MARY PEEK

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas Medical Branch
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Social support, stressors, and frailty among older Mexican American adults
    M Kristen Peek
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1150, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 67:755-64. 2012
  2. 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
  3. pmc Allostatic load among non-Hispanic Whites, non-Hispanic Blacks, and people of Mexican origin: effects of ethnicity, nativity, and acculturation
    M Kristen Peek
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 1153, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:940-6. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Environmental hazards and stress: evidence from the Texas City Stress and Health Study
    M K Peek
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 1153, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:792-8. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Perceived health change in the aftermath of a petrochemical accident: an examination of pre-accident, within-accident, and post-accident variables
    M K Peek
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 1153, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:106-12. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Well-being in older Mexican American spouses
    M Kristen Peek
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Route 1153, Galveston TX 77555 1153, USA
    Gerontologist 46:258-65. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Age differences in the effects of network composition on psychological distress
    M K Peek
    Department of Health Promotion and Gerontology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 1028, USA
    Soc Sci Med 49:621-36. 1999
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. ncbi request reprint Networks in later life: an examination of race differences in social support networks
    M K Peek
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 1153, USA
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 52:207-29. 2001

Research Grants

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Publications36

  1. pmc Social support, stressors, and frailty among older Mexican American adults
    M Kristen Peek
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1150, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 67:755-64. 2012
    ..Given that the Mexican American population is rapidly growing in the United States, it is important to determine whether there are modifiable social factors related to frailty in this older group...
  2. 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...
  3. pmc Allostatic load among non-Hispanic Whites, non-Hispanic Blacks, and people of Mexican origin: effects of ethnicity, nativity, and acculturation
    M Kristen Peek
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 1153, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:940-6. 2010
    ..We investigated ethnic differences in allostatic load in a population-based sample of adults living in Texas City, TX, and assessed the effects of nativity and acculturation status on allostatic load among people of Mexican origin...
  4. doi request reprint Environmental hazards and stress: evidence from the Texas City Stress and Health Study
    M K Peek
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 1153, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:792-8. 2009
    ..However, one gap in the existing literature is comparative analysis of objective and subjective exposure's relative association with various measurable outcomes of exposure...
  5. doi request reprint Perceived health change in the aftermath of a petrochemical accident: an examination of pre-accident, within-accident, and post-accident variables
    M K Peek
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 1153, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:106-12. 2008
    ..Using data from an ongoing survey on stress and health in a petrochemical complex in Texas City, Texas, the associations of a petrochemical accident with perceived health changes were examined...
  6. ncbi request reprint Well-being in older Mexican American spouses
    M Kristen Peek
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Route 1153, Galveston TX 77555 1153, USA
    Gerontologist 46:258-65. 2006
    ..To address this, we explore two research questions: Does one spouse's well-being predict the other spouse's well-being? Are there gender differences in these effects?..
  7. ncbi request reprint Age differences in the effects of network composition on psychological distress
    M K Peek
    Department of Health Promotion and Gerontology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 1028, USA
    Soc Sci Med 49:621-36. 1999
    ..Implications for the convoy model are discussed...
  8. 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
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  9. 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint Networks in later life: an examination of race differences in social support networks
    M K Peek
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 1153, USA
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 52:207-29. 2001
    ..The results indicate that several race differences persist even when controlling for social structural variables. The structural argument and future implications are discussed...
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure concordance in older married Mexican-American couples
    M Kristen Peek
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1655-9. 2003
    ..With life expectancy and the time spent in marriage increasing, examining the concordance in health between older adults becomes increasingly important to target older spouses at risk for declines in health...
  13. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the risk of developing disability among older adults with arthritis
    M K Peek
    University of Texas Medical Branch, USA
    J Aging Health 11:131-50. 1999
    ..The purpose of this research is to improve understanding of gender differences in the process of becoming disabled among older adults with arthritis...
