Robert O Morgan

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Modeling causes of aggressive behavior in patients with dementia
    Robert O Morgan
    Address correspondence to Robert O Morgan, Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Herman Pressler, Rm E343, Houston, TX 77030 E mail
    Gerontologist 53:738-47. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Do secondary conditions explain the relationship between depression and health care cost in women with physical disabilities?
    Robert O Morgan
    Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1880-6. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Does poorer familiarity with Medicare translate into worse access to health care?
    Robert O Morgan
    Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:2053-60. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint VHA pharmacy use in veterans with Medicare drug coverage
    Robert O Morgan
    Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:e1-8. 2009
  5. 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
  6. pmc Is a prostate cancer screening anxiety measure invariant across two different samples of age-appropriate men?
    Suzanne K Linder
    Department of General Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:52. 2012
  7. 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
  8. doi request reprint The association of Medicare drug coverage with use of evidence-based medications in the Veterans Health Administration
    Michael L Johnson
    College of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 43:1565-75. 2009
  9. 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
  10. doi request reprint Risk factors for dementia in patients over 65 with diabetes
    Niraj M Parikh
    College of Pharmacy, University of Houston, TX, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:749-57. 2011

Research Grants

  1. Medicare + Choice a nd Minority Elderly
    Robert Morgan; Fiscal Year: 2004

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. doi request reprint Modeling causes of aggressive behavior in patients with dementia
    Robert O Morgan
    Address correspondence to Robert O Morgan, Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Herman Pressler, Rm E343, Houston, TX 77030 E mail
    Gerontologist 53:738-47. 2013
    ..To examine factors predicting development of aggression in patients with dementia as a step toward developing preventive strategies and nonpharmacologic therapies...
  2. doi request reprint Do secondary conditions explain the relationship between depression and health care cost in women with physical disabilities?
    Robert O Morgan
    Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1880-6. 2008
    ..To examine the influence of depression on health care utilization and costs among women with disabilities and to determine whether the severity of other secondary health conditions affects this association...
  3. doi request reprint Does poorer familiarity with Medicare translate into worse access to health care?
    Robert O Morgan
    Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:2053-60. 2008
    ..To examine the relationship between a global measure of Medicare program familiarity and a broad set of measures of actual and perceived healthcare access...
  4. ncbi request reprint VHA pharmacy use in veterans with Medicare drug coverage
    Robert O Morgan
    Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:e1-8. 2009
    ..To determine how Medicare benefits affect veterans' use of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) pharmacy services...
  5. 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...
  6. pmc Is a prostate cancer screening anxiety measure invariant across two different samples of age-appropriate men?
    Suzanne K Linder
    Department of General Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:52. 2012
    ....
  7. 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...
  8. doi request reprint The association of Medicare drug coverage with use of evidence-based medications in the Veterans Health Administration
    Michael L Johnson
    College of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 43:1565-75. 2009
    ..Veterans with Medicare managed-care plans have access to pharmacy benefits outside the Veterans Health Administration (VA), but how this coverage affects use of medications for specific disease conditions within the VA is unclear...
  9. 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...
  10. doi request reprint Risk factors for dementia in patients over 65 with diabetes
    Niraj M Parikh
    College of Pharmacy, University of Houston, TX, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:749-57. 2011
    ..This study identified factors in patients with diabetes associated with risk of developing dementia...
  11. doi request reprint Predictors of retention in HIV care among a national cohort of US veterans
    Thomas P Giordano
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    HIV Clin Trials 10:299-305. 2009
    ..We determined the predictors of poor retention in HIV care among a group of US veterans and examined whether poor retention was confounded by other predictors of survival...
  12. 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)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Retention in care: a challenge to survival with HIV infection
    Thomas P Giordano
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:1493-9. 2007
    ..Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection need lifelong medical care, but many do not remain in care. The effect of poor retention in care on survival is not known, and we sought to quantify that relationship...
  14. 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...
  15. pmc Using a Spanish surname match to improve identification of Hispanic women in Medicare administrative data
    Iris I Wei
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:1469-81. 2006
    ..To assess the effectiveness of a Spanish surname match for improving the identification of Hispanic women in Medicare administrative data in which Hispanics are historically underrepresented...
  16. pmc Use of surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma among patients with cirrhosis in the United States
    Jessica A Davila
