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Sarkisian Catherine

Title(s)Professor In-Residence, Medicine
Phone(310) 206-6232
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    Pragmatic Trial of an Electronic Health Record/Behavioral Economics Intervention to Reduce Pre-operative Testing for Cataract Surgery
    NIH/NIA R01AG059815Sep 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Midcareer Award in Patient-Oriented Community-Academic Partnered Aging Research
    NIH/NIA K24AG047899Sep 15, 2014 - Jun 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    UCLA-Drew/City of Los Angeles Area Agency on Aging Center for Community Research
    NIH/NIA RC4AG038182Jul 1, 2010 - Sep 30, 2013
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Testing the Validity of a Construct of Geriatric Frailty
    NIH/NIA R21AG025764Apr 1, 2007 - Feb 28, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Trial to Increase Walking Among Sedentary Older Latinos
    NIH/NIA R01AG024460Sep 15, 2004 - Jul 31, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Intervention to Raise Octogenarians' Walking Levels
    NIH/NIA K23AG024811Jun 15, 2004 - May 31, 2008
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Mafi JN, Godoy-Travieso P, Wei E, Anders M, Amaya R, Carrillo CA, Berry JL, Sarff L, Daskivich L, Vangala S, Ladapo J, Keeler E, Damberg CL, Sarkisian C. Evaluation of an Intervention to Reduce Low-Value Preoperative Care for Patients Undergoing Cataract Surgery at a Safety-Net Health System. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Mar 25. PMID: 30907922.
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    2. Menkin JA, McCreath HE, Song SY, Carrillo CA, Reyes CE, Trejo L, Choi SE, Willis P, Jimenez E, Ma S, Chang E, Liu H, Kwon I, Kotick J, Sarkisian CA. "Worth the Walk": Culturally Tailored Stroke Risk Factor Reduction Intervention in Community Senior Centers. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Mar 19; 8(6):e011088. PMID: 30836804.
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    3. Chang E, Choi S, Kwon I, Araiza D, Moore M, Trejo L, Sarkisian C. Characterizing Beliefs about Stroke and Walking for Exercise among Seniors from Four Racial/Ethnic Minority Communities. J Cross Cult Gerontol. 2018 Dec; 33(4):387-410. PMID: 30141095.
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    4. Gabayan GZ, Doyle B, Liang LJ, Donkor K, Huang DY, Sarkisian CA. Who Has an Unsuccessful Observation Care Stay? Healthcare (Basel). 2018 Nov 27; 6(4). PMID: 30486381.
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    5. Gabayan GZ, Gould MK, Weiss RE, Chiu VY, Sarkisian CA. A Risk Score to Predict Short-term Outcomes Following Emergency Department Discharge. West J Emerg Med. 2018 Sep; 19(5):842-848. PMID: 30202497.
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    6. Piedra LM, Andrade FCD, Hernandez R, Trejo L, Prohaska TR, Sarkisian CA. Let's walk! Age reattribution and physical activity among older Hispanic/Latino adults: results from the ¡Caminemos! Randomized trial. BMC Public Health. 2018 Aug 03; 18(1):964. PMID: 30075709.
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    7. Gabayan GZ, Liang LJ, Doyle B, Huang DY, Sarkisian CA. Emergency Department Increased use of Observation Care for Elderly Medicare Patients. J Hosp Adm. 2018 Jun; 7(3):9-16. PMID: 29736199.
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    8. Hernandez R, Andrade FCD, Piedra LM, Tabb KM, Xu S, Sarkisian C. The impact of exercise on depressive symptoms in older Hispanic/Latino adults: results from the '¡Caminemos!' study. Aging Ment Health. 2018 Apr 02; 1-6. PMID: 29608340.
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    9. Menkin JA, Guan SA, Araiza D, Reyes CE, Trejo L, Choi SE, Willis P, Kotick J, Jimenez E, Ma S, McCreath HE, Chang E, Witarama T, Sarkisian CA. Corrigendum to: "Racial/Ethnic Differences in Expectations Regarding Aging Among Older Adults". Gerontologist. 2018 Jan 31. PMID: 29390071.
