Carmel Dyer

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint SWiFT: a rapid triage tool for vulnerable older adults in disaster situations
    Carmel B Dyer
    Baylor College of Medicine and the Harris County Hospital District, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2:S45-50. 2008
  2. pmc Self-neglect among the elderly: a model based on more than 500 patients seen by a geriatric medicine team
    Carmel Bitondo Dyer
    College of Medicine, Baylor University, Houston, Tex, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1671-6. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Vulnerable elders: when it is no longer safe to live alone
    Carmel Bitondo Dyer
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, University of Texas Houston Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    JAMA 298:1448-50. 2007
  4. pmc Convergent validation of the Kohlman Evaluation of Living Skills as a screening tool of older adults' ability to live safely and independently in the community
    Jason Burnett
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:1948-52. 2009
  5. pmc Impairment in instrumental activities of daily living and the geriatric syndrome of self-neglect
    Aanand D Naik
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gerontologist 48:388-93. 2008
  6. pmc Assessing capacity in suspected cases of self-neglect
    Aanand D Naik
    Harris County Hospital District, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Geriatrics 63:24-31. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Hurricane Katrina: medical response at the Houston Astrodome/Reliant Center Complex
    Thomas F Gavagan
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 3701 Kirby, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77098, USA
    South Med J 99:933-9. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Changing patient characteristics and survival experience in an Alzheimer's center patient cohort
    R Doody
    Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 20:198-208. 2005
  9. pmc The utility of the Kohlman Evaluation of Living Skills test is associated with substantiated cases of elder self-neglect
    Sabrina Pickens
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Quentin Mease Hospital, Houston, Texas 77004, USA
    J Am Acad Nurse Pract 19:137-42. 2007
  10. pmc Conceptual challenges and practical approaches to screening capacity for self-care and protection in vulnerable older adults
    Aanand D Naik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:S266-70. 2008

