Mark E Kunik

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Treatable comorbid conditions and use of VA health care services among patients with dementia
    Mark E Kunik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:70-5. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Causes of aggressive behavior in patients with dementia
    Mark E Kunik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Services, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 71:1145-52. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Health care utilization in dementia patients with psychiatric comorbidity
    Mark E Kunik
    VAMC, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gerontologist 43:86-91. 2003
  4. doi request reprint Growing our own: a regional approach to encourage psychiatric residents to enter research
    Mark E Kunik
    Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Acad Psychiatry 32:236-40. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint COPD education and cognitive behavioral therapy group treatment for clinically significant symptoms of depression and anxiety in COPD patients: a randomized controlled trial
    M E Kunik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychol Med 38:385-96. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Surprisingly high prevalence of anxiety and depression in chronic breathing disorders
    Mark E Kunik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, MEDVAMC 152, 2002 Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Chest 127:1205-11. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of decreased length of hospital stay among geriatric patients with dementia
    M E Kunik
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 52:376-8. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Documentation, assessment, and treatment of aggression in patients with newly diagnosed dementia
    Mark E Kunik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, TX 77030, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 21:115-21. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Consequences of aggressive behavior in patients with dementia
    Mark E Kunik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 22:40-7. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint A practical screening tool for anxiety and depression in patients with chronic breathing disorders
    Mark E Kunik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center 152, 2002 Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychosomatics 48:16-21. 2007

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Publications99

  1. ncbi request reprint Treatable comorbid conditions and use of VA health care services among patients with dementia
    Mark E Kunik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:70-5. 2005
    ..This prospective study examined the longitudinal relationship between use of health care services and treatable comorbid conditions among patients with dementia...
  2. doi request reprint Causes of aggressive behavior in patients with dementia
    Mark E Kunik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Services, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 71:1145-52. 2010
    ..To examine factors predicting development of aggression...
  3. ncbi request reprint Health care utilization in dementia patients with psychiatric comorbidity
    Mark E Kunik
    VAMC, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gerontologist 43:86-91. 2003
    ..The purpose of this research was to determine if differences in service use exist between dementia patients with and without psychiatric comorbidity...
  4. doi request reprint Growing our own: a regional approach to encourage psychiatric residents to enter research
    Mark E Kunik
    Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Acad Psychiatry 32:236-40. 2008
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint COPD education and cognitive behavioral therapy group treatment for clinically significant symptoms of depression and anxiety in COPD patients: a randomized controlled trial
    M E Kunik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychol Med 38:385-96. 2008
    ..This study compared cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) group treatment for anxiety and depression with COPD education for COPD patients with moderate-to-severe anxiety and/or depressive symptoms...
  6. ncbi request reprint Surprisingly high prevalence of anxiety and depression in chronic breathing disorders
    Mark E Kunik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, MEDVAMC 152, 2002 Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Chest 127:1205-11. 2005
    ..The objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence, screening, and recognition of depression and anxiety in persons with chronic breathing disorders, including COPD...
  7. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of decreased length of hospital stay among geriatric patients with dementia
    M E Kunik
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 52:376-8. 2001
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Documentation, assessment, and treatment of aggression in patients with newly diagnosed dementia
    Mark E Kunik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, TX 77030, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 21:115-21. 2007
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Consequences of aggressive behavior in patients with dementia
    Mark E Kunik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 22:40-7. 2010
    ..Of 215 patients, 88 became aggressive, associated with significantly increased use of psychotropic medication (p< or =0.04), injuries (p< or =0.0001), and nursing-home placement (p< or =0.004)...
  10. ncbi request reprint A practical screening tool for anxiety and depression in patients with chronic breathing disorders
    Mark E Kunik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center 152, 2002 Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychosomatics 48:16-21. 2007
    ..6% and 49.5% (Depression); 93.7% and 32.2% (Anxiety); and 97.7%, and 36.0% (combined screen), with an overall accuracy of 80.7%. In such populations, these two modules of the PRIME-MD Patient Questionnaire may be a useful screening tool...
