Brent J Small

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Affiliation: University of South Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Apolipoprotein E and cognitive performance: a meta-analysis
    Brent J Small
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Psychol Aging 19:592-600. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal trajectories of cognitive change in preclinical Alzheimer's disease: a growth mixture modeling analysis
    Brent J Small
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Cortex 43:826-34. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Catechol-O-methyltransferase genotype modulates cancer treatment-related cognitive deficits in breast cancer survivors
    Brent J Small
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33647, USA
    Cancer 117:1369-76. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Cross-validation of the Florida Cognitive Activities Scale (FCAS) in an Alzheimer's disease research center sample
    John A Schinka
    James A Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 23:9-14. 2010
  5. pmc Meta-analysis of cognitive functioning in breast cancer survivors previously treated with standard-dose chemotherapy
    Heather S L Jim
    Health Outcomes and Behavior Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, MRC PSY, 12902 Magnolia Dr, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:3578-87. 2012
  6. doi request reprint What predicts changes in useful field of view test performance?
    Melissa Lunsman
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Psychol Aging 23:917-27. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Effects of self-directed stress management training and home-based exercise on quality of life in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: a randomized controlled trial
    Paul B Jacobsen
    Division of Population Science, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Psychooncology 22:1229-35. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life in community-dwelling older Whites and African Americans
    Yuri Jang
    University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    J Aging Health 21:336-49. 2009
  9. pmc Cognitive functioning in breast cancer survivors: a controlled comparison
    Heather S L Jim
    Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Cancer 115:1776-83. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint The association between social resources and cognitive change in older adults: evidence from the Charlotte County Healthy Aging Study
    Tiffany F Hughes
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, MHC 1300, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P241-P244. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Apolipoprotein E and cognitive performance: a meta-analysis
    Brent J Small
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Psychol Aging 19:592-600. 2004
    ..The meta-analysis results suggest that APOE-epsilon4 genotype does affect cognitive performance in healthy aging, although the influence is relatively small and specific to certain domains of cognitive performance...
  2. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal trajectories of cognitive change in preclinical Alzheimer's disease: a growth mixture modeling analysis
    Brent J Small
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Cortex 43:826-34. 2007
    ..Finally, persons who were misclassified as preclinical AD had fewer years of education and poorer MMSE scores at baseline...
  3. doi request reprint Catechol-O-methyltransferase genotype modulates cancer treatment-related cognitive deficits in breast cancer survivors
    Brent J Small
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33647, USA
    Cancer 117:1369-76. 2011
    ..The current study examined modification of this risk by catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) genotype based on evidence in adult populations that the presence of a Val allele is associated with poorer cognitive performance...
  4. doi request reprint Cross-validation of the Florida Cognitive Activities Scale (FCAS) in an Alzheimer's disease research center sample
    John A Schinka
    James A Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 23:9-14. 2010
    ....
  5. pmc Meta-analysis of cognitive functioning in breast cancer survivors previously treated with standard-dose chemotherapy
    Heather S L Jim
    Health Outcomes and Behavior Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, MRC PSY, 12902 Magnolia Dr, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:3578-87. 2012
    ..The goal of the current study was to conduct a meta-analysis of cognitive functioning in breast cancer survivors who were treated with chemotherapy ≥ 6 months previously...
  6. doi request reprint What predicts changes in useful field of view test performance?
    Melissa Lunsman
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Psychol Aging 23:917-27. 2008
    ..UFOV and Digit Symbol Substitution subtest, a standard measure of cognitive speed, had similar trajectories of change. The implications of these results are discussed...
  7. doi request reprint Effects of self-directed stress management training and home-based exercise on quality of life in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: a randomized controlled trial
    Paul B Jacobsen
    Division of Population Science, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Psychooncology 22:1229-35. 2013
    ..The present study extends this work by evaluating separate and combined effects of stress management training and home-based exercise...
  8. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life in community-dwelling older Whites and African Americans
    Yuri Jang
    University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    J Aging Health 21:336-49. 2009
    ..They hypothesized that the general well-being factor would be a mediator between physical and mental health in both groups...
