Kenneth Covinsky

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Measuring prognosis and case mix in hospitalized elders. The importance of functional status
    K E Covinsky
    Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 12:203-8. 1997
  2. pmc Patient and caregiver characteristics associated with depression in caregivers of patients with dementia
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and the San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:1006-14. 2003
  3. pmc Health-related quality of life following coronary artery bypass graft surgery in post-menopausal women
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco, and San Francisco VA Medical Center 181G, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1429-34. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint The last 2 years of life: functional trajectories of frail older people
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University ofCalifornia at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:492-8. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Loss of independence in activities of daily living in older adults hospitalized with medical illnesses: increased vulnerability with age
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:451-8. 2003
  6. pmc Pain, functional limitations, and aging
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, 4150 Clement, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1556-61. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of an index to predict activity of daily living dependence in community-dwelling elders
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Med Care 44:149-57. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Serum albumin concentration and clinical assessments of nutritional status in hospitalized older people: different sides of different coins?
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:631-7. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint History and mobility exam index to identify community-dwelling elderly persons at risk of falling
    K E Covinsky
    Division of Geriatrics and Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M253-9. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms and 3-year mortality in older hospitalized medical patients
    K E Covinsky
    San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, 94121, USA
    Ann Intern Med 130:563-9. 1999

Detail Information

Publications70

  1. pmc Measuring prognosis and case mix in hospitalized elders. The importance of functional status
    K E Covinsky
    Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 12:203-8. 1997
    ....
  2. pmc Patient and caregiver characteristics associated with depression in caregivers of patients with dementia
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and the San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:1006-14. 2003
    ..The goal of this study was to determine the patient and caregiver characteristics associated with depression among caregivers of patients with dementia...
  3. pmc Health-related quality of life following coronary artery bypass graft surgery in post-menopausal women
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco, and San Francisco VA Medical Center 181G, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1429-34. 2008
    ..To describe the impact of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery on health related quality of life (HRQOL) in post-menopausal women...
  4. ncbi request reprint The last 2 years of life: functional trajectories of frail older people
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University ofCalifornia at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:492-8. 2003
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Loss of independence in activities of daily living in older adults hospitalized with medical illnesses: increased vulnerability with age
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:451-8. 2003
    ..To describe the changes in activities of daily living (ADL) function occurring before and after hospital admission in older people hospitalized with medical illness and to assess the effect of age on loss of ADL function...
  6. pmc Pain, functional limitations, and aging
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, 4150 Clement, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1556-61. 2009
    ..To examine the relationship between functional limitations and pain across a spectrum of age, ranging from mid life to advanced old age...
  7. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of an index to predict activity of daily living dependence in community-dwelling elders
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Med Care 44:149-57. 2006
    ..However, few prognostic indices have been developed that stratify elders into groups at variable risk for developing ADL dependence...
  8. ncbi request reprint Serum albumin concentration and clinical assessments of nutritional status in hospitalized older people: different sides of different coins?
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:631-7. 2002
    ..Although both measures are strongly associated with prognosis, it is not clear whether they measure similar or different clinical constructs. Our goal was to assess the degree of clinical concordance between these measures...
  9. ncbi request reprint History and mobility exam index to identify community-dwelling elderly persons at risk of falling
    K E Covinsky
    Division of Geriatrics and Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M253-9. 2001
    ..Our goal was to develop a fall-risk index that discriminated between people at high and low risk of falling...
  10. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms and 3-year mortality in older hospitalized medical patients
    K E Covinsky
    San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, 94121, USA
    Ann Intern Med 130:563-9. 1999
    ....
  11. pmc Differences in patient-reported processes and outcomes between men and women with myocardial infarction
    K E Covinsky
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, and the San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA94121, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 15:169-74. 2000
    ..Our goal was to measure differences in patient-reported measures for men and women who recently were hospitalized with myocardial infarction...