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    10. Piedra LM, Andrade FCD, Hernandez R, Boughton SW, Trejo L, Sarkisian CA. The Influence of Exercise on Cognitive Function in Older Hispanic/Latino Adults: Results From the "¡Caminemos!" Study. Gerontologist. 2017 11 10; 57(6):1072-1083. PMID: 28329844.
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    11. Menkin JA, Guan SA, Araiza D, Reyes CE, Trejo L, Choi SE, Willis P, Kotick J, Jimenez E, Ma S, McCreath HE, Chang E, Witarama T, Sarkisian CA. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Expectations Regarding Aging Among Older Adults. Gerontologist. 2017 08 01; 57(suppl_2):S138-S148. PMID: 28854613.
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    12. Gabayan GZ, Gould MK, Weiss RE, Derose SF, Chiu VY, Sarkisian CA. Emergency Department Vital Signs and Outcomes After Discharge. Acad Emerg Med. 2017 07; 24(7):846-854. PMID: 28375565.
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    13. Mody L, Boustani M, Braun UK, Sarkisian C. Evolution of Geriatric Medicine: Midcareer Faculty Continuing the Dialogue. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jul; 65(7):1389-1391. PMID: 28394479.
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    14. Hernandez R, Cheung E, Liao M, Boughton SW, Tito LG, Sarkisian C. The Association Between Depressive Symptoms and Cognitive Functioning in Older Hispanic/Latino Adults Enrolled in an Exercise Intervention: Results From the "¡Caminemos!" Study. J Aging Health. 2018 Jul; 30(6):843-862. PMID: 28553810.
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    15. Gabayan GZ, Gould MK, Weiss RE, Patel N, Donkor KA, Chiu VY, Yiu SC, Jones JP, Hoffman JR, Sarkisian CA. Poor Outcomes After Emergency Department Discharge of the Elderly: A Case-Control Study. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 07; 68(1):43-51.e2. PMID: 26947799.
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    16. Choi SE, Kwon I, Chang E, Araiza D, Thorpe CL, Sarkisian CA. Developing a culturally tailored stroke prevention walking programme for Korean immigrant seniors: a focus group study. Int J Older People Nurs. 2016 Dec; 11(4):255-265. PMID: 26778221.
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    17. Kwon I, Bharmal N, Choi S, Araiza D, Moore MR, Trejo L, Sarkisian CA. Older Ethnic Minority Women's Perceptions of Stroke Prevention and Walking. Womens Health Issues. 2016 Jan-Feb; 26(1):80-6. PMID: 26411494.
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    18. Kwon I, Choi S, Mittman B, Bharmal N, Liu H, Vickrey B, Song S, Araiza D, McCreath H, Seeman T, Oh SM, Trejo L, Sarkisian C. Study protocol of "Worth the Walk": a randomized controlled trial of a stroke risk reduction walking intervention among racial/ethnic minority older adults with hypertension in community senior centers. BMC Neurol. 2015 Jun 15; 15:91. PMID: 26072359.
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    19. Gabayan GZ, Derose SF, Chiu VY, Yiu SC, Sarkisian CA, Jones JP, Sun BC. Emergency Department Crowding and Outcomes After Emergency Department Discharge. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Nov; 66(5):483-492.e5. PMID: 26003004.
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    20. Moreno G, Mangione CM, Meza CE, Kwon I, Seeman T, Trejo L, Moore M, Sarkisian CA. Perceptions from latino and african american older adults about biological markers in research. Ethn Dis. 2015; 25(3):355-62. PMID: 26347148; PMCID: PMC4559266.
    21. Gabayan GZ, Sarkisian CA, Liang LJ, Sun BC. Predictors of admission after emergency department discharge in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Jan; 63(1):39-45. PMID: 25537073.
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    22. Choi SE, Lee JJ, Park JJ, Sarkisian CA. Spousal support in diabetes self-management among Korean immigrant older adults. Res Gerontol Nurs. 2015 Mar-Apr; 8(2):94-104. PMID: 25420183.
