Ann L Horgas

Ann L Horgas, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, FAAN

ASO PROFESSOR & CHAIR

Department: Biobehavioral Nursing Science
Business Phone: (352) 273-7622
Business Email: ahorgas@ufl.edu

About Ann L Horgas

TEACHING

Dr. Horgas teaches theory, research, and statistics to graduate students in the PhD and DNP programs. She mentors PhD, DNP, undergraduate honors, and undergraduate EMBRACE students in research and scholarship.

RESEARCH

Dr. Horgas conducts research on pain and aging. She has been funded by NIA to study cognitive interventions for older adults (ACTIVE Trial) and by NINR to investigate pain in nursing home residents with dementia.

SERVICE

She serves as Chair of the Biobehavioral Nursing Science Department in the College of Nursing. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America. She is a member of the US Association for the Study of Pain, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Southern Nursing Research Society.

EDUCATION

Dr. Horgas received her BS in Nursing, MS in Adult Health Nursing and PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. She completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Gerontology and Geriatrics at the Free University of Berlin.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018-2021
NGR7940L Residency in Adv Nurs
2018-2023
NGR7970L Adv Nursing Project
2010-2011,2013-2019,2018-2021
NGR6101 Theory and Research for Nursing
2013-2021
NGR7709 Nurse Scientist and Scholar I
2012,2020
NGR6905 Individual Study
2010,2015-2017,2017-2018
NGR7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2009-2010,2015-2018,2017-2018
NGR7979 Advanced Research
2011-2015,2017-2021,2021
NGR6840 Applied Statistical Analysis I
2006-2016,2022-2023
NGR7124 Theory Development in Nursing
2014
NGR6930 Special Topics
2013
CLP7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2012
NUR3825 Intro Prof of Nursing
2012
NUR4829 Leader and Mngmt in Nur
2011
NGR6944 Indiv Clinic Practice

Research Profile

Pain and aging; pain management in persons with dementia, predictors of persistent post-surgical pain; and pain at end of life.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-0447-8402

