geriatric assessment

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Summary: Evaluation of the level of physical, physiological, or mental functioning in the older population group.

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  1. ncbi Designing randomized, controlled trials aimed at preventing or delaying functional decline and disability in frail, older persons: a consensus report
    Luigi Ferrucci
    Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:625-34. 2004
  2. ncbi Predicting the probability for falls in community-dwelling older adults using the Timed Up & Go Test
    A Shumway-Cook
    Division of Physical Therapy, University of Washington, Box 356490, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Phys Ther 80:896-903. 2000
  3. ncbi Lower extremity function and subsequent disability: consistency across studies, predictive models, and value of gait speed alone compared with the short physical performance battery
    J M Guralnik
    Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 9205, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M221-31. 2000
  4. pmc A global clinical measure of fitness and frailty in elderly people
    Kenneth Rockwood
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
    CMAJ 173:489-95. 2005
  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 Reliability of the interRAI suite of assessment instruments: a 12-country study of an integrated health information system
    John P Hirdes
    University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:277. 2008
  7. ncbi A physiological profile approach to falls risk assessment and prevention
    Stephen R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Barker Street, Randwick, New South Wales, 2031, Australia
    Phys Ther 83:237-52. 2003
  8. ncbi Phenotype of frailty: characterization in the women's health and aging studies
    Karen Bandeen-Roche
    Department of Biostatistics, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:262-6. 2006
  9. ncbi Risk factors for functional status decline in community-living elderly people: a systematic literature review
    A E Stuck
    Department of Geriatrics and Rehabilitation, Zieglerspital, Bern, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 48:445-69. 1999
  10. ncbi Valuing the ICECAP capability index for older people
    Joanna Coast
    University of Birmingham, Department of Health Economics, Public Health Building, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 67:874-82. 2008

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Publications356 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Designing randomized, controlled trials aimed at preventing or delaying functional decline and disability in frail, older persons: a consensus report
    Luigi Ferrucci
    Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:625-34. 2004
    ....
  2. ncbi Predicting the probability for falls in community-dwelling older adults using the Timed Up & Go Test
    A Shumway-Cook
    Division of Physical Therapy, University of Washington, Box 356490, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Phys Ther 80:896-903. 2000
    ..This study examined the sensitivity and specificity of the Timed Up & Go Test (TUG) under single-task versus dual-task conditions for identifying elderly individuals who are prone to falling...
  3. ncbi Lower extremity function and subsequent disability: consistency across studies, predictive models, and value of gait speed alone compared with the short physical performance battery
    J M Guralnik
    Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 9205, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M221-31. 2000
    ....
  4. pmc A global clinical measure of fitness and frailty in elderly people
    Kenneth Rockwood
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
    CMAJ 173:489-95. 2005
    ..We aimed to develop a tool that would be both predictive and easy to use...
  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 Reliability of the interRAI suite of assessment instruments: a 12-country study of an integrated health information system
    John P Hirdes
    University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:277. 2008
    ..This study examined the reliability of the items from five instruments supporting home care, long term care, mental health, palliative care and post-acute care...
  7. ncbi A physiological profile approach to falls risk assessment and prevention
    Stephen R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Barker Street, Randwick, New South Wales, 2031, Australia
    Phys Ther 83:237-52. 2003
    ..The PPA provides valid and reliable measurements that can be used for assessing falls risk and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions and is suitable for use in a range of physical therapy and health care settings...
  8. ncbi Phenotype of frailty: characterization in the women's health and aging studies
    Karen Bandeen-Roche
    Department of Biostatistics, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:262-6. 2006
    ..This article evaluates the cross-validity, criterion validity, and internal validity in the Women's Health and Aging Studies (WHAS) of a discrete measure of frailty recently validated in the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS)...
  9. ncbi Risk factors for functional status decline in community-living elderly people: a systematic literature review
    A E Stuck
    Department of Geriatrics and Rehabilitation, Zieglerspital, Bern, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 48:445-69. 1999
    ..This review will help investigators set priorities for future research of the Disablement Process, plan health and social services for elderly persons and develop more cost-effective programs for preventing disability among them...
  10. ncbi Valuing the ICECAP capability index for older people
    Joanna Coast
    University of Birmingham, Department of Health Economics, Public Health Building, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 67:874-82. 2008
    ..Values that were estimated are feasible for use in practical applications of the index to measure the impact of health and social care interventions...
  11. ncbi Frailty defined by deficit accumulation and geriatric medicine defined by frailty
    Kenneth Rockwood
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Room 1421, 5955 Veterans Memorial Lane, Nova Scotia B3H 2E1, Canada
    Clin Geriatr Med 27:17-26. 2011
    ..A key to managing complexity is through instruments such as a comprehensive geriatric assessment, which can serve as the basis for routine clinical estimation of an individual's degree of frailty...
  12. ncbi Comparison of 2 frailty indexes for prediction of falls, disability, fractures, and death in older women
    Kristine E Ensrud
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, General Internal Medicine, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:382-9. 2008
    ..Frailty, as defined by the index derived from the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS index), predicts risk of adverse outcomes in older adults. Use of this index, however, is impractical in clinical practice...
  13. ncbi Outcome instruments to measure frailty: a systematic review
    N M de Vries
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare IQ Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, P O Box 9101, 114, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Ageing Res Rev 10:104-14. 2011
    ..Frailty instruments, however, are often developed as prognostic instruments and have also been validated as such. The clinimetric properties of these instruments as evaluative outcome measures are unclear...
  14. pmc Complex interventions to improve physical function and maintain independent living in elderly people: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Andrew D Beswick
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Lancet 371:725-35. 2008
    ..We did a systematic review to assess the effectiveness of community-based complex interventions in preservation of physical function and independence in elderly people...
