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Silvia Sorensen, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 273-2952
Fax: (585) 273-1082
Administrative: (585) 273-2831

Books

2013
Pinquart, M.;Sörensen, S. "Oxford Handbook of Geropyschology". Meta-analyses in Clinical Geropsychology. N. Pachana; K. Laidlaw. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2013.
2006
Pinquart, M.; Sörensen, S.. "Family Caregiving for Elders". Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science. C. Fisher; R. Lerner. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2006.
2005
Pinquart, M.; Sörensen, S.. "Caregiving distress and psychological health of caregivers. In K. V. Oxington". Psychology of stress. K. V. Oxington. Hauppage, NY: Nova Medical Books, 2005.
2005
Pinquart, M.,Sörensen, S.. "Stressors of caregiving relatives". Mit Netzwerken professionell zusammenarbeiten. Bd. 1: Soziale Netzwerk. U. Otto; P. Bauer. Tübingen, Germany: dgvt-Verlag, 2005.
2003
Sörensen, S.; Pinquart, P.; Duberstein, P.. "How effective are interventions with family caregivers". ? Research and Practice in Alzheimer's Disease. : Springer, 2003. 153-160
2003
Sörensen, S. & Pinquart, M.. "Older Adults: Preparing for future care". Human Ecology: An Encyclopedia of Children, Families, Communities, and Environme. J. R. Miller; R. M. Lerner; L. B. Schiamberg. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2003.
2003
Pinquart, M.; Sörensen, S.. "Risk factors for loneliness in adulthood and old age – a meta-analysis". Advances in Psychology Research. New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers., 2003. 11-143
2000
Pinquart, M.;Sörensen,. "How preparation for old age helps to cope with this life stage [German". Ratgeber Altenarbeit. Osterfilden: Fink-Kümmerly & Frey, 2000. 1-42
1996
von Eye, A.; Sörensen, S.; Wills, S. ;. "Cohort-specific knowledge as cause for age differences in adults' memory for prose and sentences [German]". Motivation und Lernen aus Perspektive lebenslanger Entwicklung. C. Spiel; U. Kastner-Koller; P. Deimann. Hamburg: Waxman, 1996.
1993
Petersen, A. C., Silbereisen, R. K., & Sörensen, S.. "Adolescent development: A global perspective.". Adolescence, Careers, and Cultures. W. Meeus, M. de Goede, W. Kox, & K. Hurrelmann (Eds.). Berlin/ New York: De Gruyter, 1993. 1-34
1992
Burton, L. M., & Sörensen, S.. "Temporal context and the caregiver role: Perspectives from ethnographic studies of multigeneration African-American families.". Caregiving Systems: Informal and formal helpers. S. H. Zarit, L. I. Pearlin, & K. W. Schaie (Eds.). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 1992. 47-66
1990
Baltes, M. M., Sörensen, S., & Kühl, K.-P.. "Interventionsmaßnahmen in der Gerontopsychiatrie. [Intervention in geropsychiatry]". Brennpunkt Gerontopsychiatrie. M. M. Baltes & H. Gutzman (Eds.),. Hannover: Vincentz., 1990. 2-18

Journal Articles

Showing all 54 journal articles available.

