Polisher Research Institute Publications

 

2013

de Medeiros, K., Saunders, P. A., Doyle, P. J., Mosby, A., & Van Haitsma, K. (2013). Friendships among people with dementia in long-term care. In Cutchin, M. P, Kemp, C. L., & Marshall, V. W. (Eds.), Researching Social Gerontology. Sage Publications.

 

Teresi, J. A., Ocepek-Welikson, K., Ramirez, M., Eimicke, J. P., Silver, S., Van Haitsma, K., Lachs, M. S., &  Pillemer, K. A. (2013). Development of an instrument to measure staff-reported Resident-to-resident Elder Mistreatment (R-REM) using item response theory and other latent variable models. Gerontologist. 2013 Feb 28. [Epub ahead of print].

Van Haitsma, K. (2013). Resident choice made easier. Provider (Washington, DC), 39(2), 37.

 

Whall, A., Colling, K., Kolanowski, A., HyoJeong, K., Gwi-Ryung, S., DeCicco, B., Ronis, D., Richards, K.C., Algase, D., & Beck, C.. "Predicting aggressive behaviors in persons with dementia: Who is at risk, under what conditions?" Gerontologist, in press.

2012

Van Haitsma, K., Curyto, K., Spector, A., Towsley, G., Kleban, M., Carpenter, B., Ruckdeschel, K., Feldman, P. H., & Koren, M. J. (2012). The Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory: Scale development and description of psychosocial preferences responses in community-dwelling elders. Gerontologist. 2012 Aug 30. [Epub ahead of print].

 

de Medeiros, K., Saunders, P. A., Doyle, P. J., Mosby, A., & Van Haitsma, K. (2012). Friendships among people with dementia in long-term care. Dementia,11(3), 363-381.

 

Pillemer, K., Chen, E. K., Van Haitsma, K. S., Teresi, J., Ramirez, M., Silver, S., Sukha, G., & Lachs, M. S. (2012). Resident-to-resident aggression in nursing homes: Results from a qualitative event reconstruction study. The Gerontologist, 52(1), 24-33.

 

Meeks, S., Van Haitsma, K., Kostiwa, I., & Murrell, S.A. (2012). Positivity and well-being among community-residing elders and nursing home residents: What is the optimal affect balance?. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 10.1093/geronb/gbr135.

 

2011

Van Haitsma, K., Williamson, J. & Pruchno, R.   (2011). Practice Concepts and Policy Studies: The New Divide, Gerontologist, 51(6), 731-733.


de Medeiros, K., Saunders, P., Doyle, P., Mosby, A., & Van Haitsma, K. (2011). The meaning of friendship among people with dementia. Dementia. First published online, September 20, 2011, as doi:10.1177/1471301211421186.
2010

 

Richards K, Shue V, Beck C, Lambert C, Bliwise R (2010). "Restless legs syndrome risk factors, behaviors, and diagnoses in persons with early to moderate dementia and sleep disturbance." Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 8:1, 48-61.

 

Harris, M., Richards, K., C., (2010). "The physiological and psychological effects of slow-stroke back massage and hand massage on relaxation in older people." Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19, 917-926.

 

2009

Cole, C.S., Richards, K.C., Roberson, P.K., Lambert, C., Furnish, A., & Free, J. "Relationships among Sleep Disturbance, Cognition, & Functional Status in Nursing Home Residents." Res Gerontol Nurs. 2009 Jul;2(3):183-91. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20090527-01.


Crespy, S., VanHaitsma, K., Payne, D., Alizzi, K., & Seddiki, S. (2009). "Managing Depression in the Nursing Home: Early detection methods and individualized interventions." Provider, Sept., 51-54

 

2008

Nazir, S.A. and Richards, K.C. (2008). "Sleep in Late-Stage Dementia and End of Life." In A.Y. Avidan, C. Alessi (Eds.) Geriatric Sleep Medicine. New York: Informa Healthcare.

 

Tsai, P., Beck, C., Richards, K.,, Phillips, L., Roberson, PK, & Evans, J. (2008). "The Pain Behaviors for Osteoarthritis Instrument for Cognitively Impaired Elders (PBOICIE)." Research in Gerontological Nursing, 1(2), 116-122.

