Myra G Sabir

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PURPOSE On the basis of the experience of an extensive community-based research partnership in New York City, we developed an innovative process for bridging the gap between aging-related research and practice, using a consensus-workshop model. DESIGN AND METHODS We adapted the traditional scientific consensus-workshop model to include translation of the(More)
PURPOSE We developed an innovative pilot studies program to foster partnerships between university researchers and agencies serving older people in New York City. The development of researchers willing to collaborate with frontline service agencies and service agencies ready to partner with researchers is critical for translating scientific research into(More)
This article examines the dialogue that occurred within the structure of a Research-to-Practice Consensus Workshop that critiqued academic research priorities regarding social isolation among community-dwelling older adults and identified practice-based suggestions for a social isolation research agenda. The investigators adapted the scientific consensus(More)
This study explores the role of similarity in the success of peer support relationships in an intervention program for dementia caregivers. Hypothesized predictors of successful matches included structural similarity between partners (e.g., in age, education), appraisal similarity (e.g., in satisfaction with support for caregiving), and psychological(More)
Brumberg was a keynote speaker, "Fasting Girls: Past and Present," at The University of Ottawa's Annual Frontiers in Research Symposium. This year's themes brought together scholars in a variety of disciplines concerned with the genetic, psychological, and social aspects of regulating body weight. a 2005 Merrill Presidential Scholar, who selected Gary Evans(More)
Well-known trust-building methods are routinely used to recruit and retain older African Americans into scientific research studies, yet the quandary over how to overcome this group's hesitance to participate in research remains. We present two innovative and testable methods for resolving the dilemma around increasing older African Americans' participation(More)
We explore the association between family caregiver depression and the quality of staff-family relationships, and we test burden as a mediator of this relationship. Using structural equation modeling, we used data from a representative sample of 932 family members from 20 nursing homes in Central New York to examine the association between staff-family(More)
OBJECTIVES Prior integrative reminiscence interventions have had a limited focus on attachment themes. The attachment-focused integrative reminiscence (AFIR) intervention differs from these in its central emphasis on attachment themes. The wide range of health benefits resulting from integrative reminiscence may be due in part to reminiscing about,(More)
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