Sigma/Chamberlain College of Nursing Education Research Grants
Naomi Tutticci, PhD, BSN (Phi Delta at-Large Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: CRiticAL – Clinical Reasoning and simulation: the passive observer becomes Active Learner
The purpose of this study is to investigate an active learning strategy (Clinical Reasoning Observer Worksheet- CROW) and its impact on the enhancement of clinical reasoning through minimization of the standard passive observer role in simulation.
Tanna Woods, MSN, BSN (Theta Upsilon Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Health Belief Model Factors as Predictors of Parental Misclassification of the Weight of the Preschool Child
Continued examination of Health Believe Model (HBM) relationships and weight classifications is the proposed study's major purpose.
Sigma/Council for Advancement of Nursing Science Grant
Jane Ralphe, MSN, BSN (Gamma and Beta Epsilon chapters, USA)
Title of Project: Body Temperature in the First Two Weeks of Life and the Pathogenesis of Respiratory Morbidity in the Very Premature Infant
The purpose of this secondary analysis of 22 very low birthweight (VLBW) infants is to 1) examine the relationship between episodes of body temperature instability, during the first two weeks of life, and acute and chronic respiratory morbidity prior to discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and 2) examine the temporal relationship between body temperatures and respiratory care interventions over the first five days of life.
Sigma/Emergency Nurses Association Foundation Grant
Stephanie Frisch, MSN, RN, CCRN, CEN (USA)
Title of Project: Elevating the Burden of Emergency Department Overcrowding: Developing a New Cardiac Triage Tool.
The study is proposing a novel approach to developing a new cardiac triage tool to accurately identify patients in the vulnerable patient population of suspected acute coronary syndrome.
Sigma/Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation End of Life Nursing Care Research Grant
Susan Thrane, PhD, MSN, RN, CHPN (Epsilon Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Teaching Caregivers of Hospice Patients to Administer Reiki for Symptom Management and Caregiver Self-Care: A Feasibility Pilot Study
The purpose of this study is to add to establish the feasibility teaching FCGs and hospice volunteers Reiki, a light touch therapy, for use with dying patients to address relaxation and symptom management as well as a self-care tool for FCGs and volunteers.
Sigma/Midwest Nursing Research Society Research Grant
Marjorie Kelley, MSN, BSN (Epsilon Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Lifestyle Behavior Change Using Mobile Health (mHealth) Technology: A Grounded Theory Study of Breast Cancer Survivors Experiences
The purpose of this study is to develop a substantive theory using a grounded theory approach to identify and understand the processes associated with mobile (mHealth) intervention use by breast cancer survivors for lifestyle behavior change.
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
Jia-Rong Wu, PhD, MSN, BSN (Alpha Alpha Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Vitamin C Supplementation Intervention for Patients with Heart Failure; A Pilot Study
The purpose of project is to obtain information on the feasibility of vitamin C supplementation and obtain initial estimates of effect sizes to support a future randomized controlled trial (RCT) to definitively test the efficacy of vitamin C supplementation intervention in oxidative stress, heart failure (HF) symptoms, cardiac function, health related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with HF and a documented deficiency in vitamin C.
Sigma/Western Institute of Nursing Research Grant
Rose Mary Xavier, PhD, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC (Beta Epsilon Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Unraveling Functional Mechanisms of Psychosis Spectrum Symptoms Using Predicted Gene Expression Profiles
This work will extend the current approach in the field and has the potential to decode the etiopathogenesis of schizophrenia by focusing on symptom domains which not only have important and direct clinical outcomes but that are refractory to existing treatments.