V G Wadley

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Effect of sunlight exposure on cognitive function among depressed and non-depressed participants: a REGARDS cross-sectional study
    Shia T Kent
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Environ Health 8:34. 2009
  2. pmc Incident cognitive impairment is elevated in the stroke belt: the REGARDS study
    Virginia G Wadley
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    Ann Neurol 70:229-36. 2011
  3. pmc Mild cognitive impairment and everyday function: an investigation of driving performance
    Virginia G Wadley
    Department of Medicine, Alzheimer s Disease Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 22:87-94. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Mild cognitive impairment and everyday function: evidence of reduced speed in performing instrumental activities of daily living
    Virginia G Wadley
    Department of Medicine and Alzheimer s Disease Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:416-24. 2008
  5. pmc Changes in everyday function in individuals with psychometrically defined mild cognitive impairment in the Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly Study
    Virginia G Wadley
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1192-8. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Cognitive status, stroke symptom reports, and modifiable risk factors among individuals with no diagnosis of stroke or transient ischemic attack in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study
    Virginia G Wadley
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    Stroke 38:1143-7. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Development and evaluation of home-based speed-of-processing training for older adults
    Virginia G Wadley
    Roybal Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility, University of Alabama, 1530 3rd Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:757-63. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic attributions versus labeling: impact of Alzheimer's disease and major depression diagnoses on emotions, beliefs, and helping intentions of family members
    V G Wadley
    Department of Psychology and Center for Research in Applied Gerontology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 56:P244-52. 2001
  9. pmc Do older drivers at-risk for crashes modify their driving over time?
    Lesley A Ross
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:163-70. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Psychological, social, and health impact of caregiving: a comparison of black and white dementia family caregivers and noncaregivers
    W E Haley
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Psychol Aging 10:540-52. 1995

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. pmc Effect of sunlight exposure on cognitive function among depressed and non-depressed participants: a REGARDS cross-sectional study
    Shia T Kent
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Environ Health 8:34. 2009
    ..We evaluated whether the amount of sunlight exposure (i.e. insolation) affects cognitive function and examined the effect of season on this relationship...
  2. pmc Incident cognitive impairment is elevated in the stroke belt: the REGARDS study
    Virginia G Wadley
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    Ann Neurol 70:229-36. 2011
    ..To determine whether incidence of impaired cognitive screening status is higher in the southern Stroke Belt region of the United States than in the remaining United States...
  3. pmc Mild cognitive impairment and everyday function: an investigation of driving performance
    Virginia G Wadley
    Department of Medicine, Alzheimer s Disease Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 22:87-94. 2009
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  4. doi request reprint Mild cognitive impairment and everyday function: evidence of reduced speed in performing instrumental activities of daily living
    Virginia G Wadley
    Department of Medicine and Alzheimer s Disease Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:416-24. 2008
    ..Information about the nature of functional difficulties in MCI can be used to augment common clinical assessment procedures, and aspects of function that are affected in MCI can serve as meaningful endpoints for intervention trials...
  5. pmc Changes in everyday function in individuals with psychometrically defined mild cognitive impairment in the Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly Study
    Virginia G Wadley
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1192-8. 2007
    ..To examine trajectories of change in everyday function for individuals with cognitive deficits suggestive of mild cognitive impairment (MCI)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Cognitive status, stroke symptom reports, and modifiable risk factors among individuals with no diagnosis of stroke or transient ischemic attack in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study
    Virginia G Wadley
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    Stroke 38:1143-7. 2007
    ..This study evaluates relationships among cognitive status, stroke symptom reports, and cardiovascular and behavioral factors...
  7. ncbi request reprint Development and evaluation of home-based speed-of-processing training for older adults
    Virginia G Wadley
    Roybal Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility, University of Alabama, 1530 3rd Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:757-63. 2006
    ..To develop technical parameters for a videotape-based speed-of-processing training protocol, to evaluate the feasibility of self-administration (experiment 1), and to evaluate the protocol's effectiveness (experiment 2)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic attributions versus labeling: impact of Alzheimer's disease and major depression diagnoses on emotions, beliefs, and helping intentions of family members
    V G Wadley
    Department of Psychology and Center for Research in Applied Gerontology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 56:P244-52. 2001
    ..However, participants reported greater anger and higher personality attributions toward fathers than mothers, suggesting that the influence of parent gender on potential caregivers' reactions warrants further attention...
