Sheryl I Zimmerman

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Changing the culture of mouth care: mouth care without a battle
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Address correspondence to Sheryl Zimmerman, School of Social Work and the Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Campus Box 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590 E mail
    Gerontologist 54:S25-34. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Transforming nursing home culture: evidence for practice and policy
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Address correspondence to Sheryl Zimmerman, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research and the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Campus Box 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590 E mail
    Gerontologist 54:S1-5. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Systematic review: Effective characteristics of nursing homes and other residential long-term care settings for people with dementia
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:1399-409. 2013
  4. pmc Comparing families and staff in nursing homes and assisted living: implications for social work practice
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    School of Social Work and Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Gerontol Soc Work 56:535-53. 2013
  5. pmc Self-reported adherence with the use of a device in a clinical trial as validated by electronic monitors: the VIBES study
    Brianne A Jeffrey
    Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research, Musculoskeletal Research Center, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:171. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Psychosocial care in nursing homes in the era of the MDS 3.0: perspectives of the experts
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    School of Social Work, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Gerontol Soc Work 55:444-61. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Staff perceptions of end-of-life care in long-term care
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The School of Social Work, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599 3386, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 4:23-6. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint How good is assisted living? Findings and implications from an outcomes study
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Airport Rd, Campus Box 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:S195-204. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Nursing home characteristics related to medicare costs for residents with and without dementia
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Program on Aging, Disability and Long Term Care, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research and the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 23:57-65. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Attitudes, stress, and satisfaction of staff who care for residents with dementia
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Program on Aging, Disability and Long Term Care, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC27599 7590, USA
    Gerontologist 45:96-105. 2005

Detail Information

Publications64

  1. doi request reprint Changing the culture of mouth care: mouth care without a battle
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Address correspondence to Sheryl Zimmerman, School of Social Work and the Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Campus Box 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590 E mail
    Gerontologist 54:S25-34. 2014
    ..This paper describes a new culture change practice, Mouth Care Without a Battle. The focus on mouth care is predicated on the important association between person-centered support for oral hygiene and quality of life...
  2. doi request reprint Transforming nursing home culture: evidence for practice and policy
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Address correspondence to Sheryl Zimmerman, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research and the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Campus Box 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590 E mail
    Gerontologist 54:S1-5. 2014
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Systematic review: Effective characteristics of nursing homes and other residential long-term care settings for people with dementia
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:1399-409. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Comparing families and staff in nursing homes and assisted living: implications for social work practice
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    School of Social Work and Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Gerontol Soc Work 56:535-53. 2013
    ..Although conflict rarely occurred, there was room for improvement in family-staff relations; this area, and preparing family for their caregiving roles, are appropriate targets for social work intervention. ..
  5. pmc Self-reported adherence with the use of a device in a clinical trial as validated by electronic monitors: the VIBES study
    Brianne A Jeffrey
    Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research, Musculoskeletal Research Center, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:171. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether real time self-reported adherence is an accurate measurement of device usage during a clinical trial by comparing it to electronic recording...
  6. doi request reprint Psychosocial care in nursing homes in the era of the MDS 3.0: perspectives of the experts
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    School of Social Work, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Gerontol Soc Work 55:444-61. 2012
    ..0 screening. Results relate to seven areas of psychosocial care and address cross-cutting recommendations to improve psychosocial care...
  7. ncbi request reprint Staff perceptions of end-of-life care in long-term care
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The School of Social Work, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599 3386, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 4:23-6. 2003
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint How good is assisted living? Findings and implications from an outcomes study
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Airport Rd, Campus Box 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:S195-204. 2005
    ..The objective of this work was to determine 1-year medical outcomes, nursing home transfer, and functional change of assisted living (AL) residents and their relationship to care...
  9. doi request reprint Nursing home characteristics related to medicare costs for residents with and without dementia
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Program on Aging, Disability and Long Term Care, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research and the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 23:57-65. 2008
    ..To evaluate the relationship of nursing home characteristics to Medicare costs overall and by dementia status...
  10. ncbi request reprint Attitudes, stress, and satisfaction of staff who care for residents with dementia
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Program on Aging, Disability and Long Term Care, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC27599 7590, USA
    Gerontologist 45:96-105. 2005
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Dementia care and quality of life in assisted living and nursing homes
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research and the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Gerontologist 45:133-46. 2005
    ..This study relates elements of dementia care in residential care/assisted living (RC/AL) facilities and nursing homes to resident quality of life and considers the guidance this information provides for practice and policy...