  11. ncbi request reprint Comorbid psychosocial symptoms and quality of life in patients with dementia
    A Lynn Snow
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:393-401. 2005
    ..In an effort to develop a more comprehensive understanding of this relationship, this study included both patient reports of their QOL and caregiver reports of patient QOL...
  12. doi request reprint Anxiety disorders, physical illnesses, and health care utilization in older male veterans with Parkinson disease and comorbid depression
    Salah U Qureshi
    VA Houston HSR and D Center of Excellence, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 25:233-9. 2012
    ....
  13. pmc The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index in older primary care patients with generalized anxiety disorder: psychometrics and outcomes following cognitive behavioral therapy
    Amber L Bush
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychiatry Res 199:24-30. 2012
    ..e., sleep latency and sleep disturbances) demonstrated response to treatment over a 12-month follow-up period. Overall, results highlight the usefulness of the PSQI global and component scores for use in older adults with GAD...
  14. doi request reprint Differences between clinical subspecialties in the outpatient evaluation and treatment of dementia in an academic medical center
    Yogeshwar V Kalkonde
    Department of Neurology, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Tex, USA
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 29:28-36. 2010
    ..It is unknown whether physicians from different subspecialties investigate and treat dementia in the same manner or according to these guidelines...
  15. doi request reprint Aggression in individuals newly diagnosed with dementia
    Claudia A Orengo
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 23:227-32. 2008
    ..The surprisingly high prevalence of aggression in individuals newly diagnosed with dementia suggests the potential usefulness of early screening for aggression in this population...
  16. pmc The peaceful mind program: a pilot test of a cognitive-behavioral therapy-based intervention for anxious patients with dementia
    Melinda A Stanley
    VA HSR and D Houston Center of Excellence, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:696-708. 2013
    ..To assess feasibility and to conduct a preliminary evaluation of outcomes following Peaceful Mind, a cognitive-behavioral therapy-based intervention for anxiety in dementia, relative to usual care...
  17. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and comorbid anxiety or depression
    Jeffrey A Cully
    Houston Center Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Houston, TX, USA
    Psychosomatics 47:312-9. 2006
    ..When comorbid with COPD, mental health symptoms of depression and anxiety are some of the most salient factors associated with quality-of-life outcomes...
  18. pmc Cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety in patients with dementia: two case studies
    Cynthia A Kraus
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Psychiatr Pract 14:186-92. 2008
    ..Outcome data showed improvement in anxiety as measured by standardized rating scales. We conclude that CBT-AD is potentially useful in treating anxiety in dementia patients and that this technique merits further study...
  19. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting deficit awareness in persons with dementia
    A Lynn Snow
    Mental Health Services Research and Development, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 20:133-9. 2005
    ..This study examined factors affecting deficit awareness (DA) and the effects of diagnostic status (dementia and depression), measurement method and DA dimension on these relationships...
  20. pmc Treating late-life generalized anxiety disorder in primary care: an effectiveness pilot study
    Jessica S Calleo
    Houston VA Health Service Research and Development Service Center of Excellence, Houston, TX, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 201:414-20. 2013
    ..Preliminary results suggest that adapted CBT can effectively reduce worry. The piloted modifications can provide acceptable and feasible evidence-based care...
  21. doi request reprint Irritability and social isolation in dementia patients with and without depression
    Denis Shub
    VA HSR and D Houston Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 24:229-34. 2011
    ..82 ± 1.96 vs 1.15 ± 1.76, respectively). Conclusions: Depressed persons with dementia are significantly more likely to experience irritability and social isolation than those who are not depressed...
  22. pmc The utility of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Severity Scale (GADSS) with older adults in primary care
    Brandon J Weiss
    Houston Center for Quality of Care Utilization Studies, Health Service Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Depress Anxiety 26:E10-5. 2009
    ..However, the psychometric properties of the GADSS have not been evaluated for older adults...
  23. pmc Concordance of self- and proxy-rated worry and anxiety symptoms in older adults with dementia
    Andrea Bradford
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 27:125-30. 2013
    ..Scores obtained from multiple informants should be interpreted in context...
  24. doi request reprint Greater prevalence and incidence of dementia in older veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder
    Salah U Qureshi
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1627-33. 2010
    ..To explore the association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dementia in older veterans...
