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Cognitive Phenotypes of Older Adults with Subjective Cognitive Decline and Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: The Czech Brain Aging Study.

Dylan J Jester, Ross Andel, Katerina Cechová, Jan Laczó, Ondrej Lerch, Hana Marková, Tomás Nikolai, Martin Vyhnálek, Jakub Hort,

OBJECTIVE:To compare cognitive phenotypes of participants with subjective cognitive decline (SCD) and amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), estimate progression to MCI/dementia by phenotype and assess classification error with machine learning. METHOD:Dataset consisted of 163 participants with SCD and 282 participants with aMCI from the Czech Brain Aging Study. Cognitive assessment ... Read more >>

J Int Neuropsychol Soc (Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS)
[2020, :1-14]

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Attitudes toward aging of health professions students: Implications for geriatrics education.

Dylan J Jester, Kathryn Hyer, Anna Wenders, Ross Andel,

We compared attitudes toward aging of students from several health professions (N = 1,156: 286 medical, 275 pharmacy, 213 undergraduate nursing, 160 graduate nursing, 139 Internal Medicine residents, 49 physical therapy, and 34 physician assistant), and assessed the construct validity of the Image of Aging Scale. Physical therapy and graduate nursing students ... Read more >>

Gerontol Geriatr Educ (Gerontology & geriatrics education)
[2020, :1-15]

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Years of life lost associated with COVID-19 deaths in the United States.

Troy Quast, Ross Andel, Sean Gregory, Eric A Storch,

BACKGROUND:The mortality effects of COVID-19 are a critical aspect of the disease's impact. Years of life lost (YLLs) can provide greater insight than the number of deaths by conveying the shortfall in life expectancy and thus the age profile of the decedents. METHODS:We employed data regarding COVID-19 deaths in the ... Read more >>

J Public Health (Oxf) (Journal of public health (Oxford, England))
[2020, 42(4):717-722]

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Economic Losses Associated with COVID-19 Deaths in the United States

Troy Quast, Ross Andel, Sean Gregory, Eric Storch,

Abstract In addition to the overwhelming health effects of COVID-19, the disease has inflicted unprecedented economic damage. Vast resources have been directed at COVID-19 testing and health care while economic activity has been substantially curtailed due to disruptions resulting from individual choices and government policies. This study estimates the economic ... Read more >>

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Cross-sectional examination of musculoskeletal pain and physical function in a racially and socioeconomically diverse sample of adults.

Angie L Sardina, Alyssa A Gamaldo, Ross Andel, Shanthi Johnson, Tamara A Baker, Roland J Thorpe, Cathy McEvoy, Michele K Evans, Alan B Zonderman,

BACKGROUND:Musculoskeletal pain alters physiological function, which may be evidenced as early as middle age. Previous research has concluded that middle-aged adults are a high-risk group for musculoskeletal pain and report functional limitations similar to older adults. However, few studies have examined the relationships between musculoskeletal pain and physical function, using ... Read more >>

J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci (The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences)
[2020, :]

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Evaluation of a quality improvement initiative to increase rates of advance directive conversation documentation in primary care.

Victoria R Marino, Kathryn Hyer, LaChiana Hamilton, Anne Maynard Wenders, Ross Andel,

As life expectancy increases, long periods of comorbidity and low quality of life commonly precede death. Advance care planning within primary care settings is necessary to increase patient agency and prioritize personal wishes. This article disseminates a quality improvement initiative within a federally qualified health center. New procedures were developed ... Read more >>

Geriatr Nurs (Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.))
[2020, :]

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Correlates of Life Satisfaction Among Middle-Aged and Older Black Adults.

Alyssa A Gamaldo, Angie L Sardina, Shyuan Ching Tan, Lesley A Ross, Lauren A Gerlin, Terrance B Knox, Dominique Prawl, Katherine S Argueta Portillo, Ross Andel,

BACKGROUND:This study examines satisfaction across life domains (condition of the home, city of residence, daily life/leisure, family life, current financial situation, total household income, health, and life as a whole) among Black adults. The study also explores the association between satisfaction in each life domain and sociodemographic, personality, and mental/physical ... Read more >>

J Racial Ethn Health Disparities (Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities)
[2020, :]

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Association Between Exposure to Hurricane Irma and Mortality and Hospitalization in Florida Nursing Home Residents.

David M Dosa, Julianne Skarha, Lindsay J Peterson, Dylan J Jester, Nazmus Sakib, Jessica Ogarek, Kali S Thomas, Ross Andel, Kathryn Hyer,

Importance:Nursing home residents are at heightened risk for morbidity and mortality following an exposure to a disaster such as a hurricane or the COVID19 pandemic. Previous research has shown that nursing home resident mortality related to disasters is frequently underreported. There is a need to better understand the consequences of ... Read more >>

JAMA Netw Open (JAMA network open)
[2020, 3(10):e2019460]

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Older Black Adults' Satisfaction and Anxiety Levels After Completing Alternative Versus Traditional Cognitive Batteries.

