Rebecca S Allen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint "It Was Very Rewarding for Me …": Senior Volunteers' Experiences With Implementing a Reminiscence and Creative Activity Intervention
    Rebecca S Allen
    Center for Mental Health and Aging, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
    Gerontologist 56:357-67. 2016
  2. pmc Can senior volunteers deliver reminiscence and creative activity interventions? Results of the legacy intervention family enactment randomized controlled trial
    Rebecca S Allen
    Center for Mental Health and Aging, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 48:590-601. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Does religiousness and spirituality moderate the relations between physical and mental health among aging prisoners?
    Rebecca S Allen
    The University of Alabama, Center for Mental Health and Aging, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 28:710-7. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Internet connectivity among rural Alabama veterans: baseline findings from the Alabama Veterans Rural Health Initiative Project
    R S Allen
    Center for Mental Health and Aging, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA
    Rural Remote Health 13:2138. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Religiousness/spirituality and mental health among older male inmates
    Rebecca S Allen
    Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 0348, USA
    Gerontologist 48:692-7. 2008
  6. pmc Exemplary care as a mediator of the effects of caregiver subjective appraisal and emotional outcomes
    Grant M Harris
    Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 0315, USA
    Gerontologist 51:332-42. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Vulnerability of older Latino and Asian immigrants with limited English proficiency
    Giyeon Kim
    Center for Mental Health and Aging, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1246-52. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Associations between self-rated mental health and psychiatric disorders among older adults: do racial/ethnic differences exist?
    Giyeon Kim
    From the Center for Mental Health and Aging, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35486, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:416-22. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Predictors of need-driven behaviors in nursing home residents with dementia and associated certified nursing assistant burden
    Misti J Norton
    Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Box 870348, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 0348, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:303-9. 2010
  10. pmc Behavioral characteristics of agitated nursing home residents with dementia at the end of life
    Rebecca S Allen
    Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 35487 0315, USA
    Gerontologist 45:661-6. 2005

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. doi request reprint "It Was Very Rewarding for Me …": Senior Volunteers' Experiences With Implementing a Reminiscence and Creative Activity Intervention
    Rebecca S Allen
    Center for Mental Health and Aging, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
    Gerontologist 56:357-67. 2016
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  2. pmc Can senior volunteers deliver reminiscence and creative activity interventions? Results of the legacy intervention family enactment randomized controlled trial
    Rebecca S Allen
    Center for Mental Health and Aging, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 48:590-601. 2014
    ..Patients and caregivers may report distress in physical, psychological, or existential/spiritual realms...
  3. doi request reprint Does religiousness and spirituality moderate the relations between physical and mental health among aging prisoners?
    Rebecca S Allen
    The University of Alabama, Center for Mental Health and Aging, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 28:710-7. 2013
    ..We examined positive and negative religious coping as moderators of the relation between physical limitations, depression, and desire for hastened death among male inmates incarcerated primarily for murder...
  4. ncbi request reprint Internet connectivity among rural Alabama veterans: baseline findings from the Alabama Veterans Rural Health Initiative Project
    R S Allen
    Center for Mental Health and Aging, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA
    Rural Remote Health 13:2138. 2013
    ..These individuals represent a population considered to experience health disparities secondary to reduced health care access...
  5. ncbi request reprint Religiousness/spirituality and mental health among older male inmates
    Rebecca S Allen
    Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 0348, USA
    Gerontologist 48:692-7. 2008
    ..We examined the relation of religiousness/spirituality; demographic characteristics such as age, race, and type of crime; and physical and mental health among 73 older male inmates in the state of Alabama...
  6. pmc Exemplary care as a mediator of the effects of caregiver subjective appraisal and emotional outcomes
    Grant M Harris
    Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 0315, USA
    Gerontologist 51:332-42. 2011
    ..This study sought to expand our knowledge of quality of care by investigating EC within a diverse sample of dementia CGs...
  7. doi request reprint Vulnerability of older Latino and Asian immigrants with limited English proficiency
    Giyeon Kim
    Center for Mental Health and Aging, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1246-52. 2011
    ..To explore the implications of limited English proficiency (LEP) for disparities in health status and healthcare service use of older Latino and Asian immigrants...
  8. doi request reprint Associations between self-rated mental health and psychiatric disorders among older adults: do racial/ethnic differences exist?
