Fredric D Wolinsky,

Summary

Affiliation: University of Iowa
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Lower extremity function trajectories in the african american health cohort
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 69:1004-10. 2014
  2. pmc Protocol for a randomised controlled trial to improve cognitive functioning in older adults: the Iowa Healthy and Active Minds Study
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    BMJ Open 1:e000218. 2011
  3. pmc Interim analyses from a randomised controlled trial to improve visual processing speed in older adults: the Iowa Healthy and Active Minds Study
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    BMJ Open 1:e000225. 2011
  4. pmc Self-rated health trajectories in the African American health cohort
    Padmaja Ayyagari
    Department of Health Management and Policy, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e53278. 2012
  5. pmc Association between childhood school segregation and changes in adult sense of control in the African American health cohort
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Correspondence should be addressed to Fredric D Wolinsky, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52241 E mail
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:956-62. 2013
  6. pmc Collaborative Care for Older Adults with low back pain by family medicine physicians and doctors of chiropractic (COCOA): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Christine M Goertz
    Palmer College of Chiropractic, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, 741 Brady St, Davenport, IA 52803, USA
    Trials 14:18. 2013
  7. pmc A randomized controlled trial of cognitive training using a visual speed of processing intervention in middle aged and older adults
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e61624. 2013
  8. pmc Childhood school segregation and later life sense of control and physical performance in the African American Health cohort
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:827. 2012
  9. pmc Physician-estimated disease severity in patients with chronic heart or lung disease: a cross-sectional analysis
    Kurt Kroenke
    Indiana University School of Medicine, Regenstrief Institute, 1059 Wishard Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:60. 2006
  10. pmc A longitudinal study of chiropractic use among older adults in the United States
    Paula Weigel
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Chiropr Osteopat 18:34. 2010

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Publications81

  1. ncbi request reprint Lower extremity function trajectories in the african american health cohort
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 69:1004-10. 2014
    ..We addressed two understudied issues in estimating lower extremity functional trajectories in older adults-incorporating the effect of mortality and evaluating heterogeneity among African Americans...
  2. pmc Protocol for a randomised controlled trial to improve cognitive functioning in older adults: the Iowa Healthy and Active Minds Study
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    BMJ Open 1:e000218. 2011
    ..All participants will receive a free copy of Road Tour for unlimited perpetual use at study completion. Clinical Trial Registration Number NCT01165463...
  3. pmc Interim analyses from a randomised controlled trial to improve visual processing speed in older adults: the Iowa Healthy and Active Minds Study
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    BMJ Open 1:e000225. 2011
    ..Road Tour was equally effective whether administered under laboratory supervision or self-administered in the patient's home and for participants in both age strata (50-64 vs ≥65). Clinical trial registration number NCT01165463...
  4. pmc Self-rated health trajectories in the African American health cohort
    Padmaja Ayyagari
    Department of Health Management and Policy, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e53278. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc Association between childhood school segregation and changes in adult sense of control in the African American health cohort
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Correspondence should be addressed to Fredric D Wolinsky, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52241 E mail
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:956-62. 2013
    ..Multiple linear regression analysis with propensity score reweighting was used...
  6. pmc Collaborative Care for Older Adults with low back pain by family medicine physicians and doctors of chiropractic (COCOA): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Christine M Goertz
    Palmer College of Chiropractic, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, 741 Brady St, Davenport, IA 52803, USA
    Trials 14:18. 2013
    ....
  7. pmc A randomized controlled trial of cognitive training using a visual speed of processing intervention in middle aged and older adults
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e61624. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that 10 hours of visual speed of processing training would prevent age-related declines and potentially improve cognitive processing speed...
  8. pmc Childhood school segregation and later life sense of control and physical performance in the African American Health cohort
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:827. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that childhood school desegregation adversely affected the sense of control of in later life, and that this reduced sense of control accounts in part for reduced physical performance...
  9. pmc Physician-estimated disease severity in patients with chronic heart or lung disease: a cross-sectional analysis
    Kurt Kroenke
    Indiana University School of Medicine, Regenstrief Institute, 1059 Wishard Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:60. 2006
    ..We evaluated how well physicians' global estimates of disease severity correspond to more specific physician-rated disease variables as well as patients' self-rated health and other patient variables...