  15. ncbi Loss of independence in activities of daily living in older adults hospitalized with medical illnesses: increased vulnerability with age
    Kenneth E Covinsky
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:451-8. 2003
    ..To describe the changes in activities of daily living (ADL) function occurring before and after hospital admission in older people hospitalized with medical illness and to assess the effect of age on loss of ADL function...
  16. ncbi Gait speed at usual pace as a predictor of adverse outcomes in community-dwelling older people an International Academy on Nutrition and Aging (IANA) Task Force
    G Abellan Van Kan
    Gerontopole, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Toulouse University Hospital, Toulouse, France
    J Nutr Health Aging 13:881-9. 2009
    ....
  17. ncbi The identification of frailty: a systematic literature review
    Shelley A Sternberg
    Maccabi Healthcare Services, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:2129-38. 2011
    ..Important areas for further research include whether disability should be considered a component or an outcome of frailty. In addition, the role of cognitive and mood elements in the frailty construct requires further clarification...
  18. ncbi Physical performance measures in the clinical setting
    Stephanie Studenski
    Center on Aging, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:314-22. 2003
    ..To assess the ability of gait speed alone and a three-item lower extremity performance battery to predict 12-month rates of hospitalization, decline in health, and decline in function in primary care settings serving older adults...
  19. ncbi Frailty and activation of the inflammation and coagulation systems with and without clinical comorbidities: results from the Cardiovascular Health Study
    Jeremy Walston
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:2333-41. 2002
    ..The biological basis of frailty has been difficult to establish owing to the lack of a standard definition, its complexity, and its frequent coexistence with illness...
  20. pmc Development, feasibility and performance of a health risk appraisal questionnaire for older persons
    Andreas E Stuck
    Department of Geriatrics, University of Bern, Spital Bern Ziegler, Morillonstrasse 75 91, CH 3001 Bern, Switzerland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:1. 2007
    ..Health risk appraisal is a promising method for health promotion and prevention in older persons. The Health Risk Appraisal for the Elderly (HRA-E) developed in the U.S. has unique features but has not been tested outside the United States...
  21. ncbi Effects of exercise programs on falls and mobility in frail and pre-frail older adults: A multicenter randomized controlled trial
    Marjan J Faber
    Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:885-96. 2006
    ..To determine the effects of moderate intensity group-exercise programs on falls, functional performance, and disability in older adults; and to investigate the influence of frailty on these effects...
  22. pmc Prevalence of frailty in middle-aged and older community-dwelling Europeans living in 10 countries
    Brigitte Santos-Eggimann
    Department of Community Medicine and Health, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:675-81. 2009
    ..Its frequency has been described mainly for North America; comparable data from other countries are lacking. Here we report on the prevalence of frailty in 10 European countries included in a population-based survey...
  23. ncbi A procedure for creating a frailty index based on deficit accumulation in aging mice
    Randi J Parks
    Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University, 5850 College Street, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 1X5
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 67:217-27. 2012
    ..These results show that an FI can be developed for murine models and suggest that age-associated changes in myocytes are more prominent in animals with a high FI...
  24. pmc Sharing clinical information across care settings: the birth of an integrated assessment system
    Leonard C Gray
    The University of Queensland, c Academic Unit in Geriatric Medicine, University Department of Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:71. 2009
    ..Population ageing, the emergence of chronic illness, and the shift away from institutional care challenge conventional approaches to assessment systems which traditionally are problem and setting specific...
  25. ncbi Prevalence of major depressive disorders and suicide in long-term care facilities: a report from northern Thailand
    Nahathai Wongpakaran
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Psychogeriatrics 12:11-7. 2012
    ..This study investigated the prevalence of MDD and suicide risk among residents in an LTC facility in northern Thailand...
  26. ncbi Frailty screening methods for predicting outcome of a comprehensive geriatric assessment in elderly patients with cancer: a systematic review
    Marije E Hamaker
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Diakonessenhuis Hospital, Utrecht Zeist Doorn, Netherlands
    Lancet Oncol 13:e437-44. 2012
    Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is done to detect vulnerability in elderly patients with cancer so that treatment can be adjusted accordingly; however, this process is time-consuming and pre-screening is often used to identify ..
  27. pmc Treating frailty--a practical guide
    Nicola Fairhall
    Rehabilitation Studies Unit, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney, Ryde, Sydney 2112, Australia
    BMC Med 9:83. 2011
    ..We provide an evidence-based framework that can be used to guide the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of frail older people...
  28. ncbi Older adults in the emergency department: a systematic review of patterns of use, adverse outcomes, and effectiveness of interventions
    Faranak Aminzadeh
    Regional Geriatric Assessment Program of Ottawa Carleton, Geriatric Outreach Team, Nepean, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Emerg Med 39:238-47. 2002
    ..We sought to synthesize the literature on patterns of use of emergency services among older adults, risk factors associated with adverse health outcomes, and effectiveness of intervention strategies targeting this population...
  29. pmc A comparison of frailty indexes for the prediction of falls, disability, fractures, and mortality in older men
    Kristine E Ensrud
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:492-8. 2009
    ....
  30. ncbi Primary care-relevant interventions to prevent falling in older adults: a systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
    Yvonne L Michael
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Drexel University School of Public Health, 1505 Race Street, 6th Floor, MS 1033, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:815-25. 2010
    ..Falls among older adults are both prevalent and preventable...
  31. ncbi Performance of an abbreviated version of the Lubben Social Network Scale among three European community-dwelling older adult populations
    James Lubben
    School of Social Work, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
    Gerontologist 46:503-13. 2006
    ..There is a need for valid and reliable short scales that can be used to assess social networks and social supports and to screen for social isolation in older persons...