 

Richards, K.C., Roberson, P., Shue, V.M., Lambert, C., Bliwise, D., Beck, C.K., Williams, J.S. (2008). "Periodic limb movements predict sleep in persons with dementia." Sleep, 31(2):224-230.

 

Curyto, K., Van Haitsma, K., Vriesman, D. (2008). "Observation of Individual Behavior: A Review of Current Methods and Measures for Use with Persons with Dementia." Research in Gerontological Nursing, 1(1): 52-76.

 

Meeks S., Looney S.W., Van Haitsma, K., Teri, L. (2008). "BE-ACTIVE: A staff-assisted behavioral intervention for depression in nursing homes." Gerontologist, 48(1): 105-114.

 

Hodgson, N.A., Andersen, S. (2008). "The clinical efficacy of reflexology in nursing home residents with dementia." Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 14(3):269-275.


2007

Richards, K.C., Enderlin, C., Beck, C., McSweeney, J., Jones, T., & Roberson, P. (2007). "Tailored biobehavioral interventions: A literature review and synthesis." Research and Theory for Nursing Practice: An International Journal, 21(4): 271-285.

 

Cole, C.S., Richards, K.C. (2007). "Sleep disruption in older adults." The American Journal of Nursing. May; 107(5):40-9.

 

Andersen, S. and Hodgson, N. (2007). "Reflexology with nursing home residents: A case vignette," The Internet Journal of Geriatrics and Gerontology, 3 (2). Available online.

 

Bower, A.R. (2007). "The Value of Talk: Critical Perspectives on Studying the Speech Practices of Elderly People in the United States with Implications for Japan." In Faces and Masks of Aging: Perspectives from the United States and Japan. Y. Matsumoto (Ed.) Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

 

Bower, A.R. and Senders, W. (2007). Redefining Dementia Units: A Roadmap for Culture Change. New York: Alzheimer's Association.


2006

Carpenter, B., K. Van Haitsma, et al. "What Would Your Mother Want? Adult Children as Informants about Parent's Psychosocial Preferences." Family Relations, 55:552-563.

 

Freedman, V., Hodgson, N.A., Lynn, J., Spillman, B., Waidman, T., Wilkinson, A., Wolf, D., "Promoting Interventions to reduce disability," Milbank Quarterly, 94 (3), 605-609.

 

Hodgson, N.A., Landsberg, L., Lehning, L., Kleban, M. "Palliative Care Services in Pennsylvania Nursing Homes," Journal of Palliative Medicine, 9 (5), 1054-1057.

 

Hodgson, N. "Quilting as a Metaphor for Palliative Care Teams in the Nursing Home Setting," Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 8 (4), 227-232.

 

Meeks, S, Teri, L., K. Van Haitsma, and Looney, S. "Increasing pleasant events in the nursing home: Collaborative behavioral treatment for depression." Clinical Case Studies, 5(4):287-304.

 

Szinovacz, M. E., and A. Davey. "Effects of retirement and grandchild care on depressive symptoms." International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 26, 1-20.

 

2005

Cornman, J.C., V.A. Freedman, and E.M. Agree. "Measurement of assistive device use: Implications for estimates of device use and disability in late life." Gerontologist, 43(5): 347-358.

 

Davey, M., and A. Davey. "Adolescents coping with non-terminal parental cancer." Prevention Researcher, 12(4), 7-9.

 

Davey, A., J.S. Savla and Z. Luo. "Issues in evaluating model fit with missing data." Structural Equation Modeling, 12, 578-597.

 

Davey, A., E. E. Femia, S. H. Zarit, D. G. Shea, G. Sundström, S. Berg, M. A. Smyer, and J.S. Savla. Life on the edge: Patterns of formal and informal help to older adults in the United States and Sweden. Journals of Gerontology B: Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2005 Sep;60(5) :S281-8. PMID: 16131629

 

Davey, A., M.C. Janke, and J.S. Savla. "Antecedents of intergenerational support: families in context and families as context." In M. Silverstein, R. Giarrusso, and V. L. Bengtson (Eds.), Annual review of gerontology and geriatrics: Intergenerational relations across time and place, 24: 29-54.

