K S Markides

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas Medical Branch
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Socioeconomic deprivation as a determinant of cancer mortality and the Hispanic paradox in Texas, USA
    BILLY U PHILIPS
    F Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, 79430, USA
    Int J Equity Health 12:26. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Problem drinking among Mexican-Americans: the influence of nativity and neighborhood context?
    Kyriakos S Markides
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health and the Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 1153, USA
    Am J Health Promot 26:225-9. 2012
  3. pmc Health related quality of life in older Mexican Americans with diabetes: a cross-sectional study
    James E Graham
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:39. 2007
  4. pmc Frailty and health related quality of life in older Mexican Americans
    Meredith C Masel
    The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston 301 University Blvd Route 1137, Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:70. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Lower body function and mortality in Mexican American elderly people
    K S Markides
    Center on Aging and Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 1153, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M243-7. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Aging, migration, and mortality: current status of research on the Hispanic paradox
    Kyriakos S Markides
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health and Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 77555 1153, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:68-75. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Changes in the smoking behavior of elderly Mexican Americans in the Southwest from 1982-1984 to 1993-1994
    K S Markides
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 1153, USA
    Prev Med 28:251-4. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint The effect of diabetes combined with stroke on disability, self-rated health, and mortality in older Mexican Americans: results from the Hispanic EPESE
    Max E Otiniano
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 0460, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84:725-30. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of tooth loss and dental service use in older Mexican Americans
    W M Randolph
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health and the Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:585-9. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with seven-year incidence of diabetes complications among older Mexican Americans
    Vinod P Kaushik
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Gerontology 53:194-9. 2007

Research Grants

  1. LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF MEXICAN AMERICAN ELDERLY HEALTH
    Kyriakos Markides; Fiscal Year: 2009
  2. LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF MEXICAN AMERICAN ELDERLY HEALTH
    Kyriakos Markides; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF MEXICAN AMERICAN ELDERLY HEALTH
    Kyriakos Markides; Fiscal Year: 2002
  4. LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF MEXICAN AMERICAN ELDERLY HEALTH
    Kyriakos Markides; Fiscal Year: 1993
  5. LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF MEXICAN AMERICAN ELDERLY HEALTH
    Kyriakos S Markides; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications92

  1. pmc Socioeconomic deprivation as a determinant of cancer mortality and the Hispanic paradox in Texas, USA
    BILLY U PHILIPS
    F Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, 79430, USA
    Int J Equity Health 12:26. 2013
    ..The current study investigates whether these factors are determinants of cancer mortality in Texas, the United States of America (USA)...
  2. doi request reprint Problem drinking among Mexican-Americans: the influence of nativity and neighborhood context?
    Kyriakos S Markides
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health and the Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 1153, USA
    Am J Health Promot 26:225-9. 2012
    ..We examined the influence of nativity and community context (Hispanic neighborhood concentration) on two measures of problem drinking among Mexican-Americans...
  3. pmc Health related quality of life in older Mexican Americans with diabetes: a cross-sectional study
    James E Graham
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:39. 2007
    ..S. is growing at a tremendous rate. While ethnic-related risk and complications of diabetes are widely-acknowledged for older Hispanics, less is known about how health related quality of life is affected in this population...
  4. pmc Frailty and health related quality of life in older Mexican Americans
    Meredith C Masel
    The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston 301 University Blvd Route 1137, Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:70. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to elicit the relationship between being non-frail, pre-frail, or frail and health related quality of life in a representative sample of older Mexican Americans surveyed in 2005-2006...
  5. ncbi request reprint Lower body function and mortality in Mexican American elderly people
    K S Markides
    Center on Aging and Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 1153, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M243-7. 2001
    ..The purpose of this analysis was to examine the differential impact of performance-based and self-reported lower body measures on 2-year mortality in Mexican American elderly persons...
  6. ncbi request reprint Aging, migration, and mortality: current status of research on the Hispanic paradox
    Kyriakos S Markides
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health and Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 77555 1153, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:68-75. 2005
    ..We reviewed recent evidence on the apparent Hispanic mortality paradox...
  7. ncbi request reprint Changes in the smoking behavior of elderly Mexican Americans in the Southwest from 1982-1984 to 1993-1994
    K S Markides
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 1153, USA
    Prev Med 28:251-4. 1999
    ..The aim of this work was to examine changes in the smoking behavior of elderly Mexican Americans in the southwestern United States from the early 1980s to the early 1990s...
