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Completed Studies

Effect of COVID-19 on Caregivers of Persons with Dementia

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Principal Investigator: Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH  & Karen Donelan, ScD, Brandeis University 

Co-Investigators: Sarah Bannon, PhD, Brent Forester, MD, MSc & Lara Traeger, PhD

Study Coordinators: Sophie Guzikowski, Jessica Ding & Maimouna Sy

Study Sites: Brandeis University, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, Miami Jewish Health
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health (5R01AG050515-04)

The goal of this mixed-methods study is to engage professional/formal (CNAs, LPNs, RNs) and informal/family caregivers of persons with dementia (PWD) across the care continuum (nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and in the community) to study the impact of COVID-19 on the health and well-being of PWD and their caregivers, the caregiving experience, patient behaviors, and work/family relationships. 

Study Status: Completed

Frailty, Rehabilitation, and Outcomes  Among Older Adults Hospitalized for COVID-19 

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Principal Investigator: Tamra Keeney, PhD, DPT

Study Coordinators: Maimouna Sy & Sarah Stone

Study Site: Massachusetts General Hospital
Funding Source: N/A

Study Status: Completed

Function and Symptom Burden among Older Adults Hospitalized for Advanced Heart Failure

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Principal Investigator: Tamra Keeney, PhD, DPT

Co-Investigators: Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH, Erin Coglianese, MD, Gregory Lewis, MD & Shanaz Sharieff, MBA, MS 

Study Coordinators: Sarah Stone, Aniyah Travis & Maimouna Sy

Study Site: Massachusetts General Hospital
Funding Source: N/A

The objective of this study is to better understand the functioning and symptom burden among older adults who are hospitalized with advanced heart failure (HF). Investigators will identify which symptoms have the highest impact on functional limitations and may also examine the associations that exist between cognitive impairment and coping styles on functioning and symptoms.

Study Status: Completed

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