 

Faulkner, R. A., M. Davey and A. Davey. "Gender-related predictors of change in marital satisfaction and marital conflict." American Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 33: 61-83.

 

Freedman, V., Calkins, M., and K. Van Haitsma. "An exploratory study of barriers to implementing technology in residential long-term care settings". Gerontechnology, 4(2), 86-100.

 

Janke, M.C., A. Davey, and Kleiber, D. "Implications of selective optimization with compensation on the physical, formal, and informal leisure patterns of adults." Invited submission, Indian Journal of Gerontology.

 

Kohn, K. "Making Housing and Care Choices for an Older Adult: Resources on the Internet." Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 8(4): 55-65.

 

Patsios, D., and A. Davey. "Formal and informal community care for older adults." In M. Johnson, V. L. Bengtson, P. Coleman, & T. Kirkwood (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of age and ageing. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 597-604.

 

Szinovacz, M. E., and A. Davey. "Effects of retirement and grandchild care on depressive symptoms." International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 26, 1-20.

 

Szinovacz, M. E., A. Davey. "Predictors of perceptions of involuntary retirement." Gerontologist, 45(1): 36-47.

 

Szinovacz, M. E., and A. Davey. "Retirement and marital decision making: effects on retirement satisfaction." Journal of Marriage and Family, 67(2): 387-398.

 

2004

Agree, E., V.A. Freedman, and M. Sengupta. "Factors influencing the use of mobility technology in community-based long-term care." Journal of Aging and Health, 16(2): 267-307.

 

Belliston, L. M., and A. Davey. "In search of the generational stake." Indian Journal of Gerontology, 18(3/4): 363-374. This article is available online from the publisher.

 

Black, H.K. and R.L. Rubinstein. "Themes of suffering in later life." Journals of Gerontology B: Social Sciences, 59(1): 17-24.

 

Cornman, J.C., S. Lynch, N. Goldman, M. Weinstein, and H.S. Lin. "Stability and change in the perceived social support of older Taiwanese adults." Journals of Gerontology B: Social Sciences, 59(6): S350-S357.

 

Davey, A., C.F. Halverson, Jr., A.B. Zonderman and P.T. Costa, Jr. "Change in depressive symptoms in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging." Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological Sciences, 59(6): P270-P277.

 

Davey, A., and M.E. Szinovacz. "Dimensions of marital quality and retirement." Journal of Family Issues, 25(4): 431-464.

 

Freedman, V.A., H. Aykan, J.E. Marcotte, and D.A. Wolf. "Disability and home care dynamics among unmarried older Americans." Journals of Gerontology B: Social Sciences, 59(1): 25-33.

 

Freedman, V.A., E. Crimmins, R.F. Schoeni, B.C. Spillman, H. Aykan, E. Kramarow, K. Land, J. Lubitz, K. Manton, L.G. Martin, D. Shinberg, T. Waidman. "Resolving discrepancies in old-age disability trends across national surveys: report from a technical working group." Demography, 43(3): 417-441.

 

Freedman, V.A., L.G. Martin. "Incorporating disability into population-level modes of health change at older ages." Journals of Gerontology A: Medical Sciences, 59(6): M602-3.

 

Freedman, V.A., L.G. Martin, and R.F. Schoeni. "Disability in America." Population Bulletin, 59(3). Available in pdf format from the Population Reference Bureau.

 

Freedman, V.A., J. Rogowski, S. Wickstrom, J. Adams, J. Marainen, and J. Escarce. "Socioeconomic disparities in the use of home health services in a Medicare managed care population." Health Services Research, 39(5): 1277-98.

 

Goldman, N., M. Weinstein, J. Cornman, B. Singer, T. Seeman, M. Chang. "Sex differentials in biological risk factors for chronic disease: estimates from population-based surveys." Journal of Women's Health, 13(4): 393-403.

 

Hodgson, N.A., V.A. Freedman, D.A. Granger, and A. Erno. "Biobehavioral correlates of relocation in the frail elderly: salivary cortisol, affect, and cognitive function." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 52(11): 1856-1862.

