Susan S. Merrill

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Data from a cohort of relatively high functioning, older men and women were used to test the hypothesis that stronger self-efficacy beliefs predict better maintenance of cognitive performance. Structural equation modeling revealed that stronger baseline instrumental efficacy beliefs predicted better verbal memory performance at follow-up among men but not(More)
INTRODUCTION we have tested the hypothesis that the co-occurrence of common impairments (motor and cognitive impairments, vision and hearing loss, depressive symptoms) of later life have exacerbating effects on disability [activities and instrumental activities of daily living, social and role function, (in)activity]. METHOD data were drawn from a(More)
This is the first study to focus on Medicare mammography rescreening using a relatively large population of older women over a long followup period. To assess correlates of regular mammography, we followed all women age 65 or over enrolled continuously in Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) (n = 515,746) over a 7-year period. Data were drawn from the CMS claims(More)
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