Rachel A. Roiland, MS, RN
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI, 53792
Office Phone: 608/265-8569
Description of Research Focus
I am interested in the relationships among physical frailty, biomarkers and psychological well–being in older adults. I hope to better understand how mind/body interactions affect both the physical and psychological aspects of aging processes. The ultimate goal of my research is to develop interventions for frail older adults aimed at reducing the negative effects of frailty so that these individuals may maintain or regain their independence and improve their overall quality of life
Major Advisor: Susan M. Heidrich, PhD, RN
Research Team Affiliation: Heidrich Research Team and Kwekkeboom Research Team
PhD Minor: Geriatrics
Roiland, R. A., Perez, O.A., Egan, J.J., Pe – Romashko, K. & Heidrich, S. M. (in review). Symptom clusters in older breast cancer survivors.
Roiland, R.A. (in preparation).Usual care: What’s going on over there?
Roiland, R. A., Perez, O.A., Egan, J.J., Pe – Romashko, K. & Heidrich, S. M. (2010, February).Symptoms clusters and quality of life in older breast cancer survivors. Poster presented at the 2010 7th Annual Conference of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society, New Orleans, LA.
Roiland, R. A., Perez, O.A., Egan, J.J., Pe – Romashko, K. & Heidrich, S. M. (2009, April). Symptoms and quality of life in older breast cancer survivors. Poster presented at the 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, Chicago, IL.