K J Ottenbacher

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas Medical Branch
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Diabetes comorbidity and age influence rehabilitation outcomes after hip fracture
    Timothy A Reistetter
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:1375-7. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Looking back and thinking forward: 20 years of disability and rehabilitation research
    Kenneth J Ottenbacher
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Health Professions, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:1392-4. 2012
  3. pmc Routine physical activity and mortality in Mexican Americans aged 75 and older
    Allison J Ottenbacher
    Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety, University of Texas Health Science Center, Memorial Hermann, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1085-91. 2012
  4. pmc Hospital readmission in persons with stroke following postacute inpatient rehabilitation
    K J Ottenbacher
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 67:875-81. 2012
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. ncbi request reprint How to detect effects: statistical power and evidence-based practice in occupational therapy research
    K J Ottenbacher
    School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 1028, USA
    Am J Occup Ther 53:181-8. 1999
  9. 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
  10. ncbi request reprint Hospital readmission of persons with hip fracture following medical rehabilitation
    Kenneth J Ottenbacher
    Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 36:15-22. 2003

Research Grants

  1. ENABLING-DISABLING PROCESS IN HISPANIC OLDER ADULTS
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2001
  2. Disablement Process in Mexican American Older Adults
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2009
  3. Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. INDEPENDENT SCIENTIST AWARD
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2007
  5. Interdisciplinary Predoctoral Rehabilitation Research Training
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2007
  6. Disablement Process in Mexican American Older Adults
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2006
  7. Disablement Process in Mexican American Older Adults
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2007
  8. Disablement Process in Mexican American Older Adults
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2006
  9. Disablement Process in Mexican American Older Adults
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2005
  10. ENABLING-DISABLING PROCESS IN HISPANIC OLDER ADULTS
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2002

