State of the Science Commentary

Each year, Research in Gerontological Nursing publishes the State of the Science Commentary to update the professional community on the state of the science for one aspect of gerontological nursing research. This contribution to the scientific discussion is designed to review progress, chart the course of future research, and coalesce priorities.

Advancing Gerontological Nursing Science in Climate Change
Ruth McDermott-Levy, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN; and Donna M. Fick, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
January/February 2020

Measurement Challenges in Research With Individuals With Cognitive Impairment
Ann Kolanowski, PhD, RN, FAAN; Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN; Nikki Hill, PhD, RN; Lauren Massimo, PhD, CRNP; and Jacqueline Mogle, PhD 
January/February 2019

Precision Health: Use of Omics to Optimize Self-Management of Chronic Pain in Aging
Susan G. Dorsey, PhD, RN, FAAN; Barbara M. Resnick, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP; Cynthia L. Renn, PhD, RN
January/February 2018

Nonpharmacological Strategies for Patients With Early-Stage Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment: A 10-Year Update
Joel G. Anderson, PhD, CHTP; Ruth Palan Lopez, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN; Karen M. Rose, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN; Janet K. Specht, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
January/February 2017

Aging in Community: Developing a More Holistic Approach to Enhance Older Adults' Well-Being
Joan K. Davitt, PhD, MSS, MLSP; Elizabeth A. Madigan, PhD, RN, FAAN; Marilyn Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN; Lisa Skemp, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
January/February 2016

The Use of Health Information Technology to Improve Care and Outcomes for Older Adults
Kathryn H. Bowles, PhD, FAAN, FACMI; Patricia Dykes, PhD, FAAN, FACMI; George Demiris, PhD, FACMI
January/February 2015

Measurement of Quality of Life Outcomes
Eileen Danaher Hacker, PhD, APN, AOCN; Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD; Sandra C. Burgener, PhD, RN, FAAN
January/February 2014

Advances in Nonpharmacological Interventions, 2011–2012
Ann M. Kolanowski, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN; Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP; Cornelia Beck, PhD, RN, FAAN; Patricia A. Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN
Response to the Commentary: Advances in Nonpharmacological Interventions, 2011–2012
Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, FAANP
January 2013

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