Ruth M Tappen

Summary

Affiliation: Florida Atlantic University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Implementation of Walking Exercise Programs for Nursing Home Residents with AD
    Ruth M Tappen
    Christine E Lynn Eminent Scholar and Professor, Florida Atlantic University College of Nursing, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 0991, Telephone 561 297 3188, Email
    Res Pract Alzheimers Dis 1:216-221. 2001
  2. pmc Conversation Intervention with Alzheimer's Patients: Increasing the Relevance of Communication
    Ruth M Tappen
    Ruth M Tappen is Christine E Lynn Eminent Scholar and Professor, Florida Atlantic University College of Nursing, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 E mail Christine L Williams is Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Miami, 5801 Red Road, Coral Gables, FL 33143 E mail Charlotte Barry is Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University College of Nursing, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 E mail Donna DiSesa is a Graduate Student, Florida Atlantic University College of Nursing, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
    Clin Gerontol 24:63-75. 2002
  3. doi request reprint Use of the MC-FAQ and MMSE-FAQ in cognitive screening of older African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and European Americans
    Ruth M Tappen
    Florida Atlantic University, Christine E Lynn College of Nursing RMT, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:955-62. 2012
  4. pmc Persistence of self in advanced Alzheimer's disease
    R M Tappen
    Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, USA
    Image J Nurs Sch 31:121-5. 1999
  5. doi request reprint Explanations of AD in ethnic minority participants undergoing cognitive screening
    Ruth M Tappen
    Florida Atlantic University, Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Boca Raton, FL, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 26:334-9. 2011
  6. doi request reprint State-of-the-art in longitudinal studies on aging: an overview of the supplement
    Ruth M Tappen
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:S283-6. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Evaluation of the Functional Activities Questionnaire (FAQ) in cognitive screening across four American ethnic groups
    Ruth M Tappen
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 0991, USA
    Clin Neuropsychol 24:646-61. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Therapeutic conversation to improve mood in nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease
    Ruth M Tappen
    College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
    Res Gerontol Nurs 2:267-75. 2009
  9. pmc Development and testing of the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Mood Scale
    Ruth M Tappen
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton 33431, USA
    Nurs Res 57:426-35. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of a video intervention on functional recovery following hip replacement and hip fracture repair
    Ruth M Tappen
    Florida Atlantic University Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, FL, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 28:148-53. 2003

