Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2018 Prevalence and predictors of co-occurring diabetes and hypertension in community-dwelling older adults.Geriatrics and Gerontology International.  18:1356-1360. 2018
2018 A comparison of urban and non-urban African American older adults on health-related characteristics.Social Work in Health Care.  57:762-773. 2018
2018 Can you detect early dementia from an email? A proof of principle study of daily computer use to detect cognitive and functional decline.International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.  33:867-874. 2018
2018 Utilizing Geriatrics-Focused Web-Based Continuing Education to Reach Practitioners in Rural PracticeTechTrends.  62:286-295. 2018
2018 Factors That Contribute to Recovery of Community Mobility After Hospitalization Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults.Journal of Applied Gerontology.  733464818770788. 2018
2018 Associations of Multimorbid Medical Conditions and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Older African American Men.Journals of Gerontology, Series B.  73:258-266. 2018
2018 Life-Space mobility and clinical outcomes in COPD.International Journal of COPD.  13:2731-2738. 2018
2018 Racial Differences in Associations of Perceived Health and Social and Physical Activities With Advance Care Planning, End-of-Life Concerns, and Hospice Knowledge.American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  35:34-40. 2018
2017 Impact of Driving Cessation on Trajectories of Life-Space Scores Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults.Journal of Applied Gerontology.  36:1433-1452. 2017
2017 Life-Space Predicts Health Care Utilization in Community-Dwelling Older Adults.Journal of Aging and Health.  898264317730487. 2017
2017 Life-Space Mobility Change Predicts 6-Month Mortality.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  65:833-838. 2017
2017 ED Utilization and Self-Reported Symptoms in Community-Dwelling Older Adults.Journal of Emergency Nursing.  43:57-69. 2017
2016 Neighborhood Disadvantage and Life-Space Mobility Are Associated with Incident Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  64:2218-2225. 2016
2016 Impact of Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalization on Mobility Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults.American Journal of Medicine.  129:1124.e9-1124.e15. 2016
2016 Ficolin-2 inhibitors are present in sera after prolonged storage at -80 °C.PeerJ.  4:e2705. 2016
2016 Life-Space Assessment composite score rationale.Clinical Rehabilitation.  30:95-97. 2016
2015 The Association Between Life-Space and Health Care Utilization in Older Adults with Heart Failure.Journals of Gerontology, Series A.  70:1442-1447. 2015
2015 An Examination of Lower Extremity Function and its Correlates in Older African American and White Men.Ethnicity and Disease.  25:271-278. 2015
2015 The Impact of Veteran Status on Life-Space Mobility among Older Black and White Men in the Deep South.Ethnicity and Disease.  25:255-262. 2015
2015 Association between neighborhood disadvantage and hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control in older adults: results from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Study of Aging.American Journal of Public Health.  105:1181-1188. 2015
2015 The interprofessional clinical experience: interprofessional education in the nursing home.Journal of Interprofessional Care.  29:170-172. 2015
2015 Advancing geriatric education: development of an interprofessional program for health care faculty.Gerontology and Geriatrics Education.  36:365-383. 2015
2014 Comparison of in-person and telephone administration of the Mini-Mental State Examination in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Study of Aging.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  62:1928-1932. 2014
2014 Benzodiazepine (BZD) use in community-dwelling older adults: Longitudinal associations with mobility, functioning, and pain.Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics.  59:331-337. 2014
2014 Nutritional risk and body mass index predict hospitalization, nursing home admissions, and mortality in community-dwelling older adults: results from the UAB Study of Aging with 8.5 years of follow-up.Journals of Gerontology, Series A.  69:1146-1153. 2014
2014 Life-space mobility declines associated with incident falls and fractures.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  62:919-923. 2014
2014 Community mobility among older adults with reduced kidney function: a study of life-space.American Journal of Kidney Diseases.  63:429-436. 2014
2014 Race and Sex Differences in Correlates of Systolic Blood Pressure in Community-Dwelling Older Adults.Journal of health disparities research and practice.  7:32-50. 2014
2014 Religiosity After a Diagnosis of Cancer Among Older Adults.Journal of Religious Gerontology.  26:357-369. 2014
2013 Racial and sex differences in associations between activities of daily living and cognition in community-dwelling older adults.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  61:2174-2180. 2013
2013 Predicting the Trajectories of Perceived Pain Intensity in Southern Community-Dwelling Older Adults: The Role of Religiousness.Research on Aging.  35. 2013
2013 Measuring symptoms in community-dwelling older adults: the psychometric properties of a brief symptom screen.Medical Care.  51:949-955. 2013