  32. ncbi A randomized, controlled trial of comprehensive geriatric assessment and multidisciplinary intervention after discharge of elderly from the emergency department--the DEED II study
    Gideon A Caplan
    Post Acute Care Services, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1417-23. 2004
    To study the effects of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) and multidisciplinary intervention on elderly patients sent home from the emergency department (ED).
  33. ncbi Minimum data set for home care: a valid instrument to assess frail older people living in the community
    F Landi
    Istituto di Medicina Interna e Geriatria, Centro Medicina dell Invecchiamento, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Med Care 38:1184-90. 2000
    ..To facilitate comprehensive assessment, as well as to generate a useful, policy-relevant patient database, standardized, multidimensional, and validated instruments are very helpful...
  34. 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...
  35. ncbi Relative fitness and frailty of elderly men and women in developed countries and their relationship with mortality
    Arnold Mitnitski
    Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:2184-9. 2005
    ..To investigate the relationship between accumulated health-related problems (deficits), which define a frailty index in older adults, and mortality in population-based and clinical/institutional-based samples...
  36. ncbi Prevalence and 10-year outcomes of frailty in older adults in relation to deficit accumulation
    Xiaowei Song
    Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:681-7. 2010
    ..To evaluate the prevalence and 10-year outcomes of frailty in older adults in relation to deficit accumulation...
  37. ncbi Vulnerability in the elderly: frailty
    Joris P J Slaets
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Med Clin North Am 90:593-601. 2006
    ..An argument for patient-tailored integrated care in frail elderly patients is made. At the same time, the argument will be made that standard evidence-based care can be delivered for patients who have a negative screen on frailty...
  38. ncbi Multidimensional preventive home visit programs for community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Anke Huss
    Department of Geriatrics, Inselspital University of Bern Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:298-307. 2008
    ..Our objective was to systematically review RCTs examining the effect of home visit programs on mortality, nursing home admissions, and functional status decline...
  39. ncbi New horizons in frailty: ageing and the deficit-scaling problem
    Susan E Howlett
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Age Ageing 42:416-23. 2013
    ..It also suggests the potential to detect frailty with less reliance on clinical observation than current methods employ...
  40. ncbi The effectiveness of a community-based program for reducing the incidence of falls in the elderly: a randomized trial
    Lindy Clemson
    School of Occupation and Leisure Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1487-94. 2004
    ..To test whether Stepping On, a multifaceted community-based program using a small-group learning environment, is effective in reducing falls in at-risk people living at home...
  41. ncbi Prediction of adverse health outcomes in older people using a frailty index based on routine primary care data
    Irene Drubbel
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, Str 6 131, P O Box 85500, 3508 GA, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 68:301-8. 2013
    ..We investigated if a Frailty Index (FI) based on the routine health care data of GPs can predict the risk of adverse health outcomes in community-dwelling older people...
  42. pmc Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older adults admitted to hospital: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
    Graham Ellis
    Medicine for the Elderly, Monklands Hospital, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
    BMJ 343:d6553. 2011
    To evaluate the effectiveness of comprehensive geriatric assessment in hospital for older adults admitted as an emergency.
  43. ncbi A limit to frailty in very old, community-dwelling people: a secondary analysis of the Chinese longitudinal health and longevity study
    Stephanie Bennett
    Geriatric Medicine Research Unit, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Age Ageing 42:372-7. 2013
    ..it has been observed that a frailty index (FI) is limited by the value of 0.7. Whether this holds in countries with higher mortality rates is not known...
  44. ncbi The MDS-CHESS scale: a new measure to predict mortality in institutionalized older people
    John P Hirdes
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:96-100. 2003
    ..To develop a scale predicting mortality and other adverse outcomes associated with frailty...
  45. ncbi Comprehensive geriatric assessment adds information to Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status in elderly cancer patients: an Italian Group for Geriatric Oncology Study
    Lazzaro Repetto
    Unità Operativa Geriatria Oncologica, Istituto Nazionale di Riposo e Cura per Anziani and Unità di Oncologia, Ospedale Fatebenefratelli Isola Tiberina, Roma, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 20:494-502. 2002
    To appraise the performance of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) in elderly cancer patients (> or = 65 years) and to evaluate whether it could add further information with respect to the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group ..
  46. ncbi An assessment of the construct validity of the descriptive system for the ICECAP capability measure for older people
    Joanna Coast
    Department of Health Economics, Public Health Building, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Qual Life Res 17:967-76. 2008
    ..This paper explores the construct validity of these five capability attributes...
  47. ncbi Prevention of adverse health trajectories in a vulnerable elderly population through nurse home visits: a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN05358495]
    Hein P J van Hout
    Department of General Practice, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:734-42. 2010
    ..Can indicative prevention of home-visiting nurses be effective when targeted at a frail senior population using multidimensional geriatric assessments and personalized care plans?..
  48. ncbi Assessing quality of life among British older people using the ICEPOP CAPability (ICECAP-O) measure
    Terry N Flynn
    University of Technology Sydney, Centre for the Study of Choice CenSoC, NSW, Australia
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 9:317-29. 2011
    ..ICECAP-O was originally intended for use in the economic evaluation of health and social care interventions, but there is increasing interest in using it to quantify differences in QOL in cross-sectional data...
  49. pmc Dimensions and correlates of quality of life according to frailty status: a cross-sectional study on community-dwelling older adults referred to an outpatient geriatric service in Italy
    Claudio Bilotta
    Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:56. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate dimensions and correlates of QOL associated with frailty status among community-dwelling older outpatients...
  50. ncbi How should we grade frailty in nursing home patients?
    Kenneth Rockwood
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:595-603. 2007
    ..To compare 3 methods of describing the frailty of older adults in nursing homes...
