Caregiving Special Interest Group

The mission of the Caregiving Special Interest Group is to bring together programs, service providers, and individuals across the UF colleges, the VA system, and the Gainesville community to share ideas, foster collaborations, and brand our community a place where caregiving scholarship, education, outreach, and advocacy is supported.

Meetings

  • The Caregiving Research Group meets approximately two times a semester. The next meeting is TBA.

Members

  • Mary Ellen Young, PhD, Facilitator
    • Department of Behavioral Science & Community Health, College of Public Health & Health Professions
  • Juliette Christie, PhD
    • Department of Behavioral Science & Community Health, College of Public Health & Health Professions
  • Barbara Curbow, PhD
    • Department of Behavioral Science & Community Health, College of Public Health & Health Professions
  • Martie Gillen, PhD
    • Department of Family, Youth, & Community Sciences, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
  • Meggan Jordan, PhD, Curriculum Vitae
    • Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center, NF/SG Veterans Health System
  • Barbara Lutz, PhD
  • Chandylen Nightingale, MPH, Webmaster
    • Department of Behavioral Science & Community Health, College of Public Health & Health Professions
  • Julie Watson, MOT, MHS
    • Department of Behavioral Science & Community Health, College of Public Health & Health Professions

Member Publications

Creasy, K.R., Lutz, B.J., Young, M.E., Ford, A., & Martz, C. (2013) The impact of interactions with providers on stroke caregiver’s needs. Rehabilitation Nursing, 38, 88-98.

Abendroth, M., Lutz, B.J., & Young, M.E. (2012). Family caregivers’ decision process to institutionalize persons with Parkinson’s disease: A grounded theory study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49, 445-454.

Lutz, B.J., Young, M.E., Cox, K.J., Martz, C., & Creasy, K.R. (2011). The crisis of stroke: Experiences of patients and their family caregivers. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 18, 786-797.

Lutz, B. J. & Young, M. E. (2010). Rethinking intervention strategies in stroke family caregiving. Rehabilitation Nursing, 35(4), 152-160.


Member Grants

  • Meggan Jordan
    • Role: Co-Investigator (2013 – 2017). Internet and Telephone Support Intervention for Stroke Caregivers. PI: Constance Uphold, PhD, ARNP. Funding Source: Rehabilitation Research & Development #1I21RX0013951
    • Role: Sub-Investigator (2012 – 2013). Online and Telephone Skills-Building Program for Caregivers Of Veterans With Stroke. PI: Constance Uphold, PhD, ARNP. Funding Source: Health Services Research & Development #573-4

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