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Transforming Healthcare Transforming Lives:
Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health

Amanda Elliott, PhD

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  • Assistant Professor, College Of Nursing
  • College Of Nursing
  • Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of South Florida

Education

  • PhD, Nursing, University Of Florida, 2006
  • MSN, Nursing, University of Florida, 2002
  • BSN, Nursing, University of Florida, 2001

Awards/Honors

  • Outstanding Young Alumni Award (University of Florida, College of Nursing - 2007)
  • Dr. Lois Knowles Award for Excellence in Gerontological Nursing (University of Florida, College of Nursing - 2006)
  • Academic Excellence in Doctoral Coursework (University of Florida, College of Nursing - 2006)
  • The Chancellor’s List (University of Florida, College of Nursing - 2005)
  • First Place Graduate Student Poster Award (University of Florida, College of Nursing - 2005)
  • Rising Star of Scholarship and Research (University of Florida, College of Nursing - 2005)

Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing-Delta-Beta at large Chapter (Member, 2014 - Present)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (Member, 2010 - Present)
  • Gerontological Society of America (Member, 2002 - Present)
  • University of Florida Alumni Association (Member, 2001 - Present)
  • Southern Nursing Research Society (Member, 2001 - Present)
  • Golden Key National Honors Society (Member, 1999 - Present)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing-Alpha Theta Chapter (Member, 2001 - 2014)
  • Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (Member, 2001 - 2008)
  • American Nurses Association (Member, 2003 - 2006)
  • Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (Member, 2004 - 2005)
  • Florida Nursing Students Association (Member, 2000 - 2001)

