Richard H Fortinsky

Summary

Affiliation: University of Connecticut Health Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Fall-risk assessment and management in clinical practice: views from healthcare providers
    Richard H Fortinsky
    Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut 06030 5215, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1522-6. 2004
  2. doi request reprint Primary care physicians' dementia care practices: evidence of geographic variation
    Richard H Fortinsky
    Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 5215, USA
    Gerontologist 50:179-91. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Dementia care consultation for family caregivers: collaborative model linking an Alzheimer's association chapter with primary care physicians
    Richard H Fortinsky
    Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030 5215, USA
    Aging Ment Health 13:162-70. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Extent of implementation of evidence-based fall prevention practices for older patients in home health care
    Richard H Fortinsky
    Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut 06030, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:737-43. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Transition from home care to nursing home: unmet needs in a home- and community-based program for older adults
    Julie Robison
    Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut 06030, USA
    J Aging Soc Policy 24:251-70. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for hospitalization among Medicare home care patients
    Richard H Fortinsky
    University of Connecticut Health Center, USA
    West J Nurs Res 28:902-17. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Factors associated with skilled nursing facility transfers in dementia-specific assisted living
    Anne M Kenny
    Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030 5215, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 22:255-60. 2008
  8. pmc Risk factors for hospitalization in a national sample of medicare home health care patients
    Richard H Fortinsky
    UConn Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center UCHC, Farmington, CT, USA
    J Appl Gerontol 33:474-93. 2014
  9. pmc Racial and ethnic group variations in service use in a national sample of Medicare home health care patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Amoah Yeboah-Korang
    School of Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut 06030, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1123-9. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Rehabilitation therapy self-efficacy and functional recovery after hip fracture
    Richard H Fortinsky
    Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut 06030 5215, USA
    Int J Rehabil Res 25:241-6. 2002

