Office: CHHS 444 B
Meredith L Troutman-Jordan
Office: CHHS 444 B
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.
Flood, M. (2002). Successful Aging; A concept analysis. Journal of Theory Construction and Testing, 6 (2), 105-108.
Flood, M. (2006). A mid-range theory of successful aging. Journal of Theory Construction and Testing, 9(2), 35-39.
Flood, M., & Scharer, K. (2006). Creativity enhancement; Possibilities for successful aging. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 27(9), 1-21.
Flood, M. (2006). Exploring the relationships between creativity, depression, and successful aging. Activities, Adaptation, and Aging, 31(1), 55-71.
Flood, M., & Phillips, K. (2007). Creativity in older adults: A plethora of possibilities. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 28(4), 389-411.
Flood, M., & Newman, A. (2007). Obesity and older adults: A synthesis of findings and recommendations for practice. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 33(12), 1-17.
Rossen, E., Knafl, K., & Flood, M. (2008). Older women’s perceptions of successful aging.
Activities, Adaptation, and Aging, 32(2), 73-88.
Flood, M., Boyd, M. (2008). Successful aging in a Southern older adult sample. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 8(3).
Flood, M., Buckwalter, K. (2009). Recommendations for Mental Health Care of Older Adults Part I: An Overview of Depression and Anxiety. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 35(2), 26-34.
Flood, M., Buckwalter, K. (2009). Journal of Gerontological Nursing. Recommendations for Mental Health Care of Older Adults Part II: An Overview of Dementia, Delirium and Substance Abuse. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 35(2), 35-47.
Flood, M. & Clark, B. (2009). Exploring knowledge and attitudes toward aging
in nursing and non-nursing students. Educational Gerontology, 35(7), 587-595.
Troutman, M., Nies, M., & Seo, D. (2010). Successful aging: Selected indicators in a Southern sample. Journal of Home Health Care Management and Practice, 22 (2), 111-115.
Troutman, M., Nies, M.A., & Bentley, M. (2011). Measuring successful aging in Southern Black older adults. Educational Gerontology, 37(1), 38-50.
Troutman, M., Nies, M.A., Small, S., & Bates, A. (2011). The development and testing of an instrument to measure successful aging. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 4(3), 221-232.
Troutman, M., Nies, M.A., & Mavellia, H. (2011). Perceptions of successful aging in Southern Black older adults. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 49(1), 28-34.
Blevins, C., & Troutman, M. (2011). Successful Aging Theory and the chronic renal disease patient: Application in the clinical setting. Journal of Renal Nursing, 38(3), 255-260, 270.
Park, C., Troutman, M., & Nies, M.A. (2012). Brain health knowledge in community-dwelling older adults. Educational Gerontology, 38(9), 650-657.
Willits, K., Platonova, E., Nies, M.A., Racine, E., Troutman-Jordan, M., & Harris, H. (2013). Medical home and pediatric primary care utilization among children with special healthcare needs. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 27(3), 202-208.
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. (2012) 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, 35(3), 238-246.
Willits, K.A., Troutman-Jordan, M., Nies, M.A., Racine, E. F., Platonova, E., & Harris, H. (2013). 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, 83(2), 93-98.
Troutman-Jordan, M., Nies, M.A., & Davis, B. (2013). An examination of successful aging among Southern Black and White older adults. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 39(3), 42-52.
Howie, L., Troutman-Jordan, M., & Newman, A. (2013). Social Support and Successful Aging in Assisted Living Residents. Educational Gerontology, 39(3), 42-52.
Nies, M., Troutman-Jordan, M., Hohenesee, C., Branche, D. (2013). Physical Activity Preferences for Low-Income Sedentary Urban African American Older Adults. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 39(6), 20-29.
Westman, M., Troutman-Jordan, M., & Nies, M.A.(2013). Successful Aging among the Older Adults in Assisted Living Communities: Piloting the use of The Successful Aging Inventory. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 45(3), 238-246.
Topaz, M., McKenzie, M., & Troutman-Jordan, M. (2014). Construction, Deconstruction and Reconstruction: Understanding the Roots of Successful Aging Theories. Nursing Science Quarterly, 27(3), 226-233.
Troutman-Jordan, M., & Staples, J. (2014). Successful Aging from the Viewpoint of Older Adults. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 28(1), 87-104.
Troutman-Jordan, M. & Deem, N. (2014). Brain Health Knowledge in Assisted Living; Establishing Baseline Information for Interventions to Promote Adaptation and Successful Aging. Activities, Adaptation, and Aging, 38(3), 188-199.
O’Brien, T., Jenkins, C., Amella, E., Mueller, M., Moore, M., Troutman-Jordan, M., & Sullivan, S. (December, 2014). Perceptions of older rural women using computerized programs for weight management. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 14(2).
Robson, J.P., & Troutman-Jordan, M. (2014). A concept analysis of cognitive reframing. Journal of Theory Construction and Testing, 18(2), 55-59.
O’Brien, T., Jenkins, C., Amella, E., Mueller, M., Talbot, L., & Troutman- Jordan, M. (accepted for publication). Obesity among women living in Appalachia: A dimensional analysis. Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare, 4(1).
Robson, J., & Troutman-Jordan, M. (accepted for publication). Back to Basics: Health and Wellness Benefits of Gardening in Older Adults. Activities, Adaptation, and Aging.
O’Brien, T., Troutman-Jordan, M., Hathaway D., Armstrong, S., Moore, M. (2015). Acceptability of wristband activity trackers among community dwelling older adults. Journal of Geriatric Nursing, 36(2), 21-25.
Nies, M.A., Troutman-Jordan, M., & Lim, W. (2015). Physical activity in older adults: Planning, delivering, and evaluation plan for the Eat Better Move More Intervention. Healthy Aging Research, 4 (13), http://www.har-journal.com/archives/1198.