  10. pmc A longitudinal study of chiropractic use among older adults in the United States
    Paula Weigel
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Chiropr Osteopat 18:34. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  11. pmc Neighborhood conditions, diabetes, and risk of lower-body functional limitations among middle-aged African Americans: a cohort study
    Mario Schootman
    Department of Medicine and Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:283. 2010
    ....
  12. pmc Defining emergency department episodes by severity and intensity: A 15-year study of Medicare beneficiaries
    Brian Kaskie
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:173. 2010
    ....
  13. pmc Older adults who persistently present to the emergency department with severe, non-severe, and indeterminate episode patterns
    Brian Kaskie
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    BMC Geriatr 11:65. 2011
    ..In this research, we classified older adults into population groups that persistently present with severe, non-severe, or indeterminate patterns of ED episodes. We then contrasted the three groups using a comprehensive set of covariates...
  14. pmc The effect of speed-of-processing training on depressive symptoms in ACTIVE
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, E205 General Hospital, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:468-72. 2009
    ..We evaluated the effects of three cognitive training interventions on depressive symptoms at 1 and 5 years...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of subclinical status in functional limitation and disability on adverse health outcomes 3 years later
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Iowa City VAMC, Iowa, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:101-6. 2007
    ..This article examines the effect of self-reported, baseline subclinical status (i.e., independent but adaptive performance) for functional limitation and disability on adverse health outcomes...
  16. ncbi request reprint The ACTIVE cognitive training trial and health-related quality of life: protection that lasts for 5 years
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice, VA Iowa City Health Care System, Iowa, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:1324-9. 2006
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Four-year lower extremity disability trajectories among African American men and women
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Iowa City Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Iowa, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:525-30. 2007
    ..We examined 4-year lower extremity disability trajectories...
  18. pmc Dual use of Medicare and the Veterans Health Administration: are there adverse health outcomes?
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice, Iowa City Health Care System, 601 Highway 6 West, Iowa City, IA52246, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:131. 2006
    ..This article examines whether an indirect measure of dual use based on inpatient services is associated with increased mortality risk...
  19. pmc Self-rated health: changes, trajectories, and their antecedents among African Americans
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Iowa City VA Medical Center and College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, E 205 General Hospital, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Aging Health 20:143-58. 2008
    ..Little is known about changes in self-rated health (SRH) among African Americans...
  20. pmc A 12-year prospective study of stroke risk in older Medicare beneficiaries
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Center for Research on the Implementation of Innovative Strategies into Practice, Iowa City Veterans Administration Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    BMC Geriatr 9:17. 2009
    ..Stroke costs about $66B annually in the US, and also results in serious, long-term disability. Therefore, it is prudent to identify all possible risk factors and their effects so that appropriate intervention points may be targeted...
  21. pmc Exploring the association of dual use of the VHA and Medicare with mortality: separating the contributions of inpatient and outpatient services
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa City, IA 52246, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:70. 2007
    ..Older veterans may use both the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Medicare, but the association of dual use with health outcomes is unclear. We examined the association of indirect measures of dual use with mortality...
  22. doi request reprint Three-year measured weight change in the African American health study
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center and College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, E 205 General Hospital, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Aging Health 21:231-43. 2009
    ..This study examines 3-year weight change in African Americans...
  23. pmc Hospital episodes and physician visits: the concordance between self-reports and medicare claims
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Iowa City VA Health Care System, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Med Care 45:300-7. 2007
    ..Health services use typically is examined using either self-reports or administrative data, but the concordance between the 2 is not well established...
  24. pmc Emergency department utilization patterns among older adults
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    The Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:204-9. 2008
    ..We identified 4-year (2 years before and 2 years after the index [baseline] interview) ED use patterns in older adults and the factors associated with them...
  25. pmc Antecedents of global decline in health-related quality of life among middle-aged African Americans
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Iowa, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:290-5. 2009
    ..We examined global declines in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for a period of 3 years among the 998 participants in the African American Health (AAH) project...
