Subashan Perera

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Meaningful change and responsiveness in common physical performance measures in older adults
    Subashan Perera
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Department of Biostatistics, Univeristy of Pittsburgh, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:743-9. 2006
  2. pmc Provider management of and satisfaction with laboratory testing in the nursing home setting: results of a national internet-based survey
    Brian H Shirts
    School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 10:161-166.e3. 2009
  3. pmc A cross-sectional analysis of the prevalence of undertreatment of nonpain symptoms and factors associated with undertreatment in older nursing home hospice/palliative care patients
    Keri L Rodriguez
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 8:225-32. 2010
  4. pmc Postural adjustment errors reveal deficits in inhibition during lateral step initiation in older adults
    Patrick J Sparto
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    J Neurophysiol 109:415-28. 2013
  5. pmc Interpreting the need for initial support to perform tandem stance tests of balance
    Elizabeth S Hile
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Phys Ther 92:1316-28. 2012
  6. pmc White matter hyperintensities, exercise, and improvement in gait speed: does type of gait rehabilitation matter?
    Neelesh K Nadkarni
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:686-93. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Vertebral fractures and trabecular microstructure in men with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy
    Susan L Greenspan
    Division of Endocrinology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 28:325-32. 2013
  8. pmc Impact of exercise to improve gait efficiency on activity and participation in older adults with mobility limitations: a randomized controlled trial
    Jessie M VanSwearingen
    Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 6035 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Phys Ther 91:1740-51. 2011
  9. pmc Challenging gait conditions predict 1-year decline in gait speed in older adults with apparently normal gait
    Jennifer S Brach
    Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Phys Ther 91:1857-64. 2011
  10. pmc Gait speed and survival in older adults
    Stephanie Studenski
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geratric Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    JAMA 305:50-8. 2011

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Publications84

  1. ncbi request reprint Meaningful change and responsiveness in common physical performance measures in older adults
    Subashan Perera
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Department of Biostatistics, Univeristy of Pittsburgh, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:743-9. 2006
    ..To estimate the magnitude of small meaningful and substantial individual change in physical performance measures and evaluate their responsiveness...
  2. pmc Provider management of and satisfaction with laboratory testing in the nursing home setting: results of a national internet-based survey
    Brian H Shirts
    School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 10:161-166.e3. 2009
    ..To describe the management of and satisfaction with laboratory testing, and desirability of laboratory health information technology in the nursing home setting...
  3. pmc A cross-sectional analysis of the prevalence of undertreatment of nonpain symptoms and factors associated with undertreatment in older nursing home hospice/palliative care patients
    Keri L Rodriguez
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 8:225-32. 2010
    ..Currently, there is limited information on nonpain symptoms and their appropriate treatment in this setting at the end of life...
  4. pmc Postural adjustment errors reveal deficits in inhibition during lateral step initiation in older adults
    Patrick J Sparto
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    J Neurophysiol 109:415-28. 2013
    ..These results suggest that deficits in inhibitory function may detrimentally affect step decision processing, by delaying voluntary step responses...
  5. pmc Interpreting the need for initial support to perform tandem stance tests of balance
    Elizabeth S Hile
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Phys Ther 92:1316-28. 2012
    ..Design A cross-sectional secondary analysis of observational cohort data was conducted...
  6. pmc White matter hyperintensities, exercise, and improvement in gait speed: does type of gait rehabilitation matter?
    Neelesh K Nadkarni
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:686-93. 2013
    ..To examine whether white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in tracts in older adults with mobility impairment are linked to outcomes of gait rehabilitation interventions...
  7. doi request reprint Vertebral fractures and trabecular microstructure in men with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy
    Susan L Greenspan
    Division of Endocrinology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 28:325-32. 2013
    ..DXA alone leads to misclassifications of osteoporosis, which can be avoided by VF assessment. HR-MRI provides a novel technique to assess deterioration of structural integrity in men with VF and adds micro-structural information...
  8. pmc Impact of exercise to improve gait efficiency on activity and participation in older adults with mobility limitations: a randomized controlled trial
    Jessie M VanSwearingen
    Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 6035 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Phys Ther 91:1740-51. 2011
    ..A task-oriented, motor sequence learning exercise intervention has been shown to reduce the energy cost of walking and improve gait speed, but whether the intervention also improves activity and participation has not been demonstrated...
  9. pmc Challenging gait conditions predict 1-year decline in gait speed in older adults with apparently normal gait
    Jennifer S Brach
    Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Phys Ther 91:1857-64. 2011
    ..Tests of walking during challenging conditions may uncover mobility difficulty that is not identified with usual gait testing...
