Stephanie A Studenski

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. pmc Central nervous system medication use and incident mobility limitation in community elders: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study
    Robert M Boudreau
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 18:916-22. 2009
  4. pmc Number and dosage of central nervous system medications on recurrent falls in community elders: the Health, Aging and Body Composition study
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Department of Medicine, Geriatrics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:492-8. 2009
  5. 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
  6. pmc Effect of central nervous system medication use on decline in cognition in community-dwelling older adults: findings from the Health, Aging And Body Composition Study
    Rollin M Wright
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:243-50. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Multitasking: association between poorer performance and a history of recurrent falls
    Kimberly A Faulkner
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:570-6. 2007
  8. pmc Self-reported napping and duration and quality of sleep in the lifestyle interventions and independence for elders pilot study
    Jennifer L Picarsic
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1674-80. 2008
  9. pmc Slower gait, slower information processing and smaller prefrontal area in older adults
    Caterina Rosano
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, 130 N Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Age Ageing 41:58-64. 2012
  10. 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

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Publications83

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. pmc Central nervous system medication use and incident mobility limitation in community elders: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study
    Robert M Boudreau
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 18:916-22. 2009
    ..To evaluate whether CNS medication use in older adults was associated with a higher risk of future incident mobility limitation...
  4. pmc Number and dosage of central nervous system medications on recurrent falls in community elders: the Health, Aging and Body Composition study
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Department of Medicine, Geriatrics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:492-8. 2009
    ..The study objective was to evaluate whether multiple- or high-dose CNS medication use in older adults was associated with a higher risk of recurrent (>or=2) falls...
  5. 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...
  6. pmc Effect of central nervous system medication use on decline in cognition in community-dwelling older adults: findings from the Health, Aging And Body Composition Study
    Rollin M Wright
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:243-50. 2009
    ..To evaluate whether combined use of multiple central nervous system (CNS) medications over time is associated with cognitive change...
  7. ncbi request reprint Multitasking: association between poorer performance and a history of recurrent falls
    Kimberly A Faulkner
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:570-6. 2007
    ..To examine the association between poorer performance on concurrent walking and reaction time and recurrent falls...
  8. pmc Self-reported napping and duration and quality of sleep in the lifestyle interventions and independence for elders pilot study
    Jennifer L Picarsic
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1674-80. 2008
    ..To determine the prevalence of self-reported napping and its association with subjective nighttime sleep duration and quality, as measured according to sleep-onset latency and sleep efficiency...
  9. pmc Slower gait, slower information processing and smaller prefrontal area in older adults
    Caterina Rosano
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, 130 N Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Age Ageing 41:58-64. 2012
    ..Understanding slowing gait could help improve function in older age. We examine whether the association between smaller PFAv and slower gait is explained by lower performance on numerous neuropsychological tests...
  10. 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...
  11. 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)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in the frequency and circumstances of falling in older community-dwelling women
    Kimberly A Faulkner
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1774-9. 2005
    ..To examine ethnic differences in fall rates and fall circumstances in older community-dwelling Caucasian and African-American women...
  13. 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...
  14. pmc Association of body mass index with self-report and performance-based measures of balance and mobility
    Andrea L Hergenroeder
    Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 6035 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Phys Ther 91:1223-34. 2011
    ..Little is known about the impact of body mass index (BMI) on self-report and performance-based balance and mobility measures in older adults...
  15. pmc Associations between body composition and gait-speed decline: results from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study
    Kristen M Beavers
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 97:552-60. 2013
    ..In older adults, every 0.1-m/s slower gait speed is associated with a 12% higher mortality. However, little research has identified risk factors for gait-speed decline...
  16. 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...
  17. pmc Relationship between vitamin B12 and sensory and motor peripheral nerve function in older adults
    Kira Leishear
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1057-63. 2012
    ..To examine whether deficient B12 status or low serum B12 levels are associated with worse sensory and motor peripheral nerve function in older adults...
  18. pmc Age-related striatal dopaminergic denervation and severity of a slip perturbation
    Rakie Cham
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 66:980-5. 2011
    ..The goal of this study was to analyze the association between the degree of SDD and the magnitude of an unexpected slip perturbation induced during gait...
  19. doi request reprint 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
    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...
  20. pmc Use of stance time variability for predicting mobility disability in community-dwelling older persons: a prospective study
    Jennifer S Brach
    Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Geriatr Phys Ther 35:112-7. 2012
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  21. doi request reprint Contributions of cognitive function to straight- and curved-path walking in older adults
    Kristin A Lowry
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:802-7. 2012
    ..To determine whether the cognitive function contribution to straight- and curved-path walking differs for older adults...
  22. pmc Ability to walk 1/4 mile predicts subsequent disability, mortality, and health care costs
    Susan E Hardy
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:130-5. 2011
    ..For mobility to be successfully integrated into clinical practice and health policy, an easily assessed marker that predicts subsequent health outcomes is required...
  23. 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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  24. 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...
