Lauren Ring

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BACKGROUND There is no universally accepted algorithm for identifying atrial fibrillation (AF) patients and stroke risk using electronic data for use in performance measures. METHODS Patients with AF seen in clinic were identified based on International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision(ICD-9) codes. CHADS(2) and CHA(2)DS(s)-Vasc scores were(More)
The study tested two hypotheses. 1) In a walkable neighborhood, residents will exercise more, eat healthier, and suffer from less obesity. 2) That relation will be stronger for the elderly. Health was measured by physical activity, number of portions of fruits and vegetables eaten, and BMI. "Walkability" was measured by a set of environmental items that(More)
This article describes an innovative model for integrating research into a policy and planning agenda aimed to help neighborhoods become more supportive of older adults. Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) established Age-Friendly Philadelphia (AFP) to catalyze efforts to improve the physical and social environments for seniors. The Research Program at(More)
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