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Peer-reviewed articles

Cromley, E.K., Wilson-Genderson, M., Heid, A.R., & Pruchno, R.A. (2016). Spatial associations of multiple chronic conditions among older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Published online October 2, 2016 doi: 10.1177/0733464816672044

Heid, A.R., Pruchno, R., & Cartwright, F.P. (2016). Exposure to Hurricane Sandy, neighborhood collective efficacy, and post-traumatic stress symptoms in older adults. Aging & Mental Health. Published online February 25, 2016 doi: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1154016

Christman, Z., Pruchno, R., Cromley, E., Wilson-Genderson, M., & Mir, I. (2016). A spatial analysis of body mass index and neighborhood factors in community-dwelling older men and women. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 83(1), 3-25.

Pruchno, R.A., Wilson-Genderson, M., & Heid, A.R. (2016). Multiple chronic condition combinations and depression in community-dwelling older adults. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 71(7), 910-915.

Wilson-Genderson, M. & Pruchno, R. (2015). Functional limitations and gender differences: Neighborhood effects. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 81(1-2), 83-100.

Pruchno, R., Heid, A.R., & Wilson-Genderson, M. (2015). Resilience and successful aging: Aligning complementary constructs using a life course approach. Psychological Inquiry, 26(2), 200-207.

Cromley, E.K., Wilson-Genderson, M., Christman, Z., & Pruchno, R.A. (2015). Colocation of older adults with successful aging based on objective and subjective measures. Applied Geography, 56, 13-20.

Pruchno, R.A. & Wilson-Genderson, M. (2015). A Longitudinal examination of the effects of early influences and midlife characteristics on successful aging. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 70(6), 850-859.

Pruchno, R., Wilson-Genderson, M., & Gupta, A.K. (2014). Neighborhood food environment and obesity in community-dwelling older adults: Individual and Neighborhood effects. American Journal of Public Health, 104(5), 924-929.

Wilson-Genderson, M. & Pruchno, R. (2013). Effects of neighborhood violence and perceptions of neighborhood safety on depressive symptoms of older adults. Social Science & Medicine, 85, 43-49.

Pruchno, R. & Wilson-Genderson, M. (2012). Adherence to clusters of health behaviors and successful aging. Journal of Aging and Health, 24(8), 1279-1297.

Cromley, E.K., Wilson-Genderson, M., & Pruchno, R.A. (2012). Neighborhood characteristics and depressive symptoms of older people: Local spatial analyses. Social Science & Medicine, 75(12), 2307-2316.

Pruchno, R., Hahn, S., & Wilson-Genderson, M. (2012). Cigarette smokers, never-smokers, and transitions: Implications for successful aging. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 74(3), 193-209.

Pruchno, R.A., Wilson-Genderson, M. & Cartwright, F.P. (2012). The texture of neighborhoods and disability among older adults. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 67B(1), 89-98.

Gordon, J.R., Pruchno, R.A., Wilson-Genderson, M., Murphy, W.M., & Rose, M. (2011). Balancing caregiving and work: Role conflict and role strain dynamics. Journal of Family Issues, 33(5), 662-689.

Pruchno, R.A. Wilson-Genderson, M. & Cartwright, F. (2010). A two-factor model of successful aging. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 65B(6), 671-679.

Pruchno, R.A., Wilson-Genderson, M., Rose, M., &Cartwright, F. (2010). Successful aging: Early influences and contemporary characteristics. The Gerontologist, 50(6), 821-833.

Wilson-Genderson, M., Pruchno, R.A., & Cartwright, F.P. (2009). Effects of caregiver burden and satisfaction on affect of older end-stage renal disease patients and their spouses. Psychology & Aging, 24(4), 955-967.

Pruchno, R.A., Cartwright, F.P., & Wilson-Genderson, M. (2009). Effects of marital closeness on the transition from caregiving to widowhood. Aging & Mental Health, 13(6), 808-817.

Ferri, C.V. & Pruchno, R.A. (2009). Quality of life in end-stage renal disease patient: Differences in patient and spouse perceptions. Aging & Mental Health, 13(9), 706-709.

Ferri, C.V., Gottesman, I., & Pruchno, R.A. (2009).  Successful aging: Definitions and subjective assessment according to older adults. Clinical Gerontologist, 32(4), 379-388.

Pruchno, R., Cartwright, F.P., & Wilson-Genderson, M. (2009). The effects of race on patient preferences and spouse substituted judgments. Aging & Human Development, 69(1), 31-54.

