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Changing Talk: Online Training (CHATO) Research

Elizabeth Layton print, 'staff communication improves dementia care'

  1. Kristine N Williams, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN, Carissa K Coleman, PhD, Yelena Perkhounkova, PhD, Tim Beachy, BA, Maria Hein, MSW, Clarissa A Shaw, MSN, RN, Amy Berkley, PhD, RN, Moving Online: A Pilot Clinical Trial of the Changing Talk Online Communication Education for Nursing Home Staff, The Gerontologist, Volume 61, Issue 8, December 2021, Pages 1338–1345,

  2. Carissa K. Coleman, PhD, Maria Hein, MSW, Clarissa A Shaw, PhD, RN, Tim Beachy, BA, Yelena Perkhounkova, PHD, Amy Berkley, PhD, RN, Kristine N Williams, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN, Developing and Testing Remote Implementation for the Changing Talk Online (CHATO) Communication Intervention for Nursing Home Staff: A Pilot Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial, Innovation in Aging, Volume 6, Issue 6, 2022, igac026,

  3. Williams, KN, Perkhounkova Y, Herman R, Bossen A. (2017) A Communication Intervention to Reduce Resistiveness in Dementia Care: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Gerontologist, 57(4), 707-718,

  4. Shaw, C, Williams, KN, & Perkhounkova Y. (2018) Educating Nursing Home Staff in Dementia Sensitive Communication: Impact on Antipsychotic Medication Use, JAMDA, 19, 1129-1132,
  5. Williams, K., Perkhounkova, Y., Jao, Y., Hein, M., Bossen, A., Chung, S., Starykowicz, A., & Turk, M. (2018). Person-Centered Communication for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia: Four Communication Analysis Methods, Western Journal of Nursing Research, July 40(7), 1012-1031,
  6. Williams, K., Ayyagari, P., Perkhounkova, Y., Bott, M., & Herman, R., & Bossen, A., (2017). Costs of a Staff Communication Intervention to Reduce Dementia Behaviors in Nursing Home Care. The Journal of Nursing Home Research Sciences. 3, 22-27,
  7. Williams, K., Abd Hamid, N., & Perkhounkova, Y. (2017). Transitioning Communication Education to an Interactive Online Module Format. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, July 1:48(7), 320-328,
  8. Salekin, A., Wang, H., Williams, K., and Stankovic, J. (2017). DAVE: Detecting Agitated Vocal Events, Proceedings of IEEE CHASE, July 157-166,
  9. Liu, W., Jao, Y.L., & Williams, K. (2017). The Association of Eating Performance and Environmental Stimulation among Older Adult with Dementia in Nursing Homes. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 71, 70-79,
  10. Williams KN, Perkhounkova Y, Bossen A, Hein M. (2016) Nursing Home Staff Intentions for Learned Communication Skills: Knowledge to Practice. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 2016 Mar;42(3):26-34,
  11. Coleman CK, Fanning K, Williams KN. (2015). Comparing Person-Centered Communication Education in Long- Term Care Using Onsite and Online Formats. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 2015 Nov;41(11):22-8,
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