Thomas Gill

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Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Disentangling the disabling process: insights from the precipitating events project
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
    Gerontologist 54:533-49. 2014
  2. pmc Association of injurious falls with disability outcomes and nursing home admissions in community-living older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, Adler Geriatric Center, 20 York Street, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 178:418-25. 2013
  3. pmc Comparisons between older men and women in the trajectory and burden of disability over the course of nearly 14 years
    Thomas M Gill
    Yale School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 14:280-6. 2013
  4. pmc Risk factors and precipitants of long-term disability in community mobility: a cohort study of older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06504, USA
    Ann Intern Med 156:131-40. 2012
  5. pmc A standard procedure for creating a frailty index
    Samuel D Searle
    Geriatric Medicine Research Unit, Dalhousie University and Capital District Health Authority, Halifax, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 8:24. 2008
  6. pmc Factors associated with accurate recall of prior disability in older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1897-901. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Bathing disability and the risk of long-term admission to a nursing home
    Thomas M Gill
    Yale University School of Medicine, Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center, 20 York Street, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:821-5. 2006
  8. pmc Factors associated with recovery of prehospital function among older persons admitted to a nursing home with disability after an acute hospitalization
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center, 20 York Street, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:1296-303. 2009
  9. pmc Functional trajectories in older persons admitted to a nursing home with disability after an acute hospitalization
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:195-201. 2009
  10. pmc Psychometric properties of a scale to assess the severity of bathing disability
    Thomas M Gill
    Yale Claude D Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:987-93. 2009

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Publications86

  1. ncbi request reprint Disentangling the disabling process: insights from the precipitating events project
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
    Gerontologist 54:533-49. 2014
    ..In addition, as the number of decedents accrues, the PEP Study will increasingly become a valuable resource for investigating symptoms, function, and health care utilization at the end of life. ..
  2. pmc Association of injurious falls with disability outcomes and nursing home admissions in community-living older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, Adler Geriatric Center, 20 York Street, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 178:418-25. 2013
    ..3, 7.8), respectively. Relative to other conditions leading to hospitalization, hip-fracture and other fall-related injuries are associated with worse disability outcomes and a higher likelihood of long-term nursing home admissions. ..
  3. pmc Comparisons between older men and women in the trajectory and burden of disability over the course of nearly 14 years
    Thomas M Gill
    Yale School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 14:280-6. 2013
    ..To more completely evaluate these gender differences, the current study set out to compare the trajectories and burden of disability over an extended period between older men and women...
  4. pmc Risk factors and precipitants of long-term disability in community mobility: a cohort study of older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06504, USA
    Ann Intern Med 156:131-40. 2012
    ..Relatively little is known about why older persons develop long-term disability in community mobility...
  5. pmc A standard procedure for creating a frailty index
    Samuel D Searle
    Geriatric Medicine Research Unit, Dalhousie University and Capital District Health Authority, Halifax, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 8:24. 2008
    ..A frailty index can be developed from most ageing databases. Our objective is to systematically describe a standard procedure for constructing a frailty index...
  6. pmc Factors associated with accurate recall of prior disability in older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1897-901. 2009
    ..To identify the factors associated with accurate recall of prior disability...
  7. ncbi request reprint Bathing disability and the risk of long-term admission to a nursing home
    Thomas M Gill
    Yale University School of Medicine, Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center, 20 York Street, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:821-5. 2006
    ....
  8. pmc Factors associated with recovery of prehospital function among older persons admitted to a nursing home with disability after an acute hospitalization
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center, 20 York Street, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:1296-303. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to identify the factors associated with recovery of prehospital function among older persons admitted to a nursing home with disability after an acute hospitalization...
  9. pmc Functional trajectories in older persons admitted to a nursing home with disability after an acute hospitalization
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:195-201. 2009
    ..To characterize the functional trajectories of older persons admitted to a nursing home with disability after an acute hospitalization...
