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Refereed Original Article in Journal

  1. Rahemi, Z., Malatyali, A., Bacsu, J., Sefcik, J., Petrovsky, D.V, Baker, Z., Ma, K., Smith, M., Adams, S.Healthcare Utilization and Advance Care Planning among Older adults Across Cognitive Levels. Journal of Applied Gerontology. In Press
  2. Petrovsky, D.V., Bradt, J., McPhillips, M.V., Sefcik, J.S., Gitlin, L.N., Hodgson, N.A. Tailored Music Listening in Persons with Dementia: A Feasibility Randomized Clinical Trial. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. 2023;38. doi: 10.1177/15333175231186728
  3. McPhillips, M.V., Li, J., Petrovsky, D.V., Gooneratne, N., Aryal, S., Hodgson, N.A. A randomized controlled trial to test a behavioral sleep intervention to improve insomnia symptoms in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: Multicomponent Behavioral Sleep Intervention (MBSI) protocol. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 127, 107137. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2023.107137
  4. McPhillips, M.V., Li, J., Petrovsky, D.V., Brewster, G., E. Ward, J., Hodgson, N., Gooneratne, N.S. (2022). Assisted relaxation therapy for insomnia in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: A pilot study. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development. doi:10.1177/00914150221132163
  5. Sefcik, J. S., Petrovsky, D. V., Huang, L., Behrens, L.L., Naylor, M. D., Hodgson, N. A., & Hirschman, K. B. (2022). Predictors of change over time in satisfaction with outdoor activities ratings among long-term care services and supports recipients. Geriatric Nursing, 45, 153-159.
  6. Petrovsky, D.V., Doan, L.N., Loizos, M., O’Conor, R., Prochaska, M., Tsang, M., Hopman-Droste, R., Klinedinst, T.C., Mathur, A., Bandeen-Roche, K., van der Willik, O., Kritchevsky, S. Key recommendations from the 2021 “Inclusion of Older Adults in Clinical Research” workshop. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 1-14. 2022. doi:10.1017/cts.2022.1
  7. Petrovsky DV, Wu B, Hodgson NA, Dong X. Art attendance and change in cognitive function among U.S. community-dwelling Chinese older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology. May 2021. doi:10.1177/07334648211017339 PMCID: PMC8627533
  8. Petrovsky, D.V., Ramesh, P., McPhillips, M.V., Hodgson, N.A. Effects of music interventions on sleep in older adults: A systematic review. Geriatric Nursing. 2021, 42(4), 869-879. PMCID: PMC8316320
  9. McPhillips M.V., Petrovsky D.V., Brewster G.S., Li, J., Gooneratne, N., Hodgson, N.A., Sefcik, J.S. Recruiting persons with dementia and caregivers in a clinical trial: Dyads perceptions. Western Journal of Nursing Research. April 2021. doi: 10.1177/01939459211008563 PMCID: PMC8522183
  10. Hodgson, N.A., Petrovsky, D.V., Finegan, K., Kallmyer, B., Pike, J., Fazio, S.; One call makes a difference: An evaluation of the Alzheimer’s Association National Helpline on dementia caregiver outcomes. Patient Education and Counseling, 104(4), 896-902, 2021 doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2020.09.026
  11. Petrovsky D.V., Gooneratne N.S., Bradt J., Gitlin L.N., Hodgson N.A.; Tailored music listening intervention to reduce sleep disturbances in older adults with dementia: Research protocol. Research in Nursing and Health, 43(6), 557-567, 2020 doi: 10.1002/nur.22081 PMCID: PMC7945958
  12. Sefcik, J. S., Hirschman, K., Petrovsky, D. V., Hodgson, N. A., & Naylor, M.; Satisfaction with outdoor activities among long-term services and supports recipients. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 2020 doi: 10.1177/0733464820933774 PMCID: PMC7775289
  13. Petrovsky, D.V., Hirschman, K.B., McPhillips, M.V., Sefcik, J.S., Hanlon, A.L., Huang, L., Brewster, G.S., Hodgson, N.A. Naylor, M.D.; Predictors of change over time in daytime sleepiness among older adult recipients of long-term services and supports. International Psychogeriatrics, 32(7), 849-861, 2020 doi:10.1017/S1041610220000782 PMCID: PMC7455051
