L B Dunn

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Assessment of therapeutic misconception in older schizophrenia patients with a brief instrument
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92161, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:500-6. 2006
  2. pmc Understanding of placebo controls among older people with schizophrenia
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Schizophr Bull 32:137-46. 2006
  3. pmc Emerging empirical evidence on the ethics of schizophrenia research
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Schizophr Bull 32:47-68. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Problem areas in the understanding of informed consent for research: study of middle-aged and older patients with psychotic disorders
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 171:81-5. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Assessing decisional capacity for clinical research or treatment: a review of instruments
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, 0603 V, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0603, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1323-34. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Capacity to consent to research in schizophrenia: the expanding evidence base
    Laura B Dunn
    VA San Diego Health Care System, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Behav Sci Law 24:431-45. 2006
  7. pmc Prevalence and correlates of adequate performance on a measure of abilities related to decisional capacity: differences among three standards for the MacCAT-CR in patients with schizophrenia
    Laura B Dunn
    University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, United States
    Schizophr Res 89:110-8. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Improving understanding of research consent in middle-aged and elderly patients with psychotic disorders
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:142-50. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Enhancing comprehension of consent for research in older patients with psychosis: a randomized study of a novel consent procedure
    L B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 158:1911-3. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Improving informed consent and enhancing recruitment for research by understanding economic behavior
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    JAMA 293:609-12. 2005