  9. pmc Cognitive functioning in breast cancer survivors: a controlled comparison
    Heather S L Jim
    Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Cancer 115:1776-83. 2009
    ..The current study was performed to determine whether neuropsychologic functioning differs in breast cancer survivors 6 months after the completion of adjuvant treatment compared with women without cancer...
  10. ncbi request reprint The association between social resources and cognitive change in older adults: evidence from the Charlotte County Healthy Aging Study
    Tiffany F Hughes
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, MHC 1300, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P241-P244. 2008
    ..The results suggest that social resources may be differentially important for cognitive change but that different cognitive domains respond in a similar pattern to social resources...
  11. pmc Factors associated with breast cancer worry 3 years after completion of adjuvant treatment
    Kristin M Phillips
    Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Psychooncology 22:936-9. 2013
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  12. pmc Utility of a cognitive-behavioral model to predict fatigue following breast cancer treatment
    Kristine A Donovan
    Health Outcomes and Behavior Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Health Psychol 26:464-72. 2007
    ..Findings suggest considerable heterogeneity in the experience of fatigue following treatment and support the utility of a cognitive-behavioral model in predicting the course of posttreatment fatigue...
  13. pmc Cognitive functioning after cancer treatment: a 3-year longitudinal comparison of breast cancer survivors treated with chemotherapy or radiation and noncancer controls
    Kristin M Phillips
    Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Cancer 118:1925-32. 2012
    ..Changes in cognitive functioning over time were compared in breast cancer survivors treated with chemotherapy plus radiotherapy, breast cancer survivors treated with radiotherapy only, and women with no history of cancer...
  14. pmc Improving hospice outcomes through systematic assessment: a clinical trial
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, Center for Hospice, Center for Hospice, Palliative Care and End of Life Studies at USF, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Cancer Nurs 34:89-97. 2011
    ..Systematic assessment is vital to palliative care, but documentation confirming completion of systematic assessment in hospice settings is often inadequate or absent...
  15. ncbi request reprint Changes in cognitive functioning in the year after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
    Sheri R Jacobs
    Health Outcomes and Behavior Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Cancer 110:1560-7. 2007
    ..The current study examined changes in multiple domains of cognitive functioning of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) candidates tested pretransplantation, 6 months posttransplantation, and 12 months posttransplantation...
  16. pmc Genetic predictors of fatigue in prostate cancer patients treated with androgen deprivation therapy: preliminary findings
    Heather S L Jim
    Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 26:1030-6. 2012
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Negative life events and cognitive performance in a population of older adults
    Christopher B Rosnick
    University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA and Brandeis University, Department of Psychology MS 062, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454 USA
    J Aging Health 19:612-29. 2007
    ..This study examined the association between negative life events in the past year and cognitive performance in a population of older adults...
  18. pmc Identifying clinically meaningful fatigue with the Fatigue Symptom Inventory
    Kristine A Donovan
    Health Outcomes and Behavior Program, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 36:480-7. 2008
    ..Findings suggest that the Fatigue Symptom Inventory can be used to discriminate effectively between individuals with and without clinically meaningful fatigue...
  19. pmc Is the effect of reported physical activity on disability mediated by cognitive performance in white and african american older adults?
    Mihaela A Popa
    H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33612 9497, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:4-13. 2009
    ..Reported physical activity plays a key role in the independence of older adults and should be particularly promoted in African Americans and during the entire life course...
  20. pmc Exploring the differential experience of breast cancer treatment-related symptoms: a cluster analytic approach
    Clement K Gwede
    Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and University of South Florida, 12902 Magnolia Drive, MRC CANCONT, Tampa, FL, 33612, USA
    Support Care Cancer 16:925-33. 2008
    ....
  21. pmc Do changes in lifestyle engagement moderate cognitive decline in normal aging? Evidence from the Victoria Longitudinal Study
    Brent J Small
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, MHC1300, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Neuropsychology 26:144-55. 2012
    ..We examine the temporal ordering of changes in lifestyle activities and changes in cognitive neuropsychological performance in older adults...