  25. pmc Characteristics of generalized anxiety disorder in patients with dementia
    Jessica S Calleo
    Houston Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 26:492-7. 2011
    ..Overlap of cognitive and anxiety symptoms (i.e., difficulty concentrating, fatigue, restlessness) contributes to inconsistent, complicated assessment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in persons with dementia...
  26. doi request reprint Does PTSD impair cognition beyond the effect of trauma?
    Salah U Qureshi
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 23:16-28. 2011
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Self-reported awareness of performance in dementia
    David P Graham
    Health Services Research and Development, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 25:144-52. 2005
    ..Thus, post-diction measures provide useful insight into the mechanisms of self-awareness but may not be appropriate assessment tools to identify clinically significant impaired self-awareness...
  28. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of dementia among Veterans Affairs medical care system users
    Laura L Krishnan
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 20:245-53. 2005
    ..Our objectives were to assess the prevalence of the dementia diagnosis among those treated at Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers and determine how it varies across race and Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN)...
  29. pmc Brief cognitive behavioral therapy in primary care: a hybrid type 2 patient-randomized effectiveness-implementation design
    Jeffrey A Cully
    Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E, DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Implement Sci 7:64. 2012
    ..Hybrid effectiveness-implementation designs have the potential to evaluate clinical and implementation outcomes of evidence-based psychotherapies to improve their translation into routine clinical care practices...
  30. ncbi request reprint Cognitive errors, symptom severity, and response to cognitive behavior therapy in older adults with generalized anxiety disorder
    Donald D Caudle
    Department of Educational Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:680-9. 2007
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Quality of relationships as a predictor of psychosocial functioning in patients with dementia
    Valdesha Ball
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 23:109-14. 2010
    ..Improvement in mutuality over 4-month periods was associated with increased social stimulation, decreased caregiver burden, and decreased aggression over time...
  32. doi request reprint Ethnic disparities in the treatment of dementia in veterans
    Yogeshwar V Kalkonde
    Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 28:145-52. 2009
    ..To test for ethnic disparities in the evaluation and treatment of dementia...
  33. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of self-reported depression in persons with dementia
    A Lynn Snow
    Health Services Research and Development, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:389-96. 2005
    ..To investigate the reliability and validity of self-reported depression in demented elderly patients...
  34. doi request reprint Initiation of cholinesterase inhibitors in an inpatient setting
    Kamal C Wagle
    Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center MEDVAMC, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 28:377-83. 2013
    ..Although there was no difference in the 30-day mortality or readmission rates, new-starts were more likely to have a longer hospital stay than continuation patients. ..
  35. ncbi request reprint Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: assessing and treating psychological issues in patients with COPD
    Angela Burgess
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Administration Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Geriatrics 60:18-21. 2005
  36. ncbi request reprint Physical and psychosocial contributors to quality of life in veterans with hepatitis C not on antiviral therapy
    Paul J Rowan
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 39:731-6. 2005
    ..Treatment-naive hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients report impaired health-related quality of life (HRQOL), although causes are unclear. Psychosocial factors may be major determinants of HRQOL...
  37. pmc Treatment response for late-life generalized anxiety disorder: moving beyond symptom-based measures
    Ashley S Roseman
    VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 199:811-4. 2011
    ..Results indicated moderate agreement among symptom-based classification methods and significant associations with measures of quality of life...
  38. 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
    ....
  39. pmc Cognitive behavior therapy for generalized anxiety disorder among older adults in primary care: a randomized clinical trial
    Melinda A Stanley
    Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, and Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    JAMA 301:1460-7. 2009
    ..Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) can be effective for late-life generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), but only pilot studies have been conducted in primary care, where older adults most often seek treatment...
  40. doi request reprint Post-traumatic stress disorder and prediction of aggression in persons with dementia
    Valdesha L Ball
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:1285-90. 2009
    ..This prospective cohort study evaluated the potential of increased aggression in patients with dementia who had a preexisting diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) compared with those without a diagnosis of PTSD...
