Christine S Ritchie

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Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Living with an aging parent: "It was a beautiful invitation"
    Christine S Ritchie
    Birmingham Atlanta Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    JAMA 306:746-53. 2011
  2. doi request reprint The E-coach transition support computer telephony implementation study: protocol of a randomized trial
    Christine Ritchie
    University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 33:1172-9. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Ethical and medicolegal issues related to percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement
    Christine S Ritchie
    Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, UAB Center for Palliative CareBirmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 17:805-15. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Unintentional weight loss predicts decline in activities of daily living function and life-space mobility over 4 years among community-dwelling older adults
    Christine S Ritchie
    Department of Medicine Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:67-75. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Association between aspects of oral health-related quality of life and body mass index in community-dwelling older adults
    Sonia K Makhija
    Department of Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1808-16. 2007
  6. pmc Patterns of prophylactic gastrostomy tube placement in head and neck cancer patients: a consideration of the significance of social support and practice variation
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Laryngoscope 123:1918-25. 2013
  7. pmc Reliability and predictive validity of energy intake measures from the 24-hour dietary recalls of homebound older adults
    Yanhui Sun
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:773-8. 2010
  8. pmc Undernutrition at baseline and health services utilization and mortality over a 1-year period in older adults receiving Medicare home health services
    Yongbin Yang
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 12:287-94. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Gastrostomy tube placement and use in patients with head and neck cancer
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Head Neck 34:422-8. 2012
  10. pmc Disruptions in the organization of meal preparation and consumption among older cancer patients and their family caregivers
    Julie L Locher
    University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    Psychooncology 19:967-74. 2010

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Publications43

  1. pmc Living with an aging parent: "It was a beautiful invitation"
    Christine S Ritchie
    Birmingham Atlanta Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    JAMA 306:746-53. 2011
    ..We describe the physician's ongoing role in caring for and advising both the older parent and the adult children during common stages of multigenerational living: before the move and during coresidency and subsequent care transitions...
  2. doi request reprint The E-coach transition support computer telephony implementation study: protocol of a randomized trial
    Christine Ritchie
    University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 33:1172-9. 2012
    ..Telemonitoring has been considered as an approach to enhance care transition support, but many telemonitoring systems require special equipment or web-based interfaces to interact with patients and caregivers...
  3. ncbi request reprint Ethical and medicolegal issues related to percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement
    Christine S Ritchie
    Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, UAB Center for Palliative CareBirmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 17:805-15. 2007
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Unintentional weight loss predicts decline in activities of daily living function and life-space mobility over 4 years among community-dwelling older adults
    Christine S Ritchie
    Department of Medicine Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:67-75. 2008
    ..We sought to study the relationship between BMI and weight loss on the rate of decline in ADL function and life-space mobility over a 4-year period among older African Americans and whites...
  5. ncbi request reprint Association between aspects of oral health-related quality of life and body mass index in community-dwelling older adults
    Sonia K Makhija
    Department of Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1808-16. 2007
    ..To investigate whether underweight, normal-weight, overweight, and obese older adults differ in aspects of their oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL)...
  6. pmc Patterns of prophylactic gastrostomy tube placement in head and neck cancer patients: a consideration of the significance of social support and practice variation
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Laryngoscope 123:1918-25. 2013
    ....
  7. pmc Reliability and predictive validity of energy intake measures from the 24-hour dietary recalls of homebound older adults
    Yanhui Sun
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:773-8. 2010
    ....
  8. pmc Undernutrition at baseline and health services utilization and mortality over a 1-year period in older adults receiving Medicare home health services
    Yongbin Yang
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 12:287-94. 2011
    ..We sought to identify the association between baseline nutritional status and subsequent health service utilization and mortality over a 1-year period in older adults receiving Medicare home health services...
  9. doi request reprint Gastrostomy tube placement and use in patients with head and neck cancer
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Head Neck 34:422-8. 2012
    ..This study describes the frequency and timing of gastrostomy tube placement and corresponding Medicare nutritional support claims in patients with head and neck cancer...
  10. pmc Disruptions in the organization of meal preparation and consumption among older cancer patients and their family caregivers
    Julie L Locher
    University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    Psychooncology 19:967-74. 2010
    ..The purpose of this paper is to analyze the social organization of caring as gendered work as it relates to meal preparation and consumption activities surrounding older adult cancer patients and their caregivers...
  11. pmc Symptom burden predicts nursing home admissions among older adults
    Kendra D Sheppard
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:591-7. 2013
    ..Symptom burden has been associated with functional decline in community-dwelling older adults and may be responsive to interventions. Known predictors of nursing home (NH) admission are often nonmodifiable...
