JULIE L contact LOCHER

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Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Patterns of prophylactic gastrostomy tube placement in head and neck cancer patients: a consideration of the significance of social support and practice variation
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Laryngoscope 123:1918-25. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Influenza immunization in older adults with and without cancer
    Julie L Locher
    Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:2099-103. 2012
  3. pmc A theoretically based Behavioral Nutrition Intervention for Community Elders at high risk: the B-NICE randomized controlled clinical trial
    Julie L Locher
    Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 30:384-402. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Gastrostomy tube placement and use in patients with head and neck cancer
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Head Neck 34:422-8. 2012
  5. pmc A multidimensional approach to understanding under-eating in homebound older adults: the importance of social factors
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    Gerontologist 48:223-34. 2008
  6. pmc Patterns and predictors of home health and hospice use by older adults with cancer
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1206-11. 2006
  7. pmc Food choice among homebound older adults: motivations and perceived barriers
    J L Locher
    Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, Center for Aging Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    J Nutr Health Aging 13:659-64. 2009
  8. pmc Ethical issues involving research conducted with homebound older adults
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CH19 219, 1530 3 Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Gerontologist 46:160-4. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint The contribution of social factors to undereating in older adults with cancer
    Julie L Locher
    University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Palliative Care, Department of Healthcare Organization and Policy, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    J Support Oncol 7:168-73. 2009
  10. pmc The effect of the presence of others on caloric intake in homebound older adults
    Julie L Locher
    219N Community Health Services Building, 933 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1475-8. 2005