Detail Information

Publications94

  1. pmc Diabetes comorbidity and age influence rehabilitation outcomes after hip fracture
    Timothy A Reistetter
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:1375-7. 2011
    ..To examine the influence of diabetes on length of stay (LOS), functional status, and discharge setting in individuals with hip fracture...
  2. doi request reprint Looking back and thinking forward: 20 years of disability and rehabilitation research
    Kenneth J Ottenbacher
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Health Professions, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:1392-4. 2012
    ..We conclude that renewed efforts by consumers, clinicians, educators, researchers, administrators, and policy makers are needed to achieve the promise of rehabilitation and disability science identified 20 years ago...
  3. pmc Routine physical activity and mortality in Mexican Americans aged 75 and older
    Allison J Ottenbacher
    Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety, University of Texas Health Science Center, Memorial Hermann, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1085-91. 2012
    ..To examine the association between routine physical activity and risk of 3-year mortality in Mexican Americans aged 75 and older...
  4. pmc Hospital readmission in persons with stroke following postacute inpatient rehabilitation
    K J Ottenbacher
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 67:875-81. 2012
    ..Readmission is an important quality indicator following acute care hospitalization. We examined factors associated with hospital readmission in persons with stroke following postacute inpatient rehabilitation...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. ncbi request reprint How to detect effects: statistical power and evidence-based practice in occupational therapy research
    K J Ottenbacher
    School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 1028, USA
    Am J Occup Ther 53:181-8. 1999
    ....
  9. 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint Hospital readmission of persons with hip fracture following medical rehabilitation
    Kenneth J Ottenbacher
    Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 36:15-22. 2003
    ..These variables should be considered in developing intervention programs to reduce the risk of hospital readmission...
  11. ncbi request reprint The post-stroke rehabilitation outcomes project
    Kenneth J Ottenbacher
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences and PAHO WHO Collaborating Center on Aging and Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:S121-S123. 2005
    ..The PSROP is an important study that will advance our understanding of effective treatment for persons with stroke...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint Comparison of logistic regression and neural network analysis applied to predicting living setting after hip fracture
    Kenneth J Ottenbacher
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 14:551-9. 2004
    ..Describe and compare the characteristics of artificial neural networks and logistic regression to develop prediction models in epidemiological research...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint The WeeFIM instrument: its utility in detecting change in children with developmental disabilities
    K J Ottenbacher
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 1028, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 81:1317-26. 2000
    ..To examine the utility of the WeeFIM instrument ("WeeFIM") in detecting changes in the functional status of children with disability...
  19. pmc Length of stay and hospital readmission for persons with disabilities
    K J Ottenbacher
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 1028, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:1920-3. 2000
    ..Length of stay (LOS) and hospital readmission for persons receiving medical rehabilitation were examined...
  20. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of persons rehospitalized after stroke rehabilitation
    K J Ottenbacher
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1028, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 82:1367-74. 2001
    ..To develop classification models for risk of hospital readmission 80 to 180 days after discharge based the demographic and functional characteristics of persons discharged from acute inpatient rehabilitation after stroke...
  21. ncbi request reprint Comparison of logistic regression and neural networks to predict rehospitalization in patients with stroke
    K J Ottenbacher
    SAHS 4 202, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1028, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:1159-65. 2001
    ..Rehospitalization following inpatient medical rehabilitation has important health and economic implications for patients who have experienced a stroke...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint Satisfaction with medical rehabilitation in patients with cerebrovascular impairment
    K J Ottenbacher
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555-1028, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 80:876-84. 2001
    ..The ability to objectively assess patient satisfaction is important as consumer-based outcome measures are integrated in accreditation and healthcare evaluation...
  27. ncbi request reprint Levels of self-awareness after acute brain injury: how patients' and rehabilitation specialists' perceptions compare
    B C Abreu
    Transitional Learning Center, Galveston, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 82:49-56. 2001
    ..New methods for operationally defining intellectual, emergent, and anticipatory self-awareness are necessary to examine the relationship between self-awareness and performance...
  28. 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...
  29. 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
    ....
  30. pmc Disparities in utilization of outpatient rehabilitative care following hip fracture hospitalization with respect to race and ethnicity
    Tracy U Nguyen-Oghalai
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:560-3. 2009
    ..To compare the prevalence of discharge home to self-care after hip fracture hospitalization among the elderly in 3 racial groups: whites, Hispanics, and blacks...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prediction of follow-up living setting in patients with lower limb joint replacement
    Kenneth J Ottenbacher
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, Galveston, 77555 1028, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 81:471-7. 2002
    ..This study was undertaken to develop statistical models to predict living setting after medical rehabilitation in persons with lower limb joint replacement...
  34. 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...
  35. pmc Discharge setting for patients with hip fracture: trends from 2001 to 2005
    Tracy U Nguyen-Oghalai
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1063-8. 2008
    ..To examine recent trends in discharge disposition after hospitalization for hip fracture...
  36. ncbi request reprint The state-of-the-science: access to postacute care rehabilitation services. A review
    Kenneth J Ottenbacher
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:1513-21. 2007
    ..To identify and summarize potential factors that influence access to postacute care (PAC) rehabilitation services...
  37. 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
    ....
  38. pmc Functional outcome after stroke in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus
    Tracy U Nguyen-Oghalai
    Division of Rheumatology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 59:984-8. 2008
    ..To compare outcomes following stroke rehabilitation among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) versus patients with neither RA nor SLE (non-RA/SLE)...
  39. 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...
  40. ncbi request reprint The impact of rheumatoid arthritis on rehabilitation outcomes after lower extremity arthroplasty
    Tracy U Nguyen-Oghalai
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch UTMB, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Clin Rheumatol 13:247-50. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that rehabilitation may take longer for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) versus osteoarthritis (OA) because joint pain, swelling, and deformities are generally worse among persons with RA...
  41. pmc 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. pmc Race/ethnicity and outcomes following inpatient rehabilitation for hip fracture
    James E Graham
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:860-6. 2008
    ..As the U.S. population grows older and more diverse, there is an increasing need to assess and improve outcomes across racial/ethnic cohorts of older hip fracture patients...
  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 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. pmc The impact of race/ethnicity on preoperative time to hip stabilization procedure after hip fracture
    Tracy U Nguyen-Oghalai
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    South Med J 103:414-8. 2010
    ..We sought to examine the preoperative time for hip stabilization procedure among Hispanics, non-Hispanic blacks (blacks) and non-Hispanic whites (whites)...
  51. 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...
