S J Czaja

Summary

Affiliation: University of Miami
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Factors influencing use of an e-health website in a community sample of older adults
    Sara J Czaja
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:277-84. 2013
  2. pmc Factors predicting the use of technology: findings from the Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE)
    Sara J Czaja
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Psychol Aging 21:333-52. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint A methodology for describing and decomposing complex psychosocial and behavioral interventions
    Sara J Czaja
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida 33136, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:385-95. 2003
  4. pmc Data and safety monitoring in social behavioral intervention trials: the REACH II experience
    Sara J Czaja
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center on Aging, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1695 N W 9th Ave, Suite 3204, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Clin Trials 3:107-18. 2006
  5. pmc The effect of a family therapy and technology-based intervention on caregiver depression
    Carl Eisdorfer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1695 N W 9th Avenue, Suite 3204, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Gerontologist 43:521-31. 2003
  6. pmc Development of the risk appraisal measure: a brief screen to identify risk areas and guide interventions for dementia caregivers
    Sara J Czaja
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center on Aging, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, 1695 N W 9th Avenue, Suite 3208, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1064-72. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Telecommunications technology as an aid to family caregivers of persons with dementia
    Sara J Czaja
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Psychosom Med 64:469-76. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Examining age differences in performance of a complex information search and retrieval task
    S J Czaja
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida 33136, USA
    Psychol Aging 16:564-79. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint The value of telephone support groups among ethnically diverse caregivers of persons with dementia
    Adam L Bank
    University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center on Aging, 1695 NW 9th Ave, Suite 3204 D 101, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Gerontologist 46:134-8. 2006
  10. pmc Cognitive abilities that predict success in a computer-based training program
    Raymond L Ownby
    University of Miami Memory Disorders Clinic, 1400 NW 10 Ave Suite 702, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Gerontologist 48:170-80. 2008

