B T Mausbach

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Influence of caregiver burden on the association between daily fluctuations in pleasant activities and mood: A daily diary analysis
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, 92093 0680, United States
    Behav Res Ther 49:74-9. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Reduced activity restriction buffers the relations between chronic stress and sympathetic nervous system activation
    Jennifer S Ho
    Correspondence should be addressed to Brent T Mausbach, Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0993 E mail
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 69:408-16. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Consummatory and anticipatory anhedonia in schizophrenia: stability, and associations with emotional distress and social function over six months
    Benjamin Buck
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Psychiatry Res 205:30-5. 2013
  4. pmc The use of the theory of planned behavior to predict engagement in functional behaviors in schizophrenia
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0993, USA
    Psychiatry Res 205:36-42. 2013
  5. pmc A comparison of psychosocial outcomes in elderly Alzheimer caregivers and noncaregivers
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:5-13. 2013
  6. pmc A longitudinal analysis of the relations among stress, depressive symptoms, leisure satisfaction, and endothelial function in caregivers
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla 92093 0680, USA
    Health Psychol 31:433-40. 2012
  7. pmc Multiple mediators of the relations between caregiving stress and depressive symptoms
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Aging Ment Health 16:27-38. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint The attenuating effect of personal mastery on the relations between stress and Alzheimer caregiver health: a five-year longitudinal analysis
    B T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, US
    Aging Ment Health 11:637-44. 2007
  9. pmc Self-efficacy buffers the relationship between dementia caregiving stress and circulating concentrations of the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-6
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:64-71. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Depression and distress predict time to cardiovascular disease in dementia caregivers
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Health Psychol 26:539-44. 2007

Detail Information

Publications63

  1. pmc Influence of caregiver burden on the association between daily fluctuations in pleasant activities and mood: A daily diary analysis
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, 92093 0680, United States
    Behav Res Ther 49:74-9. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that screening caregivers for level of burden may help identify those most likely to benefit from behavioral interventions...
  2. ncbi request reprint Reduced activity restriction buffers the relations between chronic stress and sympathetic nervous system activation
    Jennifer S Ho
    Correspondence should be addressed to Brent T Mausbach, Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0993 E mail
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 69:408-16. 2014
    ..Separate regressions for NE and EPI were used to determine whether the relations between years caregiving and CATs were greater in those with high versus low AR...
  3. doi request reprint Consummatory and anticipatory anhedonia in schizophrenia: stability, and associations with emotional distress and social function over six months
    Benjamin Buck
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Psychiatry Res 205:30-5. 2013
    ..Implications for the measurement and conceptualization of anhedonia in schizophrenia are discussed...
  4. pmc The use of the theory of planned behavior to predict engagement in functional behaviors in schizophrenia
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0993, USA
    Psychiatry Res 205:36-42. 2013
    ..Skills training interventions that also target components of the TPB may be effective for increasing motivation to engage in learned behaviors...
  5. pmc A comparison of psychosocial outcomes in elderly Alzheimer caregivers and noncaregivers
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:5-13. 2013
    ..To conduct an analysis of the stress, coping, and mood consequences of Alzheimer caregiving...
  6. pmc A longitudinal analysis of the relations among stress, depressive symptoms, leisure satisfaction, and endothelial function in caregivers
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla 92093 0680, USA
    Health Psychol 31:433-40. 2012
    ..This study examined the longitudinal associations between stress, depressive symptoms, leisure satisfaction, and endothelial function as measured by FMD...
  7. pmc Multiple mediators of the relations between caregiving stress and depressive symptoms
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Aging Ment Health 16:27-38. 2012
    ..e., role overload), but that this relationship would be significantly mediated by four variables: (1) personal mastery, (2) coping self-efficacy, (3) activity restriction, and (4) avoidance coping...
  8. ncbi request reprint The attenuating effect of personal mastery on the relations between stress and Alzheimer caregiver health: a five-year longitudinal analysis
    B T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, US
    Aging Ment Health 11:637-44. 2007
    ..002) and caregiver health (p=0.008), whereby mastery attenuated the effect of stress on these outcomes. We conclude that personal mastery appears to reduce the effects of stress on depression and health outcomes over time...
  9. pmc Self-efficacy buffers the relationship between dementia caregiving stress and circulating concentrations of the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-6
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:64-71. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential protective role of coping self-efficacy on the relationship between caregiving stress and circulating concentrations of IL-6...