Research Grants

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Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Assessment of therapeutic misconception in older schizophrenia patients with a brief instrument
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92161, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:500-6. 2006
    ..How best to assess therapeutic misconception is unclear. Also unclear is to what degree patients with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, may manifest these beliefs...
  2. pmc Understanding of placebo controls among older people with schizophrenia
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Schizophr Bull 32:137-46. 2006
    ..We conclude that the level of understanding of important research design-related information is not static but may be influenced by how investigators approach the consent process...
  3. pmc Emerging empirical evidence on the ethics of schizophrenia research
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Schizophr Bull 32:47-68. 2006
    ..Finally, we highlight important gaps in our understanding of ethically relevant aspects of schizophrenia research and offer a specific research agenda for empirical ethics...
  4. ncbi request reprint Problem areas in the understanding of informed consent for research: study of middle-aged and older patients with psychotic disorders
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 171:81-5. 2003
    ..Optimizing the abilities of individuals with psychiatric disorders to provide meaningful informed consent for research has become a heightened concern for psychiatric researchers...
  5. ncbi request reprint Assessing decisional capacity for clinical research or treatment: a review of instruments
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, 0603 V, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0603, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1323-34. 2006
    ..The authors critically reviewed existing measures of decisional capacity for research and treatment...
  6. ncbi request reprint Capacity to consent to research in schizophrenia: the expanding evidence base
    Laura B Dunn
    VA San Diego Health Care System, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Behav Sci Law 24:431-45. 2006
    ..Areas in need of further empirical ethics research are highlighted...
  7. pmc Prevalence and correlates of adequate performance on a measure of abilities related to decisional capacity: differences among three standards for the MacCAT-CR in patients with schizophrenia
    Laura B Dunn
    University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, United States
    Schizophr Res 89:110-8. 2007
    ..These findings underscore the need for refinement of capacity assessment procedures and for improvements in the use of capacity assessment tools for screening purposes and to assist in categorical capacity determinations...
  8. ncbi request reprint Improving understanding of research consent in middle-aged and elderly patients with psychotic disorders
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:142-50. 2002
    ..Interestingly, EC patients did not differ significantly from RC normal comparison subjects in their post-test scores. Among the patients, comprehension test scores correlated with level of education and cognitive performance...
  9. ncbi request reprint Enhancing comprehension of consent for research in older patients with psychosis: a randomized study of a novel consent procedure
    L B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 158:1911-3. 2001
    ..The authors examined whether a novel consent procedure improved the comprehension of consent for older patients with psychosis...
  10. ncbi request reprint Improving informed consent and enhancing recruitment for research by understanding economic behavior
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    JAMA 293:609-12. 2005
  11. pmc Worth the risk? Relationship of incentives to risk and benefit perceptions and willingness to participate in schizophrenia research
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, 401 Parnassus Avenue, Box GPP 0984, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Schizophr Bull 35:730-7. 2009
    ..We examined willingness to participate in research, in relation to perceived risks and benefits, among people with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder...
  12. ncbi request reprint Enhancing informed consent for research and treatment
    L B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    Neuropsychopharmacology 24:595-607. 2001
    ..Even among individuals with psychiatric illness or cognitive impairment, deficits in understanding can be remedied with certain educational interventions. A variety of interventions can enhance understanding of informed consent...
  13. doi request reprint Unrecognised cognitive impairment in hospice patients: a pilot study
    S A Irwin
    The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, San Diego, California 92103, USA
    Palliat Med 22:842-7. 2008
    ..Future research in this population is needed to evaluate the causes and time course of cognitive impairment over time, as well as any relationship between cognitive impairment and decision-making capacity...
  14. ncbi request reprint Assessment of capacity to consent to research among older persons with schizophrenia, Alzheimer disease, or diabetes mellitus: comparison of a 3-item questionnaire with a comprehensive standardized capacity instrument
    Barton W Palmer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:726-33. 2005
    ..Also, as requirements for formal assessment of decisional capacity are becoming more common, there is a clear need to identify efficient screening methods...
  15. pmc Research ethics issues in geriatric psychiatry
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, 401 Parnassus Avenue, Box GPP 0984, San Francisco, CA 94143 0984, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 32:395-411. 2009
    ..In depression and suicide research, further work is needed to develop standard procedures for meeting the ethical demands of research while conducting rigorous, crucial research...
  16. ncbi request reprint Antipsychotic medication adherence: is there a difference between typical and atypical agents?
    Christian R Dolder
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego 92161, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:103-8. 2002
    ..Pharmacy refill records were used to compare medication adherence in outpatient veterans receiving typical versus atypical antipsychotic medications...
  17. pmc Multimedia consent for research in people with schizophrenia and normal subjects: a randomized controlled trial
    Dilip V Jeste
    University of California, San Diego, USA
    Schizophr Bull 35:719-29. 2009
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  18. ncbi request reprint Chronic pain and depression among geriatric psychiatry inpatients
    Thomas W Meeks
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:637-42. 2008
    ..We examined whether chronic pain among depressed geriatric inpatients was associated with several clinical variables-comorbid psychiatric and medical diagnoses, length of hospitalization, suicidal ideation, and sleep duration...
  19. ncbi request reprint A new brief instrument for assessing decisional capacity for clinical research
    Dilip V Jeste
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, Bldg 13, Fourth Floor, 3350 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:966-74. 2007
    ..However, there are few reliable and validated brief tools that could be used routinely to evaluate individuals' capacity to consent to a research protocol...