  9. pmc Do older drivers at-risk for crashes modify their driving over time?
    Lesley A Ross
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:163-70. 2009
    ..Results suggest that self-regulation among older drivers at-risk for crashes is an insufficient compensatory approach to eliminating increased crash risk. UFOV is a registered trademark of Visual Awareness, Inc...
  10. ncbi request reprint Psychological, social, and health impact of caregiving: a comparison of black and white dementia family caregivers and noncaregivers
    W E Haley
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Psychol Aging 10:540-52. 1995
    ..Methodological issues in comparing well-being in Black and White caregivers, in particular the importance of including noncaregiving comparison subjects are discussed...
  11. pmc Awareness of deficits in financial abilities in patients with mild cognitive impairment: going beyond self-informant discrepancy
    Ozioma C Okonkwo
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0017, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:650-9. 2008
    ..In this study, the authors used three different approaches to examine accuracy of self-report of financial abilities among patients with MCI...
  12. ncbi request reprint Predictors of falling in older Maryland drivers: a structural-equation model
    David E Vance
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 358993, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 14:254-69. 2006
    ..It is speculated that fear of falling, which often results in reduced mobility among older adults, might account for the lack of a direct relationship between age and falling. This hypothesis should be examined in further research...
  13. ncbi request reprint Medical decision-making abilities in older adults with chronic partial epilepsy
    Jennifer K Bambara
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 10:63-8. 2007
    ..Physicians should consider the decisional abilities of their older adult patients with epilepsy when presenting treatment options...
  14. pmc Association of higher diastolic blood pressure levels with cognitive impairment
    G Tsivgoulis
    Comprehensive Stroke Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, RWUH M226, 1530 3rd Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35294 3280, USA
    Neurology 73:589-95. 2009
    ..We evaluated the cross-sectional relationship of blood pressure (BP) components with cognitive impairment after adjusting for potential confounders...
  15. ncbi request reprint Cognitive correlates of financial abilities in mild cognitive impairment
    Ozioma C Okonkwo
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1745-50. 2006
    ..To investigate the cognitive correlates of financial abilities in mild cognitive impairment (MCI)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cumulative meta-analysis of the relationship between useful field of view and driving performance in older adults: current and future implications
    Olivio J Clay
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Optom Vis Sci 82:724-31. 2005
    ....
  17. pmc Visual function and cognitive speed of processing mediate age-related decline in memory span and fluid intelligence
    Olivio J Clay
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 415 Campbell Hall, 1300 University Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 1170, USA
    J Aging Health 21:547-66. 2009
    ..In addition, the common cause, sensory degradation and speed of processing hypotheses were compared...
  18. pmc Family caregiving and emotional strain: associations with quality of life in a large national sample of middle-aged and older adults
    David L Roth
    Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:679-88. 2009
    ..This study examined the quality of life correlates of family caregiving and caregiving strain in a large national epidemiological sample...
  19. ncbi request reprint The effects of physical activity and sedentary behavior on cognitive health in older adults
    David E Vance
    Dept of Psychology and Center for Research on Applied Gerontology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294 2100, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 13:294-313. 2005
    ..SEM techniques provided partial support for the social-stimulation hypothesis and depression-reduction hypothesis. Implications for treating depression and improving cognitive functioning are discussed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Transfer of a speed of processing intervention to near and far cognitive functions
    Jerri D Edwards
    Center for Research on Applied Gerontology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ala 35294 0009, USA
    Gerontology 48:329-40. 2002
    ..Evidence establishing the potential for modification of cognitive functioning in later adulthood has begun to accumulate...
  21. pmc Life-space and cognitive decline in a community-based sample of African American and Caucasian older adults
    Michael Crowe
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Ave S, HMB 111, Birmingham, AL 35294 2100
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:1241-5. 2008
    ..Life-space, a measure of movement through one's environment, may be viewed as one aspect of environmental complexity for older adults. We examined the relationship between life-space and subsequent change in cognitive function...
  22. ncbi request reprint Can high-risk older drivers be identified through performance-based measures in a Department of Motor Vehicles setting?
    Karlene K Ball
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Edward R Roybal Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:77-84. 2006
    ..To evaluate the relationship between performance-based risk factors and subsequent at-fault motor vehicle collision (MVC) involvement in a cohort of older drivers...