  26. pmc Recent hospitalization and the risk of hip fracture among older Americans
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, E 205 General Hospital, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:249-55. 2009
    ..We identified hip fracture risks in a prospective national study...
  27. pmc An interpersonal continuity of care measure for Medicare Part B claims analyses
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Iowa, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S160-8. 2007
    ..This article presents an interpersonal continuity of care measure...
  28. ncbi request reprint The effects of the ACTIVE cognitive training trial on clinically relevant declines in health-related quality of life
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, E205 General Hospital, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:S281-7. 2006
    ..In this article, we evaluate ACTIVE's ability to avoid extensive decline in health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...
  29. pmc The ACTIVE cognitive training trial and predicted medical expenditures
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Health Services Research, Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:109. 2009
    ..We evaluated the effects of the three cognitive training interventions (memory, reasoning, or speed of processing) in the ACTIVE study on changes in predicted medical care expenditures...
  30. pmc Long-term declines in ADLs, IADLs, and mobility among older Medicare beneficiaries
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    BMC Geriatr 11:43. 2011
    ..Therefore, the authors studied the extent of long-term functional decline in older Medicare beneficiaries who were followed for varying time lengths, and the authors also identified the risk factors associated with those declines...
  31. ncbi request reprint Test-retest reliability of the Mirowsky-Ross 2 x 2 Index of the Sense of Control
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, E 205 General Hospital, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Psychol Rep 94:725-32. 2004
    ..Thus, this sense of control measure has acceptable test-retest reliability and is appropriate for use in longitudinal research...
  32. pmc A prospective cohort study of long-term cognitive changes in older Medicare beneficiaries
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:710. 2011
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility of physical performance and physiologic assessments
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    J Aging Health 17:111-24. 2005
    ..We evaluate the test-retest stability of physical performance and physiologic assessments used in epidemiologic research...
  34. ncbi request reprint Further evidence for the importance of subclinical functional limitation and subclinical disability assessment in gerontology and geriatrics
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    University of Iowa, and Iowa City Veterans Administration Medical Center, IA, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:S146-51. 2005
    ....
  35. pmc Prior hospitalization and the risk of heart attack in older adults: a 12-year prospective study of Medicare beneficiaries
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Department of Health Management, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, E 205 General Hospital, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:769-77. 2010
    ..We investigated whether prior hospitalization was a risk factor for heart attacks among older adults in the survey on Assets and Health Dynamics among the Oldest Old...
  36. pmc Does cognitive training improve internal locus of control among older adults?
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Center for Research on the Implementation of Innovative Strategies into Practice, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:591-8. 2010
    ....
  37. pmc Speed of processing training protects self-rated health in older adults: enduring effects observed in the multi-site ACTIVE randomized controlled trial
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:470-8. 2010
    ..We evaluated the effects of cognitive training on self-rated health at 1, 2, 3, and 5 years post-baseline...
  38. pmc The ACTIVE cognitive training interventions and the onset of and recovery from suspected clinical depression
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies into Practice, Iowa City VAMC, Iowa, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:577-85. 2009
    ..Although the etiological mechanism of the speed of processing's protective effect was not isolated, it may result from successful adaptation to age-related changes through selective optimization with compensation...
  39. pmc Continuity of care with a primary care physician and mortality in older adults
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Departments of Health Management and Policy and General Internal Medicine, The University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, E 205 General Hospital, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:421-8. 2010
    ..We examined whether older adults who had continuity of care with a primary care physician (PCP) had lower mortality...
  40. pmc The aftermath of hip fracture: discharge placement, functional status change, and mortality
    Suzanne E Bentler
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:1290-9. 2009
    ..Sex, age, dementia, and frailty were significantly associated with mortality. This is one of the few studies to prospectively capture these declines in functional status after hip fracture...
  41. pmc Self-rated health trajectories and mortality among older adults
    Thomas R Miller
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S22-7. 2007
    ..For this article, we evaluated whether measures of prior self-rated health (SRH) trajectories had associations with subsequent mortality that were independent of current SRH assessment and other covariates...
