbi request reprint Participation in cognitively stimulating activities and risk of incident Alzheimer disease
    Robert S Wilson
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center, 1645 W Jackson Blvd, Suite 675, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    JAMA 287:742-8. 2002
    ..Frequent participation in cognitively stimulating activities has been hypothesized to reduce risk of Alzheimer disease (AD), but prospective data regarding an association are lacking...
  44. ncbi request reprint Black-white differences in depressive symptoms among older adults over time
    Kimberly A Skarupski
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, 1645 W Jackson, Suite 675, Chicago, IL 60612 3227, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:P136-42. 2005
    ..225, p < .001) but remained robust. The racial differences increased slightly over time. Our findings support heightened awareness of depression in older Black populations...
  45. ncbi request reprint Do depressive symptoms predict declines in physical performance in an elderly, biracial population?
    Susan A Everson-Rose
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, Department of Preventive Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:609-15. 2005
    ..We investigated whether depressive symptoms, assessed by the 10-item Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), predicted change in physical function in elderly adults...
  46. ncbi request reprint Physical activity, cognitive activity, and cognitive decline in a biracial community population
    Maureen T Sturman
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Neurol 62:1750-4. 2005
    ..Findings from studies investigating whether physical activity reduces the risk of cognitive decline in old age have been inconsistent...
  47. ncbi request reprint Distress proneness and cognitive decline in a population of older persons
    Robert S Wilson
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center and Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:11-7. 2005
    ..059) after controlling for depressive symptoms. The results suggest that the tendency to experience psychological distress is associated with increased cognitive decline in old age...
  48. pmc Childhood adversity and psychosocial adjustment in old age
    Robert S Wilson
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:307-15. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that higher level of childhood adversity is associated with lower level of psychosocial adjustment in old age...
  49. ncbi request reprint Increasing self-management skills in heart failure patients: a pilot study
    Kristin J Flynn
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Congest Heart Fail 11:297-302. 2005
    ..001) and in several psychosocial outcomes. The success of this pilot study suggests the need for a randomized clinical trial to test the efficacy of group-based self-management training on medical outcomes...
  50. ncbi request reprint Neuroticism, extraversion, and mortality in a defined population of older persons
    Robert S Wilson
    Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:841-5. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to test the association of the personality traits of neuroticism and extraversion with risk of death in old age...
  51. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial characteristics after acute myocardial infarction: the ENRICHD pilot study. Enhancing Recovery in Coronary Heart Disease
    C F Mendes De Leon
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Ill, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 21:353-62. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The psychosocial risk profile after AMI may be different for male and female patients, and interventions may need to take account of each gender's specific needs...
  52. ncbi request reprint Association of fecal incontinence with physical disability and impaired cognitive function
    Carline R Quander
    Department of Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:2588-93. 2006
    ..In this study, we report on the association of fecal incontinence with physical disability and impaired cognitive function in a large bi-racial population of individuals aged 65 yr and older...
  53. ncbi request reprint Elements of nonpharmacologic interventions that prevent progression of heart failure: a meta-analysis
    Andrea T Kozak
    Department of Preventive Medicine Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Congest Heart Fail 13:280-7. 2007
    ..Nonpharmacologic treatment featuring face-to-face contact is particularly effective in reducing HF hospitalization and all-cause mortality rates...
  54. ncbi request reprint The Depression Interview and Structured Hamilton (DISH): rationale, development, characteristics, and clinical validity
    Kenneth E Freedland
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Psychosom Med 64:897-905. 2002
    ..This article describes the development and characteristics of the DISH and presents a validity study and data on its use in ENRICHD...
  55. pmc Why do friendships matter for survival?
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:538-9. 2005
  56. ncbi request reprint Trends in rates of onset of and recovery from disability at older ages: 1982-1994
    Douglas A Wolf
    Center for Policy Research, 426 Eggers Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S3-S10. 2007
    ..For this study, we estimated models of transitions between discrete disability and vital states that incorporated simple linear time trends...
  57. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal study of parkinsonism and disability in a community population of older people
    Anne M Murray
    Division Geriatrics, Hennepin County Medical Center, 914 South 8th Street, Suite D 206, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:864-70. 2004
    ..Parkinsonian signs in patients without Parkinson's disease are often undetected but occur frequently in older people, and are often considered benign. We measured the association between parkinsonism and subsequent disability...

Research Grants13

  1. Early and Mid-Life Social Determinants of Racial Disparities in Late-Life Health
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon; Fiscal Year: 2010
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  2. SES AND AGE-RELATED DISABILITY IN A BIRACIAL COMMUNITY
    Carlos Mendes de Leon; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  3. SES AND AGE-RELATED DISABILITY IN A BIRACIAL COMMUNITY
    Carlos Mendes de Leon; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  4. SES AND AGE-RELATED DISABILITY IN A BIRACIAL COMMUNITY
    Carlos Mendes de Leon; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The aging of the population adds urgency to a better understanding of the factors that prevent potential increases in disparities in age-related disability among the socially disadvantaged. ..
  5. Early and Mid-Life Social Determinants of Racial Disparities in Late-Life Health
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..