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Community Connections and Sense of Community among Older Adults
(Virginia Tech, 2003)
The goal of this exploratory study is to identify what factors predict sense of community in older adult community members.
Health, Spirituality and Environmental Concern: Older Women's Perspectives on the Natural Environment
(Center for Gerontology and Dept. of Human Development, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2007-11)
Three Voices are Better than One: Family Members’ Assessment of Cognitive Deficits in Late Life
(Virginia Tech, 2010)
This presentation compares subjective perceptions of memory loss among older adults diagnosed with MCI and two family members.
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Reader Reactions to Online News Stories about IPV in Late Life
(Virginia Tech, 2011)
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a hidden public health problem that touches nearly one third of all women aged 50+ each year (Bonomi et al., 2007; Mouton, 2003). Incidents of IPV include physical, sexual, and ...
Home and Community-Based Service Use by Vulnerable Older Adults
(Virginia Tech, 2014-11-07)
The purpose of this study was to identify distinct profiles of service users and determine whether certain service user profiles have greater potential to meet older adults’ care needs.
Well-being and Coping Strategies of Elders Without Informal Support
(Virginia Tech, 2001-08-25)
Telephone interview data from a representative sample of 2,034 rural elders showed that 26.3% had limitations in abilities to perform daily activities (cooking, walking, cleaning, driving, etc.). Of these, many received ...
Personal and Social Resources and Well Being among Informal Care Recipients
(Virginia Tech, 2004-07-31)
Moving beyond a focus on primary caregivers only, we examined the effects on older adults’ psychological well-being of having multiple family or friend helpers and of other elements of social support when receiving informal ...
Elderly & Disabled Waiver Services: What Do We Know About Providers?
(Virginia Tech, 2003)
Little is known about home and community based services (HCBS) and even less about the quality of those services. As part of a “Real Choice Systems Change” grant received by the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance ...
A Life Course View of Older Women’s Health Behaviors
(Virginia Tech, 2010-11-16)
The purpose of this qualitative inquiry was to explore the current health care practices of older women from a life course perspective. We conducted face-to-face interviews with 11 women, ranging in age from 65 to 94 years ...
Family Perceptions of Mild Cognitive Impairment
(Center for Gerontology, Virginia Tech, 2007-11)