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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 ...
    • Elderly home and community-based service customers: computers, social networks and quality of life 

      Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel; Smith, Rachel A.; Nilsen, Kari M.; Medvene, Louis J. (Oxford Univ Press Inc, 2013-11)
      The paradigm of providing care for “frail” older persons in nursing homes is shifting and increasing numbers of persons are receiving care in home and community-based (HCBS) settings. Social isolation is a risk for this ...
    • Exploring older persons use of computer-mediated communication technologies 

      Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel; Nilsen, Kari M.; Smith, Rachel A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Older persons receiving services in community settings, rather than Nursing Homes, are at risk of social isolation. Computer mediated communication offers technological resources which recipients of Home and Community-Based ...
    • Exploring the impact of using a private social network on independent living residents' social isolation and loneliness 

      Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel (Wichita State University, 2016-05)
      Older adults are often on the wrong side of the digital divide. However, recent Pew surveys suggest that they may be closing the gap. Fifty-nine percent of adults over 65-years-of-age are online. Computer use by older ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Impact of an active lifestyle on the functional fitness level of older women 

      Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel; Rogers, Nicole L.; Morgan, Amy L.; Amini, Sahar B.; Takeshima, Nobuo; Rogers, Michael E. (SAGE, 2018-06-01)
      The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that to maintain health, adults should engage in 150 min of moderate/vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per week. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the ...
    • 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 ...
    • The social support networks of elderly home and community- based service recipients 

      Nilsen, Kari M.; Smith, Rachel A.; Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel; Curry, Missy; Webber, Rochelle (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      One goal of the current research was to apply a previously developed method of assessing social support networks (SSNs) to a relatively unstudied population: "frail" elderly Medicaid-eligible home and community-based service ...