  14. Petrovsky, D. V., Sefcik, J. S., & Cacchione, P. Z.; A qualitative exploration of choral singing in community-dwelling older adults. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 42(5), 340–347, 2020 doi: h10.1177/0193945919861380 NIHMSID: NIHMS1039523 PMCID: PMC6935434
  15. Petrovsky, D. V., Sefcik, J. S., Hodgson, N. A., & Gitlin, L. N.; Harsh communication: Characteristics of caregivers and persons with dementia, Aging & Mental Health, 24:10, 1709-1716, 2020 doi:10.1080/13607863.2019.1667296 NIHMSID: NIHMS1052862 PMCID: PMC7089818
  16. Zhu, Z., Guo, M., Petrovsky, D.V., Dong, T., Hu, Y., Wu, B.; Age and regional disparity in HIV education among migrants in China: Migrants population dynamic monitoring survey, 2014–2015. International Journal for Equity in Health, 18(1), 104, 2019 doi:10.1186/s12939-019-0999-x PMCID: PMC6610800
  17. Petrovsky D.V., Sefcik J.S., Hanlon A.L., Lozano A.J., Cacchione P.Z.; Social engagement, cognition, depression, and comorbidity in nursing home residents with sensory impairment. Research in Gerontological Nursing. 12(5) 217-226, 2019 doi: 10.3928/19404921-20190627-01 NIHMSID: NIHMS1043799 PMCID: PMC6756972
  18. Petrovsky, D.V., Johnson, J. K., Tkacs, N., Mechanic-Hamilton, D., Hamilton, R. H., & Cacchione, P. Z.; Musical and cognitive abilities in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Psychology of Music, 2019 doi: h10.1177/0305735619843993. NIHMSID: NIHMS1031056 PMCID: PMC7451010
  19. Petrovsky, D.V., Wu, B., Mao, W. and Dong, X.; Oral health symptoms and cognitive function among US community‐dwelling Chinese older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 67: S532-S537, 2019 doi:10.1111/jgs.15748 NIHMSID: NIHMS1004907 PMCID: PMC7201380
  20. Wu, B., Petrovsky, D.V., Wang, J., Xu, H., Zhu, Z., McConnell, E.S., Corazzini, K.N.; Dementia caregiver interventions in Chinese population: A systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75(3), 528–542. 2019 doi: h10.1111/jan.13865
  21. Petrovsky, D.V., Varrasse McPhillips, M., Li, J., Brody, A., Caffeé, L., Hodgson, N.A.; Sleep disruption and quality of life in persons with dementia: A state-of-the-art review. Geriatric Nursing, 39(6), 640-645, 2018 doi: h10.1016/j.gerinurse.2018.04.014. PMCID: PMC6252149
  22. Kolanowski, A., Boltz, M., Galik, E., Gitlin, L., Kales, H., Resnick, B., Van Haitsma, K., Knehans, A., Sutterlin, J., Sefcik, J., Liu, W., Petrovsky, D. V., Massimo, L., Gilmore-Bykovskyi, A., MacAndrew, M., Brewster, G., Nalls, V., Jao, Y-L., Duffort, N., & Scerpella, D.; Determinants of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia: A scoping review of the evidence. Nursing Outlook, 65(5), 515-529, 2017 doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2017.06.006 PMCID: PMC6579119
  23. Sefcik, J. S., Petrovsky, D. V., Streur, M., Toles, M., O’Connor, M., Ulrich, C., Marcantonio, S., Coburn, K., Naylor, M., & Moriarty, H.; “In our corner”: A qualitative descriptive study of patient engagement in a community-based care coordination program. Clinical Nursing Research, 27(3), 258-277, 2016 doi: 10.1177/1054773816685746. 2018 PMID: 28038504 PMCID: PMC5502197
  24. Petrovsky, D. V., Cacchione, P.Z., George, M.; Review of the effect of music interventions on symptoms of anxiety and depression in older adults with mild dementia. International Psychogeriatrics, 27 (10), 1661-1670, 2015 doi: 10.1017/S1041610215000393.
  25. Petrovsky, D.V.; Theoretical model for music therapy in older adults with dementia. Journal of Nursing Doctoral Students Scholarship, 2, 33-47, 2014
  26. Bowles, K. H., Latimer, G., Wesorick, B., Gelinas, L., & Molkina, D. V.; Lessons learned and barriers discussed by Beacon Communities as they aim to improve health outcomes through health information technology: An Interview by the Informatics and Technology Expert Panel. Computers Informatics Nursing, 32(4), 153-155, 2014 doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000065.