Jana M. Mossey

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Data from the Manitoba Longitudinal Study on Aging (MLSA) were used to test the hypothesis that self-rated health (SRH) is a predictor of mortality independent of "objective health status" (OHS). Subjects were a random sample of non-institutionalized residents of Manitoba aged 65+ in 1971 (n = 3,128). A single item measure of SRH was obtained during a(More)
The independent contributions to recovery from hip fracture of psychosocial factors including depression, personality, social connectedness, and self-rated health were studied in 219 women age 59 and older (mean age 78.5) who were community dwelling prior to fracture. Initial assessments were conducted shortly after surgery and follow up assessments 2, 6,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether asymptomatic bacteriuria in elderly ambulatory women is a marker of increased mortality and, if so, whether it is because of an association with other determinants of mortality or because asymptomatic bacteriuria is itself an independent cause, the removal of which might improve longevity. DESIGN A cohort study and a(More)
The authors probed the associations between clinical diagnoses and independent research measures of cognitive, behavioral, and electroencephalographic (EEG) changes in hospitalized older patients and investigated the contribution of medical illness to deterioration. Patients (N=96; 47 of whom were hospitalized during the course of 1 year; 12 diagnosed with(More)
One hundred ninety-six older. White females were followed for 12 months after hip fracture. We examined the effects of persistently elevated depressive symptoms, measured by the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression (CES-D) scale during a postsurgery interview and 2, 6, and 12 months later, on ambulation, overall physical function, and return to(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the longitudinal course of depressive symptoms and pain experienced by continuing care retirement community (CCRC) residents and to investigate the impact of comorbid chronic activity-limiting pain and chronic high depressive symptoms on physical functioning and health service use. METHODS This longitudinal study of 169 CCRC(More)
BACKGROUND Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been shown to be associated with migraine and drug abuse. METHODS This was an analysis of data from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R) to evaluate the association of PTSD in those with episodic migraine (EM) and chronic daily headache (CDH). RESULTS Our sample consisted of 5,692(More)
OBJECTIVE To reexamine the conclusions of the 1991 National Institutes of Health Consensus Panel on Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Late Life in light of current scientific evidence. PARTICIPANTS Participants included National Institutes of Health staff and experts drawn from the Planning Committee and presenters of the 1991 Consensus Development(More)
Alzheimer's disease is a common problem in our elderly population. Although research is leading to improvements in our understanding of the underlying biology, we still have little understanding of the environmental risk factors associated with this disorder. Caffeine, an easily modifiable environmental factor, may have a protective effect on the likelihood(More)
The importance of social support and depression to recovery from illness is examined with reference to hip fracture. Subjects were community-dwelling, ambulatory White females 59 years of age and over who were recovering from hip fracture surgery. The respondents were interviewed at baseline and clinically interviewed 2 and 6 months postsurgery. Inadequacy(More)