  22. pmc Cancer patients with pain: the spouse/partner relationship and quality of life
    Mary Ann Morgan
    Cancer Survivorship Program Clinic, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Cancer Nurs 34:13-23. 2011
    ..A diagnosis of cancer affects not only the patient but also his/her spouse/partner. In addition to facing a life-threatening illness, changes in role and financial threats can impact the dyad...
  23. doi request reprint The cognitive change checklist (3CL): cross-validation of a measure of change in everyday cognition
    John A Schinka
    James A Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa, FL, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:266-74. 2010
    ....
  24. pmc Fatigue after treatment for early stage breast cancer: a controlled comparison
    Paul B Jacobsen
    Health Outcomes and Behavior Program, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Cancer 110:1851-9. 2007
    ..The present study sought to determine whether fatigue was greater in women who had completed treatment for early-stage breast cancer relative to a demographically matched comparison group of women with no cancer history...
  25. pmc Tracking cognition-health changes from 55 to 95 years of age
    Brent J Small
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 66:i153-61. 2011
    ..Among the key targets of inquiry in cognitive aging are (1) the description of cognitive changes with advancing age and (2) the association of such cognitive changes with modulating factors in the changing epidemiological context...
  26. pmc Semantic clustering as a neuropsychological predictor for amnestic-MCI
    Michael Malek-Ahmadi
    University of South Florida Byrd Alzheimer s Institute, Tampa, FL, USA
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 18:280-92. 2011
    ..Statistically significant group differences were also present on Trails-B and WAIS-R Digit Symbol performance (p < .001). Overall, these data indicate that deficits in semantic clustering are present in aMCI patients...
  27. ncbi request reprint Apolipoprotein E and cognition in community-based samples of African Americans and Caucasians
    Amy R Borenstein
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, MDC 56, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612 3805, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:9-15. 2006
    ..Among Caucasians, APOE-epsilon4 carriers performed more poorly on three of the five tests. We also report a considerably higher frequency of the APOE-epsilon4 allele in our African-American sample compared to other US-based studies...
  28. doi request reprint Quality of life outcomes in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors: a controlled comparison
    Kristin M Phillips
    Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA
    Support Care Cancer 21:1097-103. 2013
    ..Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are now standard treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). While TKIs have less toxicity than previous treatments, they have side effects that can impact quality of life (QOL)...
  29. pmc History of major depressive disorder prospectively predicts worse quality of life in women with breast cancer
    Heather S L Jim
    Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, 33612 FL, USA
    Ann Behav Med 43:402-8. 2012
    ..Data are scarce about whether past history of major depressive disorder in the absence of current depression places breast cancer patients at risk for worse quality of life...
  30. ncbi request reprint Using the COPE intervention for family caregivers to improve symptoms of hospice homecare patients: a clinical trial
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 34:313-21. 2007
    ..To test an intervention for hospice caregivers designed to help them better manage symptoms experienced by patients with cancer...
  31. pmc Lagged relationships among sleep disturbance, fatigue, and depressed mood during chemotherapy
    Heather S L Jim
    Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Health Psychol 32:768-74. 2013
    ..The aim of the current study was to examine lagged changes among daily symptoms during platinum-based chemotherapy...
  32. doi request reprint Effects of self-directed stress management training and home-based exercise on stress management skills in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy
    Kristin M Phillips
    Division of Population Science, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, 12902 Magnolia Drive, MRC PSY, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Stress Health 28:368-75. 2012
    ..05). This study provides support for including an exercise component in SM interventions for cancer patients receiving chemotherapy (clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT00740038)...
  33. pmc The diagnostic value of controlled oral word association test-FAS and category fluency in single-domain amnestic mild cognitive impairment
    Michael Malek-Ahmadi
    University of South Florida Byrd Alzheimer s Institute, Tampa, Fla, USA
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 32:235-40. 2011
    ..However, the clinical utility of these fluency measures is unclear. The aim of this study was to determine what, if any, diagnostic value letter and category fluency provide in differentiating single-domain aMCI from normal cognition...
