Steven M Albert

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Standing orders for influenza and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination: correlates identified in a national survey of U.S. Primary care physicians
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 13:22. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Mild depressive symptoms, self-reported disability, and slowing across multiple functional domains
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:253-60. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparative study of functional limitation and disability in old age: Delhi and New York city
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 20:231-41. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Variation in sources of clinician-rated and self-rated instrumental activities of daily living disability
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:826-31. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Disparities between ambient, standard lighting and retinal acuities in community-dwelling older people: Implications for disability
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1713-8. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Cross-cultural variation in mental health at end of life in patients with ALS
    S M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Neurology 68:1058-61. 2007
  7. pmc Defining optimal self-management in osteoarthritis: racial differences in a population-based sample
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, A211 Crabtree, 130 DeSoto St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 23:349-60. 2008
  8. pmc Medical and supportive care among people with ALS in the months before death or tracheostomy
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:546-53. 2009
  9. pmc Lifestyle-adjusted function: variation beyond BADL and IADL competencies
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Gerontologist 49:767-77. 2009
  10. pmc Internet-based medical visit and diagnosis for common medical problems: experience of first user cohort
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Telemed J E Health 17:304-8. 2011

Research Grants

  1. COGNITIVE AND PHYSICAL BASIS OF DISABLEMENT
    Steven Albert; Fiscal Year: 2005
  2. DEPRESSION AND END OF LIFE CARE IN ALS
    Steven Albert; Fiscal Year: 2003