  52. 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)...
  53. ncbi request reprint Satisfaction with medical rehabilitation in patients with orthopedic impairment
    Melodee Mancuso
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1028, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84:1343-9. 2003
    ..To examine patient satisfaction after orthopedic impairment at 80 to 180 days after inpatient rehabilitation...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. pmc Relationship between diabetes codes that affect Medicare reimbursement (tier comorbidities) and outcomes in stroke rehabilitation
    James E Graham
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:1110-6. 2009
    ..To examine the extent to which diabetes codes that increase reimbursement (tier comorbidities) under the prospective payment system are related to length of stay and functional outcomes in stroke rehabilitation...
  57. pmc Pain and disability in older Mexican-American adults
    Gayle D Weaver
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Health Professions, School of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:992-9. 2009
    ..To examine an association between pain severity and functional disability in older Mexican Americans...
  58. ncbi request reprint The reliability of upper- and lower-extremity strength testing in a community survey of older adults
    Kenneth J Ottenbacher
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1028, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:1423-7. 2002
    ..To examine the stability (test-retest reliability) of strength measures in older adults obtained by nontherapist lay examiners by using a hand-held portable muscle testing device (Nicholas Manual Muscle Tester)...
  59. 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...
  60. 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...
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. ncbi request reprint Pain, lower-extremity muscle strength, and physical function among older Mexican Americans
    Soham Al Snih
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:1394-400. 2005
    ..To examine the relation between pain on weight bearing, lower-extremity muscle strength, and physical function among older Mexican Americans...
  64. 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...
  65. ncbi request reprint Expanding the disablement process model among older Mexican Americans
    M Kristen Peek
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Route 1153, Galveston, Texas 77555 1153, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:334-9. 2005
    ....
  66. 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...
  67. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of the SF-36 among older Mexican Americans
    M Kristen Peek
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 1153, USA
    Gerontologist 44:418-25. 2004
    ..This measure of health-related quality of life, however, has not yet been examined among older Mexican Americans, a rapidly growing subset of the older population...
  68. pmc Perceived pain and satisfaction with medical rehabilitation after hospital discharge
    IVONNE MARIE BERGES
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 0460, USA
    Clin Rehabil 20:724-30. 2006
    ..To examine the association between pain and satisfaction with medical rehabilitation in patients with hip or knee replacement approximately 90 days after discharge from inpatient medical rehabilitation...
  69. 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...
  70. 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
    ....
  71. 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
    ....
  72. pmc Epidemiology of Medicare abuse: the example of power wheelchairs
    James S Goodwin
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:221-6. 2007
    ..To determine the effect of neighborhood ethnic composition on power wheelchair prescriptions...
  73. ncbi request reprint Impact of osteoarthritis on rehabilitation for persons with hip fracture
    Tracy U Nguyen-Oghalai
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1165, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 55:920-4. 2006
    ..To determine the impact of osteoarthritis (OA) on length of rehabilitation stay, Functional Independence Measure (FIM Instrument) ratings at discharge and followup, functional gain, and percentage of patients discharged home...
  74. 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...
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. ncbi request reprint Measures of central tendency in rehabilitation research: what do they mean?
    V A Gonzales
    School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 77555 1028, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 80:141-6. 2001
    ..The assumption that the median always falls between the mode and mean in the calculation of coefficients of skewness has implications for the interpretation of exploratory and confirmatory data analysis in rehabilitation research...
  78. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based practice: methods to evaluate individual patient improvement
    K J Ottenbacher
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences and Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555-1028, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 80:786-96. 2001
    ..The advantages and limitations of single-system methods are described, and examples relevant to the documentation of clinical outcomes in medical rehabilitation are presented...
  79. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality in the assessment of selected cognitive function after brain injury
    L Zhang
    University of Texas Medical Branch, and Transitional Learning Center at Galveston, 77550, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 80:597-604; quiz 605. 2001
    ....
  80. pmc Screening for cognitive impairment in older adults attending an eye clinic
    Mukaila A Raji
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 97:808-14. 2005
    ..We conducted a cross-sectional study examining potentially modifiable factors associated with cognitive impairments (mild or severe) in older whites, African Americans and Hispanics attending an outpatient eye clinic...
  81. ncbi request reprint The kappa statistic in rehabilitation research: an examination
    Leigh R Tooth
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:1371-6. 2004
    ..Correct interpretation of the kappa statistic depends on meeting the required assumptions and accurate reporting...
  82. ncbi request reprint Impact of osteoarthritis on the rehabilitation of patients following a stroke
    Tracy U Nguyen-Oghalai
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 1165, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 53:383-7. 2005
    ..To determine if functional gain for patients following stroke rehabilitation is adversely affected by osteoarthritis (OA)...
  83. 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
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint Satisfaction with medical rehabilitation after spinal cord injury
    Leigh R Tooth
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:211-9; discussion 219. 2004
    ..Retrospective...
  85. 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...
  86. 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...
  87. 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...
  88. 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...
  89. ncbi request reprint Effect of functional gain on satisfaction with medical rehabilitation after stroke
    Leigh R Tooth
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 82:692-9; quiz 700-1, 715. 2003
    ..To examine the association between gain in motor and cognitive functional status with patient satisfaction 3-6 mo after rehabilitation discharge...
  90. ncbi request reprint Poststroke rehabilitation: outcomes and reimbursement of inpatient rehabilitation facilities and subacute rehabilitation programs
    Anne Deutsch
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, The State University of New York, Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation, Amherst, NY, USA
    Stroke 37:1477-82. 2006
    ..To assess whether poststroke rehabilitation outcomes and reimbursement for Medicare beneficiaries differ across inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and skilled nursing facility (SNF) subacute rehabilitation programs...
  91. ncbi request reprint Predicting follow-up living setting in patients with stroke
    Pam M Smith
    National FollowUp Services, Buffalo, NY, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:764-70. 2002
    ..To examine living setting at 3- to 6-month follow-up for inpatients with functional impairments discharged from medical rehabilitation...
  92. ncbi request reprint The effect of predictable and unpredictable motor tasks on postural control after traumatic brain injury
    Ling Zhang
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77550, USA
    NeuroRehabilitation 17:225-30. 2002
    ..The relationship between information processing demands and postural skill appears more complex than a simple linear association. Predictable and unpredictable conditions may be used concurrently, not sequentially, in TBI rehabilitation...
  93. 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...
  94. 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...

