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Baker, Tamara A.

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Works: 13 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 1,450 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
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Most widely held works by Tamara A Baker
Handbook of minority aging( )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides up-to-date, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive information about aging among diverse racial and ethnic populations in the United States. It is the only book to focus on paramount public health issues as they relate to older minority Americans, and addresses social, behavioral, and biological concerns for this population. The text distills the most important advances in the science of minority aging and incorporates the evidence of scholars in gerontology, anthropology, psychology, public health, sociology, social work, biology, medicine, and nursing. Additionally, the book incorporates the work of both established and emerging scholars to provide the broadest possible knowledge base on the needs of and concerns for this rapidly growing population. -- Provided by publisher
Association of multiple chronic conditions and pain among older black and white adults with diabetes mellitus by Tamara A Baker( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interrelationships among arthritis, pain, physical functioning, and depressive symptoms in older African Americans by Tamara A Baker( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessing the interrelationships among the physiological, behavioral, cultural, and social constructs can provide greater insight to understanding the complexity of health and health outcomes in older African Americans
Identifying factors of psychological distress on the experience of pain and symptom management among cancer patients by Tamara A Baker( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race Differences in Personality and Affect Between Older White and Black Patients: an Exploratory Study by Jessica L Krok-Schoen( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of minority aging ;volume associate editors, Cleopatra M. Abdou ... [et al.]( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book focuses on the needs of four major ethnic groups: Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, African American, and Native American. Key Features: Provides current, comprehensive information about minority aging through a multidisciplinary lens Integrates information from scholars in gerontology, anthropology, psychology, public health, sociology, social work, biology, medicine, and nursing Emphasizes the principal public health issues concerning minority elders Offers "one-stop shopping" regarding the development of a substantial knowledge base about minority aging Includes recent progressive research pertaining to the social, cultural, psychological and health needs of elderly minority adults in the US
The Relation Between Diabetes Self-Efficacy and Psychological Distress Among Older Adults( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Objective: This study examined racial/ethnic differences in the relationship between diabetes self-efficacy and psychological distress among older adults with diabetes mellitus. Method: Adults aged 60 or older with a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus (N = 3, 067) were drawn from the 2009 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). Hierarchical multiple regression analyses were conducted. Results: After controlling for covariates, African Americans and those with higher levels of diabetes self-efficacy tended to have lower levels of psychological distress. Significant interactions were found in the Hispanic/Latino and Asian groups: The effect of diabetes self-efficacy on psychological distress was greater for Hispanics/Latinos and Asians than non-Hispanic Whites. Discussion: Findings suggest that diabetes self-efficacy is associated with psychological distress among older diabetic patients and that race/ethnicity moderates the relationship between diabetes self-efficacy and psychological distress. Increasing diabetes self-efficacy will help racial/ethnic minority older patients with diabetes to improve psychological well-being at a greater level
Perspectives of older Blacks and Whites living with serious mental illness about outpatient mental health services by Rosalyn Roker( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In the United States, over three million adults, age 50 and older, reported a diagnosis of serious mental illness (SMI) in the past year. Most of them live in community-settings and are less likely than younger adults to utilize mental health treatment. Lack of and insufficient treatment for SMI places them at increased risk of morbidity, earlier mortality, cognitive decline, and diminished quality of life. The current study aimed to: (1) examine the factors that influence Black and White older adults, who live with SMI, to seek and engage in outpatient mental health treatment; (2) identify the perspectives of Black and White older adults, who live with SMI, on the issues of accessibility, affordability, appropriateness, and availability of outpatient mental health services; and (3) determine whether the perspectives of Blacks and Whites are different on the issues of accessibility, affordability, appropriateness, and availability of outpatient mental health services
The influence of personality on reported pain and self-efficacy for pain management in older cancer patients( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study examines the relationship of personality traits and affect on cancer-related pain in 150 older adults receiving outpatient treatment at a comprehensive cancer center. Regression analyses revealed extraversion as a significant predictor of current pain, with openness to experience as a significant indicator of average pain. Similarly, positive affect and negative affect were significant predictors of self-efficacy for pain management. Moderation models showed that conscientiousness and extraversion were significant moderators in the relationship between self-efficacy for pain management and worst pain. These findings suggest that different personality types may influence perceptions of pain severity
Intrarace Group Variability in Characteristics of Self-Reported Pain and Sleep Difficulty in Older African Americans With Arthritis( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sex after gray hair? : association between sexual activity, hugging, and health among older adults? by Chantelle Sharpe( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study examined data of older adults between 57 and 85 years, from two waves of the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP). The subjective health outcomes were self-reported arthritis and self-reported diabetes diagnoses. Objective health measures were analyzed using biomarkers. Both C-reactive protein and HbA1c were collected from dried blood spots. The main independent variables of interest were sexual activity and hugging. Sexual activity was assessed by combining participant responses to frequency of intercourse, foreplay and masturbation in the last 12 months. Hugging was assessed by participant responses to frequency of close physical contact over the last 12 months
Intrarace Differences Among Black and White Americans Presenting for Chronic Pain Management: The Influence of Age, Physical Health, and Psychosocial Factors by Tamara A Baker( )