2013 Symptom burden predicts nursing home admissions among older adults.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  46:591-597. 2013
2013 Functional status, life-space mobility, and quality of life: a longitudinal mediation analysis.Quality of Life Research.  22:1621-1632. 2013
2013 Life-space mobility predicts nursing home admission over 6 years.Journal of Aging and Health.  25:907-920. 2013
2013 Physical impairment is associated with nursing home admission for older adults in disadvantaged but not other neighborhoods: results from the UAB study of aging.Gerontologist.  53:641-653. 2013
2013 Creation of an interprofessional clinical experience for healthcare professions trainees in a nursing home setting.Medical Teacher.  35:544-548. 2013
2013 Indicators of childhood quality of education in relation to cognitive function in older adulthood.Journals of Gerontology, Series A.  68:198-204. 2013
2013 Dietary patterns and diet quality among diverse older adults: the University of Alabama at Birmingham Study of Aging.Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging.  17:19-25. 2013
2013 Religiosity and Function Among Community-Dwelling Older Adult Survivors of Cancer.Journal of Religious Gerontology.  25:311-325. 2013
2012 Symptom burden predicts hospitalization independent of comorbidity in community-dwelling older adults.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  60:1632-1637. 2012
2012 Inflammatory biomarkers as predictors of hospitalization and death in community-dwelling older adults.Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics.  54:e387-e391. 2012
2012 The influence of community and the built environment on physical activity.Journal of Aging and Health.  24:384-406. 2012
2012 Life-space mobility in Mexican Americans aged 75 and older.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  60:532-537. 2012
2012 Predicting the trajectories of depressive symptoms among southern community-dwelling older adults: the role of religiosity.Aging and Mental Health.  16:189-198. 2012
2012 Visual acuity's association with levels of leisure-time physical activity in community-dwelling older adults.Journal of Aging and Physical Activity.  20:1-14. 2012
2012 Wearing the garment of widowhood: variations in time since spousal loss among community-dwelling older adults.Journal of Women and Aging.  24:126-139. 2012
2011 Heart failure is a risk factor for incident driving cessation among community-dwelling older adults: findings from a prospective population study.Journal of Cardiac Failure.  17:1035-1040. 2011
2011 Intrinsic association of widowhood with mortality in community-dwelling older women and men: findings from a prospective propensity-matched population study.Journals of Gerontology, Series A.  66:1360-1368. 2011
2011 Predictors of overnight hospital admission in older African American and Caucasian Medicare beneficiaries.Journals of Gerontology, Series A.  66:910-916. 2011
2011 Self-reported teenage body size and heart failure in adults ≥65years of age.International Journal of Cardiology.  149:401-402. 2011
2011 Impact of chronic kidney disease on activities of daily living in community-dwelling older adults.Journals of Gerontology, Series A.  66:689-694. 2011
2011 Predictors of 4-year retention among African American and white community-dwelling participants in the UAB study of aging.Gerontologist.  51 Suppl 1:S46-S58. 2011
2011 Oral health-related quality of life and life-space mobility in community-dwelling older adults.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  59:512-518. 2011
2011 Response letter to Dr. LisiJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  59:162-163. 2011
2010 Understanding the reasons for the underuse of pneumococcal vaccination by community-dwelling older African Americans.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  58:2323-2328. 2010
2010 Normative performance on an executive clock drawing task (CLOX) in a community-dwelling sample of older adults.Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.  25:610-617. 2010
2010 Incidence and risk factors for fecal incontinence in black and white older adults: a population-based study.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  58:1341-1346. 2010
2010 [Life-space of community-dwelling older adults using preventive health care services in Japan and the validity of composite scoring methods for assessment].Nippon K¿sh¿ Eisei Zasshi ==.  57:526-537. 2010
2010 Prevalence and correlates of nocturia in community-dwelling older adults.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  58:861-866. 2010
2010 Diabetes and cognitive decline: investigating the potential influence of factors related to health disparities.Journal of Aging and Health.  22:292-306. 2010
2010 Predictive validity of the classification schema for functional mobility tests in instrumental activities of daily living decline among older adults.Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  91:241-246. 2010
2010 Transportation Difficulty of Black and White Rural Older Adults.Journal of Applied Gerontology.  29:70-88. 2010
2009 Trajectories of life-space mobility after hospitalization.Annals of Internal Medicine.  150:372-378. 2009
2008 Life-space and cognitive decline in a community-based sample of African American and Caucasian older adults.Journals of Gerontology, Series A.  63:1241-1245. 2008
2008 Marital status and health: exploring pre-widowhood.Journal of Palliative Medicine.  11:848-856. 2008