  41. ncbi request reprint A conceptual model of pain assessment for noncommunicative persons with dementia
    A Lynn Snow
    VAMC, 2002 Holcombe, HSR and D152, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gerontologist 44:807-17. 2004
    ..Our objectives are to present a conceptual model of the pain assessment process in persons with dementia and discuss methods for validating our model within this population...
  42. doi request reprint Conceptualization of a toolkit to evaluate everyday competence in planning transitions from nursing homes to the community
    Whitney L Mills
    Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 14:626.e1-7. 2013
    ..The proposed framework and toolkit complement national efforts focused on transitioning nursing home residents back into the community. ..
  43. pmc Characteristics associated with inpatient versus outpatient status in older adults with bipolar disorder
    Rayan K Al Jurdi
    the Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 25:62-8. 2012
    ..The association between type of treatment setting and the person's characteristics is explored within a framework that focuses upon predisposing, enhancing, and need characteristics...
  44. doi request reprint Use of psychotherapy by rural and urban veterans
    Jeffrey A Cully
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center HSR and D of Excellence, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Rural Health 26:225-33. 2010
    ..To examine whether differences exist between rural and urban veterans in terms of initiation of psychotherapy, delay in time from diagnosis to treatment, and dose of psychotherapy sessions...
  45. doi request reprint Integrating behavioral health and primary care: the Harris County Community Behavioral Health Program
    Charles E Begley
    Division of Management, Policy and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:356-8. 2008
    ....
  46. pmc The involvement of multiple caregivers in cognitive-behavior therapy for anxiety in persons with dementia
    Christina M Robinson
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Aging Ment Health 15:291-8. 2011
    ..This article reports results of our examination of a modification of the treatment protocol in two cases that included multiple caregivers in treating two persons with dementia...
  47. pmc Predictors of treatment satisfaction among older adults with anxiety in a primary care psychology program
    Natalie E Hundt
    VA HSR and D Houston Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Eval Program Plann 37:58-63. 2013
    ..In other words, patients' perceptions that the treatment made sense for them led to greater treatment adherence which then increased their satisfaction with treatment...
  48. doi request reprint Managing pain to prevent aggression in people with dementia: a nonpharmacologic intervention
    Andrea Bradford
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 27:41-7. 2012
    ....
  49. doi request reprint Does use of antihypertensive drugs affect the incidence or progression of dementia? A systematic review
    Kairav Shah
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 7:250-61. 2009
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic differences in the treatment of seriously ill patients: a comparison of African-American, Caucasian and Hispanic veterans
    Ursula K Braun
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Section of Health Services Research, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:1041-51. 2008
    ..No national data exist regarding racial/ethnic differences in the use of interventions for patients at the end of life...
  51. ncbi request reprint Utility of telephone assessments in an older adult population
    Ashley C Senior
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:392-7. 2007
    ..With this demonstrated evidence, the telephone assessment method can be applied in a variety of research and clinical settings...
  52. ncbi request reprint Contribution of psychosis and depression to behavioral disturbances in geropsychiatric inpatients with dementia
    M E Kunik
    Department of Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 54:M157-61. 1999
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the association of depression and psychosis with behavioral disturbances in geropsychiatric inpatients with dementia...
  53. doi request reprint An educational program to assist clinicians in identifying elder investment fraud and financial exploitation
    Whitney L Mills
    Houston Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Gerontol Geriatr Educ 33:351-63. 2012
    ..These findings demonstrate the value of providing education and practical tools to enhance clinic-based screening of this underappreciated but prevalent problem...
  54. doi request reprint Cognitive behavioral therapy for depression and anxiety in Parkinson's disease: a clinical review
    Maria E A Armento
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Parkinsons Dis 2:135-51. 2012
    ..CBT is potentially a useful treatment for patients with PD and comorbid depression and/or anxiety, but more systematic research will be necessary to measure its effects. ..
  55. doi request reprint Knowledge of documented dementia diagnosis and treatment in veterans and their caregivers
    Andrea Bradford
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, TX, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 26:127-33. 2011
    ..Our findings suggest that there is substantial room for improvement in disclosure and education of dementia diagnosis, especially at the level of the patient-caregiver dyad...