  42. ncbi request reprint New evidence of racial differences in access and their effects on the use of nursing homes among older adults
    Adaeze B Akamigbo
    Department of Health Management and Policy, The VA Iowa City Health Care System, Iowa City, IA 52241, USA
    Med Care 45:672-9. 2007
    ..A few recent studies, however, suggest that these racial disparities may no longer exist. We used comprehensive data to assess whether racial differences in nursing home placement remain, and if so, to identify the reasons for them...
  43. ncbi request reprint Weight and depressive symptoms in older adults: direction of influence?
    Valerie L Forman-Hoffman
    Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Stategies in Practice, Iowa City Veteran s Affairs Medical Center, Iowa, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S43-51. 2007
    ..We used separate cross-lagged models for men and women in order to study the impact of weight change on subsequent increases in depressive symptoms 2 years later and vice versa...
  44. ncbi request reprint Retirement and weight changes among men and women in the health and retirement study
    Valerie L Forman-Hoffman
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:S146-53. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether retirement was associated with either weight gain or weight loss...
  45. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in middle-aged African Americans
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 59:S118-23. 2004
    ....
  46. doi request reprint Impact of functional limitations and medical comorbidity on subsequent weight changes and increased depressive symptoms in older adults
    Valerie L Forman-Hoffman
    Department of Internal Medicine, Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Iowa College of Medicine, SE 605 GH, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Aging Health 20:367-84. 2008
    ..The primary goal of this study was to determine the effect of the onset of major medical comorbidity and functional decline on subsequent weight change and increased depressive symptoms...
  47. ncbi request reprint Age, aging, and the sense of control among older adults: a longitudinal reconsideration
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:S212-20. 2003
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Adverse outcomes and correlates of change in the Short Physical Performance Battery over 36 months in the African American health project
    Douglas K Miller
    Center for Aging Research, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN 46202 3012, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:487-94. 2008
    ..Moreover, factors associated with changes in SPPB over time have not been reported...
  49. ncbi request reprint Clinically important differences in health status for patients with heart disease: an expert consensus panel report
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Department of Research Methodology, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63103, USA
    Am Heart J 147:615-22. 2004
    ..No important difference standards for the SF-36 have been published for patients with heart disease. This development of CIDs would facilitate the use of health status measures in daily clinical decision-making...
  50. ncbi request reprint Hospitalization for prostate cancer among the older men in the longitudinal study on aging, 1984-1991
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, Missouri 63104 1399, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M115-21. 2002
    ..A secondary analysis of the older men in the Longitudinal Study on Aging (LSOA) used baseline (1984) interview data and Medicare hospital claims for 1984 through 1991...
  51. ncbi request reprint Cognitive ability and physical performance in middle-aged African Americans
    Theodore K Malmstrom
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:997-1001. 2005
    ..To investigate the association between cognitive ability and physical performance in a population-based sample of middle-aged African Americans...
  52. ncbi request reprint Fear of falling and related activity restriction among middle-aged African Americans
    Margaret Mary G Wilson
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, St Louis University School of Medicine, 1402 S Grand Blvd, M238, St Louis, Missouri 53104, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:355-60. 2005
    ..The prevalence of fear of falling and related activity restriction, and their joint distribution with falls and falls efficacy, have been inadequately addressed in population-based studies of middle-aged and African-American groups...
  53. ncbi request reprint Inner city, middle-aged African Americans have excess frank and subclinical disability
    Douglas K Miller
    School of Medicine, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:207-12. 2005
    ..Healthy People 2010 seeks to decrease or eliminate the health disparities experienced by disadvantaged minority groups...
  54. pmc A comparison of clinically important differences in health-related quality of life for patients with chronic lung disease, asthma, or heart disease
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Department of Research Methodology, Saint Louis University, 221 N Grand Avenue, St Louis, MO 63103, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:577-91. 2005
    ....
  55. pmc Can computer-generated evidence-based care suggestions enhance evidence-based management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? A randomized, controlled trial
    William M Tierney
    Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, M200 OPW, Wishard Memorial Hospital, 1001 West 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:477-97. 2005
    ..Translation of evidence-based guidelines into clinical practice has been inconsistent. We performed a randomized, controlled trial of guideline-based care suggestions delivered to physicians when writing orders on computer workstations...
