Donna Marie Fick

Summary

Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Recognizing delirium superimposed on dementia: assessing nurses' knowledge using case vignettes
    Donna M Fick
    School of Nursing, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802 6508, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 33:40-7; quiz 48-9. 2007
  2. pmc Study protocol for the recreational stimulation for elders as a vehicle to resolve delirium superimposed on dementia (Reserve For DSD) trial
    Ann M Kolanowski
    School of Nursing, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
    Trials 12:119. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of central nervous system medications in community-dwelling older adults with dementia over a three-year period
    D Fick
    The Pennsylvania State University School of Nursing, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Aging Ment Health 11:588-95. 2007
  4. pmc Delirium in early-stage alzheimer's disease: enhancing cognitive reserve as a possible preventive measure
    Donna M Fick
    School of Nursing, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 35:30-8. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Delirium superimposed on dementia in a community-dwelling managed care population: a 3-year retrospective study of occurrence, costs, and utilization
    Donna M Fick
    Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, Center for Healthcare Improvement, and Office of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Augusta, GA, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:748-53. 2005
  6. pmc Computerized decision support for delirium superimposed on dementia in older adults
    Donna M Fick
    Pennsyvania State University School of Nursing, University Park, PA, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 37:39-47. 2011
  7. pmc A preliminary study of anticholinergic burden and relationship to a quality of life indicator, engagement in activities, in nursing home residents with dementia
    Ann Kolanowski
    School of Nursing, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 10:252-7. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint A randomized study to decrease the use of potentially inappropriate medications among community-dwelling older adults in a southeastern managed care organization
    Donna M Fick
    Department of Medicine and Center for Healthcare Improvement, Medical College of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:761-8. 2004
  9. doi request reprint An intervention for delirium superimposed on dementia based on cognitive reserve theory
    Ann M Kolanowski
    School of Nursing, Pennsylvania State University, 106 Health and Human Development East, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:232-42. 2010
  10. pmc Reframing person-centered nursing care for persons with dementia
    Janice Penrod
    The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Res Theory Nurs Pract 21:57-72. 2007