  10. pmc Psychometric properties of a scale to assess the severity of bathing disability
    Thomas M Gill
    Yale Claude D Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:987-93. 2009
    ..To develop and evaluate the psychometric properties of a new bathing disability scale...
  11. pmc Evaluating disability over discrete periods of time
    Thomas M Gill
    Yale University School of Medicine, Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center, 20 York Street, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:588-94. 2008
    ..To advance the field of disability assessment, additional developmental work is needed. The objective of this study was to determine the potential value of participant recall when evaluating disability over discrete periods of time...
  12. pmc Subtypes of disability in older persons over the course of nearly 8 years
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06504, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:436-43. 2008
    ....
  13. pmc Risk factors for disability subtypes in older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06504, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1850-5. 2009
    ..To identify risk factors for five different subtypes of disability...
  14. pmc Assessment of function and disability in longitudinal studies
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:S308-12. 2010
    ..Another high priority for future research is to validate and further refine strategies to more completely and accurately ascertain the occurrence of disability in older persons...
  15. pmc The relationship between intervening hospitalizations and transitions between frailty states
    Thomas M Gill
    Adler Geriatric Assessment Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 66:1238-43. 2011
    ..We performed a prospective longitudinal study to evaluate the relationship between intervening hospitalizations and these transitions...
  16. pmc Change in disability after hospitalization or restricted activity in older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    JAMA 304:1919-28. 2010
    ..The role of intervening illnesses and injuries (ie, events) on these transitions is uncertain...
  17. pmc Trajectories of disability in the last year of life
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    N Engl J Med 362:1173-80. 2010
    ..Despite the importance of functional status to older persons and their families, little is known about the course of disability at the end of life...
  18. ncbi request reprint The development of insidious disability in activities of daily living among community-living older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Med 117:484-91. 2004
    ..To determine how often disability in essential activities of daily living develops insidiously, and to evaluate whether the likelihood of insidious disability differs on the basis of physical frailty...
  19. pmc Dynamics of functional aging based on latent-class trajectories of activities of daily living
    Ling Han
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 23:87-92. 2013
    ..This study sought to identify and characterize major patterns of functional aging based on activities of daily living (ADL)...
  20. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of bathing disability in older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06504, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1524-30. 2006
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  21. ncbi request reprint Restricted activity and functional decline among community-living older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:1317-22. 2003
    ..We performed a prospective cohort study to evaluate the association between the occurrence of restricted activity and functional decline over an 18-month period...
  22. ncbi request reprint The effect of prior disability history on subsequent functional transitions
    Susan E Hardy
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:272-7. 2006
    ..Our objective was to determine the effect of prior disability on subsequent transitions between no disability, mild disability, severe disability, and death...
  23. pmc Sleep complaints in community-living older persons: a multifactorial geriatric syndrome
    Carlos A Vaz Fragoso
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1853-66. 2007
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint The burden and patterns of disability in activities of daily living among community-living older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06504, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:70-5. 2003
    ..We performed a longitudinal study to determine the burden and patterns of ADL disability among previously nondisabled, community-living older persons...
  25. pmc Reporting peak expiratory flow in older persons
    Carlos A Vaz Fragoso
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, P O Box 208025, New Haven, CT 06250 8025, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:1147-51. 2007
    ....
  26. pmc Bath aids and the subsequent development of bathing disability in community-living older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1757-63. 2007
    ..To determine whether the availability of bath aids may forestall the subsequent development of bathing disability...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prognostic effect of prior disability episodes among nondisabled community-living older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:1090-6. 2003
    ..More frequent assessments of functional status may be warranted in epidemiologic studies and clinical trials when disability is a primary focus...
  28. pmc Peak expiratory flow as a predictor of subsequent disability and death in community-living older persons
    Carlos A Vaz Fragoso
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06504, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1014-20. 2008
    ..To determine whether peak expiratory flow (PEF), when expressed by a validated method using standardized residual (SR) percentile, is associated with subsequent disability and death in older persons...