Detail Information

Publications57

  1. pmc Standing orders for influenza and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination: correlates identified in a national survey of U.S. Primary care physicians
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 13:22. 2012
    ..Standing orders programs (SOPs) allow non-physician medical staff to assess eligibility and administer vaccines without a specific physician's order. SOPs increase vaccination rates but are underutilized...
  2. ncbi request reprint Mild depressive symptoms, self-reported disability, and slowing across multiple functional domains
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:253-60. 2012
    ..Subthreshold depressive symptoms are common in older adults. The threshold for the clinical significance of such symptoms is unclear. Mechanisms linking depressed mood to increased risk of disability need further investigation...
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparative study of functional limitation and disability in old age: Delhi and New York city
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 20:231-41. 2005
    ..These differences in health among people who have survived to old age may also explain differences in life expectancy in later life...
  4. ncbi request reprint Variation in sources of clinician-rated and self-rated instrumental activities of daily living disability
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:826-31. 2006
    ..It is unclear how well self-reports and clinician ratings of performance in the instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs; household maintenance tasks) correspond and why they may differ...
  5. ncbi request reprint Disparities between ambient, standard lighting and retinal acuities in community-dwelling older people: Implications for disability
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1713-8. 2006
    ..To examine three types of visual ability-ambient acuity, standard lighting acuity, and retinal acuity-and their relationship with self-reported disability...
  6. ncbi request reprint Cross-cultural variation in mental health at end of life in patients with ALS
    S M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Neurology 68:1058-61. 2007
    ..To examine mental health at the end of life among patients with ALS in three countries: Israel, Germany, and the United States...
  7. pmc Defining optimal self-management in osteoarthritis: racial differences in a population-based sample
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, A211 Crabtree, 130 DeSoto St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 23:349-60. 2008
    ..This backdrop of naturally occurring self-management behaviors may be important to recognize in planning programs that seek to bolster self-management skills...
  8. pmc Medical and supportive care among people with ALS in the months before death or tracheostomy
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:546-53. 2009
    ..A challenging task for clinicians is to acknowledge this strong desire to live while providing appropriate expectations for life after tracheostomy...
  9. pmc Lifestyle-adjusted function: variation beyond BADL and IADL competencies
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Gerontologist 49:767-77. 2009
    ..Using the Activity Card Sort (ACS), we derived a measure of lifestyle-adjusted function and examined the distribution of this measure and its correlates in a community sample of older adults at risk for disability transitions...
  10. pmc Internet-based medical visit and diagnosis for common medical problems: experience of first user cohort
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Telemed J E Health 17:304-8. 2011
    ..While acceptability of e-Visits has been investigated, outcomes associated with e-Visits, that is, whether patients receiving diagnoses receive appropriate care or need to return to the doctor, remain unexplored...
  11. pmc Self-care and professionally guided care in osteoarthritis: racial differences in a population-based sample
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, A211 Crabtree, 130 DeSoto St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Aging Health 20:198-216. 2008
    ..Self-management was defined broadly to include all behaviors adopted to reduce morbidity, whether recommended by physicians or not...
  12. pmc Potentially inappropriate medications and risk of hospitalization in retirees: analysis of a US retiree health claims database
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 120 DeSoto Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Drugs Aging 27:407-15. 2010
    ..Findings from the retiree cohort provide further evidence for the inappropriateness of these medications among the elderly...
  13. pmc How common is depression among ALS caregivers? A longitudinal study
    Judith G Rabkin
    Department of Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 10:448-55. 2009
    ..The high baseline rate of depression among caregivers of patients who planned tracheostomy decreased as caregivers instituted major changes in patient care or personal counseling...
  14. ncbi request reprint Predictors and course of elective long-term mechanical ventilation: A prospective study of ALS patients
    Judith G Rabkin
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, and New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 7:86-95. 2006
    ..ALS clinicians will need to recognize this motivation and provide appropriate clinical education to both patient and family...
  15. ncbi request reprint The rate of cognitive decline and risk of reaching clinical milestones in Alzheimer disease
    Roee Holtzer
    Sergievsky Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 630 W 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Arch Neurol 60:1137-42. 2003
    ..However, the relationship between the rate of cognitive decline at the initial disease phase and the risk of reaching clinical milestones in subsequent years has not yet been examined...
  16. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a toolkit to introduce standing orders for influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in adults: a multimodal pilot project
    Mary Patricia Nowalk
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, United States
    Vaccine 30:5978-82. 2012
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  17. ncbi request reprint An observational study of cognitive impairment in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Gregory A Rippon
    Department of Neurology, Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer s Disease and the Aging Brain, Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA ALS Research Center, New York, NY, USA
    Arch Neurol 63:345-52. 2006
    ..Clinical and pathologic features overlap in frontotemporal lobar dementia and ALS. Demographics, respiratory status, bulbar site of onset, and disease severity are potential risk factors for cognitive impairment in ALS...
  18. ncbi request reprint Medicaid home care services and survival in New York City
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Gerontologist 45:609-16. 2005
    ..We sought to determine if this program of supportive care offers a survival benefit to older adults...
  19. pmc Spousal suffering and partner's depression and cardiovascular disease: the Cardiovascular Health Study
