2004 - 2005 Scholars

2004-2005 Scholars

The de Tornyay Center Healthy Aging Scholars at the May 2005 Scholars Presentations & Reception.

The list  of students, their research topics, and brief PowerPoint slides are available below.


ProgramStudentTopicFaculty Mentor
Deborah ErakerAssessing undergraduate nursing students' knowledge of elder mistreatmentMaggie Baker
 Alia M. FinkHIV risk factors for older adultsBarbara Burns McGrath
 Jenny ForbesTai Chi and older adults: evaluation of the evidence and rigor of the researchBasia Belza
 Teresa GegaxUnderstanding sleep quality in older adultsCarol Landis
 Ashley HapakChemotherapy within the geriatric population: the importance of treating an individualVicky Hertig
 Julie HendricksAmerican Indian elder health: a literature review and community involvementDoris Boutain
 Karla MeucciIssues of medication adherence in persons with Alzheimer's diseaseMaggie Baker
 Erin StoyThe benefits of Pranayama on lung function in the aging adultCathryn Booth-LaForce
 Annelisa TornbergIntergenerational programs and their impact on the health and well-being of communities, children, and older adultsRebecca Kang
 Cindy WongThe impact of family support on the well-being of older adults living in nursing homesMary Ersek
Michelle BeninatoIntergenerational programs: family and friends' perspectiveDebbie Ward
 Lica IwasakiAs simple as being thirsty: a complex problem of hydration among the elderly in an assisted living facilityDebbie Ward
 Mary WilcoxThe Health Enhancement Program (HEP): element utilizationBasia Belza
Anna ZisbergInfluence of routine on functional status in elderly: development and validation of an instrument to measure routineHeather Young
Viet NguyenThe effectiveness of prevention and treatments for pneumonia in the nursing home populationBasia Belza
Maia SyfersMotivators and barriers to diabetes self management with home use of an automated blood pressure cuffSusanna Cunningham