Yuling Chen, MSN, BSN (Nu Beta at-Large Chapter, China)
Title of Project: Associations between Literacy (health and eHealth literacy) and Major Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Documented Coronary Heart Disease in China: A Prospective Cohort Study
This study focuses on addressing health disparities in mainland China through determining the associations between literacy (health literacy and electric health literacy) and major cardiovascular events among patients with documented coronary heart disease in China.
Wenyi Chen, MSN, BSN (Nu Beta at-Large Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Adverse and Positive Childhood Experiences and General Health among Asian American Young Adults
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether disparities in ACE and PCE exposures exist in a diverse Asian American population of young adults (i.e., Asian Indian, Chinese, Hmong American) differing in their US immigration histories, cultures, language, and countries of origin and describe the relationships among ACEs, PCEs, and self-reported general health among Asian American young adults.
Angela Chia-Chen Chen, PhD, RN, PMHNP-C (Beta Upsilon Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Discrimination, Health, and Vaccine Acceptance among Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese Americans amid COVID-19
The purpose of this study is to conduct timely and time-sensitive research that examines how racial/ethnic discrimination toward our target populations amid COVID-19 has negatively impacted their preventive behaviors, health and healthcare seeking behaviors, including vaccination intent and uptake.
Jeungok Choi, PhD, MSN, BSN (Beta Zeta at-Large Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Web-Based Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Older Adult with Arthritis Fatigue; A Feasibility and Acceptability Study
The purpose of this project is to develop a web-based cognitive behavioral intervention (Web-CBI) and to test feasibility and acceptability of Web-CBI for older adults with arthritis fatigue.
Caroline Dickson, RN, BSN (Omega Xi Chapter, United Kingdom)
Title of Project: The Translation of Learning About Person-Centeredness Into Practice From a Community Nursing Preparation Program
The purpose of this study to explore whether community nurses (CNs) who have been prepared through, or are currently post-registration students on, person-centered masters programs, demonstrate translation into practice (I.e. implementation of learning about person-centeredness) and how this impacts on workplace /team culture.
Candace Harrington , PhD, DNP, BSN (Iota at-Large and Iota Zeta Chapters, USA)
Title of Project: Rural Older Female Family Caregivers Lived Experiences in the Context of Caregiving for Those with AD/ADRD during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The purpose of this qualitative study is to investigate rural older female caregivers' lived experiences in the context of caring for family members with Alzheimer's disease/Alzheimer's disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Elliane Irani, PhD, MSN, BSN (Alpha Mu Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Resourcefulness and Health Outcomes in Persons with Cardiovascular Disease and their Care Partners
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between resourcefulness and health outcomes (depressive symptoms and quality of life) in a dyadic context for Persons with CVD (PwCVD) and their care partners.
Heidi McNeely, MSN, BSN (Delta Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Substance Use Treatment Providers Perspectives on Barriers and Facilitators to Treatment, Recovery, and Returning to Work for Healthcare Professionals with Substance Use
The overall purpose of the study is to help identify barriers and facilitators to substance use (SU) treatment, successful recovery and return to work for healthcare professionals (HCPs) with SU.
Amnazo Muhirwa, MSN, BSN (Rho Lambda Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Stress, the Superwoman Schema and Cardiovascular Wellbeing Among Rural African American Women
The proposed study will conduct a retrospective analysis utilizing electronic health record (EHR) patient portal records from Duke Primary Care rural in North Carolina combined with self-report data on diet and physical activity to examine the association between community stress factors (neighborhood cohesion, neighborhood safety).
Brad Phillips, MSN, RN (Alpha Rho Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Experience of Parents Caring for a Child with an Acquired Disability
This study will gather empirical evidence on the concept of transforming loss to offer guidance on how to assist parents who have a child who has an acquired disability, and to create new perspectives of purpose and meaning.
Kathryn Post, PhD, MSN (Alpha Chi Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Breast Cancer Transitions
The purpose of this study is to explore the experience of patients diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) to inform the development of a nurse-led, psycho-educational and coping intervention to enhance quality of life (QOL) during the transition from curative therapy to surveillance.
Lesley Rink, MSN, BSN (Beta Epsilon Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Characterizing Burnout and Resilience Among Nurses: A Latent Profile Analysis
The overall goal of this study is to describe different profiles of burnout and resilience among nurses working in inpatient or outpatient United States (U.S.) healthcare settings and determine nurse characteristics associated with the different profile subgroups.
Knar Sagherian, PhD, MSN, BSN (Gamma Chi Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Taking a Break: How Rest Breaks Can Reduce Acute Fatigue during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This study will evaluate the effect of rest breaks during work hours on reducing COVID-19 work strain among hospital nurses.
Kisha Thompson, MSN, BSN (Omega Delta Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Reflection and Resilience Influences that Support Survival in Young Black Men
The purpose of this study is to determine the association between self-reflection and resilience in young Black men and to determine if the concept of insight is a mediator in this relationship.
Rosemary Berkel Crisp Research Award
Weijiao Zhou, MSN, BSN (Rho Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Objectively Measured Physical Activity in Surgical Lung Cancer Patients: Feasibility and Acceptability of a Longitudinal Approach
The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility and acceptability of conducting a longitudinal study of physical activity (PA) before and after lung cancer surgery using accelerometers to measure PA and questionnaires to measure potential factors that influence PA and to establish preliminary estimates of change in PA and estimates of the strength of relationships between PA and factors thought to influence PA before and after surgery.
“Physical activity declines after lung cancer surgery and may not recover to the preoperative level for months after surgery. One to six years after surgery, only 23.1% to 28.0% of surgical lung cancer survivors engaged in recommended amount of PA. With objective measures of physical activity we will better understand the natural trajectory of change in PA and its predictors. The proposed research will help us determine if the plans for collecting this type of data are realistic, basically is it feasible to collect this data and do subjects find it acceptable or is it too burdensome. This project will launch a much larger program of research that examines the trajectory of PA in a much larger sample and establishes predictors of change in PA before and after surgery. This has the potential to lead to interventions and improved outcomes for people after lung cancer surgery.” — Wiejiao Zhou, MSN, BSN
University of Michigan
Doris Bloch Research Award
Tongyao Wang, BSN (Alpha Mu Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Development and Validation: A Pictographic Educational Handout on Tracheostomy Care
The purpose of the study is to develop and validate a pictograph-enhanced patient education material on tracheostomy care for patients with head and neck cancers and their family caregivers.