Joanne Z Rogers

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OBJECTIVE We modified existing standardized measurement tools in the Physical Performance Test and tasks from the Frailty and Injuries: Cooperative Studies of Intervention Technique Study to evaluate physical function in older women. Our objectives were (1) to characterize physical function themes based on combinations of tasks (deriving factors or(More)
BACKGROUND Health care in the United States is expensive and quality is variable. The aim of this study was to investigate whether our integrated health system, composed of academic hospitals, a practice plan, and a managed care payer, could reliably implement an evidence-based program for gastric bypass surgery. A secondary aim was to evaluate the impact(More)
There has been a growing trend for people to increasingly turn to complementary and alternative medicine. The increasing prevalence of obesity has combined with this trend to create an expanding market for these modes of therapy to aid in weight management. This article focuses on complementary and alternative modes of medical therapy currently being used(More)
Enteral feeding through the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube is usually initiated about 12 to 24 hours after insertion of the tube. There have been earlier studies evaluating the efficacy of early initiation of enteral feedings that had encouraging results. However, delayed initiation of feeding following PEG placement continues to be(More)
The prevalence of obesity among older persons is growing. This trend has adverse medical, functional, psychosocial, and health care resource consequences. Many obese older persons were obese middle-aged adults. A sedentary lifestyle may be the dominant contributing factor. Intervention should focus on moderate weight reduction through the modification of(More)