Research

Research Briefs

This section contains summaries of research articles written by our faculty or students.

Movement-based mind-body practices and cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults: Findings from the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) study
Brief by Vishvesh Patel, Kallol Bhattacharyya, and Gizem Hueluer of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Bhattacharyya, K. K., Hueluer, G., Meng, H., & Hyer, K. (2021). Movement-based mind-body practices and cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults: Findings from the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) study. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 60(102751), 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.ctim.2021.102751 

Self-Reported Satisfaction of Older Adult Residents in Nursing Homes: Development of a Conceptual Framework
Brief by Dunya Al-Suffi, Kallol Bhattacharyya, and Victor Molinari of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Bhattacharyya, K. K., Molinari, V., & Hyer, K. (2021). Self-reported satisfaction of older adult residents in nursing homes: Development of a conceptual framework. The Gerontologist.

Person-Centered Care in Nursing Homes: Potential of Complementary and Alternative Approaches and Their Challenges
Brief by Donovan Rider and Kallol Bhattacharyya of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Bhattacharyya, K. K., Morgan, J. C., & Burgess, E. O. (2021). Person-centered care in nursing homes: Potential of complementary and alternative approaches and their challenges. Journal of Applied Gerontology.

Job Strain and Late-Life Cognition: Findings from the Puerto Rican Elderly Health Conditions Study
Brief by Leonel Camejo, Hillary Rouse, Monica Nelson, Ross Andel, and Taylor Vigoureux of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Vigoureux, T., Nelson, M., Andel, R., Small, B., Dávila-Roman, A., & Crowe, M. (2021). Job strain and late-life cognition: Findings from the Puerto Rican Elderly Health Conditions Study. Journal of Aging and Health, 33(3-4), 273–284.

Effects of Yoga-Related Mind-Body Therapies on Cognitive Function in Older Adults: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis
Brief by Kallol Bhattacharyya, Hillary Rouse, and Brent Small of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Bhattacharyya, K.K., Andel, R., & Small, B.J. (2021). Effects of yoga-related mind-body therapies on cognitive function in older adults: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 93(104319), 1-10. 

Sleep Health is Associated with Next-Day Mindful Attention in Healthcare Workers
Brief by Leonel Camejo, Hillary Rouse, Christina Mu, and Soomi Lee of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Lee, S., Mu, C., Gonzalez, B., Vinci, C., & Small, B. (2020). Sleep health is associated with next-day mindful attention in healthcare workers. Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation. 

Does Sexual Orientation Relate to Health and Well-Being? Analysis of Adults 50+ Years of Age
Brief by Christian Slater, Hillary Rouse, and Christi Nelson of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Nelson, C. & Andel, R. (2020). Does sexual orientation relate to health and well-being? Analysis of adults 50+ years of age. The Gerontologist, 60(7), 1281-1290. 

Does Sexual Orientation Influence Trajectories of Change in Health? A 20-Year Follow-Up Study
Brief by Christian Slater, Hillary Rouse, and Christi Nelson of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Nelson, C. & Andel, R. (2020). Does sexual orientation influence trajectories of change in health? A 20-year follow-up study. LGBT Health, 7(7), 385-392.

Self-Rated Health and Mental Health Among Older Incarcerated Males
Brief by Tomas Vivas, Hillary Rouse, Victor Molinari, and Carlyn Vogel of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Vogel, C. E., Molinari, V., Andel, R., & Barry, L. C. (2020). Self-rated health and mental health among older incarcerated males. Aging & Mental Health, 1–9. 

The Unique Challenges Faced by Assisted Living Communities to Meet Federal Guidelines for COVID-19
Brief by Christian Slater, Hillary Rouse, and Debra Dobbs of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Dobbs, D., Peterson, L., & Hyer, K. (2020). The unique challenges faced by assisted living communities to meet federal guidelines for COVID-19. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 32, 4-5, 334-342.

Quality Concerns in Nursing Homes that Serve Large Proportions of Residents with Serious Mental Illness
Brief by Joseph Ayala, Hillary Rouse , Lindsay Peterson, Kathryn Hyer, and Dylan Jester of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Jester, D.J., Hyer, K., & Bowblis, J.R. (2020). Quality concerns in nursing homes that serve large proportions of residents with serious mental illness. The Gerontologist, 1-10.