  10. ncbi request reprint Depression and distress predict time to cardiovascular disease in dementia caregivers
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Health Psychol 26:539-44. 2007
    ..This study assessed the impact of depressive symptoms and distress from patient problem behaviors on time to developing a diagnosis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a sample of 643 dementia family caregivers...
  11. ncbi request reprint Spousal caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease show longitudinal increases in plasma level of tissue-type plasminogen activator antigen
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry 0680, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Psychosom Med 69:816-22. 2007
    ..Caring for a spouse with Alzheimer's disease has been associated with increased mortality and reduced time to developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), possibly due to impaired fibrinolysis resulting from chronic stress...
  12. doi request reprint The moderating effect of personal mastery and the relations between stress and Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) antigen
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Health Psychol 27:S172-9. 2008
    ..e., negative life events and caregiving distress) and Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor (PAI)-1 antigen, an inhibitor of fibrinolysis implicated in the development of cardiovascular disease...
  13. pmc A review of instruments for measuring functional recovery in those diagnosed with psychosis
    Brent T Mausbach
    Schizophr Bull 35:307-18. 2009
    ..More research on existing measures is needed, and greater funding for developing new measures of functional recovery is strongly recommended...
  14. pmc Relationship of the Brief UCSD Performance-based Skills Assessment (UPSA-B) to multiple indicators of functioning in people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Bipolar Disord 12:45-55. 2010
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  15. pmc Specificity of cognitive and behavioral variables to positive and negative affect
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Behav Res Ther 47:608-15. 2009
    ..If confirmed, the findings suggest the utility of focusing interventions on each of these components in the management of depressive symptoms...
  16. pmc A 5-year longitudinal study of the relationships between stress, coping, and immune cell beta(2)-adrenergic receptor sensitivity
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Psychiatry Res 160:247-55. 2008
    ..However, increased mastery is associated with increased receptor sensitivity, and may therefore serve as a resource factor for improved health in this population...
  17. pmc Engagement in activities is associated with affective arousal in Alzheimer's caregivers: a preliminary examination of the temporal relations between activity and affect
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Behav Ther 39:366-74. 2008
    ..Future research examining the effect of behavioral interventions on both positive and negative affect is suggested, as is the examination of factors that may be more strongly associated with negative affect...
  18. pmc Association between chronic caregiving stress and impaired endothelial function in the elderly
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0680, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:2599-606. 2010
    ..We examined the relationship between chronic caregiving stress and endothelial function...
  19. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of psychosis and depression in middle-aged and older adults with psychotic disorders: the role of activity satisfaction
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Aging Ment Health 11:339-45. 2007
    ..Behavioral therapies which encourage engagement in reinforcing activities may provide additional benefits to existing treatments for psychosis, including reduced depression, improved well-being, and possibly functional outcomes...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effects of placement and bereavement on psychological well-being and cardiovascular risk in Alzheimer's caregivers: a longitudinal analysis
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    J Psychosom Res 62:439-45. 2007
    ..We examined the impact of Alzheimer caregiver transitions (i.e., placement and bereavement) on psychological outcomes and on plasma D-dimer levels, an end product of the coagulation cascade associated with increased cardiovascular risk...
  21. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms predict norepinephrine response to a psychological stressor task in Alzheimer's caregivers
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:638-42. 2005
    ..The current study examined the relations between the level of depressive symptoms in spousal caregivers and the physiological response to a psychological stress task...
  22. ncbi request reprint Avoidant coping partially mediates the relationship between patient problem behaviors and depressive symptoms in spousal Alzheimer caregivers
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California 92093 0680, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:299-306. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to test a mediational model of the associations between patient problem behaviors, escape-avoidance coping, and depressive symptoms in Alzheimer caregivers...
  23. pmc Sensitivity and specificity of the UCSD Performance-based Skills Assessment (UPSA-B) for identifying functional milestones in schizophrenia
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, United States
    Schizophr Res 132:165-70. 2011
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  24. ncbi request reprint Stress-related reduction in personal mastery is associated with reduced immune cell beta2-adrenergic receptor sensitivity
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, U S A
    Int Psychogeriatr 19:935-46. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate whether stress-related experience of depressive symptoms and reductions in personal mastery were related to alterations in ss2-adrenergic receptor sensitivity...