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. pmc Recognizing delirium superimposed on dementia: assessing nurses' knowledge using case vignettes
    Donna M Fick
    School of Nursing, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802 6508, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 33:40-7; quiz 48-9. 2007
    ..Interventions and educational programs designed to increase nursing awareness of DSD symptoms could help to decrease this gap in nursing knowledge...
  2. pmc Study protocol for the recreational stimulation for elders as a vehicle to resolve delirium superimposed on dementia (Reserve For DSD) trial
    Ann M Kolanowski
    School of Nursing, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
    Trials 12:119. 2011
    ..Our primary aim in this trial is to test the efficacy of Recreational Stimulation for Elders as a Vehicle to resolve DSD (RESERVE- DSD)...
  3. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of central nervous system medications in community-dwelling older adults with dementia over a three-year period
    D Fick
    The Pennsylvania State University School of Nursing, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Aging Ment Health 11:588-95. 2007
    ..This study illustrates the need to further examine inappropriate CNS-active medication use in PWD and to test non-pharmacologic therapies for the clinical problems that initiate their use in PWD...
  4. pmc Delirium in early-stage alzheimer's disease: enhancing cognitive reserve as a possible preventive measure
    Donna M Fick
    School of Nursing, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 35:30-8. 2009
    ..An agenda for future research on interventions to prevent delirium in individuals with early-stage AD is also presented...
  5. ncbi request reprint Delirium superimposed on dementia in a community-dwelling managed care population: a 3-year retrospective study of occurrence, costs, and utilization
    Donna M Fick
    Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, Center for Healthcare Improvement, and Office of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Augusta, GA, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:748-53. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the 3-year occurrence, healthcare utilization, and costs associated with delirium superimposed on dementia in community-dwelling persons...
  6. pmc Computerized decision support for delirium superimposed on dementia in older adults
    Donna M Fick
    Pennsyvania State University School of Nursing, University Park, PA, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 37:39-47. 2011
    ..Success of this effort may encourage similar use of information technology in other settings...
  7. pmc A preliminary study of anticholinergic burden and relationship to a quality of life indicator, engagement in activities, in nursing home residents with dementia
    Ann Kolanowski
    School of Nursing, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 10:252-7. 2009
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint A randomized study to decrease the use of potentially inappropriate medications among community-dwelling older adults in a southeastern managed care organization
    Donna M Fick
    Department of Medicine and Center for Healthcare Improvement, Medical College of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:761-8. 2004
    ....
  9. doi request reprint An intervention for delirium superimposed on dementia based on cognitive reserve theory
    Ann M Kolanowski
    School of Nursing, Pennsylvania State University, 106 Health and Human Development East, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:232-42. 2010
    ....
  10. pmc Reframing person-centered nursing care for persons with dementia
    Janice Penrod
    The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Res Theory Nurs Pract 21:57-72. 2007
    ..Clinical application of the NDB promotes a new level of praxis, or thoughtful action, in the care of persons with dementia...
  11. ncbi request reprint Are nurses recognizing delirium? A systematic review
    Melinda R Steis
    School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 34:40-8. 2008
    ..Recommendations for practice are suggested at several levels, including education, guidelines, communication, health care system, and use of informatics...
  12. doi request reprint Creating cross-disciplinary research alliances to advance nursing science
    Susan J Loeb
    College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 40:195-201. 2008
    ..To demonstrate the utility of a developmental approach to building and sustaining cross-disciplinary research alliances...
  13. ncbi request reprint How to try this: Delirium superimposed on dementia
    Donna Marie Fick
    School of Nursing, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
    Am J Nurs 108:52-60; quiz 61. 2008
    ..This article presents an algorithm meant to guide nurses in the assessment and treatment of delirium superimposed on dementia. For a free online video demonstrating the use of this algorithm, go to http://links.lww.com/A211 [corrected]...
  14. pmc Health outcomes associated with potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults
    Donna M Fick
    School of Nursing, 307C Health and Human Development East, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Res Nurs Health 31:42-51. 2008
    ..7% in the non-PIM group (p < .001). In conclusion, preventing PIM use may be important for decreasing medication-related problems, which are increasingly being recognized as requiring an integrated interdisciplinary approach...
  15. doi request reprint Physical activity, stress, disease activity, and quality of life in adults with Crohn disease
    Sean C Crumbock
    Cardio Thoracic Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Gastroenterol Nurs 32:188-95. 2009
    ..Suggestions for important research design considerations are presented, along with future research needs...
  16. ncbi request reprint Delirium superimposed on dementia: a systematic review
    Donna M Fick
    Department of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia 30912, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1723-32. 2002
    ..This paper highlights the dearth of research on delirium superimposed on dementia and stresses the importance of early recognition and prevention of delirium in persons with dementia...
  17. doi request reprint Promoting cognitive health and vitality: a review of clinical implications
    Andrea M Yevchak
    Village at Penn State, State College, PA, USA
    Geriatr Nurs 29:302-10. 2008
    ..Current research findings on the promotion of cognitive health and vitality are explored, and research-based implications for geriatric nursing practice are discussed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic use in children who have asthma: results of retrospective database analysis
    Leila E Stallworth
    Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th St, Augusta, GA 30912, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 11:657-62. 2005
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  19. doi request reprint Medication use after bariatric surgery in a managed care cohort
    Denise M Hodo
    Center for Health Care Improvement, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia, Georgia s Health Sciences University, Augusta, Georgia, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:601-7. 2008
    ..The primary aim of this study was to describe the medication use and costs within a managed care cohort after bariatric surgery. A secondary aim was to describe the use rates for other health services after bariatric surgery...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cognitive assessment and differentiating the 3 Ds (dementia, depression, delirium)
    Koen Milisen
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35 4, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Nurs Clin North Am 41:1-22, v. 2006
    ..Further, an overview of epidemiological screening and diagnostic dilemmas of dementia, depression, and deliriumare provided...
  21. ncbi request reprint Comparison of 2 systems for clinical practice profiling in diabetic care: medical records versus claims and administrative data
    J Ross Maclean
    Department of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta 30912, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:175-9. 2002
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Updating the Beers criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults: results of a US consensus panel of experts
    Donna M Fick
    Department of Medicine, Center for Health Care Improvement, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta 30912, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:2716-24. 2003
    ..The purpose of this initiative was to revise and update the Beers criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in adults 65 years and older in the United States...

Research Grants2

  1. DELIRIUM IN PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA
    Donna Fick; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Ultimately, the results from this and subsequent studies should improve the lives of persons with dementia and their caregivers by decreasing delirium-related complications and hospitalizations. ..
  2. Early Nurse Detection of Delirium Superimposed on Dementia (END DSD)
    Donna Marie Fick; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Ultimately, findings will direct ways to improve acute care of this vulnerable population. ..