Pruchno, R., Wilson-Genderson, M., & Cartwright, F.P. (2009). Depressive symptoms and marital satisfaction in the context of chronic disease: A longitudinal dyadic analysis. Journal of Family Psychology, 23(4), 573-584.

Pruchno, R., Wilson-Genderson, M., & Cartwright, F. (2009). Self-rated health and depressive symptoms in patients with end-stage renal disease and their spouses: A longitudinal dyadic analysis of late-life marriages. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 64B(2), 212-22.

Pruchno, R.A., Brill, J.E., Shands, Y., Gordon, J.R., Wilson Genderson, M., Rose, M., & Cartwright, F. (2008). Convenience samples and caregiving research: How generalizable are the findings? The Gerontologist, 48(6), 820-827.

Pruchno, R.A., Rovine, M.J., Cartwright, F., & Wilson-Genderson, M. (2008). Stability and change in patient preferences and spouse substituted judgments regarding dialysis continuation. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 63B(2), S81-S91.

Frye, B., Scheinthal, S., Kemarskaya, T., & Pruchno, R. (2007). Tai chi and low impact exercise effects on the physical functioning and psychological well-being of older people. Journal of Applied Gerontolgy, 26(5), 433-453.

Lemay, E.P., Pruchno, R.A., & Feild, M.L. (2006). Accuracy and bias in perceptions of spouses’ life-sustaining medical treatment preferences. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36(10), 2337-2361.

Feild, M.L., Pruchno, R.A., Bewley, J., Lemay, E.P., & Levinsky, N.G. (2006). Using probability vs. non-probability sampling to identify hard-to-access participants for health-related research: Costs and contrasts. Journal of Aging & Health, 18(4), 565-583.

Pruchno, R.A., Lemay, E.P., Feild, M.L., & Levinsky, N.G. (2006). Predictors of patient treatment preferences and spouse substituted judgments: The case of dialysis continuation. Medical Decision Making, 26(2), 112-121.

Pruchno, R.A., Lemay, E.P., Feild, M.L., & Levinsky, N.G. (2005). Spouse as health care proxy for dialysis patients: Whose preferences matter? The Gerontologist, 45(6), 812-819.

Pruchno, R.A. & Meeks, S. (2004). Health-related stress, affect, and depressive symptoms experienced by caregiving mothers of adults with a developmental disability. Psychology and Aging, 19(3), 394-401.

Pruchno, R.A. & McMullen, W.F. (2004). Patterns of service utilization by adults with a developmental disability: Type of service makes a difference. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 109(5), 362-378.

Pruchno, R.A. (2003). Enmeshed lives: Adult children with developmental disabilities and their aging mothers. Psychology and Aging, 18(4), 851-857.

Pruchno, R.A. & McKenney, D. (2002). Psychological well-being of black and white grandmothers raising grandchildren: Examination of a two-factor model. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 57(5), P444-452.

Pruchno, R.A. & Rose, M.S. (2002). Time use by frail older people in different care settings. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 21(1), 5-23.

Miltiades, H.B. & Pruchno, R. (2002). The effect of religious coping on caregiving appraisals of mothers of adults with developmental disabilities. The Gerontologist, 42(1), 82-91.

Miltiades, H.B. & Pruchno, R. (2001). Mothers of adults with developmental disability: Change over time. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 106(6), 548-561.

Pruchno, R.A. & McKenney, D. (2000). Living with grandchildren: The effects of custodial and co-resident households on the mental health of grandmothers. Journal of Mental Health and Aging, 6, 269-290.

Pruchno, R.A. & Rose, M. S. (2000). The effect of long-term care environments on health outcomes. The Gerontologist, 40(4), 422-428.

Pruchno, R. & Hayden, J.M. (2000). Interview modality: Effects on costs and data quality in a sample of older women. Journal of Aging and Health, 12(1), 3-24.

Pruchno, R., Litchfield, L., & Fried, M. (2000). Measuring the Impact of Workplace Flexibility, Boston College Center for Work and Family.

Pruchno, R. & Patrick, J.H. (1999). Mothers and fathers of adults with chronic disabilities: Caregiving appraisals and well-being. Research on Aging, 21(5), 682-713.

Pruchno, R. (1999). Raising grandchildren: The experiences of black and white grandmothers. The Gerontologist, 39(2), 209-221.

Rose, M.S. & Pruchno, R.A. (1999). Behavior sequences of long-term care residents and their social partners. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 54(2), S75-S83.