    Section of Health Services Research, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Hepatology 52:132-41. 2010
    ..5-fold and 2.8-fold, respectively, more likely to receive regular surveillance than those seen by a primary care physician only. Geographic variation in surveillance was observed and explained by patient and physician factors...
  17. 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
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Medicare beneficiary knowledge: measurement implications from a qualitative study
    Cayla R Teal
    Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 27:13-23. 2006
    ..Assessment of beneficiary knowledge may be fundamentally impacted by absence of basic familiarity with Medicare Programs terminology...
  19. pmc Is there a race-based disparity in the survival of veterans with HIV?
    Thomas P Giordano
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:613-7. 2006
    ..Disparities in survival for black patients with HIV in the United States have been reported. The VA is an equal access health care system...
  20. ncbi request reprint Improving identification of Hispanic males in Medicare: use of surname matching
    Robert O Morgan
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 42:810-6. 2004
    ..This article reports on 2 studies assessing the effectiveness of a Hispanic surname match for improving the accuracy of race/ethnicity codes for elderly males in the Medicare data sets...
  21. 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)...
  22. 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...
  23. pmc Measurement in Veterans Affairs Health Services Research: veterans as a special population
    Robert O Morgan
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Holocombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1573-83. 2005
    ..To introduce this supplemental issue on measurement within health services research by using the population of U.S. veterans as an illustrative example of population and system influences on measurement quality...
  24. ncbi request reprint Low-intensity exercise and reduction of the risk for falls among at-risk elders
    Robert O Morgan
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, VA Medical Center, Texas 77030, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:1062-7. 2004
    ..This study evaluated the effect of an easily implemented, low-intensity exercise program on the incidence of falls and the time to first fall among a clinically defined population of elderly men and women...
  25. ncbi request reprint A controlled trial of active versus passive learning strategies in a large group setting
    Paul Haidet
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies and the Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 9:15-27. 2004
    ..To compare the effects of active and didactic teaching strategies on learning- and process-oriented outcomes...
  26. ncbi request reprint Utilization of lymph node dissection, race/ethnicity, and breast cancer outcomes
    Zhannat Z Nurgalieva
    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1200 Herman Pressler Dr, RASE631, Houston, TX 77030 E mail
    Am J Manag Care 19:805-10. 2013
    ....
  27. pmc Proxies and other external raters: methodological considerations
    A Lynn Snow
    Houston Center for Quality Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1676-93. 2005
    ..We conclude with a discussion of needs for future research...
  28. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C infection and the increasing incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma: a population-based study
    Jessica A Davila
    Section of Health Services Research, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gastroenterology 127:1372-80. 2004
    ..A significant increase in the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been reported in the United States. The risk factors underlying this increase remain unclear...
  29. ncbi request reprint Strategic opportunities in the oversight of the U.S. hospital accreditation system
    Maurice L Moffett
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 152, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, TX 77030, USA
    Health Policy 75:109-15. 2005
    ....
  30. pmc Validity of a low literacy version of the Decisional Conflict Scale
    Suzanne K Linder
    Department of General Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 85:521-4. 2011
    ..To evaluate the psychometric properties of the 4-factor low literacy Decisional Conflict Scale (DCS-LL) with men eligible for prostate cancer screening (PCS)...
  31. ncbi request reprint A self-assessment tool was reliable in identifying hazards in the homes of elders
    Robert O Morgan
    The Houston Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center VAMC, Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:1252-9. 2005
    ..A reliable instrument for self-assessment of home falls hazards would facilitate screening for falls risk. This study examined the reliability of self-assessment of home falls hazards by elderly women...
  32. 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint Physical performance effects of low-intensity exercise among clinically defined high-risk elders
    Carolee A Devito
    Miami Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center VAMC, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33125, USA
    Gerontology 49:146-54. 2003
    ..Further, studies that have specifically targeted deconditioned elderly individuals, rather than individuals drawn from the general community, either showed limited or no improvements in gait and balance...
  34. ncbi request reprint Differential increases in average isokinetic power by specific muscle groups of older women due to variations in training and testing
    Joseph F Signorile
    Departments of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33137, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M683-90. 2002
    ..However, because both upper and lower leg speed and power influence gait and balance, it is important to determine the training speeds that selectively improve these variables in older persons...

Research Grants4

  1. Medicare + Choice a nd Minority Elderly
    Robert Morgan; Fiscal Year: 2004
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