  10. pmc Gait speed and survival in older adults
    Stephanie Studenski
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geratric Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    JAMA 305:50-8. 2011
    ..Physical performance measures, such as gait speed, might help account for variability, allowing clinicians to make more individualized estimates...
  11. pmc FRAX or fiction: determining optimal screening strategies for treatment of osteoporosis in residents in long-term care facilities
    Susan L Greenspan
    Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:684-90. 2012
    ..To examine screening strategies for osteoporosis and fractures for treatment of long-term care residents...
  12. doi request reprint Heel ultrasound can assess maintenance of bone mass in women with breast cancer
    Gabrielle A Langmann
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Clin Densitom 15:290-4. 2012
    ..Heel QUS is associated with DXA-derived BMD at other major axial sites and may be used to follow skeletal health and bone mass changes in these women...
  13. pmc Meaningful change in measures of gait variability in older adults
    Jennifer S Brach
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Gait Posture 31:175-9. 2010
    ..This study estimated clinically meaningful change in measures of gait variability using both distribution- and anchor-based approaches...
  14. pmc Gait biomechanics, spatial and temporal characteristics, and the energy cost of walking in older adults with impaired mobility
    David M Wert
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 6035 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Phys Ther 90:977-85. 2010
    ..Abnormalities of gait and changes in posture during walking are more common in older adults than in young adults and may contribute to an increase in the energy expended for walking...
  15. pmc The reliability and validity of measures of gait variability in community-dwelling older adults
    Jennifer S Brach
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:2293-6. 2008
    ..To examine the test-retest reliability and concurrent validity of variability of gait characteristics...
  16. pmc Consensus list of signals to detect potential adverse drug reactions in nursing homes
    Steven M Handler
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:808-15. 2008
    ..To develop a consensus list of agreed-upon laboratory, pharmacy, and Minimum Data Set signals that a computer system can use in the nursing home to detect potential adverse drug reactions (ADRs)...
  17. pmc Is timed up and go better than gait speed in predicting health, function, and falls in older adults?
    Laura J Viccaro
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:887-92. 2011
    ..To assess whether the Timed Up and Go (TUG) is superior to gait speed in predicting multiple geriatric outcomes...
  18. pmc Impact of the raising immunizations safely and effectively (RISE) program on healthcare worker influenza immunization rates in long term care settings
    David A Nace
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:806-10. 2012
    ..There is a critical need to identify and deploy successful models of HCW influenza immunization programs to LTC facilities. This report describes one potential model that has been successfully initiated in a network of LTC facilities...
  19. pmc A protocol for a randomized clinical trial of interactive video dance: potential for effects on cognitive function
    Jelena Jovancevic
    School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
    BMC Geriatr 12:23. 2012
    ..Most video games do not involve physical exercise, but some novel forms of interactive video games combine physical activity and cognitive challenge...
  20. pmc Transitioning to a narrow path: the impact of fear of falling in older adults
    Pamela Dunlap
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Gait Posture 35:92-5. 2012
    ..The purpose was to examine the effect of age and fear of falling on gait during transition to a narrow path...
  21. pmc Skeletal health after continuation, withdrawal, or delay of alendronate in men with prostate cancer undergoing androgen-deprivation therapy
    Susan L Greenspan
    Divisions of Geriatric Medicine and Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3221, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:4426-34. 2008
    ..Our objective was to examine changes in bone density and turnover with sustained, discontinued, or delayed oral bisphosphonate therapy in men receiving ADT...
  22. pmc A randomized trial of two forms of therapeutic activity to improve walking: effect on the energy cost of walking
    Jessie M VanSwearingen
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:1190-8. 2009
    ..Because walking may also be energy inefficient in people with decreased mobility, another approach is to reduce energy cost by improving timing and coordination (TC) of movement...
  23. pmc Walking smoothness is associated with self-reported function after accounting for gait speed
    Kristin A Lowry
    PT, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500, Kaufmann Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 68:1286-90. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the relations between walking smoothness, an indicator of the quality of movement based on trunk accelerations, and physical function...
  24. pmc Frequency of laboratory monitoring of chronic medications administered to nursing facility residents: results of a national Internet-based study
    Steven M Handler
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Consult Pharm 23:387-95. 2008
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  25. doi request reprint Changes in trabecular microarchitecture in postmenopausal women on bisphosphonate therapy
    Susan L Greenspan
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Bone 46:1006-10. 2010
    ..In addition to bone mineral density (BMD), trabecular microstructure contributes to skeletal strength. Our goal was to examine changes in trabecular microstructure in women on therapy...
