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1 Wright, Scott D.Age wave is here : the aging of the baby boomers November 2010Paul C. Light (1998) wrote one of the first books to examine the complexities of the baby boom generation and their future implications and impact. The book titled, "Baby Boomers", investigated what unified and what divided the generation and reflected on the potential for "golden days" (would it b...2010-08
2 Caserta, Michael; Lund, Dale A.Bereavement stress and coping among older adults: expectations versus the actual experienceThis investigation compared the stress and coping levels of 108 older adults who recently lost their spouse with expectations of stress and coping reported by eighty-five matched nonbereaved controls. While the bereaved reported moderately high stress levels over two years, their stress scores were ...Coping; Bereavement stress; Spousal bereavement1992
3 Caserta, MichaelChanges in aerobic power, body composition, and exercise adherence in obese, postmenopausal women, 6 months post-exercise trainingAbstract: To determine the acute and follow-up effects of 4 months of health and fitness education with and without exercise training, 182 sedentary, obese. 60- to 70-year-old women were randomly assigned to the following groups: fitness education (FD. n = 70). fitness education with aerobic trai...Fitness; Health; Physical Activity1996
4 Edelman, Linda S.Dangerous spaces: Using geographic information systems in injury researchPURPOSE: To provide an overview of geographic information systems (GIS) and to discuss current and future applications in injury and trauma research. DESIGN: Literature review and discourse of GIS technology related to injury and trauma research. METHOD: A search of scientific literature databases, ...Community; Public Health; Technology; Internet; Risk Assessment; Wounds and Injuries2007-08
5 Beck, Susan L.; Lastayo, Paul C.; Marcus, RobinEccentric exercise versus usual-care with older cancer survivors: the impact on muscle and mobility- an exploratory pilot studyBackground: Resistance exercise programs with high compliance are needed to counter impaired muscle and mobility in older cancer survivors. To date outcomes have focused on older prostate cancer survivors, though more heterogeneous groups of older survivors are in-need. The purpose of this explorat...2011
6 Caserta, Michael; Gillett, Patricia Anne; White, Andrea T.Effect of exercise and/or fitness education on fitness in older, sedentary, obese womenThis paper reports on fitness changes in sedentary, obese (M BMI = 32.0 kg/m2), 60- to 70-year-old women following 4 months of exercise-based intervention. One hundred eighty-two women were randomly assigned to the following groups: health and fitness education (ED) (n = 70), health and fitness edu...1996
7 Caserta, Michael; Telonidis, Jacqueline Slattery; Lund, Dale A.Effects of widowhood on disabled older women (the women's health and aging study)*This study examined the effects of becoming widowed for older women with pre-existing physical disability. Data from three consecutive interviews from the Women's Health and Aging Study (WHAS) were used to compare depression, quality of life, and functional difficulty for widowed and nonwidowed wome...Women's Health and Aging Study; WHAS; Disabled older women2005-01-01
8 Caserta, Michael; Lund, Dale A.; Wright, Scott D.Exploring the caregiver burden inventory (CBI): further evidence for a multidimensional view of burdenThe purpose of this study was to examine the multidimensional nature of caregiver burden by specifically analyzing the patterns of association between five dimensions of burden as measured by the Caregiver Burden Inventory [1] and selected demographic, health, functioning, and well-being indicators...Caregiver Burden Inventory; Time dependence burden; Emotional burden1996
9 Caserta, Michael; Lund, Dale A.Future directions in adult bereavement researchThe primary purpose of this article is to stimulate interest in conducting research related to adult bereavement and provide suggestions for improving the quality of these studies and the application of their findings. Future research needs to generate new knowledge about grief and bereavement but ...1998
10 Caserta, Michael; Lund, Dale A.Identifying elderly with coping difficulties after two years of bereavementThis study answers three research questions. First, what proportion of the elderly are experiencing major coping difficulties after two years of bereavement? Second, what factors in early bereavement distinguish between those with difficulties and the others? Third, what set of factors are the best...Coping difficulties1985
11 Caserta, Michael; Lund, Dale A.Impact of bereavement on the self-conceptions of older surviving spousesThe purpose of this longitudinal study was to assess the extent to which the social anchorage dimension of the self-concept is impacted by the death of a spouse among a sample of older surviving spouses. Social anchorage was measured by the Twenty Statements Test (TST) in mailed questionnaires and ...Social anchorage; Self-concept1986
