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Journal of Gerontological Social Work

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509628/impact-of-the-village-model-results-of-a-national-survey
#1
Carrie L Graham, Andrew E Scharlach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498032/the-experiences-of-reciprocity-among-filipino-older-adults-in-canada-intergenerational-transnational-and-community-considerations
#2
Ilyan Ferrer, Shari Brotman, Amanda Grenier
This paper illustrates the concept of reciprocity in the context of immigrant families. It recommends that the definition of reciprocity be extended in order to take account of the complexity and diversity of care that is experienced in immigrant communities. The authors examine reciprocal exchanges beyond the immediate family, render visible the simultaneous location of older people as care recipients and providers, and account for care arrangements inclusive of generations, borders, community, and time. The findings presented in this paper emerged from a critical ethnographic study on the aging and care experiences of older Filipinos in Canada...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494207/psychological-vulnerability-and-gambling-in-later-life
#3
Cory B Dennis, Thomas D Davis, Janet Chang, Carolyn McAllister
OBJECTIVES: Because behavioral problems often emerge from maladaptive coping methods, we investigated whether unmet basic psychological needs evolve toward a level of psychological vulnerability that puts older adults who gamble at risk for becoming problem gamblers. METHODS: Data from a community sample of 379 adults ages 60 and above were analyzed using structural equation modeling. Participants responded to items regarding their demographics, gambling frequency, engagement in at-risk gambling behaviors, and the extent to which their basic psychological needs were met...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489496/intergroup-contact-using-storytelling-to-increase-awareness-of-lesbian-and-gay-older-adults-in-long-term-care-settings
#4
Michael D Pelts, Colleen Galambos
Due to societally imposed stigmatization, lesbian and gay (LG) older adults fear and prolong accessing long-term care (LTC) even though they need LTC at higher rates. Interventions that decrease negative attitudes towards LG older adults among LTC staff is a first step in addressing this problem. In this study, the influence of intergroup contact (IGC) on LTC staff members' attitudes towards LG was explored through the use of storytelling as a training mechanism. An embedded mixed-method approach was employed to collect and analyze responses of sixty LTC staff who participated in a storytelling event...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489495/research-with-older-adult-methadone-clients-the-importance-of-monitoring-suicide-ideation
#5
Janice McCall, Melissa Brusoski, Daniel Rosen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489491/risk-factors-for-symptoms-of-prescription-opioid-misuse-do-older-adults-differ-from-younger-adult-patients
#6
Gerald Cochran, Daniel Rosen, Rebecca M McCarthy, Rafael J Engel
Limited research is available regarding the health risks associated with opioid medication misuse among middle age (50-64 years) and older adults (65 and older). Understanding the misuse symptom risk profiles of these populations has potential to advance the national opioid epidemic response. A survey was conducted in four community pharmacies in southwestern Pennsylvania among adult, non-cancer patients filling opioid medications (N = 318) regarding opioid medication misuse symptoms and misuse risk factors...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489489/trajectories-of-community-based-service-use-the-importance-of-poverty-and-living-arrangements
#7
Sojung Park, BoRin Kim, Eunsun Kwon, Hyunjoo Lee
This study examined how older adults' living arrangements and poverty status affected their use of in-home health, functional, and out-of-home services over time. Using eight waves of data (2006-2013) from the Korea Welfare Panel Study (Koweps, n = 3337 individuals, 22448 observations) we employed a logistic mixed-effect model to analyze how poverty and living arrangements affect community-based service use. Older adults are more likely to use all services types over time. Living-alone older adults and elder-only couples were more likely than co-residing households to use services...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467157/gerontological-competencies-among-msw-students-evaluation-of-a-gerontology-specialization-program
#8
Scott E Wilks, Daphne S Cain, Kellie B Reed-Ashcraft, Jen Geiger
The purpose of this study was to conduct a preliminary evaluation of a gerontology specialization program (GSP) within a CSWE accredited MSW program. This study utilized a pretest/posttest design with a three-group comparison: group 1-GSP students; group 2-students from the group 1 program but not in GSP; and group 3-students at two external MSW programs with no GSPs. The overall sample comprised 220 advanced year students. A CSWE Gero-Ed Center/Hartford Partnership empirical measure was used to assess overall, gero social work practice competency...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463072/neoliberalism-and-austerity-in-spain-portugal-and-south-africa-the-revolution-of-older-persons
#9
Abigail Ornellas, Lambert K Engelbrecht, María-Asunción Martínez-Román, Juan Tortosa-Martínez, José Luís Casanova, Maria das Dores Guerreiro
In Portugal, Spain and South Africa, there has been a noted anti-neoliberal resistance, marked by the significant participation of the older generation in protest movements. Changing demographics, the global financial crisis, unemployment, poverty, and the reliance of the family nucleus on the pensioner, coupled with neoliberal and austerity-based reductions to welfare programmes, pensions, health, and social care, has caused the "silver revolution". As a population group that is often considered to be less politically active and robust members of society, such resistance is a noteworthy moment in society that needs to be considered and responded to...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463059/using-the-eco-map-and-ecosystems-perspective-to-guide-skilled-nursing-facility-discharge-planning
#10
V J Miller, N L Fields, G Adorno, A Smith-Osborne
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409672/making-a-difference-a-study-of-cognitive-stimulation-therapy-for-persons-with-dementia
