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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Jutkowitz E, MacLehose RF, Gaugler JE
Risk factors associated with cognitive, functional, and behavioral trajectories of newly diagnosed dementia patients.
This study examined the effect of sociodemographic and clinical risk factors on cognitive, functional, and behavioral declines in incident dementia patients. Age of onset, region of residence, and history of hypertension and psychiatric problems predicted behaviors at diagnosis. Cognition explained changes in behavior. Sociodemographic characteristics and clinical comorbidities predicted cognitive and functional changes. Only cognitive status explained behavioral decline.
Citation: Jutkowitz E, MacLehose RF, Gaugler JE . Risk factors associated with cognitive, functional, and behavioral trajectories of newly diagnosed dementia patients. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2017 Feb;72(2):251-58. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glw079.
Keywords: Dementia, Elderly, Behavioral Health, Neurological Disorders, Risk, Social Determinants of Health
Chambers C, Chiu S, Scott AN
Factors associated with poor mental health status among homeless women with and without dependent children.
The researchers estimated the prevalence of mental health problems among homeless women as well as the effects of risk factors on those problems. They found that, in a group of 522 homeless women in Toronto, Canada, poor mental health was associated with low perceived access to social support, physical/sexual assault in the past 12 months, presence of a chronic health condition, and presence of a drug use problem.
Citation: Chambers C, Chiu S, Scott AN . Factors associated with poor mental health status among homeless women with and without dependent children. Community Ment Health J. 2014 Jul;50(5):553-9. doi: 10.1007/s10597-013-9605-7..
Keywords: Behavioral Health, Chronic Conditions, Social Determinants of Health, Risk