  34. pmc Cognitive functioning after adjuvant chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy for early-stage breast carcinoma
    Kristine A Donovan
    Psychosocial and Palliative Care Program, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Cancer 104:2499-507. 2005
    ..The present study was conducted to examine whether there are differences in cognitive performance and cognitive complaints between women treated with and without chemotherapy for TNM Stage 0 to II breast carcinoma...
  35. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal predictors of driving cessation among older adults from the ACTIVE clinical trial
    Jerri D Edwards
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P6-12. 2008
    ..Implications are that assessments of cognitive speed of processing can provide valuable information about the subsequent risk of driving cessation...
  36. pmc A pilot study of hereditary breast and ovarian knowledge among a multiethnic group of Hispanic women with a personal or family history of cancer
    Susan T Vadaparampil
    Health Outcomes and Behavior Program, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 14:99-106. 2010
    ..To examine knowledge about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) among Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban women...
  37. ncbi request reprint Cognitive deficits in preclinical Alzheimer's disease
    Brent J Small
    Department of Gerontology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Acta Neurol Scand Suppl 179:29-33. 2003
    ..In addition to increasing our theoretical understanding of AD development, research on cognition in preclinical AD contributes to the identification of persons at risk of developing AD for purposes of intervention...
  38. ncbi request reprint Impact of coping skills intervention with family caregivers of hospice patients with cancer: a randomized clinical trial
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Cancer 106:214-22. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether hospice plus a coping skill training intervention improved family caregivers' QOL, burden, coping, and mastery, compared with hospice plus emotional support, and usual hospice care...
  39. ncbi request reprint Early identification of cognitive deficits: preclinical Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment
    Brent J Small
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    Geriatrics 62:19-23. 2007
    ..After describing the diagnostic criteria and dementia outcomes associated with MCI, this article discusses several challenges to the study of cognitive impairment before the diagnosis of AD...
  40. ncbi request reprint The role of mastery and social resources in the associations between disability and depression in later life
    Yuri Jang
    Institute on Aging, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Gerontologist 42:807-13. 2002
    ..The present study assessed the impacts of mastery and social resources (social network, social support, and satisfaction with support) on depression and, in particular, whether they modify the link between disability and depression...
  41. pmc Comparing the retrospective reports of fatigue using the Fatigue Symptom Index with daily diary ratings in women receiving chemotherapy for gynecologic cancer
    Kristin M Phillips
    Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:282-8. 2013
    ..g., over the past week). It is unknown how such retrospective recall of fatigue correlates with daily ratings among people receiving chemotherapy...
  42. pmc Individual differences in well-being in older breast cancer survivors
    Elizabeth A Perkins
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, MHC 1308, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 62:74-83. 2007
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Terminal decline and cognitive performance in very old age: does cause of death matter?
    Brent J Small
    Department of Gerontology, University of South Florida, Tampa 33620, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:193-202. 2003
    ..Cause of death failed to modify the magnitude of the cross-sectional and longitudinal deficits. The pattern of results point to the general nature of this phenomenon...
  44. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and costs of two forms of stress management training for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy
    Paul B Jacobsen
    H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Clin Oncol 20:2851-62. 2002
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Symptom distress and quality of life in patients with cancer newly admitted to hospice home care
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FA, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 29:1421-8. 2002
    ..To evaluate the relationships between quality of life (QOL) and symptom distress, pain intensity, dyspnea intensity, and constipation intensity in people with advanced cancer who were newly admitted to hospice home care...
  46. ncbi request reprint Training pain resource nurses: changes in their knowledge and attitudes
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 32:835-42. 2005
    ..To determine the changes in knowledge and attitudes of pain resource nurses (PRNs) as a result of an intensive pain management course...
  47. doi request reprint Cognitive impairment in men treated with luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonists for prostate cancer: a controlled comparison
    Heather S L Jim
    Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive MRC PSY, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Support Care Cancer 18:21-7. 2010
    ..The purpose of the current study was to compare rates of clinically significant cognitive impairment in men treated with LHRH agonists to a matched sample of healthy men without cancer...
