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The processes of autobiographical memory were studied in four groups with mean ages of 12.7, 19.1, 44.5 and 67.2 years. Participants provided memories of specific events in response to single-word prompts. Analyses of response time and age of memories indicated response time remains stable during adulthood, whereas average event age increases. Analyses of(More)
A model was proposed to assess the premise that functional limitations are an intermediary stage between risk factors (e.g., sex and frequency of walking a mile), pathology/impairments (e.g., musculoskeletal problems), and the onset and course of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) disability. Analyses were based on two random subsamples (each(More)
This study examined whether relationship quality mediates, moderates, or both mediates and moderates the associations between caregiving stressors (e.g., disability and behavioral problems) and negative consequences associated with caregiver well-being (overload, role captivity, and depression). Data on family (spouses and children) caregivers (n = 118)(More)
BACKGROUND Incorporating shared medical appointments (SMAs) or group visits into clinical practice to improve care and increase efficiency has become a popular intervention, but the processes to implement and sustain them have not been well described. The purpose of this study was to describe the process of implementation of SMAs in the local context of a(More)
This research examines race differences in the factorial structure of two popular measures of psychological well-being: the Philadelphia Geriatric Center (PGC) Morale Scale and the Life Satisfaction Index A (LSIA). In particular, we view the covariance structure of the items of each scale as a function of several parameter matrices. We analyzed the(More)
BACKGROUND The importance and complexity of handovers is well-established. Progress for intervening in the emergency department change of shift handovers may be hampered by lack of a conceptual framework. The objectives were to gain a better understanding of strategies used for change of shift handovers in an emergency care setting and to further expand(More)
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing among older adults as is their diabetes-related mortality rate. Studies suggest that tighter glucose control reduces complications in elderly patients. However, too low a glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) value is associated with increased hypoglycemia. Moreover, the appropriateness of most clinical trial data(More)
Ethnic differences in response comparability and bias were evaluated for elderly African American, Puerto Rican, and non-Hispanic Caucasian elderly subjects with some degree of disability and their caregivers. Responses were compared for items assessing basic and instrumental activities of daily living, memory problems, confusion, and global health status.(More)
A model separating and relating dimensions of intergenerational solidarity with measures of psychological distress was investigated for older Mexican Americans. Solidarity consisted of measures of similarity, affection, and association. Measures of psychological distress were somatic/retarded symptoms, depressed affect, and positive affect. To evaluate(More)
In this research we examined race, sex, and age differences in the factorial structure of Liang's (1985) model of subjective well-being that integrates the Affect Balance Scale and the Life Satisfaction Index A. In particular, we viewed the covariance structure of the items as a function of several parameter matrices. We analyzed the factorial invariance by(More)
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