Marsha Wittink

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Losing faith and using faith: older African Americans discuss spirituality, religious activities, and depression
    Marsha N Wittink
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, 2 Gates Building, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:402-7. 2009
  2. pmc Personal characteristics and depression-related attitudes of older adults and participation in stages of implementation of a multi-site effectiveness trial (PRISM-E)
    Marsha N Wittink
    Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, PA 19104, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:927-37. 2005
  3. pmc Unwritten rules of talking to doctors about depression: integrating qualitative and quantitative methods
    Marsha N Wittink
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:302-9. 2006
  4. pmc Stability of preferences for end-of-life treatment after 3 years of follow-up: the Johns Hopkins Precursors Study
    Marsha N Wittink
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:2125-30. 2008
  5. pmc How older adults combine medical and experiential notions of depression
    Marsha N Wittink
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Qual Health Res 18:1174-83. 2008
  6. pmc Primary care physicians' assessments of older patients' health and psychological status and recommendation of mammography
    Marsha N Wittink
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 21:17-23. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Shared conceptualizations and divergent experiences of counseling among African American and white older adults
    Jin Hui Joo
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Qual Health Res 21:1065-74. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Respecting end-of-life treatment preferences
    Monica K Crane
    Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 10104, USA
    Am Fam Physician 72:1263-8. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Simvastatin causes changes in affective processes in elderly volunteers
    Knashawn Morales
    Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:70-6. 2006
  10. pmc More than just a communication medium: what older adults say about television and depression
    Giang T Nguyen
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Gerontologist 48:300-10. 2008

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Publications14

  1. pmc Losing faith and using faith: older African Americans discuss spirituality, religious activities, and depression
    Marsha N Wittink
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, 2 Gates Building, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:402-7. 2009
    ....
  2. pmc Personal characteristics and depression-related attitudes of older adults and participation in stages of implementation of a multi-site effectiveness trial (PRISM-E)
    Marsha N Wittink
    Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, PA 19104, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:927-37. 2005
    ....
  3. pmc Unwritten rules of talking to doctors about depression: integrating qualitative and quantitative methods
    Marsha N Wittink
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:302-9. 2006
    ..We wanted to understand concordance and discordance between physicians and patients about depression status by assessing older patient's views of interactions with their physicians...
  4. pmc Stability of preferences for end-of-life treatment after 3 years of follow-up: the Johns Hopkins Precursors Study
    Marsha N Wittink
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:2125-30. 2008
    ..Preferences for life-sustaining treatment elicited in one state of health may not reflect preferences in another state of health...
  5. pmc How older adults combine medical and experiential notions of depression
    Marsha N Wittink
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Qual Health Res 18:1174-83. 2008
    ....
  6. pmc Primary care physicians' assessments of older patients' health and psychological status and recommendation of mammography
    Marsha N Wittink
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 21:17-23. 2008
    ..Our objective was to examine the characteristics of older patients for whom primary care physicians recommend mammography...
  7. doi request reprint Shared conceptualizations and divergent experiences of counseling among African American and white older adults
    Jin Hui Joo
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Qual Health Res 21:1065-74. 2011
    ..Our findings suggest that African American and White older adults share a strong cultural model of counseling as beneficial; however, significant impediments exist and affect older adults differentially based on ethnicity...
  8. ncbi request reprint Respecting end-of-life treatment preferences
    Monica K Crane
    Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 10104, USA
    Am Fam Physician 72:1263-8. 2005
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Simvastatin causes changes in affective processes in elderly volunteers
    Knashawn Morales
    Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:70-6. 2006
    ..To test for simvastatin-induced changes in affect and affective processes in elderly volunteers...
  10. pmc More than just a communication medium: what older adults say about television and depression
    Giang T Nguyen
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Gerontologist 48:300-10. 2008
    ..Older adults watch more television than younger people do. Television's role in mental health has been described in the general population, but less is known about how older adults think of television in the context of depression...
  11. pmc A mixed-methods approach to understanding loneliness and depression in older adults
    Frances K Barg
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, 2 Gates Building, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:S329-39. 2006
    ....
  12. pmc Personal characteristics of older primary care patients who provide a buccal swab for apolipoprotein E testing and banking of genetic material: the spectrum study
    Hillary R Bogner
    Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Community Genet 7:202-10. 2004
    ..To determine the personal characteristics and reasons associated with providing a buccal swab for apolipoprotein E (APOE) genetic testing in a primary care study...
  13. pmc Depression as a risk factor for underuse of mammography
    Hillary R Bogner
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:739-42. 2004
  14. pmc "Pull yourself up by your bootstraps": a response to depression in older adults
    Julia F Switzer
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Qual Health Res 16:1207-16. 2006
    ..This attitude might be rooted in the cultural experiences of this particular cohort of older adults and has implications for their use of physical and mental health services for depression...

Research Grants2

  1. Tailoring Depression Treatment Services to Older Adults
    Marsha Wittink; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Tailoring treatments to incorporate aspects of care that patients value most will be studied with the goal of improving uptake of depression treatment among older persons. ..