  56. doi request reprint Use of services by community-dwelling patients with dementia: a systematic review
    Samuel R Weber
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 26:195-204. 2011
    ..Community resources are used less frequently. Community healthcare services may be a valuable resource in alleviating some burden of dementia care for physicians...
  57. pmc Determining if an older adult can make and execute decisions to live safely at home: a capacity assessment and intervention model
    Felicia Skelton
    Alkek Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, and Geriatrics Program, Quentin Mease Community Hospital, 1709 Dryden Suite 500, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 50:300-5. 2010
    ..Reliance on common, validated measures increases generalizability of the model across geriatrics practice settings and patient populations...
  58. doi request reprint Does diabetes mellitus alter the onset and clinical course of vascular dementia?
    Santosh B Murthy
    Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Behav Neurol 23:145-51. 2010
    ..Multiple risk factors are associated with VaD, but the individual contribution of each to disease onset and progression is unclear. We examined the relationship between diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM) and the clinical variables of VaD...
  59. doi request reprint Assessing safe and independent living in vulnerable older adults: perspectives of professionals who conduct home assessments
    Aanand D Naik
    MichaelE DeBakey VAMC, Houston, TX77030, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 23:614-21. 2010
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Geriatric depression, medical diagnosis, and functional recovery during acute rehabilitation
    Jeffrey A Cully
    Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:2256-60. 2005
    ..To examine and compare the prevalence and functional impact of depressive symptoms for older adult stroke and nonstroke rehabilitation inpatients...
  61. doi request reprint The link between psychosis and aggression in persons with dementia: a systematic review
    Denis Shub
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychiatr Q 81:97-110. 2010
    ..Limited data link psychosis with aggression in persons with dementia. Prospectively designed studies looking at the temporal relationship of these variables are needed to make a stronger causal argument...
  62. doi request reprint Can paraprofessionals deliver cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat anxiety and depressive symptoms?
    Erica C Montgomery
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies MEDVAMC 152, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Bull Menninger Clin 74:45-62. 2010
    ..The authors conclude that paraprofessionals can be effective in delivering CBT to these patients, with outcomes comparable to those of professionals...
  63. ncbi request reprint Dementia Deficits Scale. Rating self-awareness of deficits
    A Lynn Snow
    Health Services Research and Development Service, VA South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 18:22-31. 2004
    ..The DDS is recommended as a reliable and valid tool for the clinical and empirical assessment of deficit awareness in patients with dementia...
  64. pmc Documentation of antipsychotic use and indications for newly diagnosed, nonaggressive dementia patients
    Nikhil Dhawan
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research, Houston, TX, USA
    Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 10:97-102. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of antipsychotic use among nonaggressive patients with newly diagnosed dementia and to examine indications for antipsychotic use...
  65. doi request reprint Antihypertensive drug use and the risk of dementia in patients with diabetes mellitus
    Michael L Johnson
    Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration, Division of Pharmacy Administration and Public Health, University of Houston, College of Pharmacy, TX, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 8:437-44. 2012
    ..Diabetes and hypertension are independent risk factors for dementia, and hypertension may increase this risk in patients with diabetes. It is unclear whether antihypertensive drugs are associated with risk of dementia in these patients...
  66. doi request reprint Treating sleep problems in dementia caregivers based on parent-child interventions
    Katherine Steiger Gallagher
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 26:366-72. 2011
    ..Interventions developed for improving sleep in parents of young children or in developmentally delayed children might also prove effective for persons with dementia and their caregivers...
  67. ncbi request reprint Treating depression in terminally ill patients can optimize their physical comfort at the end of life and provide them the opportunity to confront and prepare for death
    Ursula K Braun
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Section of Geriatrics, Houston, Texas, USA
    Geriatrics 63:25-7. 2008
    ..Screening for depression in terminally ill patients can optimize their physical comfort at the end of life and provide them the opportunity to confront and prepare for death...
  68. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of testosterone gel 1% augmentation in depressed men with partial response to antidepressant therapy
    Claudia A Orengo
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77401, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 18:20-4. 2005
    ..Nevertheless, the study shows that T gel augmentation may be helpful in hypogonadal males with depression...
