S Meeks

Summary

Affiliation: University of Louisville
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Positivity and well-being among community-residing elders and nursing home residents: what is the optimal affect balance?
    Suzanne Meeks
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, KY 40208, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 67:460-7. 2012
  2. pmc Depressed nursing home residents' activity participation and affect as a function of staff engagement
    Suzanne Meeks
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    Behav Ther 42:22-9. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal relationships between depressive symptoms and health in normal older and middle-aged adults
    S Meeks
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, Kentucky 40292, USA
    Psychol Aging 15:100-9. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Contribution of education to health and life satisfaction in older adults mediated by negative affect
    S Meeks
    University of Louisville, USA
    J Aging Health 13:92-119. 2001
  5. doi request reprint The Pleasant Events Schedule - nursing home version: a useful tool for behavioral interventions in long-term care
    Suzanne Meeks
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, United States
    Aging Ment Health 13:445-55. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint BE-ACTIV: a staff-assisted behavioral intervention for depression in nursing homes
    Suzanne Meeks
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    Gerontologist 48:105-14. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Structural differentiation of self-reported depression and anxiety in late life
    Suzanne Meeks
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, KY, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 17:627-46. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Activity participation and affect among nursing home residents: support for a behavioural model of depression
    S Meeks
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, Kentucky 40292, USA
    Aging Ment Health 11:751-60. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Mental illness in late life: socioeconomic conditions, psychiatric symptoms, and adjustment of long-term sufferers
    S Meeks
    Department of Psychology, University of Louisville, Kentucky 40292, USA
    Psychol Aging 12:296-308. 1997
  10. ncbi request reprint Educational attainment, positive psychological mediators, and resources for health and vitality in older adults
    Stanley A Murrell
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    J Aging Health 15:591-615. 2003