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    23. Hernandez R, Kershaw KN, Prohaska TR, Wang PC, Marquez DX, Sarkisian CA. The cross-sectional and longitudinal association between perceived neighborhood walkability characteristics and depressive symptoms in older Latinos: the "¡Caminemos!" study. J Aging Health. 2015 Apr; 27(3):551-68. PMID: 25326129.
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    24. Moreno G, Mangione CM, Wang PC, Trejo L, Butch A, Tseng CH, Sarkisian CA. Physical Activity, Physical Performance, and Biological Markers of Health among Sedentary Older Latinos. Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res. 2014; 2014:535071. PMID: 25136359; PMCID: PMC4119654.
    25. Morrisroe SN, Rodriguez LV, Wang PC, Smith AL, Trejo L, Sarkisian CA. Correlates of 1-year incidence of urinary incontinence in older Latino adults enrolled in a community-based physical activity trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Apr; 62(4):740-6. PMID: 24618012.
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    26. Salem BE, Nyamathi A, Brecht ML, Phillips LR, Mentes JC, Sarkisian C, Stein JA. Constructing and identifying predictors of frailty among homeless adults—a latent variable structural equations model approach. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2014 Mar-Apr; 58(2):248-56. PMID: 24505611.
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    27. Salem BE, Nyamathi A, Phillips LR, Mentes JC, Sarkisian C, Brecht ML. Development of a frailty framework among vulnerable populations. ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2014 Jan-Mar; 37(1):70-81. PMID: 24469090.
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    28. Izquierdo A, Sarkisian C, Ryan G, Wells KB, Miranda J. Older depressed Latinos' experiences with primary care visits for personal, emotional and/or mental health problems: a qualitative analysis. Ethn Dis. 2014; 24(1):84-91. PMID: 24620453; PMCID: PMC4244226.
    29. Choi SE, Reed PL, Sarkisian CA. Gender differences in the relationship between diabetes-specific quality of life and depressive symptoms in middle-aged and older korean immigrants. Res Gerontol Nurs. 2013 Oct; 6(4):283-92. PMID: 23971487.
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    30. Gabayan GZ, Sun BC, Asch SM, Timmermans S, Sarkisian C, Yiu S, Lancaster EM, Poon KT, Kellermann AL, Ryan G, Miniel NJ, Flansbaum D, Hoffman JR, Derose SF. Qualitative factors in patients who die shortly after emergency department discharge. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Aug; 20(8):778-85. PMID: 24033620; PMCID: PMC3785011.
    31. Ranganath VK, Maranian P, Elashoff DA, Woodworth T, Khanna D, Hahn T, Sarkisian C, Kremer JM, Furst DE, Paulus HE. Comorbidities are associated with poorer outcomes in community patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2013 Oct; 52(10):1809-17. PMID: 23813577; PMCID: PMC3775293.
    32. Salem BE, Nyamathi AM, Brecht ML, Phillips LR, Mentes JC, Sarkisian C, Leake B. Correlates of frailty among homeless adults. West J Nurs Res. 2013 Oct; 35(9):1128-52. PMID: 23676627.
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    33. Yan T, Escarce JJ, Liang LJ, Longstreth WT, Merkin SS, Ovbiagele B, Vassar SD, Seeman T, Sarkisian C, Brown AF. Exploring psychosocial pathways between neighbourhood characteristics and stroke in older adults: the cardiovascular health study. Age Ageing. 2013 May; 42(3):391-7. PMID: 23264005; PMCID: PMC3633364.
    34. Hernandez R, Prohaska TR, Wang PC, Sarkisian CA. The longitudinal relationship between depression and walking behavior in older Latinos: The "¡Caminemos!" study. J Aging Health. 2013 Mar; 25(2):319-41. PMID: 23264440.
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    35. Cordasco KM, Homeier DC, Franco I, Wang PC, Sarkisian CA. Health literacy screening of geriatric monolingual Spanish-speaking patients using single-item literacy screening questions and education. Health Educ J. 2012 Sep 01; 71(5):597-605. PMID: 23788818.
