Lauren S Fox

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This study explored one cognitive component of anxiety-selective attention to threat-among older adults. The effects of anxiety on attentional processes have not previously been studied in older adults under laboratory conditions. A novel age-appropriate mood induction technique was piloted for use with older participants. Sixty-eight older adults were(More)
To validate the use of mood induction with older adults, 22 older participants receiving a depressed mood induction were compared with 20 controls and 17 older persons with high Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D) scores. The mood induction procedure, using self-referent statements and music, changed Depressive Adjective Checklist and(More)
A sociocultural stress and coping model to explain emotional distress among caregivers of family members who have dementia across ethnic and cultural groups is presented and explored in a sample of 41 African American and 128 non-African American caregivers. In this sample, African American caregivers reported lower levels of burden but equal levels of(More)
The Alzheimer's Association and National Institutes of Health have emphasized the need for participation of racial/ethnic populations in Alzheimer disease (AD) clinical research. Many articles have described strategies to enhance participation including establishing enduring ties to the community and tailoring the site to be more culturally welcoming or(More)
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