L N Gitlin

Summary

Affiliation: Thomas Jefferson University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Strategies used by families to simplify tasks for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders: psychometric analysis of the Task Management Strategy Index (TMSI)
    Laura N Gitlin
    Community and Homecare Research Division, College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
    Gerontologist 42:61-9. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Evaluating home environments of persons with dementia: interrater reliability and validity of the Home Environmental Assessment Protocol (HEAP)
    L N Gitlin
    Community and Homecare Research Division, College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 24:59-71. 2002
  3. pmc Caregiver appraisals of functional dependence in individuals with dementia and associated caregiver upset: psychometric properties of a new scale and response patterns by caregiver and care recipient characteristics
    Laura N Gitlin
    Thomas Jefferson University, USA
    J Aging Health 17:148-71. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Assessing perceived change in the well-being of family caregivers: psychometric properties of the Perceived Change Index and response patterns
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 21:304-11. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint A randomized, controlled trial of a home environmental intervention: effect on efficacy and upset in caregivers and on daily function of persons with dementia
    L N Gitlin
    Community and Homecare Research Division, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Gerontologist 41:4-14. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with home environmental problems among community-living older people
    L N Gitlin
    Community and Homecare Research Division, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 23:777-87. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Emerging concerns of older stroke patients about assistive device use
    L N Gitlin
    Community and Homecare Research Division, College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Gerontologist 38:169-80. 1998
  8. ncbi request reprint Maintenance of effects of the home environmental skill-building program for family caregivers and individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:368-74. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Effects of the home environmental skill-building program on the caregiver-care recipient dyad: 6-month outcomes from the Philadelphia REACH Initiative
    Laura N Gitlin
    Community and Homecare Research Division, 130 South 9th Street, Suite 513, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Gerontologist 43:532-46. 2003
  10. doi request reprint A biobehavioral home-based intervention and the well-being of patients with dementia and their caregivers: the COPE randomized trial
    Laura N Gitlin
    Jefferson Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, 130 S Ninth St, Ste 513, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
    JAMA 304:983-91. 2010

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Strategies used by families to simplify tasks for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders: psychometric analysis of the Task Management Strategy Index (TMSI)
    Laura N Gitlin
    Community and Homecare Research Division, College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
    Gerontologist 42:61-9. 2002
    ..Relationships between use of these strategies and caregiver and care-recipient characteristics were also examined...
  2. ncbi request reprint Evaluating home environments of persons with dementia: interrater reliability and validity of the Home Environmental Assessment Protocol (HEAP)
    L N Gitlin
    Community and Homecare Research Division, College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 24:59-71. 2002
    ..This article reports on an interrater reliability and preliminary validity study of an investigator-developed tool, the Home Environmental Assessment Protocol (HEAP) for use in homes of persons with dementia...
  3. pmc Caregiver appraisals of functional dependence in individuals with dementia and associated caregiver upset: psychometric properties of a new scale and response patterns by caregiver and care recipient characteristics
    Laura N Gitlin
    Thomas Jefferson University, USA
    J Aging Health 17:148-71. 2005
    ..To evaluate psychometric properties and response patterns of the Care-giver Assessment of Function and Upset (CAFU), a 15-item multidimensional measure of dependence in dementia patients and caregiver reaction...
  4. ncbi request reprint Assessing perceived change in the well-being of family caregivers: psychometric properties of the Perceived Change Index and response patterns
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 21:304-11. 2006
    ..The PCI is a brief, easily administered, and valid self-report measure that can serve as an indicator of caregiver appraisal of well-being in research and clinical practice...
  5. ncbi request reprint A randomized, controlled trial of a home environmental intervention: effect on efficacy and upset in caregivers and on daily function of persons with dementia
    L N Gitlin
    Community and Homecare Research Division, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Gerontologist 41:4-14. 2001
    ..They also determined if treatment effect varied by caregiver gender, race, and relationship to patient...
  6. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with home environmental problems among community-living older people
    L N Gitlin
    Community and Homecare Research Division, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 23:777-87. 2001
    ..This paper describes the types of difficulties older people have with their home environments and the factors associated with having such difficulties...