2013
White, A.M.; Castle, K.; Sörensen, S.; Briody, S.; Dailey, H.; King, D.; Fogarty, C.; Duberstein, P. R. "You know a tree by its fruit: Growing a fellowship program for community partnered mental health disparities research in an academic medical center". International Public Health Journal. 2013; 5(4). Link
2012
Mak, W.; Sörensen, S. "Trajectories of Preparation for Future Care Among First-Degree Relatives of Alzheimer's Disease Patients: An Ancillary Study of ADAPT". The Gerontologist. 2012; 52(4): 531-540. Link
2011 Jun
Sörensen S, Conwell Y. "Issues in dementia caregiving: effects on mental and physical health, intervention strategies, and research needs." The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.. 2011 Jun; 19(6):491-6.
2011 May
Duberstein PR, Ma Y, Chapman BP, Conwell Y, McGriff J, Coyne JC, Franus N, Heisel MJ, Kaukeinen KA, Sörensen S, Tu XM, Lyness JM. "Detection of depression in older adults by family and friends: distinguishing mood disorder signals from the noise of personality and everyday life." International psychogeriatrics. 2011 May; 23(4):634-43. Epub 2010 Sep 30.
2011 Mar
Pinquart M, Sörensen S. "Spouses, adult children, and children-in-law as caregivers of older adults: a meta-analytic comparison." Psychology and aging. 2011 Mar; 26(1):1-14.
2011
Sörensen, S.; Mak, W.; Chapman, B.P.; Duberstein, P.R.; Lyness, J.M. "The relationship of preparation for future care and depression and anxiety in primary care patients". American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2011; . Link
2011
Sörensen, S.; Mak, W.; Pinquart, M. "Planning and decision-making for care transitions". Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 2011; 31(1): 111-142. Link
2009
Katz, J., May, P., Sörensen, S., & DelTosta, J. (in press). "Sexual revictimization during women's first year of college: Self-blame and sexual refusal assertiveness as possible mechanisms". Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2009; . Link
2008
Hafen,M., Jr.; Sörensen,S.;. "Preparation for future care needs by parents porividing care for their adult offspring with disabilities". Illness, Crisis, and Loss. 2008; 16(1): 37-51. Link
2008
Sorensen, S.; Duberstein, P.; Chapman, B.; Lyness, J.; Pinquart, M. "How Are Personality Traits Related to Preparation for Future Care Needs in Older Adults?". Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. 2008; 63B(6): P328-P336. Link
2007
Pinquart,M.; Sörensen,S.;. "Correlates of physical health of informal caregivers: a meta-analysis." Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences. 2007; 62(2): P126-37. Link
2007
Chapman, B.; Lyness, J.M.; Duberstein, P.R.; & Sörensen, S. "Gender difference in five factor model personality traits in an elderly cohort". Personality and Individual Differences. 2007; 43(6): 1594-1603. Link
2006 Nov
Sörensen S, Duberstein P, Gill D, Pinquart M. "Dementia care: mental health effects, intervention strategies, and clinical implications." Lancet neurology.. 2006 Nov; 5(11):961-73.
2006 Nov
Chapman BP, Duberstein PR, Sörensen S, Lyness JM. "Personality and perceived health in older adults: the five factor model in primary care." The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences.. 2006 Nov; 61(6):P362-5.
2006 Jun
Calabrese SK, Lyness JM, Sörensen S, Duberstein PR. "Personality and the association of pain and depression." The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.. 2006 Jun; 14(6):546-9.
2006 Jan
Pinquart M, Sörensen S. "Gender differences in caregiver stressors, social resources, and health: an updated meta-analysis." The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences.. 2006 Jan; 61(1):P33-45.
2006
Pinquart M, Sörensen S. "Helping caregivers of persons with dementia: which interventions work and how large are their effects?" International psychogeriatrics. 2006 18(4):577-95. Epub 2006 May 11.
2005 Sep
Sörensen S, Pinquart M. "Racial and ethnic differences in the relationship of caregiving stressors, resources, and sociodemographic variables to caregiver depression and perceived physical health." Aging & mental health. 2005 Sep; 9(5):482-95.
2005 May
Conner KR, Sorensen S, Leonard KE. "Initial depression and subsequent drinking during alcoholism treatment." Journal of studies on alcohol. 2005 May; 66(3):401-6.
2005 Feb
Pinquart M, Sörensen S. "Ethnic differences in stressors, resources, and psychological outcomes of family caregiving: a meta-analysis." The Gerontologist.. 2005 Feb; 45(1):90-106.
2005
Pinquart, M.; Sörensen, S. "Ethnic Differences in the Caregiving Experience: Implications for Interventions". Geriatrics and Aging. 2005; 8(10): 64-66. Link
2005
Kim Y, Duberstein PR, Sörensen S, Larson MR. "Levels of depressive symptoms in spouses of people with lung cancer: effects of personality, social support, and caregiving burden." Psychosomatics. 2005 46(2):123-30.
2004 Sep
Pinquart M, Sörensen S. "Associations of caregiver stressors and uplifts with subjective well-being and depressive mood: a meta-analytic comparison." Aging & mental health. 2004 Sep; 8(5):438-49.
2004
Delgadillo,L.; Sörensen,S.; Costner,D. C.;. "An exploratory study of factors related to preparation for future care among older Latinos in Utah". Journal of Family and Economic Issues. 2004; 25(1): 51-79. Link
2004
Pinquart,Martin; Sörensen,Silvia; Peak,Terry. "Helping older adults and their families develop and implement care plans." Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 2004; 43(4): 3-23. Link
2004
Lyness JM, King DA, Conwell Y, Duberstein PR, Eberly S, Sörensen SM, Caine ED. "Self-rated health, depression, and one-year health outcomes in older primary care patients." The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.. 2004 12(1):110-3.
