Research

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Dawson, N., Judge, K., & Gerhart, H. (in review). Findings from an Innovative Strength-Based Moderate-Intensity Exercise Interventions for Individuals with Dementia.  Dementia.

Mantel, A.A., Zuluaga, E., Keough, J. & Dawson, N. (in review).  Group differences in fall risk assessment between non-fallers, single fallers, and recurrent fallers in community dwelling older adults.  Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy.

Dawson, N., Gerhart, H., & Judge, K. (2017). Improved Functional Performance in Individuals with Dementia after a Moderate-Intensity Home-Based Exercise Program: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.  Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Published Ahead-of-Print; doi 10.1519/ JPT.0000000000000128 [pdf]

Dawson, N. & Menne, H. (2015). Can Interpreting Non-Significant Findings Inform the Lessons Learned from an Intervention?. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.  Published online before print November 5, 2015, doi: 10.1177/1559827615614571 [pdf]

Bukach, A. M., Ejaz, F. E., Dawson, N., & Gitter, R. (2015). Turnover among Community Mental Health Workers in Ohio. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. Published online before print December 11, 2015, doi:10.1007/s10488-015-0706-1

Ejaz, F. E., Bukach, A. M., Dawson, N., Gitter, R. & Judge, K. S. (2015). Examining Direct Service Worker Turnover in Three Long-Term Care Industries in Ohio. Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 27(2). doi:10.1080/08959420.2014.987034

Powers, S. M., Dawson, N., Krestar, M. L., Yarry, S. & Judge, K. S. (2014).  ‘I wish they would remember that I forget:’ The effects of memory loss on the lives of individuals with mild to moderate dementia. Dementia, published online October 7, 2014. doi: 10.1177/ 1471301214553236 [pdf]

Dawson, N., Powers, S. M., Krestar, M. L., Yarry, S. & Judge, K. S. (2013). Predictors of self- reported psychosocial outcomes in individuals with dementia. The Gerontologist, 53, 748-759. First appeared online October 2012, doi: 10.1093/geront/gns137 [pdf]

Krestar, M. L., Looman, W., Powers, S., Dawson, N., & Judge, K. S. (2012). Including individuals with memory impairment in the research process: the importance of scales and response categories. Journal of Empirical Research and Human Research Ethics, 7, 70-79. [pdf]

Selected Peer-Reviewed Presentations

Dawson, N., Judge, K. & Karleskint, M. (accepted, July 23, 2017). Results of a Moderate-Intensity Exercise Program for IWDs:   Implications and Future Directions.  21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, San Francisco, California. 

Dawson, N., Toubman, J., Richards, J., Mynatt, K., Sack., L., Heisler, N. & Tucker, J. (accepted, June 2017). Intergenerational Programming and Physical Activity: A Systematic Review. American Physical Therapy Association NEXT Conference and Exposition, Boston, Massachusetts.

Moya, S., Richards, J. & Dawson, N. (February 17, 2017). Assessing Non-Cognitive Traits of Doctor of Physical Therapy Applicants through Admissions Interviews. 2017 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. [pdf]

Dzurino, D., Karleskint, M., Dawson, N. & Tucker, J. (February 16, 2017). Assessing the Reliability and Construct Validity of Commonly Used Rehab Tools to Measure Balance. 2017 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. [pdf]

Karleskint, M., Dawson, N., Dzurino, D. & Tucker, J. (February 16, 2017). Assessing the Reliability, Agreement, and Convergent Validity between the 10MWT and GAITRite System in Healthy Adults. 2017 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. [pdf]

Keough, J., Zuluaga, E., Mantel, A. & Dawson, N. (February 16, 2017). Fast Gait Speed is Associated with Falls in Older Adults: Findings from Project Runway. 2017 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. [pdf]

Mantel, A., Zuluaga, E., Keough, J. & Dawson, N. (February 16, 2017). Group Differences on Performance Measures Between Non-fallers, Single Fallers, and Recurrent Fallers in Community Dwelling Older Adults. 2017 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. [pdf]

Karleskint, M., Goddin, C., Davis, K. & Dawson, N. (February 16, 2017). Can the Wii Balance Board Be Used as a Fall Risk Assessment Tool for Older Adults? 2017 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. [pdf]

McCarthy, L., Stanley, M.M, White, L., Dawson, N., Ross, B., Knott, G., Criss, M.G., Ross, C.M. & Steffes, L. (February 14-15, 2017). Working with Cognitive/Mental Health Issues across the Care Continuum. 2017 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting (pre-conference workshop), San Antonio, Texas.

Dawson, N., Pabian, P. & Moya, S. (October 9, 2016). Implementing a mixed-methods analytical approach to admissions in physical therapy education.  American Physical Therapy Association Educational Leadership Conference, Phoenix, Arizona. [pdf]

Beato, M., Svien, L. & Dawson, N. (July 28, 2016). Examining the Effects of an Otago-Based Program on Falls in Residents of Assisted Living Facilities. The Exercise and Physical Activity in Aging Conference (ExPAAC II), Indianapolis, Indiana. [pdf]

Tucker, J., Richards, C.J., Vandel, T.A., Dawson, N. (June 9, 2016). Effects of preference based physical activities for children ages 6-10 years in a private school setting.  American Physical Therapy Association NEXT Conference and Exposition, Nashville, Tennessee. [pdf]

Dawson, N. & Judge, K. S. (February 18, 2016). Improved Functional Performance in Individuals with Dementia Following a Moderate-Intensity Strength and Balance Exercise Program. 2016 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, California. [pdf]

Dawson, N. & Sterns, H. (November 20, 2015). Returning to Work Following Injury or Illness – The Disablement Discussion. 65th Annual Scientific Meeting, Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, Florida.

Dawson, N. & Judge, K. (November 18, 2015). Acceptability and Feasibility of a Moderate-Intensity Home-Based Exercise Intervention for Individuals with Dementia. 65th Annual Scientific Meeting, Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, Florida. Abstract in The Gerontologist, 55, 103. [pdf]

Dawson, N.T. & Menne, H.L. (November 8, 2014). Interpreting Non-Significant Findings: Physical Performance Measures in an Evidence-Based Program. 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, Gerontological Society of America, Washington, D.C.

Dawson, N., Menne, H. & Bass, D. (February 5, 2014). Changes in Physical Performances Outcomes and Falls in Individuals with Dementia: Findings from the Reducing Disability in Alzheimer’s Disease Intervention. 2014 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada. [pdf]