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Palliative Care in South Africa.

Drenth C, Sithole Z, Pudule E, Wüst S, GunnClark N, Gwyther L.

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Aug 9. pii: S0885-3924(17)30388-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.04.024. [Epub ahead of print]


New or Worsening Symptoms and Signs in Community-Dwelling Persons with Dementia: Incidence and Relation to Use of Acute Medical Services.

Sloane PD, Schifeling CH, Beeber AS, Ward KT, Reed D, Gwyther LP, Matchar B, Zimmerman S.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Apr;65(4):808-814. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14672. Epub 2017 Feb 2.


Age-Friendly Communities Initiative: Public Health Approach to Promoting Successful Aging.

Jeste DV, Blazer DG 2nd, Buckwalter KC, Cassidy KK, Fishman L, Gwyther LP, Levin SM, Phillipson C, Rao RR, Schmeding E, Vega WA, Avanzino JA, Glorioso DK, Feather J.

Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 Dec;24(12):1158-1170. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2016.07.021. Epub 2016 Jul 28. Review.


What are the communication skills and needs of doctors when communicating a poor prognosis to patients and their families? A qualitative study from South Africa.

Ganca LL, Gwyther L, Harding R, Meiring M.

S Afr Med J. 2016 Aug 9;106(9):940-4. doi: 10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i9.10568.


Report on milestones for care and support under the U.S. National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease.

Alzheimer's Association National Plan Care and Support Milestone Workgroup, Borson S, Boustani MA, Buckwalter KC, Burgio LD, Chodosh J, Fortinsky RH, Gifford DR, Gwyther LP, Koren MJ, Lynn J, Phillips C, Roherty M, Ronch J, Stahl C, Rodgers L, Kim H, Baumgart M, Geiger A.

Alzheimers Dement. 2016 Mar;12(3):334-69. doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2016.01.005. Epub 2016 Feb 8.


Evidence-Based Programming of HIV Care and Support: Is the Psychosocial "Optional"?

Harding R, Downing J, Ekstrand M, Gwyther L, Sherr L.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Dec 15;70(5):e176-7. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000713. No abstract available.


The Prevalence and Associated Distress of Physical and Psychological Symptoms in Patients With Advanced Heart Failure Attending a South African Medical Center.

Lokker ME, Gwyther L, Riley JP, van Zuylen L, van der Heide A, Harding R.

J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2016 Jul-Aug;31(4):313-22. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000256.


The current situation in education and training of health-care professionals across Africa to optimise the delivery of palliative care for cancer patients.

Rawlinson F, Gwyther L, Kiyange F, Luyirika E, Meiring M, Downing J.

Ecancermedicalscience. 2014 Dec 11;8:492. doi: 10.3332/ecancer.2014.492. eCollection 2014. Review.


A North Carolina service for those with questions about Alzheimer disease, other memory disorders, and family care.

Matchar BG, Gwyther LP.

N C Med J. 2014 Sep-Oct;75(5):342-3. No abstract available.


Palliative care: preventing misconceptions.

Gwyther L.

S Afr Med J. 2014 Apr;104(4):260-1. No abstract available.


Self-report measurement of pain & symptoms in palliative care patients: a comparison of verbal, visual and hand scoring methods in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Blum D, Selman LE, Agupio G, Mashao T, Mmoledi K, Moll T, Dinat N, Gwyther L, Sebuyira LM, Ikin B, Downing J, Kaasa S, Higginson IJ, Harding R.

Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2014 Aug 2;12:118. doi: 10.1186/s12955-014-0118-z.


Maintaining wellbeing for South Africans receiving ART: the burden of pain and symptoms is greater with longer ART exposure.

Farrant L, Gwyther L, Dinat N, Mmoledi K, Hatta N, Harding R.

S Afr Med J. 2014 Feb;104(2):119-23.


Palliative care in chronic disease.

Gwyther L.

S Afr Med J. 2014 Feb;104(2):114-5. No abstract available.


Wellbeing among sub-Saharan African patients with advanced HIV and/or cancer: an international multicentred comparison study of two outcome measures.

Harding R, Selman L, Ali Z, Powell RA, Namisango E, Mwangi-Powell F, Gwyther L, Gikaara N, Higginson IJ, Siegert RJ.

Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2014 May 31;12:80. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-12-80.


A psychometric evaluation of the functional assessment of chronic illness therapy-palliative care (FACIT-Pal) scale with palliative care samples in three African countries.

Siegert R, Selman L, Higginson IJ, Ali Z, Powell RA, Namisango E, Mwangi-Powell F, Gwyther L, Gikaara N, Harding R.

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Nov;48(5):983-91. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.01.010. Epub 2014 Apr 15.


Dementia in relation to family caregiver involvement and burden in long-term care.

Cohen LW, Zimmerman S, Reed D, Sloane PD, Beeber AS, Washington T, Cagle JG, Gwyther LP.

J Appl Gerontol. 2014 Aug;33(5):522-40. doi: 10.1177/0733464813505701. Epub 2013 Oct 16.


Community engagement in diverse populations for Alzheimer disease prevention trials.

Romero HR, Welsh-Bohmer KA, Gwyther LP, Edmonds HL, Plassman BL, Germain CM, McCart M, Hayden KM, Pieper C, Roses AD.

Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2014 Jul-Sep;28(3):269-74. doi: 10.1097/WAD.0000000000000029.


Stressors and resources of caregivers of patients with incurable progressive illness in sub-Saharan Africa.

Streid J, Harding R, Agupio G, Dinat N, Downing J, Gwyther L, Ikin B, Mashao T, Mmoledi K, Moll AP, Sebuyira LM, Higginson IJ, Selman L.

Qual Health Res. 2014 Mar;24(3):317-28. doi: 10.1177/1049732314523682. Epub 2014 Feb 28.


From evidence to practice: using the RE-AIM framework to adapt the REACHII caregiver intervention to the community.

Altpeter M, Gwyther LP, Kennedy SR, Patterson TR, Derence K.

Dementia (London). 2015 Jan;14(1):104-13. doi: 10.1177/1471301213494499. Epub 2013 Jul 19.


The net effect: spanning diseases, crossing borders-highlights from the fourth triennial APCA conference and annual HPCA conference for palliative care.

Downing J, Namisango E, Kiyange F, Luyirika E, Gwyther L, Enarson S, Kampi J, Sithole Z, Kemigisha-Ssali E, Masclee M, Mukasa I.

Ecancermedicalscience. 2013 Nov 5;7:371. doi: 10.3332/ecancer.2013.371. eCollection 2013.

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