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Silvia Sorensen, Ph.D.


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Journal Articles

Quiñones MM, Silva C, Ross C, Sörensen S, Serrano R, Van Orden K, Heffner K. "Recruiting Socially Disconnected Latinos Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned." Clinical gerontologist.. 2023 Apr 2; :1-14. Epub 2023 Apr 02.

Zhang X, Tao X, Ji B, Wang R, Sorensen S. "The Success of Cancer Crowdfunding Campaigns: The Influence of Project and Text Features." Journal of medical Internet research.. 2023 Jan 21; Epub 2023 Jan 21.

Van Orden KA, Conwell Y, Chapman BP, Buttaccio A, VanBergen A, Beckwith E, Santee A, Rowe J, Palumbos D, Williams G, Messing S, Sörensen S, Tu X. "The helping older people engage (HOPE) study: Protocol & COVID modifications for a randomized trial." Contemporary clinical trials communications.. 2022 Dec; 30:101040. Epub 2022 Nov 30.

Silverstein SM, Sörensen S, Sunkara A, Lai A, Fradkin SI, Ramchandran RS. "Association of vision loss and depressive symptomatology in older adults assessed for ocular health in senior living facilities." Ophthalmic & physiological optics : the journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists).. 2021 Aug 12; Epub 2021 Aug 12.

Bai X, Liu C, Song Y, Sörensen S. "Adaptation and Validation of the Preparation for Future Care Needs Scale for Chinese Older Adults in Hong Kong." The Gerontologist.. 2021 Jun 24; Epub 2021 Jun 24.

Sörensen, S.; Missell, R.L.; Eustice-Corwin, A.; Otieno, D.A. "Perspectives on Aging-Related Preparation." Journal of Elder Policy. 2021; 1(2): 163-221.

McGrane Minton H, Lytle MC, Coleman R, Briody S, Kristoffersen M, Sörensen S. "Offering a Health Empowerment Program in a Faith-Based Community Clinic." American journal of lifestyle medicine.. 2021 15(3):293-304. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Sörensen S, Missell RL, Eustice-Corwin A, Otieno DA. "Perspectives on Aging-Related Preparation." . 2021 1(2)

Allen RS, Oliver JAS, Eichorst MK, Mieskowski L, Payne-Foster P, Sörensen S. "Preparation and Planning for Future Care in the Deep South: Adapting a Validated Tool for Cultural Sensitivity." The Gerontologist.. 2018 Sep 19; Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Mak W, Sörensen S. "Are Humor Styles of People With Dementia Linked to Greater Purpose in Life?" The Gerontologist.. 2018 Sep 14; 58(5):835-842.

Song Y, Sörensen S, Yan EC. "Family Support and Preparation for Future Care Needs Among Urban Chinese Baby Boomers." The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences.. 2018 Aug 14; 73(6):1066-1076.

Simning A, Fox ML, Barnett SL, Sorensen S, Conwell Y. "Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms in Older Adults With Auditory, Vision, and Dual Sensory Impairment." Journal of aging and health.. 2018 Jun 1; :898264318781123. Epub 2018 Jun 01.

Sörensen S, Chapman BP, Duberstein PR, Pinquart M, Lyness JM. "Assessing future care preparation in late life: Two short measures." Psychological assessment.. 2017 Dec; 29(12):1480-1495. Epub 2017 Mar 16.

Southerland JL, Slawson DL, Pack R, Sörensen S, Lyness JM, Hirsch JK. "Trait Hope and Preparation for Future Care Needs among Older Adult Primary Care Patients." Clinical gerontologist.. 2016 Mar 1; 39(2):117-126. Epub 2015 Nov 16.

Cimarolli VR, Casten RJ, Rovner BW, Heyl V, Sörensen S, Horowitz A. "Anxiety and depression in patients with advanced macular degeneration: current perspectives." Clinical ophthalmology.. 2016 10:55-63. Epub 2015 Dec 30.

Hoerger M, Coletta M, Sörensen S, Chapman BP, Kaukeinen K, Tu X, Duberstein PR. "Personality and Perceived Health in Spousal Caregivers of Patients with Lung Cancer: The Roles of Neuroticism and Extraversion." Journal of aging research.. 2016 2016:5659793. Epub 2016 Apr 07.

Sörensen S, White K, Mak W, Zanibbi K, Tang W, O'Hearn A, Hegel MT. "The macular degeneration and aging study: Design and research protocol of a randomized trial for a psychosocial intervention with macular degeneration patients." Contemporary clinical trials.. 2015 May; 42:68-77. Epub 2015 Mar 24.

