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Jeffrey Gregg

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine
Medicine, Geriatrics

Selected Publications

Enhancing specialty training in geropsychology competencies: An evaluation of a VA Geriatric Scholars Program advanced topics workshop.

Journal Article Gerontol Geriatr Educ · July 3, 2023 There is a growing need for psychologists with specialized training in geriatric mental health competencies. The Geriatric Scholars Program for Psychologists (GSP-P) was created to address this shortage within a large integrated healthcare system. In 2019, ... Full text Link to item Cite

Diet quality and exercise in older veterans with PTSD: a pilot study.

Journal Article Transl Behav Med · December 14, 2021 Older veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at increased risk of obesity and cardiometabolic disease. Physical activity and healthy eating are two behaviors that impact health, functional independence, and disease risk in later life, yet f ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Development and initial validation of the Hopelessness Inventory for Later Life (HILL).

Journal Article Aging Ment Health · September 2021 OBJECTIVES: Hopelessness is associated with depression, physical illness, and mortality. It is a key risk factor for suicidality in later life. Limitations have been identified in available hopelessness assessment measures regarding their use with older ad ... Full text Link to item Cite

Qualitative Analysis of a Supervised Exercise Program for Older Veterans With PTSD.

Journal Article Am J Geriatr Psychiatry · June 2021 OBJECTIVE: Older veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experience substantial physical and mental health challenges. Given the well-known and wide-reaching benefits of exercise, exploring the impact of interventions designed specifically for ... Full text Link to item Cite

Improving Geropsychology Competencies of Veterans Affairs Psychologists.

Journal Article J Am Geriatr Soc · March 2021 Older adults are more likely to seek mental health care through integrated care settings such as primary care. Currently, there exists a significant shortage of mental health providers trained in geropsychology and integrated care competencies. To address ... Full text Link to item Cite

Improving the Gender-Affirmation Process for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Individuals: Associations Among Time Since Transition Began, Body Satisfaction, and Sexual Distress.

Journal Article J Sex Res · 2020 Sexual distress is associated with a variety of negative outcomes. Unique contributors to sexual distress exist among transgender individuals. The current study examined the impacts of gender-affirming interventions (i.e., hormone therapy [HT], gender-affi ... Full text Link to item Cite

Coping, Cognitive Emotion Regulation, and Burnout in Long-Term Care Nursing Staff: A Preliminary Study.

Journal Article J Appl Gerontol · January 2019 Direct care workers (e.g., certified nursing assistants [CNAs]) employed in long-term care (LTC) are particularly vulnerable to the experience of burnout, yet they have received relatively less research attention compared to Licensed Practical Nurses and R ... Full text Link to item Cite

Masculine Traits and Depressive Symptoms in Older and Younger Men and Women.

Journal Article Am J Mens Health · January 2018 Evidence suggests that men who strongly endorse masculine traits display an atypical presentation of depression, including more externalizing symptoms (e.g., anger or substance use), but fewer typical, internalizing symptoms (e.g., depressed mood or crying ... Full text Link to item Cite

Physical Activity Counseling Promotes Physical and Psychological Resilience in Older Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Journal Article Ment Health Phys Act · October 2016 UNLABELLED: Individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have elevated rates of morbidity, and a sedentary lifestyle can cause and aggravate the physical health needs of adults with PTSD. The primary aim of this paper was to explore the impact of ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Development and preliminary evaluation of the anxiety in cognitive impairment and dementia (ACID) scales

Journal Article International Psychogeriatrics · November 2015 ABSTRACTBackground:Although rates of anxiety tend to decrease across late life, rates of anxiety increase among a subset of older adults, those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or deme ... Full text Cite

Assessment of anxiety in long-term care: examination of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI) and its short form

Journal Article International Psychogeriatrics · September 2013 ABSTRACTBackground:Accurate assessment of anxiety in later life is critical, as anxiety among older adults is associated with social and functional impairment and poorer quality of life. T ... Full text Cite

Psychometric Properties of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale With Older American Indians

Journal Article Research on Aging · March 2013 Resilience is a term that refers to a person’s ability to successfully adapt to adversity. Resilience research has been relatively limited with older adults, particularly with older American Indians. Also, none of the resilience measures have been ... Full text Cite

Insomnia Symptoms, Nightmares, and Suicidal Ideation in Older Adults

Journal Article The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences · March 1, 2013 Full text Cite