  29. ncbi request reprint Estimates of active and disabled life expectancy based on different assessment intervals
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1013-6. 2005
    ..We performed a prospective cohort study to compare estimates of active and disabled life expectancy based on traditional assessment intervals of 1--2 years with those based on more frequent assessments at 1-month intervals...
  30. ncbi request reprint Predisposing factors and precipitants for bathing disability in older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:534-40. 2007
    ..To identify potential predisposing factors and precipitants for bathing disability...
  31. ncbi request reprint Hospitalization, restricted activity, and the development of disability among older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center, New Haven, Conn 06504, USA
    JAMA 292:2115-24. 2004
    ..Preventing the development of disability in activities of daily living is an important goal in older adults, yet relatively little is known about the disabling process...
  32. pmc Higher burden of depression among older women: the effect of onset, persistence, and mortality over time
    Lisa C Barry
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:172-8. 2008
    ..The prevalence of depression is disproportionately higher in older women than men, yet the reasons for this sex difference are not clear...
  33. pmc Patterns of weight change preceding hospitalization for heart failure
    Sarwat I Chaudhry
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section of General Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Circulation 116:1549-54. 2007
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  34. ncbi request reprint Access to primary care for Medicare beneficiaries
    William C Chou
    Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06504, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:763-8. 2007
    ..Among primary care physicians accepting new patients, to determine whether demographic and geographic factors are associated with the likelihood of accepting new Medicare patients...
  35. pmc A semiparametric transition model with latent traits for longitudinal multistate data
    Haiqun Lin
    Division of Biostatistics, Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Biometrics 64:1032-42. 2008
    ..The performance of the estimation procedure is assessed by simulation studies...
  36. pmc Identifying dysglycemic states in older adults: implications of the emerging use of hemoglobin A1c
    Kasia J Lipska
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University School of Medicine, P O Box 208088, 333 Cedar Street, SHM IE 61, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8088, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:5289-95. 2010
    ..Hemoglobin A1c (A1c) was recently added to the diagnostic criteria for diabetes and prediabetes...
  37. pmc Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in older persons: A comparison of two spirometric definitions
    Carlos A Vaz Fragoso
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, New Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Respir Med 104:1189-96. 2010
    ..70, and an FEV(1) below the 5th or 10th standardized residual percentile ("SR-tile strategy")...
  38. pmc Geriatric conditions and subsequent mortality in older patients with heart failure
    Sarwat I Chaudhry
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section of General Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8093, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:309-16. 2010
    ....
  39. pmc The ratio of FEV1 to FVC as a basis for establishing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Carlos A Vaz Fragoso
    Yale Claude D Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 181:446-51. 2010
    ..The clinical validity of this threshold as a basis for establishing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is unknown...
  40. pmc Longitudinal association between depressive symptoms and disability burden among older persons
    Lisa C Barry
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics, 367 Cedar Street, PO Box 208025, New Haven, CT 06520 8025, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:1325-32. 2009
    ..The authors evaluated the association between level of depressive symptoms and severity of subsequent disability over time and determined whether this relationship differed by sex...
  41. pmc Sleep-wake disturbances and frailty in community-living older persons
    Carlos A Vaz Fragoso
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:2094-100. 2009
    ..To evaluate the association between sleep-wake disturbances and frailty...
  42. pmc Defining chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in older persons
    Carlos A Vaz Fragoso
    Claude D Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Respir Med 103:1468-76. 2009
    ..To develop a more age-appropriate spirometric definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among older persons...
  43. pmc Prognostic significance of potential frailty criteria
    Marc D Rothman
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06504, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:2211-116. 2008
    ..To determine the independent prognostic effect of seven potential frailty criteria, including five from the Fried phenotype, on several adverse outcomes...