  12. ncbi request reprint Reduced employment in caregivers of frail elders: impact of ethnicity, patient clinical characteristics, and caregiver characteristics
    K E Covinsky
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco 94121, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M707-13. 2001
    ..Our goal was to determine the patient and caregiver characteristics associated with the reduction of employment hours in caregivers of frail elders...
  13. ncbi request reprint Cognitive screening predicts magnitude of functional recovery from admission to 3 months after discharge in hospitalized elders
    Laura P Sands
    UCSF Mt Zion Center on Aging and Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:37-45. 2003
    ..We sought to determine whether performance on a cognitive screen at the time of hospital admission predicted the magnitude of functional recovery after hospitalization...
  14. ncbi request reprint The effects of acute illness on ADL decline over 1 year in frail older adults with and without cognitive impairment
    Laura P Sands
    Center on Aging, Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco 94143 1265, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M449-54. 2002
    ..These relationships have not been described for the frailest of older adults whose high rates of acute illness and cognitive impairment put them at the greatest risk for loss of ADL functioning...
  15. pmc Adult day health center participation and health-related quality of life
    Eva M Schmitt
    Institute on Aging, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    Gerontologist 50:531-40. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the association between Adult Day Health Center (ADHC) participation and health-related quality of life...
  16. pmc Self-restriction of medications due to cost in seniors without prescription coverage
    M A Steinman
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center, University of California San Francisco 94121, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 16:793-9. 2001
    ..We sought to identify which elderly patients are at highest risk of restricting their medications because of cost, and how prescription coverage modifies this risk...
  17. pmc Screening mammography for frail older women: what are the burdens?
    L C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California San Francisco 94121, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 16:779-84. 2001
    ..We focused on the potential burdens that may be experienced...
  18. ncbi request reprint Cancer screening in elderly patients: a framework for individualized decision making
    L C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics, VA Medical Center 111G, 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    JAMA 285:2750-6. 2001
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a prognostic index for 1-year mortality in older adults after hospitalization
    L C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics, VA Medical Center 111G, 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    JAMA 285:2987-94. 2001
    ..However, few prognostic indices have focused on predicting posthospital mortality in older adults...
  20. pmc The relation between health status changes and patient satisfaction in older hospitalized medical patients
    K E Covinsky
    Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, and the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ohio 44016-4961, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 13:223-9. 1998
    ..Comprehensive efforts to measure the outcomes and quality of hospital care will need to consider both patient satisfaction and changes in health status during hospitalization...
  21. pmc Predicting risk of dementia in older adults: The late-life dementia risk index
    D E Barnes
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Neurology 73:173-9. 2009
    ..To develop a late-life dementia risk index that can accurately stratify older adults into those with a low, moderate, or high risk of developing dementia within 6 years...
  22. pmc A regional evaluation of variation in low-severity hospital admissions
    G E Rosenthal
    Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 12:416-22. 1997
    ..The development of protocols for ambulatory management of low-severity patients and improvement of access to outpatient care would most likely decrease the utilization of more costly hospital services...
  23. pmc Use of the Medicare posthospitalization skilled nursing benefit in the last 6 months of life
    Katherine Aragon
    Division of Palliative Care, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:1573-9. 2012
    ..We sought to examine patterns of Medicare posthospitalization SNF use in the last 6 months of life...
  24. pmc Half of older Americans seen in emergency department in last month of life; most admitted to hospital, and many die there
    Alexander K Smith
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco UCSF, CA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:1277-85. 2012
    ..Policies that encourage the preparation of patients and families for death and early enrollment in hospice may prevent emergency department visits at the end of life...
  25. ncbi request reprint Improving functional outcomes in older patients: lessons from an acute care for elders unit
    K E Covinsky
    Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 24:63-76. 1998
    ..At the University Hospitals of Cleveland, an Acute Care for Elders (ACE) unit that reengineered the process of caring for older patients (> or = 70 years of age) to improve functional outcomes was established in September 1990...