    Giyeon Kim
    From the Center for Mental Health and Aging, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35486, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:416-22. 2011
    ..corrected] This study examined racial/ethnic differences in the association between self-rated mental health (SRMH) and psychiatric disorders among community-dwelling older adults in the United States...
  9. doi request reprint Predictors of need-driven behaviors in nursing home residents with dementia and associated certified nursing assistant burden
    Misti J Norton
    Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Box 870348, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 0348, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:303-9. 2010
    ..American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 5, 10-19] were examined as potential predictors of need-driven behaviors (NDBs) and resistiveness to care and CNA burden...
  10. pmc Behavioral characteristics of agitated nursing home residents with dementia at the end of life
    Rebecca S Allen
    Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 35487 0315, USA
    Gerontologist 45:661-6. 2005
    ....
  11. pmc Family matters: dyadic agreement in end-of-life medical decision making
    Bettina Schmid
    Psychology Service, Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
    Gerontologist 50:226-37. 2010
    ..We examined race/ethnicity and cultural context within hypothetical end-of-life medical decision scenarios and its influence on patient-proxy agreement...
  12. pmc Advance care planning in nursing homes: correlates of capacity and possession of advance directives
    Rebecca S Allen
    Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa 35487, USA
    Gerontologist 43:309-17. 2003
    ..This study uses high quality observational research to identify correlates of advance care planning in nursing homes, including objective measurement of capacity...
  13. doi request reprint Disparities in colorectal cancer screening behaviors: implications for African American men
    JoAnn S Oliver
    Capstone College of Nursing and Center for Mental Health and Aging, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA
    Gastroenterol Nurs 35:93-8. 2012
    ....
  14. pmc Positive aspects of caregiving as a moderator of treatment outcome over 12 months
    Michelle M Hilgeman
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 0348, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:361-71. 2007
    ..Future intervention research should assess individual PAC in order to better tailor interventions to caregiving needs...
  15. pmc Legacy activities as interventions approaching the end of life
    Rebecca S Allen
    Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487 0315, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:1029-38. 2008
    ..All participants in the intervention group initiated a Legacy activity and reported that Legacy improved family communication. Legacy interventions hold promise and are simple to implement...
  16. pmc Testing a theoretical model of the stress process in Alzheimer's caregivers with race as a moderator
    Michelle M Hilgeman
    Center for Mental Health and Aging, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 0315, USA
    Gerontologist 49:248-61. 2009
    ..A secondary aim was to examine race or ethnicity as a moderator of the relation between latent constructs (e.g., subjective stressors and role strain) in the SPM...
  17. ncbi request reprint Examining the effectiveness of traditional audiological assessments for nursing home residents with dementia-related behaviors
    Carmen L Burkhalter
    Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Alabama, College of Arts and Sciences, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 0226, USA
    J Am Acad Audiol 20:529-38. 2009
    ..Nursing home residents who do not receive appropriate audiological services may experience social isolation, cognitive decline and decreased mobility...
  18. doi request reprint Prospective end-of-life treatment decisions and perceived vulnerability: Future time left to live and memory self-efficacy
    Jessica Y Allen
    Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 35487 0348, USA
    Aging Ment Health 15:122-31. 2011
    ..Additional research is needed to understand individual perceptions for engaging in future life-sustaining treatment decisions...
  19. doi request reprint "Trouble won't last always": religious coping and meaning in the stress process
    Grant M Harris
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama School of Health Science, USA
    Qual Health Res 23:773-81. 2013
    ..Care recipients coped through their personal relationship with God, whereas caregivers coped through religious beliefs and support. Meaning was defined as purpose, responsibility, and duty...
  20. ncbi request reprint The Revised Memory and Behavior Problems Checklist--Nursing Home: instrument development and measurement of burden among certified nursing assistants
    Rebecca S Allen
    Department of Psychology, Center for Mental Health and Aging, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, 35487 0348, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:886-95. 2003
    ..This may have implications for the interpretation of data from the Minimum Data Set. CNAs reported moderately severe burden associated with behavior problems in 47% of residents under their care...
  21. doi request reprint Preserving Identity and Planning for Advance Care (PIPAC): preliminary outcomes from a patient-centered intervention for individuals with mild dementia
    Michelle M Hilgeman
    a Research and Development Service, Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
    Aging Ment Health 18:411-24. 2014
    ....
  22. pmc Aging prisoners' treatment selection: does prospect theory enhance understanding of end-of-life medical decisions?
