Karlene Ball

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Can high-risk older drivers be identified through performance-based measures in a Department of Motor Vehicles setting?
    Karlene K Ball
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Edward R Roybal Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:77-84. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint The impact of speed of processing training on cognitive and everyday functions
    Karlene Ball
    Department of Psychology, Edward R Roybal Center for Translational Reseach on Aging and Mobility, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:19-31. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Real-world evaluation of visual function
    Karlene K Ball
    Center for Research on Applied Gerontology, 1530 3rd Avenue South, HM 101, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2100 USA
    Ophthalmol Clin North Am 16:289-98. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Obstacles to implementing research outcomes in community settings
    Karlene Ball
    Department of Psychology and Edward R Roybal Center for Research on Applied Gerontology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 2100, USA
    Gerontologist 43:29-36. 2003
  5. pmc Effects of cognitive training interventions with older adults: a randomized controlled trial
    Karlene Ball
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 2100, USA
    JAMA 288:2271-81. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Driving avoidance and functional impairment in older drivers
    K Ball
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294 1170, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 30:313-22. 1998
  7. ncbi request reprint Visual attention and self-regulation of driving among older adults
    Ozioma C Okonkwo
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 20:162-73. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Dissociations in visual attention deficits among persons with mild cognitive impairment
    Ozioma C Okonkwo
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 15:492-505. 2008
  9. pmc Self-rated driving and driving safety in older adults
    Lesley A Ross
    Department of Psychology, Edward R Roybal Center for Research on Applied Gerontology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CH 415, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 1170, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 48:523-7. 2012
  10. pmc The relationship between computer experience and computerized cognitive test performance among older adults
    Pariya L Fazeli
    Department of Psychology, Edward R Roybal Center for Research on Applied Gerontology, University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, Birmingham, AL 35294 1210, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:337-46. 2013

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Can high-risk older drivers be identified through performance-based measures in a Department of Motor Vehicles setting?
    Karlene K Ball
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Edward R Roybal Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:77-84. 2006
    ..To evaluate the relationship between performance-based risk factors and subsequent at-fault motor vehicle collision (MVC) involvement in a cohort of older drivers...
  2. ncbi request reprint The impact of speed of processing training on cognitive and everyday functions
    Karlene Ball
    Department of Psychology, Edward R Roybal Center for Translational Reseach on Aging and Mobility, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:19-31. 2007
    ..Participants maintained benefits of training for at least 2 years, which translated to improvements in everyday abilities, including efficient performance of instrumental activities of daily living and safer driving performance...
  3. ncbi request reprint Real-world evaluation of visual function
    Karlene K Ball
    Center for Research on Applied Gerontology, 1530 3rd Avenue South, HM 101, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2100 USA
    Ophthalmol Clin North Am 16:289-98. 2003
    ..Thus, further research is needed to fully understand the complex interactions between sensory, cognitive, motor, economic, and physical factors that together determine one's level of ability or disability in everyday tasks...
  4. ncbi request reprint Obstacles to implementing research outcomes in community settings
    Karlene Ball
    Department of Psychology and Edward R Roybal Center for Research on Applied Gerontology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 2100, USA
    Gerontologist 43:29-36. 2003
    ..Applied research presents a unique set of challenges that vary with context. This article discusses these challenges along with possible solutions...
  5. pmc Effects of cognitive training interventions with older adults: a randomized controlled trial
    Karlene Ball
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 2100, USA
    JAMA 288:2271-81. 2002
    ..However, few studies have addressed whether improving cognitive functions might have short- or long-term effects on activities related to living independently...
  6. ncbi request reprint Driving avoidance and functional impairment in older drivers
    K Ball
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294 1170, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 30:313-22. 1998
    ..Future research should evaluate the potentially beneficial role of self-regulation in enhancing older driver safety, particularly in those older drivers with visual and attentional processing impairments who have elevated crash risk...
  7. ncbi request reprint Visual attention and self-regulation of driving among older adults
    Ozioma C Okonkwo
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 20:162-73. 2008
    ..In this study, we investigate self-regulation of driving among a group of older adults with varying functional abilities...
  8. doi request reprint Dissociations in visual attention deficits among persons with mild cognitive impairment
    Ozioma C Okonkwo
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 15:492-505. 2008
    ..The implications of these findings for early identification of MCI, prevention of functional decline in MCI, and delay/reversal of cognitive degradation in MCI are discussed...
  9. pmc Self-rated driving and driving safety in older adults
    Lesley A Ross
    Department of Psychology, Edward R Roybal Center for Research on Applied Gerontology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CH 415, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 1170, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 48:523-7. 2012
    ..Self-rated driving is likely not related to actual driving proficiency as indicated by previous crash involvement in older adults. Suggestions from other individuals to limit or cease driving may be more influential on self-ratings...
