Karen Dorman Marek, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, is an Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.
Lori Popejoy, APRN, BC, GCNS, is John A. Hartford Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Scholar, Research Coordinator, Boone Hospital Center, Columbia, MO.
Greg Petroski, MS, is a Statistician, School of Medicine, Office of Medical Research; David Mehr, MD, MS, is an Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine; Marilyn Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing and Family and Community Medicine, and Wen-Chieh Lin, PhD, is an Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri–Columbia.
Corresponding author: Karen Dorman Marek, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201 (e-mail: [email protected]).
Editor's Note Additional information, provided by the authors, expanding this article is on the editor's Web site at http://nursing-research-editor.com.
This research was supported in part by a grant from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, Aging in Place: A New Model for Long Term Care, Grant 18-C-91036. The research was also supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program Cohort 2000.
Accepted for publication January 22, 2005.