Rita A Jablonski

Summary

Affiliation: Virginia Commonwealth University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi The role of biobehavioral, environmental, and social forces on oral health disparities in frail and functionally dependent nursing home elders
    Rita A Jablonski
    School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond 23298, USA
    Biol Res Nurs 7:75-82. 2005
  2. pmc Profile of nursing home residents with dementia who require assistance with mouth care
    Rita A Jablonski
    School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Development, University Park, PA, USA
    Geriatr Nurs 32:439-46. 2011
  3. pmc No more fighting and biting during mouth care: applying the theoretical constructs of threat perception to clinical practice
    Rita A Jablonski
    School of Nursing, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
    Res Theory Nurs Pract 25:163-75. 2011
  4. doi Mouth care in nursing homes: knowledge, beliefs, and practices of nursing assistants
    Rita A Jablonski
    School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
    Geriatr Nurs 30:99-107. 2009
  5. doi An intervention to reduce care-resistant behavior in persons with dementia during oral hygiene: a pilot study
    Rita A Jablonski
    School of Nursing, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
    Spec Care Dentist 31:77-87. 2011
  6. ncbi Care intervention for older adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias: effect of family involvement on cognitive and functional outcomes in nursing homes
    Rita A Jablonski
    School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 31:38-48. 2005
  7. ncbi Decisions about transfer from nursing home to emergency department
    Rita A Jablonski
    Pennsylvania State University, School of Nursing, Univeristy Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 39:266-72. 2007

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications7

  1. ncbi The role of biobehavioral, environmental, and social forces on oral health disparities in frail and functionally dependent nursing home elders
    Rita A Jablonski
    School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond 23298, USA
    Biol Res Nurs 7:75-82. 2005
    ..Investigators willing to embrace this cause will have no shortage of opportunities to test methods to improve the delivery of oral care as well as to monitor and reassess these methods...
  2. pmc Profile of nursing home residents with dementia who require assistance with mouth care
    Rita A Jablonski
    School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Development, University Park, PA, USA
    Geriatr Nurs 32:439-46. 2011
    ..Best practices for implementing verbal and physical assistance during mouth care to persons with dementia are presented on the basis of these profiles...
  3. pmc No more fighting and biting during mouth care: applying the theoretical constructs of threat perception to clinical practice
    Rita A Jablonski
    School of Nursing, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
    Res Theory Nurs Pract 25:163-75. 2011
    ..Nurses can safely and effectively provide mouth care to persons with dementia who resist care by using personalized combinations of 15 threat reduction strategies...
  4. doi Mouth care in nursing homes: knowledge, beliefs, and practices of nursing assistants
    Rita A Jablonski
    School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
    Geriatr Nurs 30:99-107. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the knowledge, beliefs, and practices of nursing assistants (NAs) providing oral hygiene care to frail elders in nursing homes, with the intent of developing an educational program for NAs...
  5. doi An intervention to reduce care-resistant behavior in persons with dementia during oral hygiene: a pilot study
    Rita A Jablonski
    School of Nursing, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
    Spec Care Dentist 31:77-87. 2011
    ..43 CRBs/minute (SD = 4.26) to 1.09 CRBs/minute (SD = 1.56, t = 1.97, df 41, p= .06). The findings from this pilot study suggest that the MOUTh intervention is feasible and reduced CRBs, thus allowing more effective oral care...
  6. ncbi Care intervention for older adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias: effect of family involvement on cognitive and functional outcomes in nursing homes
    Rita A Jablonski
    School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 31:38-48. 2005
    ..Increased family involvement did slow global deterioration in individuals with ADRD. The findings of the study show that more factors need to be examined to discover those interventions that preserve functional and cognitive abilities...
  7. ncbi Decisions about transfer from nursing home to emergency department
    Rita A Jablonski
    Pennsylvania State University, School of Nursing, Univeristy Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 39:266-72. 2007
    ..To describe how decisions occurred to transfer nursing home (NH) residents to emergency departments (EDs)...

Research Grants1

  1. IMPROVING ORAL CARE PROVIDED BY NURSING ASSISTANTS
    Rita Jablonski; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..A sustained effect will be measured by the plaque scores measured at weeks 8 and 12. ..