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. pmc Implementation of Walking Exercise Programs for Nursing Home Residents with AD
    Ruth M Tappen
    Christine E Lynn Eminent Scholar and Professor, Florida Atlantic University College of Nursing, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 0991, Telephone 561 297 3188, Email
    Res Pract Alzheimers Dis 1:216-221. 2001
    ..Preliminary results from the second study suggest that ability to perform the basic activities of daily living may also be supported by this type of exercise...
  2. pmc Conversation Intervention with Alzheimer's Patients: Increasing the Relevance of Communication
    Ruth M Tappen
    Ruth M Tappen is Christine E Lynn Eminent Scholar and Professor, Florida Atlantic University College of Nursing, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 E mail Christine L Williams is Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Miami, 5801 Red Road, Coral Gables, FL 33143 E mail Charlotte Barry is Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University College of Nursing, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 E mail Donna DiSesa is a Graduate Student, Florida Atlantic University College of Nursing, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
    Clin Gerontol 24:63-75. 2002
    ..Individual subjects' change in performance was also examined. Active engagement in structured one-on-one conversation may improve relevance of communication in this population...
  3. doi request reprint Use of the MC-FAQ and MMSE-FAQ in cognitive screening of older African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and European Americans
    Ruth M Tappen
    Florida Atlantic University, Christine E Lynn College of Nursing RMT, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:955-62. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Persistence of self in advanced Alzheimer's disease
    R M Tappen
    Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, USA
    Image J Nurs Sch 31:121-5. 1999
    ..The theme of diminishing self pervades both the popular and professional literature on Alzheimer's disease...
  5. doi request reprint Explanations of AD in ethnic minority participants undergoing cognitive screening
    Ruth M Tappen
    Florida Atlantic University, Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Boca Raton, FL, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 26:334-9. 2011
    ..More Afro-Caribbeans, all of whom were first generation, had misconceptions about AD. Campaigns to educate the public about AD need to provide culturally sensitive and appropriate information to ethnic minority populations...
  6. doi request reprint State-of-the-art in longitudinal studies on aging: an overview of the supplement
    Ruth M Tappen
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:S283-6. 2010
    ..A number of practical suggestions were also drawn from the articles reviewed...
  7. doi request reprint Evaluation of the Functional Activities Questionnaire (FAQ) in cognitive screening across four American ethnic groups
    Ruth M Tappen
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 0991, USA
    Clin Neuropsychol 24:646-61. 2010
    ..FAQ performed well across the ethnic groups. Development of age and education corrections for the FAQ is recommended as is a screen for depression in cognitive screening batteries...
  8. doi request reprint Therapeutic conversation to improve mood in nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease
    Ruth M Tappen
    College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
    Res Gerontol Nurs 2:267-75. 2009
    ..The differences approached significance on the Dementia Mood Assessment Scale. Results suggest that a therapeutic counseling approach can be effective in treating the dysphoria commonly found in individuals with AD...
  9. pmc Development and testing of the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Mood Scale
    Ruth M Tappen
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton 33431, USA
    Nurs Res 57:426-35. 2008
    ..Existing mood measures for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (AD-RD) focus primarily on negative moods, including depression...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of a video intervention on functional recovery following hip replacement and hip fracture repair
    Ruth M Tappen
    Florida Atlantic University Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, FL, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 28:148-53. 2003
    ..The benefits were realized in physical performance as evidenced by a significant difference in the distance walked and time walked of participants in the treatment group...
  11. pmc Effect of a combined walking and conversation intervention on functional mobility of nursing home residents with Alzheimer disease
    R M Tappen
    Florida Atlantic University, College of Nursing, Boca Raton 33431, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 14:196-201. 2000
    ..Staff assigned to this task should be prepared to use effective communication strategies to gain acceptance of the intervention...
  12. ncbi request reprint Imposed versus involved: different strategies to effect driving cessation in cognitively impaired older adults
    Kathleen Jett
    Florida Atlantic University, Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Boca Raton, USA
    Geriatr Nurs 26:111-6. 2005
    ..It is expected that driving cessation can be voluntarily effected in many cases but may have to be imposed in others. The skilled nurse will know when and which type of recommendation is appropriate...
  13. doi request reprint Willingness to be screened and tested for cognitive impairment: cross-cultural comparison
    Christine L Williams
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 25:160-6. 2010
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Costs associated with recruitment and interviewing of study participants in a diverse population of community-dwelling older adults
    Gabriella A Engstrom
    Gabriella A Engstrom, PhD, RN, is Senior Project Coordinator for The Healthy Aging Research Initiative and Visiting Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton Ruth M Tappen, EdD, RN, FAAN, is Professor and Christine E Lynn Eminent Scholar, Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton Joseph Ouslander, MD, is Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Geriatric Programs, Charles E Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
    Nurs Res 63:63-7. 2014
    ..Special efforts are needed to effectively recruit and retain members of racial and ethnic minority groups in health-related research studies, but the information available on time and costs associated with their recruitment is limited...
  15. pmc A randomized controlled trial of an activity specific exercise program for individuals with Alzheimer disease in long-term care settings
    Kathryn E Roach
    Department of Physical Therapy, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33146, USA
    J Geriatr Phys Ther 34:50-6. 2011
    ..To determine whether an activity specific exercise program could improve ability to perform basic mobility activities in long-term care residents with Alzheimer disease (AD)...
  16. pmc Effect of exercise on mood in nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease
    Christine L Williams
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 22:389-97. 2007
    ..The social conversation group exhibited the least positive and most negative mood and aFFect. Results suggest that exercise programs be emphasized in long-term care, particularly whole-body involvement rather than walking alone...
  17. doi request reprint Acculturation and health status among Hispanic American elders
    Charles P Buscemi
    Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
    J Transcult Nurs 23:229-36. 2012
    ....
  18. pmc Exercise training for depressed older adults with Alzheimer's disease
    C L Williams
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, US
    Aging Ment Health 12:72-80. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of 16 weeks of a comprehensive exercise routine to supervised walking and social conversation on depression in nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Development of nurse competencies to improve dementia care
    Christine L Williams
    University of Miami School of Nursing, Coral Gables, USA
    Geriatr Nurs 26:98-105. 2005
    ..The competencies, methods used for development, and information regarding how to access these newly developed resources are described in this article...
  20. doi request reprint Patient-provider partnership in a memory disorder center
    Debra Hain
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
    J Am Acad Nurse Pract 23:351-6. 2011
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe the patient-provider relationship that is embraced in a memory disorder center utlizing a nurse practitioner-based model of care delivery...
  21. doi request reprint Analysis of barriers to cognitive screening in rural populations in the United States
    Lisa Kirk Wiese
    Faculty, Florida Atlantic University, Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Boca Raton Drs Wiese, Williams, and Tappen
    ANS Adv Nurs Sci 37:327-39. 2014
    ..Recommendations for diminishing barriers include the use of storytellers to provide culturally relevant education and informing practitioners of new Medicare coverage for cognitive screening. ..

Research Grants1

  1. Culture Bias in Testing Expressive Ability In Dementia
    Ruth Tappen; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Both clinicians and researchers need to know which tests are appropriate, the extent to which the ethnicity of the examiner affects the results and how to interpret the scores obtained on both the newly developed and widely used tests. ..