  25. pmc Vitamin B12 and homocysteine levels and 6-year change in peripheral nerve function and neurological signs
    Kira Leishear
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 67:537-43. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to determine whether changes in B12 or Hcy levels are associated with longitudinal changes in peripheral nerve function and clinical neurological signs and symptoms...
  26. 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...
  27. pmc Fatigue predicts mortality in older adults
    Susan E Hardy
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1910-4. 2008
    ..To determine the association between fatigue and survival over 10 years in a population of older community-dwelling primary care patients...
  28. 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint Association of long-distance corridor walk performance with mortality, cardiovascular disease, mobility limitation, and disability
    Anne B Newman
    Department of Epidemiology, Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    JAMA 295:2018-26. 2006
    ..Extended walking tests have been examined as outcome predictors in medically ill populations but not in community-dwelling older adults...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. pmc Biopsychosocial characteristics of community-dwelling older adults with limited ability to walk one-quarter of a mile
    Susan E Hardy
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:539-44. 2010
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  33. ncbi request reprint Research agenda for frailty in older adults: toward a better understanding of physiology and etiology: summary from the American Geriatrics Society/National Institute on Aging Research Conference on Frailty in Older Adults
    Jeremy Walston
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 5505 Hopkins Bayview Circle, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:991-1001. 2006
    ..This meeting and subsequent article were not meant to be a comprehensive review of frailty research; instead, they were and are meant to provide a more-targeted research agenda-setting process...
  34. pmc Qualities of fatigue and associated chronic conditions among older adults
    Susan E Hardy
    Division of Geriatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:1033-42. 2010
    ..Although fatigue is a common and distressing symptom, a well-specified definition of fatigue is lacking. One of the least well-defined aspects of fatigue is its quality, which might reflect the underlying pathophysiology...
  35. doi request reprint Long-term survival in adults 65 years and older with white matter hyperintensity: association with performance on the digit symbol substitution test
    Caterina Rosano
    MPH, Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 130 North Bellefield Avenue, Room 467, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Psychosom Med 75:624-31. 2013
    ..The increased risk is attenuated for those with higher DSST. Assessment of cognitive function with DSST may improve risk stratification of individuals with WMH. ..
  36. 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)...
  37. 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...
  38. pmc Fatigue and function over 3 years among older adults
    Susan E Hardy
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:1389-92. 2008
    ..Fatigue is a common complaint among older adults, but the association of fatigue with subsequent function is not well known...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. doi request reprint Shared care in geriatric oncology: primary care providers' and medical/oncologist's perspectives
    Cynthia Owusu
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:S239-42. 2009
    ..Studies exploring the feasibility and benefits of a shared care model in the management of older patients with cancer are needed...
  42. 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...
  43. pmc Persistent mobility disability after neurotoxic chemotherapy
    Elizabeth S Hile
    Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 6035 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Phys Ther 90:1649-57. 2010
    ....
  44. pmc A brief, intensive, clinically focused geriatrics course during the third year of medical school
    Alfred L Fisher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:524-9. 2009
    ..It was found that even this brief exposure to geriatrics could have meaningful effects on student knowledge of and comfort with geriatrics...
  45. ncbi request reprint Medication error reporting in long term care
    Steven M Handler
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2:190-6. 2004
    ..Before better reporting systems can be developed to reduce clinically significant medication errors, it is necessary to understand how current medication error reporting systems function...
  46. pmc Anemia is associated with the progression of white matter disease in older adults with high blood pressure: the cardiovascular health study
    Marco Inzitari
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1867-72. 2008
    ..To investigate whether anemia predicts worsening white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) in older community-dwellers...
  47. pmc Psychomotor speed and functional brain MRI 2 years after completing a physical activity treatment
    Caterina Rosano
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 130 North Bellefield Street, Room 512, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:639-47. 2010
    ..It is not known whether these associations are also significant for longer-term adherence to moderate-intensity activities...
  48. 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...
  49. ncbi request reprint From bedside to bench: does mental and physical activity promote cognitive vitality in late life?
    Stephanie Studenski
    School of Medicine and VA Pittsburgh GRECC, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sci Aging Knowledge Environ 2006:pe21. 2006
    ..The concept of the enriched environment currently employed in animal studies to promote physical activity, socialization, and problem solving should be explored in human studies...
  50. pmc Gait variability is associated with subclinical brain vascular abnormalities in high-functioning older adults
    Caterina Rosano
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 29:193-200. 2007
    ..The brain anatomical correlates of gait variability have not been studied in high-functioning community-dwelling older adults...
  51. ncbi request reprint A regions-of-interest volumetric analysis of mobility limitations in community-dwelling older adults
    Caterina Rosano
    School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:1048-55. 2007
    ..This study examined the association between gray matter volumes of regions related to motor control, gait, and balance and whether this association is independent of burden of white matter hyperintensities...
  52. 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
    ....
  53. 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...
