Pittsburgh Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
|Funding Period: Established 10/2004||PI Clinical and Populations Outcomes Core: Steven Albert, PhD, MS|
|Funding Source: NIA Centers of Excellence in Geriatric Research|
The Center develops interventions to improve function and independence in older adults with balance disorders; integrate studies of physiologic, biomechanical, and psychosocial mechanisms affecting balance with clinical studies; and foster multidisciplinary research and research training. The center has six core descriptions:
1) Clinical and Population Outcomes Core (CPOC),
Publications, abbreviated list from Pepper Investigators
- Hebert RS, Koenig HG, Arnold RM, Schulz R. Caregiver intervention research: an opportunity for collaboration between caregiving investigators and African-american faith communities. J Natl Med Assoc. 2006;98(9):1510-4.
- Hebert RS, Schulz R. Caregiving at the end of life. J Palliat Med. 2006;9(5):1174-87.
- McGinnis KA, Schulz R, Stone RA, Klinger J, Mercurio R. Concordance of race or ethnicity of interventionists and caregivers of dementia patients: relationship to attrition and treatment outcomes in the REACH study. Gerontologist. 2006;46(4):449-55.
- Hebert RS, Arnold RM, Schulz R. Improving well-being in caregivers of terminally ill patients. Making the case for patient suffering as a focus for intervention research. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007;34(5):539-46.
- Hebert RS, Dang Q, Schulz R. Religious beliefs and practices are associated with better mental health in family caregivers of patients with dementia: findings from the REACH study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2007;15(4):292-300.
- Schulz R, Hebert RS, Dew MA, Brown SL, Scheier MF, Beach SR, Czaja SJ, Martire LM, Coon D, Langa KM, Gitlin LN, Stevens AB, Nichols L. Patient suffering and caregiver compassion: new opportunities for research, practice, and policy. Gerontologist. 2007;47(1):4-13.
- Schulz R, McGinnis KA, Zhang S, Martire LM, Hebert RS, Beach SR, Zdaniuk B, Czaja SJ, Belle SH. Dementia patient suffering and caregiver depression. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2008;22(2):170-6.
- Park-Lee E, Fredman L, Hochberg M, Faulkner K. Positive affect and incidence of frailty in elderly women caregivers and noncaregivers: results of Caregiver-Study of Osteoporotic Fractures. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009;57(4):627-33.
- Van Pelt DC, Schulz R, Chelluri L, Pinsky MR. Patient-specific, time-varying predictors of post-ICU informal caregiver burden: the caregiver outcomes after ICU discharge project. Chest. 2010;137(1):88-94.