  12. pmc Adherence to hip protectors and implications for U.S. long-term care settings
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Program on Aging, Disability and Long Term Care, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27590 7599, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:106-15. 2010
    ..Determine nursing home characteristics related to adherence to use of a hip protector (HP) to prevent fracture; also describe adherence and related resident characteristics...
  13. ncbi request reprint The Lower Extremity Gain Scale: a performance-based measure to assess recovery after hip fracture
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Program on Aging, Disability and Long Term Care, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:430-6. 2006
    ..To develop and determine the reliability and validity of a sensitive observational measure to assess recovery in clinically meaningful areas of function after hip fracture...
  14. ncbi request reprint Nursing home facility risk factors for infection and hospitalization: importance of registered nurse turnover, administration, and social factors
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 27599, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1987-95. 2002
    ..Determine the relationship between a broad array of structure and process elements of nursing home care and (a) resident infection and (b) hospitalization for infection...
  15. ncbi request reprint Assisted living and nursing homes: apples and oranges?
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Program on Aging, Disability, and Long Term Care, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Airport Road, Campus Box 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Gerontologist 43:107-17. 2003
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  16. doi request reprint Medication administration errors in assisted living: scope, characteristics, and the importance of staff training
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Program on Aging, Disability, and Long Term Care, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, School of Social Work, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1060-8. 2011
    ..To compare rates of medication errors committed by assisted living staff with different training and to examine characteristics of errors...
  17. ncbi request reprint Residential care/assisted living staff may detect undiagnosed dementia using the minimum data set cognition scale
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7590, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1349-55. 2007
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Definition and classification of assisted living
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    University of North Carolina, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 725 Martin Luther King, Jr Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Gerontologist 47:33-9. 2007
    ..The purpose of this article is to discuss the benefits and limitations of, and considerations in, developing a typology of assisted living (AL)...
  19. pmc Preferences versus practice: life-sustaining treatments in last months of life in long-term care
    Holly Biola
    Geriatrics Division, Department of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:42-51. 2010
    ....
  20. pmc Post-traumatic stress outcomes in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors
    SOPHIA K SMITH
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:934-41. 2008
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Pain, dyspnea, and the quality of dying in long-term care
    Anthony J Caprio
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7550, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:683-8. 2008
    ..To evaluate the relationship between pain, dyspnea, and family perceptions of the quality of dying in long-term care...
  22. pmc Physical performance characteristics of assisted living residents and risk for adverse health outcomes
    Carol A Giuliani
    Center for Human Movement Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7135, Bondurant Hall 3030, 301 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7135, USA
    Gerontologist 48:203-12. 2008
    ....
  23. pmc Emotional and physical health of informal caregivers of residents at the end of life: the role of social support
    Sharon Wallace Williams
    Department of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Bondurant Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:S171-83. 2008
    ..We also examined potential mediating effects of social support (informal, staff, and spiritual)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Brief communication: physician interest in volunteer service during retirement
    Philip D Sloane
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, Department of Family Medicine, and School of Social Work, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Ann Intern Med 149:317-22. 2008
    ..Baby boomers approaching retirement will include unprecedented numbers of physicians, many of whom want to remain productive...
  25. ncbi request reprint Spiritual care at the end of life in long-term care
    Timothy P Daaleman
    Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7595, USA
    Med Care 46:85-91. 2008
    ..There is growing attention given to the spiritual needs of dying patients and long-term care (LTC) facilities are common settings in which patients receive care as they approach death...
  26. doi request reprint Cognitive screening for dementia and mild cognitive impairment in assisted living: comparison of 3 tests
    Daniel I Kaufer
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7025, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 9:586-93. 2008
    ..Compare diagnostic characteristics of brief cognitive screening tests in residential care/assisted living (RC/AL) residents...
  27. pmc Health status and quality of life among non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors
    SOPHIA K SMITH
    Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Cancer 115:3312-23. 2009
    ....
  28. doi request reprint The PEACE project review of clinical instruments for hospice and palliative care
    Laura C Hanson
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Center on Aging and Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7550, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:1253-60. 2010
    ..We undertook a systematic review and evaluation of published patient-level instruments for potential application in hospice and palliative care clinical quality measurement...
  29. doi request reprint Immigrant status and intention to leave of nursing assistants in U.S. nursing homes
    Philip D Sloane
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:731-7. 2010
    ..To better understand the characteristics and perceptions of immigrants working as nursing assistants in U.S. nursing homes and to determine whether immigrant status is linked to job turnover...
  30. pmc The impact of cancer and quality of life for post-treatment non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors
    SOPHIA K SMITH
    Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Psychooncology 19:1259-67. 2010
    ..This study examines the association between the Impact of Cancer Version 2 Scales (IOCv2) and these outcomes in a large sample of survivors of adult non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)...
