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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 ...
Neighborhood Walkability Assessment for Seniors: Using Geographic Information Systems
(Virginia Tech, 2014-11-05)
Purpose: To examine walkability for seniors living in a low-income neighborhood (Ward 8). The neighborhood walkability in the DC area was assessed via geographic information systems (GIS) using ArcGIS 10.1 data using the ...
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 ...
A Validation of the Life Satisfaction Scale in a Population of ADS Participants
(Virginia Tech, 2014-11-06)
The objective of this research is to establish psychometric indicators for the LSS in a population of frail ADS participants.
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 ...
VA Tech services for students with disabilities and research collaboration
Robyn Hudson, Assistant Director at the Virginia Tech office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) describes issues for Virginia Tech students with autism spectrum disorders, and available services for those ...
Emotional and Social Functioning in ASD
The slides describe potential areas of research related to Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), especially those areas involving emotional and social functioning. A clinical program for stress and anger management (STAMP) is ...
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 ...
Adult Day Services Participation and Client Depressive Symptoms: A Longitudinal Analysis
(Virginia Tech, 2013-04-04)
Our study explores whether adult day service (ADS) use is associated with the reduction of Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) scores of older adults who participated in ADS for at least six months.