Research Grants15

  1. ENABLING-DISABLING PROCESS IN HISPANIC OLDER ADULTS
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The findings will extend our current understanding of the process of becoming disabled in older adults and how this process influences important quality of life issues for a distinct ethnic group. ..
  2. Disablement Process in Mexican American Older Adults
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The findings will extend our understanding of how frailty impacts independence and quality of life in the rapidly expanding Mexican American older adult population. ..
  3. Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The long-term goal of the proposed RRCD program is to improve the health and quality of life of individuals with disability and chronic diseases through translational research in rehabilitation science. ..
  4. INDEPENDENT SCIENTIST AWARD
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  5. Interdisciplinary Predoctoral Rehabilitation Research Training
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..More than thirty percent of previous students and fellows receiving federal stipends have been members of underrepresented groups. ..
  6. Disablement Process in Mexican American Older Adults
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The findings will extend our understanding of how frailty impacts independence and quality of life in the rapidly expanding Mexican American older adult population. ..
  7. Disablement Process in Mexican American Older Adults
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The findings will extend our understanding of how frailty impacts independence and quality of life in the rapidly expanding Mexican American older adult population. ..
  8. Disablement Process in Mexican American Older Adults
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The findings will extend our understanding of how frailty impacts independence and quality of life in the rapidly expanding Mexican American older adult population. ..
  9. Disablement Process in Mexican American Older Adults
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The findings will extend our understanding of how frailty impacts independence and quality of life in the rapidly expanding Mexican American older adult population. ..
  10. ENABLING-DISABLING PROCESS IN HISPANIC OLDER ADULTS
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The findings will extend our current understanding of the process of becoming disabled in older adults and how this process influences important quality of life issues for a distinct ethnic group. ..
  11. ENABLING-DISABLING PROCESS IN HISPANIC OLDER ADULTS
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The findings will extend our current understanding of the process of becoming disabled in older adults and how this process influences important quality of life issues for a distinct ethnic group. ..
  12. Disablement Process in Mexican American Older Adults
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The findings will extend our understanding of how frailty impacts independence and quality of life in the rapidly expanding Mexican American older adult population. ..