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
Pamela Bourg, PhD, RN, TCRN, FAEN (Alpha Kappa at-Large, USA)
Title of Project: Frailty Scores/O2 Reduction Potential in Acutely Injured Trauma Patients.
The goal of this study will be to determine if new plasma biomarker of oxidative reduction potential (ORP) continues to correlate with frailty scale measured at the time of trauma admission remains predictive and to determine what the outcomes of patients who are admitted to trauma and correlation of the frailty score to the patient outcome.
Sigma/Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation End of Life Nursing Care Research Grant
Elise Conant Tarbi, MSN, BSN (USA)
Title of Project: Beyond Prognosis Communication: Exploring the Existential Dimensions of Palliative Care Conversations with Adults with Advanced Cancer
The purpose of the proposed research is to explore the existential dimensions of palliative care conversations related to prognosis in adults with advanced cancer.
Sigma/Midwest Nursing Research Society Research Grant
Katie Donahue, MSN, BSN (Delta Lambda Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: The Experience of First-Time Breastfeeding in Rural Mothers
The purpose of this study is to explore the lived experience of first time breastfeeding among rural mothers. The findings from this study will contribute to the understanding of the meaning and trajectory of breastfeeding over the first three months postpartum.
Sigma/National Association of Hispanic Nurses Research Grant
Linda Maldonado, PhD, MN, BSN (Alpha Nu Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Use of Narrative Analysis to Understand the Stories of Resilience in Urban, Childbearing Puerto Rican Women
The overall purpose of this narrative analysis is to further explore the resilience of urban, childbearing Puerto Rican women.
Sigma/National League for Nursing Research Grant
Ilana Dubovi, PhD, RN, (Phi Gamma Chapter, Israel)
Title of Project: Comparison of Learning with Virtual-Reality Simulation Versus Mannequin-Based Simulation to Roadmap the Ride of Physical and Digital Simulated Experiences in Nursing Education
This study not only will unfold how it is possible to integrate different simulation-based mediums into nursing education to maximize the learning process and its outcomes but also will evaluate its effects on
Sigma/Oncology Nursing Society Grant
Rachel K. Walker, PhD, RN (USA)
Title of Project: At Home Detection of Antineoplastic Drugs and Hazardous Metabolites in Body Fluids
The long-term goal of this projects is to improve patients' and caregivers' ability to self-manage exposure risks by developing a low-cost device for home use that can detect antineoplastic agents and their hazardous metabolites in body fluids such as urine, semen and vaginal fluid and breastmilk.
Sigma/Southern Nursing Research Society Grant
Florence Okoro, PhD, MSN, BSN (Gamma Iota Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Assessment of African American Preferences in a Peer Support Program for People with Type 2 Diabetes
The overarching goal of this project is to design and execute an effective peer-support group program for African Americans with type 2 diabetes toward improved health outcomes.
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.