H B Degenholtz
Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
- Persistence of racial disparities in advance care plan documents among nursing home residentsHoward B Degenholtz
Department of Health Services Administration, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 50:378-81. 2002..These findings call attention to an area where further research is needed to determine whether residents' (and their families') preferences are being elicited and documented...
- Trial design and informed consent for a clinic-based study with a treatment as usual control armH B Degenholtz
Department of Health Services Administration and Center for Bioethics and Health Law, University of Pittsburgh, 3708 5th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Ethics Behav 12:43-62. 2002..Our analysis reveals the tension between ethics and scientific integrity involved with using TAU as a control condition and the difficulty in designing high-quality research in a community-based setting...
- Brief communication: the relationship between having a living will and dying in placeHoward B Degenholtz
Center for Bioethics and Health Law, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
Ann Intern Med 141:113-7. 2004..Previous research, however, has found that these documents do not guide decision making in the hospital...
- Introduction to hierarchical modelingHoward B Degenholtz
Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
J Palliat Med 12:631-8. 2009..Specifically, data drawn from nested settings such as hospital units or hospice providers may be correlated, thus violating an assumption required for ordinary least squares regression...
- Ability to walk 1/4 mile predicts subsequent disability, mortality, and health care costsSusan E Hardy
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
J Gen Intern Med 26:130-5. 2011..For mobility to be successfully integrated into clinical practice and health policy, an easily assessed marker that predicts subsequent health outcomes is required...
- Biopsychosocial characteristics of community-dwelling older adults with limited ability to walk one-quarter of a mileSusan E Hardy
Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 58:539-44. 2010....
- Disability among elderly survivors of mechanical ventilationAmber E Barnato
Center for Research on Health Care, 200 Meyran Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 183:1037-42. 2011..Studies of long-term functional outcomes of elderly survivors of mechanical ventilation (MV) are limited to local samples and biased retrospective, proxy-reported preadmission functional status...
- Do managed care plans reduce racial disparities in preventive care?Chyongchiou Jeng Lin
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:139-51. 2005..05). A MMC plan did not narrow racial differences in preventive care. Reducing disparities may require interventions developed for specific racial/ethnic groups...
- Predicting nursing facility residents' quality of life using external indicatorsHoward B Degenholtz
Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Health Serv Res 41:335-56. 2006..There is considerable interest in determining whether it is possible to develop indicators of QOL that are more convenient and less expensive than direct, in-person interviews with residents...
- The association between changes in health status and nursing home resident quality of lifeHoward B Degenholtz
Department of Health Policy and Management, Center for Bioethics and Health Law, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Gerontologist 48:584-92. 2008..Previous research on nursing home resident quality of life (QOL) has mainly been cross-sectional. This study examined the association between changes in QOL and changes in resident clinical factors...
- Race and the intensive care unit: disparities and preferences for end-of-life careHoward B Degenholtz
Center for Bioethics and Health Law, and Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Crit Care Med 31:S373-8. 2003
- Resident outcomes in small-house nursing homes: a longitudinal evaluation of the initial green house programRosalie A Kane
Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 55:832-9. 2007..To determine the effects of a small-house nursing home model, THE GREEN HOUSE (GH), on residents' reported outcomes and quality of care...
- Assessing and comparing physical environments for nursing home residents: using new tools for greater research specificityLois J Cutler
Division of Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Gerontologist 46:42-51. 2006..Illustrating with selected descriptive results, in this article we discuss the development of the approach...
- Nursing effort and quality of care for nursing home residentsGreg Arling
Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, HITS Building Room 2000, 410 West 10 Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 3012, USA
Gerontologist 47:672-82. 2007..The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between nursing home staffing level, care received by individual residents, and resident quality-related care processes and functional outcomes...
- Quality of life measures for nursing home residentsRosalie A Kane
Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:240-8. 2003..Quality of life (QOL) is a goal for nursing home residents, but measures are needed to tap this phenomenon...
- Identifying elderly at greatest risk of inadequate health literacy: a predictive model for population-health decision makersMichael J Miller
Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Drake University, Des Moines, IA 50311, USA
Res Social Adm Pharm 3:70-85. 2007....