  44. pmc Geriatric impairments and disability: the cardiovascular health study
    Sarwat I Chaudhry
    Section of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1686-92. 2010
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint The relationship between psychological factors and disabling musculoskeletal pain in community-dwelling older persons
    M Carrington Reid
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1092-8. 2003
    ..To determine the relationship between two psychological factors (depressive symptoms and low functional self-efficacy) and the occurrence of disabling musculoskeletal pain in community-dwelling older persons...
  46. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with recovery of independence among newly disabled older persons
    Susan E Hardy
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:106-12. 2005
    ..The aims of this study were to identify independent predictors of time to and duration of recovery of independent ADL function among newly disabled community-dwelling older persons...
  47. ncbi request reprint Decline in physical performance among women with a recent transient ischemic attack or ischemic stroke: opportunities for functional preservation a report of the Women's Estrogen Stroke Trial
    Walter N Kernan
    Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, P O Box 208025, New Haven, CT 06520 8025, USA
    Stroke 36:630-4. 2005
    ..To examine this possibility, we measured change in physical performance, independent of subsequent stroke, among women with a recent ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)...
  48. ncbi request reprint Experimental designs for multicomponent interventions among persons with multifactorial geriatric syndromes
    Heather G Allore
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Clin Trials 2:13-21. 2005
    ..We also propose elements of multicomponent interventions for multifactorial health conditions that should be reported in publications and areas where future research is needed...
  49. ncbi request reprint Overestimation of chronic disability among elderly persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 20 York Street, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:2625-30. 2005
    ..We evaluated the validity of the established protocol and determined the accuracy of prevalence estimates of chronic disability among elderly persons in the United States...
  50. ncbi request reprint Image of aging scale
    Becca R Levy
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, 60 College Street, P O Box 208034, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 99:208-10. 2004
    ..The development of the Image of Aging Scale is described. It ineludes positive and negative images of elders within nine domains. The scale showed good 1-wk. test-retest reliability, internal consistency, and convergent validity...
  51. ncbi request reprint A prehabilitation program for the prevention of functional decline: effect on higher-level physical function
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Adler Geriatric Assessment Center, Yale University School of Medicine, 20 York Street, 17B TMP, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:1043-9. 2004
    ..To determine whether a home-based physical therapy (PT) program prevented decline in several higher-level measures of physical function among physically frail, community-living older persons...
  52. pmc Serum micronutrient concentrations and decline in physical function among older persons
    Benedetta Bartali
    Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
    JAMA 299:308-15. 2008
    ..The potential deleterious effect of poor nutrition on decline in physical function in older persons is unclear...
  53. ncbi request reprint Recovery from disability among community-dwelling older persons
    Susan E Hardy
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn, USA
    JAMA 291:1596-602. 2004
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Transitions between states of disability and independence among older persons
    Susan E Hardy
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 20 York Street, Tompkins Basement 15, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:575-84. 2005
    ..To fully understand the disabling process, investigators and clinicians must consider the episodic and recurrent nature of disability...
  55. ncbi request reprint Hearing decline predicted by elders' stereotypes
    Becca R Levy
    Yale University, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:P82-7. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that age stereotypes influence older individuals' sensory perception...
  56. ncbi request reprint Resilience of community-dwelling older persons
    Susan E Hardy
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06504, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:257-62. 2004
    ..To assess resilience of community-dwelling older persons using a new scale based on response to a stressful life event and to identify the demographic, clinical, functional, and psychosocial factors associated with high resilience...
  57. pmc Characteristics associated with fear of falling and activity restriction in community-living older persons
    Susan L Murphy
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College Street, PO Box 208034, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:516-20. 2002
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Application of negative binomial modeling for discrete outcomes: a case study in aging research
    Amy L Byers
    Program on Aging, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, 1 Church Street 7th Floor, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:559-64. 2003
    ..The negative binomial model provides an alternative approach for the analysis of discrete data where overdispersion is a problem, provided that the model is correctly specified and adequately fits the data...