  25. ncbi request reprint Sleep disturbance, norepinephrine, and D-dimer are all related in elderly caregivers of people with Alzheimer disease
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093 0682, USA
    Sleep 29:1347-52. 2006
    ..In this study, we examined if sleep disturbance of elderly caregivers was associated with physiologic markers of cardiovascular risk, including plasma norepinephrine, epinephrine, and the hemostasis marker D-dimer...
  26. pmc Activity restriction and depression in medical patients and their caregivers: a meta-analysis
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 31:900-8. 2011
    ..Assessment and treatment of activity restriction may be particularly helpful in preventing depression...
  27. pmc Integration of the pleasant events and activity restriction models: development and validation of a "PEAR" model of negative outcomes in Alzheimer's caregivers
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Behav Ther 42:78-88. 2011
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  28. pmc Is depression in Alzheimer's caregivers really due to activity restriction? A preliminary mediational test of the Activity Restriction Model
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry 0680, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 39:459-66. 2008
    ..29, p=0.031), accounting for 86% of this relationship. Behavioral interventions for depression might be particularly relevant for Alzheimer's caregivers to reduce activity restriction and, thus, depressive symptoms...
  29. pmc The relationship between functional capacity and community responsibilities in middle-aged and older Latinos of Mexican origin with chronic psychosis
    Veronica Cardenas
    Department of Psychiatry 0680, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, United States
    Schizophr Res 98:209-16. 2008
    ..e., UPSA scores) may be associated with increased capacity for greater community involvement in this population...
  30. ncbi request reprint Dementia severity of the care receiver predicts procoagulant response in Alzheimer caregivers
    Kirstin Aschbacher
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:694-703. 2006
    ..Research has demonstrated that spousal dementia caregivers have elevated levels of D-dimer relative to their non-caregiving peers...
  31. pmc Personal mastery is associated with reduced sympathetic arousal in stressed Alzheimer caregivers
    Susan K Roepke
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:310-7. 2008
    ..This study examines the relationship between mastery and sympathetic arousal in elderly caregivers, as measured by norepinephrine (NE) reactivity to an acute psychological stressor...
  32. pmc Affective symptoms and intra-individual variability in the short-term course of cognitive functioning in bipolar disorder
    C A Depp
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0664, USA
    Psychol Med 42:1409-16. 2012
    ..Key questions are whether trajectories in symptoms covary with cognitive function and whether BD is associated with increased intra-individual variability in cognitive abilities...
  33. ncbi request reprint The moderating effect of self-efficacy on intervention response in women family caregivers of older adults with dementia
    Yaron G Rabinowitz
    Older Adult and Family Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:642-9. 2006
    ..This study supports the use of self-efficacy as a screening tool for appropriate caregiver intervention assignment...
  34. pmc Usefulness of the UCSD performance-based skills assessment (UPSA) for predicting residential independence in patients with chronic schizophrenia
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 42:320-7. 2008
    ..43, p=.015). The UPSA is a brief measure of functional capacity that predicts the ability of patients with schizophrenia to reside independently in the community...
  35. ncbi request reprint Combination of caregiving stress and hormone replacement therapy is associated with prolonged platelet activation to acute stress among postmenopausal women
    Kirstin Aschbacher
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California 92093 0680, USA
    Psychosom Med 69:910-7. 2007
    ..Both HRT and the chronic stress of caregiving have been associated with increased cardiovascular risk, potentially through a mechanism of platelet hyperactivity...
  36. pmc Persistent versus transient depressive symptoms in relation to platelet hyperactivation: a longitudinal analysis of dementia caregivers
    Kirstin Aschbacher
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    J Affect Disord 116:80-7. 2009
    ..The primary objective was to investigate whether persistent depressive symptoms would relate to elevated platelet activation in response to acute psychological stress over a three-year period...
  37. pmc Measurement of functional capacity: a new approach to understanding functional differences and real-world behavioral adaptation in those with mental illness
    Thomas L Patterson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0680, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 6:139-54. 2010
    ..Limitations of existing methods of assessing functional capacity are discussed, and future areas of research are suggested...
  38. doi request reprint Performance-based and subjective measures of functioning in middle-aged and older adults with bipolar disorder
    Colin A Depp
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego VA San Diego Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive 116A 1, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 197:471-5. 2009
    ..Given its relative independence from symptoms, the UPSA may be useful in gauging the effectiveness of rehabilitation for bipolar disorder...