Peters-Davis, N., Moss, M.S., & Pruchno, R.A. (1999). Children-in-law in caregiving families. The Gerontologist, 39(1), 66-75.

Pruchno, R.A. & Patrick, J.H. (1999). Effects of formal and familial residential plans for adults with mental retardation on their aging mothers. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 104, 38-52.

Pruchno, R.A., Patrick, J.H., & Rose, M.S. (1998). Recruiting research participants: A comparison of the costs and effectiveness of five recruitment strategies. The Gerontologist, 38(3), 295-302.

Pruchno, R.A., Patrick, J.H., & Burant, C.J. (1997). African American and white mothers of adults with chronic disabilities: Caregiving burden and satisfaction. Family Relations, 46(4), 335-346.

Pruchno, R.A., Burant, C.J., & Peters, N.D. (1997). Typologies of caregiving families: Family congruence and individual well-being. The Gerontologist, 37(2), 157-167.

Pruchno, R.A., Burant, C.J., & Peters, N.D. (1997). Coping strategies of people living in multigenerational households: Effects on well-being. Psychology and Aging, 12(1), 115-124.

Pruchno, R.A., Burant, C.J., & Peters, N.D. (1997). Understanding the well-being of care receivers. The Gerontologist, 37(1), 102-109.

Patrick, J. H. & Pruchno, R.A. (1996). Mothers' perceptions of service use and unmet service needs for their adult offspring with chronic mental illness. Psychiatric Annals, 26 (12), 757-765.

Pruchno, R.A. & Johnson, K.W. (1996) Research on grandparenting: Review of current studies and future needs. Generations, 20(1), 65-70.

Pruchno, R.A., Patrick, J. H., & Burant, C.J. (1996). Mental health of aging women with children who are chronically disabled: Examination of a two-factor model. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 51(6), S284-S296.

Pruchno, R.A., Patrick, J. H., & Burant, C.J. (1996). Aging women and their children with chronic disabilities: Perceptions of sibling involvement and effects on well-being. Family Relations, 45(3), 318-326.

Pruchno, R.A. (1995). Review: Long term care, an annotated bibliography. T.H. Koff & K.M. Bursac (Eds.). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Contemporary Gerontology, 2(3), 107.

Pruchno, R.A., Smyer, M.A., Rose, M.S., Hartman-Stein, P.E., & Henderson-Laribee, D.L. (1995). Competence of long-term care residents to participate in decisions about their medical care: A brief, objective assessment. The Gerontologist, 35(5), 622-629.

Pruchno, R.A., Peters, N.D., & Burant, C.J. (1995). Mental health of co-resident family caregivers: Examination of a two factor model. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 50(5), P247-P256.

Pruchno, R.A., Moss, M.S., Burant, C.J. & Schinfeld, S. (1995). Death of an institutionalized parent: Predictors of bereavement. Omega, 31(2), 99-119.

Pruchno, R.A., Peters, N.D., Kleban, M.H., & Burant, C.J. (1994). Attachment among adult children and their institutionalized parents. Journals of Gerontology, 49(5), S209-S218.

Pruchno, R.A., Burant, C.J., & Peters, N.D. (1994). Family mental health: Marital and parent-child consensus as predictors. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 56(3), 747-758.

Dempsey, N.P. & Pruchno, R.A. (1993). The family's role in the nursing home: Predictors of technical and non-technical assistance. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 21(1-2), 127-146.

Pruchno, R.A., Dempsey, N.P., Carder, P. & Koropeckyj-Cox, T. (1993). Multigenerational households of caregiving families: Negotiating shared space. Environment and Behavior, 25(3), 349-366.

Pruchno, R.A. & Kleban, M.H. (1993). Caring for an institutionalized parent: The role of coping strategies. Psychology and Aging, 8(1), 18-25.

Pruchno, R.A. (1991). Family caregiving: Personal and social costs. Experimental Aging Research, 17(2), 89-90.

Pruchno, R.A., Michaels, E., & Potashnik, S.L. (1990). Predictors of institutionalization among Alzheimer disease victims with caregiving spouses. Journals of Gerontology, 45(6), S259-S266.

Pruchno, R.A., Kleban, M.H., Michaels, E., & Dempsey, N. (1990). Mental and physical health of caregiving spouses: Development of a causal model. Journals of Gerontology, 45(5), 192-199.