 

Hodgson, N.A. and W. Given. "Determinants of functional recovery in older adults surgically treated for cancer." Cancer Nursing, 27(1): 10-16.

 

Hodgson, N.A., S. Segal, M. Weidinger, and M.B. Linde. "Being there: contributions of the nurse, social worker, and chaplain." Generations, 28(2): 47-52.

 

Morales, L.S., J. Rogowski, V.A. Freedman, S.L. Wickstrom, J.L. Adams, and J. Escarce. "Socioeconomic differences in use of preventive services by women enrolled in Medicare+Choice plans." Preventive Medicine, 39(4): 738-745.

 

Morales, L.S., J. Rogowski, V.A. Freedman, S.L. Wickstrom, J.L. Adams, and J.J. Escarce. "Use of preventive services by men enrolled in Medicare+Choice plans." American Journal of Public Health, 94(5): 796-802.

 

Moss, M.S. and S.Z. Moss. "Doubly disenfranchised: grief in old age." Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement, 6:4-6.

 

Rector, T.S., S.L. Wickstrom, M. Shah, N. Thomas Greeenlee, P. Rheault, J. Rogowski, V.A. Freedman, J.L. Adams, and J. Escarce. "Specificity and sensitivity of claims-based algorithms for identifying members of Medicare+Choice health plans that have chronic medical conditions." Health Services Research, 39(6 Pt 1): 1839-1858.

 

Resnick, R.R. "Resources for the elderly and their caregivers." Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 4(3): 1-14. Available online.

Ruckdeschel K. and K. Van Haitsma. "A workshop for nursing home staff: recognizing and responding to their own and resident's emotions." Gerontol Geriatr Educ.,24(3),39-51.

 

Saperstein, A.R., M.P. Calkins, K. Van Haitsma, and K.J. Curyto. "Missed opportunities: the disconnect between physical design and programming and operations." Alzheimer's Care Quarterly, 5(4): 324-331.

 

Savla, J. S., and A. Davey. "From a distance: Experiences of long-distance Indian caregivers." Indian Journal of Gerontology, 18(3/4), 509-521. This article is available online from the publisher.

 

Szinovacz, M. E., and A. Davey. "Honeymoons and joint luncheons: Effects of spouse's employment on depressive symptoms." Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological Sciences, 59(5): P233-245.

 

Svinovacz, M. E., and A. Davey. "Retirement transitions and spouse disability: effects on depressive symptoms." Journals of Gerontology B: Social Sciences, 59(6): S333-342.

 

Weinstein, M., M.C. Chang, J.C. Cornman, and M. Stark. "Have Taiwanese Sisters been subsidizing the Education of their Brothers?" Journal of Population Studies, 29: 3-34.

 

2003

Agree, E.M. and V.A. Freedman. "A comparison of assistive technology and personal care in alleviating disability and unmet need." The Gerontologist, 43(3): 335-344.

 

Black, H.K. "Narratives of forgiveness." In Ways of aging, Jaber Gubrium and James Holstein (Eds.) Oxford, England: Blackwell Publishers.

 

Black, H.K. "Elders' narratives of suffering." In Aging, Spirituality and Religion, A Handbook, vol. 2. Mel Kimble and Susan McFadden (Eds.) Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press.

 

Black, H.K. "What forgiveness teaches us about research methods." Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 23(4): 3-16.

 

Carpenter, B., K. Ruckdeschel, H. Ruckdeschel, and K. Van Haitsma . "R-E-M psychotherapy: A manualized approach for long-term care residents with depression and dementia." Clinical Gerontologist, 25(1/2): 25-50.

 

Cornman, J.C., N. Goldman, D.A. Glei, M. Weinstein, and M.C. Chang. "Social ties and perceived support: two dimensions of social relationships and health among the elderly in Taiwan." Journal of Aging and Health, 15(4): 616-644.

 

Freedman, V.A. and H. Aykan. "Trends in medication use and functioning before retirement age: are they linked?" Health Affairs, 22(4): 154-162.

 

Freedman, V.A., H. Aykan, and M.H. Kleban. "Asking leading vs. neutral questions: implications for functional limitation measurement." Journal of Aging and Health, 15(4): 661-687.