  7. ncbi request reprint Emerging concerns of older stroke patients about assistive device use
    L N Gitlin
    Community and Homecare Research Division, College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Gerontologist 38:169-80. 1998
    ..Knowledge of these dimensions suggests new areas for social science research and refinements to clinical practice...
  8. ncbi request reprint Maintenance of effects of the home environmental skill-building program for family caregivers and individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:368-74. 2005
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Effects of the home environmental skill-building program on the caregiver-care recipient dyad: 6-month outcomes from the Philadelphia REACH Initiative
    Laura N Gitlin
    Community and Homecare Research Division, 130 South 9th Street, Suite 513, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Gerontologist 43:532-46. 2003
    ..We examine 6-month effects of the Environmental Skill-Building Program on caregiver well-being and care recipient functioning and whether effects vary by caregiver gender, race (White or non-White), and relationship (spouse or nonspouse)...
  10. doi request reprint A biobehavioral home-based intervention and the well-being of patients with dementia and their caregivers: the COPE randomized trial
    Laura N Gitlin
    Jefferson Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, 130 S Ninth St, Ste 513, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
    JAMA 304:983-91. 2010
    ..Optimal treatment to postpone functional decline in patients with dementia is not established...
  11. pmc Tailored activities to manage neuropsychiatric behaviors in persons with dementia and reduce caregiver burden: a randomized pilot study
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, School of Health Professions, Department of Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:229-39. 2008
    ..To test whether the Tailored Activity Program (TAP) reduces dementia-related neuropsychiatric behaviors, promotes activity engagement, and enhances caregiver well-being...
  12. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a telephone-based support group intervention for female caregivers of community-dwelling individuals with dementia
    Laraine Winter
    Center for Applied Research in Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 21:391-7. 2006
    ..Effects on caregiver burden, depression, and personal gains were evaluated at 6 months, the main end point. Older care-givers (> or =65) in telesupport reported lower depression than control group caregivers did...
  13. ncbi request reprint Predictors of adherence to a skill-building intervention in dementia caregivers
    Yeon Kyung Chee
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:673-8. 2007
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  14. pmc Variation in response to a home intervention to support daily function by age, race, sex, and education
    Laura N Gitlin
    Jefferson Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:745-50. 2008
    ..This study examines whether these at-risk groups benefit differentially from an in-home intervention previously found to effectively reduce functional difficulties...
  15. ncbi request reprint Enhancing quality of life of families who use adult day services: Short- and long-term effects of the adult day services plus program
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, 130 South 9th Street, Suite 513, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
    Gerontologist 46:630-9. 2006
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  16. ncbi request reprint Harvest health: translation of the chronic disease self-management program for older African Americans in a senior setting
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Gerontologist 48:698-705. 2008
    ..We describe the translation of K. R. Lorig and colleagues' Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) for delivery in a senior center and evaluate pre-post benefits for African American participants...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effect of an in-home occupational and physical therapy intervention on reducing mortality in functionally vulnerable older people: preliminary findings
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, 130 S 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:950-5. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effect of a multicomponent intervention on mortality and the role of control-oriented strategy use as the change mechanism...
  18. pmc Long-term effect on mortality of a home intervention that reduces functional difficulties in older adults: results from a randomized trial
    Laura N Gitlin
    Jefferson Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:476-81. 2009
    ..To evaluate the long-term mortality effect of a home-based intervention previously shown to reduce functional difficulties and whether survivorship benefits differ according to initial mortality risk level...
  19. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of a multicomponent home intervention to reduce functional difficulties in older adults
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, 130 S 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:809-16. 2006
    ..To test the efficacy of a multicomponent intervention to reduce functional difficulties, fear of falling, and home hazards and enhance self-efficacy and adaptive coping in older adults with chronic conditions...
  20. pmc The Tailored Activity Program to reduce behavioral symptoms in individuals with dementia: feasibility, acceptability, and replication potential
    Laura N Gitlin
    Jefferson Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Gerontologist 49:428-39. 2009
    ..This article describes TAP, its assessments, acceptability, and replication potential...
  21. pmc Effect of multicomponent interventions on caregiver burden and depression: the REACH multisite initiative at 6-month follow-up
    Laura N Gitlin
    Community and Homecare Research Division, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:361-74. 2003
    ..034). Also, active interventions were superior to control conditions for Hispanics, nonspouses, and caregivers with lower education. Results suggest interventions should be multicomponent and tailored...