  8. ncbi request reprint The effect of diabetes combined with stroke on disability, self-rated health, and mortality in older Mexican Americans: results from the Hispanic EPESE
    Max E Otiniano
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 0460, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84:725-30. 2003
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of tooth loss and dental service use in older Mexican Americans
    W M Randolph
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health and the Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:585-9. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of tooth loss and use of dental services in this population of older Mexican Americans is lower than what has been previously found among older people in the general population...
  10. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with seven-year incidence of diabetes complications among older Mexican Americans
    Vinod P Kaushik
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Gerontology 53:194-9. 2007
    ..Diabetes is common in elderly persons and is highly prevalent in Mexican Americans. Little is known about factors associated with the incidence of diabetes complications...
  11. ncbi request reprint Self-reported diabetic complications and 7-year mortality in Mexican American elders. Findings from a community-based study of five Southwestern states
    Max E Otiniano
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Diabetes Complications 17:243-8. 2003
    ..This study was designed to examine the relationship between self-reported diabetic complications and 7-year mortality in Mexican American elders...
  12. pmc The prevalence and health burden of self-reported diabetes in older Mexican Americans: findings from the Hispanic established populations for epidemiologic studies of the elderly
    S A Black
    Jennie Sealy Hospital, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 0460, USA
    Am J Public Health 89:546-52. 1999
    ..The prevalence and health burden of self-reported adult-onset diabetes mellitus were examined in older Mexican Americans...
  13. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and associated factors of cancer screening: why are so many older Mexican American women never screened?
    Z H Wu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 77555, USA
    Prev Med 33:268-73. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was to identify patterns of mammogram and Papanicolaou (Pap) screenings among Mexican American women ages 67 and over...
  14. ncbi request reprint The association between emotional well-being and the incidence of stroke in older adults
    G V Ostir
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 1143, USA
    Psychosom Med 63:210-5. 2001
    ..We assessed whether positive or negative affect, or both, predicted risk of stroke...
  15. ncbi request reprint The use of herbal medicine by older Mexican Americans
    J A Loera
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M714-8. 2001
    ..Little is known about use of herbal medicines by older Mexican Americans. The objective of this study was to determine the characteristics among older Mexican Americans that correlate with use of herbal medicines...
  16. pmc Trends in diabetes medication use and prevalence of geriatric syndromes in older Mexican Americans from 1993/1994 to 2004/2005
    Holly A Beard
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 44:1376-83. 2010
    ..It is, however, not clear whether these changes are accompanied by changes in prevalence of comorbid geriatric syndromes...
  17. ncbi request reprint Self-reported heart attack in Mexican-American elders: examination of incidence, prevalence, and 7-year mortality
    Max E Otiniano
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:923-9. 2003
    ..To examine the prevalence, incidence, and mortality of self-reported heart attack in older Mexican Americans and to identify significant factors associated with heart attack...
  18. pmc Handgrip strength and cognitive decline in older Mexican Americans
    Ana Alfaro-Acha
    Sealy Center on Aging, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:859-65. 2006
    ..Cognitive decline and dementia are associated with disability and premature death in old age. We examined whether low handgrip strength predicts subsequent cognitive decline in older Mexican Americans...
  19. ncbi request reprint Impact of pain on disability among older Mexican Americans
    S Al Snih
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555-0460, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M400-4. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Pain on weight bearing is prevalent among older Mexican Americans and is a major independent risk factor for subsequent disability...
  20. ncbi request reprint Impact of arthritis on disability among older Mexican Americans
    S Al Snih
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555-0860, USA
    Ethn Dis 11:19-23. 2001
    ..Depression was the only condition that significantly predicted IADL disability. CONCLUSIONS: Subjects with arthritis were more likely to develop ADL and IADL disability over a two-year period than those without arthritis...
  21. ncbi request reprint Correlates of depressive symptomatology among older community-dwelling Mexican Americans: the Hispanic EPESE
    S A Black
    Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 53:S198-208. 1998
    ..The prevalence of depressive symptoms and associated risk factors is described, using data from the Hispanic EPESE, the first large, representative study of older Mexican Americans...
