My research has included psychoeducational groups to enhance creativity in older adults, to promote successful aging; cross-sectional descriptive studies of successful aging; instrument testing; qualitative research seeking to understand commonalities and differences in older adults of different racial groups and comunity-dwelling versus assisted living community residents; and interventions to promote increased physical activity in older adults.
Dr. Meredith Troutman-Jordan received her PhD in Nursing Science from the University of South Carolina in 2005. She is an American Nurses Credentialing Center certified psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist. Her program of research has centered on successful aging in older adults, instrument development and testing, and focus group research with elders. Dr. Troutman-Jordan’s dissertation comprised an eight-week series of psychoeducational groups to enhance creativity in older adults in order to promote successful aging. She has experiences with overseeing research assistants, recruiting (African American) participants in the community, and facilitating psychoeducational groups with older adults. Dr. Troutman-Jordan has performed multiple studies in local community sites, including senior centers and assisted living facilities, as well as facilitated student community service and clinical experiences at senior centers and assisted living facilities. In her Sigma Theta Tau-funded study, she has conducted focus groups with community-dwelling older adults in order to determine their perceptions of successful aging. Her research included administering the Successful Aging Inventory and the Brain Health Questionnaire in an assisted living community sample. Currently, Dr. Troutman-Jordan is involved in research regarding the delivery of the Eat Better, Move More intervention to community-dwelling older adults to determine intervention effects on mood, cardiovascular indicators, brain health knowledge and successful aging.
Willits, K., Platonova, E., Nies, M.A., Racine, E., Troutman-Jordan, M., & Harris, H. (in press). Medical home and pediatric primary care utilization among children with special healthcare needs. Journal of Pediatric Health Care.
Nies, M.A., & Troutman-Jordan, M. (2012). Mentoring nurse scientists to meet nursing faculty workforce needs. The Scientific World Journal, 2012, 1-5. doi:10.1100/2012/345085.
Willits, K.A., Nies, M.A., Racine, E.F., Troutman-Jordan, M.L., Platonova, E.A., Harris, H.L. (In Press) Medical Home and Emergency Department Utilization among Children with Special Healthcare Needs: An Analysis of the 2005-2006 National Survey of Children with Special Healthcare Needs. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management.
Willits, K.A., Troutman-Jordan, M., Nies, M.A., Racine, E. F., Platonova, E., & Harris, H. (In Press). Presence of medical home and school attendance: An analysis of the 2005-2006 National Survey of Children with Special Healthcare Needs. Journal of School Health.
Troutman-Jordan, M., Nies, M.A., & Davis, B. (accepted for publication). An examination of successful aging among Southern Black and White older adults. Journal of Gerontological Nursing.