  31. pmc Cost to primary care practices of responding to payer requests for quality and performance data
    Jacqueline R Halladay
    Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Fam Med 7:495-503. 2009
    ..We wanted to determine how much it costs primary care practices to participate in programs that require them to gather and report data on care quality indicators...
  32. pmc Practical depression screening in residential care/assisted living: five methods compared with gold standard diagnoses
    Lea C Watson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7160, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:556-64. 2009
    ..To test the accuracy of five practical depression screening strategies in older adults residing in residential care/assisted living (RC/AL)...
  33. pmc Advance care planning in nursing homes and assisted living communities
    Timothy P Daaleman
    Department of Family Medicine, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7595, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 10:243-51. 2009
    ....
  34. pmc Dying with dementia in long-term care
    Philip D Sloane
    Abt Associates, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Gerontologist 48:741-51. 2008
    ..To better understand the experiences and potential unmet need of persons who die in long-term care...
  35. ncbi request reprint Determinants and effects of nurse staffing intensity and skill mix in residential care/assisted living settings
    Sally C Stearns
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7411, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7411, USA
    Gerontologist 47:662-71. 2007
    ..This study analyzed the intensity and skill mix of nursing staff using data from a four-state study, and their relationship to outcomes...
  36. ncbi request reprint The importance of family relationships with nursing facility staff for family caregiver burden and depression
    Cory K Chen
    Carolina Program in Healthcare and Aging Research, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:P253-60. 2007
    ..Further, caregiver burden mediates this relationship. Interventions to improve staff-family relationships may impact family caregiver depression by reducing the stress that family caregivers experience...
  37. ncbi request reprint Characteristics associated with pain in long-term care residents with dementia
    Christianna S Williams
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Gerontologist 45:68-73. 2005
    ..Overall, 21% of residents had pain, and pain was more commonly reported in for-profit facilities, and for those receiving professional assessment and treatment...
  38. ncbi request reprint Characteristics associated with mobility limitation in long-term care residents with dementia
    Sharon Wallace Williams
    Department of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences Wing D Medical School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7190, USA
    Gerontologist 45:62-7. 2005
    ..Overall, 89% of residents had some degree of mobility limitation. Mobility limitation was associated with fewer behavioral symptoms, low fluid intake, professional assessment, and professional and informal treatment...
  39. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the quality of life of long-term care residents with dementia
    Philip D Sloane
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7595, USA
    Gerontologist 45:37-49. 2005
    ..This study's purpose was to better understand existing measures of quality of life in dementia residents of long-term care facilities...
  40. ncbi request reprint Medication undertreatment in assisted living settings
    Philip D Sloane
    Program on Aging, Disability, and Long Term Care, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:2031-7. 2004
    ..We sought to determine the prevalence and predictors of nonprescribing of selected medications whose value in decreasing morbidity has been established in clinical trials...
  41. ncbi request reprint End-of-life care in assisted living and related residential care settings: comparison with nursing homes
    Philip D Sloane
    Department of Family Medicine School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1587-94. 2003
    ..To define the current state of end-of-life care in residential care/assisted living (RC/AL) facilities and nursing homes (NHs) and to compare these two types of care settings...
  42. ncbi request reprint Depression in assisted living: results from a four-state study
    Lea C Watson
    University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 11:534-42. 2003
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint The Therapeutic Environment Screening Survey for Nursing Homes (TESS-NH): an observational instrument for assessing the physical environment of institutional settings for persons with dementia
    Philip D Sloane
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599 7590, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 57:S69-78. 2002
    ..To develop an observational instrument that describes the ability of physical environments of institutional settings to address therapeutic goals for persons with dementia...
  44. ncbi request reprint Inappropriate medication prescribing in residential care/assisted living facilities
    Philip D Sloane
    Sheps Center for Health Services Research, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Airport Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1001-11. 2002
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint The public health impact of Alzheimer's disease, 2000-2050: potential implication of treatment advances
    Philip D Sloane
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chaper Hill, 27599, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 23:213-31. 2002
    ..Therefore, Alzheimer's care is likely to remain a major public health problem during the coming decades...
  46. ncbi request reprint Characteristics associated with lower activity involvement in long-term care residents with dementia
    Debra Dobbs
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Gerontologist 45:81-6. 2005
    ..Activity involvement was related to family involvement in care and staff encouragement, after adjusting for resident age, gender, race, cognitive and functional status, and comorbidity...
  47. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with nursing assistant quality-of-life ratings for residents with dementia in long-term care facilities
    Gary S Winzelberg
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7550, USA
    Gerontologist 45:106-14. 2005
    ..We identify resident, nursing assistant, and facility factors associated with nursing assistant quality-of-life ratings for residents with dementia in long-term care...
