Scholarly Publications: Aging and Falls Prevention

R Ellis, ME Cress, RH Wood, M Schenkman. Exploring the relationship between activity and physical participation in older adults with Parkinson’s Disease. Topics in Gerontology. (In Press).

R Ellis, M Kosma, JM Fabre, DS Moore, RH Wood. (2013) Proximal determinants of falls risk among independent-living older adults. Research on Aging, 35(4): 420 – 436.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0164027512446940

KE Cherry, R Ellis, R Wood, et al. (2013). Social engagement and health in younger, older, and oldest-old adults in the Louisiana Healthy Aging Study. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 32: 51-75. Epub June 6, 2011, doi: 10.1177/0733464811409034

L Zhang, O Ma, RH Wood. (2012). A pilot study of dynamic stability indices potential application of identifying older fallers. Paper presented at: Proceedings of the 2012 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, 2012.

DS Moore, R Ellis, M Kosma, JM Fabre, KS McCarter and RH Wood. (2011). Comparison of the validity of four fall-related psychological measures in a community-based falls risk screening. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 82 (3): 545-554.

JM Fabre, R Ellis, M Kosma, DS Moore, KS McCarter and RH Wood. (2010). Development and validation of the Comprehensive Falls Risk Screening Instrument. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatircs, 28(2): 181-194.

JM Fabre, R Ellis, M Kosma, and RH Wood. (2010). Falls risk factors and a compendium of falls risk screening instruments Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 33(4): 184-197.

I Antikainen, R Ellis, KE Cherry, PD Allen, PA Monroe, RH Wood. (2009). Examining change in theory-based physical activity beliefs of culturally diverse older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 29(4): 507-519.

F Winchester, R Ellis, M Kosma, KE Cherry, PD Allen, PA Monroe, RH Wood. (2009). Predictors of ADL disability in culturally diverse older adults. International Journal of Exercise Science, 2(3) article 6.(e-pub).

MI Frisard, JC Rood, M Allen, MA Welsch, RH Wood, Pili Zhang, X Fang, E Ravussin, J Su, DA Welsh, SM Jazwinski. (2009). Metabolic syndrome and risk factors for cardiovascular disease: are nonagenarians protected? Age, 31: 67-75.

*Cherry, K., Silva, J., Galea, S., (2009). Natural Disasters and the Oldest-Old: A Psychological Perspective on Coping and Health in Late Life. Lifespan Perspectives on Natural Disasters (pp 309-330). New York: Springer New York.

MA Welsch, AA Arce, DA Dobrosielski, RH Wood, E Ravussin, SM Jazwinski, for the Louisiana Healthy Aging Study (2008). The association between flow-mediated dilation and physical function in older men. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2008Jul, 40(7): 1237-1243.

DS Moore, RE Gardner, PD Allen, KE Cherry, PA Monroe, CE O’Neil, and RH Wood. (2008) Construct validity of physical activity surveys in culturally diverse older adults: A comparison of four commonly used questionnaires. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport 79 (1): 42-50.

MI Frisard, CM King, JM Fabre, RA Russell, JP DeLany, RH Wood, E Ravussin. (2007). Physical activity level and physical functionality in nonagenarians compared to individuals aged 60-74 years. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 2007 Jul; 62(7): 783-8.

JM Fabre, RH Wood,KE Cherry,LJ Su, ME Cress, CM King, MJ deVeer, RE Gardner, & SM Jazwinski for the Louisiana Healthy Aging Study. (2007). Age-related deterioration in flexibility is associated with health-related quality of life in nonagenarians. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 30(1) (Apr 2007)(16-22).

DA Dobrosielski, AA Arce, JD Allen, RH Wood, MA Welsch for the Louisiana Healthy Aging Study. (2006). Biphasic responses of the brachial artery diameter following forearm occlusion: A blunted response in the elderly. Dynamic Medicine (5Apr2006), 5:4

D Chow, RH Wood, A Grandenetti, C. Shikuma, I. Schatz, P. Low. (2006). Cardiovagal autonomic dysfunction in HIV associated lipodystrophy. HIV Clinical Trials 7 (1), 16-23.

*Hawley KS, Cherry KE, Su LJ, Chiu YW, Jazwinski SM for The Louisiana Healthy Aging Study. (2006). Knowledge of memory aging in adulthood. Int J Aging Hum Dev. 2006;63(4):317-34.

*H Hsu, DK Scott, P Zhang, J Zhou, P Yang, Q Wu, HW Schroeder Jr, LB Gerald, E Ravussin, SM Jazwinski, JD Mountz, for The Louisiana Healthy Aging Study (2006). CD8 T-cell immune phenotype of successful aging. Mech Ageing Dev. 2006 Mar;127(3):231-9.

RH Wood, RE Gardner, KA Ferachi, et al.(2005). Social function, physical function, and self-prescribed physical activity in older adults. Proceedings of the 6th World Congress on Aging and Physical Activity, 203-209.

RH Wood, RE Gardner, KA Ferachi, et al. (2005) Physical function and quality of life in older adults: gender differences. Southern Medical Journal, 98 (5), 504-512.

Hawley, K., Wood, R., Cherry, K., King, C., Ferrachi, K., Velotta, J., & Fountain, L. (2003). The relationship among physical function, cognitive function, and quality of life in older adults. The Gerontologist, 43, Special Issue 1, p. 458.

RH Wood, JM Hondzinski, CM Lee (2003). Evidence of associations among age-related changes in physical, psychomotor and autonomic function. Age & Aging, 32, (415-421).

RH Wood, R Reyes, B Maraj, M Lee. (2002). Heart rate variability during a cognitive challenge in young and old adults. Age & Aging, 31, 131-135.

RH Wood, R Reyes, MA Welsch, J Favaloro-Sabatier, M Sabatier, CM Lee, LG Johnson,PF Hooper. (2001). Concurrent cardiovascular and resistance training in healthy older adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 33(10), 1751-1758.