Glenn Ostir

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas Medical Branch
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Assessing gait speed in acutely ill older patients admitted to an acute care for elders hospital unit
    Glenn V Ostir
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0177, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:353-8. 2012
  2. pmc Mobility activity and its value as a prognostic indicator of survival in hospitalized older adults
    Glenn V Ostir
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:551-7. 2013
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Reliability of the positive and negative affect schedule (PANAS) in medical rehabilitation
    Glenn V Ostir
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Clin Rehabil 19:767-9. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint The influence of perceived pain on satisfaction with community participation after hospital discharge
    Glenn V Ostir
    Sealy Center on Aging, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:2095-100. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Anxiety in persons 75 and older: findings from a tri-ethnic population
    Glenn V Ostir
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:22-7. 2006
  9. pmc High anxiety is associated with an increased risk of death in an older tri-ethnic population
    Glenn V Ostir
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston UTMB, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:534-40. 2006
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications68

  1. pmc Assessing gait speed in acutely ill older patients admitted to an acute care for elders hospital unit
    Glenn V Ostir
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0177, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:353-8. 2012
    ..Assessment of mobility in geriatric hospital units relies primarily on subjective observation or patient self-reports. We objectively examined the gait speed of hospitalized older patients...
  2. pmc Mobility activity and its value as a prognostic indicator of survival in hospitalized older adults
    Glenn V Ostir
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:551-7. 2013
    ..To objectively assess total steps and minutes active in the first and last 24 hours of hospitalization and to examine associations with survival after discharge in hospitalized older adults...
  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. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Reliability of the positive and negative affect schedule (PANAS) in medical rehabilitation
    Glenn V Ostir
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Clin Rehabil 19:767-9. 2005
    ..To examine the reliability of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) in patients 90 and 100 days after discharge from inpatient medical rehabilitation...
  7. ncbi request reprint The influence of perceived pain on satisfaction with community participation after hospital discharge
    Glenn V Ostir
    Sealy Center on Aging, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:2095-100. 2005
    ..To examine the association between pain and satisfaction with community participation for patients with stroke approximately 4 months after discharge from inpatient medical rehabilitation...
  8. ncbi request reprint Anxiety in persons 75 and older: findings from a tri-ethnic population
    Glenn V Ostir
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:22-7. 2006
    ..We assessed the prevalence of anxiety and examined associations between anxiety and sociodemographic, physical, mental, and functional health characteristics in an older tri-ethnic population...
  9. pmc High anxiety is associated with an increased risk of death in an older tri-ethnic population
    Glenn V Ostir
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston UTMB, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:534-40. 2006
    ..The health consequences of anxiety in late life have not been adequately investigated. We sought to examine the association between anxiety and death in an older tri-ethnic population...
  10. 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...
  11. pmc Associations between positive emotion and recovery of functional status following stroke
    Glenn V Ostir
    Sealy Center on Aging, Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
    Psychosom Med 70:404-9. 2008
    ..This study examined the association between positive emotion at discharge from inpatient medical rehabilitation and functional status 3 months later in persons with stroke...
  12. pmc Patterns of change in depression after stroke
    Glenn V Ostir
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:314-20. 2011
    ..To provide estimates of change in depressive symptoms and determine how changes in depressive symptom influence recovery of functional status...
  13. 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint Satisfaction with support given and its association with subsequent health status
    Glenn V Ostir
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    J Aging Health 14:355-69. 2002
    ..This study investigates health outcomes of older individuals who reported on their level of satisfaction with support given to family, friends, or community organizations...
  15. ncbi request reprint Reliability and sensitivity to change assessed for a summary measure of lower body function: results from the Women's Health and Aging Study
    Glenn V Ostir
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:916-21. 2002
    ..Our results show that the summary performance measure has excellent reliability and is highly sensitive to change...
  16. ncbi request reprint Summarizing amount of difficulty in ADLs: a refined characterization of disability. Results from the women's health and aging study
    G V Ostir
    Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Aging (Milano) 13:465-72. 2001
    ..Additionally, it gives us a way to identify earlier functional changes, and a way to track the natural history of functional problems as well as a response to interventions...
  17. 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...
  18. 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)...
  19. 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
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  20. pmc Hospice use by Hispanic and non-Hispanic white cancer decedents
    Nuha A Lackan
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 77555 0460, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:969-83. 2004
    ..To investigate rates of hospice use between Hispanic and non-Hispanic white Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with cancer using data from a large, population-based study...
  21. ncbi request reprint Progression of lower-extremity disability in older women with diabetes: the Women's Health and Aging Study
    Stefano Volpato
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:70-5. 2003
    ..We evaluated the pace of decline in lower-extremity function and the risk for progression of disability in older women with diabetes...
  22. ncbi request reprint Orthopedic impairment after medical rehabilitation: functional performance and satisfaction with community participation
    Glenn V Ostir
    Sealy Center on Aging, the Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 84:763-9. 2005
    ..To determine the prevalence of satisfaction with community participation and to examine associations between change in functional status and satisfaction with community participation for persons with orthopedic impairments...
