Sharon Ostwald

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Promotora diabetes intervention for Mexican Americans
    Josefina Lujan
    University of Texas at El Paso, 1101 North Campbell, El Paso, TX 79902, USA
    Diabetes Educ 33:660-70. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Texas certified volunteer Long-Term Care Ombudsmen: perspectives of role and effectiveness
    Sharon K Ostwald
    Center on Aging, The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 4:323-8. 2003
  3. pmc Medications, comorbidities, and medical complications in stroke survivors: the CAReS study
    Sharon K Ostwald
    Center on Aging, University of Texas School of Nursing, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 31:10-4. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Who Is caring for the caregiver? Promoting spousal caregiver's health
    Sharon K Ostwald
    Gerontological Nursing Center on Aging, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Fam Community Health 32:S5-14. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Predictors of functional independence and stress level of stroke survivors at discharge from inpatient rehabilitation
    Sharon K Ostwald
    Gerontological Nursing, Center on Aging, University of Texas School of Nursing, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 23:371-7. 2008
  6. pmc Evidence-based educational guidelines for stroke survivors after discharge home
    Sharon K Ostwald
    Center on Aging, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    J Neurosci Nurs 40:173-9, 191. 2008
  7. pmc Stress experienced by stroke survivors and spousal caregivers during the first year after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation
    Sharon K Ostwald
    Center on Aging, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Top Stroke Rehabil 16:93-104. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Texas-Mexico border intervention by promotores for patients with type 2 diabetes
    Constance S Sixta
    School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Diabetes Educ 34:299-309. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Spiritual practices in self-management of diabetes in African Americans
    Rebecca L Polzer Casarez
    School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Holist Nurs Pract 24:227-37. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Younger residents in nursing homes
    Diane I Persson
    Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, School of Nursing, Center on Aging, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 35:22-31; quiz 32-3. 2009

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint Promotora diabetes intervention for Mexican Americans
    Josefina Lujan
    University of Texas at El Paso, 1101 North Campbell, El Paso, TX 79902, USA
    Diabetes Educ 33:660-70. 2007
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Texas certified volunteer Long-Term Care Ombudsmen: perspectives of role and effectiveness
    Sharon K Ostwald
    Center on Aging, The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 4:323-8. 2003
    ..Regional ombudsman staff in charge of a group of CVOs administers each local program. The volunteer ombudsman role is threefold: advocate, mediator, and friendly visitor...
  3. pmc Medications, comorbidities, and medical complications in stroke survivors: the CAReS study
    Sharon K Ostwald
    Center on Aging, University of Texas School of Nursing, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 31:10-4. 2006
    ..Rehabilitation nurses bear the major responsibility for teaching stroke survivors and their caregivers about their discharge medications...
  4. doi request reprint Who Is caring for the caregiver? Promoting spousal caregiver's health
    Sharon K Ostwald
    Gerontological Nursing Center on Aging, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Fam Community Health 32:S5-14. 2009
    ..More research is needed to study health-promoting behaviors in the context of the social and physical environments in which spousal caregivers live and work...
  5. doi request reprint Predictors of functional independence and stress level of stroke survivors at discharge from inpatient rehabilitation
    Sharon K Ostwald
    Gerontological Nursing, Center on Aging, University of Texas School of Nursing, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 23:371-7. 2008
    ..This study identifies predictors of functional independence and perceived stress for stroke survivors discharged home from inpatient rehabilitation with a spousal caregiver...
  6. pmc Evidence-based educational guidelines for stroke survivors after discharge home
    Sharon K Ostwald
    Center on Aging, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    J Neurosci Nurs 40:173-9, 191. 2008
    ..Two case studies illustrate use of the guidelines with stroke survivors and their families...
  7. pmc Stress experienced by stroke survivors and spousal caregivers during the first year after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation
    Sharon K Ostwald
    Center on Aging, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Top Stroke Rehabil 16:93-104. 2009
    ..This study describes levels of stress in stroke survivors and spousal caregivers and identifies predictors of stress in couples during their first year at home...
  8. doi request reprint Texas-Mexico border intervention by promotores for patients with type 2 diabetes
    Constance S Sixta
    School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Diabetes Educ 34:299-309. 2008
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Spiritual practices in self-management of diabetes in African Americans
    Rebecca L Polzer Casarez
    School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Holist Nurs Pract 24:227-37. 2010
    ..Spiritual practices may influence diabetes self-management in African Americans and be a resource in care...
  10. doi request reprint Younger residents in nursing homes
    Diane I Persson
    Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, School of Nursing, Center on Aging, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 35:22-31; quiz 32-3. 2009
    ..Staff believed nursing facilities were not designed for younger residents, resulting in unmet psychosocial and recreational needs...
  11. doi request reprint Systematic review of current executive function measures in adults with and without cognitive impairments
    Sabrina Pickens
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston s School of Nursing and Medicine, CREST office, Houston, Texas 77004, USA
    Int J Evid Based Healthc 8:110-25. 2010
    ..Several measures are available to screen for executive function; however, no gold standard exists. The difficulty in assessing executive function is the existence of its many subsets...
  12. pmc Predictors of life satisfaction in stroke survivors and spousal caregivers after inpatient rehabilitation
    Sharon K Ostwald
    University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 34:160-7, 174; discussion 174. 2009
    ..The relationship between the couple (mutuality) was the only variable that was a significant predictor of life satisfaction for both stroke survivors and their spouses...
  13. pmc Predictors of resuming therapy within four weeks after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation
    Sharon K Ostwald
    Center on Aging, University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Top Stroke Rehabil 16:80-91. 2009
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Exploring mental health service needs for the elderly: results of a modified Delphi study
    Jeffrey I Toward
    Center on Aging, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 77030, USA
    Community Ment Health J 38:141-9. 2002
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Strategies for implementing a promotores-led diabetes self-management program into a clinic structure
    Constance S Sixta
    School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Diabetes Educ 34:285-98. 2008
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe a process for integrating promotores who teach diabetes self-management into a community clinic structure...
  16. ncbi request reprint Reducing anxiety in Alzheimer's disease family caregivers: the effectiveness of a nine-week cognitive-behavioral intervention
    Rhonda L Akkerman
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Center on Aging, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 19:117-23. 2004
    ..Additional study is recommended with diverse anxious family caregiving groups to further investigate the effectiveness of brief CBT group interventions...
  17. ncbi request reprint Training family caregivers of patients with dementia. A structured workshop approach
    Sharon K Ostwald
    Center on Aging, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin St, Suite 720, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 29:37-44; quiz 55-6. 2003
    ..This 14-hour curriculum with specific weekly objectives and activities detailed in this article was successful in reducing burden among caregivers of patients with dementia...
  18. ncbi request reprint The stress of dementia: view from the inside
    Sharon K Ostwald
    Center on Aging, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 17:303-12. 2002
    ..The individuals' choice of themes as well as their verbal and nonverbal expressions suggested that they were experiencing a significant amount of stress, especially related to their relationships with family and friends...
  19. ncbi request reprint Improving foot self-care behaviors with Pies Sanos
    Wanda J Borges
    New Mexico State University, USA
    West J Nurs Res 30:325-41; discussion 342-9. 2008
    ..Baseline diabetes self-efficacy was significantly and positively correlated with both baseline (r = .335, p < .001) and follow-up ( r = .174, p < .05) foot self-care behaviors...

Research Grants5

  1. Intervention for Stroke Survivors and Spousal Caregivers
    Sharon Ostwald; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Depending on the nature of the change function, individual parameter estimates of the intercept, slope, and if necessary, curvature will be compared across groups. ..