  14. 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)...
  15. 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...
  16. pmc Work experience and gender differences in chronic disease risk in older Mexicans
    Jennifer J Salinas
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 18:628-30. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between labor force participation and gender differences in the prevalence of arthritis, diabetes, and hypertension...
  17. pmc Neighborhood context and cognitive decline in older Mexican Americans: results from the Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly
    Kristin M Sheffield
    Division of Sociomedical Sciences, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77550 1153, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:1092-101. 2009
    ..The authors conclude that neighborhood context is associated with late-life cognitive function and that the effects are independent of individual-level risk factors...
  18. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood context and self-rated health in older Mexican Americans
    Kushang V Patel
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 13:620-8. 2003
    ..To determine whether neighborhood characteristics are associated with self-rated health in older Mexican Americans...
  19. pmc Ethnic differences in cognitive function over time
    Meredith C Masel
    School of Health Professions, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 19:778-83. 2009
    ..In addition, differential rates of cognitive decline by ethnic group have been identified in several epidemiologic studies. However, others have not been able to detect differences...
  20. doi request reprint Education and physical activity mediate the relationship between ethnicity and cognitive function in late middle-aged adults
    Meredith C Masel
    Center to Eliminate Health Disparities, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Ethn Health 15:283-302. 2010
    ..The current research will expand existing knowledge about education, physical activity, and cognitive function in minority groups...
  21. pmc The effect of acculturation on frailty among older Mexican Americans
    Meredith C Masel
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0434, USA
    J Aging Health 23:704-13. 2011
    ..To determine the effect of acculturation on becoming frail and prefrail over a 10-year period among older Mexican Americans...
  22. ncbi request reprint Examining the role of acculturation in health behaviors of older Mexican Americans
    Meredith C Masel
    University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77550, USA
    Am J Health Behav 30:684-99. 2006
    ..To determine if acculturation is associated with smoking, alcohol use, and physical activity among older Mexican Americans...
  23. ncbi request reprint Shared health behaviors among older Mexican American spouses
    Jim P Stimpson
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 77555, USA
    Am J Health Behav 30:495-502. 2006
    ..To assess the association of health behaviors among husbands and wives...
  24. 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint Health-related social disengagement in elderly diabetic patients: association with subsequent disability and survival
    Yong Fang Kuo
    Sealy Center on Aging, The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:1630-7. 2004
    ....
  26. pmc Concordance of chronic conditions in older Mexican American couples
    Jim P Stimpson
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A07. 2005
    ..This study assessed whether a chronic condition of one spouse is a risk factor for the same chronic condition in the other spouse...
  27. 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint Variation in the associations of education, occupation, income, and assets with functional limitations in older Mexican Americans
    Arlene M Keddie
    Sealy Center on Aging and Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 15:579-89. 2005
    ..The primary aim was to examine the particular components of socioeconomic status that may be associated with functional limitation among older Mexican American men and women...
  29. 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
    ....
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity and disability in elderly Mexican and Mexican American adults: findings from Mexico and the southwestern United States
    Kushang V Patel
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 3C309, Bethesda, MD 20892 9205, USA
    J Aging Health 18:315-29. 2006
    ..Despite differences in prevalence, the associations of morbidity and comorbidity with disability had similar magnitudes in both populations...
  34. ncbi request reprint Health concordance within couples: a systematic review
    Deanna Meyler
    University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA
    Soc Sci Med 64:2297-310. 2007
    ..Each area of health concordance research offers room for greater research and deeper understanding for the causes of health concordance...
  35. pmc Risk of mortality related to widowhood in older Mexican Americans
    Jim P Stimpson
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX 76107 2699, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:313-9. 2007
    ..To examine the risk and correlates of mortality after death of a spouse and whether mortality risk varies by sex...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effect of immigrant status on risk of depressive symptoms associated with spouse's chronic conditions
    Jim P Stimpson
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Educational and Administration Building, 3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, 76107 2699 TX, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 9:29-34. 2007
    ..These findings highlight how immigrant status and the marital relationship may be related to chronic disease and depression...

Research Grants3

  1. Health Concordance in Older Mexican American Couples
    MARY PEEK; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Structural equation modeling will be used for model estimation on three waves of data (1993-94 -1998/9.) ..