February 1, 2006
This study followed 518,240 elderly couples enrolled in Medicare in 1993 for nine years to determine whether there was an association between hospitalization of a spouse and a partner's risk of death. The "bereavement effect"—referring to the increa ...
October 1, 2004
The current study examined the role of demographic and socioeconomic factors, such as race, wealth, and income, on older adults' use of preventive health services. The study participants were 2,968 women 65 years of age and older enrolled in two Med ...
September 1, 2007
Studies have consistently shown that social position predicts the quality of night sleep. Specifically, those with low-status occupations are more likely to report difficulty falling and staying asleep, frequent early morning awakenings and increase ...
April 8, 2013
Nurse Faculty Scholar puts ‘handymen’ to work turning older people’s homes into safe, healthy environments.
August 8, 2012
Human Capital Blog
The kinds of intergenerational issues that I address in my research come to mind frequently when I think of Egypt and the other Middle Eastern and North African countries currently undergoing rapid change. One intriguing question is how intergenerat ...