Alan B Stevens
Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Training home health aides as extenders of rehab servicesCecil G Betros
Communication Concepts and Consulting, Inc, USA
Caring 24:28-35. 2005
- Structured practice: a memory intervention for persons with dementiaAngela K Hochhalter
Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Texas A and M University, Temple, Texas 76508, USA
Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 21:424-30. 2006..Most recalled at least part of the number after a 5-minute delay. Structured Practice can serve as a format for teaching everyday information and guiding social interaction with persons with dementia...
- Predictors of time to nursing home placement in White and African American individuals with dementiaAlan Stevens
Dementia Care Research Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
J Aging Health 16:375-97. 2004....
- Timed-event sequential analysis of agitation in nursing home residents during personal care interactions with nursing assistantsDavid L Roth
Department of Biostatistics, Center for Aging, Ryals Public Health Building, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 57:P461-8. 2002..The sequential analysis of observational data provides an important method for studying interpersonal interactions, including those of nursing home residents and the nursing staff who care for them...
- Predictors of agitation in nursing home residentsDavid E Vance
Center for Research in Applied Gerontology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 USA
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:P129-37. 2003..The clinical implications of these findings are discussed as well as the relative merits of the two methods of measuring agitation...
- Psychometric analysis of the Revised Memory and Behavior Problems Checklist: factor structure of occurrence and reaction ratingsDavid L Roth
Department of Biostatistics, Center for Aging, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 Third Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0022, USA
Psychol Aging 18:906-15. 2003..In addition, female caregivers and White caregivers reported more problems, on average, than male caregivers and African American caregivers, respectively...
- Effects of chronic stress and interleukin-10 gene polymorphisms on antibody response to tetanus vaccine in family caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's diseaseJian Li
Department of Epidemiology and International Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Psychosom Med 69:551-9. 2007..To assess the effects of psychological stress on the antibody response to tetanus vaccine adjusting for cytokine gene polymorphisms and other nongenetic factors in caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
- Correspondence of the functional independence measure (FIM) self-care subscale with real-time observations of dementia patients' ADL performance in the homeEllen M Cotter
Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, 31709 4693, USA
Clin Rehabil 16:36-45. 2002..To determine if caregivers of dementia patients can validly report (a) the level of patient activities of daily living (ADL) dependence and (b) the amount of time they spend providing ADL assistance...
- Using experiential techniques for staff development: liking, learning, and doingBetsy Kemeny
Project RELATE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508, USA
J Gerontol Nurs 32:9-14. 2006..Findings suggest experiential techniques are efficacious as learning methods...
- Patient suffering and caregiver compassion: new opportunities for research, practice, and policyRichard Schulz
University Center for Social and Urban Research, 121 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
Gerontologist 47:4-13. 2007..We conclude with a discussion of implications and future directions for clinical intervention, research, and policy...
- Postintervention focus groups: toward sustaining careBetsy Kemeny
Project RELATE Research and Education for Living With Alzheimer s and Related Disorders Therapeutic Eldercare, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
J Gerontol Nurs 30:4-9. 2004..The non-threatening environment of focus groups allowed staff to share their perceptions of the barriers to behavior change needed to sustain the intervention over time...