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    • Aging in community: home- and community-based services clients' use of computers as a protective factor for social isolation and loneliness 

      Nilsen, Kari M.; Medvene, Louis J.; Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel; Smith, Rachel A.; DiLollo, Anthony; Graham, Annette; Nance, Anita (Taylor & Francis, 2018)
      Frail older adults are increasingly being cared for in the community via home-and community-based service (HCBS) programs rather than nursing homes. This policy change challenges psychologists, social workers, and all ...
    • Exploring the use of a private social network to reduce isolation among independent living residents 

      Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel; Medvene, Louis J.; Nilsen, Kari M.; Smith, Rachel A.; Drum, Jessica L.; DiLollo, Anthony; Geana, Mugur (Oxford University Press, 2015-11)
      Researchers have reported that older adults’ use of computers is associated with reduced depression, and isolation (Cotten, et al., 2014; Czaja et al. 2014 ). These studies involved conventional software such as Facebook. ...
    • The formal and informal support networks of HCBS clients and their well-being 

      Nilsen, Kari M.; Medvene, Louis J.; Smith, Rachel A.; Runyan, Amanda M.; Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel; DiLollo, Anthony (Oxford University Press, 2015-11)
      Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) clients are growing in number as states increasingly provide care in non-institutional settings. In some states, like the one in which the present study was conducted, HCBS clients ...
    • Quality of life as a mediator of health 

      Smith, Rachel A.; Nilsen, Kari M.; Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
      This study explored the hypothesis that quality of life mediated the effects of depression and loneliness on health, something not previously found in the literature. Measures included the GDS-15, UCLA-R Loneliness scale, ...
    • Social networks and links to isolation and loneliness among elderly HCBS clients 

      Medvene, Louis J.; Nilsen, Kari M.; Smith, Rachel A.; Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel; DiLollo, Anthony; Webster, Noah; Graham, Annette; Nance, Anita (Taylor & Francis Group, 2016-05-03)
      Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore the network types of HCBS clients based on the structural characteristics of their social networks. We also examined how the network types were associated with social ...