  22. pmc Targeting and managing behavioral symptoms in individuals with dementia: a randomized trial of a nonpharmacological intervention
    Laura N Gitlin
    Jefferson Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1465-74. 2010
    ..To test the effects of an intervention that helps families manage distressing behaviors in family members with dementia...
  23. ncbi request reprint Conducting research on home environments: lessons learned and new directions
    Laura N Gitlin
    Department of Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Gerontologist 43:628-37. 2003
    ..Specifically, the home environment offers a testing ground for generic environmental constructs and their measurement as well as a unique setting from which new understandings and constructs of person-environment fit can emerge...
  24. pmc A non-pharmacological intervention to manage behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia and reduce caregiver distress: design and methods of project ACT3
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, 130 S 9th Street, Suite 513, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Clin Interv Aging 2:695-703. 2007
    ....
  25. pmc Enhancing the quality of life of dementia caregivers from different ethnic or racial groups: a randomized, controlled trial
    Steven H Belle
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:727-38. 2006
    ..Finding better ways to support family caregivers is a major public health challenge...
  26. ncbi request reprint Correspondence of the functional independence measure (FIM) self-care subscale with real-time observations of dementia patients' ADL performance in the home
    Ellen M Cotter
    Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, 31709 4693, USA
    Clin Rehabil 16:36-45. 2002
    ..To determine if caregivers of dementia patients can validly report (a) the level of patient activities of daily living (ADL) dependence and (b) the amount of time they spend providing ADL assistance...
  27. ncbi request reprint Psychotherapeutic medications and dementia
    Nancy A Hodgson
    Consult Pharm 23:357-8. 2008
  28. ncbi request reprint Patient suffering and caregiver compassion: new opportunities for research, practice, and policy
    Richard Schulz
    University Center for Social and Urban Research, 121 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Gerontologist 47:4-13. 2007
    ..We conclude with a discussion of implications and future directions for clinical intervention, research, and policy...
  29. pmc Using a new taxonomy to combine the uncombinable: integrating results across diverse interventions
    Steven H Belle
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:396-405. 2003
    ..The results indicate that actively targeting caregiver behavior is effective in achieving positive outcomes with respect to caregiver depression...
  30. ncbi request reprint The Caregiver Vigilance Scale: application and validation in the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH) project
    Diane Feeney Mahoney
    Program for Enhanced Family Caregiving Through Technology, Research and Training Institute, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 18:39-48. 2003
    ..We also highlight the practical utility of selected items for potential use in the caregiver assessment process...
  31. ncbi request reprint Predictors of complicated grief among dementia caregivers: a prospective study of bereavement
    Richard Schulz
    University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, 121 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:650-8. 2006
    ..This is the first study to prospectively assess predictors of complicated grief among family caregivers of patients with dementia who experience the death of their care recipient...
  32. pmc Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH): overview, site-specific outcomes, and future directions
    Richard Schulz
    University of Pittsburgh, University Center for Social and Urban Research, 121 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Gerontologist 43:514-20. 2003
  33. ncbi request reprint Introduction to the special section on Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH)
    Richard Schulz
    Department of Psychiatry, University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, 121 University Place, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:357-60. 2003
    ..The authors describe the design of the study, summarize the interventions implemented at each site, and provide an overview of the 4 articles in this special section...
  34. pmc Psychometric analysis of the Revised Memory and Behavior Problems Checklist: factor structure of occurrence and reaction ratings
    David L Roth
    Department of Biostatistics, Center for Aging, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 Third Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0022, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:906-15. 2003
    ..In addition, female caregivers and White caregivers reported more problems, on average, than male caregivers and African American caregivers, respectively...
  35. pmc Data and safety monitoring in social behavioral intervention trials: the REACH II experience
    Sara J Czaja
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center on Aging, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1695 N W 9th Ave, Suite 3204, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Clin Trials 3:107-18. 2006
    ..Most of the existing literature and guidelines for safety monitoring and reporting of adverse events focuses on medical interventions. Consequently, there is little guidance for investigators conducting social and behavior trials...