  23. pmc Gender and ethnic differences in rehabilitation outcomes after hip-replacement surgery
    IVONNE MARIE BERGES
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 87:567-72. 2008
    ..To examine gender and ethnic differences in functional status and living setting for patients after hip arthroplasty...
  24. ncbi request reprint Positive affect and disability among older Mexican Americans with arthritis
    Michielle N Fisher
    The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 51:34-9. 2004
    ..To examine the relationship between positive affect and subsequent functional disability in older Mexican Americans with self-reported physician-diagnosed arthritis...
  25. pmc Positive emotion following a stroke
    Glenn V Ostir
    Sealy Center on Aging, Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Rehabil Med 40:477-81. 2008
    ..Interest in exploring the positive emotional health of adults has increased. The current study investigated the positive emotion of adults with stroke at discharge from in-patient medical rehabilitation and 3 months post-discharge...
  26. ncbi request reprint Relationship of depression to patient satisfaction: findings from the barriers to breast cancer study
    Quynh Uyen T Bui
    Sealy Center on Aging, Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 89:23-8. 2005
    ..Examine the association between depressive symptoms and patient satisfaction for older women with a diagnosis of breast cancer...
  27. ncbi request reprint Examination of follow-up therapy in patients with stroke
    Yong Fang Kuo
    Sealy Center on Aging, Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 85:192-200. 2006
    ..Examine the patterns and effect of follow-up therapy for persons with stroke...
  28. ncbi request reprint The influence of marital status on the stage at diagnosis, treatment, and survival of older women with breast cancer
    Cynthia Osborne
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 93:41-7. 2005
    ..Older married women were at decreased risk for mortality after a diagnosis of breast cancer. Many of the health benefits enjoyed by married women are likely derived from increased social support and social networks...
  29. ncbi request reprint Change in physical performance over time in older women: the Women's Health and Aging Study
    Graziano Onder
    Sticht Center on Aging, Section on Gerontology and Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M289-93. 2002
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  30. pmc Preliminary results for the PAR-PRO: a measure of home and community participation
    Glenn V Ostir
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:1043-51. 2006
    ..To develop a measure of home and community participation related to the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health...
  31. ncbi request reprint The relationship between depressive symptoms and shoulder mobility among older women: assessment at one year after breast cancer diagnosis
    Mabel E Caban
    Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Route 0165, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    Clin Rehabil 20:513-22. 2006
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  32. pmc Test-retest reliability of a psychological well-being scale in hospitalized older adults
    Margaret E Ottenbacher
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Aging Clin Exp Res 19:424-9. 2007
    ..To examine the reliability of a 6-domain psychological well-being instrument in older patients admitted to an acute care hospital unit...
  33. pmc Relationship between test methodology and mean velocity in timed walk tests: a review
    James E Graham
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:865-72. 2008
    ..To assess the degree to which test methodology affects outcomes in clinical evaluations of walking speed...
  34. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in postacute rehabilitation outcomes after stroke in the United States
    Kenneth J Ottenbacher
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Stroke 39:1514-9. 2008
    ..Little information is available regarding differences in postacute care outcomes for racial and ethnic groups after a stroke...
  35. pmc Ethnic differences in discharge destination among older patients with traumatic brain injury
    Pei Fen J Chang
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 1137, TX, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:231-6. 2008
    ..Ethnic differences in discharge destination among older patients with traumatic brain injury...
  36. pmc Frailty, mortality, and health-related quality of life in older Mexican Americans
    Meredith C Masel
    Center to Eliminate Health Disparities, School of Health Professions, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:2149-53. 2010
    ..To determine the effect of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) on the relationship between frailty status and survival in older Mexican-American adults...
  37. pmc Walking speed threshold for classifying walking independence in hospitalized older adults
    James E Graham
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    Phys Ther 90:1591-7. 2010
    ..Walking speed norms and several risk thresholds for poor health outcomes have been published for community-dwelling older adults. It is unclear whether these values apply to hospitalized older adults...
  38. pmc Assessing walking speed in clinical research: a systematic review
    James E Graham
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 14:552-62. 2008
    ..To provide a systematic review and describe how assessments of walking speed are reported in the health care literature...
  39. 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...
  40. pmc Ecological validity of the neuropsychological assessment battery screening module in post-acute brain injury rehabilitation
    Richard O Temple
    CORE Health Care, Dripping Springs, TX, USA
    Brain Inj 23:45-50. 2009
    ..To assess the ecological validity of the Screening Module of the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (NAB-SM) using the Functional Independence Measure (FIM)...
  41. 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...
  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 Short Physical Performance Battery in hospitalized older adults
    Steve Fisher
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Aging Clin Exp Res 21:445-52. 2009
    ....
  44. pmc Change in positive emotion and recovery of functional status following stroke
    Gary S Seale
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, and Transitional Learning Center at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Rehabil Psychol 55:33-9. 2010
    ..To investigate change in positive emotion over a 3-month follow-up period and determine whether this change is associated with recovery of functional status in persons with stroke...