Selected Publications

  • Athilingam, P., Visovsky, C., Elliott, A. F., & Rogal, P. J. Cognitive screening in persons with chronic diseases in primary care: Challenges and recommendations for practice. American Journal of Alzheimers Disease & Other Dementias..
  • Rodriguez, C., Ji, M., Wang, H., Padhyam T., Elliott, A. F., & McMillan, S. C. Cancer pain: Barriers that interfere with quality of life Journal of the Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Nursing..
  • McMillan, S. C., Rodriguez, C. S., Wang, H., Elliott, A. F. Symptoms faced by patients with cancers of the head and neck. MESURG Nursing Journal..
  • Maguire, D. P., Rowe, M. A., Spring, H., & Elliott, A. F. Disruptive feeding behaviors of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome. Advances in Neonatal Care.
  • Elliott, A. F., McGwin G., Kline, L. & Owsley, C. Vision impairment among seniors residing in subsidized housing. The Gerontologist.
  • McMillan, S. C., Rodriguez, C. S., Wang, H., Elliott, A. F. Issues faced by family caregivers of Hospice patients with head and neck cancers. Journal of the Sociery of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Nursing.
  • Wang, H., Ji, M., Visovsky, C., Rodriguez, C. S., Elliott, A. F., Gwede, C. K., Padhya, T., & McMillan, S. C. Clinically relevant four-level cancer-related fatigue in multidimensional quality of life and its domains among patient with various types of cancer. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing..
  • Elliott, A. F., O’Connor M. L., & Edwards J. D. Cognitive speed of processing training in older adults with eye conditions. Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics. 34: 509-518, 2014.
  • Elliott, A. F., McGwin, G., & Owsley, C. Vision impairment among older adults residing in assisted living. Journal of Aging and Health. 25(2) : 364-378, 2013.
  • Elliott, A.F., Davidson, A., Lum, F., Chiang, M., Saaddine, J., Zhang, X., Crews, J., & Chou, C. Using electronic health records and administrative data for public health surveillance of eye health and vision-related conditions in the United States. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 154(6) : S63-70, 2012.
  • Zhang, X., Cotch M. F., Ryskulova A., Primo, S., Nair, P., Chou C., Geiss, L., Barker, L., Elliott, A., Crews, J., & Saaddine, J. Vision health disparities in the United States by race/ethnicity, education, and economic status: Findings from two nationally representative surveys. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 154(6) : 53-62, 2012.
  • Chou, C.., Barker, L.., Crews, J., Primo, S., Zhang, X., Elliott, A., McKeever Bullard, K., Geiss, L., & Saaddine, J. Disparities in eye care utilization among U. S. adults with visual impairment: Findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2006-2009. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 154(6) : 45-52, 2012.
  • Crews, J., Lollar, D., Kemper, A., Lee, L., Owsely, C., Zhang, X., Elliott, A., Chou, C. F., & Saaddine, J. The variability of vision loss assessment in federally sponsored surveys: Seeking conceptual clarity and comparability. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 154(6) : S31-44, 2012.
  • Li, Y., Crews, J., Elam-Evans, L., Fan, A., Zhang, X., Elliott, A., & Balluz, L. Visual impairment and health-related quality of life among elderly adults with age-related eye diseases. Quality of Life Research. 20(6) : 845-852, 2011.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Eye-care utilization among women aged ≥40 years with eye diseases---19 states, 2006-2008. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 59(19) : 588-591, 2010.
  • Luo, H., Fang, X., Liao, Y., Elliott, A., & Zhang, X. Associations of special care units and outcomes of residents with dementia: 2004 National Nursing Home Survey. The Gerontologist. 50(4) : 509-518, 2010.
  • Elliott, A. F., Burgio, L. D., & DeCoster, J. Enhancing caregiver health: Findings from the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH) II Intervention. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 58(1) : 30-37, 2010.
  • Elliott, A. F., Dreer, L., McGwin, G., & Owsley C. The personal burden of decreased vision-targeted health-related quality of life in nursing home residents. Journal of Aging and Health Journal of Aging and Health. 22(4) : 504-521, 2010.
  • Swanson M., McGwin, G., Elliott, A. F., & Owsley, C. Association between the nursing home Minimum Data Set (MDS) for vision and vision-targeted health-related quality of life in nursing home residents as assessed by certified nursing assistants. Journal of Optometry. 2: 148-154, 2009.
  • Elliott, A. F., & Horgas, A. L. Effects of an analgesic trial in reducing pain behaviors in community-dwelling older adults with dementia. Nursing Research. 58(2) : 140-145, 2009.
  • Elliott, A. F., McGwin, G., & Owsley, C. Vision-enhancing interventions in nursing home residents and their short-term impact on physical and cognitive function. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 57(2) : 202-208, 2009.
  • Elliott, A. F., McGwin, G., & Owsley, C. Health-related quality of life and visual and cognitive impairment among nursing home residents. British Journal of Ophthalmology. 93: 240-243, 2009.
  • Horgas, A. L., Elliott, A. F., & Marsiske, M. Pain assessment in persons with dementia: Relationship between self-report and behavioral observation. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 57(1) : 126-132, 2009.
  • Horgas, A. L., & Elliott, A. F. Study of pain over the last several decades: Main pain measurement tools. In D. Carr (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the Life Course of Human Development. 3: 286-288, 2009.
  • Swanson, M., McGwin, G., Elliott, A. F., & Owsley, C. The nursing home Minimum Data Set for vision and its association with visual acuity and contrast sensitivity. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 57(3) : 486-491, 2009.
  • Elliott, A. F., Horgas, A. L., & Marsiske, M. Nurses’ role in identifying mild cognitive impairment in older adults. Geriatric Nursing. 29(1) : 38-47, 2008.
  • Horgas, A. L., & Elliott, A. F. Pain: Acute and chronic. In D. Carr (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the Life Course of Human Development. , 2008.
  • Elliott, A. F., Owsley, C., & McGwin, G. Health-related quality of life and visual and cognitive impairment among nursing home residents. The Gerontologist. 48(1s) , 2008.
  • Elliott, A. F., Cleveland, D., & Burgio, L. REACH II: Translational benefits of caregiver health status in relation to caregiving. The Gerontologist. 47(1s) : 27, 2007.
  • Elliott, A. F., Horgas, A. L. Effects of an analgesic trial in reducing chronic pain behaviors and excess disabilities in community-dwelling persons with dementia. The Gerontologist. 46(1s) : 567, 2006.
  • Horgas, A. L., & Floetke, A. L. Book Reviews- Internet resources for nurses (2nd ed.). International Journal of Aging and Human Development. 61(1) : 77, 2005.
  • Horgas, A. L., & Elliott, A. F. Pain assessment in persons with dementia. The Gerontologist. 45(1s) , 2005.
  • Elliott, A. F., & Horgas, A. L. Pain assessment and treatment in community-dwelling older adults with dementia: A single-subject approach. The Gerontologist. 45(1s) , 2005.
  • Elliott, A. F., Marsiske, M., & Horgas, A. L. Identifying mild cognitive impairment. The Gerontologist. 44(1s) : 304, 2004.
  • Horgas, A. L., Elliott, A. F. Pain assessment and management in persons with dementia. Nursing Clinics of North America. 39(3) : 593-606, 2004.
  • Horgas, A. L., McLennon, S. M., & Floetke, A. L. Methodological issues in assessing pain in persons with dementia. The Gerontologist. 43: 593, 2003.
  • Floetke, A. L., Horgas, A. L., & Rudnytsky, C. Comparison of observational measures of pain behaviors in nursing home residents. The Gerontologist. 43: 188, 2003.
  • Horgas, A. L., McLennon, S. M, & Floetke, A., L. Pain management in persons with dementia Alzheimer’s Care Quarterly. 4(4) : 297-311, 2003.
  • McLennon, S. H., Horgas, A. L., Rudnytsky, C., & Floetke, A. L. The relationship between chronic pain, functional disability, depression, and self-rated health in older adults The Gerontologist. 42: 61, 2002.
  • Horgas, A. L., McLennon, S., Floetke, A. L., & Rudnytsky, C. Assessing pain in cognitively impaired elders. The Gerontologist. 42: 46, 2002.

Grants

  • The Relationship between Visual Status and Cognit (Order Total: 25000, 3/6/2015 12:00:00 AM - 3/6/2015 12:00:00 AM)
  • Vision Screening Program for Older Adults Residin (Order Total: 20000, 1/1/2008 12:00:00 AM - 1/1/2009 12:00:00 AM)