This collection showcases journal articles, posters, and other publications and presentations written by faculty, staff, and students of the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Publications from 2015

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Academic-Correctional Health Partnerships: Preparing the Correctional Health Workforce for the Changing Landscape-Focus Group Research Results, Janet Hale, Heather-Lyn Haley, Judy L. Jones, Allyson Brennan, and Arthur Brewer

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Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus Genotypes among African Women with Normal Cervical Cytology and Neoplasia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Rebecca Kemunto Ogembo, Philimon Gona, Alaina J. Seymour, Henry Soo-Min Park, Paul A. Bain, Louise Maranda, and Javier Gordon Ogembo

Publications from 2014

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HIV Stigma, Testing Attitudes and Health Care Access Among African-Born Men Living in the United States, Carol A. Bova, Chioma Nnaji, Augustus Woyah, and Akwasi Duah

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Exploring the Enteral Feeding Practices Used by Critical Care Nurses: A Dissertation, Margaret M. Emmons

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Examining Change in Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress in Adults after Treatment of Chronic Cough: A Dissertation, Cynthia L. French

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Electronic Bedside Documentation and Nurse-Patient Communication: A Dissertation, Cynthia Gaudet

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Engaging teens and parents in collaborative practice: perspectives on diabetes self-management, Susan Sullivan-Bolyai, Carol A. Bova, Kimberley Johnson, Karen Cullen, Carol A. Jaffarian, Diane Quinn, Edwin N. Aroke, Sybil L. Crawford, Mary M. Lee, and Olga Gupta

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The Identification of Staff Nurses as Organizational Champions: A Dissertation, Melissa Tuomi

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Pancreatitis Quality of Life Instrument: Development of a New Instrument, Wahid Y. Wassef, Carol A. Bova, Bruce A. Barton, and Celia Hartigan

Publications from 2013

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Chemotherapy-Induced Premature Menopause Among Latina Women With Breast Cancer: An Interpretive Description: A Dissertation, Maryellen D. Brisbois

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Prehospital Management of Evolving Critical Illness by the Primary Care Provider, Kerri A. Ellis, Alireza Hosseinnezhad, Ashfaq Ullah, Yuka-Marie Vinagre, Stephen P. Baker, and Craig M. Lilly

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Management of non-melanoma skin cancer, Victoria Lazareth

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The association between health literacy and cancer-related attitudes, behaviors, and knowledge, Nancy S. Morris, Terry S. Field, Joann L. Wagner, Sarah L. Cutrona, Douglas W. Roblin, Bridget Gaglio, Andrew E. Williams, Paul J. K. Han, Mary E. Costanza, and Kathleen M. Mazor

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Change in health literacy over 2 years in older adults with diabetes, Nancy S. Morris, Charles D. Maclean, and Benjamin Littenberg

Publications from 2012

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Transitioning Through Middle Age with an Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: A Qualitative Description of Changes in Physical Function: A Dissertation, Deborah K. Armstrong

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The Role of School Nurses in the Early Identification, Referral and Provision of Services for Students with Early Signs of Mental, Emotional or Behavioral Disorders: A Dissertation, Susan Boland-Shepherd

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Symptom Experience and Treatment Delay during Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Dissertation, Elizabeth D. Chin

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Cardiovascular Risk Factor Knowledge, Risk Perception, and Actual Risk in HIV-Infected Patients: A Dissertation, Patricia A. Cioe

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The Experience of the Health Care Team Members Involved in Facial Transplant Surgery and Patient Care: A Dissertation, Linda A. Evans

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Eat Walk Sleep for Health: Primary Prevention in a Refugee Community, Heather-Lyn Haley, Meredith Walsh, Nang Maung, Clara Savage, and Suzanne B. Cashman

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Educating diabetes camp counselors with a human patient simulator: A pilot study, Susan Sullivan-Bolyai, Sybil L. Crawford, Kimberley Johnson, Bonny Huston, and Mary M. Lee

