Dr. Karen Rose’s research focuses on understanding and intervening to support persons with dementia and their family caregivers. A particular area of science is in the use of technology to measure and intervene to decrease stressful situations to assist family caregivers in their homes. Dr. Rose is also interested in addressing health policy implications of her work to further support family caregivers.
- Davis, J., Kenney, L. Rose, K., Lopez, R. (in press, 2019). Managing shame: A grounded theory of how stigma manifests in families living with dementia. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
- Anderson, J., Hundt, E., Rose, K. (2019). Non-pharmacological strategies used by family caregivers of persons with dementia as presented in blogs. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 45(7): 25-35. https://doi.org/10.3928/00989314-20190612-04
- Rose, K., Lach, J., Perkhouvana, Y., …Stankovic, J. (2018). Use of body sensors to examine nocturnal agitation, sleep, and urinary incontinence in persons with dementia. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 44(8), 19-26. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20180626-03
- Perez, G.A, Rose, KM., Caceres, B., Spurlock, W., et al. (2018). Position statement: Policies to support family caregivers. Nursing Outlook, 66(3), 337-340.
- Moss, K., Hollen, P., Williams, I., Rovnyak, V., Deutsch, N., & Rose, K. End-of life plans for African American older adults with dementia. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. First Published March 14, 2018 (in press). https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909118761094
- Moss, K., Hollen, P., Williams, I., Rovnyak, V., Deutsch, N., & Rose, K. (2018). Understanding end-of-life terminology among older African Americans. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 44(2), 33-40. PMID: 28990634
- McLennon, S. M., Anderson, J., Epps, F., & Rose, K. (in press 2018). “It’s just a part of life”: African American daughters caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Women and Aging. 10.1080/08952841.2018.1547002
- Lee, M., Anderson, J., Rose, K., Williams, I. (in press, 2018). Effective interventions for depressive symptoms among caregivers of people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice
- Rose, K., Specht, J., Forch, W. Correlates among nocturnal agitation, sleep, and urinary incontinence in dementia. (2015). American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 30(1): 78-84. doi: 10.1177/1533317514524814 (R)
- Gong, J., Rose, K., Emi, I., Specht, J., Hoque, E., Fan, D., et al. (2015). Home wireless sensing system for monitoring incontinence and sleep agitation. Wireless Health, 1:1-8.
- Balogun, S,, Rose, K., Owen, J., et al. (2015). Innovative Interprofessional Geriatric Education for Medical and Nursing Students: Focus on Transitions in Care." QJM. Jun;108(6):465-71. doi: 10.1093/qjmed/hcu226. Epub 2014 Oct 31.
- Rose, K., Lopez, R., (May 31, 2012) "Transitions in Dementia Care: Theoretical Support for Nursing Roles" OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol. 17, No. 2, Manuscript 4.
- Kim, H., Chang, M., Rose, K., Kim, S. (2012). Predictors of caregiver burden in caregivers of individuals with dementia: Findings from the National Alliance for Caregiving. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(4), 846-855. doi: 10.111/j.1365-2648.2011.05787.x. (R)
- Rose, K., Beck, C., Tsai, P., Liem, P., Davila, D., Kleban, M., Gooneratne, N., Kalra, G., Richards, K. (2011). Sleep disturbances and nocturnal agitation behaviors in older adults with dementia. Sleep, 34(6), 779-786. doi: 10.5665/SLEEP.1018
- Rose, K., Lorenz, R. (2010). Sleep disturbances in dementia: What they are and what to do. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 36(5), 9-14.
- Recent Research Activities
MPI: “Learning and Improving Alzheimer's Patient-Caregiver Relationships via Smart Healthcare Technology”
National Science Foundation.
MPI: Rose, Stankovic
Co-investigator: “Family quality of life among LGBT caregivers of persons with dementia”
National Institute on Aging
Consultant: “Improving family quality of life through training to reduce care-resistant behaviors by people with Alzheimer dementia and traumatic brain injury”
Department of Defense
Consultant: “Supporting family caregivers with technology for dementia home care”
MPI: “Correlates among nocturnal agitation, sleep, and urinary incontinence in dementia”
National Institute of Nursing Research
(MPI: Rose, Specht)
The need for human touch is universal among critical care patients and is an important component of the nurse–patient relationship. However, multiple barriers to human touch exist in the critical care environment. With little research to guide practice, we argue for the importance of human touch in the provision of holistic nursing care.
The five-year, $3.13 million grant will deploy social-assistive robots at Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber and Chapel Hill Community in Canal Fulton near Canton for an eight-week trial. The study is aimed at curbing loneliness and apathy in older adults, especially for those with dementia.