Cynthia J Brown

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and outcomes of low mobility in hospitalized older patients
    Cynthia J Brown
    Birmingham Atlanta Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1263-70. 2004
  2. doi request reprint The underrecognized epidemic of low mobility during hospitalization of older adults
    Cynthia J Brown
    Birmingham Atlanta Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, 11 G Room 8225, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1660-5. 2009
  3. pmc Trajectories of life-space mobility after hospitalization
    Cynthia J Brown
    Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 11G, 700 South 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Ann Intern Med 150:372-8. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Validation of use of wireless monitors to measure levels of mobility during hospitalization
    Cynthia J Brown
    Birmingham Atlanta Department of Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 45:551-8. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Barriers to mobility during hospitalization from the perspectives of older patients and their nurses and physicians
    Cynthia J Brown
    Birmingham Atlanta Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center GRECC, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Hosp Med 2:305-13. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Predictors of regaining ambulatory ability during hospitalization
    Cynthia J Brown
    Birmingham Atlanta Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0001, USA
    J Hosp Med 1:277-84. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Changes in physical therapy providers' use of fall prevention strategies following a multicomponent behavioral change intervention
    Cynthia J Brown
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, VAMC GRECC 11 G Room 8225, 1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294 0001, USA
    Phys Ther 85:394-403. 2005
  8. pmc Symptom burden predicts nursing home admissions among older adults
    Kendra D Sheppard
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:591-7. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Life-space mobility predicts nursing home admission over 6 years
    Kendra D Sheppard
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Aging Health 25:907-20. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Exercise program implementation proves not feasible during acute care hospitalization
    Cynthia J Brown
    Birmingham Atlanta Department of Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 43:939-46. 2006

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and outcomes of low mobility in hospitalized older patients
    Cynthia J Brown
    Birmingham Atlanta Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1263-70. 2004
    ....
  2. doi request reprint The underrecognized epidemic of low mobility during hospitalization of older adults
    Cynthia J Brown
    Birmingham Atlanta Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, 11 G Room 8225, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1660-5. 2009
    ..To examine the proportion of time spent in three levels of mobility (lying, sitting, and standing or walking) by a cohort of hospitalized older veterans as measured by validated wireless accelerometers...
  3. pmc Trajectories of life-space mobility after hospitalization
    Cynthia J Brown
    Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 11G, 700 South 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Ann Intern Med 150:372-8. 2009
    ..It may be a more accurate measure of mobility in older adults because it reflects participation in society as well as physical ability...
  4. ncbi request reprint Validation of use of wireless monitors to measure levels of mobility during hospitalization
    Cynthia J Brown
    Birmingham Atlanta Department of Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 45:551-8. 2008
    ..The median kappa was 0.92 and the kappa across all observations was 0.88, indicating excellent agreement. This study demonstrates that wireless monitors validly measure mobility levels among older hospitalized patients...
  5. ncbi request reprint Barriers to mobility during hospitalization from the perspectives of older patients and their nurses and physicians
    Cynthia J Brown
    Birmingham Atlanta Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center GRECC, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Hosp Med 2:305-13. 2007
    ..Low mobility is common during hospitalization and is associated with adverse outcomes. Understanding barriers to the maintenance or improvement of mobility is important to the development of successful interventions...
  6. ncbi request reprint Predictors of regaining ambulatory ability during hospitalization
    Cynthia J Brown
    Birmingham Atlanta Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0001, USA
    J Hosp Med 1:277-84. 2006
    ..Loss of ambulatory ability with acute hospitalization is common and often does not improve by discharge...
  7. ncbi request reprint Changes in physical therapy providers' use of fall prevention strategies following a multicomponent behavioral change intervention
    Cynthia J Brown
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, VAMC GRECC 11 G Room 8225, 1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294 0001, USA
    Phys Ther 85:394-403. 2005
    ....
  8. pmc Symptom burden predicts nursing home admissions among older adults
    Kendra D Sheppard
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:591-7. 2013
    ..Symptom burden has been associated with functional decline in community-dwelling older adults and may be responsive to interventions. Known predictors of nursing home (NH) admission are often nonmodifiable...
  9. ncbi request reprint Life-space mobility predicts nursing home admission over 6 years
    Kendra D Sheppard
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Aging Health 25:907-20. 2013
    ..To explore the association between baseline life-space mobility and nursing home (NH) admission among community-dwelling older adults over 6 years...
  10. ncbi request reprint Exercise program implementation proves not feasible during acute care hospitalization
    Cynthia J Brown
    Birmingham Atlanta Department of Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 43:939-46. 2006
    ..Initiation of an inpatient exercise program was not feasible in the study population. The in-home program was more feasible but target criteria need refinement...