Pruchno, R.A. (1990). The effects of help patterns on mental health of spouse caregivers. Research on Aging, 12(1), 57-71.

Brody, E.M., Dempsey, N., & Pruchno, R.A. (1990). Mental health of sons and daughters of the institutionalized aged. The Gerontologist, 30(2), 212-219.

Pruchno, R.A. & Resch, N.L. (1989). Mental health of caregiving spouses: Coping as mediator, moderator, or main effect? Psychology and Aging, 4(4), 454-463.

Pruchno, R.A. & Resch, N.L. (1989). The context of change: Disorientation following intrainstitutional relocation. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 8, 465-480.

Pruchno, R.A. & Potashnik, S.L. (1989). Caregiving spouses: Physical and mental health in perspective. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 37(8), 697-705.

Pruchno, R.A. & Resch, N.L. (1989). Aberrant behaviors and Alzheimer's disease: Mental health effect on spouse caregivers. Journals of Gerontology, 44(5), S177-S182.

Pruchno, R.A. & Resch, N.L. (1989). Husbands and wives as caregivers: Antecedents of depression and burden. The Gerontologist, 29(2), 159-165.

Pruchno, R.A., Kleban, M.H., & Resch, N. (1988). Psychometric assessment of the multidimensional observation Scale for elderly subjects (MOSES). Journals of Gerontology, 43 (6), 164-169.

Pruchno, R.A. & Resch, N.L. (1988). Intrainstitutional relocation: Mortality effects. The Gerontologist, 28(3), 311-317.

Nesselroade, J.R., Pruchno, R.A., & Jacobs, A. (1986). Reliability vs. stability in the measurement of psychological states: An illustration with anxiety measures. Psychologische Beitrage, 28(1-2), 255-264.
Pruchno, R.A. & Smyer, M.A. (1985). Therapeutic interventions with adult caregivers. Proceedings from the conference The future of natural caregiving networks in later life: Policy, planning, research, and intervention. Buffalo, NY: University of Buffalo.

Pruchno, R.A., Blow, F., & Smyer, M.A. (1984). Life events and interdependent lives: Implications for research and intervention. Human Development, 27(1), 3l-4l.

Smyer, M.A. & Pruchno, R.A. (1984). Service use and mental impairment among the elderly: Arguments for prevention. Professional Psychology-Research and Practice, 15(4), 528-537.

Pruchno, R.A. & Smyer, M.A. (1983). Mental health problems and aging: A short quiz. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 17(2), 123-140.

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Books, Book Chapters, & Book Reviews

Pruchno, R. (2016). Crossing lines and asking questions at the end of life [Review of the books Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End and Ordinary Medicine: Extraordinary Treatments, Longer Lives, and Where to Draw the Line]. The Gerontologist. Published online March 1, 2016 doi: 10.1093/geront/gnw040

Pruchno, R.A., & Gitlin, L.N. (2012). Family caregiving in later life: Shifting paradigms. In: R. Blieszner & V.H. Bedford. Handbook on Families and Aging. 515-541. 2nd ed. New York: ABC-CLIO.

Pruchno, R.A., & Smyer, M.A. (Eds.) (2007).  Challenges of an aging society:  Ethical dilemmas, political issues. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

Pruchno, R.A., & McKenney, D. (2005).  Grandmothers raising grandchildren:  The effects of work disruptions on current work hours and income.  In B. Hayslip Jr., & J. H. Patrick (Eds.).  Custodial grandparenting:  Individual, cultural, and ethnic diversity.  Springer Publishing Co., NY, NY.

Pruchno, R.A. & Rosenbaum, J. (2003). Social relationships in adulthood and old age. In Handbook of Psychology, Vol. 6. R.M. Lerner, M.A. Easterbrooks, & J. Mistry (Eds.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 487-509.

Pruchno, R.A., Peters, N.D., & Burant, C.J. (1996). Child life events, parent-child disagreements, and parent well-being: Model development and testing. C.D. Ryff & M.M. Seltzer (Eds.). The Parental Experience in Midlife. 561-606. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago.

Pruchno, R.A. (1995). Chapter 8: The role of the family in clinical geropsychology. B.G. Knight, L. Teri, P. Wohlford, & J. Santos (Eds.). Mental Health Services for Older Adults: Implications for training and practice in geropsychology. 85-92. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Pruchno, R.A. (1995). Review: Long term care, an annotated bibliography. T.H. Koff & K.M. Bursac (Eds.). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Contemporary Gerontology, 2(3), 107.