2003 Jun
Pinquart M, Sörensen S. "Differences between caregivers and noncaregivers in psychological health and physical health: a meta-analysis." Psychology and aging. 2003 Jun; 18(2):250-67.
2003 Mar
Duberstein PR, Sörensen S, Lyness JM, King DA, Conwell Y, Seidlitz L, Caine ED. "Personality is associated with perceived health and functional status in older primary care patients." Psychology and aging. 2003 Mar; 18(1):25-37.
2003
Pinquart,M.; Sörensen,S. "Associations of stressors and uplifts of caregiving with caregiver burden and depressive mood: a meta-analysis". Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences. 2003; 58(2): P112-28. Link
2003
Pinquart,Martin; Sörensen,Silvia; Davey,Adam;. "National and regional differences in preparation for future care needs: A comparison of the United States and Germany". J.Cross-Gult.Gerontol.. 2003; 18(1): 53-78. Link
2003
Steele,M.; Pinquart,M.; Sörensen,S.;. "Preparation dimensions and styles in long term care". Clin.Gerontol.. 2003; 26(3/4): 105-122. Link
2002 Jun
Sörensen S, Pinquart M, Duberstein P. "How effective are interventions with caregivers? An updated meta-analysis." The Gerontologist.. 2002 Jun; 42(3):356-72.
2002 Apr
Sörensen S, Webster JD, Roggman LA. "Adult attachment and preparing to provide care for older relatives." Attachment & human development. 2002 Apr; 4(1):84-106.
2002
Pinquart,Martin; Sörensen,Silvia;. "Effects of interventions on dementia caregivers and other informal helpers: A meta-analysis". Zeitschrift fur Gerontopsychologie & -psychiatrie. 2002; 15(2): 85-100. Link
2002
Pinquart,Martin; Sörensen,Silvia;. "Psychological outcomes of preparation for future care needs." Journal of Applied Gerontology. 2002; 21(4): 452-470. Link
2002
Pinquart,Martin; Sörensen,Silvia;. "Preparation for death and preparation for care in older community-dwelling adults." Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. 2002; 45(1): 69-88. Link
2002
Pinquart, M.; Sörensen, S. "Planning ahead or not thinking about it: Consideration of the risk of needing future care by older adults". Symposium Medical. 2002; 13(2): 76-86. Link
2002
Pinquart M, Sörensen S. "Older adults' preferences for informal, formal, and mixed support for future care needs: a comparison of Germany and the United States." International journal of aging & human development. 2002 54(4):291-314.
2002
Pinquart M, Sörensen S. "Factors that promote and prevent preparation for future care needs: perceptions of older Canadian, German, and US. women." Health care for women international. 2002 23(6-7):729-41.
2001
Pinquart,Martin; Sörensen,Silvia;. "How effective are psychotherapeutic and other psychosocial interventions with older adults? A meta-analysis." Journal of Mental Health and Aging. 2001; 7(2): 207-243. Link
2001
Pinquart,Martin; Sörensen,Silvia;. "Gender differences in self-concept and psychological well-being in old age: A meta-analysis." Journals of Gerontology: Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 2001; 56B(4): P195-P213. Link
2001
Pinquart,Martin; Sörensen,Silvia;. "Influences on loneliness in older adults: A meta-analysis." Basic and Applied Social Psychology. 2001; 23(4): 245-266. Link
2001
Sörensen S, Pinquart M. "Developing a measure of older adults' preparation for future care needs." International journal of aging & human development. 2001 53(2):137-65.
2000 Jun
Pinquart M, Sörensen S. "Influences of socioeconomic status, social network, and competence on subjective well-being in later life: a meta-analysis." Psychology and aging. 2000 Jun; 15(2):187-224.
2000
Pinquart,Martin; Sörensen,Silvia;. "Development of a questionnaire about preparation for future care needs (PFCN): Scale construction and psychometric properties. [German]". Diagnostica. 2000; 46(3): 130-139. Link
2000
Pinquart,Martin; Wenzel,Silka; Sörensen,Silvia;. "Changes in attitudes among children and elderly adults in intergenerational group work". Educational Gerontology. 2000; 26(6): 523-540. Link
2000
Sörensen,S.; Pinquart,M.;. "Vulnerability and access to resources as predictors of preparation for future care needs in the elderly". Journal of Aging & Health. 2000; 12: 275-300. Link
2000
Sörensen,Silvia; Pinquart,Martin;. "Preparation for future care needs by West and East German older adults". Journals of Gerontology: Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 2000; 55B(6): S357-S367. Link
2000
Sörensen S, Pinquart M. "Preparation for future care needs: styles of preparation used by older Eastern German, United States, and Canadian women." Journal of cross-cultural gerontology.. 2000 15(4):349-81.
1998
Sörensen,S.;. "Predictors of anticipating caregiving in multigeneration families: An exploratory study". Journal of Applied Gerontology. 1998; 17(4): 499-520. Link
1998
von Eye,A.; Sörensen,S.; Lerner,J. V.; Lerner,R. M.;. "Die kognitive Kopmplexität und ihre Entwicklung: Querschnittliche und längsschnittliche Befunde. [Cognitive complexity and its development: Cross-sectional and longitudinal findings]". Zeitschrift für Entwicklungs und Pädagogische Psychologie. 1998; 30(3): 139-148. Link
1998
von Eye,A.; Sörensen,S.; Lerner,J. V.; Lerner,R. M.;. "On the nature and development of cognitive complexity". Multisciencia, Sao Carlos. 1998; 2: 7-20. Link
1996
Sörensen S, Zarit SH. "Preparation for caregiving: a study of multigeneration families." International journal of aging & human development. 1996 42(1):43-63.
1991
von Eye,A.; Sörensen,S.;. "Models of chance when measuring interrater agreement with Kappa". Biometrical Journal. 1991; 7: 781-787. Link