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Publications29

  1. pmc Patterns of prophylactic gastrostomy tube placement in head and neck cancer patients: a consideration of the significance of social support and practice variation
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Laryngoscope 123:1918-25. 2013
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  2. doi request reprint Influenza immunization in older adults with and without cancer
    Julie L Locher
    Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:2099-103. 2012
    ..To compare the likelihood of receiving an influenza immunization in older adults before and immediately after a cancer diagnosis occurring in 2001 and for the same time periods with older adults not diagnosed with cancer...
  3. pmc A theoretically based Behavioral Nutrition Intervention for Community Elders at high risk: the B-NICE randomized controlled clinical trial
    Julie L Locher
    Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 30:384-402. 2011
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Gastrostomy tube placement and use in patients with head and neck cancer
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Head Neck 34:422-8. 2012
    ..This study describes the frequency and timing of gastrostomy tube placement and corresponding Medicare nutritional support claims in patients with head and neck cancer...
  5. pmc A multidimensional approach to understanding under-eating in homebound older adults: the importance of social factors
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    Gerontologist 48:223-34. 2008
    ..The focus of the study was on identifying potentially modifiable factors amenable to social and behavioral interventions...
  6. pmc Patterns and predictors of home health and hospice use by older adults with cancer
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1206-11. 2006
    ..To describe patterns of home health and hospice use by older cancer patients and a comparison group of older persons without cancer. To identify predictors of home care and hospice utilization...
  7. pmc Food choice among homebound older adults: motivations and perceived barriers
    J L Locher
    Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, Center for Aging Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    J Nutr Health Aging 13:659-64. 2009
    ....
  8. pmc Ethical issues involving research conducted with homebound older adults
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CH19 219, 1530 3 Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Gerontologist 46:160-4. 2006
    ..This may be accomplished especially through clear communication during the informed consent process with participants and in scientific communication with colleagues...
  9. ncbi request reprint The contribution of social factors to undereating in older adults with cancer
    Julie L Locher
    University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Palliative Care, Department of Healthcare Organization and Policy, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    J Support Oncol 7:168-73. 2009
    ..Many of these behaviors are potentially modifiable with appropriate education, communication, and intervention...
  10. pmc The effect of the presence of others on caloric intake in homebound older adults
    Julie L Locher
    219N Community Health Services Building, 933 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1475-8. 2005
    ..Undernutrition in homebound older adults is a significant problem. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the presence of others, both within the household and during meals, on caloric intake in homebound older adults...
  11. pmc Social isolation, support, and capital and nutritional risk in an older sample: ethnic and gender differences
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 219 Community Health Services Building, 933 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    Soc Sci Med 60:747-61. 2005
    ..This research has implications for nutritional policies directed towards older adults...
  12. pmc Disruptions in the organization of meal preparation and consumption among older cancer patients and their family caregivers
    Julie L Locher
    University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    Psychooncology 19:967-74. 2010
    ..The purpose of this paper is to analyze the social organization of caring as gendered work as it relates to meal preparation and consumption activities surrounding older adult cancer patients and their caregivers...
  13. pmc Effects of age and causal attribution to aging on health-related behaviors associated with urinary incontinence in older women
    Julie L Locher
    Center for Aging, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, and Department of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Gerontologist 42:515-21. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of age and patients' attribution of incontinence to aging on health-related behaviors associated with incontinence...
  14. pmc Body mass index, weight loss, and mortality in community-dwelling older adults
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:1389-92. 2007
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  15. pmc Reliability and predictive validity of energy intake measures from the 24-hour dietary recalls of homebound older adults
    Yanhui Sun
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:773-8. 2010
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  16. pmc The effects of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 on home health and hospice in older adult cancer patients
    Meredith L Kilgore
    University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, Center for Aging, USA
    Med Care 47:279-85. 2009
    ..Home health and hospice services can constitute important elements in the continuum of care for older adults diagnosed with cancer. The Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 included provisions affecting those services...
  17. ncbi request reprint Unintentional weight loss predicts decline in activities of daily living function and life-space mobility over 4 years among community-dwelling older adults
    Christine S Ritchie
    Department of Medicine Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:67-75. 2008
    ..We sought to study the relationship between BMI and weight loss on the rate of decline in ADL function and life-space mobility over a 4-year period among older African Americans and whites...
  18. ncbi request reprint Association between aspects of oral health-related quality of life and body mass index in community-dwelling older adults
    Sonia K Makhija
    Department of Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1808-16. 2007
    ..To investigate whether underweight, normal-weight, overweight, and obese older adults differ in aspects of their oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Behavioral training with and without biofeedback in the treatment of urge incontinence in older women: a randomized controlled trial
    Kathryn L Burgio
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    JAMA 288:2293-9. 2002
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  20. ncbi request reprint Effect of behavioral training with or without pelvic floor electrical stimulation on stress incontinence in women: a randomized controlled trial
    Patricia S Goode
    Birmingham VA Medical Center, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center 11G, 70019th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    JAMA 290:345-52. 2003
    ..Pelvic floor electrical stimulation (PFES) has been shown to be effective for stress incontinence. However, its role in a multicomponent behavioral training program has not been defined...
  21. ncbi request reprint Urinary incontinence in the 12-month postpartum period
    Kathryn L Burgio
    Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and School of Medicine, Center for Aging, University of Alalbama at Birmingham, 35233, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 102:1291-8. 2003
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  22. ncbi request reprint Predictors of outcome in the behavioral treatment of urinary incontinence in women
    Kathryn L Burgio
    Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 102:940-7. 2003
    ..To identify predictors of outcome of a multicomponent behavioral training program for urge and stress incontinence in women...
  23. ncbi request reprint Urodynamic changes associated with behavioral and drug treatment of urge incontinence in older women
    Patricia S Goode
    School of Medicine, Center for Aging, School of Nursing, and School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:808-16. 2002
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  24. ncbi request reprint Preoperative biofeedback assisted behavioral training to decrease post-prostatectomy incontinence: a randomized, controlled trial
    Kathryn L Burgio
    Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Urol 175:196-201; discussion 201. 2006
    ..We tested the effectiveness of preoperative biofeedback assisted behavioral training for decreasing the duration and severity of incontinence, and improving quality of life in the 6 months following radical prostatectomy...
  25. ncbi request reprint Global ratings of patient satisfaction and perceptions of improvement with treatment for urinary incontinence: validation of three global patient ratings
    Kathryn L Burgio
    Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 25:411-7. 2006
    ..To test the validity of three patient global ratings, satisfaction, perception of improvement, and estimated percent improvement, for measuring outcomes of behavioral treatment for urinary incontinence...
  26. ncbi request reprint The relationship between sociodemographic factors and oral health-related quality of life in dentate and edentulous community-dwelling older adults
    Sonia K Makhija
    Department of Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1701-12. 2006
    ..To quantify the associations between sociodemographic factors and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in dentate and edentulous community-dwelling older adults...
  27. ncbi request reprint Cadaveric fascia lata sling for stress urinary incontinence: a prospective quality-of-life analysis
    Holly E Richter
    Division of Medical Surgical Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 620 20th Street South, NHB 219, Birmingham, AL 35249 7333, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:1590-5; discussion 1595-6. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the effects of full-length cadaveric fascia lata (CFL) sling on quality-of-life outcomes...
  28. doi request reprint Factors associated with long-term dysphagia after definitive radiotherapy for locally advanced head-and-neck cancer
    Jimmy J Caudell
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 73:410-5. 2009
    ..The use of altered fractionation radiotherapy (RT) regimens, as well as concomitant chemotherapy and RT, to intensify therapy for locally advanced head-and-neck cancer can lead to increased rates of long-term dysphagia...
  29. doi request reprint Undernutrition in hospitalized older adults: patterns and correlates, outcomes, and opportunities for intervention with a focus on processes of care
    Juanita Titrud Heersink
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 2041, USA
    J Nutr Elder 29:4-41. 2010
    ..The emphasis of the discussion on interventions will focus on processes of care and the hospital environment...

Research Grants5