Alyssa A Gamaldo, Shyuan Ching Tan, Angie L Sardina, Carolyn Henzi, Rosalyn Guest, Lesley A Ross, Kurtis Willingham, Alan B Zonderman, Ross A Andel,

OBJECTIVE:The objective of this study was to examine satisfaction, test anxiety, and performance using computer-based cognitive batteries versus a paper-and-pencil neuropsychological battery among older Blacks. METHOD:Self-identified Black adults (n = 87, age range: 55-86; mean education = 14) completed two computer-based tests (CogState and Joggle) and a paper-and-pencil neuropsychological battery. ... Read more >>

J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci (The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences)
[2020, 75(7):1462-1474]

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Does Sexual Orientation Relate to Health and Well-Being? Analysis of Adults 50+ Years of Age.

Christi L Nelson, Ross Andel,

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:Based on the Minority Stress Theory, this article examines the associations between sexual orientation and self-reported measures of physical, mental, and cognitive health, as well as health risk behaviors. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS:The analytical sample included members of the 2016 wave of the Health and Retirement Study aged ... Read more >>

Gerontologist (The Gerontologist)
[2020, 60(7):1282-1290]

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Does Sexual Orientation Influence Trajectories of Change in Health? A 20-Year Follow-Up Study.

Christi L Nelson, Ross Andel,

Purpose: We examined the differences in physical health outcomes over a 20-year period between lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults and heterosexual adults. We also examined whether the associations were moderated by social support and affect. Methods: The analytical sample included 168 LGB adults and 336 1:2 propensity-matched heterosexual adults ... Read more >>

LGBT Health (LGBT health)
[2020, 7(7):385-392]

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Are auditory processing and cognitive performance assessments overlapping or distinct? Parsing the auditory behaviour of older adults.

Jennifer L O'Brien, Jennifer J Lister, Bernadette A Fausto, David G Morgan, Hannah Maeda, Ross Andel, Jerri D Edwards,

OBJECTIVE:Auditory processing predicts cognitive decline, including dementia, in older adults. Auditory processing involves the understanding, interpretation, and communication of auditory information. Cognition is linked to auditory processing; however, it is disputed whether auditory processing is a separate construct distinct from cognition. The purpose of this study was to determine if ... Read more >>

Int J Audiol (International journal of audiology)
[2020, :1-10]

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Self-rated health and mental health among older incarcerated males.

Carlyn E Vogel, Victor Molinari, Ross Andel, Lisa C Barry,

OBJECTIVES:Older incarcerated persons are a rapidly growing population with considerable mental health needs. We evaluated perceived worth and meaningfulness in life as mediators in the relationship between self-rated health (SRH) and depression and anxiety. METHOD:Mediation analyses were conducted among 222 older incarcerated males from eight correctional facilities in Connecticut.PHQ-9 and ... Read more >>

Aging Ment Health (Aging & mental health)
[2020, :1-9]

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Excess mortality and potential undercounting of COVID-19 deaths by demographic group in Ohio

Troy Quast, Ross Andel,

Background: There are significant gaps in our understanding of the mortality effects of COVID-19 due to evolving diagnosis criteria, shortages of testing supplies, and challenges faced by physicians in treating patients in crisis environments. Accurate information on the number of deaths caused by COVID-19 is vital for policy makers and ... Read more >>

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Association between psychosocial working conditions in mid-life and leisure activity in old age.

Charlotta Nilsen, Ross Andel, Neda Agahi, Johan Fritzell, Ingemar Kåreholt,

Aims: Leisure activity helps people engage with life, and it promotes health and well-being as we age. This study investigated whether individuals with active jobs (high psychological demands, high control) in mid-life were more active during leisure time in old age compared with those with less active jobs. Methods: Two ... Read more >>

Scand J Public Health (Scandinavian journal of public health)
[2020, :1403494820901404]

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Functional postural-stabilization tests according to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization approach: Proposal of novel examination protocol.

Alena Kobesova, Pavel Davidek, Craig E Morris, Ross Andel, Michael Maxwell, Lenka Oplatkova, Marcela Safarova, Kathy Kumagai, Pavel Kolar,

This paper presents a set of eleven functional Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) tests corresponding with specific infantile developmental stages, clarifying desired postural-locomotion patterns from a developmental perspective, while also describing frequently-observed disturbances of these patterns. ... Read more >>

J Bodyw Mov Ther (Journal of bodywork and movement therapies)
[2020, 24(3):84-95]

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Spatial Pattern Separation in Early Alzheimer's Disease.

Martina Parizkova, Ondrej Lerch, Ross Andel, Jana Kalinova, Hana Markova, Martin Vyhnalek, Jakub Hort, Jan Laczó,

BACKGROUND:The hippocampus, entorhinal cortex, and basal forebrain are among the first brain structures affected by Alzheimer's disease (AD). They play an essential role in spatial pattern separation, a process critical for accurate encoding of similar spatial information. OBJECTIVE:Our aim was to examine spatial pattern separation and its association with volumetric ... Read more >>

J Alzheimers Dis (Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD)
[2020, 76(1):121-138]

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Impact of APOE and BDNF Val66Met Gene Polymorphisms on Cognitive Functions in Patients with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment.