  39. pmc Physical and mental health-related quality of life among older people with schizophrenia
    David P Folsom
    University of California, San Diego, VA San Diego Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Schizophr Res 108:207-13. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the relationship of age to both mental and physical aspects of HRQoL in individuals with schizophrenia as compared to normal comparison subjects (NCs)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Functional adaptation skills training (FAST): a randomized trial of a psychosocial intervention for middle-aged and older patients with chronic psychotic disorders
    Thomas L Patterson
    Department of Psychiatry 0680, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Schizophr Res 86:291-9. 2006
    ..This study evaluated a psychosocial intervention designed to improve everyday living skills of middle-aged and older outpatients with chronic psychotic disorders...
  41. pmc Neuropsychological substrates and everyday functioning implications of prospective memory impairment in schizophrenia
    Elizabeth W Twamley
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive 0603, La Jolla, CA 92093 USA
    Schizophr Res 106:42-9. 2008
    ..Studies regarding the potential effectiveness of ProM-based remediation strategies to improve functional outcomes in schizophrenia are indicated...
  42. ncbi request reprint Development and pilot testing of a new psychosocial intervention for older Latinos with chronic psychosis
    Thomas L Patterson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, USA
    Schizophr Bull 31:922-30. 2005
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  43. pmc Effects of gender and dementia severity on Alzheimer's disease caregivers' sleep and biomarkers of coagulation and inflammation
    Paul J Mills
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 23:605-10. 2009
    ..This study examined the effects of caregiver gender and severity of the spouse's dementia on sleep, coagulation, and inflammation in the caregiver...
  44. pmc Social competence and observer-rated social functioning in bipolar disorder
    Colin A Depp
    Stein Institute for Research on Aging, Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0664, USA
    Bipolar Disord 12:843-50. 2010
    ..We examined performance-based and observer-based ratings of social competence and functioning and assessed the contribution of symptoms and neurocognitive ability to social functioning in bipolar disorder...
  45. ncbi request reprint Personal mastery attenuates the effect of caregiving stress on psychiatric morbidity
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:132-4. 2006
    ..22; p = 0.029), but not high (t[71] = -1.49; p = 0.140). These results suggest that caregivers with a greater sense of personal mastery may be protected from the negative effects of caregiver stress...
  46. pmc Effects of depressive and anxious symptoms on norepinephrine and platelet P-selectin responses to acute psychological stress among elderly caregivers
    Kirstin Aschbacher
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla CA 92093 0680, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 22:493-502. 2008
    ....
  47. pmc Efficacy of a behavioral intervention for increasing safer sex behaviors in HIV-positive MSM methamphetamine users: results from the EDGE study
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 87:249-57. 2007
    ..This study examined the efficacy of a behavioral intervention for increasing safer sex behaviors in the context of ongoing methamphetamine use in a sample of HIV-positive, methamphetamine-using MSM...
  48. ncbi request reprint Effective recruitment strategies for Latino and Caucasian dementia family caregivers in intervention research
    Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
    Older Adult and Family Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:484-90. 2004
    ..However, their participation in intervention research is disproportionately low. The authors compared the participant retention rates of three different recruitment strategies in a sample of Latino and Caucasian family caregivers...
  49. pmc Reducing emergency medical service use in patients with chronic psychotic disorders: results from the FAST intervention study
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry 0680, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Behav Res Ther 46:145-53. 2008
    ..However, the long-term efficacy of the FAST intervention appears less clear. Future studies may want to provide more powerful maintenance sessions to encourage continued use of skills in patients' real-world settings...
  50. pmc Development of a brief scale of everyday functioning in persons with serious mental illness
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Schizophr Bull 33:1364-72. 2007
    ..Therefore, the UPSA-Brief may be a useful performance-based functional outcome scale...
  51. pmc Relationship between functional capacity and community responsibility in patients with schizophrenia: differences between independent and assisted living settings
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Community Ment Health J 44:385-91. 2008
    ..Further, among participants residing in the community, functional capacity may predict level of responsibility...
  52. pmc Predictors of safer sex intentions and protected sex among heterosexual HIV-negative methamphetamine users: an expanded model of the Theory of Planned Behavior
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    AIDS Care 21:17-24. 2009
    ..g., methamphetamine use). Effective interventions for increasing safer sex practices in methamphetamine user will likely include constructs from this model with augmentations to help reduce methamphetamine use...
  53. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a behavioral intervention for increasing safer sex behaviors in HIV-negative, heterosexual methamphetamine users: results from the Fast-Lane Study
    Brent T Mausbach
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0680, USA
    Ann Behav Med 34:263-74. 2007
    ..The risk of acquiring HIV is particularly high among persons who use methamphetamine, which is often associated with unprotected sex and high numbers of sexual partners...