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Fall-risk assessment and management in clinical practice: views from healthcare providers
    Richard H Fortinsky
    Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut 06030 5215, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1522-6. 2004
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Primary care physicians' dementia care practices: evidence of geographic variation
    Richard H Fortinsky
    Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 5215, USA
    Gerontologist 50:179-91. 2010
    ..This article explores primary care physicians' (PCPs) self-reported approaches and barriers to management of patients with dementia, with a focus on comparisons in dementia care practices between PCPs in 2 states...
  3. doi request reprint Dementia care consultation for family caregivers: collaborative model linking an Alzheimer's association chapter with primary care physicians
    Richard H Fortinsky
    Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030 5215, USA
    Aging Ment Health 13:162-70. 2009
    ..The secondary objective is to present evidence on the intervention process to inform the feasibility and sustainability of the model featuring collaboration between primary care physicians and a voluntary sector organization...
  4. doi request reprint Extent of implementation of evidence-based fall prevention practices for older patients in home health care
    Richard H Fortinsky
    Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut 06030, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:737-43. 2008
    ..HHA-level comparisons hold the potential to illustrate the extent of diffusion of evidence-based fall prevention practices within and between agencies...
  5. doi request reprint Transition from home care to nursing home: unmet needs in a home- and community-based program for older adults
    Julie Robison
    Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut 06030, USA
    J Aging Soc Policy 24:251-70. 2012
    ..National and state-level policy implications are considered...
  6. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for hospitalization among Medicare home care patients
    Richard H Fortinsky
    University of Connecticut Health Center, USA
    West J Nurs Res 28:902-17. 2006
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Factors associated with skilled nursing facility transfers in dementia-specific assisted living
    Anne M Kenny
    Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030 5215, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 22:255-60. 2008
    ..Medical, functional, and behavioral problems are associated with transitions from assisted living (AL), but limited information is available on those at highest risk for transition...
  8. pmc Risk factors for hospitalization in a national sample of medicare home health care patients
    Richard H Fortinsky
    UConn Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center UCHC, Farmington, CT, USA
    J Appl Gerontol 33:474-93. 2014
    ..Unmeasured reasons for higher hospitalization rates among Black HHC patients deserve further investigation. ..
  9. pmc Racial and ethnic group variations in service use in a national sample of Medicare home health care patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Amoah Yeboah-Korang
    School of Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut 06030, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1123-9. 2011
    ..716, 95% CI=0.582-0.880, P=.002) services. Lower use of skilled nursing and rehabilitation services by African Americans and of rehabilitation services by Hispanics warrant further clinical and research attention...
  10. ncbi request reprint Rehabilitation therapy self-efficacy and functional recovery after hip fracture
    Richard H Fortinsky
    Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut 06030 5215, USA
    Int J Rehabil Res 25:241-6. 2002
    ..18; 95% CI = 0.99-1.42; P= 0.07). It is concluded that rehabilitation therapy self-efficacy is a potentially important psychological factor in helping hip fracture patients recover locomotion functioning...
  11. ncbi request reprint Measuring disability in Medicare home care patients: application of Rasch modeling to the outcome and assessment information set
    Richard H Fortinsky
    Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington 06030 5215, USA
    Med Care 41:601-15. 2003
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  12. doi request reprint Long-term supports and services planning for the future: implications from a statewide survey of Baby Boomers and older adults
    Julie Robison
    Address correspondence to Julie Robison, Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, MC 5215, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 5215 E mail
    Gerontologist 54:297-313. 2014
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  13. ncbi request reprint Medicare and Medicaid home health and Medicaid waiver services for dually eligible older adults: risk factors for use and correlates of expenditures
    Richard H Fortinsky
    Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06030 5215, USA
    Gerontologist 44:739-49. 2004
    ....
  14. pmc Predictors of compliance with free endoscopic colorectal cancer screening in uninsured adults
    Joseph C Anderson
    Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030 1845, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:875-80. 2011
    ..With cost and provider barriers removed, we were able to examine patient related factors influencing compliance with colonoscopy in an ethnically diverse sample of underinsured adults...
  15. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease
    Patrick P Coll
    University of Connecticut Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA
    Conn Med 67:505-10. 2003
    ..All physicians whose practice includes older patients need to possess some familiarity with the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease...
  16. ncbi request reprint Promoting healthy and successful aging in everyday clinical practice
    Richard H Fortinsky
    University of Connecticut Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030 5215, USA
    Conn Med 67:455-60. 2003
  17. ncbi request reprint Data, information, and quality indicators for home healthcare: rapid implementation, what's next?
    Richard H Fortinsky
    Medicine and the Physician Health Services, Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA
    J Healthc Qual 26:44-51. 2004
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  18. 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
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  19. 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint Accuracy in the Outcomes and Assessment Information Set (OASIS): results of a video simulation
    Elizabeth A Madigan
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH 44106, USA
    Res Nurs Health 26:273-83. 2003
    ..Continued monitoring of OASIS data collection accuracy is recommended to maximize the value of the OASIS instrument in home health care research, practice, and policy...
  21. doi request reprint Efficacy of a geriatrics team intervention for residents in dementia-specific assisted living facilities: effect on unanticipated transitions
    Sandra Bellantonio
    Baystate Medical Center Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:523-8. 2008
    ..To determine whether a multidisciplinary team intervention minimizes unanticipated transitions from assisted living for persons with dementia...
  22. ncbi request reprint Physicians' views on dementia care and prospects for improved clinical practice
    Richard H Fortinsky
    Aging Clin Exp Res 19:341-3. 2007
  23. pmc Perceptions of physicians on the barriers and facilitators to integrating fall risk evaluation and management into practice
    William C Chou
    Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:117-22. 2006
    ..Falls are common, treatable, and result in considerable morbidity in older adults. However, fall risk factor evaluation and management targeted at high-risk patients is largely neglected in clinical practice...
  24. ncbi request reprint Changes in physical therapy providers' use of fall prevention strategies following a multicomponent behavioral change intervention
    Cynthia J Brown
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, VAMC GRECC 11 G Room 8225, 1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294 0001, USA
    Phys Ther 85:394-403. 2005
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  25. ncbi request reprint Dissemination of an evidence-based multicomponent fall risk-assessment and -management strategy throughout a geographic area
    Dorothy I Baker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:675-80. 2005
    ..To report on the penetration of, and identified barriers to and facilitators of, efforts to incorporate evidence-based fall risk assessment and management into clinical practice throughout a defined geographic area...
  26. 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...
  27. 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
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  28. ncbi request reprint OASIS is here to stay. Where do you go from here?
    Elizabeth A Madigan
    International Health, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Caring 21:6-8; quiz 9-10. 2002
    ..The authors focus on factors affecting OASIS accuracy within the agency and strategies to evaluate and improve OASIS accuracy...
  29. ncbi request reprint Interrater reliability of the outcomes and assessment information set: results from the field
    Elizabeth A Madigan
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 4904, USA
    Gerontologist 44:689-92. 2004
    ..60. We conclude that OASIS item interrater reliability was highly adequate in this study, but we recommend routine interrater-reliability evaluation by agencies to maximize the quality of OASIS data nationally...