  26. pmc Length of stay for older adults residing in nursing homes at the end of life
    Anne Kelly
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1701-6. 2010
    ..To describe lengths of stay of nursing home decedents...
  27. ncbi request reprint Is economic hardship on the families of the seriously ill associated with patient and surrogate care preferences? SUPPORT Investigators
    K E Covinsky
    Department of Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Arch Intern Med 156:1737-41. 1996
    ....
  28. pmc Age and rising rates of cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor use. Results from a national survey
    Michael A Steinman
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:245-50. 2006
    ..Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors were widely prescribed in the years following their introduction, but little is known about the frequency and context of their use across different age groups...
  29. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a prognostic index for 4-year mortality in older adults
    Sei J Lee
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco
    JAMA 295:801-8. 2006
    ..Combining easily obtained measures into an accurate predictive model could be useful to clinicians advising patients, as well as policy makers and epidemiologists interested in risk adjustment...
  30. ncbi request reprint Rates of acute care admissions for frail older people living with met versus unmet activity of daily living needs
    Laura P Sands
    School of Nursing, Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:339-44. 2006
    ..To determine whether older people who do not have help for their activity of daily living (ADL) disabilities are at higher risk for acute care admissions and whether entry into a program that provides for these needs decreases this risk...
  31. ncbi request reprint Functional impairment, race, and family expectations of death
    Brie A Williams
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1682-7. 2006
    ..To assess the effect of functional impairment on family expectations of death and to examine how this association varies by race...
  32. ncbi request reprint Octogenarians and nonagenarians starting dialysis in the United States
    Manjula Kurella
    Division of Nephrology, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118 1211, USA
    Ann Intern Med 146:177-83. 2007
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint The relationship of indwelling urinary catheters to death, length of hospital stay, functional decline, and nursing home admission in hospitalized older medical patients
    Jayna M Holroyd-Leduc
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:227-33. 2007
    ..To determine the association between indwelling urinary catheterization without a specific medical indication and adverse outcomes...
  34. ncbi request reprint Caregiver characteristics are associated with neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia
    Kaycee M Sink
    Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:796-803. 2006
    ..To determine whether caregiver characteristics are independently associated with neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia (NPS) after accounting for patient characteristics...
  35. ncbi request reprint The relationship between self-rated health and mortality in older black and white Americans
    Sei J Lee
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1624-9. 2007
    ..To determine whether the association between self-rated health (SRH) and 4-year mortality differs between black and white Americans and whether education affects this relationship...
  36. ncbi request reprint Childhood social and economic well-being and health in older age
    Sandra Moody-Ayers
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1059-67. 2007
    ..14, 1.64) participants but not Latinos. These findings suggest that childhood SES affects health status through midlife but the effects may abate in late life; its effects also may be weaker in Latinos than in Whites or Blacks...
  37. ncbi request reprint Prediction of mortality in community-living frail elderly people with long-term care needs
    Elise C Carey
    Division of General Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:68-75. 2008
    ..To develop and validate a prognostic index for mortality in community-living, frail elderly people...
  38. ncbi request reprint The Women's Initiative for Nonsmoking (WINS) XI: age-related differences in smoking cessation responses among women with cardiovascular disease
    Daniel M Doolan
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 17:37-47. 2008
    ..Clinicians should be sure to also include older smokers in smoking assessments and smoking cessation interventions...
  39. pmc Effect of arthritis in middle age on older-age functioning
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:23-8. 2008
    ..To examine whether symptomatic arthritis in middle age predicts the earlier onset of functional difficulties (difficulty with activities of daily living (ADLs) and walking) that are associated with loss of independence in older persons...
  40. doi request reprint Screening mammography in older women. Effect of wealth and prognosis
    Brie A Williams
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:514-20. 2008
    ..This study examines the relationship between wealth and screening mammography use in older women according to life expectancy...
