The mission of the Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is to prepare practice-focused and research-focused doctorally prepared nurses and leaders to improve the quality of life and health outcomes for the Commonwealth and beyond. Through partnerships with multi-cultural communities and clinical organizations; research, practice, service and education are integrated to advance nursing knowledge, science and competencies to provide exemplary health care for all. This collection showcases journal articles, posters, and other publications and presentations written by faculty, staff, and students of the Graduate School of Nursing. See also the Graduate School of Nursing Dissertations collection.

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Publications from 2019

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Importance of prenatal and early-life nutrition in early menopause and subsequent health, Sybil L. Crawford

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Preventing postsmoking cessation weight gain: exercise helps, even if previously inactive, Sybil L. Crawford

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Menopausal hormone therapy trends before versus after 2002: impact of the Women's Health Initiative Study Results, Sybil L. Crawford, Carolyn J. Crandall, Carol A. Derby, Samar R. El Khoudary, L. Elaine Waetjen, Mary A. Fischer, and Hadine Joffe

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Rates and Correlates of Depression Symptoms in a Sample of Pregnant Veterans Receiving Veterans Health Administration Care, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, Sybil L. Crawford, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Melissa A. Clark, Lori A. Bastian, and Kristin M. Mattocks

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Bridging the Gap for Perinatal Veterans: Care by Mental Health Providers at the Veterans Health Administration, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, Sybil L. Crawford, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Melissa A. Clark, and Kristin M. Mattocks

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Enhancing behavioral change among lung cancer survivors participating in a lifestyle risk reduction intervention: a qualitative study, Darryl Somayaji, Amanda C. Blok, Laura L. Hayman, Yolanda Colson, Michael Jaklisch, and Mary E. Cooley

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Realizing the Focus of the Discipline: Facilitating Humanization in PhD Education: A Student Exemplar Integrating Nature and Health, Tara M. Tehan, Amanda E. Cornine, Rita K. Amoah, Thin Zar Aung, Danny G. Willis, Pamela J. Grace, Callista Roy, Kathleen A. Averka, and Donna J. Perry

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Evaluating quality metrics of patients with type 2 diabetes managed by nurse practitioners in two family nurse practitioner-owned clinics, Wendy L. Wright, Jade P. Bachmann, Nicole Murphy, Lauren Gifford, Shelley Strowman, and Patricia White

Publications from 2018

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Are we “missing the big picture” in transitions of care? Perspectives of healthcare providers managing patients with unplanned hospitalization, Hawa Ozien Abu, Milena D. Anatchkova, Nathaniel A. K. Erskine, Joanne Lewis, David D. McManus, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Heena P. Santry

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Vasomotor Symptoms Across the Menopause Transition: Differences Among Women, Nancy E. Avis, Sybil L. Crawford, and Robin Green

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Impact of an Interprofessional Primary Care Training on Fear of Cancer Recurrence on Clinicians' Knowledge, Self-Efficacy, Anticipated Practice Behaviors, and Attitudes Toward Survivorship Care, Julie Berrett-Abebe, Tamara Cadet, Larissa Nekhlyudov, Joan Vitello, and Peter Maramaldi

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Expanding horizons: Lonergan's philosophy as a guide to PhD program pedagogy, Carol A. Bova, Donna J. Perry, Anne T. Kane, Nancy S. Morris, and James A. Fain

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Making a Connection: Family Experiences With Bedside Rounds in the Intensive Care Unit, Shawn E. Cody, Susan L. Sullivan-Bolyai, and Patricia Reid-Ponte

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Experiences of Racism and Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration Among First-Time Mothers of the Black Women's Health Study, Michele K. Griswold, Sybil L. Crawford, Donna J. Perry, Sharina D. Person, Lynn Rosenberg, Yvette C. Cozier, and Julie R. Palmer

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The impact of deliberate reflection with WISE-MD modules on surgical clerkship students' critical thinking: a prospective, randomized controlled pilot study, Janet Fraser Hale, Jill M. Terrien, Mark E. Quirk, Kate Sullivan, and Mitchell A. Cahan

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Advancing the science and practice of health care for justice-involved individuals, Dyana Nickl

Publications from 2017

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Health literacy in the urgent care setting: What factors impact consumer comprehension of health information, Traci L. Alberti and Nancy S. Morris

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Pharmacogenetics of Ketamine-Induced Emergence Phenomena: A Pilot Study, Edwin N. Aroke, Sybil L. Crawford, and Jennifer R. Dungan