Publications

2022
Cross-sectional relationship between pain intensity and subjective cognitive decline among middle-aged and older adults with arthritis or joint conditions: Results from a population-based study
SAGE Open Medicine. 10 [DOI] 10.1177/20503121221095923. [PMID] 35600706.
2022
Vitamin C Plasma Levels Associated with Inflammatory Biomarkers, CRP and RDW: Results from the NHANES 2003-2006 Surveys.
Nutrients. 14(6) [DOI] 10.3390/nu14061254. [PMID] 35334908.
2021
A Call to the CMS: Mandate Adequate Professional Nurse Staffing in Nursing Homes.
The American journal of nursing. 121(3):24-27 [DOI] 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000737292.96068.18. [PMID] 33625007.
2021
A Paradigm Shift for Movement-based Pain Assessment in Older Adults: Practice, Policy and Regulatory Drivers.
Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses. 22(1):21-27 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmn.2020.08.003. [PMID] 32948452.
2021
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Music for Pain Relief after Arthroplasty Surgery.
Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses. 22(1):86-93 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmn.2020.09.003. [PMID] 33129705.
2021
Do Associations Between Vascular Risk and Mild Cognitive Impairment Vary by Race?
Journal of aging and health. [DOI] 10.1177/0898264320984357. [PMID] 33497299.
2021
Factors Associated With Emergency Department Length of Stay and In-hospital Mortality in Intracerebral Hemorrhage Patients.
The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. 53(2):92-98 [DOI] 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000572. [PMID] 33538458.
2021
Hospital Characteristics and Mortality in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. 53(1):2-4 [DOI] 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000549. [PMID] 32925560.
2021
Insufficient Vitamin C Levels among Adults in the United States: Results from the NHANES Surveys, 2003-2006.
Nutrients. 13(11) [DOI] 10.3390/nu13113910. [PMID] 34836166.
2020
Emergency Department Length of Stay and Other Factors Contributing to Intracerebral Hemorrhage Patient Outcomes: An Executive Summary.
The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. 52(6):264-266 [DOI] 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000537. [PMID] 33009169.
2019
Analyzing Analgesic Medications in Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Pain Medicine. 20(1):58-67 [DOI] 10.1093/pm/pnx340. [PMID] 29408973.
2019
Experiential Palliative Care Immersion: Student Nurse’s Narratives Reflect Care Competencies.
Western journal of nursing research. 41(10):1465-1480 [DOI] 10.1177/0193945919833061. [PMID] 30782099.
2018
Impact of Total Knee Arthroplasty with General Anesthesia on Brain Networks: Cognitive Efficiency and Ventricular Volume Predict Functional Connectivity Decline in Older Adults.
Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD. 62(1):319-333 [DOI] 10.3233/JAD-170496. [PMID] 29439328.
2018
Nursing Students’ Reactions to an Educational Experiential Immersion in Palliative Care.
The Journal of nursing education. 57(11):675-679 [DOI] 10.3928/01484834-20181022-08. [PMID] 30388289.
2017
Pain Assessment in Older Adults.
The Nursing clinics of North America. 52(3):375-385 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cnur.2017.04.006. [PMID] 28779820.
2017
Pain Management in Older Adults.
The Nursing clinics of North America. 52(4):e1-e7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cnur.2017.08.001. [PMID] 29080585.
2016
CE: Assessing and Managing Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Hospitalized Older Adults.
The American journal of nursing. 116(10):38-46 [DOI] 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000503300.22262.c7. [PMID] 27655159.
2016
The Microbiome and Cancer: Implications for Oncology Nursing Science.
Cancer nursing. 39(3):E56-62 [DOI] 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000286. [PMID] 26110573.
2015
A Cross-sectional Examination of Vitamin D, Obesity, and Measures of Pain and Function in Middle-aged and Older Adults With Knee Osteoarthritis.
The Clinical journal of pain. 31(12):1060-7 [DOI] 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000210. [PMID] 25569220.
2015
Vitamin D status and pain sensitization in knee osteoarthritis: a critical review of the literature.
Pain management. 5(6):447-53 [DOI] 10.2217/pmt.15.43. [PMID] 26399462.
2014
Does pain mediate or moderate the effect of cognitive impairment on aggression in nursing home residents with dementia?
Asian nursing research. 8(2):105-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.anr.2014.03.003. [PMID] 25030642.
2014
Pain and Disruptive Behaviors in Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: Analysis of National Mds 3.0
Journal of Pain. 15(4, 1)
2014
The impact of patients’ gender, race, and age on health care professionals’ pain management decisions: an online survey using virtual human technology.
International journal of nursing studies. 51(5):726-33 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.09.011. [PMID] 24128374.
2013
Pressure Ulcer Stage and Pain in Nursing Home Residents With Dementia
Gerontologist. 53(1):162-163
2013
Pressure ulcer-related pain in nursing home residents with cognitive impairment.
Advances in skin & wound care. 26(8):375-80; quiz 381 [DOI] 10.1097/01.ASW.0000432050.51725.51. [PMID] 23860222.
2013
The relationship between pain and disruptive behaviors in nursing home residents with dementia.
BMC geriatrics. 13 [DOI] 10.1186/1471-2318-13-14. [PMID] 23399452.
2012
Pain and Disruptive Behaviors in Nursing Home Residents With Dementia
Gerontologist. 52
2012
Vitamin D, race, and experimental pain sensitivity in older adults with knee osteoarthritis.
Arthritis and rheumatism. 64(12):3926-35 [DOI] 10.1002/art.37687. [PMID] 23135697.
2012
Vitamin D, Race, and Knee Osteoarthritic Pain
Gerontologist. 52