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    36. Kelley AS, Ettner SL, Morrison RS, Du Q, Sarkisian CA. Disability and decline in physical function associated with hospital use at end of life. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Jul; 27(7):794-800. PMID: 22382455; PMCID: PMC3378753.
    37. Kelley AS, Ettner SL, Wenger NS, Sarkisian CA. Determinants of death in the hospital among older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Dec; 59(12):2321-5. PMID: 22092014; PMCID: PMC4051314.
    38. Anger JT, Nissim HA, Le TX, Smith AL, Lee U, Sarkisian C, Litwin MS, Raz S, Rodriguez LV, Maliski SL. Women's experience with severe overactive bladder symptoms and treatment: insight revealed from patient focus groups. Neurourol Urodyn. 2011 Sep; 30(7):1295-9. PMID: 21538495; PMCID: PMC3767308.
    39. Davis MM, Bond LA, Howard A, Sarkisian CA. Primary care clinician expectations regarding aging. Gerontologist. 2011 Dec; 51(6):856-66. PMID: 21430129.
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    40. Kelley AS, Ettner SL, Morrison RS, Du Q, Wenger NS, Sarkisian CA. Determinants of medical expenditures in the last 6 months of life. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Feb 15; 154(4):235-42. PMID: 21320939.
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    41. Alley DE, Koster A, Mackey D, Cawthon P, Ferrucci L, Simonsick EM, Yu B, Hardy S, Goodpaster B, Sarkisian C, Houston DK, Kritchevsky SB, Cummings S, Lee JS, Tylavsky FA, Newman A, Harris T. Hospitalization and change in body composition and strength in a population-based cohort of older persons. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Nov; 58(11):2085-91. PMID: 21054288; PMCID: PMC3059115.
    42. Smith AL, Nissim HA, Le TX, Khan A, Maliski SL, Litwin MS, Sarkisian CA, Raz S, Rodríguez LV, Anger JT. Misconceptions and miscommunication among aging women with overactive bladder symptoms. Urology. 2011 Jan; 77(1):55-9. PMID: 20970839; PMCID: PMC3014400.
    43. Duru OK, Sarkisian CA, Leng M, Mangione CM. Sisters in motion: a randomized controlled trial of a faith-based physical activity intervention. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Oct; 58(10):1863-9. PMID: 20929464.
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    44. Kelley AS, Morrison RS, Wenger NS, Ettner SL, Sarkisian CA. Determinants of treatment intensity for patients with serious illness: a new conceptual framework. J Palliat Med. 2010 Jul; 13(7):807-13. PMID: 20636149; PMCID: PMC4968277.
    45. Kelley AS, Wenger NS, Sarkisian CA. Opiniones: end-of-life care preferences and planning of older Latinos. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Jun; 58(6):1109-16. PMID: 20487080.
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    46. Smith AL, Wang PC, Anger JT, Mangione CM, Trejo L, Rodríguez LV, Sarkisian CA. Correlates of urinary incontinence in community-dwelling older Latinos. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Jun; 58(6):1170-6. PMID: 20406311.
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    47. Jung Y, Gruenewald TL, Seeman TE, Sarkisian CA. Productive activities and development of frailty in older adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2010 Mar; 65B(2):256-61. PMID: 20018794.
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    48. Gruenewald TL, Seeman TE, Karlamangla AS, Sarkisian CA. Allostatic load and frailty in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Sep; 57(9):1525-31. PMID: 19682116; PMCID: PMC3650612.
    49. Karlamangla AS, Sarkisian CA, Kado DM, Dedes H, Liao DH, Kim S, Reuben DB, Greendale GA, Moore AA. Light to moderate alcohol consumption and disability: variable benefits by health status. Am J Epidemiol. 2009 Jan 01; 169(1):96-104. PMID: 19022829.
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    50. Sarkisian CA, Gruenewald TL, John Boscardin W, Seeman TE. Preliminary evidence for subdimensions of geriatric frailty: the MacArthur study of successful aging. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Dec; 56(12):2292-7. PMID: 19016933; PMCID: PMC2754409.
