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Anita S. Tesh

**Education: PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation, with Minor in Mathematical Statistics, 1990; MSN, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Nursing, 1981; BSN, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Nursing, 1979 **Areas of Expertise: Adult Health, Pyschometrics.

There are 9 included publications by Anita S. Tesh :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Assessing medication knowledge and practices of older adults 1998 1272 An assessment instrument for home health nurses to use in assessing medication knowledge and practices of older adults was developed and tested on a convenience sample of 20 adults 65 and older admit to a local home health agency. The tool was found ...
Characteristics of nursing homes adopting environmental transformations 2002 581 During the past few years, many nursing homes in North Carolina have formulated plans to transform or enhance their environments to make the facilities more desirable places to live and work. The purpose of this study was to compare characteristics o...
The effect of critical care hospitalization on family members: Stress and responses 2000 4982 Family members of intensive care patients may experience stressors that threaten both personal health and family integrity. This study found that family members endure multiple concurrent stressors and exhibit numerous behavioral responses, including...
Family caregivers' attitudes towards aging, care-giving, and nursing home placement 2001 1975 Nursing home placement (NHP) is stressful both for older adults and for their family caregivers. This descriptive survey research investigated family caregivers' attitudes toward aging, their emotional appraisal of nursing home placement, and their r...
Integrating gerontology competencies into graduate nursing programs. 2006 782 Current demographic and health care utilization trends strongly indicate a rapidly increasing demand for nurses who are well qualified to care for older adults. Advanced practice nurses are positioned to assume leadership roles in geriatric nursing c...
Physical Activity, Obesity, Nutritional Health and Quality of Life in Low-Income Hispanic Adults With Diabetes 2010 522 The study examined relationships among age, body mass index (BMI), physical activity, nutritional health, quality of life, and health-related quality of life in Hispanic adults with diabetes (N = 59) using the PRECEDE-PROCEED planning model as...
Promoting thriving in nursing homes: The Eden Alternative 2002 1887 The current reality is that frail older adults who live in nursing homes spend a good deal of their time alone, unable to care for themselves or their environments. They enjoy few stimulating activities. Even well cared for nursing home residents may...
Recognize the many facets of gerontological nursing 2007 1317 Fact: Older adults influence hospital environments. This patient population is now the predominant recipient of services in all healthcare settings—50% of hospital patients, 70% of home care patients, and 90% of ambulatory patients.1 Patients over ag...
Thriving: A Life Span Theory 2002 4057 There is a need for aging theories to become holistic and multidisciplinary with a life span focus. A theory is the construction of explicit explanations in accounting for empirical findings. A good gerontological theory integrates knowledge, tells h...