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Higher Fatigue Prospectively Increases the Risk of Falls in Older Men.

Sharon W Renner, Jane A Cauley, Patrick J Brown, Robert M Boudreau, Todd M Bear, Terri Blackwell, Nancy E Lane, Nancy W Glynn,

<h4>Background and objectives</h4>Fatigue is a common complaint and shares many risk factors with falls, yet the independent contribution of fatigue on fall risk is unclear. This study's primary aim was to assess the association between fatigue and prospective fall risk in 5642 men aged 64-100 enrolled in the Osteoporotic Fractures ... Read more >>

Innov Aging (Innovation in aging)
[2021, 5(1):igaa061]

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Effects of Influenza Vaccination in the United States During the 2018-2019 Influenza Season.

Jessie R Chung, Melissa A Rolfes, Brendan Flannery, Pragati Prasad, Alissa O'Halloran, Shikha Garg, Alicia M Fry, James A Singleton, Manish Patel, Carrie Reed, ,

<h4>Background</h4>Multivalent influenza vaccine products provide protection against influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, A(H3N2), and B lineage viruses. The 2018-2019 influenza season in the United States included prolonged circulation of A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses well-matched to the vaccine strain and A(H3N2) viruses, the majority of which were mismatched to the vaccine. We estimated the number of ... Read more >>

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2020, 71(8):e368-e376]

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Higher Fatigue Prospectively Increases the Risk of Falls in Older Men

Sharon W Renner, Jane A Cauley, Patrick J Brown, Robert M Boudreau, Todd M Bear, Terri Blackwell, Nancy E Lane, Nancy W Glynn, Michael Weiner,

Abstract <h4>Background and Objectives</h4> Fatigue is a common complaint and shares many risk factors with falls, yet the independent contribution of fatigue on fall risk is unclear. This study’s primary aim was to assess the association between fatigue and prospective fall risk in 5642 men aged 64–100 enrolled in the ... Read more >>

Innov Aging (Innovation in aging)
[2020, 5(1):]

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THE PITTSBURGH FATIGABILITY SCALE: VALIDATION OF THE MENTAL SUBSCALE IN THE LONG LIFE FAMILY STUDY.

Sharon W Renner, Patrick J Brown, Todd M Bear, Stacy L Andersen, Stephanie Cosentino, Robert M Boudreau, Adam J Santanasto, Nancy W Glynn,

AbstractWe previously validated the physical, but not the mental subscale of the Pittsburgh Fatigability Scale (PFS). Thus, we aimed to validate the PFS mental subscale in 1,738 individuals aged ≥60 from the Long Life Family Study (55.5% female, age 74.8±11.1 years, PFS mental score 7.1±10.1, range 0-50). Confirmatory factor analysis ... Read more >>

Innov Aging (Innovation in aging)
[2019, 3(Suppl 1):S232-S233]

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Effects of Influenza Vaccination in the United States During the 2017-2018 Influenza Season.

Melissa A Rolfes, Brendan Flannery, Jessie R Chung, Alissa O'Halloran, Shikha Garg, Edward A Belongia, Manjusha Gaglani, Richard K Zimmerman, Michael L Jackson, Arnold S Monto, Nisha B Alden, Evan Anderson, Nancy M Bennett, Laurie Billing, Seth Eckel, Pam Daily Kirley, Ruth Lynfield, Maya L Monroe, Melanie Spencer, Nancy Spina, H Keipp Talbot, Ann Thomas, Salina M Torres, Kimberly Yousey-Hindes, James A Singleton, Manish Patel, Carrie Reed, Alicia M Fry, ,

BACKGROUND:The severity of the 2017-2018 influenza season in the United States was high, with influenza A(H3N2) viruses predominating. Here, we report influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) and estimate the number of vaccine-prevented influenza-associated illnesses, medical visits, hospitalizations, and deaths for the 2017-2018 influenza season. METHODS:We used national age-specific estimates of 2017-2018 ... Read more >>

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2019, 69(11):1845-1853]

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Physician Versus Nonphysician Instruction: Evaluating an Expert Curriculum-Competent Facilitator Model for Simulation-Based Central Venous Catheter Training.

Andrew N Musits, Paul E Phrampus, John W Lutz, Todd M Bear, Stephanie I Maximous, Andrew J Mrkva, John M OʼDonnell,

INTRODUCTION:Healthcare simulation supports educational opportunities while maintaining patient safety. To reduce costs and increase the availability of training, a randomized controlled study evaluated central venous catheter (CVC) insertion training in the simulation laboratory with nonphysician competent facilitators (NPCFs) as instructors. METHOD:A group of learners naive to central line placement participated ... Read more >>

Simul Healthc (Simulation in healthcare : journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare)
[2019, 14(4):228-234]

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Cancer-Related Beliefs and Perceptions in Appalachia: Findings from 3 States.