2009
Effects of an analgesic trial in reducing pain behaviors in community-dwelling older adults with dementia.
Nursing research. 58(2):140-5 [DOI] 10.1097/NNR.0b013e318199b599. [PMID] 19289936.
2009
Pain assessment in persons with dementia: relationship between self-report and behavioral observation.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 57(1):126-32 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02071.x. [PMID] 19054191.
2009
Pain, Fatigue, and Sleep Disruptions in Older Adults With Osteoarthritis
Gerontologist. 49:48-49
2009
Pain, Pain Medications, and Functional Outcomes Among Older Adults With Arthritis
Gerontologist. 49:334-335
2008
Clinical predictors of older driver performance on a standardized road test.
Traffic injury prevention. 9(5):456-62 [DOI] 10.1080/15389580802260026. [PMID] 18836957.
2008
Encore Presentation – Clinical Predictors of Failing a Standardized Road Test
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 56
2008
Nurses’ role in identifying mild cognitive impairment in older adults.
Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.). 29(1):38-47 [DOI] 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2007.04.015. [PMID] 18267176.
2008
Pain assessment in people with dementia.
The American journal of nursing. 108(7):62-70; quiz 71 [DOI] 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000325648.01797.fc. [PMID] 18580131.
2008
The relationship between pain and functional disability in Black and White older adults.
Research in nursing & health. 31(4):341-54 [DOI] 10.1002/nur.20270. [PMID] 18231972.
2007
Assessing pain in persons with dementia.
Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. 16(3):207-8 [PMID] 17849932.
2007
Assessing pain in persons with dementia: relationships among the non-communicative patient’s pain assessment instrument, self-report, and behavioral observations.
Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses. 8(2):77-85 [PMID] 17544127.
2005
The Revised Observed Tasks of Daily Living: A Performance-Based Assessment of Everyday Problem Solving in Older Adults.
Journal of applied gerontology : the official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society. 24(3):211-230 [PMID] 18160968.
2004
Pain assessment and management in persons with dementia.
The Nursing clinics of North America. 39(3):593-606 [PMID] 15331304.
2004
Religious and nonreligious coping in older adults experiencing chronic pain.
Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses. 5(1):19-28 [PMID] 14999650.
2003
Linking depressive symptoms and functional disability in late life.
Aging & mental health. 7(6):469-80 [PMID] 14578009.
2003
Pain management in elderly adults.
Journal of infusion nursing : the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society. 26(3):161-5 [PMID] 12792374.
2001
Measuring behavioral and mood disruptions in nursing home residents using the Minimum Data Set.
Outcomes management for nursing practice. 5(1):28-35 [PMID] 11898303.
2001
Pain in nursing home residents. Comparison of residents’ self-report and nursing assistants’ perceptions. Incongruencies exist in resident and caregiver reports of pain; therefore, pain management education is needed to prevent suffering.
Journal of gerontological nursing. 27(3):44-53 [PMID] 11915257.
2000
The prevalence of prayer as a spiritual self-care modality in elders.
Journal of holistic nursing : official journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association. 18(4):337-51 [PMID] 11847791.
1998
Analgesic drug prescription and use in cognitively impaired nursing home residents.
Nursing research. 47(4):235-42 [PMID] 9683119.
1998
Daily life in very old age: everyday activities as expression of successful living.
The Gerontologist. 38(5):556-68 [PMID] 9803644.
1997
Predicting health care utilization in the very old. The role of physical health, mental health, attitudinal and social factors.
Journal of aging and health. 9(1):3-27 [PMID] 10182408.
1994
Screening an elderly population for verifiable adverse drug reactions. Methodological approach and initial data of the Berlin Aging Study (BASE).
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 717:270-81 [PMID] 8030843.
1992
The relationship of antipsychotic drug use, behavior, and diagnoses among nursing home residents.
Journal of aging and health. 4(4):514-35 [PMID] 10136585.
1990
Behavior management training for nurse aides: is it effective?
Journal of gerontological nursing. 16(11):21-5 [PMID] 2243174.

Grants

May 2021 ACTIVE
Harmonizing and Integrating Nursing Data into Multidisciplinary Datasets to Evaluate Hospital Care and Readmissions of Older Adults with Alzheimers Disease and Alzheimers Disease-Related Dementias
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Apr 2018 ACTIVE
Biobehavioral mechanisms underlying symptoms and healing outcomes in older individuals with CVLU
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINR
Feb 2016 – Jan 2018
Diseases related to Alzheimer's disease, fiscal year 15-16
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER
Sep 2012 – Jun 2018
Neuroimaging Biomarkers for Post-Operative Cognitive Decline in Older Adults
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINR
Nov 2009 – Dec 2020
Spirtuality & Health
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF FOUNDATION

Education

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Geriatrics & Gerontology
1992-1995 · Free University of Berlin, Germany
Ph.D., Human Development & Family Studies
1992 · The Pennsylvania State University
Master of Science in Nursing
1987 · The Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
1980 · The Pennsylvania State University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-7622
Emails:
Business:
ahorgas@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100187
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
1225 CENTER DR
PO Box 100197
PHHP BLDG
GAINESVILLE FL 32610