Publications from 2011

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The Role of the Mass Media in Women’s Infant Feeding Decisions: A Dissertation, Paula Bylaska-Davies

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Women’s Experiences of Discontinuing Hormone Therapy: A Dissertation, Mary A. Fischer

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Integration of basic clinical skills training in medical education: an interprofessional simulated teaching experience, Janet Fraser Hale, Mitchell Cahan, and Mary L. Zanetti

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Eat Walk Sleep Discuss: Building a Multi-Dimensional Participatory Relationship, Heather-Lyn Haley, Suzanne B. Cashman, Michael A. Godkin, Meredith Walsh, Nang Maung, Toy Lim, Sarah Tracy, Clara Savage, and James Madison II

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Factors Influencing Long-Term Health-Related Quality of Life Among Patients After Aneurysmal and Nonaneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Dissertation, Arthur P. McIntosh

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Exploring Healthcare Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual College Students Using Community-Based Participatory Research: A Dissertation, Caitlin M. Stover

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Parent mentor perspectives on providing social support to empower parents, Susan Sullivan-Bolyai and Mary M. Lee

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Media as a source of information on pregnancy and childbirth, Rosemary T. Theroux

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Not just another annual exam: thoughts on the nurse-patient relationship, Rosemary T. Theroux

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Patient Safety: A Multi-Climate Approach to the Nursing Work Environment: A Dissertation, Barbara H. Weatherford

Publications from 2010

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Step ahead: a worksite obesity prevention trial among hospital employees, Stephenie C. Lemon, Jane G. Zapka, Wenjun Li, Barbara Estabrook, Milagros C. Rosal, Robert P. Magner, Victoria A. Andersen, Amy Borg, and Janet Hale

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Flexible Online Learning Options for Graduate Nursing Students, Elaine Barber Parker and Maureen E. Wassef

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Parents of Children Newly Diagnosed with T1DM: Experiences with Social Support and Family Management: A Dissertation, Ellen M. Rearick

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Social Support to Empower Parents (STEP): an intervention for parents of young children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, Susan Sullivan-Bolyai, Carol A. Bova, Katherine Leung, Allison Trudeau, Mary M. Lee, and Philip Gruppuso

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Educational programs: effective or not, Rosemary T. Theroux

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Systematic reviews: strong evidence on which to base practice, Rosemary T. Theroux

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Women's decision making during the menopausal transition, Rosemary T. Theroux

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Women's self-diagnostic skills: developing the science, Rosemary T. Theroux

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Nursing Unit Staffing: An Innovative Model Incorporating Patient Acuity and Patient Turnover, Shirley J. Tierney

Publications from 2009

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Emergency Nurses’ Experiences with Critical Incidents: A Dissertation, Cynthia Francis Bechtel

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Post-Deployment Health Assessment in United States Service Members after Iraq Deployment: A Dissertation, Sean T. Collins

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Clinical Decision Making by Critical Care Mid-Level Practitioners Working within an Interdisciplinary Team: A Dissertation, Melinda Darrigo

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Correctional health curriculum enhancement through focus groups, Heather-Lyn Haley, Warren J. Ferguson, Arthur Brewer, and Janet Hale

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Self-Management of Type 1 Diabetes Across Adolescence: A Dissertation, Lori A. Keough

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Women’s Knowledge of Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Level of Self-Nurturance and Participation in Heart-Healthy Behaviors: A Dissertation, Annette Jakubisin Konicki

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Emergency Department Nurses' Experiences of Violent Acts in the Workplace, Paul Steven MacKinnon

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Student Nurses’ Experience of Learning with Human Patient Simulation, Jay Kyle Ober

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Increasing Flexibility for Adult Learners: Merging a Hybrid Course with a Fully Online Course, Elaine Barber Parker and Maureen E. Wassef