  23. doi request reprint Dissociations in visual attention deficits among persons with mild cognitive impairment
    Ozioma C Okonkwo
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 15:492-505. 2008
    ..The implications of these findings for early identification of MCI, prevention of functional decline in MCI, and delay/reversal of cognitive degradation in MCI are discussed...
  24. pmc Diabetes and cognitive decline: investigating the potential influence of factors related to health disparities
    Michael Crowe
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2100, USA
    J Aging Health 22:292-306. 2010
    ....
  25. pmc Race and gender differences in 1-year outcomes for community-dwelling stroke survivors with family caregivers
    David L Roth
    Department of Biostatistics, UAB, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Stroke 42:626-31. 2011
    ..Race and gender differences in 1-year stroke outcomes were examined using an epidemiologically derived sample of first-time stroke survivors from the national REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study...
  26. doi request reprint Changes in social support and their impact on psychosocial outcome over a 5-year period for African American and White dementia caregivers
    Olivio J Clay
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:857-62. 2008
    ..African Americans have been found to be more resilient to the caregiving role than Whites. Amount of social support and satisfaction with social support were studied as possible explanations for these racial differences...
  27. ncbi request reprint Predictors of driving exposure and avoidance in a field study of older drivers from the state of Maryland
    David E Vance
    Department of Psychology, Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 2100, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 38:823-31. 2006
    ..The implications of these findings are discussed as they relate to designing interventions to promote mobility...
  28. ncbi request reprint Visual attention and self-regulation of driving among older adults
    Ozioma C Okonkwo
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 20:162-73. 2008
    ..In this study, we investigate self-regulation of driving among a group of older adults with varying functional abilities...
  29. ncbi request reprint Sensory and cognitive factors influencing functional ability in older adults
    Kimberly M Wood
    Edward R Roybal Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2100, USA
    Gerontology 51:131-41. 2005
    ..Identifying and comparing cognitive correlates of functional performance is particularly important in order to design interventions to promote independence and prevent functional disability...
  30. pmc The association between self-reported tooth loss and cognitive function in the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke study: an assessment of potential pathways
    Jonathan C Matthews
    Institute of Oral Health Research, School of Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 142:379-90. 2011
    ..Several mechanisms may associate tooth loss and related oral inflammation with cognitive impairment. The authors studied the relationship between tooth loss and cognitive function...
  31. pmc Race and gender differences in perceived caregiver availability for community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults
    David L Roth
    Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 327 Ryals Building, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Gerontologist 47:721-9. 2007
    ..This study examined race and gender differences in perceived informal caregiver availability for participants aged 45 and older in a large national epidemiological study...
  32. ncbi request reprint The impact of speed of processing training on cognitive and everyday performance
    J D Edwards
    University of Alabama, Huntsville Department of Psychology, Huntsville, AL 35899, USA
    Aging Ment Health 9:262-71. 2005
    ..Further study is needed to learn about the long-term effects of such training in relation to everyday abilities...
  33. ncbi request reprint Self- and informant report of financial abilities in patients with Alzheimer's disease: reliable and valid?
    Virginia G Wadley
    Department of Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1621-6. 2003
    ..To evaluate the consistency, stability, and accuracy of reports by patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and their caregivers regarding the patients' premorbid and current financial abilities...
  34. pmc Factors contributing to global cognitive impairment in heart failure: results from a population-based cohort
    Patrick M Pullicino
    Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom
    J Card Fail 14:290-5. 2008
    ..Heart failure (HF) and cognitive impairment are both common in older adults. However, the association between the two has not been well studied...
  35. ncbi request reprint Speed-of-processing and driving simulator training result in improved driving performance
    Daniel L Roenker
    Department of Psychology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101, USA
    Hum Factors 45:218-33. 2003
    ..Actual or potential applications of this research include driver assessment and/or training programs and cognitive intervention programs for older adults...
  36. ncbi request reprint The useful field of view test: normative data for older adults
    Jerri D Edwards
    Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 35899, United States
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 21:275-86. 2006
    ..These norms will allow researchers and clinicians to compare UFOV performance with similar peers and may help in identifying elderly persons who would benefit from speed of processing training...
  37. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of useful field of view test scores as administered by personal computer
    Jerri D Edwards
    Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL 35899, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 27:529-43. 2005
    ..In conclusion, the reliability and validity coefficients are of sufficient magnitude to make the touch and mouse PC versions of the UFOV practical for use in clinical evaluations...