Laura N Gitlin

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Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Compensatory Strategies: Prevalence of Use and Relationship to Physical Function and Well-Being
    Laura N Gitlin
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Appl Gerontol . 2015
  2. pmc Reducing neuropsychiatric symptoms in persons with dementia and associated burden in family caregivers using tailored activities: Design and methods of a randomized clinical trial
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA Electronic address
    Contemp Clin Trials 49:92-102. 2016
  3. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of the Tailored Activity Program for Hospitalized (TAP-H) Patients With Behavioral Symptoms
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
    Gerontologist . 2016
  4. pmc Attachment to Life: Psychometric Analyses of the Valuation of Life Scale and Differences Among Older Adults
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
    Gerontologist 56:e21-31. 2016
  5. pmc Delivery Characteristics, Acceptability, and Depression Outcomes of a Home-based Depression Intervention for Older African Americans: The Get Busy Get Better Program
    Laura N Gitlin
    Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
    Gerontologist 56:956-65. 2016
  6. pmc Translating Evidence-Based Dementia Caregiving Interventions into Practice: State-of-the-Science and Next Steps
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Innovative Care in Aging, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
    Gerontologist 55:210-26. 2015
  7. pmc Can a tailored exercise and home hazard reduction program reduce the rate of falls in community dwelling older people with cognitive impairment: protocol paper for the i-FOCIS randomised controlled trial
    Jacqueline C T Close
    Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, PO Box 1165, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 14:89. 2014
  8. pmc Correlates of quality of life for individuals with dementia living at home: the role of home environment, caregiver, and patient-related characteristics
    Laura N Gitlin
    Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Md Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:587-97. 2014
  9. pmc A non-pharmacologic approach to address challenging behaviors of Veterans with dementia: description of the tailored activity program-VA randomized trial
    Laura N Gitlin
    Johns Hopkins University, 525 N, Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMC Geriatr 13:96. 2013
  10. pmc Occupational therapy discharge planning for older adults: a protocol for a randomised trial and economic evaluation
    Kylie Wales
    Ageing Work and Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 12:34. 2012

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Publications38

  1. pmc Compensatory Strategies: Prevalence of Use and Relationship to Physical Function and Well-Being
    Laura N Gitlin
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Appl Gerontol . 2015
    ..02). Findings suggest that strategy type may be differentially associated with functional decline and well-being although reciprocal causality and the role of other factors in these outcomes cannot be determined from this study...
  2. pmc Reducing neuropsychiatric symptoms in persons with dementia and associated burden in family caregivers using tailored activities: Design and methods of a randomized clinical trial
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA Electronic address
    Contemp Clin Trials 49:92-102. 2016
    ..If benefits are supported, this activity intervention will provide a clinically meaningful approach to prevent, reduce, and manage NPS. ..
  3. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of the Tailored Activity Program for Hospitalized (TAP-H) Patients With Behavioral Symptoms
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
    Gerontologist . 2016
    ..To evaluate feasibility of implementing the Tailored Activity Program for Hospitals (TAP-H) to improve engagement in patients with dementia admitted for behavioral disturbances...
  4. pmc Attachment to Life: Psychometric Analyses of the Valuation of Life Scale and Differences Among Older Adults
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
    Gerontologist 56:e21-31. 2016
    ..Examine psychometric properties of Lawton's Valuation of Life (VOL) scale, a measure of an older adults' assessment of the perceived value of their lives; and whether ratings differ by race (White, Black/African American) and sex...
  5. pmc Delivery Characteristics, Acceptability, and Depression Outcomes of a Home-based Depression Intervention for Older African Americans: The Get Busy Get Better Program
    Laura N Gitlin
    Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
    Gerontologist 56:956-65. 2016
    ..GBGB, previously tested in a randomized trial, reduced depressive symptoms and enhanced quality of life in African Americans...
