Robyn L Golden

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the occurrence and recognition of common sleep-related problems and their relationship to health-related quality-of-life measures in the elderly. METHOD A total of 1,503 participants with a mean age of 75.5 (+/- 6.8, range: 62-100) years from 11 primary care sites serving primarily elderly patients(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY To identify needs encountered by older adult patients after hospital discharge and assess the impact of a telephone transitional care intervention on stress, health care utilization, readmissions, and mortality. DESIGN AND METHODS Older adult inpatients who met criteria for risk of post-discharge complications were randomized at(More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate the feasibility of the BRIGHTEN Program (Bridging Resources of an Interdisciplinary Geriatric Health Team via Electronic Networking), an interdisciplinary team intervention for assessing and treating older adults for depression in outpatient primary and specialty medical clinics. The BRIGHTEN team collaborates "virtually" to review(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine loneliness as a risk factor for elder mistreatment in an urban, community-dwelling Chinese population. DESIGN Cross-sectional descriptive study. SETTING Major urban medical center in NanJing, China. PARTICIPANTS Four hundred twelve subjects aged 60 and older who presented to the general medical clinic. The mean age of the(More)
BACKGROUND A primary care-staffed transition clinic is one potential strategy for reducing 30-day re-admissions for patients without an established primary care physician, but the effectiveness has not been studied. The objective was to test whether patients who completed a postdischarge transition clinic appointment were less likely to be readmitted within(More)
A growing evidence base suggests services that address social factors with an impact on health, such as transportation and caregiver support, must be integrated into new models of care if the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Triple Aim is to be realized. We examined early evidence from seven innovative care models currently in use, each with strong(More)
OBJECTIVES African American and Hispanic elderly are at elevated risk of both depression and cardiovascular disease, relative to non-Hispanic whites. Effective interventions are therefore needed to address depressive symptoms and to reduce these disparities. BRIGHTEN Heart was a behavioral randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy of a virtual team(More)