Katerina Cechova, Ross Andel, Francesco Angelucci, Zuzana Chmatalova, Hana Markova, Jan Laczó, Martin Vyhnalek, Vaclav Matoska, Vojtech Kaplan, Zuzana Nedelska, David D Ward, Jakub Hort,

Apolipoprotein (APOE) ɛ4 is a well-known risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD), but other AD-related gene polymorphisms might also be important, such as the polymorphism within the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene. Carriage of BDNF Val66Met has been associated with faster cognitive decline and greater hippocampal atrophy in cognitively ... Read more >>

J Alzheimers Dis (Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD)
[2020, 73(1):247-257]

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Czech Brain Aging Study (CBAS): prospective multicentre cohort study on risk and protective factors for dementia in the Czech Republic.

Katerina Sheardova, Martin Vyhnalek, Zuzana Nedelska, Jan Laczo, Ross Andel, Rafal Marciniak, Jiri Cerman, Ondrej Lerch, Jakub Hort,

PURPOSE:Identification of demographic, physical/physiological, lifestyle and genetic factors contributing to the onset of dementia, specifically Alzheimer disease (AD), and implementation of novel methods for early diagnosis are important to alleviate prevalence of dementia globally. The Czech Brain Aging Study (CBAS) is the first large, prospective study to address these issues ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2019, 9(12):e030379]

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Facets of personality related to sleep habits in Black adults.

Alyssa A Gamaldo, Angie L Sardina, Angelina Sutin, Tiana E Cruz, Rachel Marie E Salas, Charlene E Gamaldo, Orfeu M Buxton, Ross Andel,

OBJECTIVE:The objective of this study is to explore the relationship between personality traits and sleep in community-dwelling older Blacks, and to examine whether conscientiousness moderates relationships between neuroticism and sleep (quality and duration) within this cohort. METHOD:Black adults (age range: 55-86 years) residing in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida, completed ... Read more >>

Sleep Health (Sleep health)
[2020, 6(2):232-239]

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CORRELATES OF LIFE SATISFACTION AMONG MIDDLE-AGED AND OLDER BLACK ADULTS.

Shyuan Ching Tan, Alyssa Gamaldo, Angie L Sardina, Ross Andel,

AbstractThis study explored satisfaction across life domains (e.g., family, daily life, health, finances, city of residence) and correlates of satisfaction across domains. Black adults (n=93, age range=55-80) completed the domains of life satisfaction scale and measures of sociodemographic factors, personality, and mental/physical health. Participants’ satisfaction was highest for home condition, ... Read more >>

Innov Aging (Innovation in aging)
[2019, 3(Suppl 1):S753-S753]

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DOES SEXUAL ORIENTATION RELATE TO HEALTH AND WELL-BEING? A PROPENSITY-SCORE MATCHED ANALYSIS.

Christi L Nelson, Ross Andel,

AbstractAround 2.7 million adults over the age of 50 self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) in the United States. Past research suggests that additional stressors caused by being a socially stigmatized minority group can have a negative effect on health and well-being. The purpose of this study was ... Read more >>

Innov Aging (Innovation in aging)
[2019, 3(Suppl 1):S303-S303]

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DOES CHANGE IN COGSTATE MONTHLY COGNITIVE MONITORING OF OLDER ADULTS TRACK WITH 2-YEAR CHANGE IN GLOBAL COGNITION?

Taylor J Atkinson, Ross Andel,

AbstractCogState is a repeatable, accessible online cognitive testing suite with evidence of low practice effects that could be used as a monitoring tool to detect cognitive decline early. We compared participants’ change in CogState to change in the Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status (TICS). Participants (N = 41, age M ... Read more >>

Innov Aging (Innovation in aging)
[2019, 3(Suppl 1):S649-S649]

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THE ROLE OF RETIREMENT IN COGNITIVE AGING: RESULTS FROM THE SWEDISH ADOPTION/TWIN STUDY OF AGING.

Ross Andel, Deborah Finkel, Nancy L Pedersen,

AbstractRetirement is a major life transition that may influence the aging process. Using a two-slope growth curve model with retirement age as the pivot point, we studied change in major cognitive domains before and after retirement. Participants were 393 members of the Swedish Adoption/Twin Study of Aging who retired after ... Read more >>

Innov Aging (Innovation in aging)
[2019, 3(Suppl 1):S24-S25]

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Long-term Effects of Disasters on Seniors With Diabetes: Evidence From Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Troy Quast, Ross Andel, Archana R Sadhu,

OBJECTIVE:To estimate the long-run mortality effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on seniors with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS:We performed a retrospective cohort analysis of Medicare enrollment and claims data covering four states and ∼10 years. Affected individuals were identified by whether they lived in a county that suffered a ... Read more >>

Diabetes Care (Diabetes care)
[2019, 42(11):2090-2097]

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