  10. pmc The relationship between computer experience and computerized cognitive test performance among older adults
    Pariya L Fazeli
    Department of Psychology, Edward R Roybal Center for Research on Applied Gerontology, University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, Birmingham, AL 35294 1210, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:337-46. 2013
    ..This study compared the relationship between computer experience and performance on computerized cognitive tests and a traditional paper-and-pencil cognitive test in a sample of older adults (N = 634)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Timed instrumental activities of daily living tasks: relationship to cognitive function and everyday performance assessments in older adults
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    Gerontology 48:254-65. 2002
    ..Slowed visual-processing speed is common among older adults. Its impact on everyday task performance is not clearly understood...
  12. pmc Cognitive training decreases motor vehicle collision involvement of older drivers
    Karlene Ball
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:2107-13. 2010
    ..To test the effects of cognitive training on subsequent motor vehicle collision (MVC) involvement of older drivers...
  13. pmc Interventions to maintain mobility: What works?
    Lesley A Ross
    Department of Psychology, Edward R Roybal Center for Research on Applied Gerontology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CH 415, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 1170, USA Electronic address
    Accid Anal Prev 61:167-96. 2013
    ..Several interventions show clear evidence of effectiveness, and thus are prime areas for translation of results to the older population. Needs and issues for future intervention research are also detailed. ..
  14. ncbi request reprint Cognitive correlates of financial abilities in mild cognitive impairment
    Ozioma C Okonkwo
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1745-50. 2006
    ..To investigate the cognitive correlates of financial abilities in mild cognitive impairment (MCI)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Visual processing impairment and risk of motor vehicle crash among older adults
    C Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    JAMA 279:1083-8. 1998
    ..The useful field of view is a measure that reflects decline in visual sensory function, slowed visual processing speed, and impaired visual attention skills...
  16. ncbi request reprint Vision impairment, eye disease, and injurious motor vehicle crashes in the elderly
    C Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 5:101-13. 1998
    ..This study implies that impaired visual processing and glaucoma may play a role in the etiology of older driver crashes which result in injury...
  17. ncbi request reprint Exploratory study of incident vehicle crashes among older drivers
    R V Sims
    Center for Aging, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M22-7. 2000
    ..We report on the medical and functional factors associated with vehicle crashes in a cohort of Alabama drivers, 55 years old and older...
  18. pmc Subjective cognitive function and decline among older adults with psychometrically defined amnestic MCI
    Michael Crowe
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:1187-92. 2006
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  19. ncbi request reprint Individual difference factors in risky driving: the roles of anger/hostility, conscientiousness, and sensation-seeking
    David C Schwebel
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1300 University Blvd, CH 415, 35294, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 38:801-10. 2006
    ..Results are discussed with respect to previous work in the field, challenges involved in measuring the constructs of interest, and implications to prevention...
  20. pmc Individual difference factors in risky driving among older adults
    David C Schwebel
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1300 University Blvd, CH 415, Birmingham AL 35294, USA
    J Safety Res 38:501-9. 2007
    ..Among younger adults, one behavioral factor consistently linked to risky driving is personality, but this predictor has been overshadowed by research on cognitive, perceptual, and motor processes among older drivers...
  21. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal predictors of driving cessation among older adults from the ACTIVE clinical trial
    Jerri D Edwards
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P6-12. 2008
    ..Implications are that assessments of cognitive speed of processing can provide valuable information about the subsequent risk of driving cessation...
  22. ncbi request reprint Speed-of-processing and driving simulator training result in improved driving performance
    Daniel L Roenker
    Department of Psychology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101, USA
    Hum Factors 45:218-33. 2003
    ..Actual or potential applications of this research include driver assessment and/or training programs and cognitive intervention programs for older adults...
  23. ncbi request reprint Mental stimulation, neural plasticity, and aging: directions for nursing research and practice
    David E Vance
    School of Nursing, University of Alabama Birmingham, USA
    J Neurosci Nurs 40:241-9. 2008
    ..Because nurses have a significant amount of direct contact with older adults, these strategies have important implications for nursing practice and research...
  24. ncbi request reprint Association of physical activity and visual attention in older adults
    David L Roth
    Department of Biostatistics and University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Aging, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Aging Health 15:534-47. 2003
    ..This study was conducted to examine possible associations between physical activity and visual attention in community-dwelling older adults...
  25. ncbi request reprint Cognitive remediation therapies for older adults: implications for nursing practice and research
    David E Vance
    School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Neurosci Nurs 39:226-31. 2007
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  26. ncbi request reprint Sensory and cognitive factors influencing functional ability in older adults
    Kimberly M Wood
    Edward R Roybal Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2100, USA
    Gerontology 51:131-41. 2005
    ..Identifying and comparing cognitive correlates of functional performance is particularly important in order to design interventions to promote independence and prevent functional disability...
