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Title: Using Mixed Methods to Understand How to Engage Care Partners in Fall Risk Management for Older People with Dementia

Date: Friday, March 24, 2023

Time: 12:00PM – 1:00PM CST

Location: NUR 4.180 | School of Nursing | 1710 Red River St., Austin, Texas


Speaker: Yuanjin Zhou, PhD
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Research Area: Dr. Yuanjin Zhou is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work, and a Courtesy Assistant Professor at Dell Medical School in the Department of Health Social Work. Yuanjin Zhou received her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Washington School of Social Work. Zhou’s transdisciplinary research program focused on developing and implementing interventions and informing policies to empower dementia caregivers in managing their health and well-being as well as that of those they care for. Her research focuses on using mixed methods to better understand caregivers’ experiences in managing health and well-being for both older adults living with dementia and themselves, and how multi-level factors and mechanisms impact their experiences of aging, health/illness, disability, and caregiving. Specific areas of her research include engaging dementia care partners in fall risk management, conceptualizing and operationalizing resilience in dementia care partners, and enhancing social workers’ roles in dementia care teams. She is the PI of an NIA R21 grant to create and validate an assessment tool, Dementia Care Partner – Fall Risk Management Behavior Questionnaire (DCP-FRMBQ), which can be used to engage care partners in fall risk management for older people with dementia. She is also the PI of a community-based participatory research project focusing on developing a care partner-engaged fall risk management intervention for older people with dementia.

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Event Sponsored by St. David’s CHPR  | Co-sponsored by HER

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March 24, 2023, noon to 1 p.m.
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