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Sabina B. Gesell

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Assistant Professor

Local Address: Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Box 1097 Medical Center Boulevard \
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157
United States

Company Description: The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine is an international leader in the translation of scientific discovery to clinical therapies. The Institute...   more

Employment History


  • PhD
  • Ph.D.
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Vanderbilt's Sabina ..., 29 May 2012 [cached]
Vanderbilt's Sabina Gesell, Ph.D., research assistant professor of Pediatrics, is first author of a study published in the online version of the journal Pediatrics that examines the group effect of peers on activity levels of children in after-school programs.
In fact, a group of four to five peers has a significant influence on any individual child regardless of their usual activity level," Gesell said.
The results showed more active groups tended to draw a child into greater activity levels, while groups that gravitated toward sedentary activities brought an individual child's levels down.
"The average activity level of the group is what influences an individual child. Children are constantly adjusting their activity levels to match the peer group," Gesell said.
The researchers also examined whether children preferentially select groups based on activity level, perhaps choosing peers whose levels were similar to their own, but surprisingly, they found no such association. Children might choose friends with other similarities, but activity levels did not seem to be a factor.
Gesell said this is exciting because after-care programs are under increasing pressure to get children to be more active. Adjusting the makeup of playgroups to place children at risk for obesity into groups with an activity level that is higher than their own is likely to influence them to be more active too.
"If you look at childhood obesity efforts across the country, many have failed to look at social context. It is important that we look at all the forces in play and streamline our efforts to have a maximal impact," Gesell said.
GoAves News Listing, 31 May 2012 [cached]
This is proved true by Sabina Gesell, researcher at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine. ccording to Gesell and her colleagues report in the journal Pediatrics, during the time the children spent in the study, the strongest factor influenci... READ MORE
Assisted Living Success 10/2000--Quality Customer Service [cached]
By Sabina B. Gesell, Ph.D., Press Ganey Associates Inc.
Sabina B. Gesell, Ph.D., is a research associate for Press Ganey Associates Inc.Based in South Bend, Ind., the company was founded in 1985 and is one of the world's largest healthcare-satisfaction measurement firm.Press Ganey provides satisfaction surveys, comprehensive management reports and national comparative databases for the integrated healthcare-delivery system.The firm processes more than 4 million surveys annually for nearly 1,200 healthcare organizations.For more information about this study, contact Dr. Gesell at (219) 232-3387; or
10 Issues Most Highly Correlated With the Likelihood of Customers Recommending a Facility
Correlation Coefficient
1. Assistance/care provided .74
2. Confidence in staff
Yahoo! - The Key To Nursing Home Satisfaction May Be Found In Resident Involvement, 22 July 2002 [cached]
"While other areas of care such as quality of food have lower scores, facilities that focus on actively involving residents in their own care may see higher rates of overall satisfaction," said Sabina Gesell, Ph.D., Research Product Manager for Press Ganey."Residents want providers to take interest in their suggestions for care.They want to be more informed, to know what to expect and why,"
The Press Ganey studies specify that the top satisfaction indicators and likelihood to recommend revolve around explanation of care, as well as responsiveness and receptivity to resident ideas.Nursing Home Priority Index
"When decisions are being made for them, without their consultation, residents may feel uncomfortable interjecting," asserts Gesell."They are less likely to be afraid if they sense that their ideas are encouraged, respected, and requested."
Facilities that encourage resident feedback may also see unparalleled success in the industry, as management receptivity to ideas correlated number one with resident likelihood to recommend.Irwin Press, Ph.D., and Chairman of Press Ganey Associates, says, "Word of mouth is very powerful.Facilities become strong competitors for the industry market share when they can boast high levels of resident satisfaction."
"Feedback from the residents and their families provides valuable insight into the customer's perception of care, and allows facilities to serve them better," says Gesell."The key is to foster an environment where customers feel comfortable offering both positive and negative feedback."
Press Ganey Associates, Inc. is the health care industry's largest independent vendor of patient satisfaction measurement and improvement services.The firm specializes in producing tested and reliable satisfaction surveys, comprehensive management reports, and national comparative databases to monitor customer satisfaction in health care delivery systems.Reporting instruments are available for more than 20 health care services.The firm's consulting services division assists in developing actionable plans for performance and satisfaction improvement.
But Sabina Gesell, Ph.D., ... [cached]
But Sabina Gesell, Ph.D., senior research associate with Press Ganey Associates Inc., says a recent study of nurse satisfaction indicators may help sort out what nurses want and how hospital leaders can give it to them.
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