Maan Isabella Cajita, PhD, BSN (Alpha Lambda Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Health Literacy-Based Heart Failure Self-Care Intervention (H2Lit)
The long-term goal of the proposed study is to empower people with heart failure (HF) to effectively perform HF self-care. As a first step to achieving this long-term goal, the proposed study will explore the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a health literacy-based HF self-care intervention (H2Lit).
Andrew Corley, MSN/MPH, BSN (Nu Beta at-Large Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Examining the Relationship Between Parents' Endorsed Gender Norms and Their Early Adolescents' Psychosocial Health, Educational Engagement, and Nutrition in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between parent-endorsed gender norms and their early adolescent's mental health, educational engagement, and nutrition in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Melissa Dollings, MSN, BSN (Gamma Omega Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Splanchnic Oxygenation and Feeding Intolerance in the Very Low Birthweight Infant
The goal of this research is to examine the relationships between splanchnic oxygenation, feeding intolerance (FI) and an intestinal dysfunction scoring tool, NeoNeeds, in premature infants and to explore the use of splanchnic oxygenation and NeoNeeds as an objective measure of FI that may be used by nurses at the bedside to help guide practice related to enteral feeding management.
Summer Haddad, MSN, BScN (Lambda Pi at-Large Chapter, Canada)
Title of Project: Sleep and Factors Affecting Sleep for Parents of Preterm Infants Compared to Parents of Healthy Term Infants: The After-Baby Comparison (ABC) Parent Sleep Study
The purpose of the ABC Parent Sleep Study is to characterize sleep and factors affecting sleep for parents of preterm infants during hospitalization and following discharge, and make comparisons to parents of healthy, term infants.