  48. ncbi request reprint Symptom experience of dying long-term care residents
    Laura C Hanson
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:91-8. 2008
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint High-intensity environmental light in dementia: effect on sleep and activity
    Philip D Sloane
    Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1524-33. 2007
    ..To determine whether high-intensity ambient light in public areas of long-term care facilities will improve sleeping patterns and circadian rhythms of persons with dementia...
  50. ncbi request reprint Effect of specialized bathing systems on resident cleanliness and water quality in nursing homes: a randomized controlled trial
    Philip D Sloane
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Airport Road, Chapel Hill NC 27599, USA
    J Water Health 5:283-94. 2007
    ..In addition, staff reported that the ultrasound tub using enhanced skin cleansers made bathing residents easier and faster than the same tub using standard cleansers...
  51. ncbi request reprint Physician communication with family caregivers of long-term care residents at the end of life
    Holly Biola
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:846-56. 2007
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint A good death for residents of long-term care: family members speak
    Jean C Munn
    School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 725 Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd, Campus Box 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care 2:45-59. 2006
    ..These identified structural components, processes, and outcomes have implications for the role of social workers in these settings despite that social work support is notably absent in these findings...
  53. ncbi request reprint Assisted living policies promoting autonomy and their relationship to resident depressive symptoms
    Cory K Chen
    Carolina Program in Healthcare and Aging Research, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 1030, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:122-9. 2007
    ..The objective of this study is to determine the relationship between facility policies regarding autonomy and depression among residents of residential care/assisted living (RC/AL) facilities...
  54. ncbi request reprint Health and functional outcomes and health care utilization of persons with dementia in residential care and assisted living facilities: comparison with nursing homes
    Philip D Sloane
    Program on Aging, Disability, and Long Term Care, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Gerontologist 45:124-32. 2005
    ..This study compares health and functional outcomes and health care utilization of persons with dementia residing in residential care/assisted living (RC/AL) facilities and nursing homes...
  55. ncbi request reprint Is hospice associated with improved end-of-life care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities?
    Jean C Munn
    School of Social Work, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:490-5. 2006
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Dementia care mapping as a research tool
    Philip D Sloane
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:580-9. 2007
    ..DCM coding involves continuous observation over a 6-h period, with observers recording a Behavior Category Code (BCC, a recording of activity/interaction) and a Well/Ill Being (WIB) score at 5 min intervals...
  57. doi request reprint The importance of physician presence in nursing homes for residents with dementia and pneumonia
    Margaret R Helton
    The Department of Family Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 12:68-73. 2011
    ..To study whether physician presence in the nursing home is related to clinical decision making, certainty, and honoring care preferences for patients with dementia and pneumonia...
  58. pmc An exploratory model of the relationships between cancer-related trauma outcomes on quality of life in non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors
    SOPHIA K SMITH
    Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA sophia
    J Psychosoc Oncol 29:19-34. 2011
    ..Trauma outcomes mediated the relationship between specific stressors and QOL. These findings support using PTSD and PTG as a diagnostic framework in understanding symptomatology in survivors...
  59. ncbi request reprint Introduction: dementia care and quality of life in assisted living and nursing homes
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Gerontologist 45:5-7. 2005
  60. pmc Distribution of African Americans in residential care/assisted living and nursing homes: more evidence of racial disparity?
    Daniel L Howard
    Department of Natural and Physical Sciences, Environmental Science Program, Shaw University, Raleigh, NC, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1272-7. 2002
    ..In this study, we examined racial separation in long-term care...
  61. ncbi request reprint Effect of fracture on the health care use of nursing home residents
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 3386, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:1502-8. 2002
    ..Knowing the amount of care following fracture may help determine the effects of fracture prevention on use and costs in this population...
  62. ncbi request reprint Prediction of fracture in nursing home residents
    Cynthia J Girman
    Department of Epidemiology, Merck Research Laboratories, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1341-7. 2002
    ..To investigate cross-validated methods of identifying patients at increased risk of fracture in nursing homes using readily available data...
  63. ncbi request reprint Predictors of bone loss after hip fracture
    Lois E Wehren
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 660 West Redwood Street, MD 21201, Baltimore, USA
    Osteoporos Int 15:125-31. 2004
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in mortality after hip fracture: the role of infection
    Lois E Wehren
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 18:2231-7. 2003
    ..Mortality during 2 years after fracture was identified from death certificates. Men were twice as likely as women to die, and deaths caused by pneumonia/influenza and septicemia showed the greatest increase...