Affiliation: Rutgers University
- The psychological consequences of weight change trajectories: evidence from quantitative and qualitative dataDeborah 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Who's to blame? Perceived responsibility for spousal death and psychological distress among older widowed personsDeborah 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...
- Is obesity stigmatizing? Body weight, perceived discrimination, and psychological well-being in the United StatesDeborah 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...
- 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...
- "I don't want to die like that ...": the impact of significant others' death quality on advance care planningDeborah 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...
- The social stratification of older adults' preparations for end-of-life health careDeborah 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...
- Racial and ethnic differences in advance care planning: identifying subgroup patterns and obstaclesDeborah Carr
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
J Aging Health 24:923-47. 2012....
- Age at first birth and fathers' subsequent health: evidence from sibling and twin modelsTetyana 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...
- 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...
- 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....
- A "good death" for whom? Quality of spouse's death and psychological distress among older widowed personsDeborah 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...
- End-of-life health care planning among young-old adults: an assessment of psychosocial influencesDeborah 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....
- 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...
- The effect of widowhood on older adults' social participation: an evaluation of activity, disengagement, and continuity theoriesRebecca L Utz
Department of Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Gerontologist 42:522-33. 2002..g., meeting attendance, religious participation, and volunteer obligations) and informal (e.g., telephone contact and social interactions with friends) social roles...
- Understanding the relationship between obesity and positive and negative affect: the role of psychosocial mechanismsDeborah Carr
Department of Sociology and Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706, United States
Body Image 4:165-77. 2007..Our findings suggest that excessive body weight is not necessarily distressing, yet the physical and interpersonal strains associated with obesity may impair one's mood. We discuss the implications for policy and practice...
- Resilience to loss and chronic grief: a prospective study from preloss to 18-months postlossGeorge A Bonanno
Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
J Pers Soc Psychol 83:1150-64. 2002..Chronic grief was associated with preloss dependency and resilience with preloss acceptance of death and belief in a just world...
- Quality and costs of community-based residential supports for people with mental retardation and challenging behaviorJanet Robertson
Institute for Health Research, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Am J Ment Retard 109:332-44. 2004..We also conducted observations in each setting. Results suggest that noncongregate residential supports may be more cost effective than congregate residential supports...