  22. ncbi request reprint The factor structure of the CES-D in two surveys of elderly Mexican Americans
    T Q Miller
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 52:S259-69. 1997
    ..g., male vs female or Spanish vs English language of interview). We conclude that the CES-D has only two factors among elderly Mexican Americans...
  23. pmc Cognitive decline in older Mexican Americans with diabetes
    Anna M Rotkiewicz-Piorun
    Sealy Center on Aging, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:1840-7. 2006
    ..To examine social, demographic and health factors associated with cognitive decline over a seven-year period among older Mexican Americans with diabetes...
  24. ncbi request reprint Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy use by older Mexican-American women
    D A Newell
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:1046-51. 2001
    ..In general, these findings indicate that access to and utilization of the traditional U.S. health care system are indicators of HRT use...
  25. pmc Neighbourhood composition and depressive symptoms among older Mexican Americans
    G V Ostir
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:987-92. 2003
    ..This study investigated the association between neighbourhood poverty and neighbourhood percentage Mexican American and depressive symptoms for older Mexican Americans in the south western United States...
  26. ncbi request reprint Older Mexican-American women and cancer screening: progress toward targets for healthy people 2000
    Z H Wu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0587 USA
    Ethn Dis 11:645-51. 2001
    ..This study reported the patterns of mammogram and Pap test use among older Mexican-American women. The patterns and associated factors were examined and compared with Healthy People 2000 targets...
  27. ncbi request reprint Measures of lower body function and risk of mortality over 7 years of follow-up
    Glenn V Ostir
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:599-605. 2007
    ..Because walking speed is a quick and easy-to-administer test, findings have implications for clinical use, especially among underserved minority groups where cultural and language barriers may exist...
  28. ncbi request reprint Well-being in older Mexican American spouses
    M Kristen Peek
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Route 1153, Galveston TX 77555 1153, USA
    Gerontologist 46:258-65. 2006
    ..To address this, we explore two research questions: Does one spouse's well-being predict the other spouse's well-being? Are there gender differences in these effects?..
  29. ncbi request reprint The effect of obesity on disability vs mortality in older Americans
    Soham Al Snih
    Sealy Center on Aging, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:774-80. 2007
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Weight change and mortality among older Mexican Americans
    Luis F Amador
    Department of Internal Medicine, Jennie Sealy Hospital, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Aging Clin Exp Res 18:196-204. 2006
    ..Weight changes are predictors of health outcomes in older people. The purpose of this study is to examine the association between 2-year weight change and mortality in older Mexican Americans...
  31. ncbi request reprint Predictors of healthcare utilization among older Mexican Americans
    Soham Al Snih
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:640-6. 2006
    ..To examine the effects of predisposing, enabling, and need factors on physician and hospital use among older Mexican Americans...
  32. pmc Hypertension in older adults and the role of positive emotions
    Glenn V Ostir
    Sealy Center on Aging, UTMB, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:727-33. 2006
    ..Our aim was to test the hypothesis that high positive emotion would be associated with lower blood pressure in older adults...
  33. pmc Diabetes mellitus and incidence of lower body disability among older Mexican Americans
    Soham Al Snih
    Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1152-6. 2005
    ..The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between diabetes mellitus and incident lower body disability over a 7-year follow-up period...
  34. ncbi request reprint Attendance at religious services and physical functioning after stroke among older Mexican Americans
    IVONNE MARIE BERGES
    Sealy Center on Aging and Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    Exp Aging Res 33:1-11. 2007
    ..Findings are indicative that church attendance prestroke is associated with better physical function poststroke in older Mexican Americans...
  35. pmc Mammography use among older women of seven Latin American and Caribbean cities
    Carlos A Reyes-Ortiz
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Prev Med 42:375-80. 2006
    ..To describe the prevalence of mammography use, and to estimate its association with sociodemographics...
  36. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms and cognitive change in older Mexican Americans
    Mukaila A Raji
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine University of Texas Medical Branch, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 20:145-52. 2007
    ..Presence of clinically relevant depressive symptoms was associated with subsequent decline in cognitive function over 7 years in older Mexican Americans, independent of demographic and health factors...
  37. ncbi request reprint The impact of education and literacy levels on cancer screening among older Latin American and Caribbean adults
    Carlos A Reyes-Ortiz
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555, USA
    Cancer Control 14:388-95. 2007
    ..There is limited information related to the effects of education and literacy on cancer screening practices among older adults in Latin American and Caribbean countries...
