Carol Rogers

Contact Information:
Carol Rogers


Rogers, Carol E (HSC)
Assistant Professor

Department of:

College of Nursing/Donald W Reynolds Cntr Ger Nur -Assistant Professor

Center of:


Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ   BSN   2002
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ   MSN, Community Health   2006
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ   PhD Nursing, Geriatric Nursing   2010

Professional Interest/Expertise/Specializations:
Dr. Rogers' expertise is in gerontological nursing science, having completed her PhD in Nursing at Arizona State University with a concentration in physical activity in older adults. As a Hartford BAGNC Predoctoral Scholar and, subsequently, as a Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence, ASU, Banner Health Postdoctoral Fellow, she has focused on the nexus of activity and activity tolerance, functional mobility, the efficacy of Sign Chi Do exercise in adaptation to aging, and has interest across well to frail older adults as well as those experiencing chronic illness. Her clinical practice includes community helath and acute care of adults.


Research Projects:

Sign Chi Do and Functional Fitness Outcomes, Sigma Theta Tau International, 6/1/12-5/31/13
Sign Chi Do and Expressive Writing for Breast Cancer Patients, SCC, 9/1/12-8/31/13

Selected Publications:

Leisure, physical activity, and health: Making the connections. Leisure and social health. In L. Payne, B. E. Ainsworth, & G. Godbey (Eds.)
2010    Keller, C., Fleury, J. & Rogers, C. E.
State College, PA: Venture Publishings, Inc.
Perceived Benefits of Meditative Movement in Older Adults
2010    Rogers, C., Keller, C., & Larkey, L. K.
Geriatric Nursing: 31(1), 37-51
A Comprehensive Review of Health Benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi
2010    Jahnke, R., Larkey, L., Rogers, C., & Lin, F.
American Journal of Health Promotion: 24(6), e1-25. PMCID: PMC3085832
Dissemination and Benefits of a Replicable Tai Chi and Qigong (TCQG) Program for Older Adults
2010    Jahnke, R. A., Larkey, L. K., & Rogers, C.
Geriatric Nursing: 31(4), 272-280
Meditative Movement for Prevention of Functional Decline Among Older Adults
2010    Rogers, C.E., Keller, C., Larkey, L., & Ainsworth, B.
Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal: 15(2), 13-16
Roy Adaptation Model to Promote Physical Activity Among Older Adults
2009    Rogers, C.E. & Keller, C.
Geriatric Nursing: 30(2S), 21-26. PMCID: PMC2855388
A Review of Clinical Trials of Tai Chi and Qigong in Older Adults
2009    Rogers, C.E., Larkey, L., & Keller, C.
Western Journal of Nursing Research: 31(2), 245-279. PMCID: PMC2810462
Nursing care of older adutls: Diagnosis, outcomes, and interventions. Activity Intolerance. In M. Maas, J. Specht, P. Mobily, & D. Schoenfelder (Eds.)
   Rogers, C.E. & Keller, C.
Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning (in review)
Sign Chi Do Exercise for Adaptation to Aging: A Randomized Controlled Trial to Determine Efficacy of Sign Chi Do on Adaptation
   Rogers, C. E., Keller, C., Larkey, L., & Ainsworth, B.
Research in Gerontological Nursing (in press)
Development and Preliminary Validation of the Meditative Movement Inventory (MMI)
   Larkey, L., Rogers, C., Szalacha, L. A., Jahnke, R., & Ainsworth, B.
The Journal of Nursing Measurement (in review)
Sign Chi Do and Physical Function: A Pilot Study
   Rogers, C. E., Nseir, S., & Keller, C.
Geriatric Nursing (in review)