  26. pmc Changes in cholesterol-lowering medications use over a decade in community-dwelling older adults
    Wei Hsuan Lo-Ciganic
    School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 47:984-92. 2013
    ..The impact of evidence-based guidelines and controlled trial data on use of cholesterol-lowering medications in older adults is unclear...
  27. doi request reprint Fear avoidance beliefs predict disability in older adults with chronic low back pain
    Alejandra Camacho-Soto
    Department of Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    PM R 4:493-7. 2012
    ..To determine whether fear avoidance beliefs (FABs) in older adults with chronic low back pain (CLBP) are significantly associated with gait speed decline and/or self-report of greater disability...
  28. doi request reprint Assessing resident safety culture in nursing homes: using the nursing home survey on resident safety
    Nicholas G Castle
    Department of Health Policy and Management, A620 Crabtree Hall, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Patient Saf 6:59-67. 2010
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  29. ncbi request reprint Improvement in usual gait speed predicts better survival in older adults
    Susan E Hardy
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1727-34. 2007
    ..To estimate the relationship between 1-year improvement in measures of health and physical function and 8-year survival...
  30. pmc Delays in auditory-cued step initiation are related to increased volume of white matter hyperintensities in older adults
    Patrick J Sparto
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 6035 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Exp Brain Res 188:633-40. 2008
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  31. pmc Longitudinal posturography and rotational testing in children three to nine years of age: normative data
    Margaretha L Casselbrant
    Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 142:708-14. 2010
    ..To obtain normative longitudinal vestibulo-ocular and balance test data in children from ages three to nine years with normal middle ear status...
  32. pmc Impact of Medicare Part D on antidepressant treatment, medication choice, and adherence among older adults with depression
    Julie M Donohue
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:989-97. 2011
    ..Depression in older adults is often undertreated due, in part, to medication costs. We examined the impact of improved prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D on use of antidepressants, medication choice, and adherence...
  33. ncbi request reprint Clinical Global Impression of Change in Physical Frailty: development of a measure based on clinical judgment
    Stephanie Studenski
    Department of Medicine, Geriatrics Division, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1560-6. 2004
    ..To expand the ability to assess physical frailty by developing a Clinical Global Impression of Change in Physical Frailty (CGIC-PF) instrument...
  34. ncbi request reprint Chronic low back pain in older adults: prevalence, reliability, and validity of physical examination findings
    Debra K Weiner
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:11-20. 2006
    ....
  35. pmc Efficacy of percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and therapeutic exercise for older adults with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
    Debra K Weiner
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Pain 140:344-57. 2008
    ..GCAE was more effective than PENS alone in reducing fear avoidance beliefs, but not in reducing pain or in improving physical function...
  36. pmc Validation of a measure of smoothness of walking
    Jennifer S Brach
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 66:136-41. 2011
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  37. ncbi request reprint The state of chronic pain education in geriatric medicine fellowship training programs: results of a national survey
    Debra K Weiner
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1798-805. 2005
    ..g., internal medicine, family medicine, geriatric medicine) should pay more systematic attention to educating trainees about chronic pain to optimize patient care, decrease suffering, and diminish healthcare expenditures...
  38. ncbi request reprint Daily functioning and quality of life in a randomized controlled trial of therapeutic exercise for subacute stroke survivors
    Stephanie Studenski
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Stroke 36:1764-70. 2005
    ..We examined treatment effects on these outcomes in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of exercise in subacute stroke survivors...
  39. ncbi request reprint Physical performance measures in the clinical setting
    Stephanie Studenski
    Center on Aging, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:314-22. 2003
    ..To assess the ability of gait speed alone and a three-item lower extremity performance battery to predict 12-month rates of hospitalization, decline in health, and decline in function in primary care settings serving older adults...
  40. pmc Stance time and step width variability have unique contributing impairments in older persons
    Jennifer S Brach
    Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, United States
    Gait Posture 27:431-9. 2008
    ..Specific patterns of gait variability may imply different underlying causes. Types of gait variability should be specified. Interventions may be targeted at specific types of gait variability...
  41. doi request reprint Evaluating the impact of computer-generated rounding reports on physician workflow in the nursing home: a feasibility time-motion study
    Patrice T Thorpe-Jamison
    Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 14:358-62. 2013
    ..To determine the feasibility and impact of a computer-generated rounding report on physician rounding time and perceived barriers to providing clinical care in the nursing home (NH) setting...