  6. pmc Translating Evidence-Based Dementia Caregiving Interventions into Practice: State-of-the-Science and Next Steps
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Innovative Care in Aging, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
    Gerontologist 55:210-26. 2015
    ..We propose ways to advance translational activities and future research with practical applications. ..
  7. pmc Can a tailored exercise and home hazard reduction program reduce the rate of falls in community dwelling older people with cognitive impairment: protocol paper for the i-FOCIS randomised controlled trial
    Jacqueline C T Close
    Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, PO Box 1165, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 14:89. 2014
    ..A health economic analysis examining the cost and potential benefits of the program will also be undertaken...
  8. pmc Correlates of quality of life for individuals with dementia living at home: the role of home environment, caregiver, and patient-related characteristics
    Laura N Gitlin
    Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Md Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:587-97. 2014
    ..To examine prevalence of modifiable risk factors and their contribution to patient quality of life (QoL) as rated by dementia patients and family caregivers...
  9. pmc A non-pharmacologic approach to address challenging behaviors of Veterans with dementia: description of the tailored activity program-VA randomized trial
    Laura N Gitlin
    Johns Hopkins University, 525 N, Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMC Geriatr 13:96. 2013
    ..Given dementia's devastating effects and the absence of an imminent cure, the Veterans Administration has supported the development and testing of new approaches to manage challenging behaviors at home...
  10. pmc Occupational therapy discharge planning for older adults: a protocol for a randomised trial and economic evaluation
    Kylie Wales
    Ageing Work and Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 12:34. 2012
    ..This trial will also examine the cost of the intervention and cost effectiveness when compared to in-hospital discharge planning...
  11. pmc Identification of and beliefs about depressive symptoms and preferred treatment approaches among community-living older African Americans
    Laura N Gitlin
    Department of Health Systems and Outcomes LNG, School of Nursing, and Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:973-84. 2012
    ..Differences between the depressed and nondepressed and men and women were examined...
  12. pmc Introducing a new intervention: an overview of research phases and common challenges
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Occup Ther 67:177-84. 2013
    ..Although interventions needed to improve the public's health are complex and funding lags behind, introducing new interventions remains a critical and most worthy pursuit...
  13. pmc Nonpharmacologic management of behavioral symptoms in dementia
    Laura N Gitlin
    Department of Community Public Health, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, 525 Wolfe St, Ste 316, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    JAMA 308:2020-9. 2012
    ..Nonpharmacologic management of behavioral symptoms in dementia can significantly improve quality of life and patient-caregiver satisfaction...
  14. pmc The Republic of Chile: an upper middle-income country at the crossroads of economic development and aging
    Laura N Gitlin
    Department of Health Systems and Outcomes, School of Nursing, Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Gerontologist 52:297-305. 2012
    ..It reveals that there is a fundamental lack of adequate and depthful epidemiologic and country-specific research from which to fully understand the aging experience and guide new policies in support of health and well-being...
  15. pmc A community-integrated home based depression intervention for older African Americans: [corrected] description of the Beat the Blues randomized trial and intervention costs
    Laura N Gitlin
    Johns Hopkins University, 525 Wolf Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, United States of America
    BMC Geriatr 12:4. 2012
    ..There is an urgent need to develop and test new depression treatments that resonate with minority populations that are hard-to-reach and underserved and to evaluate their cost and cost-effectiveness...
  16. pmc A randomized controlled trial of a community-based dementia care coordination intervention: effects of MIND at Home on caregiver outcomes
    Jeremy A Tanner
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:391-402. 2015
    ..To assess whether MIND at Home, a community-based, multicomponent, care coordination intervention, reduces unmet caregiving needs and burden in informal caregivers of persons with memory disorders...
  17. pmc Examining the context and helpfulness of family companion contributions to older adults' primary care visits
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 North Broadway, Room 692, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 5200 Eastern Avenue, Mason F Lord Center Tower, Baltimore, MD 21224 2734, United States Center on Aging and Health, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2024 E Monument Street, Suite 2 700, Baltimore, MD 21205 2223, United States Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 525 N Wolfe Street, Suite 316, Baltimore, MD 21205 2110, United States Electronic address
    Patient Educ Couns . 2016
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  18. doi request reprint Health Services Utilization in Older Adults with Dementia Receiving Care Coordination: The MIND at Home Trial
    Halima Amjad
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    Health Serv Res . 2017
    ..To investigate effects of a novel dementia care coordination program on health services utilization...
