Author Contributions: Dr Gitlin had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: Gitlin, Hauck.
Acquisition of data: Gitlin, Winter.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Gitlin, Winter, Dennis, Hodgson, Hauck.
Drafting of the manuscript: Gitlin, Winter.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Gitlin, Dennis, Hodgson, Hauck.
Statistical analysis: Gitlin, Winter, Dennis, Hodgson, Hauck.
Obtained funding: Gitlin.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Gitlin, Winter.
Study supervision: Gitlin.
Financial Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: Research reported was supported in part by funds from the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute on Nursing Research (RO1 AG22254) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Tobacco Settlement (SAP100027298).
Role of the Sponsor: Funding agencies had no role in the design and conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Additional Contributions: Barry Rovner, MD, Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, provided patient consultation, for which he did not receive additional compensation besides his salary. The interventionists who made important contributions were Michele Rifkin, MA, OTR/L, Health Through Action; Nicole Davis, MS, OTR/L; Lauren Lapin, OTR/L; Catherine Piersol, MA, OTR/L; Geri Shaw, OTR/L; and Tracey Vause-Earland, MA, OTR/L, and the nurse interventionist, Kathy Czekanski, RN, PhD. These individuals were employees or contractors for Thomas Jefferson University and were supported in part by funds from the listed granting agencies. We also acknowledge the contributions of our interviewing staff and thank the families for their study participation.