  42. pmc Cardiovascular physiology in premotor Parkinson's disease: a neuroepidemiologic study
    Samay Jain
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Mov Disord 27:988-95. 2012
    ..Replication is needed in a population with more thorough ascertainment of PD onset...
  43. doi request reprint Increasing influenza and pneumococcal immunization rates in a nursing home network
    David A Nace
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 12:678-84. 2011
    ..Improving immunization rates across multiple LTC facilities remains an elusive challenge. This quality improvement study sought to improve immunization rates across 6 LTC facilities and identify persistent barriers to better performance...
  44. pmc Analgesic use for knee and hip osteoarthritis in community-dwelling elders
    Zachary A Marcum
    Department of Medicine Geriatrics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pain Med 12:1628-36. 2011
    ..To examine the prevalence and correlates of non-opioid and opioid analgesic use and descriptively evaluate potential undertreatment in a sample of community-dwelling elders with symptomatic knee and/or hip osteoarthritis (OA)...
  45. pmc Height loss, vertebral fractures, and the misclassification of osteoporosis
    Wanwan Xu
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Bone 48:307-11. 2011
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  46. pmc Gait variability and the risk of incident mobility disability in community-dwelling older adults
    Jennifer S Brach
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Epidemiology, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:983-8. 2007
    ..Gait speed is a strong predictor of incident walking disability. The objective was to determine if gait variability adds to the prediction of incident mobility disability independent of gait speed...
  47. pmc Pain and its treatment in older nursing home hospice/palliative care residents
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:579-83. 2010
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Polypharmacy and health beliefs in older outpatients
    Michelle I Rossi
    Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Pittsburgh VAMC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 5:317-23. 2007
    ..Patient-related characteristics and beliefs have not been the focus of prior research in this area, which has primarily evaluated the effects of patients' health status and health care system factors...
  49. doi request reprint Use and perceived benefits of mobile devices by physicians in preventing adverse drug events in the nursing home
    Steven M Handler
    Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center GRECC, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System VAPHS, Pittsburgh, PA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion CHERP, VAPHS, Pittsburgh, PA Geriatric Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Geroinformatics Research and Training Program, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Electronic address
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 14:906-10. 2013
    ..The goal of this study was to conduct a survey of a nationally representative sample of NH physicians to quantify the use and perceived benefits of mobile devices in preventing ADEs in the NH setting...
  50. doi request reprint White matter hyperintensity burden and disability in older adults: is chronic pain a contributor?
    Neilly Buckalew
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    PM R 5:471-80; quiz 480. 2013
    ..To secondarily compare WMH of the participants with CLBP with the pain-free controls...
  51. pmc The association between energy cost of walking and physical function in older adults
    David M Wert
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 6035 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 57:198-203. 2013
    ..Knowledge of and attention to the efficiency of how one moves (high energy cost of walking) may enhance rehabilitation efforts to further reduce "functional burden" in older adults...
  52. doi request reprint Physical function changes in prostate cancer patients on androgen deprivation therapy: a 2-year prospective study
    Matthew E Levy
    Division of Geriatrics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Urology 71:735-9. 2008
    ..To investigate the influence of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer...
  53. pmc A systematic review of the performance characteristics of clinical event monitor signals used to detect adverse drug events in the hospital setting
    Steven M Handler
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 3471 Fifth Ave, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 14:451-8. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review of pharmacy and laboratory signals used by clinical event monitors to detect ADEs in hospitalized adults...
  54. ncbi request reprint Striatal dopamine denervation and sensory integration for balance in middle-aged and older adults
    Rakie Cham
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, 3700 O Hara Street, 749 Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Gait Posture 26:516-25. 2007
    ..Striatal dopaminergic activity decreases with normal aging...
  55. doi request reprint A comparative analysis of spectral exponent estimation techniques for 1/f(β) processes with applications to the analysis of stride interval time series
    Alexander Schaefer
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Neurosci Methods 222:118-30. 2014
    ..The scaling exponent β is thus often interpreted as a "biomarker" of relative health and decline...
  56. doi request reprint What predicts and what mediates the response of urge urinary incontinence to biofeedback?
    Neil M Resnick
    Department of Medicine Geriatrics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 32:408-15. 2013
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  57. pmc Identification of novel genes involved in sarcopenia through RNAi screening in Caenorhabditis elegans
    Luv Kashyap
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 67:56-65. 2012
    ..The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans might be a novel animal model for sarcopenia as worms experience sarcopenia during aging and mutations affecting the daf-2/insulin-like signaling pathway are able to delay this process...
