Sigma/Chamberlain College of Nursing Education Research Grants
Aimee Woda, PhD, MSN, BSN (Delta Gamma at-Large Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Exploring the Impact of Simulation on Knowledge Gain Regarding the Care of the Patient with Diabetes
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of a high-fidelity simulation experience on traditional pre-licensure nursing student’s knowledge and practice related to key aspects of care of the diabetic patient.
Felecia Wood, PhD, MSN, BSN (Epsilon Omega Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Promotion of Evidence-Based Communication Strategies Focused on Health Literacy in the Advanced Nursing Practice Curriculum
This research proposes to enhance the education, experience, and self-efficacy of advanced nursing practice graduate students in use of evidence-based communication strategies focused on health literacy.
Sigma/Council for Advancement of Nursing Science Grant
Meagan Chuey, MS, BSN (Rho Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Reproductive Decision-Making in Syrian Refugee Women
This project will explore how the lived experiences of women who are Syrian refugees influence the process of pregnancy planning, access to contraception, and experiences navigating reproductive healthcare services throughout resettlement.
Sigma/Emergency Nurses Association Foundation Grant
Michelle Patch, MSN, APRN-CNS, ACNS-BC (USA)
Title of Project: Emergency Nursing and Health Care Responses to Strangled Women Seeking Care: A Mixed Methods of Diagnostic and Treatment Processes.
The proposed mixed methods study will use health care system and individual level analyses to provide a more complete understanding of emergency nursing and health care responses to women seeking care after an attempted strangulation.
Sigma/Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation End of Life Nursing Care Research Grant
Teresa Hagan, PhD, RN (Eta Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Stronger Together: Promoting Patient Self-Advocacy and Nurse Empowerment in the Clinical Encounter.
The purpose of this study is to add to the growing field of patient self-advocacy – defined as the ability of a patient to get his or her needs met in the face of a challenge – by describing how patients with advanced cancer self-advocate and how oncology nurses promote patient self-advocacy in the clinical setting.
Sigma/Midwest Nursing Research Society Research Grant
Colleen McGovern, MPH, BSN (Epsilon Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: COPE for Children with Asthma: A Cognitive Behavior Skills Building Intervention to Improve Physical and Emotional Outcomes.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of a manualized cognitive behavior skills-building intervention on key physical and mental health outcomes in 9 to 12-year old children with persistent asthma and co-morbid anxiety/depression.
Sigma/National Gerontological Nursing Association Research Grant
Judith Frain, PhD, RN (Tau Iota Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Understanding Disrupted Sleep and its Implications on Symptoms for Older Adults Living with HIV.
This proposed study will generate objective data describing the sleep cycle and the association among disruption in the sleep cycle and quality of life factors including daytime sleepiness, cognitive function, fatigue and depression in older adults living with HIV.
Sigma/National League for Nursing Research Grant
Yvonne Smith, PhD, APRN, CNS (Delta Omega and Delta Xi chapters, USA)
Title of Project: Teaching Effectiveness in Online Nursing Education: Instrument Development
This study will conduct conceptual and initial empirical work of instrument development to advance knowledge regarding online teaching effectiveness in nursing education.
Sigma/Oncology Nursing Society Grant
Grace E. Dean, PhD, RN (USA)
Title of Project: Bright Light Therapy to Improve Sleep Continuity Disturbances in Lung Cancer Survivors.
The purpose of the study is to assess the effect of morning bright light versus dim light therapy (control) on fatigue and sleep continuity disturbance in lung cancer survivors.
Sigma/Southern Nursing Research Society Grant
Patricia B. Wright, BSN (Epsilon Omicron and Gamma Xi Chapters, USA)
Title of Project: A Pilot Study of Barriers and Facilitators to Utilizing Antagonist Medication-Assisted Treatment from the Perspectives of Persons Seeking Treatment for Prescription Opioid Use Disorder.
The purpose of this pilot study is to elucidate factors that impact seeking, entering, and sustaining medication-assisted treatment to stop opioid use and prevent relapse among rural persons with prescription opioid use disorder (POUD).
Sigma/Western Institute of Nursing Research Grant
Teresa Serratt, PhD, MSN, BSN (Iota Nu Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: State Regulatory Requirements for Psychiatric Technicians/Aides: A Nation-Wide Study
The purpose of this study is to identify and describe state regulation requirements for psychiatric technicians/aides in the United States as a first step in examining staffing in acute psychiatric hospitals.