Care Demands and Well-Being of Primary and Secondary Non-Spousal Caregivers of Aging Adults
Brief by Christian Slater and Victoria Marino of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Marino, V.R., Badana, A.N., & Haley, W.E. (2020). Care demands and well-being of primary and secondary non-spousal caregivers of aging adults. Clinical Gerontologist, 43(5), 558-571.

Mild Behavioral Impairment as a Predictor of Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults 
Brief by Mia Torres, Hillary Rouse, and Brent Small of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Rouse, H. J., Small, B. J., Schinka, J. A., Loewenstein, D. A., Duara, R., & Potter, H. (2020). Mild behavioral impairment as a predictor of cognitive functioning in older adults. International Psychogeriatrics, 1-9.

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms as a Distinguishing Factor Between Memory Diagnoses
Brief by Mia Torres, Hillary Rouse, and Brent Small of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Rouse, H. J., Small, B. J., Schinka, J. A., Hazlett, A. M., Loewenstein, D. A., Duara, R., & Potter, H. (2020). Neuropsychiatric symptoms as a distinguishing factor between memory diagnoses. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 1-8.

Assisted Living Communities During Hurricane Irma: The Decision to Evacuate or Shelter in Place and Resident Acuity 
Brief by Christian Slater, Hillary Rouse, and Lindsay Peterson of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Peterson, L. J., June, J., Sakib, N., Dobbs, D., Dosa, M. D., Thomas, S. K., Jester, J. D., & Hyer K. (2020). Assisted living communities during Hurricane Irma: The decision to evacuate or shelter in place and resident acuity. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 21(8), 1148–1152. 

Mind-Body Practices in U.S. Adults: Prevalence and Correlates 
Brief by Kallol Bhattacharyya , Hillary Rouse, and Gizem Hueluer of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Bhattacharyya, K. K., Hueluer, G., Meng, H., & Hyer, K. (2020). Mind-body practices in U.S. adults: Prevalence and correlates. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 52(102501), 1-5. 

The State of the States: How Easy is It for Consumers to Learn About Assisted Living in the U.S.?
Brief by Amy Haywood of the University of South Florida, Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications.
Article:
Roberts, M., Peterson, L. J., & Hyer, K. (2020). The State of States’ Assisted Living Websites: Information Available to Consumers. The Gerontologist, 1-7.

The Relationship of Caregiving to Work Conflict and Supervisor Disclosure with Emotional, Physical, and Financial Strain in Employed Family Caregivers
Brief by Mia Borja, Carlyn Vogel, Hillary Rouse, and Maureen Templeman of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Templeman, M.E., Badana, A.N.S., & Haley, W.E. (2019). The relationship of caregiving to work conflict and supervisor disclosure with emotional, physical, and financial strain in employed family caregivers. Journal of Aging and Health, 32(7-8), 698-707.

Understanding Burnout and Its Potential Effects on Clinical Care
Brief by Nhu Nguyen, Hillary Rouse, and Victor Molinari of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
LoboPrabhu, S., Rouse, H., & Molinari, V. (2019). Understanding burnout and its potential effects on clinical care. In S. LoboPrabhu, F. Summer, & H. Moffic (Eds.) Combatting Burnout: A Guide for Psychiatrists (Chapter 4). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association Publishing.

International Perspectives on Residential Aged-Care
Brief by Tomas Vivas, Hillary Rouse, Victor Molinari, and Nasreen Sadeq of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Sadeq, N. & Molinari, V. (2019). International perspectives on residential aged care. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology.  

Understanding the Roles of Patient Symptoms and Subjective Appraisals in Well-Being Among Breast Cancer Patients
Brief by Joseph Ayala, Hillary Rouse, and Adrian Badana of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Badana, A.N.S., Marino, V., Templeman, M., McMillan, S., Tofthagen, C., Small, B., & Haley, W. (2019). Understanding the roles of patient symptoms and subjective appraisals in well-being among breast cancer patients. Supportive Care in Cancer, 27(11), 4245-4252.

