Rebecca E Ready

Summary

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Validity of informant reports about AD and MCI patients' memory
    Rebecca E Ready
    University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, 121 University Place, Room 513, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 18:11-6. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Factor structure of patient and caregiver ratings on the dementia quality of life instrument
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychology, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 14:144-54. 2007
  3. pmc Quality of Life in Prodromal HD: Qualitative Analyses of Discourse from Participants and Companions
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychology, The University of Massachusetts, Tobin Hall, 135 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Neurol Res Int 2011:958439. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint "Passageless" administration of the Nelson-Denny Reading Comprehension Test: associations with IQ and reading skills
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    J Learn Disabil 46:377-84. 2013
  5. pmc Emotional complexity and emotional well-being in older adults: risks of high neuroticism
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychology, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
    Aging Ment Health 16:17-26. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Apolipoprotein E-e4, processing speed, and white matter volume in a genetically enriched sample of midlife adults
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 01003, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 26:463-8. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Age differences in the organization of emotion knowledge: effects involving valence and time frame
    Rebecca E Ready
    University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Department of Psychology, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Psychol Aging 21:726-36. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Integrating patient and informant reports on the Cornell-Brown Quality-of-Life Scale
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 22:528-34. 2007
  9. pmc Patient and caregiver quality of life in Huntington's disease
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Mov Disord 23:721-6. 2008
  10. pmc Emotional complexity in younger, midlife, and older adults
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Psychol Aging 23:928-33. 2008