  12. pmc Increased likelihood of long-term gastrostomy tube dependence in head and neck cancer survivors without partners
    J Scott Magnuson
    Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Head Neck 35:420-5. 2013
    ..We evaluated factors associated with long-term dependence on percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes...
  13. doi request reprint Prophylactic percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement in treatment of head and neck cancer: a comprehensive review and call for evidence-based medicine
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 35:365-74. 2011
    ..PEG tube placement, however, is not without risks...
  14. pmc A multidimensional approach to understanding under-eating in homebound older adults: the importance of social factors
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    Gerontologist 48:223-34. 2008
    ..The focus of the study was on identifying potentially modifiable factors amenable to social and behavioral interventions...
  15. ncbi request reprint Life-space mobility predicts nursing home admission over 6 years
    Kendra D Sheppard
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Aging Health 25:907-20. 2013
    ..To explore the association between baseline life-space mobility and nursing home (NH) admission among community-dwelling older adults over 6 years...
  16. pmc A theoretically based Behavioral Nutrition Intervention for Community Elders at high risk: the B-NICE randomized controlled clinical trial
    Julie L Locher
    Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 30:384-402. 2011
    ....
  17. pmc Body mass index, weight loss, and mortality in community-dwelling older adults
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:1389-92. 2007
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint The contribution of social factors to undereating in older adults with cancer
    Julie L Locher
    University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Palliative Care, Department of Healthcare Organization and Policy, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    J Support Oncol 7:168-73. 2009
    ..Many of these behaviors are potentially modifiable with appropriate education, communication, and intervention...
  19. ncbi request reprint The relationship between sociodemographic factors and oral health-related quality of life in dentate and edentulous community-dwelling older adults
    Sonia K Makhija
    Department of Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1701-12. 2006
    ..To quantify the associations between sociodemographic factors and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in dentate and edentulous community-dwelling older adults...
  20. doi request reprint A conceptual framework for understanding chronic pain in patients with HIV
    Jessica S Merlin
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, U S A Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, U S A
    Pain Pract 14:207-16. 2014
    ..To develop this new area of inquiry, we propose an adapted biopsychosocial framework specifically for chronic pain in HIV. This framework will describe these relationships and serve as a conceptual framework for future investigations...
  21. doi request reprint Creation of an interprofessional clinical experience for healthcare professions trainees in a nursing home setting
    Channing R Ford
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    Med Teach 35:544-8. 2013
    ..This paper outlines how this program was developed, methods used for program evaluation, and how the outcome data influenced program revisions. ..
  22. pmc Nondisease-specific problems and all-cause mortality in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study
    C Barrett Bowling
    Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:739-46. 2013
    ..To evaluate the association between six nondisease-specific problems (problems that cross multiple domains of health) and mortality in middle-aged and older adults...
  23. ncbi request reprint Pain and pain medication use in community-dwelling older adults
    Patricia Sawyer
    Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 2041, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 4:316-24. 2006
    ..Pain is a common symptom and significant problem for older adults; up to one half of community-dwelling older adults have pain that interferes with normal function...
  24. pmc Trajectories of life-space mobility after hospitalization
    Cynthia J Brown
    Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 11G, 700 South 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Ann Intern Med 150:372-8. 2009
    ..It may be a more accurate measure of mobility in older adults because it reflects participation in society as well as physical ability...
  25. pmc Predictors of in-hospital mortality among hospitalized nursing home residents: an analysis of the National Hospital Discharge Surveys 2005-2006
    Amiya A Ahmed
    Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:52-8. 2010
    ..To determine the demographic and clinical predictors of in-hospital mortality among hospitalized nursing home (NH) residents...
  26. pmc The effects of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 on home health and hospice in older adult cancer patients
    Meredith L Kilgore
    University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, Center for Aging, USA
    Med Care 47:279-85. 2009
    ..Home health and hospice services can constitute important elements in the continuum of care for older adults diagnosed with cancer. The Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 included provisions affecting those services...
  27. pmc Ethical issues involving research conducted with homebound older adults
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CH19 219, 1530 3 Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Gerontologist 46:160-4. 2006
    ..This may be accomplished especially through clear communication during the informed consent process with participants and in scientific communication with colleagues...
  28. pmc Social isolation, support, and capital and nutritional risk in an older sample: ethnic and gender differences
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 219 Community Health Services Building, 933 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    Soc Sci Med 60:747-61. 2005
    ..This research has implications for nutritional policies directed towards older adults...