Pruchno, R.A. (1995). The role of the family in clinical geropsychology. In B.G. Knight, L. Teri, P. Wohlford, & J. Santos (Eds.) . Mental health services for older adults: Implications for training and practice in geropsychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Pruchno, R.A. (1994). Studying caregiving families: Theoretical and methodological challenges. In: Light, E., Niederehe, G. & Lebowitz, B.D. (Eds.). Stress effects on family caregivers of Alzheimer's patients: Research and interventions. New York, NY: Springer.

Pruchno, R.A. (1989). Alzheimer's disease and families: Methodological advances. In E. Light and B. Lebowitz (Eds.).  Alzheimer's Disease Treatment and Family Stress: Directions for Research, NIMH Government Printing Office.

Pruchno, R.A., Boswell, P.C., Wolff, D.S., & Faletti, M.V. (1983).  A community mental health program: Evaluating outcomes. In M.A. Smyer & M. Gatz (Eds.), Mental health and aging: Programs and evaluations. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.

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Editorials & Op-Ed pieces

Pruchno, R. (2016). Veterans Aging. The Gerontologist, 56(1), 1-4.

Pruchno, R., Bowers, B.J., Castle, N.G., Gonyea, J.G., Kivnick, H., Meeks, S., & Williamson, J.B. (2015). Is gerontology in crisis? The Gerontologist, 55(6), 893.

O’Neill,G.O. & Pruchno, R. (2015). Toward the 2015 White House Conference on Aging: Creating an aging policy vision for the decade ahead. The Gerontologist, 55(2), 179-182.

Pruchno, R. (2015, January 17). Punishing people for mental illness is a return to the Dark Ages. The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_27335734/return-dark-ages

Pruchno, R. (2014, December 19). Why must society accept untreated mental illness? Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-pruchno-mental-health-issue-newton-1221-20141219-story.html

Pruchno, R. (2014, November 29). Sandy Hook shooting report didn't address issue of untreated mental illness: Opinion. Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/ 2014/11/sandy_hook_shooting_report_didnt_address_issue_of_untreated_mental_illness_opinion.html

Pruchno, R. (2014, August 17). When my mom committed suicide. Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-suicide-robin-willialms-family-child-memories-0-20140817-story.html

Pruchno, R. (2014, August 8). Societal shrapnel, the mentally ill, could be better served. Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20140803_Societal_s_ shrapnel__the_mentally_ill__could_be_better_served.html

Pruchno, R. (2014, July 6). People with mental illness need a Stonewall Inn. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2014/07/06/People-with-mental-illness-need-a-Stonewall-Inn-by-Rachel-Pruchno/stories/201407060112

Pruchno, R. (2014, July 6). Be not afraid to ask for help. Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/inquirer/20140706_Be_not_afraid_to_ask_for_help.html

Pruchno, R., Bowers, B., Kivnick, H., Schoenberg, N., Van Haitsma, K., Whittington, F.J., & Williamson, J.B. (2014). Editorial: Science or Fishing? The Gerontologist, 54(2), 145-146.

Pruchno, R. (2013, April 11). Mental Illness Laws Block Parents. USA Today, http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/04/10/mental-illness-laws-block-parents-column/2072523/.

Pruchno, R. (2013). Remembering Our Roots: A recipe for the future. The Gerontologist, 54(1), 1-4.

Scheidt, R.J., Bosch, J.V., Kivnick, H.Q., & Pruchno, R. (2012). Launching “On film and digital media.” The Gerontologist, 52(4), 439-440.

Pruchno, R. (2012). Not your mother's old age: Baby Boomers at age 65. The Gerontologist, 52(2), 149-152.

Whittington, F.J. & Pruchno, R.A. (2011). Reviewing our book reviews: Fifty years and counting. The Gerontologist, 51(5), 581-582.

McCutcheon, M. & Pruchno, R.A. (2011). Introducing the International spotlight. The Gerontologist, 51(4), 423-424.

Schoenberg, N.E., Miller, E.A., & Pruchno, R.A. (2011). The qualitative portfolio at The Gerontologist: Strong and getting stronger. The Gerontologist, 51(3), 281-284.

Kivnick, H.Q. & Pruchno, R.A. (2011). Bridges and boundaries: Humanities and arts enhance gerontology. The Gerontologist, 51(2):142-144.

Pruchno, R.A. (2011). Editorial. The Gerontologist, 51(1), 1-2.

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Updated March 16, 2016

 

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