  51. ncbi Medical dominance in multidisciplinary teamwork: a case study of discharge decision-making in a geriatric assessment unit
    G Gair
    Queen Margaret University College, 36 Clerwood Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    J Nurs Manag 9:3-11. 2001
    AIM: To investigate the degree of medical dominance in multidisciplinary teams in a geriatric assessment unit by focusing on decision-making with regard to patient discharge...
  52. ncbi Implementation and effectiveness of a community-based health promotion program for older adults
    J I Wallace
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 53:M301-6. 1998
    ....
  53. ncbi Reliability and validity of the nutritional form for the elderly (NUFFE)
    Ulrika Söderhamn
    Department of Geriatrics and Rehabilitation, Norra Alvsborgs Länssjukhus, Trollhattan, Sweden
    J Adv Nurs 37:28-34. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to test the reliability and validity of the Nutritional Form for the Elderly (NUFFE)...
  54. ncbi Pre-operative assessment of cancer in the elderly (PACE): a comprehensive assessment of underlying characteristics of elderly cancer patients prior to elective surgery
    D Pope
    University of Liverpool, Merseyside, Liverpool, UK
    Surg Oncol 15:189-97. 2006
    ..Pre-operative Assessment of Cancer in the Elderly (PACE) was developed in order to address the need to provide detailed information about the functional reserve of the elderly cancer patient to aid individualised management...
  55. ncbi Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older patients with cancer
    Martine Extermann
    H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:1824-31. 2007
    ..The increasing use of a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is one example of this effort...
  56. ncbi A randomised trial of a geriatric evaluation and management consultation services in frail hospitalised patients
    Tilo T J Kircher
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Tubingen, Osianderstr 24, D 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Age Ageing 36:36-42. 2007
    ..We examined whether an inpatient geriatric consultation service might be beneficial in a country with a social welfare system...
  57. ncbi Reducing delirium after hip fracture: a randomized trial
    E R Marcantonio
    Division of General Medicine and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:516-22. 2001
    ..Our trial provides strong preliminary evidence that proactive geriatrics consultation may play an important role in the acute hospital management of hip-fracture patients...
  58. ncbi The effectiveness of inpatient geriatric evaluation and management units: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Katleen Van Craen
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:83-92. 2010
    ..To examine how geriatric evaluation and management units (GEMUs) are organized and to examine the effectiveness of admission on a GEMU...
  59. ncbi The Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) review of the literature--What does it tell us?
    Y Guigoz
    Applied Science and Quality Assurance, Nestle Product Technology Centre, Nestle Strasse 3, 3510 Konolfingen, Switzerland
    J Nutr Health Aging 10:466-85; discussion 485-7. 2006
    ..To review the literature on the MNA to Spring 2006, we searched MEDLINE, Web of Science and Scopus, and did a manual search in J Nutr Health Aging, Clin Nutr, Eur J Clin Nutr and free online available publications...
  60. pmc Cumulative deficits better characterize susceptibility to death in elderly people than phenotypic frailty: lessons from the Cardiovascular Health Study
    Alexander M Kulminski
    Center for Population Health and Aging, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:898-903. 2008
    ..To compare how well frailty measures based on a phenotypic frailty approach proposed in the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) and a cumulative deficits approach predict mortality...
  61. ncbi A systematic review of predictors and screening instruments to identify older hospitalized patients at risk for functional decline
    Jita G Hoogerduijn
    Research and Development Fellow, Faculty Chair for Chronically ill, Faculty of Health Care, Hogeschool Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Nurs 16:46-57. 2007
    ..The predictors of functional decline are initially considered and, subsequently, the characteristics and psychometric qualities of existing screening instruments are investigated...
  62. ncbi The assessment of frailty in older adults
    Gabor Abellan van Kan
    Gérontopôle de Toulouse, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Pavillon JP Junod, University Hospital Toulouse, CHU Toulouse, 170 avenue de Casselardit, TSA 40031, 31059 Toulouse Cedex 9, France
    Clin Geriatr Med 26:275-86. 2010
    ..based on a frailty index constructed on the accumulation of identified deficits based on comprehensive geriatric assessment. The physical phenotype considers disability and comorbidities such as dementia as distinct entities and ..
  63. ncbi Norwegian version of the Nutritional Form for the Elderly: sufficient psychometric properties for performing institutional screening of elderly patients
    Ulrika Söderhamn
    University of Agder, Faculty of Health and Sport, Arendal, Norway
    Nutr Res 29:761-7. 2009
    ..In conclusion, NUFFE-NO was shown to have sufficient psychometric properties for performing an institutional screening of elderly hospital patients...
  64. ncbi Identifying the elderly at risk for malnutrition. The Mini Nutritional Assessment
    Yves Guigoz
    Nestlé Product and Technology Centre, Nestle Strasse 3, CH 3510 Konolfingen, Switzerland
    Clin Geriatr Med 18:737-57. 2002
    ..malnutrition is important to allow targeted nutritional intervention and should be a key component of the geriatric assessment. The MNA test is a simple, noninvasive, well-validated screening tool for malnutrition in elderly persons ..
  65. ncbi A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies using the STRATIFY tool for prediction of falls in hospital patients: how well does it work?
    David Oliver
    School of Health and Social Care and Institute of Health Sciences, University of Reading, London Road, Reading, RG1 5AQ, UK
    Age Ageing 37:621-7. 2008
    ..It has been widely used as part of hospital fall prevention plans, but it is not clear how good its operational utility is in a variety of settings...
  66. ncbi Identification of older hospitalised patients at risk for functional decline, a study to compare the predictive values of three screening instruments
    Jita G Hoogerduijn
    Faculty of Health Care, Hogeschool Utrecht, University of Applied Science, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Nurs 19:1219-25. 2010
    ....