  54. pmc Geriatric syndromes: clinical, research, and policy implications of a core geriatric concept
    Sharon K Inouye
    Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:780-91. 2007
    ..National strategic initiatives are required to overcome barriers and to achieve clinical, research, and policy advances that will improve quality of life for older persons...
  55. 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...
  56. pmc Special article: gait measures indicate underlying focal gray matter atrophy in the brain of older adults
    Caterina Rosano
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:1380-8. 2008
    ..Our objective was to identify the spatial distribution of focal atrophy within mobility-related brain regions in relationship with quantitative gait characteristics...
  57. 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...
  58. pmc Impact of health perception, balance perception, fall history, balance performance, and gait speed on walking activity in older adults
    Jaime B Talkowski
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 6035 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Phys Ther 88:1474-81. 2008
    ....
  59. 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...
  60. 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...
  61. 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...
  62. ncbi request reprint Selective hyposmia and nigrostriatal dopaminergic denervation in Parkinson's disease
    Nicolaas I Bohnen
    Dept of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Neurol 254:84-90. 2007
    ..Assessment of selective olfactory deficits may be used as a simplified olfactory screening test in the evaluation of subjects with possible PD...
  63. pmc Missing data: a special challenge in aging research
    Susan E Hardy
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:722-9. 2009
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Falls in community-dwelling stroke survivors: an accumulated impairments model
    Joni Stoker Yates
    Center on Aging, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City 66160, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 39:385-94. 2002
    ..Falling has been identified as a major complication in persons who have had a stroke. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of accumulated impairments on the risk of falling in community-dwelling stroke survivors...
  65. 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...
  66. 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
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare disability and quality of life as measured by the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS) of stroke patients deemed recovered (Barthel Index > or =95) with 2 stroke-free populations of community-dwelling elderly...
  67. ncbi request reprint Spirituality Index of Well-Being Scale: development and testing of a new measure
    Timothy P Daaleman
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
    J Fam Pract 51:952. 2002
    ..To evaluate the reliability and validity of the Spirituality Index of Well-Being (SIWB) Scale in a patient population...
  68. ncbi request reprint Tai chi, falls, and the heritage of JAGS
    Laurie L Lavery
    Division of Geriatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1804-5. 2003
  69. ncbi request reprint Induction of CD56 and TCR-independent activation of T cells with aging
    Bonnie H Lemster
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Immunol 180:1979-90. 2008
    ..CD56(+) T cells are unique effectors capable of mediating TCR-independent immune cascades that could be harnessed to enhance protective immunity in the elderly...
  70. 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...
  71. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms in late life: associations with apathy, resilience and disability vary between young-old and old-old
    Mona Mehta
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:238-43. 2008
    ..We investigated the association of depression with disability, apathy and resilience across the age range of late-life...
  72. pmc Successful aging as a continuum of functional independence: lessons from physical disability models of aging
    Kristin A Lowry
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 500, Pittsburgh PA 15213, USA
    Aging Dis 3:5-15. 2012
    ..A better understanding of immunological functioning in late life may help unlock novel ways to promote successful aging...
  73. ncbi request reprint Reciprocal influence of concurrent walking and cognitive testing on performance in older adults
    Kimberly A Faulkner
    University of Pittsburgh, 130 DeSoto Street, Parran 509, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Gait Posture 24:182-9. 2006
    ..062). Findings suggest that walking requires significant cognitive resources among older adults and slower-walking adults and weaker adults may require higher cognitive loading while walking...
  74. ncbi request reprint Development and evaluation of a charge capture program for long-term care providers
    Steven M Handler
    The Division of Geriatric Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh Institute on Aging, The Center for Biomedical Informatics, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 5:337-41. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop, implement, and evaluate a handheld charge capture program for use by providers in the long-term care setting...
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. pmc Executive control function, brain activation and white matter hyperintensities in older adults
    Vijay K Venkatraman
    Department of Bioengineering, School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Neuroimage 49:3436-42. 2010
    ..It is not clear whether greater fMRI activation indicates a strategy to compensate for underlying brain structural abnormalities while maintaining higher performance...
  78. 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...
  79. pmc Predictors of adherence to physical activity in the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders pilot study (LIFE-P)
    W Jack Rejeski
    Department of Health and Exercise Science, Box 7868, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC 27109, USA
    Clin Interv Aging 2:485-94. 2007
    ..A prospective design was used to examine predictors of adherence to a physical activity intervention in older adults with compromised function...
  80. 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...
  81. ncbi request reprint The impact of self-reported cumulative comorbidity on stroke recovery
    Stephanie A Studenski
    Age Ageing 33:195-8. 2004
  82. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders pilot study: recruitment and baseline characteristics
    Jeffrey A Katula
    Department of Health and Exercise Science, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27109, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:674-83. 2007
    ..To describe several recruitment parameters derived from the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders pilot (LIFE-P) study for use in a full-scale trial of mobility disability prevention...
  83. ncbi request reprint Rheumatology, geriatrics, and a way forward
    Stephanie A Studenski
    Center on Aging, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1737-8. 2002