  56. ncbi request reprint Retest reliability of self-reported function, self-care, and disease history
    Elena M Andresen
    Department of Health Services Research, Management, and Policy, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida Health Sciences Center, Gainesville, FL 32610 0195, USA
    Med Care 43:93-7. 2005
    ..However, compared with objective data based on physiologic or laboratory tests, self-reports may suffer from lower accuracy and reliability. In addition, few reports examine reliability in population subgroups, such as black adults...
  57. ncbi request reprint Clinically relevant levels of depressive symptoms in community-dwelling middle-aged African Americans
    Douglas K Miller
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:741-8. 2004
    ....
  58. pmc Effects of computerized guidelines for managing heart disease in primary care
    William M Tierney
    Regenstrief Institute for Health Care, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:967-76. 2003
    ..Electronic information systems have been proposed as one means to reduce medical errors of commission (doing the wrong thing) and omission (not providing indicated care)...
  59. ncbi request reprint 9-11, personal stress, mental health, and sense of control among older adults
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63104 1314, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:S146-50. 2003
    ....
  60. pmc Clinically important changes in health-related quality of life for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an expert consensus panel report
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Saint Louis University, Department of Research Methodology, School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63103, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:196-202. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to establish clinically important difference standards from the physician's perspective for use of 2 HRQoL measures among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  61. ncbi request reprint Using the standard error of measurement to identify important changes on the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104 1399, USA
    Qual Life Res 11:1-7. 2002
    ..To establish a link between the minimal important difference (MID) and the standard error of measurement (SEM) for all responsive dimensions of the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ)...
  62. ncbi request reprint The effect of adult day care services on time to nursing home placement in older adults with Alzheimer's disease
    Judith J McCann
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Gerontologist 45:754-63. 2005
    ..This longitudinal study examined whether the use of adult day care services delayed time to nursing home placement in persons with Alzheimer's disease...
  63. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood conditions and risk of incident lower-body functional limitations among middle-aged African Americans
    Mario Schootman
    Department of Medicine and Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:450-8. 2006
    ..01 (fair/poor noise level). Sensitivity analyses showed the robustness of the findings. Poor neighborhood conditions appear to be an independent contributor to the risk of incident LBFLs in middle-aged African Americans...
  64. ncbi request reprint Mortality risk in older inner-city African Americans
    Theodore K Malmstrom
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1049-55. 2007
    ..To investigate mortality risks in a sample of poor, inner-city-dwelling, older African Americans...
  65. pmc Effect of memory impairment on training outcomes in ACTIVE
    Frederick W Unverzagt
    Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 13:953-60. 2007
    ..Memory function appears to mediate response to structured cognitive interventions in older adults...
  66. pmc Triangulating patient and clinician perspectives on clinically important differences in health-related quality of life among patients with heart disease
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Department of Research Methodology, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:2257-74; discussion 2294-323. 2007
    ..To use triangulation methodology to better understand clinically important differences (CIDs) in the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with heart disease...
  67. ncbi request reprint Validity of patient-reported health-related quality of life global ratings of change using structural equation modeling
    Stacie M Metz
    Department of Health, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383, USA
    Qual Life Res 16:1193-202. 2007
    ..Although this approach may be preferred, the validity of the anchor-based approach is currently under scrutiny...
  68. pmc Rating neighborhoods for older adult health: results from the African American Health study
    Elena M Andresen
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida Health Sciences Center, PO Box 100231 Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:35. 2008
    ..Social theories suggest that neighborhood quality affects health. Observer ratings of neighborhoods should be subjected to psychometric tests...
  69. pmc Neighbourhood environment and the incidence of depressive symptoms among middle-aged African Americans
    Mario Schootman
    Department of Medicine and Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:527-32. 2007
    ....
  70. pmc Measuring patient and clinician perspectives to evaluate change in health-related quality of life among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Research Methodology and Health Services Research, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:161-70. 2007
    ..However, there is a lack of consensus regarding which HRQoL outcome measures are appropriate to assess, and how much change on those measures depict significant HRQoL improvement...