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Publications30

  1. doi request reprint SWiFT: a rapid triage tool for vulnerable older adults in disaster situations
    Carmel B Dyer
    Baylor College of Medicine and the Harris County Hospital District, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2:S45-50. 2008
    ..There was no method for assessing the immediate and long-term needs of this vulnerable population...
  2. pmc Self-neglect among the elderly: a model based on more than 500 patients seen by a geriatric medicine team
    Carmel Bitondo Dyer
    College of Medicine, Baylor University, Houston, Tex, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1671-6. 2007
    ..We sought to identify the functional, cognitive, and social factors associated with self-neglect among the elderly to aid the development of etiologic models to guide future research...
  3. ncbi request reprint Vulnerable elders: when it is no longer safe to live alone
    Carmel Bitondo Dyer
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, University of Texas Houston Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    JAMA 298:1448-50. 2007
  4. pmc Convergent validation of the Kohlman Evaluation of Living Skills as a screening tool of older adults' ability to live safely and independently in the community
    Jason Burnett
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:1948-52. 2009
    ..To evaluate the convergent validity of the Kohlman Evaluation of Living Skills (KELS) to screen older adults' ability to live safely and independently...
  5. pmc Impairment in instrumental activities of daily living and the geriatric syndrome of self-neglect
    Aanand D Naik
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gerontologist 48:388-93. 2008
    ..We sought to characterize self-neglect definitively as a geriatric syndrome by identifying an association with functional impairment...
  6. pmc Assessing capacity in suspected cases of self-neglect
    Aanand D Naik
    Harris County Hospital District, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Geriatrics 63:24-31. 2008
    ..Once self-neglect has been identified, common clinical interventions can be targeted to the diagnosed deficits that foster vulnerability to neglect in older adults...
  7. ncbi request reprint Hurricane Katrina: medical response at the Houston Astrodome/Reliant Center Complex
    Thomas F Gavagan
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 3701 Kirby, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77098, USA
    South Med J 99:933-9. 2006
    ..Herein, we describe the scope of this medical response, citing our major challenges, successes, and recommendations for conducting similar efforts in the future...
  8. ncbi request reprint Changing patient characteristics and survival experience in an Alzheimer's center patient cohort
    R Doody
    Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 20:198-208. 2005
    ..Large and diverse dementia patient cohorts can further a variety of research programs aimed at improving diagnosis, treatment, and meaningful survival in AD...
  9. pmc The utility of the Kohlman Evaluation of Living Skills test is associated with substantiated cases of elder self-neglect
    Sabrina Pickens
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Quentin Mease Hospital, Houston, Texas 77004, USA
    J Am Acad Nurse Pract 19:137-42. 2007
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  10. pmc Conceptual challenges and practical approaches to screening capacity for self-care and protection in vulnerable older adults
    Aanand D Naik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:S266-70. 2008
    ..Social services professionals can then use a valid and feasible screening tool during field assessments to screen for potential impairments in the capacity for SC&P in vulnerable older adults...
  11. pmc Patient autonomy for the management of chronic conditions: a two-component re-conceptualization
    Aanand D Naik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 152, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Bioeth 9:23-30. 2009
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  12. ncbi request reprint Community approaches to elder abuse
    Carmel B Dyer
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 3601 N MacGregor Way, Houston, TX 77004, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 21:429-47. 2005
    ..Other resources, such as Area Agencies on Aging, local women's shelters, and The National Center for Elder Abuse, are available to help manage elder abuse and neglect cases in the community...
  13. doi request reprint Catastrophic events and older adults
    Elizabeth Cloyd
    Harris County Hospital District, Houston, TX 77054, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 22:501-13. 2010
    ..The health and resilience of disaster-relief teams depend on paying attention to signs and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and seeking appropriate treatment should it occur...
  14. pmc Exploring self-neglect in older adults: preliminary findings of the self-neglect severity scale and next steps
    P Adam Kelly
    Department of Medicine, Neurology Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:S253-60. 2008
    ..Future methods are proposed for refining the SSS to improve its use as the benchmark for identifying elder self-neglect...
  15. ncbi request reprint Nutritional status is altered in the self-neglecting elderly
    Scott M Smith
    Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory, Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Office, NASA Lyndon B Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, USA
    J Nutr 136:2534-41. 2006
    ..Evaluation of these data in relation to other functional and cognitive assessments are critical for evaluating the relation between nutrition and self-neglect...
  16. ncbi request reprint Functional outcomes and daily life activities of African-American elders after hospitalization
    Jean Spencer
    School of Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman s University, 1130 John Freeman Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Occup Ther 56:149-59. 2002
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  17. doi request reprint Healthcare costs and utilization of vulnerable elderly people reported to Adult Protective Services for self-neglect
    Luisa Franzini
    School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:667-76. 2008
    ..To assess differences between diagnoses, healthcare utilization, and healthcare costs of vulnerable elderly people reported to Adult Protective Services for self-neglect and those of matched controls...
  18. pmc Assessing capacity in the setting of self-neglect: development of a novel screening tool for decision-making capacity
    Aanand D Naik
    Baylor College of Medicine, USA
    J Elder Abuse Negl 18:79-91. 2006
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  19. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency associated with self-neglect in the elderly
    Koko Aung
    CREST, University of Texas Medical School Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Division of General Internal Medicine, 78229 3901, USA
    J Elder Abuse Negl 18:63-78. 2006
    ..Vitamin D deficiency is common in elders. However, little is known about the implications of vitamin D deficiency in elder self-neglect...
  20. ncbi request reprint Is pain a significant factor in elder self-neglect?
    Sabrina Pickens
    CREST, University of Texas Medical School Houston, Harris County Hospital District, 77004, USA
    J Elder Abuse Negl 18:51-61. 2006
    ..The purpose of this analysis is to determine whether self-reported pain is associated with validated cases of self-neglect compared with matched controls...
  21. ncbi request reprint Social networks: a profile of the elderly who self-neglect
    Jason Burnett
    CREST, University of Texas Medical School Houston, Harris County Hospital District, 77004, USA
    J Elder Abuse Negl 18:35-49. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the social networks associated with elder self-neglect compared with a matched-control group...
  22. ncbi request reprint What is the association between self-neglect, depressive symptoms and untreated medical conditions?
    Jason Burnett
    CREST, University of Texas Medical School Houston, Harris County Hospital District, USA
    J Elder Abuse Negl 18:25-34. 2006
    ..It also describes the relationship between untreated medical condition(s) associated with self-neglect and abnormal scores on the GDS-SF...
  23. ncbi request reprint The making of a self-neglect severity scale
    Carmel Bitondo Dyer
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical School Houston, Harris County Hospital District, USA
    J Elder Abuse Negl 18:13-23. 2006
    ..The lack of a gold standard to measure self-neglect has hampered efforts to study this phenomenon...
  24. ncbi request reprint Severe self-neglect: an epidemiological and historical perspective
    Edward Lee Poythress
    Department of General Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Ben Taub General Hospital, Harris County Hospital District, Houston, TX, USA
    J Elder Abuse Negl 18:5-12. 2006
    ..Future research is needed to provide practitioners with effective screening instruments and interventions on cases of severe self-neglect...
  25. ncbi request reprint Self-neglect in older adults is a geriatric syndrome
    Sabrina Pickens
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1796-7. 2006
  26. ncbi request reprint Frail older patient care by interdisciplinary teams: a primer for generalists
    Carmel Bitondo Dyer
    Baylor College of Medicine, Harris County Hospital District, Houston, TX 77004, USA
    Gerontol Geriatr Educ 24:51-62. 2003
    ..In addition, the challenges that occur when Geriatric Interdisciplinary (ID) Teams involved in providing care to frail older patients are identified and discussed...
  27. ncbi request reprint The hidden health menace of elder abuse. Physicians can help patients surmount intimate partner violence
    Joslyn Weiner Fisher
    Postgrad Med 113:21-4, 30. 2003
    ..Nationally spouses or intimate partners commit between 13% and 50% of elder abuse.1 Physicians can be instrumental in preventing and intervening in intimate partner violence in their elderly patients...
  28. ncbi request reprint Neglect assessment in elderly persons
    Carmel Bitondo Dyer
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1000-1. 2005
  29. ncbi request reprint Enhancing victim safety through collaboration
    Bonnie Brandle
    Care Manag J 7:64-72. 2006
    ..This chapter reviews potential lethality factors and the steps that can be taken to enhance the safety of victims, their families, and the professionals who serve them...
  30. ncbi request reprint How geriatricians identify elder abuse and neglect
    Regina Harrell
    Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Med Sci 323:34-8. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to learn how practicing geriatricians define, diagnose, and address abuse and neglect to provide some guidance to the busy general internist regarding this complex issue...

Research Grants3

  1. Consortium for Research in Elder Self-neglect (RMI)
    Carmel Dyer; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We will also form three interdisciplinary working groups, convene a national research conference and appoint a national external advisory board to inform the CREST of elder needs. ..
  2. Multidimensional Assessment and Intervention for Elder Self-Neglect
    Carmel B Dyer; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We intend to test the hypothesis that this approach will improve the quality of care and outcomes provided to these seniors by state protective service agencies. ..