Robin C Vanderpool, Bin Huang, Yangyang Deng, Todd M Bear, Quan Chen, Meghan F Johnson, Electra D Paskett, Linda B Robertson, Gregory S Young, Ronaldo Iachan,

BACKGROUND:Appalachians experience increased rates of cancer incidence and mortality compared to non-Appalachians. Many factors may contribute to the elevated cancer burden, including lack of knowledge and negative beliefs about the disease. METHODS:Three National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers with Appalachian counties in their respective population-based geographic service areas-Kentucky, Ohio, and ... Read more >>

J Rural Health (The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association)
[2019, 35(2):176-188]

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Evaluation of a Mobile Farmer's Market Aimed at Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Food Deserts: A Pilot Study to Determine Evaluation Feasibility.

Tiffany L Gary-Webb, Todd M Bear, Dara D Mendez, Mary D Schiff, Ehrrin Keenan, Anthony Fabio,

<b>Purpose:</b> In November 2015, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank implemented a pilot phase of the <i>Green Grocer</i> mobile market, a program aimed at improving access to locally sourced fresh foods in low-resource neighborhoods. We conducted an evaluation of this pilot phase. <b>Methods:</b> We conducted baseline surveys of residents in six ... Read more >>

Health Equity (Health equity)
[2018, 2(1):375-383]

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Influenza Vaccine Intention After a Medically Attended Acute Respiratory Infection.

Mary Patricia Nowalk, G K Balasubramani, Richard K Zimmerman, Todd M Bear, Theresa Sax, Heather Eng, Michael Susick, Samantha E Ford,

<i>Background</i>. Little is known about vaccine intention behavior among patients recovering from a medically attended acute respiratory infection. <i>Methods</i>. Adults ≥ 18 years old with an acute respiratory infection in the 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017 influenza seasons were tested for influenza and completed surveys. Across seasons, unvaccinated participants were grouped ... Read more >>

Health Promot Pract (Health promotion practice)
[2019, 20(4):539-552]

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Vocal Timbre and the Classification of Respondent Sex in US Phone-Based Surveys.

Noah C Riley, John R Blosnich, Todd M Bear, Sari L Reisner,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To characterize the conflict of sex and gender identity variables in the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) sample and examine how this may affect the administration of sex-related health behavior items to transgender participants.<h4>Methods</h4>We conducted a secondary analysis of the 2014 BRFSS gender identity, sex, and sex-related health ... Read more >>

Am J Public Health (American journal of public health)
[2017, 107(8):1290-1294]

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A Survey of Residents' Perceptions of the Effect of Large-Scale Economic Developments on Perceived Safety, Violence, and Economic Benefits.

Anthony Fabio, Ruth Geller, Michael Bazaco, Todd M Bear, Abigail L Foulds, Jessica Duell, Ravi Sharma,

<h4>Background</h4>Emerging research highlights the promise of community- and policy-level strategies in preventing youth violence. Large-scale economic developments, such as sports and entertainment arenas and casinos, may improve the living conditions, economics, public health, and overall wellbeing of area residents and may influence rates of violence within communities.<h4>Objective</h4>To assess the effect ... Read more >>

J Environ Public Health (Journal of environmental and public health)
[2015, 2015:903264]

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The association of social support and education with breast and cervical cancer screening.

Patricia Documet, Todd M Bear, Jason D Flatt, Laura Macia, Jeanette Trauth, Edmund M Ricci,

<h4>Background</h4>Disparities in breast and cervical cancer screening by socioeconomic status persist in the United States. It has been suggested that social support may facilitate screening, especially among women of low socioeconomic status. However, at present, it is unclear whether social support enables mammogram and Pap test compliance.<h4>Purpose</h4>This study examines the ... Read more >>

Health Educ Behav (Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education)
[2015, 42(1):55-64]

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Hospice and Family Involvement With End-of-Life Care: Results From a Population-Based Survey.

Jennifer B Seaman, Todd M Bear, Patricia I Documet, Susan M Sereika, Steven M Albert,

Utilization and perceived benefits of hospice may vary across populations. In a population-based survey, we examined the prevalence of hospice utilization, caregiver sociodemographic characteristics, and quality and complexity of end-of-life (EOL) care, as reported by community caregivers to people who died in the prior year. The 2009 to 2010 Allegheny ... Read more >>

Am J Hosp Palliat Care (The American journal of hospice & palliative care)
[2016, 33(2):130-135]

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