  67. ncbi Responsiveness of goal attainment scaling in a randomized controlled trial of comprehensive geriatric assessment
    Kenneth Rockwood
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:736-43. 2003
    ..Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) measures multiple, individualized goals, but its responsiveness in comparative clinical trials has not been established...
  68. ncbi Frailty among community-dwelling elderly people in France: the three-city study
    José Alberto Avila-Funes
    Department of Geriatrics, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran, Mexico City, Mexico
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:1089-96. 2008
    ..The purpose of this report is to show the characteristics of frailty and observe its prognosis in a large sample of French community-dwelling elderly persons...
  69. ncbi Vitamin D status in relation to postural stability in the elderly
    D Boersma
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, NSW, Australia 2751
    J Nutr Health Aging 16:270-5. 2012
    ..In this study, we investigated the impact of vitamin D deficiency on PI in a sample of community dwelling older subjects. Our objective was to determine the potential association between vitamin D deficiency and PI in older fallers...
  70. pmc The frailty index in Europeans: association with age and mortality
    Roman Romero-Ortuno
    Department of Medical Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
    Age Ageing 41:684-9. 2012
    ..the frailty index (FI) is an approach to the operationalisation of frailty based on accumulation of deficits. It has been less studied in Europeans...
  71. ncbi Brief cognitive screening instruments: an update
    Zahinoor Ismail
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Geriatric Mental Health Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:111-20. 2010
    ..To review the recent literature on cognitive screening with a focus on brief screening methods in primary care as well as geriatric services...
  72. ncbi Definitions and predictors of successful aging: a comprehensive review of larger quantitative studies
    Colin A Depp
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:6-20. 2006
    ..Our aim was to review the literature on proportions of subjects meeting criteria and individual components of definitions of successful aging as well as correlates of these definitions...
  73. ncbi Cognitive impairment improves the predictive validity of the phenotype of frailty for adverse health outcomes: the three-city study
    José Alberto Avila-Funes
    Centre de Recherche INSERM, U897, Bordeaux, France
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:453-61. 2009
    ..To determine whether adding cognitive impairment to frailty improves its predictive validity for adverse health outcomes...
  74. ncbi Nurses' recognition of delirium and its symptoms: comparison of nurse and researcher ratings
    S K Inouye
    Yale University School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, 20 York St, Tompkins 15, New Haven, CT 06504, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:2467-73. 2001
    ..Recognition of delirium can be enhanced with education of nurses in delirium features, cognitive assessment, and factors associated with poor recognition...
  75. pmc Frailty in primary care: a review of its conceptualization and implications for practice
    Alethea Lacas
    Department of Medicine Division of Geriatric Medicine Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
    BMC Med 10:4. 2012
    ..This review seeks to address how frailty is recognised and managed, especially in the realm of primary care...
  76. pmc Lifestyle behavior pattern is associated with different levels of risk for incident dementia and Alzheimer's disease: the Cache County study
    Maria C Norton
    Department of Family Consumer and Human Development, Utah State University, Logan, Utah 84322, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:405-12. 2012
    ..To identify distinct behavioral patterns of diet, exercise, social interaction, church attendance, alcohol consumption, and smoking and to examine their association with subsequent dementia risk...
  77. ncbi Predicting the outcome of long-term care by clinical and functional indices: the role of nutritional status
    L M Donini
    Department of Medical Physiopathology Food Science Section Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    J Nutr Health Aging 15:586-92. 2011
    ..Aim of the study is that of retrospectively verify, through a multivariate analysis, the factors able to condition mortality in long-term care, paying particular attention to the nutritional status...
  78. pmc Effects of multidisciplinary integrated care on quality of care in residential care facilities for elderly people: a cluster randomized trial
    Marijke Boorsma
    Department of General Practice, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    CMAJ 183:E724-32. 2011
    ..We determined the effects of multidisciplinary integrated care on the quality of care and quality of life for elderly people in residential care facilities...
  79. pmc Clinical characteristics and outcomes of hospitalized older patients with distinct risk profiles for functional decline: a prospective cohort study
    Bianca M Buurman
    Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e29621. 2012
    ..The aim of this research was to study the clinical characteristics and mortality and disability outcomes of patients who present distinct risk profiles for functional decline at admission...
  80. ncbi Models, definitions, and criteria of frailty
    David B Hogan
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Aging Clin Exp Res 15:1-29. 2003
  81. pmc Constructing an index of physical fitness age for Japanese elderly based on 7-year longitudinal data: sex differences in estimated physical fitness age
    Misaka Kimura
    Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    Age (Dordr) 34:203-14. 2012
    ..This investigation of the longitudinal changes of individual FAS revealed that women had relatively lower physical fitness compared with men, but their rate of physical fitness aging was slower than that of men...
  82. ncbi A 30-s chair-stand test as a measure of lower body strength in community-residing older adults
    C J Jones
    Division of Kinesiology and Health Promotion at California State University Fullerton, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 70:113-9. 1999
    ..0001). It was concluded that the 30-s chair stand provides a reasonably reliable and valid indicator of lower body strength in generally active, community-dwelling older adults...
  83. ncbi Variability in measuring (instrumental) activities of daily living functioning and functional decline in hospitalized older medical patients: a systematic review
    Bianca M Buurman
    Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:619-27. 2011
    ..To study instruments used and definitions applied in order to measure (instrumental) activities of daily living (I [ADL]) functioning and functional decline in hospitalized older medical patients...
  84. ncbi A randomized study of a multidisciplinary program to intervene on geriatric syndromes in vulnerable older people who live at home (Dutch EASYcare Study)
    René J F Melis
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:283-90. 2008
    ..This study compared the effects of this new model to usual care...