Poleshuck EL, Gamble SA, Bellenger K, Lu N, Tu X, Sörensen S, Giles DE, Talbot NL. "Randomized controlled trial of interpersonal psychotherapy versus enhanced treatment as usual for women with co-occurring depression and pelvic pain." Journal of psychosomatic research.. 2014 Oct; 77(4):264-72. Epub 2014 Jul 26.

Sörensen S, Hirsch JK, Lyness JM. "Optimism and Planning for Future Care Needs among Older Adults." GeroPsych.. 2014 27(1):5-22.

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).

Sörensen S, Mak W, Chapman B, Duberstein PR, Lyness JM. "The relationship of preparation for future care to depression and anxiety in older primary care patients at 2-year follow-up." The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.. 2012 Oct; 20(10):887-94.

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 Aug; 52(4):531-40. Epub 2011 Nov 01.

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.

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.

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.

Sörensen, S.; Mak, W.; Pinquart, M. "Planning and decision-making for care transitions" . Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 2011; 31(1): 111-142.

Katz J, May P, Sörensen S, DelTosta J. "Sexual revictimization during women's first year of college: self-blame and sexual refusal assertiveness as possible mechanisms." Journal of interpersonal violence.. 2010 Nov; 25(11):2113-26. Epub 2010 Jan 11.

Sörensen S, Duberstein PR, Chapman B, Lyness JM, Pinquart M. "How are personality traits related to preparation for future care needs in older adults?" The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences.. 2008 Nov; 63(6):P328-36.

Hafen,M., Jr.; Sörensen,S.;. "Preparation for future care needs by parents providing care for their adult offspring with disabilities". Illness, Crisis, and Loss. 2008; 16(1): 37-51.

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.

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.

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.

Pinquart M, Sörensen S. "Helping caregivers of persons with dementia: which interventions work and how large are their effects?" International psychogeriatrics. 2006 Dec; 18(4):577-95. Epub 2006 May 11.

Sörensen S, Duberstein P, Gill D, Pinquart M. "Dementia care: mental health effects, intervention strategies, and clinical implications." The Lancet. Neurology.. 2006 Nov; 5(11):961-73.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pinquart, M.; Sörensen, S. "Ethnic Differences in the Caregiving Experience: Implications for Interventions". Geriatrics and Aging. 2005; 8(10): 64-66.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pinquart M, Sörensen S, Davey A. "National and regional differences in preparation for future care needs: a comparison of the United States and Germany." Journal of cross-cultural gerontology.. 2003 Mar; 18(1):53-78.

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.

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.

Steele,M.; Pinquart,M.; Sörensen,S.;. "Preparation dimensions and styles in long term care". Clin.Gerontol. 2003; 26(3/4): 105-122.

Sörensen S, Pinquart M, Duberstein P. "How effective are interventions with caregivers? An updated meta-analysis." The Gerontologist.. 2002 Jun; 42(3):356-72.

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.

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.

Pinquart,Martin; Sörensen,Silvia;. "Psychological outcomes of preparation for future care needs." Journal of Applied Gerontology. 2002; 21(4): 452-470.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pinquart,Martin; Sörensen,Silvia;. "Influences on loneliness in older adults: A meta-analysis." Basic and Applied Social Psychology. 2001; 23(4): 245-266.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sörensen,S.;. "Predictors of anticipating caregiving in multigeneration families: An exploratory study". Journal of Applied Gerontology. 1998; 17(4): 499-520.

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.

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.

Sörensen S, Zarit SH. "Preparation for caregiving: a study of multigeneration families." International journal of aging & human development. 1996 42(1):43-63.

von Eye,A.; Sörensen,S.;. "Models of chance when measuring interrater agreement with Kappa". Biometrical Journal. 1991; 7: 781-787.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Older Persons' Care-Related Preferences: Cultural and Cross-Cultural Influences
Book Title: Cultures of Care in Aging
Author List: Pinquart, M., Sörensen, S., Song, Y
Edited By: T. Boll, D. Ferring and J. Valsiner
Published By: Information Age Publishing2018 in Charlotte, NC

Chapter Title: Vision Impairment and Its Management in Older Adults
Book Title: Geriatric Rehabilitation: From Bedside to Curbside
Author List: Ramchandran, R., Hindman, H, & Sörensen, S.
Edited By: K. Rao Poduri
Published By: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis2017 in Boca Raton, FL

Chapter Title: Vision in Mid and Late Life
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging
Author List: Sörensen, S., White, K. & Ramchandran, R.S.
Edited By: S.K. Whitbourne
Published By: Wiley-Blackwell2015 in Hoboken, NJ