    Richard Schulz
    Department of Psychiatry and University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, 121 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:246-54. 2009
    ..To assess the effects of suffering in a spouse on prevalent and incident psychiatric (depression) and physical morbidity (cardiovascular disease [CVD]) in their partner, controlling for known risk factors for depression and CVD...
  20. pmc Verbal fluency predicts mortality in Alzheimer disease
    Stephanie Cosentino
    Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Taub Institute for Research in Alzheimer s Disease and the Aging Brain, NY, USA
    Cogn Behav Neurol 19:123-9. 2006
    ..To assess the predictive value of neuropsychologic profiles, at diagnosis, for mortality in incident Alzheimer disease (AD)...
  21. pmc Primary prevention of falls: effectiveness of a statewide program
    Steven M Albert
    Steven M Albert and Jennifer King are with the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Robert Boudreau, Tanushree Prasad, and Anne B Newman are with the Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh Chyongchiou J Lin is with the Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
    Am J Public Health 104:e77-84. 2014
    ..Older adults completing HSOA are screened and educated regarding fall risk, and those identified as being at high risk are referred to primary care providers and home safety resources...
  22. pmc Relevance of race and ethnicity for self-reported functional limitation
    S Melinda Spencer
    Center for Minority Health and Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:553-7. 2008
    ..Similar results were observed in the subsample of participants with arthritis. These results suggest that culture or socioenvironmental differences associated with culture may influence reports of functional limitation...
  23. pmc Characteristics of patients who seek care via eVisits instead of office visits
    Ateev Mehrotra
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15123, USA
    Telemed J E Health 19:515-9. 2013
    ..Increasing numbers of health systems provide eVisits, and many health plans reimburse for eVisits. However, little is known on who chooses to seek care via an eVisit...
  24. pmc Use of standing orders for adult influenza vaccination a national survey of primary care physicians
    Richard K Zimmerman
    Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:144-8. 2011
    ..However, recent data on their use are not available...
  25. pmc Cognitive status and physical function in older african americans
    Maria L Nieto
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:2014-9. 2008
    ..To investigate the relationship between global cognition, three specific domains of cognition, and lower extremity function in community-dwelling elderly African Americans (AAs) from two community settings...
  26. doi request reprint Patterns of dementia diagnosis in surveillance, epidemiology, and end results breast cancer survivors who use chemotherapy
    Julia E Heck
    Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1687-92. 2008
    ..To determine patterns of dementia diagnosis seen after chemotherapy treatment...
  27. pmc Policies to reduce influenza in the workplace: impact assessments using an agent-based model
    Supriya Kumar
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:1406-11. 2013
    ..We examined the impact of access to paid sick days (PSDs) and stay-at-home behavior on the influenza attack rate in workplaces...
  28. ncbi request reprint Outcome measures for early phase clinical trials
    Paul H Gordon
    Department of Neurology, The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA ALS Research Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 8:270-3. 2007
    ..The ALSFRS-R most strongly predicted survival and provided the most complete data, but large changes may be necessary before patients perceive treatment effects...
  29. ncbi request reprint Medication management skill in HIV: I. Evidence for adaptation of medication management strategies in people with cognitive impairment. II. Evidence for a pervasive lay model of medication efficacy
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center and Department of Neurology, Columbia University, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    AIDS Behav 7:329-38. 2003
    ..A performance test of medication management sheds light on the ways patients take medicines and how beliefs about medicines affect medication regimens...
  30. ncbi request reprint Older adults' reports of formal care hours and administrative records
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, PH 19, Columbia University, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Gerontologist 44:186-92. 2004
    ..We examined these issues in a New York City sample by assessing older adults' reports of weekly home care hours and Medicaid billing records...
  31. pmc "Is it half full or half empty?" Affective responses to chronic illness
    Myrna Silverman
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, A 214 Crabtree Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 24:291-306. 2009
    ..This study illustrates that using a simple, open-ended question that stimulates older people to narrate their reactions to having a chronic illness may allow clinicians to identify the persons most at-risk and intervene appropriately...
  32. pmc Characteristics and consequences of heroin use among older adults in the United States: a review of the literature, treatment implications, and recommendations for further research
    Daniel Rosen
    School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Addict Behav 36:279-85. 2011
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of neurocognitive status and markers of immune activation as predictors of time to death in advanced HIV infection
    Jeffrey J Sevigny
    Department of Neurology and Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Arch Neurol 64:97-102. 2007
    ..Several markers of immune activation have been identified as potential prognostic markers for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated morbidity and mortality, but the results from studies are conflicting...
  34. pmc Preventing depression in later life: state of the art and science circa 2011
    Fawzi Hindi
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 34:67-78. 2011
    ..In this article, the published literature is reviewed to summarize what is known about depression prevention in older adults, and, ultimately, to inform future research...
  35. pmc Early intervention to reduce the global health and economic burden of major depression in older adults
    Charles F Reynolds
    School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 33:123-35. 2012
    ..We suggest in this review that the time is right for research into the translation of depression-prevention strategies for use in LMICs...
  36. pmc Disability among elderly survivors of mechanical ventilation
    Amber E Barnato
    Center for Research on Health Care, 200 Meyran Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 183:1037-42. 2011
    ..Studies of long-term functional outcomes of elderly survivors of mechanical ventilation (MV) are limited to local samples and biased retrospective, proxy-reported preadmission functional status...
