Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Rita Jablonski’s internationally-renowned program of research is focused on improving the lives of older adults, especially those with dementia who reside in nursing homes. Her most recent studies have tested interventions that improve oral hygiene for persons with dementia who resist care. The strategies for reducing threat perception using dementia-centric communication strategies are congruent with the principles of person-centered care and nursing home culture change initiatives.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Description of Process and Content of Online Dementia Coaching for Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia.Healthcare.  7. 2019
    2019 Developing a Strategic Group Typology for Home Health Care AgenciesHome Health Care Management and Practice2019
    2018 Randomised clinical trial: Efficacy of strategies to provide oral hygiene activities to nursing home residents with dementia who resist mouth careGerodontology.  35:365-375. 2018
    2018 Understanding Anosognosia for Hemiplegia After Stroke.Rehabilitation Nursing Journal2018
    2017 Feasibility of providing safe mouth care and collecting oral and fecal microbiome samples from nursing home residents with dysphagiaJournal of Gerontological Nursing.  43:9-15. 2017
    2016 Geographic access to interventional cardiology services in one rural stateHeart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care.  45:434-440. 2016
    2016 Revising the Resistiveness-to-Care ScaleJournal of Nursing Measurement2016
    2016 From reducing threat to relationship-centered care: Maturation of the MOUTh interventionJournal of Gerontological Nursing2016
    2016 Maturation of the MOUTh intervention: From reducing threat to relationship-centered careJournal of Gerontological Nursing.  42:15-23. 2016
    2016 Revising the resistiveness to care scaleJournal of Nursing Measurement.  24:72E-82E. 2016
    2015 A personal reflection on measurement from three decades awayResearch in Gerontological Nursing.  8:262-263. 2015
    2015 Effectiveness of regionalized systems for stroke and myocardial infarctionSeminars in Laparoscopic Surgery.  5. 2015
    2015 Effectiveness of regionalized systems for stroke and myocardial infarctionSeminars in Laparoscopic Surgery2015
    2015 Multimorbidity and breast cancerSeminars in Oncology Nursing.  31:163-169. 2015
    2014 Can Speed of Processing Training Ameliorate Depressive Symptomatology in Adults with HIV?Heterocycles.  1. 2014
    2014 Personality as a moderator of cognitive stimulation in older adults at high risk for cognitive declineResearch in Gerontological Nursing.  7:159-170. 2014
    2014 Maintaining oral health across the life spanNurse Practitioner.  39:39-48. 2014
    2014 “I don’t want to be a guinea pig:” Recruiting older African Americans (Guest Editorial)Journal of Gerontological Nursing2014
    2014 A nurse developed toolkit for long-term care ombudsmenGeriatric Nursing.  35:111-113. 2014
    2014 Ask the Expert: Hands-on solutions for long-term care nurses providing oral healthcareNeurosurgical Focus2014
    2014 Beyond Pediatrics: Maintaining Oral Health Throughout the Life SpanThe Nurse Practitioner Journal2014
    2014 Can speed of processing training ameliorate depressive symptomatology in adults with HIV?Heterocycles2014
    2014 Hands-on solutions for long-term care nurses providing oral healthcareNeurosurgical Focus.  22:20-22. 2014
    2013 The 2012 Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award: Ann Kolanowski.(Invited submission)Journal of Gerontological Nursing2013
    2013 The invisible elderly: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adultsJournal of Gerontological Nursing2013
    2013 Mouth Care as Oral Infection control to Reduce Ventilator-Associated PneumoniaThe International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society2013
    2013 Mouth care to reduce ventilator-associated pneumoniaThe International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society.  113:24-30. 2013
    2013 Dementia is not dementia is not dementiaJournal of Gerontological Nursing.  39:3-5. 2013
    2013 Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adultsJournal of Gerontological Nursing.  39:46-52. 2013
    2013 The 2012 doris schwartz gerontological nursing research awardJournal of Gerontological Nursing.  39:9-10. 2013
    2012 Workforce implications of injury among home health workers: Evidence from the national home health aide surveyGerontologist.  52:493-505. 2012
    2012 Hypertensive African American women and the DASH dietNurse Practitioner.  37:41-46. 2012
    2012 Oral Health (Editorial)Nursing Research and Practice2012
    2012 Oral Health and Hygiene Content in Nursing Fundamentals TextbooksNursing Research and Practice2012
    2012 Oral health and hygiene content in nursing fundamentals textbooks.Nursing Research and Practice.  2012:372617. 2012
    2011 No more fighting and biting during mouth care: applying the theoretical constructs of threat perception to clinical practice.Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice.  25:163-175. 2011
    2011 Reducing care-resistant behaviors during oral hygiene in persons with dementiaThe American Journal of Case Reports.  11. 2011
    2011 Profile of Nursing Home Residents with Dementia Who Require Assistance with Mouth CareGeriatric Nursing.  32:439-446. 2011
    2011 Oral Hygiene & Care-resistant Behaviors: Making a Difference.Portal of Geriatric Online Education2011
    2011 An intervention to reduce care-resistant behavior in persons with dementia during oral hygiene: A pilot studySpecial Care in Dentistry.  31:77-87. 2011
