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The consumer guide to help families locate a long-term care facility, How to Find the Best Eldercare: A 20-minute Guide to Assisted Living, In-Home care, Nnursing Homes, & Senior Housing in Your Community, authored by members of the MU MDS and Quality Research team is now available from the Fairview Press.

Members of the Research Team have also authored several articles which were published in major nursing and health-related journals:

  • Rantz, M.J., Skubic, M., Koopman, R.J., Alexander, G., Phillips, L., Musterman, K.I., Back, J.R., Aud, M.A., Galambos, C., Guevara, R.D., & Miller, S.J. (2012). Automated technology to speed recognition of signs of illness in older adults. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 38(4) 18-23. (abstract)

  • Marek, K.D., Stetzer, F., Adams, S.J., Popejoy, L., & Rantz, M. (2012). Aging in Place versus nursing home care: comparison of costs to Medicare and Medicaid. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 5(2), 123-129. (abstract)

  • Rantz, M.J., Zwygart-Stauffacher, M., Hicks, L., Mehr, D., Flesner, M., Petroski, G.F., Madsen, R.W., & Scott-Cawiezell, J. (2012). Randomized multilevel intervention to improve outcomes of residents in nursing homes in need of improvement. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 13(1), 60-68. (abstract)

  • Alexander, G.L., Wakefield, B.J., Rantz, M., Skubic, M., Aud, M., Erdelez, S., & Al Ghenaimi, S. (2011). Passive sensor technology interface to assess elder activity in independent living. Nursing Research, 60(5), 318-325. [Published in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Research Activities, April 2012]. (abstract)

  • Alexander G.L., Rantz M.J., Skubic M., Koopman R., Phillips L., Guevara R.D., & Miller S. (2011). Evolution of an early illness warning system to monitor frail elders in independent living. Journal of Healthcare Engineering, 2(2), 259-286. (abstract)

  • Phillips, L., Rantz, M., & Petroski, G. (2011). Indicators of new depression diagnosis in nursing home residents. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 37(1), 42-52. (abstract)

  • Rantz, M.J., Alexander, G., Galambos, C., Flesner, M.K., Vogelsmeier, A., Hicks, L., Scott-Cawiezell, J., Zwygart-Stauffacher, M., & Greenwald, L. (2011). The use of bedside electronic medical record (EMR) to improve quality of care in nursing facilities: A qualitative analysis. Computer, Informatics, Nursing, 29(3), 149-156. (abstract)

  • Rantz, M.J., Phillips, L., Aud, M., Marek, K.D., Hicks, L.L., Zaniletti, I., & Miller, S.J. (2011). Evaluation of aging in place model with home care services and registered nurse care coordination in senior housing. Nursing Outlook, 59(1), 37-46. (abstract)

  • Rantz, M.J., Skubic, M., Alexander, G., Aud, M., Wakefield, B., Koopman, R., & Miller, S. (2010). Improving nurse care coordination with technology. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 28(6), 325-332. (abstract)

  • Rantz, M.J., Hicks, L., Petroski, G.F., Madsen, R.W., Alexander, G., Galambos, C., Conn, V., Scott-Cawiezell, J., Zwygart-Stauffacher, M., & Greenwald, L. (2010). Cost, staffing, and quality impact of bedside electronic medical record (EMR) in nursing homes. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 11(7), 485-493. (abstract)

  • Porock, D., Parker Oliver, D., Petroski, G., & Rantz, M. (2010). The MDS Mortality Risk Index: The evolution of a method for predicting 6-month mortality in nursing home residents. BMC Research Notes, 3:200. (abstract)

  • Russell, T., Madsen, R., Flesner, M.K., & Rantz, M. (2010). Pain management in nursing homes: What do quality measures tell us? Journals of Gerontological Nursing, 36(12), 49-56.* (abstract)

  • Marek, K.D., Adams, S.J., Stetzer, F., Popejoy, L., Petroski, G.F., ∓ Rantz, M. (2010). The relationship of community-based nurse care coordination to costs in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Research in Nursing & Health (33)235-242. (abstract)

  • Alexander, G.L., Havens, T.C., Rantz, M., Keller, J., & Abbott, C.C. (2010). An analysis of human motion detection systems use during elder exercise routines. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 32(2), 233-249. (abstract)

  • Havens, T.C., Alexander, G.L., Abbott, C.C., Keller, J.M., Skubic, M. & Rantz, M. (2010). Tracking exercise motions of older adults using contours. Journal of Applied Computer Science Methods, 1(2), 21-42. (abstract)

  • Rantz, M.J., Flesner, M.K., & Zwygart-Stauffacher, M. (2010). Improving care in nursing homes using quality measures/indicators and complexity science. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 25(1), 369–376. (abstract)

