Edward Hess

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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 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)
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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