12 Pepper, Ginette A.Improving geriatric drug therapy.Healthcare professional and society in general harbor ambivalent beliefs about drug therapy. Most of us anticipate that drugs will eventually control, or even cure many age-related diseases. On the other hand, there is a growing unease about the hazards of medications, which range from minor discomf...Aged1987-10
13 Caserta, Michael; Lund, Dale A.Older bereaved spouses' participation in self-help groupsThis study reports on bereaved spouses' assessments of their participation in twenty-six self-help groups which consisted of eight weekly meetings (short-term; N = 82) or ten monthly meetings in addition to the weekly ones (long-term; N = 52). Regardless of the duration of the groups whether they w...Older bereaved spouses1992
14 Wright, Scott D.Pilgrim in the land of big G and little G - a review essayIt used to be said the life is short and art is long, but now in our supposed high point for the era of the ?scientific management of aging? (Cole, 1992), our goal is instead ? the art of living longer. Our current landscape for understanding the experience of aging is representing by the following...Aging; Longevity; Book review2010
15 Caserta, Michael; Lund, Dale A.Promoting self-care and daily living skills among older widows and widowers: evidence from the Pathfinders demonstration projectWhile most bereavement intervention programs for the recently widowed focus primarily on loss and grief issues, few, if any, specifically address ways to engage in necessary self-care activities, to assume new responsibilities that once belonged to their deceased spouse, and to remain socially conne...Older widows; Older widowers; Bereavement intervention; Recently widowed; Daily living skills; Self-care; Pathfinders demonstration project2004-09-01
16 Caserta, Michael; Utz, Rebecca L.; Lund, Dale A.Sampling, recruitment, and retention in a bereavement intervention study: experiences from the living after loss projectThis paper reports on the sampling and recruitment challenges, as well as the strategies used to address them in the Living After Loss (LAL) project, a bereavement intervention study conducted in Salt Lake City and San Francisco comparing two 14-week group conditions with follow-up. We encountered...2010
17 Caserta, Michael; Lund, Dale A.Sleep patterns in older bereaved spousesThe study examined the prevalence and pattern of reports of sleep disturbance over two years in a group of 296 adults aged 50 years and over, and assessed the relationship between patterns of sleep disturbance and bereavement adjustment over time. A sample of 192 widows and widowers were compared t...Bereavement adjustment; Older bereaved spouses; Sleep patterns; Sleep disturbance2003-11-01
18 Beck, Susan L.Symptom clusters: impediments and suggestions for solutions.The human experience of cancer is marked by the occurrence of multiple symptoms that influence one's ability to continue usual activities and enjoy life. Although the symptom experience is complex and multifaceted, knowledge of it has been limited by a paradigm that has been singular in scope...Cancer; Symptoms; Symptom Management; End-of-Life Care; Depression2004-07-21
19 Caserta, Michael; Lund, Dale A.Toward the development of an inventory of daily widowed life (IDWL): guided by the duel process model of coping with bereavementThe Dual Process Model of Coping with Bereavement (Stroebe & Schut, 1999) suggests that the most effective adaptation involves oscillaton between two coping processes: loss-orientation (LO) and restoration-orientation (RO). A 22-item Inventory of Daily Widowed Life (IDWL) was developed to measure t...Bereavement; Grief reaction; Widowhood; Psychological orientation; Adaptation, Psychological2007-07
20 Supiano, Katherine PerryTransitions of care: Optimal communication between hospital and hospiceIn this article, the key elements of a successful transition of terminally ill patients from the inpatient hospital to home hospice care setting are described. This article describes the role and responsibilities inpatient palliative care teams and receiving hospice agencies have for communicat...Palliative care, Inpatient hospital; Hospice care; Transportation; Communication; Health care team2007
21 Caserta, Michael; Lund, Dale A.When the unexpected happens: husbands coping with the deaths of their wivesMost husbands do not outlive their wives. The 1990 Census of the United States reveals that while nearly 49 percent of women are widowed after age sixty-five only 14 percent of the men are widowed. After age eighty-five the rates of widowhood increase for both men and women. About 80 percent of thes...2001
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