  38. pmc Cognitive status and future risk of frailty in older Mexican Americans
    Mukaila A Raji
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:1228-34. 2010
    ..Because cognitive impairment and frailty share common risk factors (eg, high proinflammatory cytokines), we examined whether poor cognition predicts subsequent risk of frailty in initially nonfrail Mexican Americans aged 67 years and older...
  39. pmc Obesity and disability: relation among older adults living in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Soham Al Snih
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:1282-8. 2010
    ..26, 2.11). The results indicated that obesity is an independent factor contributing to ADL disability in these populations and should be included in future planning to reduce the impact of disability on global health...
  40. pmc High depressive symptomatology among older community-dwelling Mexican Americans: the impact of immigration
    Kerstin Gerst
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:347-54. 2010
    ..This analysis explores nativity differences in depressive symptoms among very old (75+) community-dwelling Mexican Americans...
  41. pmc Frailty and incidence of activities of daily living disability among older Mexican Americans
    Soham Al Snih
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Rehabil Med 41:892-7. 2009
    ..To examine the association between frailty status and incidence of disability among non-disabled older Mexican Americans...
  42. pmc Sex differences in mortality among older frail Mexican Americans
    IVONNE MARIE BERGES
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1647-51. 2009
    ..To examine the association between frailty and 10-year mortality among older men and women of Mexican American origin...
  43. pmc Trends in diabetes prevalence and diabetes-related complications in older Mexican Americans from 1993-1994 to 2004-2005
    Holly A Beard
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:2212-7. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to expand on the current literature by examining the trends in diabetes prevalence and diabetes-related complications in Mexican Americans aged >or=75 years from 1993-1994 to 2004-2005...
  44. pmc Frailty and 10-year mortality in community-living Mexican American older adults
    James E Graham
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Gerontology 55:644-51. 2009
    ..Hispanic older adults have relatively high-risk profiles for increased morbidity and disability, yet little is known about how the construct of frailty is related to health trajectories in this population...
  45. pmc Mexican Americans and frailty: findings from the Hispanic established populations epidemiologic studies of the elderly
    Kenneth J Ottenbacher
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:673-9. 2009
    ..We examined the prevalence of frailty among Mexican American older adults and explored the correlates associated with becoming frail to determine their affect on disability and morbidity in this population...
  46. pmc Relationship between frailty and cognitive decline in older Mexican Americans
    Rafael Samper-Ternent
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1845-52. 2008
    ..To examine the association between frailty status and change in cognitive function over time in older Mexican Americans...
  47. pmc The prevalence of hypertension in older Mexicans and Mexican Americans
    Jennifer J Salinas
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Calveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Ethn Dis 18:294-8. 2008
    ..To evaluate the prevalence of hypertension in older Mexicans in the United States and Mexico...
  48. pmc Church attendance mediates the association between depressive symptoms and cognitive functioning among older Mexican Americans
    Carlos A Reyes-Ortiz
    Sealy Center on Aging, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:480-6. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to examine how the effect of depressive symptoms on cognitive function is modified by church attendance...
  49. doi request reprint Health insurance and cervical cancer screening among older women in Latin American and Caribbean cities
    Carlos A Reyes-Ortiz
    Sealy Center on Aging, Division of Geriatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX77555 0460, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 37:870-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe the prevalence of Papanicolaou (Pap) smear use for cervical cancer screening and to estimate its association with type of health care insurance...
  50. pmc Body mass index and change in blood pressure over a 7-year period in older Mexican Americans
    Luis F Amador
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX, USA
    Clin Interv Aging 1:275-82. 2006
    ..Hypertension is one of the most prevalent medical conditions affecting older adults. Understanding possible modifiable risk factors that may play a role in the management of hypertension will be beneficial...
  51. pmc History of fractures as predictor of subsequent hip and nonhip fractures among older Mexican Americans
    Folasade Ojo
    Osteoporosis Clinic in the Division of Geriatrics, Internal Medicine Department, Sealy Center on Aging, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 0460, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 99:412-8. 2007
    ..To examine the association between previous fracture and risk of new hip and nonhip fractures over a seven-year period among older Mexican Americans...
