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OBJECTIVES To assess whether a dementia care coordination intervention delays time to transition from home and reduces unmet needs in elders with memory disorders. DESIGN 18-month randomized controlled trial of 303 community-living elders. SETTING 28 postal code areas of Baltimore, MD. PARTICIPANTS Age 70+ years, with a cognitive disorder,(More)
BACKGROUND Effective care models for treating older African Americans with depressive symptoms are needed. OBJECTIVE To determine whether a home-based intervention alleviates depressive symptoms and improves quality of life in older African Americans. DESIGN Parallel, randomized trial stratified by recruitment site. Interviewers assessing outcomes were(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine prevalence of modifiable risk factors and their contribution to patient quality of life (QoL) as rated by dementia patients and family caregivers. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING Home environment. PARTICIPANTS 88 patients and their caregivers. MEASUREMENTS Modifiable characteristics of home environments, patients, and(More)
BACKGROUND Thirty-day readmission after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is common, costly, and linked to poor patient outcomes. Accordingly, facility-level 30-day readmission rates have been considered as a potential quality measure. However, it is unknown whether facility-level 30-day readmission rates are associated with facility-level mortality.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether MIND at Home, a community-based, multicomponent, care coordination intervention, reduces unmet caregiving needs and burden in informal caregivers of persons with memory disorders. METHODS An 18-month randomized controlled trial of 289 community-living care recipient (CR)-caregiver (informal caregivers, i.e., unpaid individuals(More)
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