  20. ncbi request reprint Decisional capacity to consent to research among patients with bipolar disorder: comparison with schizophrenia patients and healthy subjects
    Barton W Palmer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, Calif 92161, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:689-96. 2007
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  21. ncbi request reprint Treatment-related decision-making capacity in middle-aged and older patients with psychosis: a preliminary study using the MacCAT-T and HCAT
    Barton W Palmer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:207-11. 2002
    ..Results point to the importance of assessing DMC and to the potential modifiability of initial difficulties in understanding...
  22. ncbi request reprint Do psychiatry residents identify as psychotherapists? A multisite survey
    Nicole M Lanouette
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 9116, USA
    Ann Clin Psychiatry 23:30-9. 2011
    ..We examined psychiatry residents' attitudes towards learning psychotherapy, practicing psychotherapy in the future, and overall identification as psychotherapists...
  23. ncbi request reprint A collaborative model for research on decisional capacity and informed consent in older patients with schizophrenia: bioethics unit of a geriatric psychiatry intervention research center
    Dilip V Jeste
    Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, University of California San Diego and VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA 92161 USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 171:68-74. 2003
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  24. ncbi request reprint Correlates of treatment-related decision-making capacity among middle-aged and older patients with schizophrenia
    Barton W Palmer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, the Veterans Medical Research Foundation, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:230-6. 2004
    ..We examined the range, stability, and correlates of treatment-related decisional capacity in this patient population...
  25. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of and risk factors for medication nonadherence in patients with schizophrenia: a comprehensive review of recent literature
    Jonathan P Lacro
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, 92161, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:892-909. 2002
    ..This article reviews recent literature on the prevalence of and risk factors for medication nonadherence in patients with schizophrenia...
  26. ncbi request reprint Multimedia educational aids for improving consumer knowledge about illness management and treatment decisions: a review of randomized controlled trials
    Dilip V Jeste
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, University of California, 116A 1 VA San Diego Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 42:1-21. 2008
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  27. doi request reprint Preliminary evidence of a genetic association between tumor necrosis factor alpha and the severity of sleep disturbance and morning fatigue
    Bradley E Aouizerat
    School of Nursing, Institute for Human Genetics, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0610, USA
    Biol Res Nurs 11:27-41. 2009
    ..Findings provide preliminary evidence of an association between a functional promoter polymorphism in the TNFA gene and the severity of sleep disturbance and morning fatigue in oncology patients and their family caregivers...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effective use of consent forms and interactive questions in the consent process
    Barton W Palmer
    Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    IRB 30:8-12. 2008
  29. ncbi request reprint Late-life depression. How to identify its symptoms and provide effective treatment
    Jeremy A Sable
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Geriatrics 57:18-9, 22-3, 26 passim. 2002
    ..Older patients may respond more slowly to treatment than younger patients and may more readily experience chronicity and recurrence...
  30. ncbi request reprint Proxy consent to research: the legal landscape
    Elyn R Saks
    University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, USA
    Yale J Health Policy Law Ethics 8:37-92. 2008
  31. pmc Do research procedures pose relatively greater risk for healthy persons than for persons with schizophrenia?
    Laura Weiss Roberts
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
    Schizophr Bull 32:153-8. 2006
    ..Because federal regulations benchmark research studies as "minimal risk" if they are analogous to the usual risks of everyday life, this finding may have important implications for the evaluation of psychiatric protocols...
  32. ncbi request reprint The California Scale of Appreciation: a new instrument to measure the appreciation component of capacity to consent to research
    Elyn R Saks
    The Law School, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0071, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:166-74. 2002
    ..Its generalizability to other patient populations and to other types of protocols needs to be determined...
  33. pmc Meta-consent in research on decisional capacity: a "Catch-22"?
    Elyn R Saks
    University of Southern California Law School, USA
    Schizophr Bull 32:42-6. 2006
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  34. ncbi request reprint Comparison of two enhanced consent procedures for patients with mild Alzheimer disease or mild cognitive impairment
    Dinesh Mittal
    Center for Mental Healthcare and Outcomes Research, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:163-7. 2007
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  35. ncbi request reprint Assessments by patients with schizophrenia and psychiatrists of relative risk of research procedures
    Laura Weiss Roberts
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 3rd Floor Tosa Center, 1155 North Mayfair Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:1629-35. 2006
    ..No data exist on comparing assessments of people with schizophrenia with those of psychiatrists regarding research procedure risks in relation to the usual risks of living with schizophrenia...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effect of training and other influences on the development of career interest in geriatric psychiatry
    Susan J Lieff
    Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, 3560 Bathurst Street, North York, Ontario M6A 2E1, Canada
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 11:300-8. 2003
    ..The authors examined the relationship between the timing and nature of educational exposure to geriatric psychiatry and other potential influences and subsequent development of career interest in geriatric psychiatry...
  37. doi request reprint Personal health care of residents: preferences for care outside of the training institution
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
    Acad Psychiatry 32:20-30. 2008
    ..Available evidence suggests that residents experience difficulties obtaining care, partly related to both the demands of medical training and concerns about confidentiality and privacy...

Research Grants2

  1. ENHANCING INFORMED CONSENT IN LATE-LIFE PSYCHOSIS
    Laura Dunn; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The relationship of decisional abilities to psychopathology and cognitive functioning will be examined, and qualitative information about participants' attitudes toward and experience with research will be explored. ..
  2. Proxy Decision Making for Alzheimer Disease Research
    Laura Dunn; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....