A Lynn Snow

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint A controlled trial of aromatherapy for agitation in nursing home patients with dementia
    Lynn A Snow
    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
    J Altern Complement Med 10:431-7. 2004
  10. 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

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Publications29

  1. 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...
  2. 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
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  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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)...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint A controlled trial of aromatherapy for agitation in nursing home patients with dementia
    Lynn A Snow
    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
    J Altern Complement Med 10:431-7. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether smelling lavender oil decreases the frequency of agitated behaviors in patients with dementia...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  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. 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
    ....
  23. 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...
  24. 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
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint The Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive subscale: normative data for older adult controls
    David P Graham
    Veterans Affairs South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center MIRECC, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 18:236-40. 2004
    ..001) with the age of the participant. Age stratified ADAS-cog normative data are reported for the ADAS-cog total and the delayed recall error score...
  26. 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...
  27. 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. ..
  28. 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint Assessment and treatment of persistent pain in persons with cognitive and communicative impairment
    A Lynn Snow
    Center for Mental Health and Department of Psychology, University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA
    J Clin Psychol 62:1379-87. 2006
    ..Pain assessment and treatment approaches based on these principles are outlined, and then two cases are presented to illustrate the application of these approaches...