Christine Kovach

Summary

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The Serial Trial Intervention: an innovative approach to meeting needs of individuals with dementia
    Christine R Kovach
    College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Cunningham Hall, 1921 East Hartford Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53201 0413, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 32:18-25; quiz 26-7. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Behaviors of nursing home residents with dementia: examining nurse responses
    Christine R Kovach
    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI 53201 0413, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 32:13-21. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Using saliva to measure endogenous cortisol in nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Diana Lynn Woods
    School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, 700 Tiverton Avenue, Box 956919, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6919, USA
    Res Nurs Health 31:283-94. 2008
  4. pmc Comparison of the effectiveness of two protocols for treating nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Christine R Kovach
    Self management Science Center, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
    Res Gerontol Nurs 5:251-63. 2012
  5. pmc Failure to identify behavioral symptoms of people with dementia and the need for follow-up physical assessment
    Christine R Kovach
    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
    Res Gerontol Nurs 5:89-93. 2012
  6. pmc The implementation of the serial trial intervention for pain and challenging behaviour in advanced dementia patients (STA OP!): a clustered randomized controlled trial
    Marjoleine J C Pieper
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 11:12. 2011
  7. pmc Diurnal variation of cortisol in people with dementia: relationship to cognition and illness burden
    Christine R Kovach
    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 53201, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 26:145-50. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Do personality traits predict work outcomes of certified nursing assistants?
    Christine R Kovach
    Self management Science Center, College of Nursing, Cunningham Hall, 1921 East Hartford Avenue, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201 0413, USA
    Res Gerontol Nurs 3:253-61. 2010
  9. pmc Factors associated with time to identify physical problems of nursing home residents with dementia
    Christine R Kovach
    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 25:317-23. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Using principles of diffusion of innovation to improve nursing home care
    Christine R Kovach
    College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 23:132-9. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Effect of a Pain Protocol on Discomfort in Dementia
    Christine Kovach; Fiscal Year: 2004
  2. Effect of a Pain Protocol on Discomfort in Dementia
    Christine Kovach; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. Effect of a Pain Protocol on Discomfort in Dementia
    Christine Kovach; Fiscal Year: 2009
  4. Effect of a Pain Protocol on Discomfort in Dementia
    Christine R Kovach; Fiscal Year: 2010

