2005 - 2006 Scholars

Pictured are de Tornyay Center Healthy Aging Scholars and their mentors at the June 2006 Scholars Presentations and Reception event.

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




Faculty Mentor

Ellen ChongAdvance Directives: When You Can't Decide, Who Will?Karen Feldt
 Ashley HapakEffective Discharge Communication among Elderly Patients and Their ProvidersDonna Berry
 Julie HendricksRisk Factors for Chronic Illness in Older American Indian AdultsDoris Boutain
 Christine RoddyAn Analysis of Exercise Programs at Congregate Meal Sites: Benefits and OutcomesBasia Belza
 Karol StevensUsing Diet to Manage Disease: Elements of Successful ChangeBasia Belza
 Julie ZoellnerTraining Intergenerationally Competent Clinicians: How to Improve Undergraduate Nursing Students' Skills and Confidence in Assessing and Working with Older AdultsVicky Hertig
Kuan-Chun Chiang & Leslie K. SemanOlder Adults' Experience with the Lifetime Fitness Program at Three Different Ethnic Group Settings and a Chinese Baptist ChurchBasia Belza
 Kimberley GarrisonWhere Professional Healthcare Services Are Provided: Is There an Impact on Nursing Home Residents with Dementia?Maggie Baker
 Tawnya HorsleyDo Nurse Practitioners Make Recommendations for Exercise? Current Practice Patterns, Barriers and FacilitatorsBasia Belza
 Viet NguyenCharacteristics of Nursing Home Residents with Suspected Pneumonia Who Are Treated in a Nursing Home or Transferred to a HospitalBasia Belza
Chia-Yi ChiaoUsing Causal Modeling to Predict the Impact of Caregiving on Depression among Elderly TaiwaneseKaren Schepp
 Glenise McKenzieOrganization of Work in Assisted Living: Implications for the Health and Safety of Direct Care WorkersMary Salazar
 Elena SiegelAn Ethnographic Approach to Understanding Supervision of Unlicensed Assistive Personnel in Nursing HomesPamela Mitchell