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Redesigning Web-Based Courses for Nurse Educators. Fully Online? Hybrid?, Elaine Barber Parker, Maureen E. Wassef, and Judith Abbate

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PTSD in the postpartum period: a cause or an effect, Rosemary T. Theroux

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The Canadian maternity experiences survey: pregnancy and birth experiences of Canadian women, Rosemary T. Theroux

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Using technology for patient education: evaluating its effectiveness, Rosemary T. Theroux

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Medication discrepancies upon hospital to skilled nursing facility transitions, Jennifer Tjia, Alice F. Bonner, Becky A. Briesacher, Sarah M. McGee, Eileen F. Terrill, and Kathleen H. Miller

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Lifestyle behaviours and weight among hospital-based nurses, Jane M. Zapka, Stephenie C. Lemon, Robert P. Magner, and Janet Hale

Publications from 2008

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Certified Nursing Assistants’ Perceptions of Nursing Home Patient Safety Culture: Is There a Relationship to Clinical or Workforce Outcomes?: A Dissertation, Alice F. Bonner

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Improving women's adjustment to HIV infection: results of the Positive Life Skills Workshop Project, Carol A. Bova, Tobey Nestor Burwick, and Maritza Quinones

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Simulated Basic Skills Training: Graduate Nursing Students Teaching Medical Students: A Work in Progress, Janet Hale, Sarah M. McGee, Mary L. Zanetti, Mai-Lan Rogoff, Melinda F. Taylor, Carolyn Kelly, Mitchell Cahan, Robin Toft Klar, Carol A. Jaffarian, Sheldon L. Hollins, Linda Chellali, Steven DeGurski, Melissa Plourde, Susan Lattanzi, Ann DeFosse, Nancy Bettez, Joan Morrison, and Stella Quartey

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Nursing Practice as Knowledge Work Within a Clinical Microsystem: A Dissertation, Lea R. Ayers LaFave

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Enhancing Active Collaborative Classroom Learning with Tablet PC Technology, Elaine Barber Parker

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Caffeine during pregnancy: how much is safe, Rosemary T. Theroux

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The HPV vaccine: rates, attitudes and acceptability [corrected], Rosemary T. Theroux

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The hysteroscopic approach to sterilization, Rosemary T. Theroux

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If Margaret Sanger could see us now, Rosemary T. Theroux and Joellen W. Hawkins

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Nursing Students Teaching Medical Students: An Interdisciplinary Teaching Experience, Mary L. Zanetti, Laura A. Sefton, Janet Hale, Carol A. Jaffarian, Mitchell Cahan, and Sarah M. McGee

Publications from 2007

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The Experiences of Younger Adults (18-40 Years) Living with an Implanted Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD): A Dissertation, Annette McDonough

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Substance Use Experiences and Hepatitis C Treatment Decision-Making Among HIV/HCV Co-infected Adults: A Dissertation, Lisa Marie Fink Ogawa

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Adolescent Experience with Trauma and Orthopedic External Fixation, Michele M. Tervo Patterson

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Somatic Awareness and Daily Hassles in Women with Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Dissertation, Nancy E. Stone

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Barriers and strategies for recruiting study participants in clinical settings, Susan Sullivan-Bolyai, Carol A. Bova, Janet A. Deatrick, Kathy Knafl, Margaret Grey, Katherine Leung, and Allison Trudeau

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Communication with Healthcare Providers at End of Life: The Perspective of Decedents' Next of Kin: A Dissertation, Jill M. Terrien

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Women’s Experiences of Managing Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis with Disease Modifying Drugs: A Dissertation, Eileen F. Terrill

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Breast cancer menopause: do weight and exercise affect risk, Rosemary T. Theroux

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Listening to women's pregnancy and postpartum experiences: two qualitative studies, Rosemary T. Theroux

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Preventing pre-eclampsia: do multivitamins work, Rosemary T. Theroux

