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Selected Recent Publications:
Meeks, S., Looney, S.W., Van Haitsma, K., & Teri, L. (2008). BE-ACTIV: a staff-assisted, behavioral intervention for depression in nursing homes. The Gerontologist, 48, 105-114. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/48.1.105
Meeks, S., Sublett, R.L., *Kostiwa, I.M., *Rodgers, J.R., & Haddix, D. (2008) Treating depression in the prison nursing home: Demonstrating research-to-practice translation. Clinical Case Studies, 7, 555-574.
Meeks, S., *Shah, S., & *Ramsey, S. (2009). The Pleasant Events Scale – Nursing Home version: A useful tool for behavioral interventions in long-term care. Aging and Mental Health, 13, 445-455.DOI: 10.1080/13607860802534617
Whitbourne, S.K., & Meeks, S. (2010). Psychopathology, bereavement and aging. In Schaie, K.W., & Willis, S. (Eds.), Handbook of the Psychology and Aging, 7th Ed. New York: Academic Press.
Meeks, S., & Looney, S.W. (2011). Depressed nursing home residents’ activity participation and positive affect as a function of staff positive engagement. Behavior Therapy, 42, 22-29.
*Shah, S.N., & Meeks, S. (2012). Late-life bereavement and complicated grief: A proposed comprehensive framework. Aging and Mental Health, 16, 39-56. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2011.605054
*Shah, S.N., Schoenbachler, B., & Meeks, S. (2012). Antidepressant prescribing in nursing homes. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 13, 406-412. Doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2011.09.004; PMC3332146; NIHMSID #326641.
Meeks, S., Van Haitsma, K., *Kostiwa, I., & Murrell, S.A. (2012). Positivity and well-being among community-residing elders and nursing home residents: What is the optimal affect balance? The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences,67(4):460-467. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbr135.
*Gerstenecker, A., Mast, B., *Shah, S., & Meeks, S. (2014). Tracking cognition in nursing home residents. Clinical Gerontologist, 37, 286-297. doi: 10.1080/07317115.2014.885921 http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/Hn5EgnVi4CB8vgQAQT8b/full
Kolanowski, A.M., Van Haitsma, K., Meeks, S., & Litaker, M. (Online 1/2014) The positivity ratio and relationship to well-being in nursing home residents with dementia American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias. DOI: 10.1177/1533317513518657
Meeks, S., Van Haitsma, K., Schoenbachler, B., & Looney, S.W. (Online 4/2014). BE-ACTIV vs. treatment as usual for depression in nursing homes: primary outcomes of a cluster randomized clinical trial. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences.doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu026
Meeks, S., Getz, B.R., Hess, L.S., Kostiwa, I.M., Ludwin, B.M., Rodgers, J.R., & Shah, S.N. The BE-ACTIV project: How research, professional training, education, and practice were integrated in a single clinical trial. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. In Press Feb. 2015; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02701960.2015.1031893.
* denotes student author