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Changing Talk: Online Training (CHATO) Research

Elizabeth Layton print showing the nursing home residents perspective

  1. Williams, KN, Perkhounkova Y, Herman R, Bossen A. (2017) A Communication Intervention to Reduce Resistiveness in Dementia Care: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Gerontologist, 57(4), 707-718,
  2. Shaw, C, Williams, KN, & Perkhounkova Y. (2018) Educating Nursing Home Staff in Dementia Sensitive Communication: Impact on Antipsychotic Medication Use, JAMDA, 19, 1129-1132,
  3. Williams, K., Perkhounkova, Y., Jao, Y., Hein, M., Bossen, A., Chung, S., Starykowicz, A., & Turk, M. (2018). Person-Centered Communication for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia: Four Communication Analysis Methods, Western Journal of Nursing Research, July 40(7), 1012-1031,
  4. Williams, K., Ayyagari, P., Perkhounkova, Y., Bott, M., & Herman, R., & Bossen, A., (2017). Costs of a Staff Communication Intervention to Reduce Dementia Behaviors in Nursing Home Care. The Journal of Nursing Home Research Sciences. 3, 22-27,
  5. Williams, K., Abd Hamid, N., & Perkhounkova, Y. (2017). Transitioning Communication Education to an Interactive Online Module Format. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, July 1:48(7), 320-328,
  6. Salekin, A., Wang, H., Williams, K., and Stankovic, J. (2017). DAVE: Detecting Agitated Vocal Events, Proceedings of IEEE CHASE, July 157-166,
  7. Liu, W., Jao, Y.L., & Williams, K. (2017). The Association of Eating Performance and Environmental Stimulation among Older Adult with Dementia in Nursing Homes. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 71, 70-79,
  8. Williams KN, Perkhounkova Y, Bossen A, Hein M. (2016) Nursing Home Staff Intentions for Learned Communication Skills: Knowledge to Practice. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 2016 Mar;42(3):26-34,
  9. Coleman CK, Fanning K, Williams KN. (2015). Comparing Person-Centered Communication Education in Long- Term Care Using Onsite and Online Formats. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 2015 Nov;41(11):22-8,
Last modified: Jul 26, 2019
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We are currently recruiting nursing homes to participate in a national research study testing CHATO.

If you are interested in participating in the research, please contact Carissa Coleman at for more information.

Changing Talk: Online Training (CHATO)
University of Kansas School of Nursing
3043 School of Nursing
Kansas City, KS 66160

Kristine Williams, RN, Ph.D., FNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN
E. Jean Hill Professor
University of Kansas School of Nursing
3043 School of Nursing
Kansas City, KS 66160

Carissa K. Coleman, Ph.D., MA
Project Director
University of Kansas School of Nursing
3043 School of Nursing
Kansas City, KS 66160