Thomas A. Dombrowsky, Ph.D.
Thomas Dombrowsky was born in Oregon and grew up in Arizona. He began his nursing career in 1976, graduating from the Maricopa Technical Community College LPN program. In 1985 he graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington BSN program. He worked in a variety of medical surgical nursing positions as well as in long term care. He completed a one year fellowship in evidence based medicine sponsored by the Joanna Briggs Institute and by Texas Christian University. In 2011 he earned an MSN degree with a focus on nursing education from the University of Texas at Arlington. The following semester he began studies at the University of Texas at Arlington toward a PhD. He completed his PhD in Spring 2016. His main research interests are the functional status of older adults and the factors which affect functional status.
- 2016 - Ph.D. in in Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation
- 2011 - M.S. in Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing
- 1985 - B.S. in Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing
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(SageCollege of Nursing and Health Innovation, The University of Texas Arlington, 2017)Functional status is an important component of quality of life for older adults and for their caregivers. Factors associated with level of functional status include age, comorbidity, cognitive status, depression, social ...
(2016-05-06)This study reports on the relationship between engagement with activity and functional status in a sample of 92 older adults. Engagement was found to be a significant predictor of functional status as measured by the ...