Chapter Title: You know a tree by its fruit: growing a fellowship program for community-partnered mental health disparities research in an academic medical center
Book Title: Building Community Capacity: Case Examples from Around the World
Author List: White, A., Castle, K., Sörensen, S., Briody, S., Dailey, H., King, D., Fogarty C. & Duberstein, P.R.
Edited By: R. M. Caron and J. Merrick
Published By: Nova Science Publishers2013 in Hauppauge, NY

Chapter Title: Oxford Handbook of Geropyschology
Book Title: Meta-analyses in Clinical Geropsychology
Author List: Pinquart, M.;Sörensen, S
Edited By: N. Pachana; K. Laidlaw
Published By: Oxford University Press2013 in Oxford, UK

Chapter Title: Family Caregiving for Elders
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science
Author List: Pinquart, M.; Sörensen, S.
Edited By: C. Fisher; R. Lerner
Published By: Sage2006 in Thousand Oaks, CA

Chapter Title: Care of the caregiver: Individual and family interventions
Book Title: Supporting the caregiver in dementia: A guide for health care professionals
Author List: Sörensen, S., King, D., & Pinquart, M
Edited By: S. Loboprabhu, V. Molinari, & J. Lomax
Published By: Johns Hopkins Press2006 in Washington DC

Chapter Title: Stressors of caregiving relatives
Book Title: Mit Netzwerken professionell zusammenarbeiten. Bd. 1: Soziale Netzwerk
Author List: Pinquart, M.,Sörensen, S.
Edited By: U. Otto; P. Bauer
Published By: dgvt-Verlag2005 in Tübingen, Germany

Chapter Title: Caregiving distress and psychological health of caregivers. In K. V. Oxington
Book Title: Psychology of stress
Author List: Pinquart, M.; Sörensen, S.
Edited By: K. V. Oxington
Published By: Nova Medical Books2005 in Hauppage, NY

Chapter Title: Older Adults: Preparing for future care
Book Title: Human Ecology: An Encyclopedia of Children, Families, Communities, and Environme
Author List: Sörensen, S. & Pinquart, M.
Edited By: J. R. Miller; R. M. Lerner; L. B. Schiamberg
Published By: ABC-Clio2003 in Santa Barbara, CA

Chapter Title: Risk factors for loneliness in adulthood and old age – a meta-analysis
Book Title: Advances in Psychology Research
Author List: Pinquart, M.; Sörensen, S.
Published By: Nova Science Publishers.2003 in New York, NY

Chapter Title: How effective are interventions with family caregivers
Book Title: ? Research and Practice in Alzheimer's Disease
Author List: Sörensen, S.; Pinquart, P.; Duberstein, P.
Published By: Springer2003

Chapter Title: How preparation for old age helps to cope with this life stage [German
Book Title: Ratgeber Altenarbeit
Author List: Pinquart, M.;Sörensen,
Published By: Fink-Kümmerly & Frey2000 in Osterfilden

Chapter Title: Cohort-specific knowledge as cause for age differences in adults' memory for prose and sentences [German]
Book Title: Motivation und Lernen aus Perspektive lebenslanger Entwicklung
Author List: von Eye, A.; Sörensen, S.; Wills, S. ;
Edited By: C. Spiel; U. Kastner-Koller; P. Deimann
Published By: Waxman1996 in Hamburg

Chapter Title: Adolescent development: A global perspective.
Book Title: Adolescence, Careers, and Cultures
Author List: Petersen, A. C., Silbereisen, R. K., & Sörensen, S.
Edited By: W. Meeus, M. de Goede, W. Kox, & K. Hurrelmann (Eds.)
Published By: De Gruyter1993 in Berlin/ New York

Chapter Title: Temporal context and the caregiver role: Perspectives from ethnographic studies of multigeneration African-American families.
Book Title: Caregiving Systems: Informal and formal helpers
Author List: Burton, L. M., & Sörensen, S.
Edited By: S. H. Zarit, L. I. Pearlin, & K. W. Schaie (Eds.)
Published By: Erlbaum1992 in Hillsdale, NJ

Chapter Title: Interventionsmaßnahmen in der Gerontopsychiatrie. [Intervention in geropsychiatry]
Book Title: Brennpunkt Gerontopsychiatrie
Author List: Baltes, M. M., Sörensen, S., & Kühl, K.-P.
Edited By: M. M. Baltes & H. Gutzman (Eds.),
Published By: Vincentz.1990 in Hannover