Yaron G. Rabinowitz

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PURPOSE Few empirical studies have compared the efficacy between psychoeducational (skill-building) approaches for reducing caregivers' psychological distress and interventions modeled after typical community-based support groups. We compare the impact of two distinct interventions on Anglo and Latino caregivers of elderly relatives with dementia. DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors sought to determine the effect of kinship status (daughters versus wives) and ethnicity (Hispanic/Latino versus Caucasian) on self-efficacy to perform tasks relevant to caregiving in a sample of family caregivers for people with memory problems. METHODS Baseline data were collected from 238 female caregivers who participated in an(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the current study was to explore the moderating effect of 3 domains of caregiver self-efficacy on the relationship between exogenous caregiving stressors (care recipient memory and behavioral problems) and depression. DESIGN AND METHODS Moderator analyses were used to analyze data for 256 caregivers of elder relatives with dementia(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare rates of institutionalization of dementia patients cared for by Latina and Caucasian female caregivers and to explore which caregiver and care-recipient characteristics predicted institutionalization. DESIGN Longitudinal. SETTING San Francisco Bay area, California. PARTICIPANTS Two hundred sixty-four female caregivers of dementia(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assessed the impact of depressive symptoms and distress from patient problem behaviors on time to developing a diagnosis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a sample of 643 dementia family caregivers. DESIGN A longitudinal, prospective design was used. Over an 18-month period, caregivers free from a CVD diagnosis at baseline were(More)
OBJECTIVE To promote caregiver well-being and to help caregivers persevere in their invaluable roles, personal resources that predict increased self-care and reduced health risk behaviors need to be identified. METHOD This study examined relationships between self-efficacy beliefs in three distinct domains of caregiving and cumulative health risk(More)
Despite an increasing awareness of the problem, clinical research continues to include lesser numbers of ethnic minority participants disproportionate to their population percentages. To rectify this problem, this article attempts to identify key barriers to minority recruitment and retention as well as specific strategies and methods successful in the(More)
The current military battlefield requires aviators to make split-second decisions that often have life-and-death consequences, making identifying predictors of diminished cognitive performance a vital aeromedical and safety concern. The current study explored the relationship between aviator effectiveness, as determined by sleep-wake patterns, and(More)
This study performed moderator analyses to determine if self-efficacy predicted differential outcome in a randomized trial comparing a cognitive behavior psychoeducational intervention and an enhanced support group (ESG). The four key outcomes were depression, anxiety, social support, and coping. Low baseline self-efficacy scores were hypothesized to be(More)
The current study explored the relationship between religious coping and cumulative health risk associated with health behavior patterns in a sample of 256 Latina and Caucasian female caregivers of elderly relatives with dementia. Primary analyses examined the relationship between religious coping (both positive and negative) and an overall index of(More)