  37. pmc "This case is closed": family caregivers and the termination of home health care services for stroke patients
    Carol Levine
    Families and Health Care Project, United Hospital Fund, New York, NY 10118, USA
    Milbank Q 84:305-31. 2006
    ..At all stages, family caregivers expressed significant isolation, anxiety, and depression. Therefore, home care agency practice and public policies should provide better education, support, and services for family caregivers...
  38. pmc Late-life depression and risk of vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease: systematic review and meta-analysis of community-based cohort studies
    Breno S Diniz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 202:329-35. 2013
    ..Late-life depression may increase the risk of incident dementia, in particular of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia...
  39. pmc The design and methods of the aging successfully with pain study
    Natalia E Morone
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 33:417-25. 2012
    ..The proposed study represents the first large, well-controlled, comprehensive examination of the effects of a mind-body program on older adults with chronic pain...
  40. ncbi request reprint Psychopathological features in Alzheimer's disease: course and relationship with cognitive status
    Roee Holtzer
    Sergievsky Center, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:953-60. 2003
    ..To examine the course, clinical correlates, and relationship between cognitive status and psychopathological features in patients with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD) followed over a 5-year period...
  41. doi request reprint We're working hard, but is it hardly working? Why process is critical in the delivery of worksite health promotion programs
    Elizabeth M Felter
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 55:586-92. 2013
    ..To evaluate the relationship between the process and outcomes of worksite wellness committees (WWCs) implementing worksite health promotion programs at PPG Industries, Inc...
  42. pmc A game dynamic model for vaccine skeptics and vaccine believers: measles as an example
    Eunha Shim
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Theor Biol 295:194-203. 2012
    ..This research illustrates the importance of public education on vaccine safety and infection risk in order to maintain vaccination levels that are sufficient to maintain herd immunity...
  43. ncbi request reprint The meaning of risk to first degree relatives of women with breast cancer
    Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin
    Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University, 409, 600 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Women Health 37:97-117. 2003
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Effect of a social work liaison program on family caregivers to people with brain injury
    Steven M Albert
    Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Head Trauma Rehabil 17:175-89. 2002
    ..We assessed the effect of a social work liaison program on caregiver outcomes for families caring for people with brain injury...
  45. doi request reprint Urinary incontinence and waist circumference in older women
    Maressa P Krause
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Age Ageing 39:69-73. 2010
    ..the study aims to determine the association between adiposity and fitness with urinary incontinence (UI) in older women...
  46. ncbi request reprint Cancer screening among older women in a culturally insular community
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Prev Med 39:649-56. 2004
    ..We investigated whether older women in one such community were less likely to be screened for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer than other women in the same geographic area...
  47. ncbi request reprint Family caregiver research and the HIPAA factor
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, 630 West 168th St, PH 19, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Gerontologist 45:432-7. 2005
    ..Finally, we recommend changes in the review process that may facilitate research efforts with family caregivers while protecting important privacy interests...
  48. ncbi request reprint The impact of mild cognitive impairment on functional abilities in the elderly
    Steven M Albert
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, 630 West 168th Street, PH 19, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 4:64-8. 2002
    ..In this review, the authors examine the nosology of the condition, the subjective experience of having an MCI diagnosis, and cross- sectional and prospective studies that have examined the topic...
  49. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in cerebral vasospasm: a systematic review of the literature
    J Mocco
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Neurosurgery 58:305-14. 2006
    ..We present a review of the modern aSAH literature to examine the incidence of CV in Japan and Europe, two highly researched populations...
  50. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences and potential psychological benefits in use of the internet by women with breast cancer
    Joshua Fogel
    Department of Psychology, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2Y9, Canada
    Psychooncology 12:107-17. 2003
    ..Since numerous studies suggest that social support may be related to survival, Internet use for breast health issues may have special clinical relevance to racial/ethnic minority groups...
  51. pmc Public health and the second 50 years of life
    Steven M Albert
    Am J Public Health 92:1214-6. 2002
  52. ncbi request reprint Dyslipidemia in ALS: good, bad, or unclear?
    Steven M Albert
    Neurology 70:988-9. 2008
  53. ncbi request reprint Projecting neurologic disease burden: difficult but critical
    Steven M Albert
    Neurology 68:322-3. 2007
  54. ncbi request reprint Health crisis in Gaza
    Steven M Albert
    Lancet 368:1325. 2006
  55. pmc Use of the Internet by women with breast cancer
    Joshua Fogel
    Department of Psychology, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 4:E9. 2002
    ..Recently, many cancer patients have been using the Internet for information with which to make informed choices. We are not aware of any studies that investigate this Internet use among breast cancer patients or women...
  56. ncbi request reprint Internet use and social support in women with breast cancer
    Joshua Fogel
    Department of Psychology, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Health Psychol 21:398-404. 2002
    ..Breast cancer patients may obtain these psychological benefits with only a minimal weekly time commitment...

Research Grants2

  1. COGNITIVE AND PHYSICAL BASIS OF DISABLEMENT
    Steven Albert; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..g., mild disabled) than others. This finding would suggest that disability may be reduced through remediation of motor and cognitive/process skills, as well as by efforts to reduce impairment. ..
  2. DEPRESSION AND END OF LIFE CARE IN ALS
    Steven Albert; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This information will be critical for understanding the experience of patients with terminal disease as they and their families face end-of-life care decisions. ..