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. pmc Positivity and well-being among community-residing elders and nursing home residents: what is the optimal affect balance?
    Suzanne Meeks
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, KY 40208, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 67:460-7. 2012
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  2. pmc Depressed nursing home residents' activity participation and affect as a function of staff engagement
    Suzanne Meeks
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    Behav Ther 42:22-9. 2011
    ..Positive staff engagement was not related to time in activities of daily living. Results have implications for understanding mechanisms and potential targets of interventions for depression...
  3. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal relationships between depressive symptoms and health in normal older and middle-aged adults
    S Meeks
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, Kentucky 40292, USA
    Psychol Aging 15:100-9. 2000
    ..In contrast, longer term depressive symptoms had a clear impact on health. The results imply that physical illness can affect depressive states; depressive traits but not states can affect illness...
  4. ncbi request reprint Contribution of education to health and life satisfaction in older adults mediated by negative affect
    S Meeks
    University of Louisville, USA
    J Aging Health 13:92-119. 2001
    ..The authors developed a model of relationships between two enduring attributes (educational attainment and negative affect) and two indicators of successful aging (health and life satisfaction)...
  5. doi request reprint The Pleasant Events Schedule - nursing home version: a useful tool for behavioral interventions in long-term care
    Suzanne Meeks
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, United States
    Aging Ment Health 13:445-55. 2009
    ..Although depression is prevalent in nursing homes, no PES version is yet available specifically for this setting, where access to pleasant events is circumscribed. Our goal was to develop and evaluate a nursing home version of the PES...
  6. ncbi request reprint BE-ACTIV: a staff-assisted behavioral intervention for depression in nursing homes
    Suzanne Meeks
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    Gerontologist 48:105-14. 2008
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Structural differentiation of self-reported depression and anxiety in late life
    Suzanne Meeks
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, KY, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 17:627-46. 2003
    ..Instead, the broad constructs may be represented in a more complex manner among older adults, and are less easily differentiated...
  8. ncbi request reprint Activity participation and affect among nursing home residents: support for a behavioural model of depression
    S Meeks
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, Kentucky 40292, USA
    Aging Ment Health 11:751-60. 2007
    ..Our findings emphasize the importance of individually tailoring pleasant events interventions and suggest that prescriptive group activities are unlikely to prove effective as means for improving positive affect...
  9. ncbi request reprint Mental illness in late life: socioeconomic conditions, psychiatric symptoms, and adjustment of long-term sufferers
    S Meeks
    Department of Psychology, University of Louisville, Kentucky 40292, USA
    Psychol Aging 12:296-308. 1997
    ..Those with coexisting psychotic and affective syndromes were most at risk. Future analyses with this data set will need to develop complex multivariate models to predict the primary influences on functioning and short-term stability...
  10. ncbi request reprint Educational attainment, positive psychological mediators, and resources for health and vitality in older adults
    Stanley A Murrell
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    J Aging Health 15:591-615. 2003
    ..Furthermore, to examine the resources of desirable events, self-esteem, and social support as possible mediators between positive psychological states and subsequent health and vitality...
  11. ncbi request reprint Psychological, economic, and social mediators of the education-health relationship in older adults
    Stanley A Murrell
    University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    J Aging Health 14:527-50. 2002
    ..Mediators in the relationship of education to health were examined to further explicate education as a resource...
  12. doi request reprint The influence of mood on the perception of hearing-loss related quality of life in people with hearing loss and their significant others
    Jill E Preminger
    Program in Audiology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    Int J Audiol 49:263-71. 2010
    ..Future research evaluating the effectiveness of audiologic rehabilitation can use measures of mood as an outcome variable...
  13. doi request reprint Evaluation of an audiological rehabilitation program for spouses of people with hearing loss
    Jill E Preminger
    Program in Audiology, University of Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    J Am Acad Audiol 21:315-28. 2010
    ..Since the psychosocial effects of hearing loss are different in the spouse (SP) than in the person with hearing loss (PHL), it seems reasonable that rehabilitation programs designed for PHLs may need to be adapted to benefit SPs...
  14. ncbi request reprint Nursing home staff characteristics and knowledge gain from a didactic workshop on depression and behavior management
    Suzanne Meeks
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    Gerontol Geriatr Educ 25:57-66. 2004
    ..53, p &#60 .01). Results provide preliminary support for didactic training about depression, but suggest that differences in staff knowledge related to experience should be addressed in training...
  15. ncbi request reprint Bipolar disorder in the latter half of life: symptom presentation, global functioning and age of onset
    S Meeks
    Department of Psychology, University of Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    J Affect Disord 52:161-7. 1999
    ..No recent study has used a larger out-patient sample to address late-life outcomes of bipolar disorder...
  16. ncbi request reprint Social anxiety in older adults: phenomenology, prevalence, and measurement
    Erla Gretarsdottir
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    Behav Res Ther 42:459-75. 2004
    ..Results are discussed in terms of explanations for age differences in social anxiety, initial psychometrics of the SPAI in an older adult sample, and suggestions for future research...
  17. ncbi request reprint Health-related stress, affect, and depressive symptoms experienced by caregiving mothers of adults with a developmental disability
    Rachel A Pruchno
    Initiatives on Aging, Boston College, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychol Aging 19:394-401. 2004
    ..Under high-stress conditions, both negative affect and positive affect have a stronger relationship to depressive symptoms than they do under low-stress conditions...
  18. ncbi request reprint The phenomenology of non-clinical panic in older adults in comparison to younger adults
    Colin Depp
    Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 19:503-19. 2005
    ..When controlling for health, cognitive symptoms of anxiety were stronger predictors of panic in older adults than were physiological symptoms. Clinical implications for the assessment of panic in older adults are discussed...

Research Grants5

  1. BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION FOR DEPRESSION IN NURSING HOMES
    Suzanne Meeks; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The end-product of the work will be a standardized treatment protocol ready for formal multi-site intervention trials. ..
  2. BE-ACTIV: Treating Depression in Nursing Homes
    Suzanne Meeks; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. BE-ACTIV: Treating Depression in Nursing Homes
    Suzanne Meeks; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  4. BE-ACTIV: Treating Depression in Nursing Homes
    Suzanne Meeks; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....