Publications from 2006

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Changing Physical Activity Behavior with Continuous Glucose Monitoring: A Dissertation, Nancy A. Allen

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Geriatrics Interclerkship, Alice F. Bonner, Gerry Gleich, and Sarah M. McGee

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The health care relationship (HCR) trust scale: development and psychometric evaluation, Carol A. Bova, Kristopher P. Fennie, Edith Watrous, Kevin D. Dieckhaus, and Ann B. Williams

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Adjusting and censoring electronic monitoring device data. Implications for study outcomes, Kristopher P. Fennie, Carol A. Bova, and Ann B. Williams

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Strategies to manage the time demands of online teaching, Elaine Barber Parker and Lois C. Howland

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Outcomes from an Interprofessional Educational Model for Teaching Community Health, Michele P. Pugnaire, Mary L. Zanetti, Michael A. Godkin, Robin Toft Klar, Janet Hale, Jill M. Terrien, Linda J. Cragin, and Suzanne B. Cashman

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How to bring evidence into your practice, Rosemary T. Theroux

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Graduate students' experiences with standardized patients as adjuncts for teaching pelvic examinations, Rosemary T. Theroux and Carole Pearce

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Women’s decision-making about the use of hormonal and non-hormonal remedies for the menopausal transition, Rosemary T. Theroux and Carole Pearce

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Home visits to improve adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy: a randomized controlled trial, Ann B. Williams, Kristopher P. Fennie, Carol A. Bova, Jane D. Burgess, Karina A. Danvers, and Kevin D. Dieckhaus

Publications from 2005

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Use of electronic monitoring devices to measure antiretroviral adherence: practical considerations, Carol A. Bova, Kristopher P. Fennie, George J. Knafl, Kevin D. Dieckhaus, Edith Watrous, and Ann B. Williams

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Knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and perceptions of risk related to HIV/AIDS among Chinese university students in Hunan, China, Jin Huang, Carol A. Bova, Kristopher P. Fennie, Angela Rogers, and Ann B. Williams

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Interdisciplinary collaboration: an effective approach for developing web-based courses, Elaine Barber Parker, Lyn Riza, Shirley J. Tierney, and Andrea M. Barrett

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Developing and refining interventions in persons with health disparities: the use of qualitative description, Susan Sullivan-Bolyai, Carol A. Bova, and Doreen Harper

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Factors influencing women's decisions to self-treat vaginal symptoms, Rosemary T. Theroux

If I hadn't asked..., Rosemary T. Theroux

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The Women's Health Initiative. Evaluating Its Impact, Rosemary T. Theroux

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Women’s decision-making process during the menopausal transition, Rosemary T. Theroux

Publications from 2004

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Applying service-learning through a community-academic partnership: depression screening at a federally funded community health center, Suzanne B. Cashman, Janet Hale, Lucy M. Candib, Tara Ann Nimiroski, and Deborah Brookings

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Electronic monitoring device event modelling on an individual-subject basis using adaptive Poisson regression, George J. Knafl, Kristopher P. Fennie, Carol A. Bova, Kevin D. Dieckhaus, and Ann B. Williams

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Women's decision making about the use of hormonal and nonprescription remedies for the menopausal transition, Rosemary T. Theroux

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Effects of standardized patient encounter on graduate nurse practitioner student learning and performance of genital examinations, Rosemary T. Theroux and Carole Pearce

Publications from 2003

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Sexual functioning among HIV-infected women, Carol A. Bova and Amanda J. Durante

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Home-based study of anti-HIV drug regimen adherence among HIV-infected women: feasibility and preliminary results, Amanda J. Durante, Carol A. Bova, Kristopher P. Fennie, Karina A. Danvers, Danielle R. Holness, Jane D. Burgess, and Ann B. Williams

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Women's decision making about the use of hormonal and nonhormonal remedies for the menopausal transition, Rosemary T. Theroux and Kristin Taylor