  58. pmc The Medicare drug benefit (Part D) and treatment of heart failure in older adults
    Julie M Donohue
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am Heart J 160:159-65. 2010
    ..We examined the impact of improvements in drug coverage under Medicare Part D on utilization of, and adherence to, medications for heart failure in older adults...
  59. pmc Attitudes of postmenopausal women toward interactive video dance for exercise
    Marco Inzitari
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1239-43. 2009
    ..We explored perceived advantages and disadvantages of video dance as a personal exercise option in postmenopausal women...
  60. doi request reprint Risedronate prevents bone loss in breast cancer survivors: a 2-year, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial
    Susan L Greenspan
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 3471 Fifth Ave, Kaufmann Suite 1110, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:2644-52. 2008
    ..Limited data are available on the efficacy of oral bisphosphonate therapy in breast cancer survivors. Our goal was to examine prevention of breast cancer-related bone loss in this cohort...
  61. pmc Identifying modifiable barriers to medication error reporting in the nursing home setting
    Steven M Handler
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:568-74. 2007
    ..To have health care professionals in nursing homes identify organizational-level and individual-level modifiable barriers to medication error reporting...
  62. ncbi request reprint Physical function in men with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy
    Cheryl A Clay
    Akron Children s Hospital, Akron, Ohio, USA
    Phys Ther 87:1325-33. 2007
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  63. ncbi request reprint Physical and social functioning after stroke: comparison of the Stroke Impact Scale and Short Form-36
    Sue Min Lai
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Center on Aging, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas 66160 7313, USA
    Stroke 34:488-93. 2003
    ..This study evaluated assessments of physical functioning and social functioning using the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS) and Short Form-36 (SF-36) to characterize health-related quality of life for patients after stroke...
  64. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of proxy responses to the Stroke Impact Scale
    Pamela W Duncan
    Brooks Center for Rehabilitation Studies, University of Florida, and Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center, North Florida South Georgia Department of Veteran Affairs, Gainesville, Fla 32610 0185, USA
    Stroke 33:2593-9. 2002
    ..The purposes of this study were to compare proxy-patient responses on each domain of the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS) and the SIS-16, estimate the bias, and evaluate the validity of proxy scores...
  65. ncbi request reprint Improvements in speed-based gait classifications are meaningful
    Arlene Schmid
    Department of Occupational Therapy, Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and the Richard L Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN 46202 5119, USA
    Stroke 38:2096-100. 2007
    ..8 m/s). The purpose of the current study was to determine whether changes in velocity-based community ambulation classification were related to clinically meaningful changes in stroke-related function and quality of life...
  66. ncbi request reprint Bicycle ergometry in subacute-stroke survivors: feasibility, safety, and exercise performance
    Joni S Yates
    Department of Cardiology, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 12:64-74. 2004
    ..These stroke survivors have severely limited functional exercise capacity. Research and clinical practice in stroke rehabilitation should incorporate more comprehensive evaluation and treatment of endurance limitations...
  67. ncbi request reprint Chronic low back pain in older adults: What physicians know, what they think they know, and what they should be taught
    Danelle Cayea
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1772-7. 2006
    ..05 for all comparisons). The results point to a need for more PCP education about CLBP in older adults. It also suggests that accurate needs assessment should not rely on physician confidence ratings alone...
  68. ncbi request reprint Rate of isometric knee extension strength development and walking speed after stroke
    Patricia S Pohl
    Center on Aging, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66160 7601, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 39:651-7. 2002
    ..Further studies are needed to determine if rehabilitation poststroke can increase the rate of knee strength development and if it results in faster walking speeds...
  69. ncbi request reprint Rasch analysis of a new stroke-specific outcome scale: the Stroke Impact Scale
    Pamela W Duncan
    Brooks Center for Rehabilitation Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610 0185, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84:950-63. 2003
    ..To assess multiple psychometric characteristics of a new stroke outcome measure, the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS), using Rasch analysis, and to identify and remove misfitting items from the 8 domains that comprise the SIS...
  70. ncbi request reprint Randomized clinical trial of therapeutic exercise in subacute stroke
    Pamela Duncan
    University of Florida Brooks Center for Rehabilitation Studies and the Department of Veteran Affairs Rehabilitation Outcomes Center, Gainesville 32610, USA
    Stroke 34:2173-80. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether a structured, progressive, physiologically based exercise program for subacute stroke produces gains greater than those attributable to spontaneous recovery and usual care...