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Virtual Patient Technology: Engaging Primary Care in Quality Improvement Innovations, Amanda C. Blok, Christine N. May, Rajani S. Sadasivam, and Thomas K. Houston

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Intervention Fidelity: Monitoring Drift, Providing Feedback, and Assessing the Control Condition, Carol A. Bova, Carol A. Jaffarian, Sybil L. Crawford, Jose Bernardo Quintos, Mary M. Lee, and Susan Sullivan-Bolyai

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Implementing a Fee-for-Service Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment Program in Cameroon: Challenges and Opportunities, Geneva A. DeGregorio, Simon Manga, Edith Kiyang, Florence Manjuh, Leslie Bradford, Preetam Cholli, Richard Wamai, Rebecca Kemunto Ogembo, Zacharie Sando, Yuxin Liu, Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, Kathleen Nulah, Thomas Welty, Edith Welty, and Javier Gordon Ogembo

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Change in Psychological, Physiological, and Situational Factors in Adults After Treatment of Chronic Cough, Cynthia L. French, Sybil L. Crawford, Carol A. Bova, and Richard S. Irwin

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Hope and Mental Health in Young Adult College Students: An Integrative Review, Stephanie Griggs

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Hope, Core Self-Evaluations, Emotional Well-Being, Health-Risk Behaviors, and Academic Performance in University Freshmen, Stephanie Griggs and Sybil L. Crawford

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Development and Psychometric Testing of a Measure to Evaluate Faculty Engagement With Underrepresented Minority Nursing Students, Paula J. Moreau, Susan Sullivan-Bolyai, Abraham N. Ndiwane, and Carol A. Jaffarian

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Macrocognition in the Healthcare Built Environment (mHCBE): A Focused Ethnographic Study of "Neighborhoods" in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Susan O'Hara, Robin Toft Klar, Emily S. Patterson, Nancy S. Morris, Judy Ascenzi, James C. Fackler, and Donna J. Perry

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Political Efficacy and Participation of Nurse Practitioners, Nancy C. O'Rourke, Sybil L. Crawford, Nancy S. Morris, and Joyce Pulcini

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Parents Caring For Adult Children With Serious Mental Illness, Kathryn Y. Raymond, Danny G. Willis, and Susan Sullivan-Bolyai

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A Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Scoring Consistency and Accuracy of the Finnegan Tool: Challenges in Obtaining Reliable Assessments of Drug Withdrawal in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Wendy Timpson, Cheryl Killoran, Louise Maranda, Alan Picarillo, and Elisabeth Bloch-Salisbury

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A state-wide initiative to promote genetic testing in an underserved population, Meghan L. Underhill, Traci M. Blonquist, Karleen Habin, Debra Lundquist, Kristen Shannon, Kathryn Robinson, Mary-Lou Woodford, and Jean Boucher

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Data quality assurance and control in cognitive research: Lessons learned from the PREDICT-HD study, Holly James Westervelt, Rachel A. Bernier, Melanie Faust, Mary Gover, H. Jeremy Bockholt, Roland Zschiegner, Jeffrey D. Long, and Jane S. Paulsen

Publications from 2016

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Content Validation and Utility of a Critical Reflective Inquiry Assessment Tool, Marilyn E. Asselin and James A. Fain

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A Pilot Study: Understanding Health Literacy and Linguistic Factors Related to African Immigrants Engagement in Primary Health Care in Massachusetts, Nicole Baker, Chioma Nnaji, Marianne Sarkis, Siede Slopadoe, and Nancy S. Morris

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Factors Affecting Resilience in Families of Adults With Diabetes, Kristine E. Batty and James A. Fain

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Adolescent Sexual Health in Barre, Massachusetts, Rachel Meyer Bensen and Christina Janssens

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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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Prevalence, Predictors, and Same Day Treatment of Positive VIA Enhanced by Digital Cervicography and Histopathology Results in a Cervical Cancer Prevention Program in Cameroon, Geneva A. DeGregorio, Leslie Bradford, Rebecca Kemunto Ogembo, Yuxin Liu, and Javier Gordon Ogembo

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Distracted Practice and Patient Safety: The Healthcare Team Experience, Lynn K. D'Esmond

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A Qualitative Study of Difficult Nurse-Patient Encounters in Home Health Care, Mary Kate Falkenstrom

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Characteristics of the middle-age adult inpatient fall, Donna M. Guillaume, Sybil L. Crawford, and Patricia Quigley

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Family Practice Based Interventions to Reduce Stress in Parents, Amy Campbell Hanson

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"Walking in a maze": community providers' difficulties coordinating health care for homeless patients, Terri LaCoursiere Zucchero, Sarah McDannold, and D. Keith McInnes

