Dolores Gallagher-Thompson

Summary

Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effective recruitment strategies for Latino and Caucasian dementia family caregivers in intervention research
    Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
    Older Adult and Family Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:484-90. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint A comparison of marital interaction patterns between couples in which the husband does or does not have Alzheimer's disease
    D Gallagher-Thompson
    Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 56:S140-50. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based psychological treatments for distress in family caregivers of older adults
    Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
    Older Adult and Family Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94025, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:37-51. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of in-home behavioral management versus telephone support to reduce depressive symptoms and perceived stress in Chinese caregivers: results of a pilot study
    Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:425-34. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Change in indices of distress among Latino and Anglo female caregivers of elderly relatives with dementia: site-specific results from the REACH national collaborative study
    Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
    Older Adult and Family Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine and VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 795 Willow Road, mail code 182C MP, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Gerontologist 43:580-91. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Recruitment and retention of latino dementia family caregivers in intervention research: issues to face, lessons to learn
    Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
    Older Adult and Family Center, VA Medical Center, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Gerontologist 43:45-51. 2003
  7. doi request reprint Effectiveness of a psychoeducational skill training DVD program to reduce stress in Chinese American dementia caregivers: results of a preliminary study
    Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:263-73. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity, stress, and cortisol function in Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women: A preliminary study of family dementia caregivers and noncaregivers
    Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:334-42. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Recruiting Chinese Americans for dementia caregiver intervention research: suggestions for success
    Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
    Older Adult and Family Center, VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University School of Medicine, 795 Willow Road 182C, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:676-83. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Caregiver self-efficacy, ethnicity, and kinship differences in dementia caregivers
    Colin Depp
    Older Adult and Family Center, VA Medical Center and Stanford University School of Medicine, mail code 182C MP, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:787-94. 2005

