Rita Jablonski, PhD, RN, ANP
The focus of Associate Professor, Dr. Jablonski’s program of research is on the development of interventions to reduce care-resistant behaviors exhibited by persons with dementia.
Currently, she is the principal investigator of a $1.4 million dollar R01 grant funded by NINR (1R01NR012737-01). Working with nursing home residents, Dr. Jablonski will be working to evaluate the effectiveness of a non-threatening method for providing oral hygiene. She hopes that the outcomes of this project will not only include the reduction of stress and care-resistant behaviors in persons with dementia but also data to determine the efficacy of generalizing this type of intervention to other activities of daily living.
Jablonski, R. A. (2012). Oral Health and Hygiene Content in Nursing Fundamentals Textbooks. Nursing Research and Practice. Volume 2012.
Fulmer, T., Jablonski, R. A., Mertz, E., George, M., & Russel, S. (2012). Oral Health (Editorial). Nursing Research and Practice, Volume 2012,
Spence, A., Jablonski, R., & Loeb, S. J. (2012). Hypertensive African-American Women and the DASH Diet. The Nurse Practitioner Journal, 37(2), 41-6.
McCaughey, D., McGhan, G.El, Kim, J., Brannon, D., Leroy, H. & Jablonski, R.A.. (2012). Workforce Implications of Injury Among Home Health Workers: Evidence from the National Home Health Aide Survey. Gerontologist, 52(4):493-505.