Prof. Anna Zisberg a faculty at Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing, the University of Haifa. Anna is a nurse with PhD in Nursing from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Her research agenda promotes studies that contribute to maintaining function and quality of life of frail older adults. Her main research focus is on understanding mechanisms that account for changes in functional and cognitive status in older adults during times of health challenges such as hospitalization as well as exploring the effects of organizational structure and quality of care on hospitalization outcomes. She published more than 50 articles on the topic. Her research is continuously funded by ISF and NIHP grants.
Right now Anna and her team are conducting a large multi-site study in 20 internal medical units in 4 medical centers (supported by ISF Grant) that evaluates a Multilevel Model of In-Hospital Mobility among Acutely Ill Older Adults.
Anna is an expert in development and validation of instrument and assessment tools, among which are: Scale of Older Adults’ Routine (SOAR), Attitudes towards mobility during hospitalization (ATM-H), Measure of Informal Caregiving for Hospitalized Older Adults (ICHOA).