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Advanced Planning for Home Services for Seniors
Remaining in their own home is one of the highest priorities of most older adults. Seniors rarely believe that they will be hospitalized, although people aged 65 years account for 35% of hospitalizations annually. As a result of hospitalizations, seniors ...
Lee Ann Lindquist, MD/MPH/MBA
PROgenitor Cell Release Plus Exercise to Improve Function Performance in PAD
The purpose of this study is to determine whether increasing the circulating levels of CD34+ cells with granulocyte monocyte colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), or other therapies, may improve walking performance in patients with lower extremity ...
Mary McDermott, MD
Jeremiah Stamler Professor
Hospital Discharge and Cognitive Changes in Older Adults
When older adults leave the hospital after a hospital admission, they are often very confused and their memory is impaired. Findings from our research has shown that memory loss is prevalent when people are discharged from the hospital. This memory loss ...
Lee Ann Lindquist, MD/MPH/MBA
Geriatric Emergency Department Innovations through Workforce, Informatics and Structural Enhancements (GEDI WISE)
Seniors frequently seek care in Emergency Departments (ED) for acute health needs. Through this research, we are working to make the Emergency Department "Senior Friendly" by specifically identifying and treating the geriatric needs of our ...
Longitudinal Study fo the Cognition, Health Literacy, and Self-Care in COPD Patients
The objective of this study is to understand how health literacy and cognitive function change over time in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and affect self-management of this condition, and how social support may mitigate their ...
SELF-REPORTED HEALTH AND FUNCTION AMONG OLDER ADULTS AND REHOSPITALIZATION RISK
Nearly 20% of Medicare fee-for-service patients are rehospitalized within 30 days of discharge. However, evidence suggests that as many as three-quarters of such rehospitalizations are preventable. To prevent patients suffering through unnecessary ...
Improving Psychosocial Quality of Life in Women with Advanced Breast Cancer
The overall study objective is to improve psychosocial quality of life among women with metastatic breast cancer by promoting patient participation during clinical encounters through use of a Patient Participation Aid (PPA). PI: Marla Clayman, PhD/MPH ...
Promoting Safe Use of Pediatric Liquid Medications: A Health Literacy Approach
The objective of the study is to identify evidence-based ‘best practices’ for the labeling of both prescription and over-the-counter pediatric liquid medications in order to promote safe, appropriate use. PI: Shonna Yin, MD Research Themes: Health ...
Evaluating the Impact of SB 472
Our research activities will comprise: 1) a review and analysis of existing California pharmacy container labels, post-implementation of the state law; 2) key informant interviews (patients, pharmacists, prescribers); 3) a ‘blue-ribbon’ panel of ...
Michael S Wolf, PhD/MPH
Help Desk for Illinois EHR Incentive Program
The overall goal of the program is to provide help desk support for the Illinois EHR Incentive program for the state of Illinois outside of Chicago. Research Themes: Health Information Technology Quality Improvement and Safety Duration of Project: ...
Theresa Lynn Walunas, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
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