Emily K Porensky
Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine
- Reaction to a dementia diagnosis in individuals with Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairmentBrian D Carpenter
Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 56:405-12. 2008..To examine short-term changes in depression and anxiety after receiving a dementia diagnosis...
- The burden of late-life generalized anxiety disorder: effects on disability, health-related quality of life, and healthcare utilizationEmily K Porensky
Department of Psychology, Washington University in St Louis, MO 63130, USA
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:473-82. 2009..To describe the burden of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), a common anxiety disorder in older adults...
- Knowledge and perceptions in advance care planningEmily K Porensky
Department of Psychology, Campus Box 1125, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
J Aging Health 20:89-106. 2008..This study explores detailed knowledge of medical terminology and connotations of equivocal phrases frequently used in advance care planning...
- Agreement on diagnosis among patients, companions, and professionals after a dementia evaluationAlexandra K Zaleta
Department of Psychology, Alzheimer s Disease Research Center, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 26:232-7. 2012..This study documents discrepancies that can arise in diagnostic communication, which could influence adjustment to a diagnosis of dementia and decisions regarding future planning and care...
- Breaking bad news: Effects of forecasting diagnosis and framing prognosisEmily K Porensky
Department of Psychology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, USA Electronic address
Patient Educ Couns 99:68-76. 2016..Research to support guidelines for breaking bad news is lacking. This study used an experimental paradigm to test two communication strategies, forecasting bad news and framing prognosis, in the context of cancer...