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. pmc Factors influencing use of an e-health website in a community sample of older adults
    Sara J Czaja
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:277-84. 2013
    ..gov website to solve problems related to health management. The influence of computer experience and cognitive abilities on performance was also examined...
  2. pmc Factors predicting the use of technology: findings from the Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE)
    Sara J Czaja
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Psychol Aging 21:333-52. 2006
    ..The relationship between age and adoption of technology was mediated by cognitive abilities, computer self-efficacy, and computer anxiety. These findings are discussed in terms of training strategies to promote technology adoption...
  3. ncbi request reprint A methodology for describing and decomposing complex psychosocial and behavioral interventions
    Sara J Czaja
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida 33136, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:385-95. 2003
    ....
  4. pmc Data and safety monitoring in social behavioral intervention trials: the REACH II experience
    Sara J Czaja
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center on Aging, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1695 N W 9th Ave, Suite 3204, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Clin Trials 3:107-18. 2006
    ..Most of the existing literature and guidelines for safety monitoring and reporting of adverse events focuses on medical interventions. Consequently, there is little guidance for investigators conducting social and behavior trials...
  5. pmc The effect of a family therapy and technology-based intervention on caregiver depression
    Carl Eisdorfer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1695 N W 9th Avenue, Suite 3204, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Gerontologist 43:521-31. 2003
    ....
  6. pmc Development of the risk appraisal measure: a brief screen to identify risk areas and guide interventions for dementia caregivers
    Sara J Czaja
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center on Aging, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, 1695 N W 9th Avenue, Suite 3208, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1064-72. 2009
    ..To develop and validate a brief screening measure for use in research, healthcare, and community settings to systematically assess well-being and identify needed areas of support for caregivers of patients with dementia...
  7. ncbi request reprint Telecommunications technology as an aid to family caregivers of persons with dementia
    Sara J Czaja
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Psychosom Med 64:469-76. 2002
    ..Preliminary data from an ongoing study of dementia caregivers is provided to demonstrate the feasibility of using technological interventions for this population...
  8. ncbi request reprint Examining age differences in performance of a complex information search and retrieval task
    S J Czaja
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida 33136, USA
    Psychol Aging 16:564-79. 2001
    ..There were also effects of task experience. The findings also indicated significant direct and indirect relations between component cognitive abilities and task performance...
  9. ncbi request reprint The value of telephone support groups among ethnically diverse caregivers of persons with dementia
    Adam L Bank
    University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center on Aging, 1695 NW 9th Ave, Suite 3204 D 101, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Gerontologist 46:134-8. 2006
    ..This article provides a demonstration of the usefulness of technology for conducting telephone-based support groups in ethnically diverse dementia caregivers...
  10. pmc Cognitive abilities that predict success in a computer-based training program
    Raymond L Ownby
    University of Miami Memory Disorders Clinic, 1400 NW 10 Ave Suite 702, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Gerontologist 48:170-80. 2008
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  11. pmc The moderating influence of demographic characteristics, social support, and religious coping on the effectiveness of a multicomponent psychosocial caregiver intervention in three racial ethnic groups
    Chin C Lee
    Center on Aging, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1695 N W 9th Avenue, Suite 3208, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:185-94. 2010
    ..Black CGs with less religious coping who received the intervention also reported a decrease in depressive symptoms from baseline to follow-up...
  12. pmc The role of family functioning in the stress process of dementia caregivers: a structural family framework
    Victoria B Mitrani
    Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1425 NW 10th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Gerontologist 46:97-105. 2006
    ..We theorized family functioning to partially mediate the relationship between objective burden and distress and to significantly account for the prediction of distress beyond well-recognized predictors...
  13. pmc Adapting the structural family systems rating to assess the patterns of interaction in families of dementia caregivers
    Victoria B Mitrani
    Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1425 N W 10th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Gerontologist 45:445-55. 2005
    ..This article presents the development of the SFSR-Dementia Caregiver adaptation (SFSR-DC) and examines relationships between specific family-interaction patterns and caregiver distress...
  14. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of performance by older persons on a simulated telecommuting task
    Joseph Sharit
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1695 NW 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 59:P305-16. 2004
    ..However, the participants from both age groups had difficulty meeting some of the task performance requirements. These results are discussed in terms of training strategies for older workers...
  15. ncbi request reprint Differential increases in average isokinetic power by specific muscle groups of older women due to variations in training and testing
    Joseph F Signorile
    Departments of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33137, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M683-90. 2002
    ..However, because both upper and lower leg speed and power influence gait and balance, it is important to determine the training speeds that selectively improve these variables in older persons...
  16. ncbi request reprint Practically relevant research: capturing real world tasks, environments, and outcomes
    Sara J Czaja
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center on Adult Development and Aging, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Gerontologist 43:9-18. 2003
    ..The intent is to demonstrate how an ecologically valid approach affords greater insight into the performance of older adults in real world settings...
  17. ncbi request reprint A cost-benefit analysis methodology for assessing product adoption by older user populations
    Joseph Sharit
    Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Miami, P O Box 248294, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0623, USA
    Appl Ergon 35:81-92. 2004
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Effects of age, speech rate, and environmental support in using telephone voice menu systems
    Joseph Sharit
    Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124 0623, USA
    Hum Factors 45:234-51. 2003
    ..Actual or potential applications of this research include guidance in the use of support devices that can reduce memory demands and the identification of appropriate speech rates...
  19. ncbi request reprint Age differences in attitudes toward computers
    S J Czaja
    Miami Center on Human Factors and Aging Research, University of Miami, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 53:P329-40. 1998
    ..These effects were moderated by task and gender. Overall, the findings indicated that computer attitudes are modifiable for people of all age groups. However, the nature of computer experience has an impact on attitude change...
  20. pmc A multilevel modeling approach to examining individual differences in skill acquisition for a computer-based task
    Sankaran N Nair
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1695 NW 9th Ave, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:85-96. 2007
    ..We discuss the implications of these findings for the design of intervention strategies...
  21. pmc Dementia patient suffering and caregiver depression
    Richard Schulz
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 22:170-6. 2008
    ..Medical treatment of patients that maintain or improve memory but do not address suffering may have little impact on the caregiver. Alzheimer disease patient suffering should be systematically assessed and treated by clinicians...
  22. ncbi request reprint Introduction to the special section on Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH)
    Richard Schulz
    Department of Psychiatry, University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, 121 University Place, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:357-60. 2003
    ..The authors describe the design of the study, summarize the interventions implemented at each site, and provide an overview of the 4 articles in this special section...
  23. ncbi request reprint E-care: a telecommunications technology intervention for family caregivers of dementia patients
    Sanford Finkel
    Council for Jewish Elderly, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:443-8. 2007
    ..An additional objective was to determine if the intervention could be implemented by a community-based social service agency...
  24. ncbi request reprint Patient suffering and caregiver compassion: new opportunities for research, practice, and policy
    Richard 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...
  25. pmc Enhancing the quality of life of dementia caregivers from different ethnic or racial groups: a randomized, controlled trial
    Steven H Belle
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:727-38. 2006
    ..Finding better ways to support family caregivers is a major public health challenge...
  26. pmc Effect of multicomponent interventions on caregiver burden and depression: the REACH multisite initiative at 6-month follow-up
    Laura N Gitlin
    Community and Homecare Research Division, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:361-74. 2003
    ..034). Also, active interventions were superior to control conditions for Hispanics, nonspouses, and caregivers with lower education. Results suggest interventions should be multicomponent and tailored...
  27. pmc Using a new taxonomy to combine the uncombinable: integrating results across diverse interventions
    Steven H Belle
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:396-405. 2003
    ..The results indicate that actively targeting caregiver behavior is effective in achieving positive outcomes with respect to caregiver depression...
  28. ncbi request reprint Cognitive rehabilitation of mildly impaired Alzheimer disease patients on cholinesterase inhibitors
    David A Loewenstein
    Wien Center for Alzheimer s Disease and Memory Disorders, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 4300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:395-402. 2004
    ..The authors evaluated the efficacy of a new cognitive rehabilitation program on memory and functional performance of mildly impaired Alzheimer disease (AD) patients receiving a cholinesterase inhibitor...
  29. ncbi request reprint Long-term care placement of dementia patients and caregiver health and well-being
    Richard Schulz
    Department of Psychiatry, University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    JAMA 292:961-7. 2004
    ..Placing a relative with dementia into a long-term care facility is common among caregivers. Placement transition and factors that affect caregiver health and well-being after placement of the patient are not well described...
  30. pmc Usability of the Medicare health web site
    Sara J Czaja
    JAMA 300:790-2. 2008
  31. ncbi request reprint Use of cognitive enhancement medication in persons with Alzheimer disease who have a family caregiver: results from the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH) project
    Steven H Belle
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:250-7. 2004
    ..The authors examined the frequency and appropriateness of use, the importance of a family caregiver in medication decisions for dementia patients, and differences in access to medical care...

Research Grants3

  1. MULTI-SITE INTERVENTION FOR DIVERSE CAREGIVERS
    Sara Czaja; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..A uniform battery of predictor and outcome measures will be collected at baseline, three and six months. Cost effectiveness and clinical significance of the two conditions will also be evaluated. ..
  2. Center Research and Education for Aging and Technology
    Sara Czaja; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..erformance ..