  69. doi request reprint Utilization of legal and financial services of partners in dementia care study
    Srijana Shrestha
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 26:115-20. 2011
    ..32%), health-related financial benefits (21.21%), financial management/planning (9.09%), and financial support (10.1%). Comparable numbers of action steps were directed to VA (41.4%) and non-VA (58.6%) services...
  70. ncbi request reprint Use of cognitive behavioral therapy in late-life psychiatric disorders
    Cynthia A Kraus
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152 MEDVAMC 152, Houston, Tex, USA
    Geriatrics 62:21-6. 2007
    ..Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psychosocial intervention for anxiety and depression that can serve as a useful alternative or adjunct to pharmacologic intervention for older adults...
  71. ncbi request reprint Behavioral disturbances in dementia: finding the cause(s)
    Ursula K Braun
    Baylor College of Medicine, Sections of Geriatrics and Health Services Research, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Geriatrics 59:32, 34. 2004
  72. doi request reprint Psychiatric hospitalists and continuity of care: a comparison of two models
    Paul A Sloan
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans, Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Psychiatr Pract 16:170-6. 2010
    ..In addition, patients discharged in the hospitalist period were more likely to attend their outpatient mental health appointments. Findings suggest a preference for the hospitalist model over a COC model...
  73. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors are the most common contraindications for antiviral therapy at initial evaluation in veterans with chronic hepatitis C
    Paul J Rowan
    Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 38:530-4. 2004
    ..To understand the degree to which psychosocial factors were preventing veterans with chronic hepatitis C virus from being eligible for antiviral treatment...
  74. pmc Understanding the quality chasm for hypertension control in diabetes: a structured review of "co-maneuvers" used in clinical trials
    Aanand D Naik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 20:469-78. 2007
    ..Observational studies routinely describe a significant gap between rates of blood pressure control in routine diabetes care compared with those achieved in randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
  75. ncbi request reprint Utilization of emergency center services by older adults with a psychiatric diagnosis
    J A Cully
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Aging Ment Health 9:172-6. 2005
    ..In conclusion, differences in race, and diagnosis support the idea that such variables directly relate to utilization rates, presentation, and disposition within the EC...
  76. ncbi request reprint Guardianship applications for elderly patients: why do they fail?
    J W Burruss
    Department of Psychiatry, Ben Taug General Hospital, Houston, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 51:522-4. 2000
    ....
  77. ncbi request reprint One session cognitive behavioural therapy for elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    M E Kunik
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston Center of Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychol Med 31:717-23. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Twenty to 40% of patients with COPD have high levels of anxiety and depression. Our study finds that as little as 2 h of CBT administered in a group setting is able to reduce these anxious and depressive symptoms...
  78. ncbi request reprint Measuring aggression in older adults: a latent variable modeling approach
    K J O'Malley
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
    Aging Ment Health 6:231-8. 2002
    ....
  79. ncbi request reprint Views of hepatitis C virus patients delayed from treatment for psychiatric reasons
    P J Rowan
    Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Viral Hepat 14:883-9. 2007
    ..To help patients make judgments about beginning therapy, physicians should focus upon risk communication regarding the likelihood of suicide on therapy with interferon...
  80. ncbi request reprint NOPPAIN: a nursing assistant-administered pain assessment instrument for use in dementia
    A Lynn Snow
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 17:240-6. 2004
    ..Results indicated the NAs were quite accurate in their ratings of the videos, providing excellent preliminary evidence on the use of the NOPPAIN for detecting pain in nursing home patients with dementia...
  81. pmc Missed and delayed diagnosis of dementia in primary care: prevalence and contributing factors
    Andrea Bradford
    Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, VA Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 23:306-14. 2009
    ..Until the case for dementia screening becomes more compelling, efforts to promote timely detection should focus on removing barriers to diagnosis...
  82. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and treatment of depression in Parkinson's disease
    Connie Veazey
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 17:310-23. 2005
    ..There are few randomized controlled trials of these treatment options. The authors argue for more systematic and controlled research examining both the prevalence and treatment of depression in PD...
  83. doi request reprint The link between post-traumatic stress disorder and physical comorbidities: a systematic review
    Salah U Qureshi
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, 2002 Holcombe, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    Psychiatr Q 80:87-97. 2009
    ..Returning veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq will increase frequency of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Little is known about its impact on physical health...
