Stephanie J. Fonda

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PURPOSE This is the second article reporting a project that (a) characterized the longitudinal functional patterns of residents in an affordable, assisted living housing (ALH) milieu for low-income people and (b) compared the ALH residents' functional patterns with those for similarly low-income, community-dwelling people. DESIGN AND METHODS Functioning(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined whether changes in driving patterns-driving cessation and reduction-have negative consequences for the depressive symptoms of older Americans and whether these consequences are mitigated for people with a spouse who drives. METHODS The project used data from 3 waves of the Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old(More)
BACKGROUND Increased access to the Internet and the availability of efficacious eHealth interventions offer great promise for assisting adults with diabetes to change and maintain health behaviors. A key concern is whether levels of engagement in Internet programs are sufficient to promote and sustain behavior change. OBJECTIVE This paper used automated(More)
Development is the key challenge facing human society. The essence of development is to improve the quality of life, yet the striking technological revolutions of recent years have not resulted in better living conditions for most of the world's population. These contrasts are not limited to comparisons between advanced industrial and developing societies;(More)
Objectives: Despite evidence of poor health outcomes associated with excessive weight gain or loss, longitudinal patterns of body weight over the adult life course have not been fully described. This article seeks to address this by examining body weight patterns for middle-aged and older adults. Methods: Panel data from the Health and Retirement Study(More)
PURPOSE This paper was concerned with patterns of individual-level, longitudinal change in depressive symptoms and factors related to those patterns among Americans 70+ years of age. Two types of depressive symptoms were considered, somatic and mood symptoms. The paper focused on whether the patterns of change and the risk factors for these two types of(More)
Jenkins KR, Fultz NH, Fonda SJ, Wray LA (2003). Patterns of body weight among middleaged and older Americans, by gender and race, 1993–2000. Soz Praventiv Med 48: 257–68. Lee I-M, Blair S, Allison D, Folsom A, Harris T, Manson J, Wing R (2001). Epidemiologic data on the relationships of caloric intake, energy balance, and weight gain over the life span with(More)
Michael Ackerman Margaret Adams Steven Albert Dale Alverson Mı́riam Antón-Rodrı́guez Nina Antoniotti Carlos Arancibia April Armstrong Cavit Avci Alve Azad Julian Bailes Richard Bakalar Balji Bedi Andre Beratarrechea Leigh Biagio Jit Biswas Stephen Black Schaffer Patrick Boissy Richard Boxer Elizabeth Brooks Nancy Brown-Connolly Charles Bruce Natale Daniele(More)
The goal of this study was to calibrate depressive symptoms collected using different versions of the Centers for Epidemiologic Studies—Depression (CES-D) instrument in different waves of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). The HRS is a prospective and nationally representative cohort study. This analysis included a sample of HRS participants, adults(More)
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