Sam Katz Community Health and Aging Research Unit


Selected publications

Kloseck, M., Fitzsimmons, D., Speechley, M., Savundranayagam, M., Crilly, R.G. Improving the treatment and diagnosis of osteoporosis using a senior-friendly peer-led community education model: a randomized controlled trial. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 12: 823-833, 2017.

Kloseck, M., Gutman, G.M., Gibson, M. Cox, L. Naturally occurring retirement community (NORC) residents have a false sense of security that could jeopardize their safety in a disaster: a message for emergency planners. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 28: 204-220, 2014.

Kloseck, M., Crilly, R.G., Gutman, G. Naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs): Untapped resources to enable optimal aging at home. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 24: 392-412, 2010.

Kloseck,M., Crilly, R.G., Mannell, R.C. Involving community elderly in the planning and provision of health services: predictors of volunteerism and leadership. Canadian Journal on Aging, 25(1): 77-91, 2006.

Kloseck, M.  The use of Goal Attainment Scaling in a community health promotion initiative with seniors. BMC Geriatrics, 7: 16, 2007.  

Theou, O., Kloseck, M. Tools to identify community-dwelling older adults in different stages of frailty. Journal of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 26(3): 1-21, 2008.

Montero-Odasso, M., Muir, S.W., Hall, M., Doherty, T.J., Kloseck, M.,Beauchet, O., Speechley, M. Gait variability is associated with frailty in community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Gerontology Series A Biological Science/Medical Sciences, 66A(5): 568-576, 2011.

Kloseck, M., Crilly, R.G., Gibson, M. Can personality theory help us understand risk of falls? Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 45(8): 1125-1134, 2009.

Ali, S.A., Kloseck, M., Wai-Yin Lee, K. Walsh, K., Fitzsimmons, D.A. Evaluating the design and reporting of pragmatic trials in osteoarthritis research. Rheumatology, 57: 59-63, 2018.

Ali, S.A., Walsh, K.E., Kloseck, M.  Patient perspectives on improving osteoarthritis management in urban and rural communities. Journal of Pain Research, 11: 417-425, 2018.

Ali, S.A., Kokorelius, K., MacDermid, J.C., Kloseck, M. Disease-specific education and ongoing support as key factors in osteoarthritis management programs: A scoping review. Arthritis, 2018, Article ID 2496190. 

Sathiyamoorthy, T., Ali, S.A., Kloseck, M. Cultural factors influencing osteoarthritis care in Asian communities: A review of the evidence.Journal of Community Health, 43(4): 816-826, 2018.

Cox, L., Kloseck, M., Crilly, R.G., McWilliam, C., Diachun, L. The underrepresentation of individuals 80 years of age and older in chronic disease clinical practice guidelines. Journal of the Canadian Family Physician, 57: e263-269, 2011.

McKenna, A., Kloseck, M., Crilly, R.G., Polgar, J. Purchasing and using personal emergency response systems (PERS): how decisions are made by community dwelling elderly. BMC Geriatrics, 15: 81, 2015.

Hill, E., Savundranayagam, M.Y.,Zecevic, A., Kloseck, M. Staff perspectives of barriers to access and delivery of palliative care for persons with dementia in long-term care. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 33(5): 284-291, 2018.

Diaz, L.G., Savundranayagam, M., Kloseck, M., Fitzsimmons, D.A. The role of cultural and family values on social connectedness and loneliness among ethnic minority elders. Clinical Gerontologist, 31: 1-13, 2017.

Woolmore-Godwin, S., Kloseck, M., Fogarty, J., Gutmanis, M. Caring for a Person with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 31(2): 124-131, 2016. 

St. Amant, O., Ward-Griffin, C., DeForge, R., McWilliam, C., Forbes, D., Kloseck, M., Hall, M., Making care decisions in home-based dementia care: why context matters. Canadian Journal on Aging, 31(4): 423-434, 2012. 

Ward-Griffin, C., Hall, J., DeForge, R., St-Amant, O., McWilliam, C., Oudshoorn, A., Forbes, D. Kloseck, M. Dementia home care resources: how are we managing? Journal of Aging Research, 2012, Article ID 590724.

Crilly, R.G., Kloseck, M., Mequanint, S. Hip fracture types in Canadian men and women change differently with age: A population level analysis. Clinical Medicine Insights: Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders, 9: 1-5, 2016.

Crilly, R.G., Kloseck, M., Chesworth, B., Mequanint, S., Sadowski, E., Gilliland, J. Comparison of hip fracture and osteoporosis medication prescription rates across Canadian provinces. Osteoporosis International, 25(1): 205-221, 2014.

Tariq, H., Kloseck, M., Crilly, R.G., Gutmanis, I., Gibson, M. An exploration of risk for recurrent falls in two geriatric care settings. BMC Geriatrics, 13: 106, 2013.

Crilly, R.G., Tanner, D., Kloseck, M., Chesworth, B. Hip fractures in long term care: is the excess explained by age and gender distribution of residents. Journal of Aging Research, 2010, Article ID 291258.

Tanner, D., Kloseck, M., Crilly, R.G., Chesworth, B., Gilliland, J. Hip fracture types in men and women change differently with age. BMC Geriatrics, 10: 12, 2010.

Crilly, R.G., Lytwynec, S., Kloseck,M.,  Smith, J.M., Olsen, T., Gold, B., Masse, S.  Patient outcomes after discharge from a geriatric day hospital. Canadian Journal on Aging, 24(3): 305-310, 2005.

Ward-Griffin, C., Hobson, S., Melles, P., Kloseck M., Vandervoort, A., Crilly, R.G. Falls and fear of falling among community dwelling seniors: the dynamic tension between "exercising precaution" and "striving for independence".Canadian Journal on Aging, 23(4): 307-318, 2005.