 

Freedman, V.A. and L.G. Martin. "Beyond inconsistent results: finding the truth about trends in late-life cognitive functioning." Journals of Gerontology B: Social Sciences, 58(6): 347-349.

 

Glicksman, A., K. Van Haitsma, M. Mamberg, M. Gagnon, and D. Brom. "Caring for holocaust survivors: rethinking the paradigms." Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 7(4): 148-153.

 

Moore, K.D., K. Van Haitsma, K. Curyto, and A. Saperstein. "A pragmatic environmental psychology: a metatheoretical inquiry into the work of M. Powell Lawton." Journal of Environmental Psychology, 23(4): 471-482.

 

Moss, M.S., S.Z. Moss, and S. Connor. "Dying in long term care facilities in the U.S." In J. Katz and S. Peace (Eds.) Palliative care in residential and nursing homes. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

 

Moss, M.S., S.Z. Moss, and R.L. Rubinstein, and H.K. Black. "The metaphor of 'family' in staff communication about dying and death." Journals of Gerontology B: Social Sciences, 58(5): 290-S296.

 

Ruchinskas, R., and K. Curyto. "Cognitive screening in geriatric rehabilitation." Rehabilitation Psychology, 48(1): 14-22.

2002

Black, H.K. "Different ways to hurt: an elder's narrative of suffering." Journal of Aging and Identity, 7(3): 3-15.

 

Carpenter, B., K. Ruckdeschel, H. Ruckdeschel, and K. Van Haitsma. "R-E-M psychotherapy: a manualized approach for long-term care residents with depression and dementia." Clinical Gerontologist, 25(1/2): 25-50.

 

Freedman, V.A., H. Aykan, and L.G. Martin. "Another look at aggregate changes in severe cognitive impairment: cumulative effects of three survey design issues." Journal of Gerontology B: Social Sciences, 57(2): 126-131.

 

Freedman, V.A., L.G. Martin, and R. Schoeni. "Recent trends in disability and functioning among older adults in the United States: a systematic review." Journal of the American Medical Association, 288(24): 3137-3146.

 

Glicksman, A. and K. Van Haitsma. "The social context of adaptation to traumatic events: Soviet Jews and the Holocaust." Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, 8(3): 227-237.

 

Hodgson, N. "Epidemiological trends of cancer in older adults: implications for gerontological nursing practice and research." Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 27(4): 34-43.

 

Katz, I., K. Van Haitsma, J.E. Streim. "Psychiatric services in long-term care." In Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2nd ed., J.R.M. Copeland, M.T. Abou-Saleh, and D.G. Blazer (eds). New York: Wiley. 717-722.

 

Lawton, M.P., M.S. Moss., L. Winter, and C. Hoffman. "Motivation in later life: personal projects and well-being." Psychology and Aging, 17(4): 539-547.

 

Lawton, M.P. "Quality of life, depression, and end-of-life attitudes and behaviors." In G.M. Williamson et al. (Eds.) Physical Illness and Depression in Older Adults. New York: Plenum Press.

 

Leon, J., and J. Marainen. Work experience and wage development of young frontline long-term care workers. Report to the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), Department of Health and Human Services, May 2002.

 

Leon, J., J. Davitt, J. Marainen, and M. Schwartz. A comparison of the effect of new medicare reimbursement methodologies on rural and urban home health agencies and their beneficiaries. Report to the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, May 2002.

 

Leon, J., J. Davitt, and J. Marainen. Impact of a further payment reduction in the Medicare home health benefit. Report to the American Association for Home Care, March 2002.

This report is available in PDF format from the American Association for Home Care.

Marainen, J. PANPHA facility characteristics and quality indicator report. 2002. Report to the Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging, May 2002.

 

Marainen, J. PANPHA’s Department of Health nursing facility survey analysis report. Part II: Effects of the survey team composition on survey outcomes. Analysis based on data from three survey periods (Fall 2000 through Summer 2002). Report to the Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging, December 2002.

 

Marainen, J. PANPHA’s Department of Health nursing facility survey analysis report. Summer 2001 - Summer 2002. Report to the Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging, November 2002.