  52. pmc Weight change and lower body disability in older Mexican Americans
    Soham Al Snih
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1730-7. 2005
    ..To examine the association between 2-year weight change and onset of lower body disability over time in older Mexican Americans...
  53. pmc Frailty in older Mexican Americans
    Kenneth J Ottenbacher
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1524-31. 2005
    ..To identify sociodemographic characteristics and health performance variables associated with frailty in older Mexican Americans...
  54. ncbi request reprint Cognitive status and incident disability in older Mexican Americans: findings from the Hispanic established population for the epidemiological study of the elderly
    Mukaila A Raji
    Department of Internal Medicine, Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:26-31. 2004
    ..To determine the effects of baseline cognitive function on incidence of disability in activities of daily living (ADL) in initially non-disabled Mexican-American elderly over a 7-year period...
  55. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood context and self-rated health in older Mexican Americans
    Kushang V Patel
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 13:620-8. 2003
    ..To determine whether neighborhood characteristics are associated with self-rated health in older Mexican Americans...
  56. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure concordance in older married Mexican-American couples
    M Kristen Peek
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1655-9. 2003
    ..With life expectancy and the time spent in marriage increasing, examining the concordance in health between older adults becomes increasingly important to target older spouses at risk for declines in health...
  57. ncbi request reprint Predictors of recovery in activities of daily living among disabled older Mexican Americans
    Soham Al Snih
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Aging Clin Exp Res 15:315-20. 2003
    ..The aim of this study is to describe the rate of recovery of functional ability and to identify factors associated with it over a two-year period among older Mexican Americans...
  58. ncbi request reprint Inconsistent use of diabetes medications, diabetes complications, and mortality in older mexican americans over a 7-year period: data from the Hispanic established population for the epidemiologic study of the elderly
    Yong Fang Kuo
    Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:3054-60. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between inconsistency in use of diabetes drugs and risk of renal, eye, and circulation problems and death over a 7-year period in community-dwelling older Mexican Americans...
  59. ncbi request reprint Potentially inappropriate medication use by elderly Mexican Americans
    Mukaila A Raji
    Memory Loss Clinics and The University of Texas Medical Branch Geriatric Fellowship Training Program, Sealy Center on Aging, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 37:1197-202. 2003
    ..Research indicates relatively high rates of inappropriate prescription drug usage for older whites and African Americans. However, rates for older Mexican Americans are unknown...
  60. ncbi request reprint Cognitive function and incidence of stroke in older Mexican Americans
    Glenn V Ostir
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:531-5. 2003
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Examining the disablement process among older Mexican American adults
    M Kristen Peek
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, 1 128 Ewing Hall, Galveston, TX 77555 1153, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:413-25. 2003
    ..The main pathway in the Disablement Process model receives preliminary support among older Mexican Americans. We discuss implications of this model for future research...
  62. ncbi request reprint Lower extremity amputations in diabetic Mexican American elders: incidence, prevalence and correlates
    Max E Otiniano
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Diabetes Complications 17:59-65. 2003
    ..Gender and disease history were associated with lower extremity amputations at baseline and follow-up. These variables may be useful in developing patient education and intervention programs...
  63. ncbi request reprint The interaction of cognitive and emotional status on subsequent physical functioning in older mexican americans: findings from the Hispanic established population for the epidemiologic study of the elderly
    Mukaila A Raji
    Departments of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M678-82. 2002
    ..This study investigated the effects of cognitive and emotional status on subsequent lower body function in a population-based sample of older Mexican Americans...
  64. ncbi request reprint Diabetes mellitus as a risk factor for hip fracture in mexican american older adults
    Kenneth J Ottenbacher
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M648-53. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to examine diabetes and other potential risk factors for hip fracture in a sample of community-dwelling, older, Mexican American adults...
  65. ncbi request reprint Handgrip strength and mortality in older Mexican Americans
    Soham Al Snih
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1250-6. 2002
    ..To examine the association between handgrip strength and mortality in older Mexican American men and women...
  66. ncbi request reprint Correlates of diabetic complications in Mexican-American elders
    Max E Otiniano
    Center on Aging, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 0460, USA
    Ethn Dis 12:252-8. 2002
    ..Special attention should be given to sociodemographic and health-related factors influencing the health of older Mexican Americans. Identification of these factors will help physicians better control the disease to prevent complications...