  45. pmc Satisfaction with quality of life poststroke: effect of sex differences in pain response
    IVONNE MARIE BERGES
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:413-7. 2007
    ....
  46. pmc Androgen treatment and muscle strength in elderly men: A meta-analysis
    Kenneth J Ottenbacher
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, Sealy Center on Aging, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1666-73. 2006
    ..To review published, randomized trials examining the effect of androgen treatment on muscle strength in older men...
  47. 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...
  48. ncbi request reprint A review of two journals found that articles using multivariable logistic regression frequently did not report commonly recommended assumptions
    Kenneth J Ottenbacher
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences and Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1147-52. 2004
    ..To examine if commonly recommended assumptions for multivariable logistic regression are addressed in two major epidemiological journals...
  49. ncbi request reprint Trends in length of stay, living setting, functional outcome, and mortality following medical rehabilitation
    Kenneth J Ottenbacher
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 1137, USA
    JAMA 292:1687-95. 2004
    ..Changes in reimbursement have reduced length of stay (LOS) for patients receiving inpatient medical rehabilitation. The impact of decreased LOS on functional status, living setting, and mortality is not known...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. ncbi request reprint Decreasing variation in the use of hospice among older adults with breast, colorectal, lung, and prostate cancer
    Nuha A Lackan
    Sealy Center on Aging, the dagger Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Med Care 42:116-22. 2004
    ..Utilization of hospice services has been shown to vary by place of residence and patient characteristics...
  54. pmc Effect of depression on diagnosis, treatment, and survival of older women with breast cancer
    James S Goodwin
    Department of Internal Medicine and Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:106-11. 2004
    ..To assess the effect of a prior diagnosis of depression on the diagnosis, treatment, and survival of older women with breast cancer...
  55. ncbi request reprint Disparity in health services and outcomes for persons with hip fracture and lower extremity joint replacement
    Kenneth J Ottenbacher
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 1137, USA
    Med Care 41:232-41. 2003
    ..Examine disparity in health services and outcomes for adults with a hip fracture or lower extremity joint replacement...
  56. 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...
  57. ncbi request reprint The association of marital status and hospice use in the USA
    Nuha A Lackan
    Sealy Center on Aging, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Palliat Med 19:160-2. 2005
    ..Married individuals are more likely to use hospice than unmarried individuals. We examine this association and how it is influenced by gender...
  58. 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...
  59. 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...
  60. 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...
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. 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...
  64. ncbi request reprint Cross-national comparison of disability in Latin American and Caribbean persons aged 75 and older
    Carlos A Reyes-Ortiz
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 42:21-33. 2006
    ..In conclusion, about a third of persons aged 75 and older reported difficulty in at least one IADL or ADL. There was a wide variation on disability rates and correlates across cities...
  65. pmc Ambulatory activity of older adults hospitalized with acute medical illness
    Steve R Fisher
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:91-5. 2011
    ..To describe the amount and patterns of ambulatory activity in hospitalized older adults over consecutive hospital days...
  66. pmc Positive affect and pain ratings in persons with stroke
    IVONNE MARIE BERGES
    Sealy Center on Aging and Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    Rehabil Psychol 56:52-7. 2011
    ..To examine the association between positive affect at discharge from inpatient medical rehabilitation and pain ratings 3 months postdischarge in persons with stroke aged 50 or older...
  67. ncbi request reprint Functional status and satisfaction with community participation in persons with stroke following medical rehabilitation
    Glenn V Ostir
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 1137, USA
    Aging Clin Exp Res 17:35-41. 2005
    ..The purpose of the study was to examine associations between functional status and satisfaction with community participation for persons with stroke at 80-180 days after discharge from medical rehabilitation...
  68. 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...

Research Grants13

  1. Psychological Well Being and Recovery Among Older Hospitalized Adults
    Glenn V Ostir; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..A central goal of the current application is to examine whether psychological well-being can influence the risk for functional status decline associated with hospitalization in an ethnically diverse older patient population. ..
  2. Psychological Well Being and Recovery Among Older Hospitalized Adults
    Glenn Ostir; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..A central goal of the current application is to examine whether psychological well-being can influence the risk for functional status decline associated with hospitalization in an ethnically diverse older patient population. ..
  3. Stroke Recovery in Underserved Populations
    Glenn Ostir; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The work is also important as it has the potential to "contribute important insights into why some do well and others do poorly in the face of persistent challenges." ..
  4. Assessing Quality of Life for Rehabilitation Patients
    Glenn Ostir; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The Specific Aims include examining the psychometric characteristics of patient satisfaction and participation and the relationship between change in functional status and these variables. ..
  5. Positive Emotions and Exceptional Healthy Aging
    Glenn Ostir; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..S. Findings from this R03 application will generate data for an R01 application examining cross-national differences and similarities in healthy aging for older Hispanics in the U.S., Mexico, and Latin America. ..
  6. Stroke Recovery in Underserved Populations
    Glenn Ostir; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The work is also important as it has the potential to "contribute important insights into why some do well and others do poorly in the face of persistent challenges." ..