Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
- Pessimism, age, and cancer mortalityR Schulz
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
Psychol Aging 11:304-9. 1996....
- Stability and change in older adults' social contact and social support: the Cardiovascular Health StudyL M Martire
Department of Psychiatry and University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, USA
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 54:S302-11. 1999....
- Caregiving as a risk factor for mortality: the Caregiver Health Effects StudyR Schulz
Department of Psychiatry and University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
JAMA 282:2215-9. 1999....
- Negative and positive health effects of caring for a disabled spouse: longitudinal findings from the caregiver health effects studyS R Beach
University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
Psychol Aging 15:259-71. 2000..Results suggest that caring for a disabled spouse is a complex phenomenon that can have both deleterious and beneficial consequences...
- Mammography and pap smear use by older rural womenD G Ives
Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Public Health Rep 111:244-50. 1996..To compare the characteristics of older women who did and did not have screening mammograms and Pap smears during the first two years both services were a Medicare Part B benefit...
- Gender differences in psychiatric morbidity among family caregivers: a review and analysisJ L Yee
Center for Mental Health Services Research, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
Gerontologist 40:147-64. 2000..Directions for future research and implications for interventions and public policy are discussed...
- Association between depression and mortality in older adults: the Cardiovascular Health StudyR Schulz
Department of Psychiatry, The University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
Arch Intern Med 160:1761-8. 2000..To address these discrepancies, we test this association using the most extensive array of sociodemographic and physical health control variables ever studied, to our knowledge, in a large population-based sample of elderly individuals...
- Feasibility of a dyadic intervention for management of osteoarthritis: a pilot study with older patients and their spousal caregiversL M Martire
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and University Center for Social and Urban Research, 121 University Place, Room 508, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
Aging Ment Health 7:53-60. 2003..The findings of this pilot study point to the utility of a dyadic intervention approach to management of OA in late life...
- The association of late-life depression and anxiety with physical disability: a review of the literature and prospectus for future researchE J Lenze
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 9:113-35. 2001..The authors discuss how these findings inform current concepts of physical disability and discuss the implications for future intervention studies of late-life depression and anxiety disorders...
- Involvement in caregiving and adjustment to death of a spouse: findings from the caregiver health effects studyR Schulz
Department of Psychiatry and University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, 121 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
JAMA 285:3123-9. 2001..Most deaths in the United States occur among older persons who have 1 or more disabling conditions. As a result, many deaths are preceded by an extended period during which family members provide care to their disabled relative...
- Processes and outcomes of care for patients with community-acquired pneumonia: results from the Pneumonia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) cohort studyM J Fine
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Arch Intern Med 159:970-80. 1999....
- Subjective health measures and acute treatment outcomes in geriatric depressionE J Lenze
The Intervention Research Center in Late Life Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:1149-55. 2001..However, successful treatment for depression has been associated with improvement in self-rated health and other health measures...
- Task independence, safety, and adequacy among nondisabled and osteoarthritis-disabled older womenJ C Rogers
Dept of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
Arthritis Rheum 45:410-8. 2001..To examine the constructs of task independence, safety, and adequacy...
- Pilot testing of a question prompt sheet to encourage family caregivers of cancer patients and physicians to discuss end-of-life issuesR S Hebert
Forbes Hospice, West Penn Allegheny Health System, University of Pittsburgh, 115 S Neville Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Am J Hosp Palliat Care 26:24-32. 2009..All caregivers thought that the question prompt sheet was easy to understand and felt comfortable completing it in clinic and the majority reported that the question prompt sheets made it easier for them to ask questions...
- Correlates and prevalence of benzodiazepine use in community-dwelling elderlyP P Gleason
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
J Gen Intern Med 13:243-50. 1998..The high prevalence of OTC sleep aid medication and benzodiazepine use may place the patient at increased risk of psychomotor impairment. Physicians should assess OTC sleep aid medication use when prescribing benzodiazepines...
- Religion, spirituality and the well-being of informal caregivers: a review, critique, and research prospectusR S Hebert
Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Aging Ment Health 10:497-520. 2006..Future studies should be theory driven and utilize psychometrically sound measures of religion/spirituality. Suggestions are provided to help guide future work...
- Pilot study of strategies for effective weight management in type 2 diabetes: Pounds Off with Empowerment (POWER)E J Mayer-Davis
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Fam Community Health 24:27-35. 2001..For purposes of state-of-the-art weight management interventions with diabetics, the addition of formal evaluation did not result in improved outcomes...
- Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of single doses of subcutaneous pegylated human G-CSF mutant (Ro 25-8315) in healthy volunteers: comparison with single and multiple daily doses of filgrastimP Van der Auwera
Departments of PDC1 (Clinical Science) and PDP, F. Hoffmann-LaRoche Ltd, Basel, Switzerland
Am J Hematol 66:245-51. 2001..Pegylation of rhG-CSF mutant results in more desirable pharmacokinetic properties and a longer duration of action with effective increases in ANC and measures of peripheral blood progenitor cell mobilization for at least 1 week...
- [Percutaneous vertebroplasty]J Hierholzer
Kliniken für Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie, Berlin, Germany
Rofo 174:328-34. 2002..To describe the procedure of percutaneous vertebroplasty and to present our first clinical results of patients treated for benign or malignant painful vertebral body disease...
- Measuring symptomatic and functional recovery in patients with community-acquired pneumoniaJ P Metlay
Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
J Gen Intern Med 12:423-30. 1997..Delayed resolution of symptoms is associated with increased utilization of outpatient physician visits...
- Changes in extracranial arteries in obstructive sleep apnoeaR Schulz
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Dept of Internal Medicine, Justus Liebig University, Klinikstr 36, 35392 Giessen, Germany
Eur Respir J 25:69-74. 2005....
- Caregiver cognitive status and potentially harmful caregiver behaviorL S Miller
Department of Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 3013, USA
Aging Ment Health 10:125-33. 2006..Results indicate that compromised cognitive status is common among informal caregivers of impaired elders and that this may adversely influence the quality of care they provide...