1 edition published in 2005 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Objective. Emerging comparative literature documents significant racial differences in the chronic pain experience in terms of physical, psychological, and social well-being. However, the intrarace differences of chronic pain among black Americans and white Americans has not been extensively investigated. The purpose of this investigation was to examine the potential within-race-group differential effects and the psychosocial aspects of chronic pain in black and white Americans across age groups. Design. A retrospective study of patients presenting for chronic pain management. Setting. A tertiary care multidisciplinary pain center. Patients. Patients were younger (<50 years) (mean ± SD: 36.7 ± 8.4) and older (≥50 years) (60 ± 9.3) black Americans (N = 525), and younger (36.6 ± 8.1) and older (63 ± 9.8) white Americans (N = 5,298). Outcome Measures. Participants were measured on depressive symptoms, social functioning, pain intensity, pain-related disability, and physical comorbidities. Results. Younger black Americans reported more depressive symptoms, pain intensity, and were less successful at coping with pain when compared to older black Americans. Similar within-group differences were also observed for reports of depressive symptoms, pain intensity, and coping abilities among white Americans. Results further showed that younger white Americans also experienced more symptoms related to post-traumatic distress than older white Americans. Conclusion. Examining within-race-group variability suggests that chronic pain differentially affects the quality of life and health status of black Americans and white Americans across age groups. This study emphasizes the need for further chronic pain studies examining pain indicators within defined racial and ethnic groups
Intrarace Differences Among Black and White Americans Presenting for Chronic Pain Management: The Influence of Age, Physical Health, and Psychosocial Factors by Tamara A Baker( )

1 edition published in 2005 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Objective. Emerging comparative literature documents significant racial differences in the chronic pain experience in terms of physical, psychological, and social well-being. However, the intrarace differences of chronic pain among black Americans and white Americans has not been extensively investigated. The purpose of this investigation was to examine the potential within-race-group differential effects and the psychosocial aspects of chronic pain in black and white Americans across age groups. Design. A retrospective study of patients presenting for chronic pain management. Setting. A tertiary care multidisciplinary pain center. Patients. Patients were younger (<50 years) (mean ± SD: 36.7 ± 8.4) and older (≥50 years) (60 ± 9.3) black Americans (N = 525), and younger (36.6 ± 8.1) and older (63 ± 9.8) white Americans (N = 5,298). Outcome Measures. Participants were measured on depressive symptoms, social functioning, pain intensity, pain-related disability, and physical comorbidities. Results. Younger black Americans reported more depressive symptoms, pain intensity, and were less successful at coping with pain when compared to older black Americans. Similar within-group differences were also observed for reports of depressive symptoms, pain intensity, and coping abilities among white Americans. Results further showed that younger white Americans also experienced more symptoms related to post-traumatic distress than older white Americans. Conclusion. Examining within-race-group variability suggests that chronic pain differentially affects the quality of life and health status of black Americans and white Americans across age groups. This study emphasizes the need for further chronic pain studies examining pain indicators within defined racial and ethnic groups
 
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