  84. 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...
  85. pmc Anxiety in dementia: a critical review
    Paul J Seignourel
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Houston, 1300 Moursund St, Houston, TX 77030, United States
    Clin Psychol Rev 28:1071-82. 2008
    ..Little is known, however, about its social and environmental correlates. Limitations of the existing literature and key directions for future research are discussed...
  86. ncbi request reprint Non-pharmacologic treatment of insomnia in persons with dementia
    Denis Shub
    Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Geriatrics 64:22-6. 2009
    ..This article reviews practical applications of modalities such as light therapy, exercise, and sleep-hygiene modification in treating insomnia in persons with dementia...
  87. ncbi request reprint Late-life mania: assessment and treatment of late-life manic symptoms
    Rayan Al Jurdi
    Mood Disorders Clinic, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Geriatrics 60:18-20, 22-3. 2005
  88. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in diagnosis and treatment of depression: a literature review
    Sherri M Simpson
    Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Psychiatr Q 78:3-14. 2007
    ..More research is needed focusing on ethnic variation in the diagnosis of depression. Racial disparities exist in the treatment of depression...
  89. doi request reprint Prevalence and treatment of narcissistic personality disorder in the community: a systematic review
    Nikhil Dhawan
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service Studies, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 51:333-9. 2010
    ..Few studies have examined the prevalence and treatment of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)...
  90. ncbi request reprint Clinical and ethical implications of impaired executive control functions for patient autonomy
    R H Workman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Houston Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 51:359-63. 2000
    ..Two case vignettes illustrate the complexities faced by clinicians intervening with patients who have deficits in decision-making capacity caused by impaired executive control functions...
  91. ncbi request reprint Utility of a depression score to predict candidacy for hepatitis C virus therapy in veterans: a prospective longitudinal study
    S Tavakoli-Tabasi
    The Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 21:235-42. 2005
    ..The frequency and determinants of receipt of antiviral therapy once a diagnosis of a mood disorder is established in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients remains unknown...
  92. ncbi request reprint Do testosterone levels relate to aggression in elderly men with dementia?
    Claudia Orengo
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 14:161-6. 2002
    ..Free testosterone levels showed significant positive correlations with measures of aggression. Estrogen levels showed significant negative correlations with measures of aggression...
  93. ncbi request reprint Contribution of PTSD/POW history to behavioral disturbances in dementia
    S Verma
    Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:356-60. 2001
    ....
  94. ncbi request reprint The use of risperidone for psychosis and agitation in demented patients with Parkinson's disease
    R H Workman
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 9:594-7. 1997
    ..Investigators found risperidone to be effective and safe, without worsening extrapyramidal symptoms or further impairing cognition...
  95. ncbi request reprint Psychological predictors of admission and discharge global assessment of functioning scale scores for geropsychiatric inpatients
    J A Whitney
    University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Aging Ment Health 8:505-13. 2004
    ..Results prompt consideration of a modified global scale specifically reflecting an older adult's activities during this period of life...
  96. ncbi request reprint Reminiscence and its relationship to attachment and personality in geropsychiatric patients
    V Molinari
    Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Texas 77030, USA
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 52:173-84. 2001
    ..Consistent with prior research, relationships were found between the extraversion personality factor and conversation reminiscence; and between the openness personality factor and both identity and problem-solving reminiscence functions...
  97. ncbi request reprint The utility of somatic symptoms as indicators of depression and anxiety in military veterans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences, and Criminal Justice, Texas A and M International University, Laredo, Texas, USA
    Depress Anxiety 23:42-9. 2006
    ..Furthermore, in this model, somatic symptoms are retained as valid indicators of psychological distress for this sample...
  98. pmc Anxiety and depression in COPD: current understanding, unanswered questions, and research needs
    Janet Maurer
    Chest 134:43S-56S. 2008
    ..Anxiety and depression are very common comorbidities in COPD and have significant impact on patients, their families, society, and the course of the disease...
  99. ncbi request reprint Anxiety in primary care: a frontier for mental health services research
    Melinda A Stanley
    Med Care 43:1161-3. 2005