 

Moss, M.S., H. Braunschweig, and R.L. Rubinstein. "Terminal care for nursing home residents with dementia." Alzheimer's Care Quarterly, 3: 232-246.

 

Moss, S.Z. and M.S. Moss. “Nursing home staff reactions to resident deaths.” In K. Doka (Ed.) Disenfranchised grief: new directions. Champaign, IL: Research Press.

 

Schoeni, R., V.A. Freedman, and R. Wallace. "Late-life morbidity trajectories and socioeconomic status." Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 22: 184-206.

 

2001

Black, H.K. "Jake's story: a middle aged, working class man's physical and spiritual journey toward death." Qualitative Health Research, 11(3): 293-307.

 

Curyto, K., J. Johnson, T. Ten Have, J. Mossey, and I. Katz. "Survival of hospitalized elderly with delirium: a prospective study." American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 9(2): 141-147.

 

Freedman, V.A., H. Aykan, and L.G. Martin. "Aggregate changes severe cognitive impairment among older Americans: 1993 and 1998." Journals of Gerontology B: Social Sciences, 56(2): 100-111.


Katz, I., K. Curyto, T. Ten Have, J. Mossey, L. Sands, M. Kallan. "Validating the diagnosis of delirium and evaluating its association with deterioration over a one year period." American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 9(2): 148-159.

 

Lawton, M.P., M. Moss, C. Hoffman, M.H. Kleban, K. Ruckdeschel, & L. Winter. "Valuation of life: a concept and a scale." Journal of Aging and Health, 13(1): 3-31.

 

Leon, J. and J. Marainen. Private long term care insurance and its impact on demand for facility-based long term care: overview of issues and current knowledge. National Investment Center, Annapolis, MD: April 2001.

 

Leon, J., J. Marainen and J.E. Marcotte. Pennsylvania's frontline workers in long term care (the provider organization perspective). Report to the Pennsylvania Intra-Governmental Council on Long Term Care, March 2001.

An executive summary and a full copy of the report are also available in PDF format.

 

Marainen, J. PANPHA's Department of Health nursing facility survey analysis report. Part II: Effects of the survey team composition on survey outcomes. Report to the Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging, August 2001.

 

Marainen, J. PANPHA&'s Department of Health nursing facility survey analysis report. Winter/Spring 2001. Report to the Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging, July 2001.

 

Marainen, J. PANPHA facility characteristics and quality indicator report. 2001. Report to the Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging, June 2001.

 

Marainen, J. PANPHA's Department of Health nursing facility survey analysis report. Fall 2000. Report to the Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging, March 2001.

 

Mohr, P., P. Neumann, S. Franco, J. Marainen, R. Lockridge, and G. Ting. "The case for daily dialysis: its impact on costs and quality of life." American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 37(4): 777-789.

 

Moss, M.S., S.Z. Moss, and R.O. Hansson. "Bereavement and old age." In M. Stroebe, W. Stroebe, R.O. Hansson, and H. Schut (Eds.), New handbook of bereavement: consequences, coping and care. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.

 

Moss, M.S. "End of life in nursing homes". In M.Powell Lawton (Ed.), Annual review of gerontology and geriatrics, 20. End of Life: Scientific and social issues.

 

Moss, M.S., and S.Z. Moss "Four siblings' perspectives on parent death." In J.Hockey, N.Small & J.Katz (Eds.), Grief, mourning and death ritual. Buckingham, UK: Open University Press.

 

Ruckdeschel, K. and K. Van Haitsma. "The impact of live-in animals and plants on nursing home residents." Alzheimer's Care Quarterly, 2(4): 17-27.

 

Schoeni, R., V.A. Freedman, and R. Wallace. "Persistent, consistent, widespread, and robust? Another look at recent trends in old-age disability." Journal of Gerontology B: Social Sciences, 56(4): 206-S218.

 

Van Haitsma, K. "Special care for dementia in nursing homes: overview of innovations in programs and activities." Alzheimer's Care Quarterly, 2(3): 49-56.

 

2000

Agree, E. and V.A. Freedman. "Incorporating assistive devices into long term care arrangements: Analysis of the second supplement on aging." Journal of Aging and Health, 12(3): 426-450.