  19. pmc Older adults' favorite activities are resoundingly active: findings from the NHATS study
    Sarah L Szanton
    Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, USA Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA Electronic address
    Geriatr Nurs 36:131-5. 2015
    ..These findings vary by self-rated health (OR = 0.71, p < 0.001), disability (OR = 0.72, p < 0.001) and gender (OR = 0.52, p < 0.001). Policy makers, clinicians, and urban planners can use these results in their work...
  20. pmc Preliminary data from community aging in place, advancing better living for elders, a patient-directed, team-based intervention to improve physical function and decrease nursing home utilization: the first 100 individuals to complete a centers for medicar
    Sarah L Szanton
    School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
    J Am Geriatr Soc 63:371-4. 2015
    ..Activity of daily living limitations improved in 79% of the first 100 people who completed the intervention. Preliminary findings of this novel intervention may have implications for other older adults with functional limitations...
  21. ncbi request reprint WeCareAdvisor™: The Development of a Caregiver-focused, Web-based Program to Assess and Manage Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
    Helen C Kales
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Department of Veterans Affairs, HSR and D Center for Clinical Management Research CCMR Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center GRECC, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System School of Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Department of Community Public Health, School of Nursing Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, School of Medicine Center for Innovative Care on Aging, Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bayview and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord . 2016
    ..Current real-world management is largely pharmacologic, despite poor risk/benefit. The WeCareAdvisor was designed to enable family caregivers to assess, manage, and track BPSD using nonpharmacologic strategies...
  22. pmc Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Delivery of the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health II Intervention
    Anita Graham-Phillips
    THREAD Institute, Baltimore, Maryland
    J Am Geriatr Soc 64:1662-7. 2016
    ..To determine whether there are racial and ethnicity group differences in Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH II) intervention delivery...
  23. pmc Caregiver's perceptions of the relationship of pain to behavioral and psychiatric symptoms in older community-residing adults with dementia
    Nancy Hodgson
    School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA Sycamore Consulting LLC, Woodstock, GA
    Clin J Pain 30:421-7. 2014
    ..The goal of the present study was to examine the relationship between pain and behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of dementia in community-residing older adults from the perspective of the family caregiver...
  24. pmc A tool to strengthen the older patient-companion partnership in primary care: results from a pilot study
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland Department of Health, Behavior, and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
    J Am Geriatr Soc 62:312-9. 2014
    ..To determine the acceptability of a pre-consultation checklist for older adults who attend medical visits with an unpaid companion and to evaluate its effects on visit communication...
  25. pmc Factors mediating the effects of a depression intervention on functional disability in older African Americans
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Center on Aging and Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
    J Am Geriatr Soc 62:2280-7. 2014
    ..To determine factors mediating the effects of a depression intervention for older African Americans on functional disability and, secondarily, whether functional improvements mediate intervention effects on depressive symptoms...
  26. pmc Correlates of objective and subjective measures of caregiver burden among dementia caregivers: influence of unmet patient and caregiver dementia-related care needs
    Travonia B Hughes
    Department of Mental Health, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 26:1875-83. 2014
    ..This study examines the relationship of unmet dementia-related care needs of community-dwelling persons, and their caregivers (CGs), to measures of caregiver burden...
  27. pmc Community aging in place, advancing better living for elders: a bio-behavioral-environmental intervention to improve function and health-related quality of life in disabled older adults
    Sarah L Szanton
    Department of Health Systems and Outcomes, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:2314-20. 2011
    ..To determine effect size and acceptability of a multicomponent behavior and home repair intervention for low-income disabled older adults...