  85. ncbi Influence of geriatric consultation with comprehensive geriatric assessment on final therapeutic decision in elderly cancer patients
    Pascal Chaibi
    Department of Geriatrics, Hopital Charles Foix, Ivry sur Seine, France
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 79:302-7. 2011
    ..The present study aims to report a 2-year period of the activity of geriatric assessment consultations and the impact on treatment decisions...
  86. pmc Assessment of nursing home residents in Europe: the Services and Health for Elderly in Long TERm care (SHELTER) study
    Graziano Onder
    Centro Medicina dell Invecchiamento, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:5. 2012
    ..to present the results about the test-retest and inter-rater reliability of the interRAI LTCF instrument translated into the languages of participating countries; 3 to illustrate the characteristics of NH residents at study entry...
  87. ncbi Adjuvant chemotherapy in elderly patients with early breast cancer. Impact of age and comprehensive geriatric assessment on tumor board proposals
    P Barthelemy
    Pôle d Hématologie et d Oncologie, Hopitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, France
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 79:196-204. 2011
    ..We investigated the impact of age and comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) among other variables taken into account in tumor boards to recommend adjuvant chemotherapy in EBC ..
  88. ncbi Predictive validity of the Identification of Seniors At Risk (ISAR) screening tool in elderly patients presenting to two Italian Emergency Departments
    Fabio Salvi
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 21:69-75. 2009
    ..In Canadian ED, the Identification of Seniors At Risk (ISAR) is useful in screening for these aspects. This study evaluated the predictive validity of ISAR for elderly patients presenting to Italian ED...
  89. pmc Capabilities and quality of life in Dutch psycho-geriatric nursing homes: an exploratory study using a proxy version of the ICECAP-O
    Peter Makai
    Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 21:801-12. 2012
    ..Both nursing staff and family were used as proxies for assessing clients' capabilities...
  90. ncbi The prevalence of frailty syndrome in an older population from Spain. The Toledo Study for Healthy Aging
    F J Garcia-Garcia
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Hospital Virgen del Valle, Complejo Hospitalario de Toledo, Toledo, Spain
    J Nutr Health Aging 15:852-6. 2011
    ..To assess the prevalence of the frailty syndrome and its associated variables among the older adult population in the province of Toledo (Spain)...
  91. ncbi Use of the elderly risk assessment (ERA) index to predict 2-year mortality and nursing home placement among community dwelling older adults
    Paul Y Takahashi
    Division of Primary Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 54:34-8. 2012
    ..Clinically, the identification of high risk individuals may be useful for utilization of clinical case management...
  92. ncbi Falling through the cracks: challenges and opportunities for improving transitional care for persons with continuous complex care needs
    Eric A Coleman
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 80206, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:549-55. 2003
    ..The article concludes with a proposed research agenda designed to advance the science of high-quality transitional care...
  93. ncbi Preventive home care of frail older people: a review of recent case management studies
    Ingalill Rahm Hallberg
    Department of Nursing Care, Lund University, Sweden
    J Clin Nurs 13:112-20. 2004
    ..A comprehensive geriatric assessment seemed useful as a base...
  94. ncbi Coming of age: breast cancer in seniors
    Hyman B Muss
    University of North Carolina Lineberger Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Oncologist 15:57-65. 2010
    ..This article discusses breast cancer in seniors, including the epidemiology of breast cancer in these patients, the potential impact of comorbidities, and effective adjuvant therapy in selected older patients...
  95. pmc Association of a cancer diagnosis with vulnerability and frailty in older Medicare beneficiaries
    Supriya Gupta Mohile
    James P Wilmot Cancer Center, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Ave, Box 704, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:1206-15. 2009
    ..Few studies have evaluated the independent effect of a cancer diagnosis on vulnerability and frailty, which have been associated with adverse health outcomes in older adults...
  96. ncbi Comprehensive geriatric assessment in the decision-making process in elderly patients with cancer: ELCAPA study
    Philippe Caillet
    University of Paris Est Creteil, Laboratoire d Investigation Clinicque EA 4393, Assitance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris Henri Mondor, Creteil, France
    J Clin Oncol 29:3636-42. 2011
    To identify Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) components independently associated with changes in planned cancer treatment.
  97. ncbi Evaluating the older patient with cancer: understanding frailty and the geriatric assessment
    Sumanta Kumar Pal
    Division of Genitourinary Malignancies, Department of Medical Oncology and Experimental Therapeutics, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA 91010, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 60:120-32. 2010
    ..Novel metrics such as frailty indices or the geriatric assessment recognize heterogeneity among older adults, and may allow for risk-adapted approaches to therapy...
  98. ncbi Systematic review of accuracy of screening instruments for predicting fall risk among independently living older adults
    Simon Gates
    Warwick Medical School Clinical Trials Unit, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK CV4 7AL
    J Rehabil Res Dev 45:1105-16. 2008
    ..We found that existing studies are methodologically variable and the results are inconsistent. Insufficient evidence exists that any screening instrument is adequate for predicting falls...
  99. ncbi Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older hospital patients
    Graham Ellis
    Academic Section of Geriatric Medicine, University of Glasgow, Level 3, Centre Block, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G4 0SF, UK
    Br Med Bull 71:45-59. 2004
    In-patient comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) may reduce short-term mortality, increase the chances of living at home at 1 year and improve physical and cognitive function...
  100. ncbi A comprehensive evaluation of elderly people discharged from an Emergency Department
    Claudia Ballabio
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Milan, Geriatric Medicine Unit, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, IRCCS, Via Pace 9, 20122, Milan, Italy
    Intern Emerg Med 3:245-9. 2008
    ..The experience of older patients with the ED system can be greatly improved if their complex needs are given due attention by developing interdisciplinary programs between emergency physicians, geriatricians, and primary care physicians...