    2011 Reducing Care Resistant Behaviors During Mouth CareLong Term Living Magazine2011
    2011 Reducing Care-Resistant Behaviors During Dental ProceduresPreventive Dentistry2011
    2011 Review: Denture hygiene care for residents in nursing homes in north walesNt Research.  16:75-76. 2011
    2010 Denture hygiene care for residents in nursing homes in North WalesJournal of Research in Nursing2010
    2010 Examining oral health in nursing home residents and overcoming mouth care-resistive behaviorsNeurosurgical Focus.  18:21-26. 2010
    2010 Missed Opportunities: Under-detection of Trauma in Elderly Adults Involved inMotor Vehicle CrashesJournal of Emergency Nursing.  36:6-9. 2010
    2009 Diabetes in the nursing homeNeurosurgical Focus.  17:42-46. 2009
    2009 Measuring the oral health of nursing home eldersJ.LA.MED.SOC..  18:200-217. 2009
    2009 Strategies for improving family satisfaction with long-term care facilities: Direct care and family-staff interactionsNeurosurgical Focus.  17. 2009
    2009 Mouth Care in Nursing Homes: Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices of Nursing AssistantsGeriatric Nursing.  30:99-107. 2009
    2009 Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Order AdultsThe International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society2009
    2009 Informed consent to research in long-term care settingsResearch in Gerontological Nursing.  2:153-161. 2009
    2009 Physiology of aging: Impact on critical illness and treatment.Physiological Genomics2009
    2008 Research Applications: Delivering Mouth Care to Persons with DementiaHartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence at PSU2008
    2008 Skills-enhancement training program for home care providers: Implications for redefining quality careHome Health Care Management and Practice.  20:312-322. 2008
    2007 The value of geriatric care enhancement training for direct service workersGerontology and Geriatrics Education.  28:109-121. 2007
    2007 Decisions about transfer from nursing home to emergency departmentImage.  39:266-272. 2007
    2007 Enhanced care assistant training to address the workforce crisis in home care: Changes related to job satisfaction and career commitmentRapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry.  8:71-81. 2007
    2007 Consensus Building on Principles of Respect-Worthy Behavior via Multi-Site Video Conferencing in Continuing Education of Personal Care AssistantsPerspectives: New York Journal of Adult Learning2007
    2006 Oral health measurement in nursing research: State of the scienceNumerical Linear Algebra with Applications.  8:35-42. 2006
    2006 Oral health measurement in nursing research: state of the science.Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications.  8:35-42. 2006
    2005 The role of biobehavioral, environmental, and social forces on oral health disparities in frail and functionally dependent nursing home eldersNumerical Linear Algebra with Applications.  7:75-82. 2005
    2005 Care intervention for older adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias: effect of family involvement on cognitive and functional outcomes in nursing homes.Journal of Gerontological Nursing.  31:38-48. 2005
    2005 The Role of Oral Health in Respiratory DiseasePerspectives in Respiratory Nursing2005
    2003 Common medical problems: Cardiovascular through hematogical disordersWomen's Health2003
    2003 From Sparks to Wildfires: The Emergence and Impacft of the Nurse Practitioner Movement on Nursing Education at Virginia Commonwealth University School of NursingNursing Historical Review2003
    2003 Recognition, Respect, and Responsiblity: Enhanced Care Assistant TrainingGeriatric Education Center2003
    2003 Sparks to wildfires: The emergence and impact of nurse practitioner education at Virginia Commonwealth University 1974-1991Minority Nurse.  11:167-185. 2003
    2000 Caring for adults with mental retardationNursing2000
    2000 Discovering asthma in the older adultNurse Practitioner.  25:14-41. 2000
    1999 Practice Pointers: OLDCARTSSThe Nurse Practioner1999
    1996 Effect of three teaching methods on a nursing staff's knowledge of medication error risk reduction strategies.Journal of nursing staff development : JNSD.  12:19-26. 1996
    1995 Nurses' perceptions of harmful outcomes from medication errors.Medsurg Nursing.  4. 1995
    1995 If ventilator patients could talk.Rn -Montvale-.  58:32-34. 1995
    1994 Effect of three teaching methods on nursing staff's knowledge of medication error risk-reduction strategies:The Nursing Experience1994
    1994 Needs assessment for a patient education program in a nursing department: A delphi approachJournal of nursing staff development : JNSD.  10:123-130. 1994
    1994 Needs assessment for patient education program in a department of nursing: A delphi approachJournal of Nursing Staff Development1994
    1994 Programmed instruction for reduction of medication errorsMedication Errors: The Nursing Experience1994
    1994 The Experience of Being Mechanically VentilatedQualitative Health Research.  4:186-207. 1994
    1994 The Experience of Being Mechanically Ventilated: A Qualitative Study 1994
    1993 Nausea: The forgotten symptomHolistic Nursing Practice.  7:64-72. 1993
    1992 Remember the person attached to the ventilatorNursing 2010.  22:67-70. 1992
    Feasibility of providing safe mouth care and collecting oral and fecal microbiome samples from nursing home residents with dysphagia: Proof of concept.Journal of Gerontological Nursing

