K M Mehta

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc "Below average" self-assessed school performance and Alzheimer's disease in the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 5:380-7. 2009
  2. doi request reprint A clinical index to stratify hospitalized older adults according to risk for new-onset disability
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1206-16. 2011
  3. pmc Impact of cognitive impairment on screening mammography use in older US women
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco, and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1917-23. 2010
  4. pmc Race/ethnic differences in AD survival in US Alzheimer's Disease Centers
    K M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco, 4150 Clement St, Box 181G, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Neurology 70:1163-70. 2008
  5. pmc Anxiety symptoms and decline in physical function over 5 years in the health, aging and body composition study
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:265-70. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Black-white disparities in functional decline in older persons: the role of cognitive function
    Sandra Y Moody-Ayers
    San Francisco VA Medical Center 181G, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:933-9. 2005
  7. pmc Limited literacy and mortality in the elderly: the health, aging, and body composition study
    Rebecca L Sudore
    University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:806-12. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Limited literacy in older people and disparities in health and healthcare access
    Rebecca L Sudore
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:770-6. 2006
  9. pmc Ethnic differences in acetylcholinesterase inhibitor use for Alzheimer disease
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Neurology 65:159-62. 2005
  10. pmc Cognitive impairment, depressive symptoms, and functional decline in older people
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 4150 Clement Street, Box 181G, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1045-50. 2002

Research Grants

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Publications20

  1. pmc "Below average" self-assessed school performance and Alzheimer's disease in the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 5:380-7. 2009
    ..We examined whether self-assessed school performance is associated with AD beyond the effects of educational level alone...
  2. doi request reprint A clinical index to stratify hospitalized older adults according to risk for new-onset disability
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1206-16. 2011
    ..Thus, this study's objective was to develop and validate a clinical index to determine, at admission, risk for new-onset disability among older, hospitalized adults at discharge...
  3. pmc Impact of cognitive impairment on screening mammography use in older US women
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco, and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1917-23. 2010
    ..We evaluated mammography rates for cognitively impaired women in the context of their life expectancies, given that guidelines do not recommend screening mammography in women with limited life expectancies because harms outweigh benefits...
  4. pmc Race/ethnic differences in AD survival in US Alzheimer's Disease Centers
    K M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco, 4150 Clement St, Box 181G, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Neurology 70:1163-70. 2008
    ..We examined whether nonwhite AD patients (African American, Latino, Asian, American Indian) had different rates of survival compared with white AD patients...
  5. pmc Anxiety symptoms and decline in physical function over 5 years in the health, aging and body composition study
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:265-70. 2007
    ..To examine the relationship between anxiety and functional decline...
  6. ncbi request reprint Black-white disparities in functional decline in older persons: the role of cognitive function
    Sandra Y Moody-Ayers
    San Francisco VA Medical Center 181G, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:933-9. 2005
    ..Black elders have a greater frequency of functional decline than do white elders. The impact of cognitive function on explaining black-white disparities in functional decline has not been extensively explored...
  7. pmc Limited literacy and mortality in the elderly: the health, aging, and body composition study
    Rebecca L Sudore
    University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:806-12. 2006
    ..While limited literacy is common and its prevalence increases with age, no prospective study has assessed whether limited literacy is associated with mortality in older adults...
  8. ncbi request reprint Limited literacy in older people and disparities in health and healthcare access
    Rebecca L Sudore
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:770-6. 2006
    ..To determine the relationship between health literacy, demographics, and access to health care...
  9. pmc Ethnic differences in acetylcholinesterase inhibitor use for Alzheimer disease
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Neurology 65:159-62. 2005
    ..Compared with white patients with AD, minority patients had 40% lower odds of AChI use (odds ratio 0.6, 95% confidence interval: 0.5 to 0.7)...
  10. pmc Cognitive impairment, depressive symptoms, and functional decline in older people
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 4150 Clement Street, Box 181G, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1045-50. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine the relative contributions of cognitive impairment and depressive symptoms on decline in activity of daily living (ADL) function over 2 years in an older cohort...
  11. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of anxiety symptoms in well-functioning older adults: findings from the health aging and body composition study
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94121
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:499-504. 2003
    ..To determine the prevalence and correlates of anxiety symptoms in the absence of depression, in older black and white people...
  12. pmc Additive effects of cognitive function and depressive symptoms on mortality in elderly community-living adults
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, 4150 Clement Street, Box 181G, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:M461-7. 2003
    ..Our aim was to examine whether the combination of varying levels of cognitive function and depressive symptoms affect the risk of mortality in community-living elderly adults...
  13. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of cardiovascular risk factors in South Asians: population-based data from two California surveys
    Susan L Ivey
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:886-93. 2006
    ..Few population-based studies report cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor prevalence for South Asians in the United States. We examined CVD risk for South Asians in California...
  14. pmc Black and white differences in cognitive function test scores: what explains the difference?
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:2120-7. 2004
    ..This study evaluates whether differences in health and socioeconomic indicators, including literacy level, can explain differences in cognitive function test scores between older black and white adults...
  15. pmc Secondhand smoke, vascular disease, and dementia incidence: findings from the cardiovascular health cognition study
    Deborah E Barnes
    University of California, San Francisco, 4150 Clement Street, 151R, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:292-302. 2010
    ..03, 9.72) in dementia risk compared with subjects with no/low (0-15 years) SHS exposure and < or =25% carotid artery stenosis. High lifetime SHS exposure may increase the risk of dementia in elderly with undiagnosed CVD...
  16. ncbi request reprint Urinary incontinence and its association with death, nursing home admission, and functional decline
    Jayna M Holroyd-Leduc
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:712-8. 2004
    ..To determine whether urinary incontinence (UI) is an independent predictor of death, nursing home admission, decline in activities of daily living (ADLs), or decline in instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Major depression and cognitive decline after 11.5 years: findings from the ECA study
    Adam Rosenblatt
    Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:827-30. 2003
  18. ncbi request reprint The declining prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection among Asian and Pacific Islander children
    R E Vryheid
    Division of Epdiemiology and Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    Asian Am Pac Isl J Health 9:162-78. 2001
    ..This article provides a review of the literature on the decline of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in Asian and Pacific nations having universal hepatitis B immunization programs...
  19. pmc Scared to death: results from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study
    Gretchen A Brenes
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:262-5. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine if anxiety is associated with mortality and if race moderates and depression mediates this relationship...
  20. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption and risk of dementia: the Rotterdam Study
    Annemieke Ruitenberg
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Erasmus Medical Centre, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 359:281-6. 2002
    ..Because vascular disease is associated with cognitive impairment and dementia, we hypothesised that alcohol consumption might also affect the risk of dementia...

Research Grants2

  1. Racial Disparities-Congitive Impairment/Health Outcomes
    Kala Mehta; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In sum, this five-year plan couples a focused set of hypotheses with an intense training plan built to launch a successful career as an independent investigator. ..