  71. ncbi request reprint Does more health care improve health among older adults? A longitudinal analysis
    Ezra Golberstein
    University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, USA
    J Aging Health 19:888-906. 2007
    ..This research assesses the association of health services use with subsequent physical health among older Americans, adjusting for the confounding between health care use and prior health...
  72. ncbi request reprint Cross-sectional and longitudinal risk factors for falls, fear of falling, and falls efficacy in a cohort of middle-aged African Americans
    Elena M Andresen
    Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center, Research Services, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Gerontologist 46:249-57. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study is to cross-sectionally and longitudinally identify risk factors for falls, fear of falling, and falls efficacy in late-middle-aged African Americans...
  73. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of observer ratings of neighborhoods
    Elena M Andresen
    Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center RORC, North Florida South Georgia VHS, Gainesville, FL, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, P O Box 10082, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0182, USA
    J Aging Health 18:28-36. 2006
    ..The objectives were to examine the validity and reliability of a five-item neighborhood measurement scale...
  74. ncbi request reprint The effect of adverse housing and neighborhood conditions on the development of diabetes mellitus among middle-aged African Americans
    Mario Schootman
    Department of Medicine and Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:379-87. 2007
    ..Poor housing conditions appear to be an independent contributor to the risk of incident diabetes in urban, middle-aged African Americans...
  75. ncbi request reprint Clinically important differences in health-related quality of life for patients with asthma: an expert consensus panel report
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Saint Louis University Department of Research Methodology, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 91:148-53. 2003
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint Opportunities for advance directives to influence acute medical care
    Paul R Dexter
    Indiana University School of Medicine, Regenstrief Institute for Health Care, Indianapolis, USA
    J Clin Ethics 14:173-82. 2003
  77. ncbi request reprint Failure of computerized treatment suggestions to improve health outcomes of outpatients with uncomplicated hypertension: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Michael D Murray
    Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 24:324-37. 2004
    ..To assess the effects of evidence-based treatment suggestions for hypertension made to physicians and pharmacists using a comprehensive electronic medical record system...
  78. ncbi request reprint Test-retest reliability of subclinical status for functional limitation and disability
    Douglas K Miller
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, 1050 Wishard Blvd, RG 6, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:S52-6. 2006
    ..We evaluated the reproducibility of measuring subclinical status in a random subset of 92 community-dwelling St. Louis African Americans aged 49 to 65 years old...
  79. ncbi request reprint Interpreting quality-of-life data: methods for community consensus in asthma
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Department of Research Methodology, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63108, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 96:826-33. 2006
    ..Change in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an important outcome in asthma treatment. Patient and provider consensus on how to determine thresholds for identifying important improvements and declines, however, has not been achieved...
  80. ncbi request reprint A comparison of traditional and Rasch cut points for assessing clinically important change in health-related quality of life among patients with asthma
    Stacie M Metz
    School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, Salus Center 391 I, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Qual Life Res 15:1639-49. 2006
    ....

Research Grants13

  1. IDENTIFICATION OF CLINICALLY RELEVANT CHANGES IN HRQOL
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. Continuity of Care and Health Outcomes: Does It Really Matter?
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  3. Health and Health Services Use in the HRS/AHEAD
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Linear and non-linear regression and random effects models will also be used where appropriate. ..
  4. Health and Health Services Use in the HRS/AHEAD
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Linear and non-linear regression and random effects models will also be used where appropriate. ..
  5. Adverse Outcomes of Dual Use of Health Systems Among Older Male Veterans
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  6. Health and Health Services Use in the HRS/AHEAD
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Linear and non-linear regression and random effects models will also be used where appropriate. ..
  7. Health and Health Services Use in the HRS/AHEAD
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Linear and non-linear regression and random effects models will also be used where appropriate. ..
  8. IDENTIFICATION OF CLINICALLY RELEVANT CHANGES IN HRQOL
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  9. IDENTIFICATION OF CLINICALLY RELEVANT CHANGES IN HRQOL
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  10. IDENTIFICATION OF CLINICALLY RELEVANT CHANGES IN HRQOL
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..abstract_text> ..