Research Grants

  1. Multisite Intervention Trial for Diverse Caregivers.
    Dolores Gallagher Thompson; Fiscal Year: 2003

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Effective recruitment strategies for Latino and Caucasian dementia family caregivers in intervention research
    Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
    Older Adult and Family Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:484-90. 2004
    ..However, their participation in intervention research is disproportionately low. The authors compared the participant retention rates of three different recruitment strategies in a sample of Latino and Caucasian family caregivers...
  2. ncbi request reprint A comparison of marital interaction patterns between couples in which the husband does or does not have Alzheimer's disease
    D Gallagher-Thompson
    Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 56:S140-50. 2001
    ..g., smiling) during that same task. Caregiving wives actually increased their facilitative behavior from the mealtime to planning task, probably reflecting the increased demand characteristics of the latter...
  3. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based psychological treatments for distress in family caregivers of older adults
    Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
    Older Adult and Family Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94025, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:37-51. 2007
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of in-home behavioral management versus telephone support to reduce depressive symptoms and perceived stress in Chinese caregivers: results of a pilot study
    Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:425-34. 2007
    ..However, few studies evaluate treatments for them. This study evaluated the efficacy of in-home intervention, based on cognitive behavior therapy principles, to relieve stress and depression in female Chinese American caregivers (CGs)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Change in indices of distress among Latino and Anglo female caregivers of elderly relatives with dementia: site-specific results from the REACH national collaborative study
    Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
    Older Adult and Family Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine and VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 795 Willow Road, mail code 182C MP, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Gerontologist 43:580-91. 2003
    ..We compare the impact of two distinct interventions on Anglo and Latino caregivers of elderly relatives with dementia...
  6. ncbi request reprint Recruitment and retention of latino dementia family caregivers in intervention research: issues to face, lessons to learn
    Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
    Older Adult and Family Center, VA Medical Center, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Gerontologist 43:45-51. 2003
    ..quot; Issues range from current demographic trends showing the ever-increasing number of Latino caregivers to discussion of cultural values that influence their help-seeking behavior...
  7. doi request reprint Effectiveness of a psychoeducational skill training DVD program to reduce stress in Chinese American dementia caregivers: results of a preliminary study
    Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:263-73. 2010
    ..Results encourage further development of theoretically based interventions, delivered using modern technology, for this ever increasing group of CGs...
  8. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity, stress, and cortisol function in Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women: A preliminary study of family dementia caregivers and noncaregivers
    Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:334-42. 2006
    ..Dependent variables were perceived stress, depression, and salivary cortisol...
  9. ncbi request reprint Recruiting Chinese Americans for dementia caregiver intervention research: suggestions for success
    Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
    Older Adult and Family Center, VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University School of Medicine, 795 Willow Road 182C, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:676-83. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the relative effectiveness of three recruitment modalities for enrolling Chinese-American and white family caregivers into research studies to evaluate intervention strategies...
  10. ncbi request reprint Caregiver self-efficacy, ethnicity, and kinship differences in dementia caregivers
    Colin Depp
    Older Adult and Family Center, VA Medical Center and Stanford University School of Medicine, mail code 182C MP, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:787-94. 2005
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint The moderating effect of self-efficacy on intervention response in women family caregivers of older adults with dementia
    Yaron G Rabinowitz
    Older Adult and Family Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:642-9. 2006
    ..This study supports the use of self-efficacy as a screening tool for appropriate caregiver intervention assignment...
  12. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and time to institutionalization of dementia patients: a comparison of Latina and Caucasian female family caregivers
    Brent T Mausbach
    Older Adult and Family Center, Stanford University School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1077-84. 2004
    ..To compare rates of institutionalization of dementia patients cared for by Latina and Caucasian female caregivers and to explore which caregiver and care-recipient characteristics predicted institutionalization...
  13. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of a yoga and meditation intervention for dementia caregiver stress
    Lynn C Waelde
    Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA
    J Clin Psychol 60:677-87. 2004
    ..These findings suggest that Inner Resources may be a feasible and effective intervention for family caregivers and may improve affect, coping, physical well-being, and stress management...
  14. doi request reprint Ethnic differences in beliefs regarding Alzheimer disease among dementia family caregivers
    Heather L Gray
    Alzheimer s Association, Northern California Northern Nevada Chapter, CA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:925-33. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine ethnic differences in female dementia family caregivers' knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about Alzheimer disease (AD)...
  15. pmc Exploring the relationship between physical health, depressive symptoms, and depression diagnoses in Hispanic dementia caregivers
    Michael A Cucciare
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:274-82. 2010
    ..The present study examined the relationship between self-reported physical health, depressive symptoms, and the occurrence of depression diagnosis in Hispanic female dementia caregivers...
  16. doi request reprint The relationship between objectively measured sleep disturbance and dementia family caregiver distress and burden
    Sherry A Beaudreau
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 21:159-65. 2008
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Anger and depression management: psychoeducational skill training interventions for women caregivers of a relative with dementia
    David W Coon
    Institute on Aging, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Gerontologist 43:678-89. 2003
    ..This study examines the short-term impact of two theoretically based psychoeducational small group interventions with distressed caregivers, and it also examines the role of specific moderator and mediator variables on caregiver outcomes...
  18. ncbi request reprint Design decisions to optimize reliability of daytime cortisol slopes in an older population
    Helena C Kraemer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:325-33. 2006
    ..How best to estimate that slope with minimal burden to the participants and the cost of the study is a decision often made without empiric foundation...
  19. doi request reprint Outcomes from the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH) program for bereaved caregivers
    Jason M Holland
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Psychol Aging 24:190-202. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that different preloss interventions might be warranted depending on a caregiver's unique clinical presentation and combination of risk factors...
  20. ncbi request reprint Treatment of depression in low-income older adults
    Patricia A Arean
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0984, USA
    Psychol Aging 20:601-9. 2005
    ..All 3 conditions resulted in similar reduction of needs. Findings suggest that disadvantaged older adults with depression benefit from increased access to social services either alone or combined with psychotherapy...
  21. pmc Development of the risk appraisal measure: a brief screen to identify risk areas and guide interventions for dementia caregivers
    Sara J Czaja
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center on Aging, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, 1695 N W 9th Avenue, Suite 3208, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1064-72. 2009
    ..To develop and validate a brief screening measure for use in research, healthcare, and community settings to systematically assess well-being and identify needed areas of support for caregivers of patients with dementia...
  22. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for conducting geropsychotherapy research
    Patricia A Arean
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0984, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 11:9-16. 2003
    ..However, the field is still in need of better outcome and process measures, methods for measuring the therapeutic content of non-psychotherapy encounters, and methods for determining the impact of choice of treatment on outcome...
  23. pmc The impact of education on care practices: an exploratory study of the influence of "action plans" on the behavior of health professionals
    Eunice Rodriguez
    Stanford Geriatric Education Center, Department of Pediatrics, and Center for Education in Family and Community Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, U S A
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:897-908. 2010
    ....
  24. pmc Exploring the effectiveness of an Internet-based program for reducing caregiver distress using the iCare Stress Management e-Training Program
    BRUNO KAJIYAMA
    a Photozig, Inc, NASA Research Park, Moffett Field, CA, 94035 0128, USA
    Aging Ment Health 17:544-54. 2013
    ..Future efforts to improve dropout rate and increase participant engagement are warranted. To our knowledge, this is the first attempt to present an evidence-based intervention for CGs via the Internet. ..

Research Grants1

  1. Multisite Intervention Trial for Diverse Caregivers.
    Dolores Gallagher Thompson; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..A uniform battery of predictor and outcome measures will be collected at baseline, three and six months. Cost-effectiveness and clinical significance of the two conditions will also be evaluated. ..