Alicia J Curtin

Alicia J Curtin
Alpert Medical School - Brown University · Department of Family Medicine

PhD, GNP-BC

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Publications (19)
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Background: Understanding perceptions of health and illness among older Hispanic adults is vital for nurses when designing effective health promotion programs. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of health and illness and how health was maintained during times of illness. Method: This inductive qualitative descrip...
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Disparities exist in the recognition and treatment of mental health issues among Hispanic community-dwelling older adults. Previous researchers have focused on accessing mental health services, with limited attention to older Hispanic immigrants' perceptions of mental health issues. A qualitative descriptive research design was used to understand o...
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Access to mental health services for older Hispanic adults is limited and often older Hispanic adults must rely on their own resources in dealing with mental health issues. The aim of this study was to understand how older Hispanic immigrants cope mental health issues (e.g. stress, anxiety, and/or depression). A qualitative, descriptive approach wa...
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Aim: To explore the meaning of home among older Hispanic immigrants who are "aging out of place." Background: Emerging evidence supports the concept of older persons ageing in place. Nurse researchers have demonstrated that older person who age in place have better physical, psychological and cognitive outcomes. Less, however, is known about old...
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Increasing interest in providing international educational experiences for nursing students has led to a variety of short-term international service-learning experiences. However, the impact of these experiences has not been clearly articulated. In this qualitative descriptive research study, Kim's critical reflective inquiry model was used to help...
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To examine the impact of an international service learning experience (ISL) using a quantitative and qualitative approach. A descriptive study was used to explore the impact of an ISL experience on global awareness, professional and personal growth with 11 baccalaureate nursing students in the Dominican Republic. Students participated in a three cr...
Conference Paper
The need to develop communityacademic partnerships is critical to building an effective patient-centered health care system. This project describes the development of a community-academic research partnership between the University of Rhode Island, College of Nursing and Clinica Esperanza. This partnership focuses on health care innovation, patient...
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Baccalaureate nursing students need to be prepared to provide culturally appropriate care to a diverse population in a variety of settings. International service learning (ISL) experiences may be an effective educational strategy to promote cultural competence, global awareness, and professional and personal growth. Using Riner's framework for glob...
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Objectives(1) Using Riner's framework, the development of an international service learning program in the Dominican Republic (DR) for Baccalaureate nursing students will be described, and (2) an initial impact of the students' experiences will be examined. Design and SampleA qualitative descriptive research design was used to examine its impact. T...
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The increasing incidence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) has created an enormous challenge to nurses. Nonpharmacological interventions that promote functional independence at home are vital to improving quality of life for individuals with AD and their caregivers. The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of a skills training program f...
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To determine the validity and reliability of clinician ratings of the driving competence of patients with mild dementia. Observational study of a cross-section of drivers with mild dementia based on chart review by clinicians with varying types of expertise and experience. Outpatient dementia clinic. Fifty dementia subjects from a longitudinal stud...
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Change in mental status is a common symptom in the older, hospitalized patient. Often referred to as delirium, it may be the first indication of a serious medical condition. If delirium is not identified and treated promptly, it may lead to severe complications. The podiatric physician can prevent many cases of delirium by maintaining a high level...
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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the insidious onset of an array of cognitive deficits that progress over time and lead to changes in an individual's ability to even perform simple tasks, such as preparing meals. Recently, researchers have demonstrated that clients with mild AD have preserved procedural memory function despite significa...

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