  28. pmc The influence of sleep disruption and pain perception on indicators of quality of life in individuals living with dementia at home
    Nancy Hodgson
    Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, 525 Wolfe Street, Suite, 422 Baltimore, MD 21205, USA Electronic address
    Geriatr Nurs 35:394-8. 2014
    ..As symptoms negatively impact quality of life but are modifiable, better clinical procedures are needed to prevent and also identify and treat symptoms of pain and sleep disturbance in community-dwelling persons with dementia. ..
  29. doi request reprint Disclosing genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease to cognitively impaired patients and visit companions: Findings from the REVEAL Study
    Yue Guan
    Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA Electronic address
    Patient Educ Couns . 2016
    ..To describe the impact of genetic information on Alzheimer's disease (AD) risk communication to patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and their visit companions...
  30. ncbi request reprint The Baltimore HEARS Pilot Study: An Affordable, Accessible, Community-Delivered Hearing Care Intervention
    Carrie L Nieman
    Department of Otolaryngology HNS, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
    Gerontologist . 2016
    ..This study a) describes a community engagement approach to addressing disparities, b) reports preliminary outcomes of a novel intervention, and c) discusses implementation processes and potential for wide-scale testing and use...
  31. ncbi request reprint Valued Activities among Individuals with and without Cognitive Impairments: Findings from the National Health and Aging Trends Study
    Jeanine M Parisi
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Baltimore, Maryland
    Gerontologist . 2015
    ..Using the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS), we examined activity preferences and participation among individuals with and without cognitive impairments...
  32. pmc Assessing neuropsychiatric symptoms in people with dementia: a systematic review of measures
    Laura N Gitlin
    Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 26:1805-48. 2014
    ..Nevertheless, people with dementia are not systematically assessed for NPS in clinical settings. We review existing NPS measures for clinical and/or research purposes, and identify measurement gaps...
  33. pmc It's a Matter of Trust: Older African Americans Speak About Their Health Care Encounters
    Bryan R Hansen
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Appl Gerontol 35:1058-76. 2016
    ..To examine perceptions of older African Americans' encounters with health care providers and ways to enhance trust...
  34. pmc Positive Aspects of Family Caregiving for Dementia: Differential Item Functioning by Race
    David L Roth
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 70:813-9. 2015
    ..Due to increasing interest in the positive experiences associated with family caregiving, potential demographic group differences were examined on the Positive Aspects of Caregiving (PAC) scale at both the item and scale levels...
  35. pmc Beat the Blues decreases depression in financially strained older African-American adults
    Sarah L Szanton
    Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:692-7. 2014
    ..Financial strain, defined as inadequate income to cover basic needs, is related to depression in minority populations. It is unclear whether interventions can improve depression in those reporting financial strain...
  36. pmc A multidimensional home-based care coordination intervention for elders with memory disorders: the maximizing independence at home (MIND) pilot randomized trial
    Quincy M Samus
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bayview, School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:398-414. 2014
    ..To assess whether a dementia care coordination intervention delays time to transition from home and reduces unmet needs in elders with memory disorders...
  37. pmc Impact of caregiver readiness on outcomes of a nonpharmacological intervention to address behavioral symptoms in persons with dementia
    Laura N Gitlin
    Department of Community Public Health, School of Nursing, Joint Appointments, Department of Psychiatry, and Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, School of Medicine, Director, Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 31:1056-63. 2016
    ..However, strategies depend upon caregivers for their implementation. We examine the impact of caregiver readiness to use nonpharmacological strategies on treatment outcomes...
  38. pmc Factors associated with caregiver readiness to use nonpharmacologic strategies to manage dementia-related behavioral symptoms
    Laura N Gitlin
    Department of Community Public Health, School of Nursing, Joint Appointments, Department of Psychiatry, and Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, School of Medicine, Director, Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 29:93-102. 2014
    ..Caregivers may vary in readiness to use strategies. We examined characteristics associated with readiness, extent readiness changed during intervention, and predictors of change in readiness...