  11. ncbi request reprint Assessing mobility in older adults: the UAB Study of Aging Life-Space Assessment
    Claire Peel
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, WEBB 624, 1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294 3361, USA
    Phys Ther 85:1008-119. 2005
    ..The purpose of this report is to describe the relationships between LSA and traditional measures of physical function, sociodemographic characteristics, depression, and cognitive status...
  12. doi request reprint Creation of an interprofessional clinical experience for healthcare professions trainees in a nursing home setting
    Channing R Ford
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    Med Teach 35:544-8. 2013
    ..This paper outlines how this program was developed, methods used for program evaluation, and how the outcome data influenced program revisions. ..
  13. ncbi request reprint A survey of fall prevention knowledge and practice patterns in home health physical therapists
    Claire Peel
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Geriatr Phys Ther 31:64-70. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine home health physical therapists' (1) knowledge of fall risk factors and interventions, and (2) practice patterns regarding assessment of fall risk...
  14. pmc Undernutrition at baseline and health services utilization and mortality over a 1-year period in older adults receiving Medicare home health services
    Yongbin Yang
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 12:287-94. 2011
    ..We sought to identify the association between baseline nutritional status and subsequent health service utilization and mortality over a 1-year period in older adults receiving Medicare home health services...
  15. pmc Low hemoglobin levels and recurrent falls in U.S. men and women: prospective findings from the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) cohort
    C Barrett Bowling
    Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Am J Med Sci 345:446-54. 2013
    ..There are few data available on low hemoglobin and incident falls in the general U.S. population...
  16. doi request reprint Effects of an acute care for elders unit on costs and 30-day readmissions
    Kellie L Flood
    Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1720 Second Ave S, CH 19, Room 219, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:981-7. 2013
    ..The University of Alabama at Birmingham ACE unit incorporates evidence-based care processes. We hypothesized that the ACE model would also reduce costs...
  17. ncbi request reprint Life-space mobility declines associated with incident falls and fractures
    Alexander X Lo
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
    J Am Geriatr Soc 62:919-23. 2014
    ..To determine the effect of falls and fractures on life-space mobility in a cohort of community-dwelling older adults...
  18. doi request reprint Mobility limitation in the older patient: a clinical review
    Cynthia J Brown
    Birmingham Atlanta VA Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    JAMA 310:1168-77. 2013
    ..Mobility limitations are common in older adults, affecting the physical, psychological, and social aspects of an older adult's life...
  19. doi request reprint Polypharmacy in hospitalized older adult cancer patients: experience from a prospective, observational study of an oncology-acute care for elders unit
    Kellie L Flood
    Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 7:151-8. 2009
    ..Louis, Missouri). The OACE team includes a clinical pharmacist whose primary role is to improve the appropriateness of prescribing...
  20. ncbi request reprint Defining community ambulation from the perspective of the older adult
    Cynthia J Brown
    Birmingham Atlanta VA Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Geriatr Phys Ther 33:56-63. 2010
    ..Little is known regarding destinations and distances necessary for independent community ambulation after enactment of the Americans with Disability Act...
  21. ncbi request reprint Prevention of heart failure in older adults may require higher levels of physical activity than needed for other cardiovascular events
    Kanan Patel
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Int J Cardiol 168:1905-9. 2013
    ..Little is known if the levels of physical activity required for the prevention of incident heart failure (HF) and other cardiovascular events vary in community-dwelling older adults...
  22. doi request reprint Undernutrition in hospitalized older adults: patterns and correlates, outcomes, and opportunities for intervention with a focus on processes of care
    Juanita Titrud Heersink
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 2041, USA
    J Nutr Elder 29:4-41. 2010
    ..The emphasis of the discussion on interventions will focus on processes of care and the hospital environment...
  23. ncbi request reprint Fall-risk assessment and management in clinical practice: views from healthcare providers
    Richard H Fortinsky
    Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut 06030 5215, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1522-6. 2004
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  24. ncbi request reprint The decision-making process of health care utilization in Mexico
    Cynthia J Brown
    Department of Economics and Finance, University of Texas Pan American, 1201 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78541, USA
    Health Policy 72:81-91. 2005
    ..The results suggest that increasing initial access to services via income and insurance coverage and providing financial resources to underserved regions can substantially improve access to care and, ultimately, population health...
  25. ncbi request reprint Dissemination of an evidence-based multicomponent fall risk-assessment and -management strategy throughout a geographic area
    Dorothy I Baker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:675-80. 2005
    ..To report on the penetration of, and identified barriers to and facilitators of, efforts to incorporate evidence-based fall risk assessment and management into clinical practice throughout a defined geographic area...