Denys T Lau

Summary

Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Functional decline associated with polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medications in community-dwelling older adults with dementia
    Denys T Lau
    Department of Pharmacy Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy, 60612, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 26:606-15. 2011
  2. pmc Hospice providers' key approaches to support informal caregivers in managing medications for patients in private residences
    Denys T Lau
    Department of Pharmacy Administration, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 43:1060-71. 2012
  3. doi Informal and formal support among community-dwelling Japanese American elders living alone in Chicagoland: an in-depth qualitative study
    Denys T Lau
    College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 27:149-61. 2012
  4. pmc Medicare Part D and quality of prescription medication use in older adults
    Denys T Lau
    Department of Pharmacy Administration, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Drugs Aging 28:797-807. 2011
  5. pmc Family caregiver skills in medication management for hospice patients: a qualitative study to define a construct
    Denys T Lau
    Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:799-807. 2009
  6. pmc Perceived barriers that impede provider relations and medication delivery: hospice providers' experiences in nursing homes and private homes
    Denys T Lau
    Buehler Center on Aging, Health, and Society, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:305-10. 2010
  7. pmc Older patients' perceptions of medication importance and worth: an exploratory pilot study
    Denys T Lau
    Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Drugs Aging 25:1061-75. 2008
  8. pmc Polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medication use among community-dwelling elders with dementia
    Denys T Lau
    Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 24:56-63. 2010
  9. pmc Exploring factors that influence informal caregiving in medication management for home hospice patients
    Denys T Lau
    Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:1085-90. 2010
  10. pmc Cholinesterase inhibitor and N-methyl-D-aspartic acid receptor antagonist use in older adults with end-stage dementia: a survey of hospice medical directors
    Joseph W Shega
    Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    J Palliat Med 12:779-83. 2009

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. pmc Functional decline associated with polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medications in community-dwelling older adults with dementia
    Denys T Lau
    Department of Pharmacy Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy, 60612, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 26:606-15. 2011
    ..More research is needed to understand which classes of medications have the most deleterious effect on this population...
  2. pmc Hospice providers' key approaches to support informal caregivers in managing medications for patients in private residences
    Denys T Lau
    Department of Pharmacy Administration, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 43:1060-71. 2012
    ..However, little is known about how hospice providers prepare and support caregivers with medication-related tasks...
  3. doi Informal and formal support among community-dwelling Japanese American elders living alone in Chicagoland: an in-depth qualitative study
    Denys T Lau
    College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 27:149-61. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Medicare Part D and quality of prescription medication use in older adults
    Denys T Lau
    Department of Pharmacy Administration, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Drugs Aging 28:797-807. 2011
    ..As the current economic recession increases the pressure to cut costs, the effect of future spending restrictions, such as restrictions on coverage subsidies, will also be of special concern...
  5. pmc Family caregiver skills in medication management for hospice patients: a qualitative study to define a construct
    Denys T Lau
    Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:799-807. 2009
    ..To propose a theoretical construct of family caregiver skills in effective medication management for home hospice patients...
  6. pmc Perceived barriers that impede provider relations and medication delivery: hospice providers' experiences in nursing homes and private homes
    Denys T Lau
    Buehler Center on Aging, Health, and Society, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:305-10. 2010
    ..From the perspective of hospice providers, this study explores barriers that may impede provider relations and medication delivery in nursing homes and private homes...
  7. pmc Older patients' perceptions of medication importance and worth: an exploratory pilot study
    Denys T Lau
    Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Drugs Aging 25:1061-75. 2008
    ..Cost-related medication non-adherence may be influenced by patients' perceived importance of their medications...
  8. pmc Polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medication use among community-dwelling elders with dementia
    Denys T Lau
    Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 24:56-63. 2010
    ..Ensuring appropriate medication use in this population is clinically important because of the significant risks for institutionalization...
  9. pmc Exploring factors that influence informal caregiving in medication management for home hospice patients
    Denys T Lau
    Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:1085-90. 2010
    ..To explore factors that influence how informal caregivers manage medications as part of caring for hospice patients...
  10. pmc Cholinesterase inhibitor and N-methyl-D-aspartic acid receptor antagonist use in older adults with end-stage dementia: a survey of hospice medical directors
    Joseph W Shega
    Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    J Palliat Med 12:779-83. 2009
    ....
  11. pmc The relationship between living arrangement and preventive care use among community-dwelling elderly persons
    Denys T Lau
    Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 North Lake Shore Dr, Suite 601, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1315-21. 2009
    ..We sought to examine the relationship between living arrangements and obtaining preventive care among the elderly population...
  12. ncbi Health-related safety: a framework to address barriers to aging in place
    Denys T Lau
    The Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 750 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Gerontologist 47:830-7. 2007
    ..This article moves the field forward by applying systems thinking and safety sciences to health-related safety in the home and community, thereby paralleling what researchers have begun to do with patient safety in health care systems...
  13. doi Urinary incontinence and self-reported health among the U.S. Medicare managed care beneficiaries
    Chih Hung Chang
    Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 N Lake Shore Drive, Suite 601, Chicago, Ill 60611, USA
    J Aging Health 20:405-19. 2008
    ..To examine the prevalence and management of urinary incontinence (UI) and their impact on self-reported health in the U.S. Medicare managed care beneficiaries...
  14. doi Psychological needs of Japanese American elders: implications for culturally competent interventions
    Sayaka Machizawa
    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 25:183-97. 2010
    ..We concluded by discussing the implications of our findings and suggestions to better meet the diverse health and service needs of Nikkei elders...
  15. pmc Medicare part D research and policy highlights, 2012: impact and insights
    Denys T Lau
    Department of Pharmacy Administration, University of Illinois, 833 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Clin Ther 34:904-14. 2012
    ..In the 6 years since the implementation of Medicare Part D in the United States, the program has been reported to improve quality, offer better beneficiary protections, and lower drug costs...
  16. doi Medicare Part D research highlights and policy updates, 2013: impact and insights
    Joann Stubbings
    Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, USA
    Clin Ther 35:402-12. 2013
    ..Since its implementation in 2006, Medicare Part D has evolved from a program that offered basic access to covered drugs for beneficiaries to one that has the potential to affect patient outcomes...
  17. ncbi Perception and use of guidelines and interprofessional dynamics: assessing their roles in guideline adherence in delivering medications in nursing homes
    Denys T Lau
    Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 16:135-45. 2007
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  18. ncbi A system for interactive assessment and management in palliative care
    Chih Hung Chang
    Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 33:745-55. 2007
    ..This system is innovative in its application of the state-of-the-science approaches, such as item response theory and computerized adaptive testing, to many of the significant clinical problems related to palliative care...
  19. ncbi Hospitalization and death associated with potentially inappropriate medication prescriptions among elderly nursing home residents
    Denys T Lau
    Buehler Center on Aging, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:68-74. 2005
    ..This study examines the association of potentially inappropriate medication prescribing (PIRx) with hospitalization and death among elderly long-stay nursing home residents...