  67. ncbi request reprint Differential effects of premorbid physical and emotional health on recovery from acute events
    Glenn V Ostir
    Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:713-8. 2002
    ..The aim of this study is to determine whether premorbid emotional health is predictive of recovery in functional ability 1 year after reporting a stroke, heart attack, or hip fracture (event)...
  68. ncbi request reprint Diabetes mellitus as a risk factor for stroke incidence and mortality in Mexican American older adults
    Kenneth J Ottenbacher
    UT301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:M640-5. 2004
    ..The authors studied diabetes and other potential risk factors for stroke in a sample of community-dwelling older Mexican Americans...
  69. ncbi request reprint Onset of frailty in older adults and the protective role of positive affect
    Glenn V Ostir
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Psychol Aging 19:402-8. 2004
    ..Findings add to a growing positive psychology literature by showing that positive affect is protective against the functional and physical decline associated with frailty...
  70. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of self-reported arthritis among elders from Latin America and the Caribbean and among Mexican Americans from the southwestern United States
    Soham Al Snih
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Aging Health 18:207-23. 2006
    ..Self-reported arthritis and arthritis symptoms are highly prevalent among elders from Latin America and the Caribbean and older Mexican Americans and is a significant cause of disability in all studied populations...
  71. ncbi request reprint Near vision impairment predicts cognitive decline: data from the Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly
    Carlos A Reyes-Ortiz
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:681-6. 2005
    ..To estimate the association between sensory impairment and cognitive decline in older Mexican Americans...
  72. ncbi request reprint Falls among elderly persons in Latin America and the Caribbean and among elderly Mexican-Americans
    Carlos A Reyes-Ortiz
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 17:362-9. 2005
    ..To estimate the prevalence of and risk factors for falls among community-dwelling elders in Latin America and the Caribbean and among elderly Mexican-Americans in the southwestern United States...
  73. ncbi request reprint Hand grip strength and incident ADL disability in elderly Mexican Americans over a seven-year period
    Soham Al Snih
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Aging Clin Exp Res 16:481-6. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the association between hand grip strength and 7-year incidence of ADL disability in older Mexican American men and women...
  74. ncbi request reprint Variation in the associations of education, occupation, income, and assets with functional limitations in older Mexican Americans
    Arlene M Keddie
    Sealy Center on Aging and Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 15:579-89. 2005
    ..The primary aim was to examine the particular components of socioeconomic status that may be associated with functional limitation among older Mexican American men and women...
  75. pmc Neighborhood context and mortality among older Mexican Americans: is there a barrio advantage?
    Karl Eschbach
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Internal Medicine Geriatrics, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1807-12. 2004
    ..We examined whether Mexican Americans living in high-density Mexican American neighborhoods experience increased morbidity and mortality compared with the rates observed among Mexican Americans living in low-density areas...
  76. ncbi request reprint Cognitive status, muscle strength, and subsequent disability in older Mexican Americans
    Mukaila A Raji
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1462-8. 2005
    ....
  77. ncbi request reprint Prevalence [correction of prevalance] of functional blindness, visual impairment, and related functional deficits among elderly Mexican Americans
    A R DiNuzzo
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 77555-1153, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M548-51. 2001
    ..The results suggest a need for more research on the prevalence and impact of functional blindness and visual impairment on the health of older Mexican Americans...
  78. ncbi request reprint Predictors of decline in MMSE scores among older Mexican Americans
    Ha T Nguyen
    Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 1153, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M181-5. 2002
    ..The purpose of this analysis was to examine the association of sociodemographic variables and health-related conditions with 5-year declines in cognitive function among Mexican American elderly persons...
  79. pmc Prevalence of and risk factors for exertional chest pain in older Mexican Americans
    Kushang V Patel
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health and the Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:433-5. 2003
  80. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of mortality data for older Mexican Americans: implications for the Hispanic paradox
    Kushang V Patel
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Division of Sociomedical Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:707-15. 2004
    ..77 (95% CI: 0.65, 0.92) for men and 0.92 (95% CI: 0.77, 1.09) for women but were 0.84 and 1.18, respectively, with adjustment for underascertainment. Findings suggest that NDI-based Hispanic mortality rates may be understated...
  81. ncbi request reprint Depression and mental health among older Mexican American spouses
    J P Stimpson
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, 300 University Blvd, Galveston, 77555 0460, USA
    Aging Ment Health 10:386-93. 2006
    ....