  59. ncbi request reprint Improved self-confidence was a mechanism of action in two geriatric trials evaluating physical interventions
    Peter Peduzzi
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:94-102. 2007
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint A program to prevent functional decline in physically frail, elderly persons who live at home
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center, New Haven, Conn 06504, USA
    N Engl J Med 347:1068-74. 2002
    ..Functional decline in physically frail, elderly persons is associated with substantial morbidity. It is uncertain whether such functional decline can be prevented...
  61. ncbi request reprint The dynamic nature of mobility disability in older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Dprothy Adler Geriatric Assesment Center, New Haven, Connecticut 06504, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:248-54. 2006
    ..To determine the rates of clinically meaningful transitions in mobility disability; evaluate how these transitions differ according to age, sex, and physical frailty; and depict the duration of the resulting episodes of mobility disability...
  62. ncbi request reprint Stressful life events among community-living older persons
    Susan E Hardy
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06504, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:832-8. 2002
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint A prehabilitation program for physically frail community-living older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84:394-404. 2003
    ..To describe the development and implementation of a preventive, home-based physical therapy program (PREHAB) and to provide evidence for the safety and interrater reliability of the PREHAB protocol...
  64. pmc Perspectives of older persons on bathing and bathing disability: a qualitative study
    Sangeeta C Ahluwalia
    Section of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:450-6. 2010
    ..To understand the bathing experiences, attitudes, and preferences of older persons in order to inform the development of effective patient-centered interventions...
  65. pmc Explaining the effect of gender on functional transitions in older persons
    Susan E Hardy
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Gerontology 54:79-86. 2008
    ..Women live longer but experience greater disability than men. The reasons for this gender difference in disability are not well understood...
  66. ncbi request reprint Underutilization of environmental adaptations for bathing in community-living older persons
    Aanand D Naik
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1497-503. 2005
    ..To determine the prevalence and utilization of environmental adaptations (home modifications and assistive devices) for bathing in community-living older persons with and without bathing disability...
  67. ncbi request reprint Transitions between frailty states among community-living older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06504, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:418-23. 2006
    ..Little is known about the natural course of frailty. We performed a prospective study to determine the transition rates between frailty states and to evaluate the effect of the preceding frailty state on subsequent frailty transitions...
  68. pmc Everyday decision-making ability in older persons with cognitive impairment
    James M Lai
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Geriatric Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:693-6. 2008
    ..To demonstrate the reliability and validity of the Assessment of Capacity for Everyday Decision-Making (ACED), an instrument to evaluate everyday decision-making...
  69. ncbi request reprint Underestimation of disability in community-living older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Departments of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06504
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1492-7. 2002
    ..Our objective was to compare the rates of disability obtained from single follow-up assessments with those obtained from monthly assessments for intervals up to 24 months...
  70. pmc The development of fear of falling among community-living older women: predisposing factors and subsequent fall events
    Susan L Murphy
    Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan, Institute of Gerontology, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2007, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:M943-7. 2003
    ..Fear of falling is a common and potentially modifiable health problem among older persons. However, relatively little is known about who develops fear of falling or why...
  71. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms as a risk factor for disabling back pain in community-dwelling older persons
    M Carrington Reid
    Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1710-7. 2003
    ..To determine whether the presence of depressive symptoms is an independent risk factor for disabling back pain in community-dwelling older persons...
  72. pmc Effect of arthritis in middle age on older-age functioning
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:23-8. 2008
    ..To examine whether symptomatic arthritis in middle age predicts the earlier onset of functional difficulties (difficulty with activities of daily living (ADLs) and walking) that are associated with loss of independence in older persons...
  73. ncbi request reprint Effects of a physical activity intervention on measures of physical performance: Results of the lifestyle interventions and independence for Elders Pilot (LIFE-P) study
    Marco Pahor
    Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, College of Medicine, University of Florida, 1329 SW 16th St, Rm 5161, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:1157-65. 2006
    ..Our objective was to assess the effect of a comprehensive physical activity (PA) intervention on the SPPB and other physical performance measures...