    51. Sayles JN, Hays RD, Sarkisian CA, Mahajan AP, Spritzer KL, Cunningham WE. Development and psychometric assessment of a multidimensional measure of internalized HIV stigma in a sample of HIV-positive adults. AIDS Behav. 2008 Sep; 12(5):748-58. PMID: 18389363.
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    52. Sarkisian CA, Prohaska TR, Davis C, Weiner B. Pilot test of an attribution retraining intervention to raise walking levels in sedentary older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Nov; 55(11):1842-6. PMID: 17979902.
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    53. Sayles JN, Ryan GW, Silver JS, Sarkisian CA, Cunningham WE. Experiences of social stigma and implications for healthcare among a diverse population of HIV positive adults. J Urban Health. 2007 Nov; 84(6):814-28. PMID: 17786561.
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    54. Wong MD, Sarkisian CA, Davis C, Kinsler J, Cunningham WE. The association between life chaos, health care use, and health status among HIV-infected persons. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Sep; 22(9):1286-91. PMID: 17597350.
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    55. Sarkisian CA, Shunkwiler SM, Aguilar I, Moore AA. Ethnic differences in expectations for aging among older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Aug; 54(8):1277-82. PMID: 16913999.
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    56. Sarkisian CA, Prohaska TR, Wong MD, Hirsch S, Mangione CM. The relationship between expectations for aging and physical activity among older adults. J Gen Intern Med. 2005 Oct; 20(10):911-5. PMID: 16191137; PMCID: PMC1490218.
    57. Sarkisian CA, Steers WN, Hays RD, Mangione CM. Development of the 12-item Expectations Regarding Aging Survey. Gerontologist. 2005 Apr; 45(2):240-8. PMID: 15799989.
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    58. Sarkisian CA, Brusuelas RJ, Steers WN, Davidson MB, Brown AF, Norris KC, Anderson RM, Mangione CM. Using focus groups of older African Americans and Latinos with diabetes to modify a self-care empowerment intervention. Ethn Dis. 2005; 15(2):283-91. PMID: 15825975.
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    59. Sarkisian CA, Brusuelas RJ, Steers WN, Davidson MB, Brown AF, Norris KC, Anderson RM, Mangione CM. For the patient. Managing diabetes with cultural sensitivity and self-empowerment. Ethn Dis. 2005; 15(2):351. PMID: 15825982.
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    60. Lin MY, Gutierrez PR, Stone KL, Yaffe K, Ensrud KE, Fink HA, Sarkisian CA, Coleman AL, Mangione CM. Vision impairment and combined vision and hearing impairment predict cognitive and functional decline in older women. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004 Dec; 52(12):1996-2002. PMID: 15571533.
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    61. Sarkisian CA, Lee-Henderson MH, Mangione CM. Do depressed older adults who attribute depression to "old age" believe it is important to seek care? J Gen Intern Med. 2003 Dec; 18(12):1001-5. PMID: 14687258; PMCID: PMC1494960.
    62. Sarkisian CA, Brown AF, Norris KC, Wintz RL, Mangione CM. A systematic review of diabetes self-care interventions for older, African American, or Latino adults. Diabetes Educ. 2003 May-Jun; 29(3):467-79. PMID: 12861963.
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    63. Brown AF, Mangione CM, Saliba D, Sarkisian CA. Guidelines for improving the care of the older person with diabetes mellitus. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003 May; 51(5 Suppl Guidelines):S265-80. PMID: 12694461.
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    64. Sarkisian CA, Hays RD, Mangione CM. Do older adults expect to age successfully? The association between expectations regarding aging and beliefs regarding healthcare seeking among older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2002 Nov; 50(11):1837-43. PMID: 12410903.
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    65. Sarkisian CA, Hays RD, Berry S, Mangione CM. Development, reliability, and validity of the expectations regarding aging (ERA-38) survey. Gerontologist. 2002 Aug; 42(4):534-42. PMID: 12145381.
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    66. Sarkisian CA, Hays RD, Berry SH, Mangione CM. Expectations regarding aging among older adults and physicians who care for older adults. Med Care. 2001 Sep; 39(9):1025-36. PMID: 11502959.
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