  101. ncbi Frailty as a predictor of surgical outcomes in older patients
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Surgery, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 1550 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:901-8. 2010
    ..We designed a study to determine if frailty predicts surgical complications and enhances current perioperative risk models...

Research Grants64

  1. Multidimensional Assessment and Intervention for Elder Self-Neglect
    Carmel B Dyer; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..this collaboration, there is no empirical evidence citing the effectiveness of coupling the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Intervention (CGAI) with APS intervention versus APS intervention alone in the management and remediation ..
  2. Subjective vs. Objective Assessment of Functional Status
    Paula Carder; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living have been the foundation of geriatric assessment for four decades. A wide variety of assessment protocols have been developed during that time...
  3. Clinico-Genomic Assessment of Performance Status in Elderly AML Patients
    Arati V Rao; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), and correlate them with clinical markers via Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA). Dr...
  4. Reasons for the Excess Mortality and Functional Decline in Older Adults with CKD
    CHRISTOPHER BARRETT BOWLING; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..These factors are part of the comprehensive geriatric assessment and include cognitive impairment, depression, falls, polypharmacy and poor physical performance...
  5. Technology to Assess Vulnerable Older Adults with Cancer and Their Caregivers
    Arti Hurria; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The overarching goal of this application is to utilize touchscreen computer technology to capture geriatric assessment information from older adults with cancer and their caregivers...
  6. Reducing Chemotherapy Toxicity in Older Adults
    Supriya G Mohile; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..have severe toxicity from chemotherapy within 3 months of treatment initiation and that measures within a geriatric assessment (GA), a validated approach to assessing health status in older persons, can predict severe chemotherapy ..
  7. Clinical and Biological Predictors of Chemotherapy Toxicity in Older Adults
    Arti Hurria; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Clinical factors (geriatric assessment, sociodemographic, tumor, and treatment variables) and biological factors (renal, hepatic, and hematologic ..
  8. PILOT STUDY OF GERIATRIC ASSESSMENTS IN SENIOR ADULTS WITH MULTIPLE MYELOMA
    Tanya M Wildes; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Patients will complete the Cancer and Aging Research Group geriatric assessment tool;associations between baseline geriatric assessments and initial treatment strategy (HDT/ASCT vs ..
  9. Geriatric Assessment - Driven Interventions for Older Cancer Patients
    Supriya G Mohile; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..have severe toxicity from chemotherapy within 3 months of treatment initiation and that comprehensive geriatric assessment (GA), a validated approach to assessing health status in older persons, can predict severe chemotherapy ..
  10. Minimizing Physical Function Decline in Older Adults Receiving Chemotherapy
    HEIDI DIANA KLEPIN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..She currently leads an observational study investigating geriatric assessment in older adults with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) funded by a T Franklin Williams award through the ..
  11. Can Geriatric Assessment Predict Oncology Outcomes?
    Arti Hurria; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Through the support of this grant, the candidate aims to further knowledge about geriatric oncology, and thus enhance the health and independence as well as the quality of life of older Americans with cancer. ..
  12. PPARgamma: Biomarker for Breast Cancer in Older Women
    Pearl Seo; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Her initial research endeavors began in the area of geriatric assessment of the older cancer patient...
  13. DEVICE FOR TESTING LEG MUSCLE POWER IN THE ELDERLY
    Neil Cole; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: Our primary goals are to provide a tool to improve geriatric assessment and rehabilitation, and in the long-term possibly aid in the reduction of falls suffered by the elderly...
  14. VISUAL IMPAIRMENT AND FUNCTIONAL STATUS IN FRAIL ELDERLY
    BRENDA KELLER; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The first population consists of persons undergoing geriatric assessment at the University of Nebraska Medical Center...
  15. EFFECTS OF A NURSING-BASED INTERVENTION IN TWO EDS
    Robert Palmer; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Those randomized to SIGNET will, in addition to standard ED care, receive a comprehensive geriatric assessment by a master's prepared geriatric nurse specialist, who will identify unmet geriatric health and social ..
  16. FROM INDEPENDENCE TO DEPENDENCE AMONG THE OLDEST OLD
    Gay Becker; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..alone; b) those living alone at the time of a hospital admission during year 01; c) those referred to a geriatric assessment service due to problems living alone; d) those discharged from a hospital in the year preceding year 01...
  17. ENGAGEMENT OF PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In that way, it presents an exciting prospect for improving the quality of life in demented persons, thereby reducing their caregivers' burden. ..
  18. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..PHS 398 (Rev. 05/01) Page 2 Principal Investigator/Program Director (Last, first, middle): Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska ..
  19. Health and Health Services Use in the HRS/AHEAD
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Linear and non-linear regression and random effects models will also be used where appropriate. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  20. Support of the Caregiver of the Older Cancer Patient Undergoing Chemotherapy
    Lodovico Balducci; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This study provides an opportunity to address problems associatedwith intense short-term caregiving in this expanding population. ..
  21. Adverse Outcomes of Dual Use of Health Systems Among Older Male Veterans
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  22. Traetment Goals at the End of Life
    Terri Fried; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  23. Treatment goals at the end of life
    Terri Fried; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Fried s continued success, Yale offers the resources necessary to ensure Dr. Fried s continued development as an independent investigator. ..
  24. EPIDEMIOLOGY OF CORONARY CALCIFICATION IN THE ELDERLY
    Anne Newman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  25. IDENTIFICATION OF CLINICALLY RELEVANT CHANGES IN HRQOL
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  26. THE SLEEP HEART HEALTH STUDY
    Anne Newman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Accomplishing these goals will provide important information concerning the public health impact of SDB. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  27. Continuity of Care and Health Outcomes: Does It Really Matter?