  41. doi request reprint Coronary bypass surgery and long-term cognitive decline
    Kristine Yaffe
    Ann Neurol 63:547-8. 2008
  42. pmc Chronic conditions and mortality among the oldest old
    Sei J Lee
    San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Health Services Research and Development Research Enhancement Award Program, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1209-14. 2008
    ..We sought to determine whether chronic conditions and functional limitations are equally predictive of mortality among older adults...
  43. pmc Anxiety symptoms and decline in physical function over 5 years in the health, aging and body composition study
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:265-70. 2007
    ..To examine the relationship between anxiety and functional decline...
  44. ncbi request reprint Mortality risk stratification in chronic kidney disease: one size for all ages?
    ANN M O'HARE
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, VA Medical Center, San Francisco, 111J Nephrology, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 17:846-53. 2006
    ..73 m2 eGFR group...
  45. ncbi request reprint Unsteadiness reported by older hospitalized patients predicts functional decline
    Elizabeth C Lindenberger
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center, California 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:621-6. 2003
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Association of older age and female sex with inadequate reach of screening flexible sigmoidoscopy
    Louise C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics LCW, KEC, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    Am J Med 116:174-8. 2004
    ..We assessed the frequency of inadequate reach (depth of <50 cm of the colon) in a large U.S. cohort, according to age and sex...
  47. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis-related group-adjusted hospital costs are higher in older medical patients with lower functional status
    Kenneth H Chuang
    Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center and University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1729-34. 2003
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms and risk of mortality in frail, community-living elderly persons
    Kristine Yaffe
    University of California, San Francisco, Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Epidemiology, San Francisco, California, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 11:561-7. 2003
    ..The authors determined whether depressive symptoms were associated with mortality in a frail, multi-ethnic cohort...
  49. ncbi request reprint Predicting 12-month mortality for persons with dementia
    Robert Newcomer
    Departments of Social and Behavioral Science, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:S187-98. 2003
    ..We develop and test a model of 12-month mortality among persons (N=3858) with organic dementia...
  50. pmc Additive effects of cognitive function and depressive symptoms on mortality in elderly community-living adults
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, 4150 Clement Street, Box 181G, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:M461-7. 2003
    ..Our aim was to examine whether the combination of varying levels of cognitive function and depressive symptoms affect the risk of mortality in community-living elderly adults...
  51. ncbi request reprint Diet monotony as a correlate of poor nutritional intake among hemodialysis patients
    Jennifer L Zimmerer
    Division of Nephrology, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
    J Ren Nutr 13:72-7. 2003
    ..Poor appetite, present in 10% to 30% of hemodialysis patients, further narrows the range of foods consumed. We sought to determine the relationship between diet monotony and nutritional intake in patients on chronic hemodialysis...
  52. ncbi request reprint Differences in mortality of black and white patients enrolled in the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly
    Erwin J Tan
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:246-51. 2003
    ..To examine the relationship between race and mortality in frail community-dwelling older people with access to a program providing comprehensive access and coordination of services...
  53. ncbi request reprint Donepezil for nursing home patients with dementia: a reinterpretation of the evidence
    Michael A Steinman
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:132; author reply 132-3. 2003
  54. ncbi request reprint Risk of hip fracture in disabled community-living older adults
    Louise C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center and University of California at San Francisco, 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:50-5. 2003
    ....
  55. pmc Cognitive impairment, depressive symptoms, and functional decline in older people
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 4150 Clement Street, Box 181G, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1045-50. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine the relative contributions of cognitive impairment and depressive symptoms on decline in activity of daily living (ADL) function over 2 years in an older cohort...
  56. ncbi request reprint Dementia, prognosis, and the needs of patients and caregivers
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Ann Intern Med 140:573-4. 2004
  57. ncbi request reprint Patient and caregiver characteristics and nursing home placement in patients with dementia
    Kristine Yaffe
    University of California, San Francisco, Box 111G, 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    JAMA 287:2090-7. 2002
    ..Most studies have determined predictors of nursing home placement primarily according to patient or caregiver characteristics alone...
