Leslie K. Hasche

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PURPOSE This study examines the structural relationships between social activities and trajectories of late-life depression. DESIGN AND METHODS Latent class analysis was used with a nationally representative sample of older adults (N = 5,294) from the Longitudinal Study on Aging II to classify patterns of social activities. A latent growth curve model(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare outcomes of mortality, institutionalization, physical and mental quality of life, overall life satisfaction, and satisfaction with living arrangements, for depressed and nondepressed clients after 1 year of community long-term care (CLTC) services. DESIGN Prospective cohort study with repeated assessments at 6 and 12 months. SETTING(More)
OBJECTIVE Depression often co-occurs with other conditions that may pose competing demands to depression care, particularly in later life. This study examined older adults' perceptions of depression among co-occurring social, medical, and functional problems and compared the priority of depression with that of other problems. METHODS The study's(More)
This study investigated changes in depression status over 2 years and examined whether having depression in Year 1 is associated with greater healthcare expenditures in Year 2 among community-dwelling older adults. This study analyzed the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (Panel 13, 2008–2009) for a nationally representative sample of 1,740 older adults(More)
OBJECTIVES This study extends existing knowledge regarding the continuum between major depression (MD) and subthreshold depression (SD) by examining differences in symptomology and associative factors for a subpopulation of older adults with functional disability. METHOD Our sample consisted of clients age 60 and above entering public community long term(More)
Grant writing is a necessary skill for becoming an independent and successful social work researcher. Since social work dissertation grants are a relatively new trend, students face many challenges in identifying, preparing, and submitting dissertation grants. Lack of resources and experiences, difficulties in protecting time for grant writing, and the(More)
OBJECTIVE Given the increasing diversity among older adults and changes in health policy, knowledge is needed on potential barriers to health care for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals. METHOD Using the 2010 National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), logistic regression models test differences between age groups (below 35,(More)
This manuscript details potential benefits for using a research–practice partnership to adapt collaborative depression care for public community long-term care agencies serving older adults. We used sequential, multi-phase, and mixed methods approaches for documenting the process of adaptation within a case study. Systematic adaptation strategies are(More)