  71. ncbi request reprint Coordination of hemiparetic locomotion after stroke rehabilitation
    Steven A Kautz
    Brain Rehabilitation Research Center, Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville FL, 32608, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 19:250-8. 2005
    ..Determine whether a rehabilitation program targeting functional motor recovery of persons with poststroke hemiparesis improved motor coordination...
  72. ncbi request reprint Persisting consequences of stroke measured by the Stroke Impact Scale
    Sue Min Lai
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160 7313, USA
    Stroke 33:1840-4. 2002
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  73. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic exercise and depressive symptoms after stroke
    Sue Min Lai
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:240-7. 2006
    ..To examine the effect of exercise on depressive symptoms and the effect of baseline depressive symptoms on the benefits from exercise in stroke survivors who have completed acute rehabilitation...
  74. ncbi request reprint Patterns of potentially inappropriate medication use across three cohorts of older Medicaid recipients
    Sally K Rigler
    Department of Medicine, Research Faculty, Landon Center on Aging, School of Medicine, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS 66160 7117, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 39:1175-81. 2005
    ..Potentially inappropriate medication use is a serious quality concern, especially when it occurs in more vulnerable older adults or for extended durations...
  75. ncbi request reprint Hospice usage by minorities in the last year of life: results from the National Mortality Followback Survey
    K Allen Greiner
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:970-8. 2003
    ..To examine racial/ethnic variations in rates of hospice use in a national cohort and to identify individual characteristics associated with hospice use...
  76. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the association between disease burden and inappropriate medication use across three cohorts of older adults
    Sally K Rigler
    Department of Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2:239-47. 2004
    ..Frail elderly (FE) adults who are nursing home eligible but are receiving home- and community-based services (HCBS) constitute a distinct group sharing a high disease burden and high levels of medication use with the NF population...
  77. ncbi request reprint Measuring stroke impact with the stroke impact scale: telephone versus mail administration in veterans with stroke
    Pamela Duncan
    Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center, HSR and D, and RR and D Center of Excellence, Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, Florida 32608 1197, USA
    Med Care 43:507-15. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine response rate, mode effects, and reliability of the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS) in a veteran stroke population using mail and telephone modes of administration...
  78. ncbi request reprint Measuring stroke impact with SIS: construct validity of SIS telephone administration
    Sooyeon Kwon
    Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center RORC, HSR and D and RR and D Center of Excellence, Department of Veterans Affair, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
    Qual Life Res 15:367-76. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the construct validity of the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS) using telephone mode of administration...
  79. pmc Religion, spirituality, and health status in geriatric outpatients
    Timothy P Daaleman
    Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7595, USA
    Ann Fam Med 2:49-53. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the interaction of religion and spirituality with self-reported health status in a community-dwelling geriatric population...
  80. ncbi request reprint Gains in distance walking in a 3-month follow-up poststroke: what changes?
    Patricia S Pohl
    University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 18:30-6. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine if the amelioration of stroke-related neuromuscular impairments, improved cardiovascular fitness, or better balance contributed to gains in distance walking...
  81. ncbi request reprint Urban-rural patterns of increasing antidepressant use among nursing facility residents
    Sally K Rigler
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS 66160 7117, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 4:67-73. 2003
    ..To characterize changing patterns of antidepressant use in nursing facilities across the urban-rural continuum during the mid-1990s...
  82. ncbi request reprint Impaired grip force modulation in the ipsilesional hand after unilateral middle cerebral artery stroke
    Barbara M Quaney
    Landon Center on Aging, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 19:338-49. 2005
    ..These results warrant further investigation of altered sensorimotor processing or compensatory biomechanical strategies that may lead to inaccurate grip force execution after strokes...
  83. ncbi request reprint Magnitude and patterns of decline in health and function in 1 year affect subsequent 5-year survival
    Subashan Perera
    University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:894-900. 2005
    ..This study assessed the magnitude and patterns of change occurring in 1 year in six measures of health and function and estimated the effects on survival for 5 years...
  84. ncbi request reprint Influence of stroke-related impairments on performance in 6-minute walk test
    Patricia S Pohl
    Center on Aging, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66160 7601, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 39:439-44. 2002
    ..Neuromuscular impairments poststroke contribute to diminished performance in the 6-minute walk test. Pulse and blood pressure pre- and posttesting can indicate cardiovascular stress...