  48. doi request reprint The value of massage therapy in cancer care
    Cynthia D Myers
    Integrative Medicine, Health Outcomes and Behavior Program, Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, MRC PSY, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 22:649-60, viii. 2008
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Predictors of six-month survival among patients with dementia: an evaluation of hospice Medicare guidelines
    Ronald S Schonwetter
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine, LifePath Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 20:105-13. 2003
    ..Broader issues in improving access to hospice care for dementia patients are discussed...
  50. pmc NT-020, a natural therapeutic approach to optimize spatial memory performance and increase neural progenitor cell proliferation and decrease inflammation in the aged rat
    S Acosta
    Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair, USFHealth, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Rejuvenation Res 13:581-8. 2010
    ..In sum, NT-020 may promote health, proliferation, and maintenance of neurons in the age animals and exert antiinflammatory actions that promote function in the aged stem cell niche...
  51. ncbi request reprint Determinants of a sense of mastery in African American and White older adults
    Yuri Jang
    Institute on Aging, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:S221-4. 2003
    ..This study compares determinants of a sense of mastery in African American and White older adults...
  52. pmc Perceived discrimination and psychological well-being: the mediating and moderating role of sense of control
    Yuri Jang
    Department of Aging and Mental Health, Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa 33612, USA
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 66:213-27. 2008
    ..The findings elucidated the mechanisms by which perceived discrimination manifested its psychological outcomes, and suggest ways to reduce adverse consequences associated with discriminatory experiences...
  53. ncbi request reprint Stability and change in adult personality over 6 years: findings from the Victoria Longitudinal Study
    Brent J Small
    Department of Gerontology, University of South Florida, Tampa 33620, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:P166-76. 2003
    ..Our study of 6-year personality development provided both (a). a confirmation of early significant stability findings and (b). unique evidence for significant individual differences in late adulthood...
  54. pmc Comparing effects of kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, and non-surgical management in a systematic review of randomized and non-randomized controlled studies
    Ioannis D Papanastassiou
    H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, NeuroOncology Program and Department of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedics, University of South Florida College of Medicine, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL, 33647, USA
    Eur Spine J 21:1826-43. 2012
    ..To determine if differences in safety or efficacy exist between balloon kyphoplasty (BKP), vertebroplasty (VP) and non-surgical management (NSM) for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs)...
  55. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal models of growth and survival applied to the early detection of Alzheimer's disease
    John J McArdle
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90089, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 18:234-41. 2005
    ..The accuracy and reliability of this approach is considered for a better understanding of the developmental course of AD in these data, including the potential removal of biases due to subject selection...
  56. pmc Systematic review and meta-analysis of psychological and activity-based interventions for cancer-related fatigue
    Paul B Jacobsen
    Health Outcomes and Behavior Program, Moffitt Cancer Center and University of South Florida, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa FL 33612, USA
    Health Psychol 26:660-7. 2007
    ..Fatigue is among the most common and distressing symptoms experienced by cancer patients...
  57. ncbi request reprint A preclinical phase in vascular dementia: cognitive impairment three years before diagnosis
    Sari Jones
    Aging Research Center, Division of Geriatric Epidemiology, Neurotec, Karolinska Institutet, and Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, Stockholm, Sweden
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 18:233-9. 2004
    ..This observation suggests that circulatory disturbance is associated with cognitive problems several years before the actual VaD diagnosis...
  58. ncbi request reprint The influence of APOE status on episodic and semantic memory: data from a population-based study
    Lars Göran Nilsson
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Neuropsychology 20:645-57. 2006
    ..On the basis of the data obtained, the authors argue that analyses of the effect of specific genes in cognition should be accompanied by assessment of performance at a specific level, with due attention to the individual's age...
  59. ncbi request reprint Impact of breast cancer survivorship on quality of life in older women
    Claire Robb
    Department of Health Administration, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 7396, USA
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 62:84-91. 2007
    ..Results suggest a need for greater attention to promoting functioning and psychological well-being among older cancer survivors, even when they may not have obvious cancer-related medical complications...