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Elder abuse and neglect [in Section 1: Emergency & Critical Care Nursing 2018

    Research Overview

  • Aging; dementia-related behaviors; oral health; long-term care; nursing home culture change; person-centered care; nursing assistant workforce issues; safety in nursing homes; nursing-home acquired pneumonia; evidence-based mouth care; mouth care for persons with dysphagia; advanced nursing practice; informal caregivers.
  • Teaching Activities

  • NRM781 - Quantitative Measure Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NRM781 - Quantitative Measure Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NRM781 - Quantitative Measure Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NRM781 - Quantitative Measure Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NAH692L - Residency: Adult/Gero NP (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NRM798L - Research Immersion (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NRM781 - Quantitative Measure Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NRM798L - Research Immersion (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NRM781 - Quantitative Measure Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NAH692L - Residency: Adult/Gero NP (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NAH692L - Residency: Adult/Gero NP (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR313L - Concepts Professional Nur Prac (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NRM771 - Methods/Measurement in Nrs Res (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NRM771 - Methods/Measurement in Nrs Res (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • NRM772 - Designs of Nursing Studies II (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science, University of Virginia 2003
  • Master of Nursing in Adult Health Nurse / Nursing, LaSalle University 1992
  • Bachelor of Nursing in Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse, 1986
  • Full Name

  • Rita Jablonski