  • Rantz, M.J., Skubic, M., Alexander, G., Popescu, M., Aud, M., Koopman, R., & Miller, S. (2010). Developing a comprehensive electronic health record to enhance nurse care coordination, use of technology, and research. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 36(1), 13-17. (abstract)

  • Hensel, B., Demiris, G., Parker Oliver, D., & Rantz, M. (2009). A comparison of video-based resident-family communication in a nursing home and a congregate living facility. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 10(5), 342-347. (abstract)

  • Rantz, M.J., Cheshire, D., Flesner, M., Petroski, G.F., Hicks, L., Alexander, G., Aud, M.A., Siem, C., Nguyen, K., Boland, C., & Thomas, S. (2009). Helping nursing homes "at risk" for quality problems: a statewide evaluation. Geriatric Nursing, 30(4), 238-249. (abstract)

  • Demiris, G., Parker-Oliver, D., Giger, J., Skubic, M., & Rantz, M. (2009). Older adults’ privacy considerations for vision based recognition methods of eldercare applications. Technology and Health Care, 17(1), 41-48. (abstract)

  • Anderson D., Luke R.H., Keller J.M., Skubic M., Rantz M. & Aud M. (2009). Modeling human activity from voxel person using fuzzy logic. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 17(1), 39-49. (abstract)

  • Grando, V.T., Buckwalter, K.C., Maas, M.L., Brown, M., Rantz, M., & Conn, V. (2009). A trial of a comprehensive nursing rehabilitation program for nursing home residents post-hospitalization. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 2(1), 12-19. (abstract)

  • Anderson D., Luke R.H., Keller J.M., Skubic M., Rantz M. & Aud M. (2009). Linguistic summarization of video for fall detection using voxel person and fuzzy logic. Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 113(1), 80-89. (abstract)

  • Lee, J. & Rantz, M. (2008). Correlates of post-hospital physical function at 1 year in skilled nursing facility residents. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 62(4), 1479-486. (abstract)

  • Courtney, K.L., Demiris, G., Rantz, M.J., & Skubic, M. (2008). Needing smart home technologies: the perspective of older adults in continuing care retirement communities. Informatics in Primary Care, 16(3), 195-201. (abstract)

  • Alexander, G.L., Rantz, M., Skubic, M., Aud, M.A., Wakefield, B., Florea, E., & Paul, A. (2008). Sensor systems for monitoring functional status in assisted living facility residents. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 1(4), 238-244. (abstract)

  • Demiris, G., Parker-Oliver, D., Hensel, B.K., Dickey, G., Rantz, M., & Skubic, M. (2008). Use of videophones for distant caregiving: An enriching experience for families and residents in long-term care. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 34(7), 50-55. (abstract)

  • Rantz, M.J., Porter, R., Cheshier, D., Otto, D., Servey, C.H., Johnson, R.A., Skubic, M., Tyrer, H., He, Z., Demiris, G., Lee, J., Alexander, G., & Taylor, G. (2008). TigerPlace, a state-academic-private project to revolutionize traditional long term care. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 22(1/2), 66-85. (abstract)

  • Demiris G., Parker Oliver D., Dickey G., Skubic M., & Rantz M. (2008). Findings from a participatory evaluation of a smart home application for older adults. Technology and Health Care, 16, 111-118. (abstract)

  • Rantz, M.J., Aud, M.A., Zwygart-Stauffacher, M., Mehr, D.R., Petroski, G.F., Owen, S.V., Madsen, R.W., Flesner, M., Conn, V., & Maas, M. (2008). Field testing, refinement, and psychometric evaluation of a new measure of quality of care for assisted living. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 16(1), 16-30. (abstract)

  • Goodson, J., Jang, W., & Rantz, M. (2008). Nursing home care quality: insights from a Bayesian network approach. The Gerontologist, 48(3), 338-348. (abstract)

  • Demiris, G., Hensel, B.K., Skubic, M., & Rantz, M.J. (2008). Senior residents’ perceived need of and preferences for “smart home” sensor technologies. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 24(1), 102-124. (abstract)

  • Rantz, M., Aud, M., Alexander, G., Oliver, D., Minner, D., Skubic, M., Keller, J., He, Z., Popescu, M., Demiris, G., & Miller, S. “TigerPlace: An Innovative Educational and Research Environment”, AAAI Fall Symposium: AI in ElderCare, New Solutions to Old Problems, Washington, DC, November 7-9, 2008. International.

  • Popescu, M., Li Y., Skubic, M., & Rantz, M. “An acoustic fall detector system that uses sound height information to reduce the false alarm rate”, Proceedings, 30th Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 20-24, 2008, p. 4628-4631. International.

  • Rantz, M.J., Skubic, M., Miller, S.J., & Krampe, J. “Using Technology to Enhance Aging in Place”, International Conference on Smart Home and Health Telematics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, June 28-July 2, 2008, International.
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