    Laura L Phillips
    Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Temple, USA
    Gerontologist 51:663-74. 2011
    ..We examined end-of-life treatment preferences and days of desired life for several health scenarios among male inmates incarcerated primarily for murder...
  23. doi request reprint End-of-life decision-making, decisional conflict, and enhanced information: race effects
    Rebecca S Allen
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487 0348, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1904-9. 2008
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Staff knowledge and perceptions of sexuality and dementia of older adults in nursing homes
    Elizabeth A Di Napoli
    Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
    J Aging Health 25:1087-105. 2013
    ..Adults hold negative attitudes toward sexual expression in late life. We investigated knowledge and attitudes about older adult sexuality and dementia among staff in nursing homes (NHs)...
  25. pmc Pain reports by older hospice cancer patients and family caregivers: the role of cognitive functioning
    Rebecca S Allen
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa 35487 0348, USA
    Gerontologist 42:507-14. 2002
    ..However, little is known about how cognitive functioning may impact the self-report of pain or the report of care recipient pain by family caregivers...
  26. pmc The role of proxies in treatment decisions: evaluating functional capacity to consent to end-of-life treatments within a family context
    Rebecca S Allen
    Applied Gerontology Program, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa 35487 0315, USA
    Behav Sci Law 20:235-52. 2002
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Team-based volunteerism with the seriously ill: a qualitative analysis from 10 volunteers' perspectives
    Casey B Azuero
    a Department of Psychology, Center for Mental Health and Aging, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
    J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care 10:282-95. 2014
    ..Further investigation is warranted to validate the volunteer care team approach as a cost-effective tool to help seriously ill individuals and caregivers. ..
  28. ncbi request reprint Widowhood and spirituality: coping responses to bereavement
    Scott T Michael
    The University of Alabama, Department of Psychology, Box 870348, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 0348, USA
    J Women Aging 15:145-65; discussion 185-7. 2003
    ..After reviewing the literature the authors conclude that older women use religious coping as well as religious and spiritual beliefs and behaviors to facilitate positive adjustment to the loss of a spouse...
  29. doi request reprint Factors influencing young adults' attitudes and knowledge of late-life sexuality among older women
    Rebecca S Allen
    Psychology Center for Mental Health and Aging, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
    Aging Ment Health 13:238-45. 2009
    ..By gaining an understanding of what influences negative attitudes toward sexuality and beliefs about sexual consent capacity, the stigma associated with sexuality in late life may be reduced...
  30. ncbi request reprint Identity processes as a predictor of memory beliefs in older adults
    Michelle M Hilgeman
    a Research and Development Service, Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
    Aging Ment Health . 2016
    ..The impact of identity processes (identity assimilation, identity accommodation, and identity balance) on memory beliefs was explored...
  31. doi request reprint Rewards and unique challenges faced by African-American custodial grandmothers: the importance of future planning
    Martha R Crowther
    a Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
    Aging Ment Health 19:844-52. 2015
    ..This exploratory study examined the context and consequences of custodial grandparenting, along with attitudes and preferences regarding future planning among 22 African-American custodial grandmothers...
  32. doi request reprint Health Care Communication and Agreement and Disagreement About Symptoms Within the Context of Multimorbidity
    Morgan K Eichorst
    a Department of Psychology, Alabama Research Institute on Aging, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
    J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care 11:346-66. 2015
    ..This awareness may increase the ability to engage in informed and shared medical decision making throughout the illness trajectory. ..
  33. pmc Prescription and dosage of analgesic medication in relation to resident behaviors in the nursing home
    Rebecca S Allen
    Department of Psychology and Applied Gerontology Program, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:534-8. 2003
    ..Residents' behaviors were assessed using computer-assisted real-time observations as potential adjunctive indicators of pain...
  34. doi request reprint Living will status and desire for living will help among rural Alabama veterans
    Ann F Mahaney-Price
    Research and Development Service Retired, Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, 3701 Loop Road East, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35404
    Res Nurs Health 37:379-90. 2014
    ..The racial and educational disparities in living will status and desire for help and the number of participants who desired help completing a living will suggests a need for action to increase advance care planning among rural veterans...
  35. doi request reprint Limited English proficiency as a barrier to mental health service use: a study of Latino and Asian immigrants with psychiatric disorders
    Giyeon Kim
    Center for Mental Health and Aging, The University of Alabama, Box 870315, 35487 0315 Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 45:104-10. 2011
    ..In addition, further investigation is needed to identify factors that can enhance access to mental health care services among Asians...