2008 Population based study of incidence and predictors of urinary incontinence in black and white older adults.Journal of Urology, The.  179:1449-1453. 2008
2008 Correlates of urinary, fecal, and dual incontinence in older African-American and white men and women.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  56:285-290. 2008
2008 Education and reading ability in relation to differences in cognitive screening between African American and Caucasian older adults.International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.  23:222-223. 2008
2008 Religiousness and Longitudinal Trajectories in Elders' Functional Status.Research on Aging.  30:279-298. 2008
2008 Unintentional weight loss predicts decline in activities of daily living function and life-space mobility over 4 years among community-dwelling older adults.Journals of Gerontology, Series A.  63:67-75. 2008
2007 Body mass index, weight loss, and mortality in community-dwelling older adults.Journals of Gerontology, Series A.  62:1389-1392. 2007
2007 Association between aspects of oral health-related quality of life and body mass index in community-dwelling older adults.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  55:1808-1816. 2007
2007 Self-reported health and driving cessation in community-dwelling older drivers.Journals of Gerontology, Series A.  62:789-793. 2007
2007 A cluster analysis typology of religiousness/spirituality among older adultsResearch on Aging.  29:163-183. 2007
2007 Substantial daily pain among nursing home residents.Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.  8:158-165. 2007
2006 Pain and pain medication use in community-dwelling older adults.American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy.  4:316-324. 2006
2006 The relationship between sociodemographic factors and oral health-related quality of life in dentate and edentulous community-dwelling older adults.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  54:1701-1712. 2006
2006 The UAB study of aging: Background and insights into life-space mobility among older Americans in rural and urban settingsAging Health.  2:417-429. 2006
2006 The feminization of bereavement among community-dwelling older adults.Journal of Women and Aging.  18:3-18. 2006
2005 Nonspousal family loss among community-dwelling older adultsOMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying.  51:125-142. 2005
2005 Assessing mobility in older adults: the UAB Study of Aging Life-Space Assessment.Physical Therapy.  85:1008-1119. 2005
2005 Prevalence and correlates of fecal incontinence in community-dwelling older adults.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  53:629-635. 2005
2005 Social isolation, support, and capital and nutritional risk in an older sample: ethnic and gender differences.Social Science and Medicine.  60:747-761. 2005
2004 Racial similarities and differences in predictors of mobility change over eighteen months.Journal of General Internal Medicine.  19:1118-1126. 2004
2004 Depression and Religiosity in African American and White Community-Dwelling Older AdultsJournal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.  10:175-189. 2004
2003 Measuring life-space mobility in community-dwelling older adults.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  51:1610-1614. 2003
2003 Religiosity and mental health in southern, community-dwelling older adults.Aging and Mental Health.  7:390-397. 2003
2002 A Life-Space Approach to Functional Assessment of Mobility in the ElderlyJournal of Gerontological Social Work.  35:35-55. 2002

Chapter

Year Title Altmetric
2010 Resilience in mobility in the context of chronic disease and aging: Cross-sectional and prospective findings from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) study of aging.  310-339. 2010

Investigator On

  • Deep South Resource Center For Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • Deep South Resource Center in Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) - Administrative Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • Deep South Resource Center in Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) - Research Education Core (REC)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research - Administration Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • Mobility Among Older African Americans and Whites  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2016
  • UAB Geriatric Education Center  awarded by Health Resources and Services Administration/DHHS 2011 - 2015
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2014
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research - Administration Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2014
  • Mobility Among Older African Americans and Whites  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2010 - 2014
  • Comprehensive Program to Strengthen Physician Training in Geriatrics  awarded by Reynolds (Donald W.) Foundation 2012 - 2013
  • UAB Center of Excellence in Pain Education  awarded by ALTARUM INSTITUTE/PALLADIAN PARTNERS 2012 - 2013
  • Education And Training

  • Bachelor's Degree in Spanish Language Teacher Education, University of California System : Los Angeles
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Master of Social or Behavioral Sciences in Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Full Name

  • Patricia Sawyer
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