  74. pmc Designing clinical trials of interventions for mobility disability: results from the lifestyle interventions and independence for elders pilot (LIFE-P) trial
    Mark A Espeland
    Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:1237-43. 2007
    ..Clinical trials to assess interventions for mobility disability are critically needed; however, data for efficiently designing such trials are lacking...
  75. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal change in positive affect in community-dwelling older persons
    Brenda F Kurland
    Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington 98109, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1846-53. 2006
    ..To determine whether positive affect, defined as emotional contentment and happiness, remains stable in late life and to identify predictors of longitudinal change in positive affect...
  76. ncbi request reprint Bathing disability in community-living older persons: common, consequential, and complex
    Aanand D Naik
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002 Holcombe Road, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1805-10. 2004
    ..To identify the specific bathing subtasks that are affected in community-living-older persons with bathing disability and to determine the self-reported reasons for bathing disability...
  77. ncbi request reprint Geriatric medicine: it's more than caring for old people
    Thomas M Gill
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Med 113:85-90. 2002
  78. ncbi request reprint The lifestyle interventions and independence for elders (LIFE) pilot study: design and methods
    W Jack Rejeski
    Department of HES, Box 7868, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC 27109, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 26:141-54. 2005
    ..Other goals of this pilot phase include assessments of health-related quality of life and cost-effectiveness...
  79. ncbi request reprint Education, prevention, and the translation of research into practice
    Thomas M Gill
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:724-6. 2005
  80. ncbi request reprint Health care for older Americans with multiple chronic conditions: a research agenda
    Susan L Norris
    Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:149-59. 2008
    ....
  81. 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...
  82. ncbi request reprint The deleterious effects of bed rest among community-living older persons
    Thomas M Gill
    Yale University School of Medicine, Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center, 20 York Street, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:755-61. 2004
    ..In this prospective cohort study, the association between episodes of bed rest and functional decline was evaluated during an 18-month period...
  83. ncbi request reprint Identification of pain-reduction strategies used by community-dwelling older persons
    Lisa C Barry
    Department of Epidemiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1569-75. 2005
    ..In this cross-sectional study of older persons with chronic nonmalignant pain, we sought to identify strategies perceived as effective in reducing pain and to ascertain factors associated with their use...
  84. pmc Health behaviors associated with better quality of life for older bereaved persons
    Joyce H Chen
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:96-106. 2005
    ..Little is known about health behaviors that are associated with better quality of life among recently bereaved older persons...
  85. ncbi request reprint Social class and mortality in older women
    Judith A Long
    Philadelphia Veterans Administration, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, 1201 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:952-8. 2002
    ..7 (95% CI, 1.2-6.4) and 2.7 (95% CI, 1.3-5.7), respectively. In this population of older women, personal work history was the only social class marker predictive of mortality...

Research Grants12

  1. VULNERABILITY, INTERVENING EVENTS & DISABILITY IN AGING
    Thomas Gill; Fiscal Year: 2000
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  2. Epidemiology of Bathing Disability in Elderly Persons
    Thomas Gill; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  3. Epidemiology of Bathing Disability in Elderly Persons
    Thomas Gill; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  4. Epidemiology of Bathing Disability in Elderly Persons
    Thomas Gill; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  5. Epidemiology of Bathing Disability in Elderly Persons
    Thomas Gill; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  6. VULNERABILITY, INTERVENING EVENTS & DISABILITY IN AGING
    Thomas Gill; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  7. VULNERABILITY, INTERVENING EVENTS & DISABILITY IN AGING
    Thomas Gill; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  8. VULNERABILITY, INTERVENING EVENTS & DISABILITY IN AGING
    Thomas Gill; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  9. VULNERABILITY, INTERVENING EVENTS & DISABILITY IN AGING
    Thomas Gill; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..