Catherine Mezzacappa

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BACKGROUND As resource-limited health systems evolve to address complex diseases, attention must be returned to basic primary care delivery. Limited data exists detailing the quality of general adult and adolescent primary care delivered at front-line facilities in these regions. Here we describe the baseline quality of care for adults and adolescents in(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare depressive symptoms between caregivers to persons with dementia and other illnesses and determine whether caregiver role captivity and care recipient disruptive behaviors mediate this association. METHODS Prospective cohort study of older women in four U.S. communities followed from 1999 to 2009. Home-based interviews were used in 345(More)
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