The Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is involved in a wide range of translational research projects focused on aging and palliative care. A sampling of our publications follows.
Woodrell C, Weiss J, Branch A, Gardenier D, Krauskopf K, Kil N, Paredes H, Bichoupan K, Sigel K. Primary care-based Hepatitis C treatment outcomes with first-generation direct acting agents. Journal of Addiction Medicine. 2015Oct; 9(5): 405-410. PMID: 26291545.
Aldridge MD, Schlesinger M, Barry CF, Morrison RS, McCorkle R, Hurzeler R, Bradley EH. National hospice survey results: for-profit status, community engagement, and service. JAMA Internal Medicine 2014;174(4):500-506. PMID: 24567076.
Goldstein NE, Kalman J, Kutner JS, Fromme EK, Hutchinson MD, Lipman HI, Matlock DD, Swetz KM, Lampert R, Herasme O, Morrison RS. A study to improve communication between clinicians and patients with advanced heart failure: methods and challenges behind the Working to Improve diScussions about DefibrillatOr Management (WISDOM) Trial. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Apr 21. PMID: 24768595.
Ozok AA, Wu H, Garrido MM, Pronovost P, Gürses AP. Usability and perceived usefulness of personal health records for preventive health care: patients' and primary care providers' perspectives. Applied Ergonomics 2014; 45(3): 613-628. PMID: 24119975.
Ornstein, K., Gaugler, J.E., Zahodne, L., Zhu C.W. & Stern, Y. (2014) The heterogeneous course of depressive symptoms for the dementia caregiver. Int J Aging Hum Dev. 2014;78(2):133-48. PMID: 24956922.
Zhu, C., Scarmeas, N., Ornstein, K., Blacker, D., Albert, M., Brandt, J. & Stern, Y. Health care use and cost in dementia family caregivers. Alzheimer’s & Dementia. Alzheimers Dement. 2014 Mar 15. PMID: 24637299.
Reckrey, J., Gettenberg, G., Ross, H., Kopke, V., Soriano, T. & Ornstein, K. (2014). The critical role of social workers in home based primary care. Social Work in Health Care. Soc Work Health Care. 2014;53(4):330-43. PMID: 24717182.
Kelley, A.S., Langa, K.L., Smith, A.K., Cagle, J.G., Ornstein, K., Silveira, M.J., Nicholas, L., Covinsky, K., Ritchie, C.S. (2014) Leveraging the health and retirement study to advance palliative care research. J Palliat Med. 2014 May;17(5):506-11. PMID: 24694096.
Gelfman LP, Lindenberger E, Fernandez H, Goldberg GR, Lim BB, Litrivis E, O’Neill L, Smith CB, Kelley AS. The effectiveness of the Geritalk communication skills course: a real-time assessment of skill acquisition and deliberate practice. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Mar 27. PMID: 24681183.
Gelfman LP, Kalman J, Goldstein NE. Engaging heart failure clinicians to increase palliative care referrals: overcoming barriers, improving techniques. J Palliat Med. 2014 Jun 5. PMID: 24901674.
Garrido MM, Penrod JD, Prigerson HG. Unmet need for mental health care among veterans receiving palliative care: assessment is not enough. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2013.08.008 PMID: 24119857.
Garrido MM, Kelley AS, Paris J, Roza K, Meier DE, Morrison RS, Aldridge MD. Methods for constructing and assessing propensity scores. Health Services Research. Health Serv Res. 2014 Apr 30. PMID: 24779867.
Gelfman LP, Du Q, Morrison RS. An update: NIH research funding for palliative medicine 2006-2010. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2013; 16(2): 125-129. PMID: 23336358.
Ko FC, Walston JD. What are the special needs of patients with frailty? In Goldstein N, Morrison RS (Ed.), Evidence-Based Practice of Palliative Medicine. Saunders. 1st Edition. 2013:371-376.
Garrido MM, Idler EL, Leventhal H, Carr D. Pathways from religion to advance care planning: beliefs about control over length of life and end-of-life values. The Gerontologist. 2013; 53(5): 801-816. PMID: 23161430.
Ornstein, K.A., Gaugler, J.E., Devanand, D.P., Scarmeas, N., Zhu, C.W. & Stern, Y. (2013). Are there sensitive time periods for dementia caregivers? The occurrence of behavioral and psychological symptoms in the early stages of dementia. International Psychogeriatrics, 25(9), 1453-1462. PMID: 23725657.
Garrido MM, Boockvar KS. Perceived symptom targets of antidepressants, anxiolytics, and sedatives: The search for modifiable factors that improve adherence. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research. doi: 10.1007/s11414-013-9342-2. PMID: 23702612.
Ganta N, Gelfman L. Communicating with special populations—COPD and heart failure. In: Wittenberg-Lyles E, ed. Textbook for Palliative Care Communication. Oxford University Press, 2015.
Gelfman LP, Goldstein NE. Palliative care services for patients with heart failure. In: Miriam Johnson, Lehman Richard, and Karen J. Hogg, eds. Heart Failure and Palliative Care: A Team Approach, Second Edition, CRC Press, 2015.
Teresi, J. A., & Jones, R. N. (in press). Methodological issues in examining measurement equivalence in patient reported outcomes measures: methods overview to the two-part series, “Measurement equivalence of the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System® (PROMIS®) short form measures.” Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling.
Kleinman, M., & Teresi, J. A. (in press). Differential item functioning magnitude and impact measures from item response theory models. Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling.
Teresi, J. A., Ocepek-Welikson, K., Cook, K. F., Kleinman, M., Ramirez, M., Reid, M. C., & Siu, A. (in press). Measurement equivalence of the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System® (PROMIS®) pain short-forms in ethnically diverse cancer and palliative care populations. Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling.
Teresi, J. A., Ocepek-Welikson, K., Kleinman, M., Ramirez, M., Kim, G. (in press). Psychometric properties and performance of the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System® (PROMIS®) depression short forms in ethnically diverse groups. Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling.
Teresi, J. A., Ocepek-Welikson, K., Kleinman, M., Ramirez, M., Kim, G. (in press). Measurement equivalence of the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System® (PROMIS®) Anxiety short form scale in ethnically diverse groups. Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling.