Stephanie L Brown
Affiliation: University of Michigan
- Providing social support may be more beneficial than receiving it: results from a prospective study of mortalityStephanie L Brown
Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48106 1248, USA
Psychol Sci 14:320-7. 2003..These results have implications for understanding how social contact influences health and longevity...
- The interplay among risk factors for suicidal ideation and suicide: the role of depression, poor health, and loved ones' messages of support and criticismStephanie L Brown
Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 1248, USA
Am J Community Psychol 32:131-41. 2003..This relationship was not observed for non-depressed participants in good health. The results are discussed in terms of their implications for suicide prevention...
- Religion and emotional compensation: results from a prospective study of widowhoodStephanie L Brown
Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 1248, USA
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 30:1165-74. 2004..Finally, insecure individuals were most likely to benefit from increasing the importance of their beliefs. Results are discussed in terms of the potential value of applying psychological theory to the study of religion...
- Does a helping hand mean a heavy heart? Helping behavior and well-being among spouse caregiversMichael J Poulin
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Psychol Aging 25:108-17. 2010..Helping valued loved ones may promote caregivers' well-being...
- Caring for individuals with dementia and cognitive impairment, not dementia: findings from the aging, demographics, and memory studyGwenith G Fisher
Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 59:488-94. 2011..To compare the characteristics and outcomes of caregivers of adults with dementia with those of caregivers of adults with cognitive impairment, not dementia (CIND)...
- Mispredictions and misrecollections: challenges for subjective outcome measurementDylan M Smith
VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Disabil Rehabil 30:418-24. 2008..To review research from the behavioral sciences that demonstrates how predictions of future events--and memories of past events--are often systematically biased...
- Coping with spousal loss: potential buffering effects of self-reported helping behaviorStephanie L Brown
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, University of Michigan, USA
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 34:849-61. 2008..Implications of these results for theoretical approaches to the study of close relationships and well-being are discussed...
- Caregiving behavior is associated with decreased mortality riskStephanie L Brown
VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Psychol Sci 20:488-94. 2009..These findings suggest that it may be premature to conclude that health risks for caregivers are due to providing active help. Indeed, under some circumstances, caregivers may actually benefit from providing care...
- Are subjective well-being measures any better than decision utility measures?Dylan M Smith
VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, USA
Health Econ Policy Law 3:85-91. 2008..We conclude with a call for expanded research into developing new tools for quantifying health-related quality of life that are more valid, more sensitive to changes in health status, and less biased...
- Social closeness increases salivary progesterone in humansStephanie L Brown
VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Horm Behav 56:108-11. 2009..Across conditions, progesterone increase one week later predicted the willingness to sacrifice for the partner. These results are discussed in terms of the links between social contact, stress, and health...
- Patient suffering and caregiver compassion: new opportunities for research, practice, and policyRichard 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...
- Palliative care in chronic kidney disease: peer mentoring program personalizes advance directives discussionsErica Perry
University of Michigan s Institute for Social Research, USA
Nephrol News Issues 17:28-31. 2003..In conjunction with renal social work and the renal team, peer mentoring is a wonderful program that can decrease anxiety and preserve caring relationships in our burgeoning dialysis communities...