Deborah Carr

Summary

Affiliation: Rutgers University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Do afterlife beliefs affect psychological adjustment to late-life spousal loss?
    Deborah Carr
    Correspondence should be addressed to Deborah Carr, Department of Sociology and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, 112 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 E mail
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 69:103-12. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Do special occasions trigger psychological distress among older bereaved spouses? An empirical assessment of clinical wisdom
    Deborah Carr
    Correspondence should be addressed to Deborah Carr, Department of Sociology and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, 112 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 E mail
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 69:113-22. 2014
  3. pmc End-of-life planning in a family context: does relationship quality affect whether (and with whom) older adults plan?
    Deborah Carr
    Department of Sociology, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:586-92. 2013
  4. pmc "I don't want to die like that ...": the impact of significant others' death quality on advance care planning
    Deborah Carr
    Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, 116 Paterson St New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Gerontologist 52:770-81. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint End-of-life health care planning among young-old adults: an assessment of psychosocial influences
    Deborah Carr
    Department of Sociology and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S135-41. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Racial and ethnic differences in advance care planning: identifying subgroup patterns and obstacles
    Deborah Carr
    Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Aging Health 24:923-47. 2012
  7. pmc Perceived interpersonal mistreatment among obese Americans: do race, class, and gender matter?
    Deborah Carr
    Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:S60-8. 2008
  8. doi request reprint The social stratification of older adults' preparations for end-of-life health care
    Deborah Carr
    Rutgers University, Department of Sociology and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 53:297-312. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in end-of-life planning: why don't Blacks and Latinos prepare for the inevitable?
    Deborah Carr
    Department of Sociology, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
    Omega (Westport) 63:1-20. 2011
  10. pmc Age at first birth and fathers' subsequent health: evidence from sibling and twin models
    Tetyana Pudrovska
    Department of Sociology, Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin Madison, 53703, USA
    Am J Mens Health 3:104-15. 2009

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. doi request reprint Do afterlife beliefs affect psychological adjustment to late-life spousal loss?
    Deborah Carr
    Correspondence should be addressed to Deborah Carr, Department of Sociology and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, 112 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 E mail
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 69:103-12. 2014
    ..We explore whether beliefs about the existence and nature of an afterlife affect 5 psychological symptoms (anxiety, anger, depression, intrusive thoughts, and yearning) among recently bereaved older spouses...
  2. doi request reprint Do special occasions trigger psychological distress among older bereaved spouses? An empirical assessment of clinical wisdom
    Deborah Carr
    Correspondence should be addressed to Deborah Carr, Department of Sociology and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, 112 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 E mail
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 69:113-22. 2014
    ..This study examined the effects of such occasions on grief, anxiety, and depressive symptoms in a community sample of older widowed persons...
  3. pmc End-of-life planning in a family context: does relationship quality affect whether (and with whom) older adults plan?
    Deborah Carr
    Department of Sociology, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:586-92. 2013
    ..e., living will and durable power of attorney for health care [DPAHC] appointments) and end-of-life discussions...
  4. pmc "I don't want to die like that ...": the impact of significant others' death quality on advance care planning
    Deborah Carr
    Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, 116 Paterson St New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Gerontologist 52:770-81. 2012
    ..I also identify specific aspects of others' deaths that respondents say triggered their own planning...
  5. ncbi request reprint End-of-life health care planning among young-old adults: an assessment of psychosocial influences
    Deborah Carr
    Department of Sociology and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S135-41. 2007
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Racial and ethnic differences in advance care planning: identifying subgroup patterns and obstacles
    Deborah Carr
    Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Aging Health 24:923-47. 2012
    ....
  7. pmc Perceived interpersonal mistreatment among obese Americans: do race, class, and gender matter?
    Deborah Carr
    Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:S60-8. 2008
    ..We examine the extent to which body weight affects three types of perceived interpersonal mistreatment, and evaluate whether these patterns vary by race, social class, and gender in a large sample of American men and women...
  8. doi request reprint The social stratification of older adults' preparations for end-of-life health care
    Deborah Carr
    Rutgers University, Department of Sociology and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 53:297-312. 2012
    ..The results suggest that economically advantaged persons engage in end-of-life planning as a two-pronged strategy entailing financial and health-related preparations. Implications for health policy, practice, and theory are discussed...
  9. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in end-of-life planning: why don't Blacks and Latinos prepare for the inevitable?
    Deborah Carr
    Department of Sociology, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
    Omega (Westport) 63:1-20. 2011
    ..Ethnic disparities are starkest for living will and DPAHC use, and less pronounced for discussions. Implications for policy and practice are discussed...
  10. pmc Age at first birth and fathers' subsequent health: evidence from sibling and twin models
    Tetyana Pudrovska
    Department of Sociology, Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin Madison, 53703, USA
    Am J Mens Health 3:104-15. 2009
    ..Whereas most research linking birth timing to specific diseases focuses narrowly on biological mechanisms among mothers, this study demonstrates the importance of reproductive decisions for men's health and well-being...
  11. pmc The psychological consequences of weight change trajectories: evidence from quantitative and qualitative data
    Deborah Carr
    Department of Sociology and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, United States
    Econ Hum Biol 10:419-30. 2012
    ..We discuss implications for stigma theory, and the ways that stigma exits and entries affect psychological well-being...
  12. ncbi request reprint Do personality traits moderate the effect of late-life spousal loss on psychological distress?
    Manacy Pai
    Department of Sociology, Kent State University, 313 Merrill Hall, P O Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 51:183-99. 2010
    ..Extraverts may be particularly good at marshalling social support during prolonged periods of spousal illness. We discuss the ways that extraversion and conscientiousness may buffer against bereavement-related stressors...
  13. ncbi request reprint Health care proxies: whom do young old adults choose and why?
    Deborah Carr
    Rutgers University, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 48:180-94. 2007
    ..Unmarried, childless persons show considerable heterogeneity in their choices. We discuss implications of these findings for health care policy and practice...
  14. ncbi request reprint Strains of singlehood in later life: do race and gender matter?
    Tetyana Pudrovska
    Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 8128 Social Science Building, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706 1393, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:S315-22. 2006
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Who's to blame? Perceived responsibility for spousal death and psychological distress among older widowed persons
    Deborah Carr
    Rutgers University, Department of Sociology, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 50:359-75. 2009
    ..The findings suggest that older adults adhere to a "secular morality"; deceased spouses who previously maintained unhealthy lifestyles are viewed as partly responsible for their own deaths...
  16. ncbi request reprint A "good death" for whom? Quality of spouse's death and psychological distress among older widowed persons
    Deborah Carr
    Department of Sociology and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, 30 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 44:215-32. 2003
    ..The perception of physician negligence is associated with elevated anger. These findings suggest that improved end-of-life care and pain management will benefit both the dying and their bereaved spouses...
  17. ncbi request reprint Is obesity stigmatizing? Body weight, perceived discrimination, and psychological well-being in the United States
    Deborah Carr
    Department of Sociology, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, 30 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 46:244-59. 2005
    ..Our findings offer further support for the pervasive stigma of obesity and the negative implications of stigmatized identities for life chances...
  18. doi request reprint Dating after late-life spousal loss: Does it compromise relationships with adult children?
    Deborah Carr
    Department of Sociology and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, 112 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, United States Electronic address
    J Aging Stud 27:487-98. 2013
    ..Overall, dating threatens parent-child relationships in specific cases, yet it may also strengthen widow(er) s' parent-child bonds. We discuss the implications for the well-being of older widow(er)s and adult children...