  82. ncbi request reprint Higher church attendance predicts lower fear of falling in older Mexican-Americans
    C A Reyes-Ortiz
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 0460, USA
    Aging Ment Health 10:13-8. 2006
    ..Frequent church attendance is associated with decreased fear of falling in older Mexican-Americans...
  83. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity and disability in elderly Mexican and Mexican American adults: findings from Mexico and the southwestern United States
    Kushang V Patel
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 3C309, Bethesda, MD 20892 9205, USA
    J Aging Health 18:315-29. 2006
    ..Despite differences in prevalence, the associations of morbidity and comorbidity with disability had similar magnitudes in both populations...
  84. ncbi request reprint Early mental ability may predict future ability to live independently
    Mukaila A Raji
    Ethn Dis 14:158-9. 2004
  85. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and patterns of executive impairment in community dwelling Mexican Americans: results from the Hispanic EPESE Study
    Donald R Royall
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 78284 7792, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:926-34. 2004
    ..We have determined the prevalence of cognitive impairment and impaired ECF in a community dwelling Mexican American elderly population, and their associations with functional status...
  86. ncbi request reprint Re: "evaluation of mortality data for older Mexican Americans: implications for the Hispanic paradox"
    Kushang V Patel
    Am J Epidemiol 160:1030-1. 2004
  87. pmc Stability and change in health insurance among older Mexican Americans: longitudinal evidence from the Hispanic established populations for epidemiologic study of the elderly
    Ronald J Angel
    Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78713, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1264-71. 2002
    ..This study examined the association between health insurance coverage, medical care use, limitations in activities of daily living, and mortality among older Mexican-origin individuals...
  88. pmc Cognitive status, body mass index, and hip fracture in older Hispanic adults
    Ana Alfaro-Acha
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Hospital Virgen del Valle, Complejo Hospitalario de Toledo, Toledo, Spain
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1251-5. 2006
    ..To examine the interactive effect of cognition and body weight on hip fracture...
  89. ncbi request reprint Association between change in systolic blood pressure and cognitive decline among elderly Mexican Americans: data from the Hispanic established population for epidemiology study of the elderly
    Kathleen C Insel
    University of Arizona, College of Nursing, Tuscon, AZ 85721 0203, USA
    Exp Aging Res 31:35-54. 2005
    ..These findings suggest an association between increasing SBP and cognitive decline for normotensive elderly in this study population...
  90. ncbi request reprint Cognitive impairment and mortality in older mexican americans
    Ha T Nguyen
    Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:178-83. 2003
    ..To examine the extent to which cognitive status and decline in cognitive status predict mortality in older Mexican Americans...
  91. ncbi request reprint Depression predicts increased incidence of adverse health outcomes in older Mexican Americans with type 2 diabetes
    Sandra A Black
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:2822-8. 2003
    ..To examine the separate and combined effects of depression and diabetes on the incidence of adverse health outcomes among older Mexican Americans...
  92. ncbi request reprint Does 8-foot walk time predict cognitive decline in older Mexicans Americans?
    Ana Alfaro-Acha
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Hospital Virgen del Valle, Complejo Hospitalario de Toledo, Toledo, Spain
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:245-51. 2007
    ..To examine the association between 8-foot time walk and change in cognitive function over time in older Mexican Americans...

Research Grants19

  1. LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF MEXICAN AMERICAN ELDERLY HEALTH
    Kyriakos Markides; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Such information will have significant implications for health and social policy aimed at improving the health and quality of life of very old Mexican Americans. ..
  2. LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF MEXICAN AMERICAN ELDERLY HEALTH
    Kyriakos Markides; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Such understanding is critical to planning services for subsequent cohorts of older Mexican Americans whose level of education is higher than current older Mexican Americans. ..
  3. LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF MEXICAN AMERICAN ELDERLY HEALTH
    Kyriakos Markides; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The longitudinal research proposed will provide essential information necessary for addressing the health care needs of older Mexican Americans. ..
  4. LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF MEXICAN AMERICAN ELDERLY HEALTH
    Kyriakos Markides; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ....
  5. LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF MEXICAN AMERICAN ELDERLY HEALTH
    Kyriakos S Markides; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Such information will have significant implications for health and social policy aimed at improving the health and quality of life of very old Mexican Americans. ..