  27. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of useful field of view test scores as administered by personal computer
    Jerri D Edwards
    Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL 35899, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 27:529-43. 2005
    ..In conclusion, the reliability and validity coefficients are of sufficient magnitude to make the touch and mouse PC versions of the UFOV practical for use in clinical evaluations...
  28. ncbi request reprint A cost-benefit analysis of risk-reduction strategies targeted at older drivers
    Sarah M Viamonte
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 35294 2100, USA
    Traffic Inj Prev 7:352-9. 2006
    ..Improving functional abilities in older adults has potential far-reaching health and financial impacts which are broader than their impact of maintaining mobility...
  29. ncbi request reprint Predictors of falling in older Maryland drivers: a structural-equation model
    David E Vance
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 358993, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 14:254-69. 2006
    ..It is speculated that fear of falling, which often results in reduced mobility among older adults, might account for the lack of a direct relationship between age and falling. This hypothesis should be examined in further research...
  30. ncbi request reprint Cumulative meta-analysis of the relationship between useful field of view and driving performance in older adults: current and future implications
    Olivio J Clay
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Optom Vis Sci 82:724-31. 2005
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  31. ncbi request reprint Development and evaluation of home-based speed-of-processing training for older adults
    Virginia G Wadley
    Roybal Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility, University of Alabama, 1530 3rd Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:757-63. 2006
    ..To develop technical parameters for a videotape-based speed-of-processing training protocol, to evaluate the feasibility of self-administration (experiment 1), and to evaluate the protocol's effectiveness (experiment 2)...
  32. ncbi request reprint The effects of physical activity and sedentary behavior on cognitive health in older adults
    David E Vance
    Dept of Psychology and Center for Research on Applied Gerontology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294 2100, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 13:294-313. 2005
    ..SEM techniques provided partial support for the social-stimulation hypothesis and depression-reduction hypothesis. Implications for treating depression and improving cognitive functioning are discussed...
  33. ncbi request reprint Predictors of driving exposure and avoidance in a field study of older drivers from the state of Maryland
    David E Vance
    Department of Psychology, Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 2100, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 38:823-31. 2006
    ..The implications of these findings are discussed as they relate to designing interventions to promote mobility...
  34. ncbi request reprint The useful field of view test: normative data for older adults
    Jerri D Edwards
    Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 35899, United States
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 21:275-86. 2006
    ..These norms will allow researchers and clinicians to compare UFOV performance with similar peers and may help in identifying elderly persons who would benefit from speed of processing training...

Research Grants17

  1. Predicting Long-Term Mobility Outcomes for Older Adults
    Karlene Ball; Fiscal Year: 2003
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  2. Predicting Long-Term Mobility Outcomes for Older Adults
    Karlene K Ball; Fiscal Year: 2010
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  3. IMPROVEMENT OF VISUAL PROCESSING IN OLDER ADULTS
    Karlene Ball; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Results of this study can be used to inform the design of clinic-based and home-based interventions for delaying or reversing the physical and cognitive declines that accompany normal aging. ..
  4. Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility
    Karlene Ball; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These activities will all be facilitated by our Advisory Board, which will oversee the functioning of the cores as well as the affiliated projects. ..
  5. IMPROVEMENT OF VISUAL PROCESSING IN OLDER ADULTS
    Karlene Ball; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Results of this study can be used to inform the design of clinic-based and home-based interventions for delaying or reversing the physical and cognitive declines that accompany normal aging. ..
  6. Predicting Long-Term Mobility Outcomes for Older Adults
    Karlene Ball; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  7. ACTIVE Phase II: UAB Field Site
    Karlene Ball; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Power analysis shows that extending the study will make it possible to observe effect sizes on the order of 0.05-0.10 with excellent power, in the range of at least 80-90%. ..
  8. Predicting Long-Term Mobility Outcomes for Older Adults
    Karlene Ball; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  9. IMPROVEMENT OF VISUAL PROCESSING IN OLDER ADULTS
    Karlene Ball; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Results of this study can be used to inform the design of clinic-based and home-based interventions for delaying or reversing the physical and cognitive declines that accompany normal aging. ..
  10. Cognitive Training Gains and Mobility Outcomes in ACTIVE
    Karlene Ball; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  11. Predicting Long-Term Mobility Outcomes for Older Adults
    Karlene Ball; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  12. Predicting Long-Term Mobility Outcomes for Older Adults
    Karlene Ball; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  13. IMPROVEMENT OF VISUAL PROCESSING IN OLDER ADULTS
    Karlene K Ball; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Results of this study can be used to inform the design of clinic-based and home-based interventions for delaying or reversing the physical and cognitive declines that accompany normal aging. ..