  29. pmc The effect of the presence of others on caloric intake in homebound older adults
    Julie L Locher
    219N Community Health Services Building, 933 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1475-8. 2005
    ..Undernutrition in homebound older adults is a significant problem. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the presence of others, both within the household and during meals, on caloric intake in homebound older adults...
  30. pmc Pain, mood, and substance abuse in HIV: implications for clinic visit utilization, antiretroviral therapy adherence, and virologic failure
    Jessica S Merlin
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 61:164-70. 2012
    ..Our objective was to investigate the relationship between pain, alone and in the context of mood disorders and substance abuse, on clinic utilization, antiretroviral therapy adherence, and virologic suppression...
  31. doi request reprint Surgeons' attitudes and practices in the utilization of palliative and supportive care services for patients with a sudden advanced illness
    Lauren B Tilden
    Birmingham Atlanta VA Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Palliat Med 12:1037-42. 2009
    ....
  32. pmc Patterns and predictors of home health and hospice use by older adults with cancer
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1206-11. 2006
    ..To describe patterns of home health and hospice use by older cancer patients and a comparison group of older persons without cancer. To identify predictors of home care and hospice utilization...
  33. ncbi request reprint Sarcopenia, weight loss, and nutritional frailty in the elderly
    Connie W Bales
    Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Durham VA Medical Center and Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Annu Rev Nutr 22:309-23. 2002
    ..Whereas the multiple causes of nutritional frailty are not completely understood, clinical interventions for weight loss, sarcopenia, and cytokine alterations have been used with modest success...
  34. ncbi request reprint The role of endoscopically placed feeding or decompression tubes
    Stephen A McClave
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 550 South Jackson Street, KY 40202, USA
    Gastroenterol Clin North Am 35:83-100. 2006
    ..Only minor modifications of the basic technique used for PEG placement for nutritional purposes are required to adapt the technique to a variety of other applications in palliative care...
  35. ncbi request reprint Nutrition as a mediator in the relation between oral and systemic disease: associations between specific measures of adult oral health and nutrition outcomes
    Christine S Ritchie
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Health Policy, University of Louisville, and Louisville VA Medical Center, KY 40202, USA
    Crit Rev Oral Biol Med 13:291-300. 2002
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Part II. Common nutritional issues in older adults
    Christine S Ritchie
    Department of Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky, USA
    Dis Mon 48:713-24. 2002
  37. ncbi request reprint Oral health, taste, and olfaction
    Christine S Ritchie
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Health Policy, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 18:709-17. 2002
    ..Multidisciplinary studies will be required to understand how to improve nutrition through manipulation of oral characteristics, taste, and smell...
  38. pmc From Bedside to Bench: summary from the American Geriatrics Society/National Institute on Aging Research Conference on Comorbidity and Multiple Morbidity in Older Adults
    Cynthia M Boyd
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Aging Clin Exp Res 20:181-8. 2008
    ..Next steps recommended include continuing clarification of terms and conceptual approaches, consideration of developing and improving measures, as well as developing new research directions...
  39. ncbi request reprint Prognostication in hospice care: can the palliative performance scale help?
    Barbara Head
    Program for Advanced Chronic Illness and End of Life Care, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:492-502. 2005
    ..Prognostic information facilitates more realistic decision making regarding ongoing treatment, fosters risk-benefit considerations of specific interventions, and contributes to appropriate utilization of health care services...
  40. ncbi request reprint Kentucky's palliative care report card
    Barbara Head
    University of Louisville Health Sciences Center, Louisville, KY, USA
    J Ky Med Assoc 102:57-65. 2004
    ..This manuscript explores Kentucky's deficiencies and accomplishments related to the Last Acts evaluation and addresses opportunities for improving end-of-life care across the Commonwealth...
  41. ncbi request reprint Does use of CAM for specific health problems increase with reduced access to care?
    Christine S Ritchie
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Health Policy Research, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    J Med Syst 29:143-53. 2005
    ..74). Perceptions of inadequate access to health care may contribute to utilization of CAM therapies; such therapies in this instance appear to be used as an alternative to mainstream medicine...
  42. ncbi request reprint An examination of the moderating effect of treatment with anti-depressants on the association of heart disease with depression in males with type 2 diabetes attending a Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    Thomas S Higgins
    School of Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 75:220-8. 2007
    ..To examine the association of heart disease with depression and the impact of treatment with anti-depressants on this association in older males with type 2 diabetes...
  43. ncbi request reprint Nutrition, inflammation, and periodontal disease
    Christine S Ritchie
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Health Policy, University of Louisville, and the Louisville VA Medical Center, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Nutrition 19:475-6. 2003