4268.0 Aetna Award for Excellence in Research on Older Women and Related Papers

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 2:30 PM
This session presents studies on the health and health care issues for elderly women. Topics include differences in experiences of stress among female and male patients in a Stroke and Heart Attack Prevention Program, a qualitative survey of perceived barriers to physician care for women with coronary artery disease, ways to improve access and quality of care for rural veterans women, online dating experiences of older women, and cardiac rehabilitation issues for elder women.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the differences in experiences with daily stressors between females and males in a state stroke and heart attack prevention program. 2. Describe several perceived barriers to follow-up care for older women with coronary artery disease based on a survey of women with a Medigap program. 3. Discuss ways to increase the safety of women over the age of 50 who are dating online.

2:30 PM
A comparative effectiveness study of overactive bladder (OAB) treatment using a pelvic floor fitness program for senior women
Sheila Dugan, MD, Missy Lavender, MBA, Jennifer Hebert-Beirne, PhD, MPH and Linda Brubaker, MD, MS
3:00 PM
Quantitative Survey of Perceived Barriers to Physician Care for Women with Coronary Artery Disease
Kevin Hawkins, PhD, Frank G. Bottone Jr, PhD, Cynthia E. Hommer, MSW, LICSW, Ronald J. Ozminkowski, PhD, Janelle G. Ekness, MS, Richard J. Migliori, MD and Charlotte S. Yeh, MD
3:15 PM
Rural veterans women's health program
Ryung Suh, MD MPH MPP MBA, Celia Szelwach, DBA, Ria Muttukumaru, Rachael Abednajad and Hilda Heady, MSW, ACSW
3:30 PM
Senior Surfers: Online dating experiences of older women
Carla L. VandeWeerd, PhD, Jaime Corvin, PhD, MSPH, Martha L. Coulter, DrPH MSW, Robin Telford, MA, Ali Yalcin, PhD, Elizabeth Perkins, PhD and Bonnie Yegedis, PhD
3:45 PM
Elder Women and Cardiac Rehabilitation
Sarita Bhalotra, MD, PhD

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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