Discussing End-of-Life Care Preferences With Family: Role of Race and Ethnicity
Brief by Tomas Vivas, Hillary Rouse, and Lindsay Peterson of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Peterson, L., Hyer, K., Meng, H., Dobbs, D., Gamaldo, A., & O'Neil, K. (2019). Discussing end-of-life care preferences with family: Role of race and ethnicity. Research on Aging, 41(9), 823–844.

Assessment of Cognitive Training & Social Interaction in People with Mild to Moderate Dementia: A Pilot Study
Brief by Tomas Vivas, Hillary Rouse, and Brent Small of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Rouse, H. J., Small, B. J., & Faust, M. E. (2019). Assessment of cognitive training & social interaction in people with mild to moderate dementia: A pilot study. Clinical Gerontologist, 42(4), 421–434.

The Use of Mobility Devices and Personal Assistance: A Joint Modeling Approach 
Brief by Chloe Burns, Hillary Rouse, Jocelyn Brown, and Lindsay Peterson of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Meng, H., Peterson, L., Feng, L., Dobbs, D., & Hyer, K. (2019). The use of mobility devices and personal assistance: A joint modeling approach. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 5, 1-7.

Using Deficiency Data to Measure Quality in Assisted Living Communities: A Florida Statewide Study 
Brief by Christian Slater, Hillary Rouse, and Joseph June of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
June, J., Meng, H., Dobbs, D., & Hyer, K., (2019). Using deficiency data to measure quality in assisted living communities: A Florida statewide study. Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 32(2), 125-140.

Medical Faculty Beliefs: Self-Rated Importance and Confidence in Teaching Geriatrics Primary Care
Brief by Amy Haywood of the University of South Florida, Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications.
Article:
Hyer, K., Jester, D., Badana, A.N.S., D’Aoust, R., Robinson, B.E., Guerra, L., Michael, M., Molinari, V., Schwartz, A., Shocken, D., Wills, T., Wilson, C., Andel, R., (2019). Medical faculty beliefs: Self-rated importance and confidence in teaching geriatrics primary care. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, (67)3, 576-580.

Bidirectional Associations of Sleep With Cognitive Interference in Employees’ Work Days
Brief by Amy Haywood of the University of South Florida, Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications.
Article:
Lee, S., Buxton, O. M., Andel, R., & Almeida, D. M. (2019). Bidirectional associations of sleep with cognitive interference in employees' work days. Sleep health, 5(3), 298-308. 

The Association Between Assisted Living Direct Care Worker End-of-Life Training and Hospice Use Patterns 
Debra Dobbs, Ph.D.
This policy brief written by Christian Slater, Hillary Rouse, and Debra Dobbs of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging is a concise and easy to read summary of a journal article. See the citation below for information on the original article.
Article:
Dobbs, D., Kaufman, S., & Meng, H. (2018). The association between assisted living direct care worker end-of-life training and hospice use patterns. Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, 4, 1- 5. 

Personality and its Relationship to Depression and Cognition in Older Adults: Implications for Practice
Brief by Nhu Nguyen, Carlyn Vogel, Hillary Rouse, Victor Molinari, and Nasreen Sadeq of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Sadeq, N. A, & Molinari, V. (2018). Personality and its relationship to depression and cognition in older adults: Implications for practice. Clinical Gerontologist, 41(5), 385-398.

The Association Between Assisted Living Direct Care Worker End-of-Life Training and Hospice Use Patterns
Brief by Christian Slater, Hillary Rouse, and Debra Dobbs of the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging.
Article:
Dobbs, D., Kaufman, S., & Meng, H. (2018). The association between assisted living direct care worker end-of-life training and hospice use patterns. Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, 4, 1- 5.

Sharing End-of-Life Care Preferences with Family Members
Brief by Amy Haywood of the University of South Florida, Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications.
Article:
Peterson, L. J., Dobbs, D., Meng, H., Gamaldo, A., O'Neil, K., & Hyer, K. (2018). Sharing end-of-life care preferences with family members: who has the discussion and who does not. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 21(4), 463-472.