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Validity of informant reports about AD and MCI patients' memory
    Rebecca E Ready
    University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, 121 University Place, Room 513, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 18:11-6. 2004
    ..Results of this study will aid in selecting informants who can provide the most accurate data about memory disorder patients and will aid in the development of protocols for clinical trials for dementia prevention and treatment...
  2. ncbi request reprint Factor structure of patient and caregiver ratings on the dementia quality of life instrument
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychology, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 14:144-54. 2007
    ..Thus, data from patients demonstrated a factor structure that was highly consistent with caregiver report data and conformed to meaningful psychological constructs...
  3. pmc Quality of Life in Prodromal HD: Qualitative Analyses of Discourse from Participants and Companions
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychology, The University of Massachusetts, Tobin Hall, 135 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Neurol Res Int 2011:958439. 2011
    ..Relationships, employment, and coping with HD reflected both positivity and negativity. Participants and companions spoke of the future with different concerns. Applicability of findings to the clinical management of HD are discussed...
  4. ncbi request reprint "Passageless" administration of the Nelson-Denny Reading Comprehension Test: associations with IQ and reading skills
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    J Learn Disabil 46:377-84. 2013
    ....
  5. pmc Emotional complexity and emotional well-being in older adults: risks of high neuroticism
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychology, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
    Aging Ment Health 16:17-26. 2012
    ..Overall, high neuroticism may be a greater liability for poor emotion outcomes for older and perhaps for midlife adults than for younger persons. Clinical and theoretical implications of this conclusion are discussed...
  6. doi request reprint Apolipoprotein E-e4, processing speed, and white matter volume in a genetically enriched sample of midlife adults
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 01003, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 26:463-8. 2011
    ..Lesser white matter volume was significantly correlated with slower processing speed. Processing speed and changes in white matter volume might be indicators of preclinical decline in AD...
  7. ncbi request reprint Age differences in the organization of emotion knowledge: effects involving valence and time frame
    Rebecca E Ready
    University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Department of Psychology, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Psychol Aging 21:726-36. 2006
    ..The discussion focuses on the manner in which age differences in the schematic organization of emotion knowledge might contribute to age differences in the self-concept, affective processing, and emotional experience...
  8. doi request reprint Integrating patient and informant reports on the Cornell-Brown Quality-of-Life Scale
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 22:528-34. 2007
    ..This study contributes to a growing line of research that recommends integrating patient and informant perspectives to achieve the most complete assessment of quality of life...
  9. pmc Patient and caregiver quality of life in Huntington's disease
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Mov Disord 23:721-6. 2008
    ..Clinical implications of results are discussed. Future work is needed because subjective QOL is an important outcome measure in therapeutic trials...
  10. pmc Emotional complexity in younger, midlife, and older adults
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Psychol Aging 23:928-33. 2008
    ..Recommendations and considerations for future research are discussed, including, for example, within- versus cross-domain ideas of emotional complexity...
  11. doi request reprint Emotion in younger and older adults: retrospective and prospective associations with sleep and physical activity
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Exp Aging Res 35:348-68. 2009
    ..Implications for emotional well-being across the life span are discussed...
  12. ncbi request reprint Age-group differences in facets of positive and negative affect
    R E Ready
    Department of Psychology, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
    Aging Ment Health 15:784-95. 2011
    ..The current study advances this work by comparing the factor structure of facets of PA and NA in older and younger adults using exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses...
  13. ncbi request reprint Insight and cognitive impairment: effects on quality-of-life reports from mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease patients
    Rebecca E Ready
    University of Massachusetts, Department of Psychology, Amherst 01003, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 21:242-8. 2006
    ..Thus, even when patient insight is intact, patient reports are unlikely to agree with caregiver reports. Patient and caregiver reports about patient QOL may represent 2 unique, yet potentially valid, perspectives...
  14. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric patient and informant reports of patient behavior
    Rebecca E Ready
    The University Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Pers 73:1-22. 2005
    ..Low patient-informant agreement may be due to informants having relatively less detailed knowledge of patient behavior over time or patients not reporting accurately about certain behaviors...
  15. ncbi request reprint Factor analysis of the frontal systems behavior scale (FrSBe)
    Julie C Stout
    Department of Psychology, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405 7007, USA
    Assessment 10:79-85. 2003
    ..The FrSBe factor structure supports its utility for assessing both the severity of the three frontal syndromes in aggregate and separately...
  16. doi request reprint Emotion and executive functioning: the effect of normal mood states on fluency tasks
    Janessa O Carvalho
    University of Massachusetts, Department of Psychology, Tobin Hall, 135 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 32:225-30. 2010
    ..Variations in everyday PA may be associated with cognitive performance, whereas greater shifts in NA might be needed to establish associations with executive functioning...
  17. ncbi request reprint Response bias in "remembering" emotional stimuli: a new perspective on age differences
    Aycan Kapucu
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Tobin Hall, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 34:703-11. 2008
    ....
  18. pmc The structure and validity of self-reported affect in mild cognitive impairment and mild Alzheimer's disease
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychology, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:887-98. 2011
    ..This study determined the reliability, validity, and factor structure of self-report emotions in persons with mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) relative to controls...
  19. ncbi request reprint Correspondence of psychiatric patient and informant ratings of personality traits, temperament, and interpersonal problems
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, USA
    Psychol Assess 14:39-49. 2002
    ..This conclusion runs counter to the intuitively appealing notion that psychopathology has a detrimental effect on self-awareness...
  20. doi request reprint Young adult attitudes about Alzheimer's disease
    Tessa S Lundquist
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 23:267-73. 2008
    ..Younger persons may realize a greater need to support persons with Alzheimer's disease if they have been personally affected by the disease through a close relationship...
  21. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychological predictors of everyday memory and everyday functioning in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease
    Deborah A Cahn-Weiner
    Brown Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 16:84-9. 2003
    ..Helping caregivers distinguish between these two abilities may result in more accurate reporting of patients' impairments...
  22. ncbi request reprint Apathy and executive dysfunction in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer disease
    Rebecca E Ready
    Brown Medical School Department of Psychiatry, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Medical Rehabilitation, Pawtucket, RI 02860, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 11:222-8. 2003
    ..Apathy, executive dysfunction, and disinhibition are common in AD, but these behaviors have not been studied in MCI...
  23. ncbi request reprint Patient versus informant perspectives of Quality of Life in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's disease
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychiatry, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:256-65. 2004
    ..Furthermore, there is little data to indicate whether or not mildly impaired patients can provide self-report QOL data or if informant reports are needed...
  24. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in dementia
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Neurology, Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket, RI 02860, USA
    Med Health R I 85:216-8. 2002
  25. ncbi request reprint The Cornell-Brown Scale for Quality of Life in dementia
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 16:109-15. 2002
    ..Reliability and validity were not adversely affected by patient cognitive impairment. Thus, preliminary data indicate that the Cornell-Brown Scale for Quality of Life is a brief, easily administered, reliable, and valid measure of QOL...
  26. pmc Prediction of on-road driving performance in patients with early Alzheimer's disease
    Laura B Brown
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:94-8. 2005
    ..Physicians and family members frequently are asked to provide information about driving ability in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), yet there has been little research on the validity of their assessments of driving performance...
  27. ncbi request reprint Amnestic behavior in dementia: symptoms to assist in early detection and diagnosis
    Rebecca E Ready
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University School of Medicine, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:32-7. 2003
    ..This study evaluated two amnestic behavior changes (repetitive questioning and repetitive actions) to determine their utility in screening for early dementia...
  28. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric patient- and informant-reported personality: predicting concurrent and future behavior
    Rebecca E Ready
    Brown Medical School, USA
    Assessment 9:361-72. 2002
    ..Thus, both patient and informant reports of personality contribute importantly to prediction of behavior, and predictive ability is stable across time...