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Assessing advantages and barriers to telemedicine adoption in the practice setting: A MyCareTeam(TM) exemplar, Shaun T. L'Esperance and Donna J. Perry

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Older Veteran Digital Disparities: Examining the Potential for Solutions Within Social Networks, Tana M. Luger, Timothy P. Hogan, Lorilei M. Richardson, Lisa Cioffari-Bailiff, Kimberly Harvey, and Thomas K. Houston

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Methodological challenges collecting parent phone-call healthcare utilization data, Paula J. Moreau, Sybil L. Crawford, and Susan Sullivan-Bolyai

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Research Participation Decision-Making Among Youth and Parents of Youth With Chronic Health Conditions, Jesica Pagano-Therrien and Susan Sullivan-Bolyai

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PETS-D (parents education through simulation-diabetes): Parents' qualitative results, Neesha Ramchandani, Laura L. Maguire, Kailyn Stern, Jose B. Quintos, Mary M. Lee, and Susan Sullivan-Bolyai

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Health Policy 101: A Video for Future Clinicians, Stephanie Salvi

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The impact of deliberate reflection with WISE-MDTM modules on critical thinking of nurse practitioner students: A prospective, randomized controlled pilot study, Jill M. Terrien, Janet Fraser Hale, Mitchell A. Cahan, Mark E. Quirk, Kate M. Sullivan, and Joanne Lewis

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Society of Behavioral Medicine supports implementation of high quality lung cancer screening in high-risk populations, Karriem S. Watson, Amanda C. Blok, Joanna Buscemi, Yamile Molina, Marian Fitzgibbon, Melissa A. Simon, Lance Williams, Kameron Matthews, Jamie L. Studts, Sarah E. Lillie, Jamie S. Ostroff, Lisa Carter-Harris, and Robert A. Winn

Publications from 2015

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Distracted Practice: A Concept Analysis, Lynn K. D'Esmond

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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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Grandparent Education Through Simulation-Diabetes, Laura L. Maguire, Sybil L. Crawford, and Susan Sullivan-Bolyai

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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

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Transcendent Pluralism: A Middle-Range Theory of Nonviolent Social Transformation Through Human and Ecological Dignity, Donna J. Perry

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Colorectal cancer surveillance in primary sclerosing cholangitis and inflammatory bowel disease, James H. Tabibian, Ania Moradkhani, and Mark D. Topazian

Publications from 2014

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Prevalence and test characteristics of national health safety network ventilator-associated events, Craig M. Lilly, Karen Landry, Rahul N. Sood, Cheryl H. Dunnington, Richard T. Ellison III, Peter H. Bagley, Stephen P. Baker, Shawn Cody, and Richard S. Irwin

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A multicenter study of ICU telemedicine reengineering of adult critical care, Craig M. Lilly, John M. McLaughlin, Huifang Zhao, Stephen P. Baker, Shawn Cody, and Richard S. Irwin

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Implementing Standardized Patients to Teach Cultural Competency to Graduate Nursing Students, Abraham Ndiwane, Omanand Koul, and Rosemary T. Theroux

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

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Planning and implementing a statewide soccer HIV awareness and health promotion intervention for African-born men living in the United States, Augustus Woyah, Chioma Nnaji, and Carol A. Bova

Publications from 2013

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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

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Peace through a healing transformation of human dignity: possibilities and dilemmas in global health and peace, Donna J. Perry

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Working hard: women's self-care practices in Ghana, Rosemary Theroux Dr., Robin Toft Klar, and Linda Messenger

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Working as a team to improve patient care in the intensive care unit, Nicholas C. Watson and Johnny L. Isenberger

Publications from 2012

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Reframing the influence of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act on research, Carol A. Bova, Deborah L. Drexler, and Susan L. Sullivan-Bolyai

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Measuring patient-provider trust in a primary care population: refinement of the health care relationship trust scale, Carol A. Bova, Paulette Seymour Route, Kristopher Fennie, Walter H. Ettinger, Gertrude W. Manchester, and Bruce Weinstein

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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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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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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

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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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

Publications from 2009

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HCV treatment decision-making substance use experiences and hepatitis C treatment decision-making among HIV/HCV Coinfected Adults, Lisa M. Fink Ogawa and Carol A. Bova

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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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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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A new self-report measure of self-management of type 1 diabetes for adolescents, Lynne S. Schilling, Jane K. Dixon, Kathleen A. Knafl, Mary R. Lynn, Kathryn Murphy, Susan Dumser, and Margaret Grey

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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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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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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