  58. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of perceived societal racism in older African-American adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Sandra Y Moody-Ayers
    San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:2202-8. 2005
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Mortality risk and prospective medicare expenditures for persons with dementia
    Robert J Newcomer
    Department of Social and Behavioral Science, University of California at San Francisco, San Fransisco, California 94118, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:2001-6. 2005
    ..To determine whether an index that stratifies dementia patients into high- and low-mortality-risk groups can be effective in prospectively identifying persons with high and low expenditures...
  60. ncbi request reprint Disparities between black and white patients in functional improvement after hospitalization for an acute illness
    Laura P Sands
    School of Nursing, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1811-6. 2005
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Black-white disparities in functional decline in older persons: the role of cognitive function
    Sandra Y Moody-Ayers
    San Francisco VA Medical Center 181G, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:933-9. 2005
    ..Black elders have a greater frequency of functional decline than do white elders. The impact of cognitive function on explaining black-white disparities in functional decline has not been extensively explored...
  62. pmc Reports of financial disability predict functional decline and death in older patients discharged from the hospital
    Alexander K Li
    Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:168-74. 2005
    ..Therefore, we hypothesize that the inability to pay for basic needs, which we call financial disability, predicts adverse health outcomes in older patients discharged from the hospital...
  63. pmc Development and validation of a functional morbidity index to predict mortality in community-dwelling elders
    Elise C Carey
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:1027-33. 2004
    ..Our objective in this study was to develop and validate a prognostic index for 2-year mortality in community-dwelling elders, based on self-reported functional status, age, and gender...
  64. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in the prevalence and pattern of dementia-related behaviors
    Kaycee M Sink
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1277-83. 2004
    ....
  65. ncbi request reprint Pitfalls of converting practice guidelines into quality measures: lessons learned from a VA performance measure
    Louise C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center, and the University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    JAMA 291:2466-70. 2004
    ..Performance measures require more thoughtful specification and interpretation to avoid defining high testing rates as good quality of care regardless of who received the test, why it was performed, or whether the patient wanted it...
  66. ncbi request reprint Relationship between health status and use of screening mammography and Papanicolaou smears among women older than 70 years of age
    Louise C Walter
    San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    Ann Intern Med 140:681-8. 2004
    ..Since life expectancy is better predicted by health status than by age alone, guidelines recommend considering an older woman's general health when making screening decisions...
  67. ncbi request reprint Urinary incontinence and its association with death, nursing home admission, and functional decline
    Jayna M Holroyd-Leduc
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:712-8. 2004
    ..To determine whether urinary incontinence (UI) is an independent predictor of death, nursing home admission, decline in activities of daily living (ADLs), or decline in instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs)...
  68. ncbi request reprint Envisioning better approaches for dementia care
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Ann Intern Med 145:780-1. 2006
  69. pmc Malnutrition and bad outcomes
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:956-7. 2002
  70. ncbi request reprint Late-life mortality in older Jews exposed to the Nazi regime
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Israel
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1380-6. 2007
    ..To evaluate the mortality risk associated with exposure to the Nazi regime 6 decades after the war...

Research Grants14

  1. Depressive Symptoms, Aging, Disability and Health Outcomes
    Kenneth Covinsky; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  2. Midcareer Mentoring Award for Patient-Oriented Research in Aging
    Kenneth Covinsky; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  3. Depressive Symptoms, Aging, Disability and Health Outcomes
    Kenneth Covinsky; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  4. Diseases/function/self-health in risk indices for elders
    Kenneth Covinsky; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  5. Prognosis/Risk Indices for Function/Mortality in Elders
    Kenneth Covinsky; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The results of this project will be prognostic indices useful to clinicians, epidemiologic and health services investigators, and policy makers. ..