#11
Daniel B Stewart, Marla Berg-Weger, Susan Tebb, Michele Sakamoto, Kristina Roselle, Laura Downing, Janice Lundy, Deborah Hayden
Affecting nearly 5.4 million older adults in the United States and 35.6 million individuals worldwide, dementia is one of the greatest public health crises of our time. As a result, helping professionals, clients, and care partners seek effective and affordable treatment. Developed in the United Kingdom by Spector and colleagues, Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is a non-pharmacologic psychosocial group intervention for persons with dementia. To expand upon and fill the gaps within existing research, the authors developed a descriptive study to assess the impact of CST on cognition, quality of life, and depression, among six CST groups (n = 40)...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402217/the-dash-pilot-project-developing-community-based-nutrition-education-for-older-adults
#12
Jan M Ivery, Liza Benton, Ashley Harrison, Melissa Paul, Marielysse Cortés
Nutrition-related chronic health conditions among older adults are a growing concern. In this study, nutrition education materials were created for use in senior centers by graduate nutrition students. After the materials were presented, focus groups were conducted with participants (n = 62) to obtain feedback on the content and presentation. Findings related to the participant's knowledge of nutrition-related information, strategies to improve future class sessions, and participant recruitment will be discussed...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398136/understanding-the-financial-knowledge-gap-a-new-dimension-of-inequality-in-later-life
#13
Mohammad Nuruzzaman Khan, David W Rothwell, Katrina Cherney, Tamara Sussman
To understand individuals' financial behaviors, it is important to understand the financial knowledge gap - the distance between one's objective and subjective financial knowledge. Overestimating one's financial knowledge can lead to risky financial behaviors. To date, limited empirical work has examined how financial knowledge gap varies across age groups. We analyze the size and nature of the financial knowledge gap and its variation across age groups. Using nationally representative data, we find robust evidence that older adults overestimate their financial knowledge...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339351/experiencing-civil-unrest-elder-voices-on-ferguson
#14
Nancy Morrow-Howell, Clarissa Jackson, Jacquelyn Lewis-Harris, Richelle Clark, Sheilah Clarke Ekong, Briana Bostic
Ferguson, Missouri became the center of the nation's attention when an unarmed African American teenager was killed by a Caucasian police officer. Civic unrest continued for weeks. The aim of this study was to learn how older adults experienced the social unrest. Ten focus groups were conducted with 73 participants. Eight themes were identified. Issues related to safety were most commonly discussed. Participants reported a breakdown in intergenerational communications and expressed a desire for more exchange...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339325/community-based-services-and-depression-from-person-environment-fit-perspective-focusing-on-functional-impairments-and-living-alone
#15
BoRin Kim, Sojung Park, Jennifer Bishop-Saucier, Carrie Amorim
Guided by the Person-Environment Fit perspective, we investigated the extent to which personal and environmental factors influence depression among community-dwelling adults. The data came from the special section about community-based service utilization in the 2012 Health and Retirement Study (N=1,710). Although community-based service was not significantly associated with depression after controlling for covariates, respondents with functional limitations and living alone were less likely to be depressed when using community-based services...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272996/speaking-to-washington-d-c-in-the-short-and-long-run
#16
Michelle Putnam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409711/silver-alerts-a-notification-system-for-communities-with-missing-adults
#17
Erika Gergerich, Lindsey Davis
As the U.S. population ages, the prevalence of dementia will grow and communities will face the problem of older adults wandering or becoming lost. Silver Alert systems are programs designed to locate missing older adults with dementia or other mental disabilities. Such programs have been initiated in all but five states. Data collection for these programs is often minimal or incomplete. Social workers should be involved in prevention, follow up and education with caregivers, community members and law enforcement officers...
April 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409710/applying-who-s-age-friendly-communities-framework-to-a-national-survey-in-china
#18
Yi Wang, Ernest Gonzales, Nancy Morrow-Howell
The World Health Organization (WHO)'s Age-Friendly Community (AFC) initiative has gained worldwide momentum. Yet, measures have not been validated in regions with various levels of socio-economic development. This article used a nationally representative dataset in China to (a) analyze community-level measures within the framework of AFC and (b) compare the age-friendliness between rural and urban settings in China. Chi- square and t-tests examined the rural and urban differences. Results suggest that many AFC concepts did not apply well in developing areas...
April 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358235/the-aging-semantic-differential-in-mandarin-chinese-measuring-attitudes-toward-older-adults-in-china
#19
Ernest Gonzales, Lisa A Marchiondo, Jing Tan, Yi Wang, Huajuan Chen
The Aging Semantic Differential (ASD) is the most widely used instrument to measure young people's attitudes towards older adults. This study translated the ASD to Mandarin and examined its psychometric properties. The Mandarin-ASD contains three latent factors (Personality and Mental Health, Societal Participation, and Physical) that have high internal reliability and reasonable discriminate validity. Social work researchers, practitioners and allied professionals may utilize the ASD-Mandarin instrument to measure young people's attitudes towards older adults in China...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296585/new-calls-for-papers-in-2017
#20
Michelle Putnam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
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