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  28. Cooperative Lifestyle Intervention Program
    WALTER REJESKI; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Analyses will also be conducted to determine whether changes in the primary outcome are mediated by changes in constructs from social cognitive theory. ..
  29. Stroke Recovery in Underserved Populations
    Glenn Ostir; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The work is also important as it has the potential to "contribute important insights into why some do well and others do poorly in the face of persistent challenges." ..
  30. Cancer Pain in Elders: Promoting EBPs in Hospices
    Keela A Herr; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  31. Epidemiology of Bathing Disability in Elderly Persons
    Thomas Gill; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  32. VULNERABILITY, INTERVENING EVENTS & DISABILITY IN AGING
    Thomas Gill; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  33. Risk of HTN Young Adult Lifestyle & Parental Influence
    MARGARET SAVOCA; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This innovative approach will identify relevant intervention points for reducing the risk of hypertension among young African Americans. ..
  34. Positive Emotions and Exceptional Healthy Aging
    Glenn Ostir; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..S. Findings from this R03 application will generate data for an R01 application examining cross-national differences and similarities in healthy aging for older Hispanics in the U.S., Mexico, and Latin America. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  35. International Conference on Outcomes Measurement
    Kendon Conrad; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Finally, leaders in the area of health care policy will explore how these advances in measurement may change behavioral health care delivery, research, and policy. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  36. Training in Aging Research for MD Investigators
    Stephanie Studenski; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The long term goal of this endeavor is to increase the pool of skilled physician investigators to address the health related issues facing older adults. ..
  37. LATE LIFE DEPRESSION OUTCOME & MEDICAL ILLNESS SEVERITY
    JEFFREY LYNESS; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The results will directly inform future research, including identifying subjects for interventions as well as identifying theoretical models of depression pathogenesis that merit more definitive testing. ..
  38. WANDERING-- BACKROUND AND PROXIMAL FACTORS
    Donna Algase; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  39. Nursing Effort and Quality in Long-Term Care Facilities
    Robert Kane; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The database consists of 3125 residents in 98 nursing units from 62 facilities. Results should shed light on the current policy debate over nursing home staffing standards. ..
  40. Geriatric Resources for Assessment and Care of Elders
    Steven Counsell; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  41. Perfusion MRI After Donepezil in Lewy Body Dementia
    Tamara Fong; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The second phase will be an open labeled, prospective study to assess the chronic effects of ChEI administered over a period of three months. ..
  42. Under the Skin: Understanding the Role of Stress and Immune Function in Health Di
    JENNIFER DOWD; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will test whether these immune and infection markers are related to psychosocial and economic stressors and whether they mediate the relationship between SES and health outcomes including mortality. ..
  43. Culture Bias in Testing Expressive Ability In Dementia
    Ruth Tappen; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Both clinicians and researchers need to know which tests are appropriate, the extent to which the ethnicity of the examiner affects the results and how to interpret the scores obtained on both the newly developed and widely used tests. ..
  44. Prevention of Depression in Patients Being Treated for Head and Neck Cancer
    William J Burke; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..If successful, this approach may be applicable to other medical illnesses that have high rates of comorbid depression. ..
  45. Screening for GAD among Frail Elderly
    Gretchen Diefenbach; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The R03 will provide pilot data to support a subsequent R34 to develop and pilot test a cognitive behavioral treatment for use within the community-based program. ..
  46. Risk Factors and the Neurobiologic Substrate of Frailty
    Aron Buchman; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  47. Disability in Valued Life Activities in Persons with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Patricia Katz; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  48. Cognitive Recovery after Traumatic Brain Injury
    Maureen Schmitter Edgecombe; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  49. Relationship of Frailty to Multimorbidity and Disability
    Christine Cigolle; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The proposed research will be an initial step to a more comprehensive study that will incorporate linked Medicare claims data and longitudinal survey data. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  50. Novel Brain Neuroimaging Markers of Age-Related Mobility Impairment
    Caterina Rosano; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..looks both at its peripheral and central contributors and it therefore requires a strong foundation in geriatric assessment, neuroimaging and neuroepidemiology. Dr...
  51. Global vs. Focal Neuroimaging Markers of Dementia Risk
    Caterina Rosano; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  52. In-Home Caregiving and Use of Medical Services
    Jennifer Wolff; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  53. Hormonal trajectories in aging
    Anne Cappola; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Our work will directly guide the selection of the appropriate population for growth hormone analogues and DHEA. ..
  54. Latent Mobility Abnormalities And Frailty
    Joe Verghese; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  55. Disability in Valued Life Activities in COPD
    Patricia Katz; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The findings from this study will provide information that may help minimize VLA disability and the psychological distress that might result from VLA disability, thereby improving quality of life of persons with COPD. ..
  56. Delivering Effective Primary Care to Older Adults
    Elizabeth Phelan; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  57. Effect of leg strengthening exercise after hip fracture
    KATHLEEN MANGIONE; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Effectiveness will be assessed using an impairment measure (quadriceps muscle force production), a functional limitation measure (gait speed), and a disability measure (self-reported physical function). ..
  58. Market and Provider Effects on Hospice in Nursing Homes
    Pedro Gozalo; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  59. Linkage Studies of Quantitative Ocular Traits
    Barbara Klein; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Subsequent follow-up with fine mapping of areas of interest in the genome is planned. ..
  60. Gene Polymorphinsms and Prevention of Disability
    Marco Pahor; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  61. Energy Absorbing Transit Safe Wheelchair Caster
    LINDA VANROOSMALEN; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Upon successful completion of Phase I, FrogLegs will pursue Phase II STTR funding to further develop the transit safe caster-fork assembly for daily use on a variety of wheelchairs. ..