Deborah T. Gold
Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
In particular, my current research focuses on compliance and persistence with osteoporosis medications. One current study focuses on the impact of race/ethnicity on medication decision making. We are trying to determine the relative weight of cost, convenience, dosing interval, efficacy, and safety in making medication decisions and taking medication on a regular basis as prescribed by a health care provider. I am also on the Steering Committees of two major observational studies with different osteoporosis medications.
Finally, I have worked with voluntary health organizations to translate our research findings into positive real-world outcomes for people with chronic illness. I serve on the Board of Trustees of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and am Chair of its Education Committee. I have also chaired the International Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO) for the last 8 years.
Gold, Deborah T., et al. “Group treatment improves trunk strength and psychological status in older women with vertebral fractures: results of a randomized, clinical trial.” J Am Geriatr Soc, vol. 52, no. 9, Sept. 2004, pp. 1471–78. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/j.1532-5415.2004.52409.x. Full Text
Gold, Deborah T., and Stuart L. Silverman. “Osteoporosis self-management: Choices For Better Bone Health.” South Med J, vol. 97, no. 6, June 2004, pp. 551–54. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/00007611-200406000-00007. Full Text
Benjamins, Maureen Reindl, et al. “Age-related declines in activity level: the relationship between chronic illness and religious activities.” J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, vol. 58, no. 6, Nov. 2003, pp. S377–85. Pubmed, doi:10.1093/geronb/58.6.s377. Full Text
Blazer, Dan G., et al. “APOE epsilon4 as a predictor of subjective quality of life in a biracial older person community sample.” J Aging Health, vol. 15, no. 4, Nov. 2003, pp. 645–60. Pubmed, doi:10.1177/0898264303256216. Full Text
Gold, Deborah T. “Osteoporosis and quality of life psychosocial outcomes and interventions for individual patients.” Clin Geriatr Med, vol. 19, no. 2, May 2003, pp. 271–vi. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/s0749-0690(02)00077-0. Full Text
Foley, K. L., et al. “Staff perceptions of successful management of severe behavioral problems in dementia special care units.” Dementia, vol. 2, no. 1, Jan. 2003, pp. 105–24. Scopus, doi:10.1177/1471301203002001998. Full Text
Bonner, Francis J., et al. “Health professional's guide to rehabilitation of the patient with osteoporosis.” Osteoporos Int, vol. 14 Suppl 2, 2003, pp. S1-22. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s00198-002-1308-9. Full Text
Roberto, Karen A., and Deborah T. Gold. “Chronic pain in later life women: issues and challenges from the research literature.” J Am Med Womens Assoc (1972), vol. 57, no. 2, 2002, pp. 97–99.
Mendes de Leon, C. F., et al. “Disability as a function of social networks and support in elderly African Americans and Whites: the Duke EPESE 1986--1992.” J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, vol. 56, no. 3, May 2001, pp. S179–90. Pubmed, doi:10.1093/geronb/56.3.s179. Full Text
Gold, D. T. “The nonskeletal consequences of osteoporotic fractures. Psychologic and social outcomes.” Rheum Dis Clin North Am, vol. 27, no. 1, Feb. 2001, pp. 255–62. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/s0889-857x(05)70197-6. Full Text