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Melissa M. Franks

Contact Information
Email: mmfranks |at| purdue.edu
Office: FWLR 202 Map
Phone: (765) 494-2942
Fax: (765) 494-0503
Homepage: Homepage
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies

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Education


B.S. Northern Kentucky University Psychology 1988
M.A. Kent State University Social and Health Psychology 1990
Ph.D. Kent State University Social and Health Psychology 1993

Research Interests


Marital processes in the management of chronic illness

Teaching Interests


CDFS 434: Aging and Family CDFS 602: Advanced Family Studies

Grants


National Institute on Aging
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
Purdue Research Foundation

Publications


August, K., Rook, K. S., Franks, M. M., & Stephens, M. A. P. (2013). Spouses' involvement in their partners' diabetes management: Associations with spouse stress and perceived marital quality. Journal of Family Psychology. 27, 712-721.

Stephens, M. A. P., Franks, M. M., Rook, K. S., Iida, M., Hemphill, R., & Salem, J. K. (2013). Spouses' attempts to regulate day-to-day dietary adherence among patients with type 2 diabetes. Health Psychology. 32, 1029-1037.

Henry, S. L., Rook, K. S., Stephens, M. A. P., & Franks, M. M. (2013). Spousal undermining of older diabetic patients' disease management. Journal of Health Psychology, 18: 1550-1561.

Khan, C. M., Stephens, M. A. P., Franks, M. M., & Rook, K. S. (2013). Influences of spousal support and control on diabetes management through physical activity. Health Psychology, 32, 739-747..

Hemphill, R., Stephens, M. A. P., Rook, K. S., Franks, M. M., & Salem, J. K. (2013). Patients' beliefs about the timeline of type 2 diabetes and adherence to dietary regimens. Psychology and Health, 28: 139-153.

Iida, M., Stephens, M. A. P., Franks, M. M., & Rook, K. S. (2012). Chronic illness and relationships: A dyadic diary study of older couples managing type 2 diabetes. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 30, 293-300.

Seidel, A., Franks, M. M., Stephens, M. A. P., & Rook, K. S. (2012). Spouse control and type 2 diabetes management: Moderating effects of dyadic expectations for spouse involvement. Family Relations, 61, 698-709.

Franks, M. M., Sahin, Z. S., Seidel, A. J., Shields, C. G., Oates, S. K., & Boushey, C. J. (2012). Table for two: Diabetes distress and diet-related interactions of married patients with type 2 diabetes and their spouses. Families, Systems, & Health, 30, 154-165.

Franks, M. M., Hemphill, R., Seidel, A. J., Stephens, M. A. P., Rook, K. S, & Salem, J. K. (2012). Setbacks in diet adherence and emotional distress: A study of older patients with type 2 diabetes and their spouses. Aging & Mental Health,16, 902-910.

Franks, M. M., Shields, C. G., Sands, L., Lim, E., Mobley, S., & Boushey, C. J. (2012). I will if you will: Similarity in health behavior change of married partners. Health Education & Behavior, 39, 324-331.

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