 

Black, H.K. & R.L. Rubinstein. Old souls: aged women, poverty and the experience of God. New York: Aldine de Gruyter.

 

Carpenter, B. K. Van Haitsma, K. Ruckdeschel, and M.P. Lawton. "The psychosocial preferences of older adults: An examination of content and structure." The Gerontologist, 40(3): 335-348.

 

Freedman, V.A. and L.G. Martin. "Contribution of chronic conditions to aggregate changes in old-age functioning." American Journal of Public Health, 90(11): 1755-1760.

 

Freedman, V.A. "Implications of asking 'ambiguous' difficulty questions: an analysis of the second wave of the asset and health dynamics of the oldest old study." Journals of Gerontology B: Social Sciences, 55(5):288-297.

 

Hughes, L., N. Hodgson, P. Muller, L. Robinson and R. McCorkle. "Information needs of elderly post-surgical cancer patients during the transition from hospital to home." Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 32(1): 25-30.

 

Lawton, M.P., M. Moss, C. Hoffman, and M. Perkinson. "Two transitions in caregivers' caregiving career." The Gerontologist, 40(4): 437-448.

 

Lawton, M.P., G.D. Weisman, P. Sloane, C. Norris-Baker, M. Calkins, and S.I. Zimmerman. "Professional environmental assessment procedure for special care units for elders with dementing illness and its relationship to the therapeutic environment screening schedule." Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, 14(1): 28-38.

 

Leon, J, and J. Marainen. "Private long-term care insurance and the assisted living industry: current knowledge and the continuing research agenda." Senior Housing and Care Journal, 8(1): 31-37.

 

Leon, J., P.J. Neumann, R.C. Hermann, et al. "Health-related quality-of-life and service utilization in Alzheimer's disease: a cross-sectional study," American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 15(2): 94-108.

 

Leon, J, P. Neuman, and J. Marainen. A practical typology for classifying Medicare home health users. 2000. Report to the Kaiser Family Foundation, May 2000.

 

Leon, J, and J. Teresi. "A demographic profile of nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia: findings from the National Institute on Aging special care unit initiative studies," in D. Holmes, J.A. Teresi, and M. Ory (Eds.) Research and Practice in Alzheimer's Disease 4. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

 

Marainen, J. PANPHA facility characteristics and quality indicator report. 2000. Report to the Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging, May 2000.

 

Rubinstein, R.L., Moss, M.S., & Kleban, M.H. (Eds.) The many dimensions of aging. New York, NY: Springer Publications.

 

Van Haitsma, K., Lawton, M.P., & Kleban, M. "Does segregation help or hinder? Examining the role of homogeneity in behavioral and emotional aspects of quality of life for persons with cognitive impairment." in D. Holmes, J.A. Teresi, and M. Ory (Eds.) Research and Practice in Alzheimer's Disease 4. New York: Springer Publications.

 

Van Haitsma, K. "The assessment and integration of preferences into care practices for persons with dementia residing in the nursing home." In R. Rubinstein et al. (Eds) The many dimensions of aging. New York: Springer Publications.

 

Van Haitsma, K., H. Ruckdeschel, R. Mooney, et al. "Enhanced interdisciplinary care planning for nursing home residents with dementia: catalyst for better care." In M.P. Lawton, & R. Rubinstein (Eds.). Interventions in dementia care: toward improving quality of life. New York: Springer Press.

 

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1999

Lawton, M. P., Van Haitsma, K., Perkinson, M., & Ruckdeschel, K. Observed affect and quality of life in dementia: Further affirmations and problems.  Journal of Mental Health and Aging, 5, 69-81.

 

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Mohr, P., P. Neumann, S. Franco, J. Marainen, R. Lockridge, and G. Ting. “The quality of life and economic implications of daily dialysis.” Policy Analysis Brief H Series, Project HOPE Center for Health Affairs, 1(2): 1-4.

 

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1996

Lawton, M.P., Van Haitsma, K., & Klapper, J.A. Observed Affect in Nursing Home Residents. Journal of Gerontology:  Psychological Sciences,  51B(1), P3-P14.