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Detail Information

Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint The Serial Trial Intervention: an innovative approach to meeting needs of individuals with dementia
    Christine R Kovach
    College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Cunningham Hall, 1921 East Hartford Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53201 0413, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 32:18-25; quiz 26-7. 2006
    ..A systematic approach to nursing assessment and treatment is needed to identify and treat discomfort and other unmet needs of individuals with dementia...
  2. ncbi request reprint Behaviors of nursing home residents with dementia: examining nurse responses
    Christine R Kovach
    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI 53201 0413, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 32:13-21. 2006
    ..This study suggests there is a need for more assessment and critical thinking when addressing behavior change in individuals with dementia...
  3. doi request reprint Using saliva to measure endogenous cortisol in nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Diana Lynn Woods
    School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, 700 Tiverton Avenue, Box 956919, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6919, USA
    Res Nurs Health 31:283-94. 2008
    ..A third of the participants demonstrated an increase in the evening cortisol levels, while the remaining profiles were flat, suggesting hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) dysregulation in this population...
  4. pmc Comparison of the effectiveness of two protocols for treating nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Christine R Kovach
    Self management Science Center, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
    Res Gerontol Nurs 5:251-63. 2012
    ..Nurse time was not different between the two groups. The clinical decision support rules embedded in the STI, particularly the 9-step version, helped nurses change practice and improved resident outcomes...
  5. pmc Failure to identify behavioral symptoms of people with dementia and the need for follow-up physical assessment
    Christine R Kovach
    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
    Res Gerontol Nurs 5:89-93. 2012
    ..This study found that staff nurses are under-identifying behavior changes and the need for additional physical assessment...
  6. pmc The implementation of the serial trial intervention for pain and challenging behaviour in advanced dementia patients (STA OP!): a clustered randomized controlled trial
    Marjoleine J C Pieper
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 11:12. 2011
    ..In the USA Christine Kovach developed the serial trial intervention (STI) and established that this protocol leads to less discomfort and ..
  7. pmc Diurnal variation of cortisol in people with dementia: relationship to cognition and illness burden
    Christine R Kovach
    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 53201, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 26:145-50. 2011
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  8. doi request reprint Do personality traits predict work outcomes of certified nursing assistants?
    Christine R Kovach
    Self management Science Center, College of Nursing, Cunningham Hall, 1921 East Hartford Avenue, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201 0413, USA
    Res Gerontol Nurs 3:253-61. 2010
    ..Knowledge of these links may be useful for hiring the appropriate person for direct care nursing home positions...
  9. pmc Factors associated with time to identify physical problems of nursing home residents with dementia
    Christine R Kovach
    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 25:317-23. 2010
    ..While future research is warranted, findings from this study highlight the frequency of problems requiring treatment and suggest that improved assessment of residents may decrease the time to identify new problems...
  10. doi request reprint Using principles of diffusion of innovation to improve nursing home care
    Christine R Kovach
    College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 23:132-9. 2008
    ..Results of this study support the emerging consensus that diffusion of innovation is an effective model for making changes in performance of healthcare organizations...
  11. ncbi request reprint Deconstruction of a complex tailored intervention to assess and treat discomfort of people with advanced dementia
    Christine R Kovach
    College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    J Adv Nurs 55:678-88. 2006
    ..This paper describes the use of components of the Serial Trial Intervention (STI), which is designed to address problems of physical and affective discomfort in people with late-stage dementia...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effects of the Serial Trial Intervention on discomfort and behavior of nursing home residents with dementia
    Christine R Kovach
    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI 53201 0413, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 21:147-55. 2006
    ..Results suggest that the STI is effective and that effective treatment of discomfort is possible for people with late-stage dementia...
  13. ncbi request reprint Use of the assessment of discomfort in dementia protocol
    C R Kovach
    School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201 0413, USA
    Appl Nurs Res 14:193-200. 2001
    ..Research with a control group, random assignment, and objective measures of discomfort level is planned...
  14. ncbi request reprint The assessment of discomfort in dementia protocol
    Christine R Kovach
    School of Nursing, Health Restoration Department, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201 0413, USA
    Pain Manag Nurs 3:16-27. 2002
    ..The dualistic perspective, in which physical and affective needs are considered in tandem, is an essential and innovative feature of the ADD Protocol...
  15. ncbi request reprint Doctor's Orders: rethinking language and intent
    Christine R Kovach
    College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 53201 0413, USA
    J Nurs Adm 33:563-4. 2003
  16. ncbi request reprint A model of consequences of need-driven, dementia-compromised behavior
    Christine R Kovach
    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201 0413, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 37:134-40; discussion 140. 2005
    ..To extend the original need-driven, dementia-compromised behavior (NDB) model by explaining the consequences of behavioral symptoms for the person with dementia...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effect of the BACE intervention on agitation of people with dementia
    Christine R Kovach
    Cunningham Hall, 1921 East Hartford Avenue, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201 0413, USA
    Gerontologist 44:797-806. 2004
    ..This study tests the effectiveness of the theoretically driven BACE (i.e., Balancing Arousal Controls Excesses) intervention in decreasing agitation in residents of long-term care with moderate or severe dementia...
  18. ncbi request reprint Let's not call it custodial care
    Christine R Kovach
    J Gerontol Nurs 32:5-6. 2006
  19. ncbi request reprint Nurses' experience with the clinical application of a research-based nursing protocol in a long-term care setting
    Michelle R Simpson
    College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201 0413, USA
    J Clin Nurs 16:1021-8. 2007
    ..To describe nurses' experience with the clinical application of a research-based nursing protocol (The Serial Trial Intervention) within a long-term care setting...
  20. ncbi request reprint Differences in dementia services and settings across place types and regions
    Gerald D Weisman
    School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 19:291-8. 2004
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Dying in nursing homes
    Christine R Kovach
    J Gerontol Nurs 33:3-4. 2007
  22. ncbi request reprint Pacing of activity as a predictor of agitation for persons with dementia in acute care
    Christine R Kovach
    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 53201 0413, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 28:28-35. 2002
  23. ncbi request reprint Thriving in an academic environment
    Christine R Kovach
    Res Nurs Health 27:73-4. 2004
  24. ncbi request reprint Positive gain: rethinking the outcomes of dependency
    Amy L Silva-Smith
    University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Beth El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Colorado Spring 80933 7150, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 32:36-41. 2006
    ..An understanding of potential gains attained through dependency can add another dimension to assessment of a patient's progress and capability for present and future self-care...

Research Grants7

  1. Effect of a Pain Protocol on Discomfort in Dementia
    Christine Kovach; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Physical activity, functional status, and use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions will be described. ..
  2. Effect of a Pain Protocol on Discomfort in Dementia
    Christine Kovach; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Inferential analyses planned include: mixed models for repeated measures, analysis of variance, Chi square and regression models for testing dose response. ..
  3. Effect of a Pain Protocol on Discomfort in Dementia
    Christine Kovach; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Inferential analyses planned include: mixed models for repeated measures, analysis of variance, Chi square and regression models for testing dose response. ..
  4. Effect of a Pain Protocol on Discomfort in Dementia
    Christine R Kovach; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Inferential analyses planned include: mixed models for repeated measures, analysis of variance, Chi square and regression models for testing dose response. ..