  54. doi request reprint Longitudinal platelet reactivity to acute psychological stress among older men and women
    Kirstin Aschbacher
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Stress 12:426-33. 2009
    ..The results demonstrate that laboratory acute stress tests continued to produce robust platelet reactivity on three activation markers among older adults over 3 years...
  55. ncbi request reprint Effect of Alzheimer caregiving stress and age on frailty markers interleukin-6, C-reactive protein, and D-dimer
    Roland von Kanel
    Department of General Internal Medicine, Division of Psychosomatic Medicine, University Hospital, Switzerland
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:963-9. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that, compatible with premature frailty, chronic stress and age are related in predicting inflammation and coagulation activity in Alzheimer caregivers...
  56. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and time to institutionalization of dementia patients: a comparison of Latina and Caucasian female family caregivers
    Brent T Mausbach
    Older Adult and Family Center, Stanford University School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1077-84. 2004
    ..To compare rates of institutionalization of dementia patients cared for by Latina and Caucasian female caregivers and to explore which caregiver and care-recipient characteristics predicted institutionalization...
  57. doi request reprint Increased Framingham Coronary Heart Disease Risk Score in dementia caregivers relative to non-caregiving controls
    Roland von Kanel
    Department of General Internal Medicine, Division of Psychosomatic Medicine, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Gerontology 54:131-7. 2008
    ..Elderly individuals who provide care to a spouse suffering from dementia bear an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  58. doi request reprint The relationship between self-efficacy and cumulative health risk associated with health behavior patterns in female caregivers of elderly relatives with Alzheimer's dementia
    Yaron G Rabinowitz
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    J Aging Health 19:946-64. 2007
    ..To promote caregiver well-being and to help caregivers persevere in their invaluable roles, personal resources that predict increased self-care and reduced health risk behaviors need to be identified...
  59. doi request reprint Measures of endothelial dysfunction in plasma of patients with posttraumatic stress disorder
    Roland von Kanel
    Department of General Internal Medicine, Division of Psychosomatic Medicine, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland
    Psychiatry Res 158:363-73. 2008
    ..This suggests one mechanism by which posttraumatic stress could contribute to atherosclerosis...
  60. ncbi request reprint Relation of autonomic activity to plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 plasma concentration and the role of body mass index
    Roland von Kanel
    Department of General Internal Medicine, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland
    Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 18:353-9. 2007
    ..More apparent, higher BMI explained a significant proportion of the variance in the relationship between depressed sympathetic and parasympathetic activity and elevated plasma PAI-1 concentration...
  61. ncbi request reprint The role of stress hormones in the relationship between resting blood pressure and coagulation activity
    Petra H Wirtz
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Hypertens 24:2409-16. 2006
    ..Systemic hypertension confers a hypercoagulable state. We hypothesized that resting mean blood pressure (MBP) interacts with stress hormones in predicting coagulation activity at rest and with acute mental stress...
  62. ncbi request reprint Relation of morning serum cortisol to prothrombotic activity in women with stable coronary artery disease
    Roland von Kanel
    Department of General Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Berne 3010, Switzerland
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 25:165-72. 2008
    ..We hypothesized a direct relationship between cortisol and hemostasis factors related to a prothrombotic state in coronary artery disease...

Research Grants6

  1. Skills Training and Empowerment Program for Middle-Aged and Older Patients with P
    Brent Mausbach; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Both groups will receive 6 months of booster sessions to reinforce functional gains. Group differences in functional outcomes will be determined based upon assessments made at baseline, 6-, 12-, and 18-months post-baseline. ..
  2. Skills Training and Empowerment Program for Middle-Aged and Older Patients with P
    Brent T Mausbach; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Both groups will receive 6 months of booster sessions to reinforce functional gains. Group differences in functional outcomes will be determined based upon assessments made at baseline, 6-, 12-, and 18-months post-baseline. ..
  3. Pleasant Events and Moods: A Time-Series Analysis
    Brent Mausbach; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The remaining participants will receive no feedback. All participants will receive a one-month follow-up to determine if those receiving detailed feedback experience fewer negative emotions and more positive emotions. ..
  4. Reducing CVD Risk in Caregivers: A Brief Behavioral Activation Intervention
    Brent Mausbach; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  5. Reducing CVD Risk in Caregivers: A Brief Behavioral Activation Intervention
    Brent T Mausbach; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....