  60. ncbi request reprint Influences of preclinical dementia and impending death on the magnitude of age-related cognitive deficits
    Lars Backman
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden
    Psychol Aging 17:435-42. 2002
    ..This pattern of findings suggests that the biological aging process exerts negative influences on cognitive functioning beyond those resulting from disease and mortality...
  61. ncbi request reprint It's never too late to engage in lifestyle activities: significant concurrent but not change relationships between lifestyle activities and cognitive speed
    Allison A M Bielak
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, PO Box 3050 STN CSC, Victoria BC V8W 3P5, Canada
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:P331-9. 2007
    ..Findings suggest that activity level at one point in time may be a more important predictor of cognition than an individual's changes in activity level...
  62. ncbi request reprint Recent clinical-pathologic research on the causes of dementia in late life: update from the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study
    Lon White
    Honolulu Asia Aging Study, Kuakini Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 18:224-7. 2005
    ..The results suggest that clinical diagnosis of dementia made during life may fail to reflect the pathogenic complexity of this condition in very elderly persons...
  63. ncbi request reprint Cognitive deficits in preclinical Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia: patterns of findings from the Kungsholmen Project
    Lars Backman
    Karolinska Institutet, Aging Research Center, S 113 30 Stockholm, Sweden
    Physiol Behav 92:80-6. 2007
    ..In order to improve group classification, future research should consider combining cognitive markers with preclinical indicators from other domains (e.g., biological, clinical, social, genetic) into multivariate prediction models...
  64. ncbi request reprint Rate of cognitive decline in preclinical Alzheimer's disease: the role of comorbidity
    Lars Backman
    Aging Research Center at the Karolinska Institute and Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:P228-36. 2003
    ..A possible exception to this pattern is that an increasing number of concomitant health conditions may exacerbate the rate of cognitive decline during the final portion of the preclinical phase in AD...
  65. ncbi request reprint Corpus callosum in neurodegenerative diseases: findings in Parkinson's disease
    Katie Wiltshire
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 20:345-51. 2005
    ..80, -2.18 to -1.43). We conclude that PD and PDD patients do not have callosal atrophy in contrast to other neurodegenerative diseases, including AD. Callosal atrophy was correlated with dementia severity in patients with AD but not PDD...
  66. ncbi request reprint Similar patterns of cognitive deficits in the preclinical phases of vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease
    Erika Jonsson Laukka
    Aging Research Center, Division of Geriatric Epidemiology, Neurotec, Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 10:382-91. 2004
    ..These results extend previous findings of similar patterns of cognitive deficits in the early clinical phases of AD and VaD to the preclinical phases of these diseases...
  67. ncbi request reprint Cognitive impairment in preclinical Alzheimer's disease: a meta-analysis
    Lars Backman
    Aging Research Center, Division of Geriatric Epidemiology, Neurotec, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Neuropsychology 19:520-31. 2005
    ..The generalized nature of the deficit is consistent with recent observations that multiple brain structures and functions are affected long before the AD diagnosis...
  68. pmc Pain reports by older hospice cancer patients and family caregivers: the role of cognitive functioning
    Rebecca S Allen
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa 35487 0348, USA
    Gerontologist 42:507-14. 2002
    ..However, little is known about how cognitive functioning may impact the self-report of pain or the report of care recipient pain by family caregivers...
  69. pmc Dietary blueberry supplementation affects growth but not vascularization of neural transplants
    LAUREN M WILLIS
    Department of Neurosciences, Center on Aging, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 28:1150-64. 2008
    ..The blueberry diet did not affect vessel morphology or density of vessel-associated protein markers but gave rise to significantly increased growth capacity, cytoarchitecture, and the final size of hippocampal grafts...

Research Grants2

  1. Lifestyle Activities and Changes in Cognitive Abilities
    Brent Small; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The results of the current project should provide direct evidence as to whether engaging in complex lifestyle environments moderate longitudinal declines in cognitive abilities among older adults. ..
  2. Apolipoprotein E Genotype and Cognitive Performance in Breast Cancer Survivors
    Brent Small; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In the current proposal, we examine the potential of APOE-e4 genotype, known risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, to predispose breast cancer survivors for poor cognitive outcomes. ..