Laraine Winter

Summary

Affiliation: Thomas Jefferson University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Religiosity and preferences for life-prolonging medical treatments in African-American and white elders: a mediation study
    Laraine Winter
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19107, USA
    Omega (Westport) 56:273-88. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Current health and preferences for life-prolonging treatments: an application of prospect theory to end-of-life decision making
    Laraine Winter
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Edison Building, Suite 500, 130 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Soc Sci Med 65:1695-707. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Family discord and proxy decision makers' end-of-life treatment decisions
    Laraine Winter
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health CARAH, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:1109-14. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Affective forecasting and advance care planning: anticipating quality of life in future health statuses
    Laraine Winter
    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Health Psychol 14:447-56. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Preferences for life-prolonging medical treatments and deference to the will of god
    Laraine Winter
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Relig Health 48:418-30. 2009
  6. pmc Ask a different question, get a different answer: why living wills are poor guides to care preferences at the end of life
    Laraine Winter
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:567-72. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Imagining the alternatives to life prolonging treatments: elders' beliefs about the dying experience
    Laraine Winter
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Edison Building, Suite 500, 130 South 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Death Stud 31:619-31. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Preferences for prolonging life: a prospect theory approach
    Laraine Winter
    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 56:155-70. 2003
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Religiosity and preferences for life-prolonging medical treatments in African-American and white elders: a mediation study
    Laraine Winter
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19107, USA
    Omega (Westport) 56:273-88. 2007
    ..GW mediated racial differences at least partially for most treatments and in most health scenarios. Implications are discussed for understanding end-of-life treatment preferences and why races tend to differ...
  2. ncbi request reprint Current health and preferences for life-prolonging treatments: an application of prospect theory to end-of-life decision making
    Laraine Winter
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Edison Building, Suite 500, 130 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Soc Sci Med 65:1695-707. 2007
    ..Implications for advance care planning are discussed...
  3. doi request reprint Family discord and proxy decision makers' end-of-life treatment decisions
    Laraine Winter
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health CARAH, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:1109-14. 2008
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Affective forecasting and advance care planning: anticipating quality of life in future health statuses
    Laraine Winter
    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Health Psychol 14:447-56. 2009
    ..An interaction between current health status and health scenario supported the relative acceptability of poor-health prospects to sicker individuals, confirming the hypothesis...
  5. doi request reprint Preferences for life-prolonging medical treatments and deference to the will of god
    Laraine Winter
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Relig Health 48:418-30. 2009
    ..Higher scores indicative of greater deference to GW were associated with stronger life-prolonging treatment preferences in poor-prognosis scenarios. Implications for the role of religiosity in medical decision-making are discussed...
  6. pmc Ask a different question, get a different answer: why living wills are poor guides to care preferences at the end of life
    Laraine Winter
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:567-72. 2010
    ..Some speculation centers on the questionable correspondence between the scenario described in living wills versus the real-life circumstances that typically arise at the end of life...
  7. ncbi request reprint Imagining the alternatives to life prolonging treatments: elders' beliefs about the dying experience
    Laraine Winter
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Edison Building, Suite 500, 130 South 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Death Stud 31:619-31. 2007
    ..Results underscore needs for improved understanding of the dying process and palliative care and for fuller communication between patients and healthcare providers...
  8. ncbi request reprint Preferences for prolonging life: a prospect theory approach
    Laraine Winter
    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 56:155-70. 2003
    ..The results imply that such preferences are malleable, changing as health deteriorates. They also help explain disparities between proxy decision-makers' and patients' own preferences as expressed in advance directives...
  9. 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...
  10. 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
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  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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)...
  15. 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
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  16. ncbi request reprint Elders' preferences for life-prolonging treatment and their proxies' substituted judgment: influence of the elders' current health
    Laraine Winter
    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Aging Health 24:1157-78. 2012
    ..g., tube feeding) as more acceptable than do healthier people. Do proxies' substituted judgments reveal a similar tendency, showing greater acceptance when the elder is in worse health?..
  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. 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...
  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. doi request reprint End of life decision-making for cancer patients
    Susan Mockus Parks
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Prim Care 36:811-23; table of contents. 2009
    ....
  21. 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint The state of advance care planning: one decade after SUPPORT
    Lauren G Collins
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 23:378-84. 2006
    ..This rekindled the discussion on advance care planning and challenged health care providers to design more flexible approaches to end of life care...
  23. 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...
  24. pmc Family factors in end-of-life decision-making: family conflict and proxy relationship
    Susan Mockus Parks
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Palliat Med 14:179-84. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine proxy accuracy in relation to two family factors that may influence proxy accuracy: perceived family conflict and type of elder-proxy relationship...
  25. 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...
  26. doi request reprint The reluctance to burden others as a value in end-of-life decision making: a source of inaccuracy in substituted judgment
    Laraine Winter
    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Health Psychol 17:179-88. 2012
    ..In addition, larger elder-proxy differences in RBO were associated with more inaccurate substituted judgment...
  27. 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...
  28. pmc Undiagnosed illness and neuropsychiatric behaviors in community residing older adults with dementia
    Nancy A Hodgson
    Jefferson Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 25:109-15. 2011
    ..67, P<0.05) than those without illness. Findings suggest that challenges of diagnosing acute illness with atypical presentation must be addressed to promote quality of care and the specialized needs for this vulnerable population...
  29. ncbi request reprint Symptoms, affects, and self-rated health: evidence for a subjective trajectory of health
    Laraine Winter
    Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Edison Building, Suite 500, 130 South 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Aging Health 19:453-69. 2007
    ..The study assessed whether SRH reflects changes in internal states, specifically symptoms and affects...
  30. 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...
  31. pmc Social marketing as a framework for recruitment: illustrations from the REACH study
    Linda Nichols
    Memphis VA Medical Center, 1030 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104 and University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA
    J Aging Health 16:157S-76S. 2004
    ..Social marketing--applying marketing techniques to influence the behavior of target audiences to improve their welfare--can help researchers identify factors that influence recruitment...
  32. ncbi request reprint Motivation in later life: personal projects and well-being
    M Powell Lawton
    Polisher Research Institute, Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania 19046, USA
    Psychol Aging 17:539-47. 2002
    ..Personal projects are seen as part of an open motivational system in which social position, cognitive ability, health, and positive mental health are mutually interacting members...
  33. 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...
  34. ncbi request reprint Psychotherapeutic medications and dementia
    Nancy A Hodgson
    Consult Pharm 23:357-8. 2008