Madeline Fernandez, PhD, MSN, BSN (Beta Nu Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Psychological Distress and Management of Women who Experienced Miscarriage During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The purpose of this mixed methods study is to explore the experiences, perceived stress, coping
strategies, and social support of women in Eastern North Carolina (ENC) after suffering a
miscarriage during the COVID-19 pandemic and their preferences in receiving psychosocial
Jenny Lynn Firkins, PhD, RN (Beta Psi Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Spirituality and Quality of Life in Cancer Survivors in the Pacific Northwest
This proposed study will examine the relationship between spirituality and overall quality of life (QOL) along with the domains of quality of life: physical, psychological, and social well-being in cancer survivors with a history of gastrointestinal, lung, or central nervous system cancers.
Seongkum Heo, PhD, MSN, BSN (Pi Gamma Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: The Efficacy of A Short Compassion Meditation Intervention and Factors Associated With Quality of Life in Undergraduate Nursing Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial
The purposes of this two-arm (a short compassion meditation [S-COME] intervention group vs. control group) randomized controlled trial (RCT) are to examine the relationships of psychological factors (i.e., stress, anxiety, depressive symptoms, self-compassion, self-esteem, resilience, and adaptive coping) to quality of life (QOL) and to examine the intervention effects on the psychological factors and QOL in undergraduate nursing students.
Nurul Huda, MN, (Lambda Beta at-Large Chapter, Indonesia)
Title of Project: Effectiveness of Psychoeducational Intervention Among Patients with Advanced Cancer
The purpose of this study will be to evaluate the effectiveness of a psychoeducational intervention (PEI) on psychological distress, anxiety, depression, coping, fatigue, and quality of life.
Stacey E. Iobst, PhD, RN (Pi at-Large Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: A Longitudinal Perspective of Professional Quality of Life and Intention to Stay Among Perinatal Registered Nurses during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The purpose of this study is to examine the professional quality of life and intention to stay in the current job and nursing profession among perinatal nurses since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stanley K. K. Lam, PhD, MN, BN (Pi Iota at-Large Chapter, Hong Kong)
Title of Project: Effectiveness of An Online Psychoeducation Program for Improving Coping in People with Pathological Dissociation: A Pilot Randomized Waitlist-controlled Trial
The purpose of this study is to refine, enrich, and pilot test a feasibility tested online psychoeducation program for people with pathological dissociation with emotional regulation and interpersonal skill training components and evaluate the preliminary effectiveness of an online program on improving their coping and symptom management.
Thomas Lawson, MSN, BSN (USA)
Title of Project: Prevalence, Severity, and Risk Factors of Delirium in Critically Ill Stroke Patients
This study aims to determine the prevalence, severity, and factors associated with delirium among critically ill stroke patients. Using a prospective observational cohort design, we will follow 200 critically ill stroke patients through the first seven days of their ICU admission.
Jessica M. LeClair, MPH, BSN (Beta Eta at-Large Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Climate Justice Perspectives and Strategies Implemented by Public Health Nurses and their Community Partners
The purpose of this study is to begin to examine effective public health practices that advance climate justice and population health by describing how public health nurses (PHNs) and their community partners conceptualize climate justice, and how their visions and experiences can inform the partnership strategies and processes they utilize to advance climate justice.
Jennifer Lee, BSN RN (Nu Beta at-Large Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Health Service Utilization of Black Immigrants with Cumulative Trauma
The purpose of the study is to examine the impact of cumulative trauma (CT) on health service utilization practices among Black immigrant women.
Regis Rugira Marie Modeste, PhD, RN, RM, NE, RNA (Alpha Beta Beta Chapter, South Africa)
Title of Project: Psychological Distress, Social Support, Coping, and Resilience Amongst University Nursing Students During Covid-19 Pandemic
The aim to this study will be to investigate psychosocial distress, COVID-19 related anxiety, social support, coping and resilience amongst university nursing students during covid-19 pandemic.
Oluwatoyin Victoria Olukotun, PhD, BSN (Omicron Upsilon Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: BIPOC Students’ Experiences with Social Justice Content in the Classroom
The purpose of this study is to understand the experiences of Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) students who engage with anti-racist and social justice content in their classrooms.
Ratchanok Phonyiam, MSN, RN (Alpha Alpha Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Understanding the Self-Management in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding in Women with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus from Thailand
The purpose of this study is to describe diabetes self-management in pregnancy and breastfeeding experiences in women with preexisting type 2 diabetes mellitus from Thailand.
Sehrish Sajjad, MScN, BScN (Rho Delta Chapter, Pakistan)
Title of Project: Development and Testing of a Videogame Intervention for Improving the Health-related Quality of Life (HrQOL) of Children with Cancer at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Pakistan: A Mixed Methods Design
The study aims to develop a videogame intervention for children (age 8-18 years) with cancer and test the clinical efficacy of the intervention with regards to cancer symptom management and HrQOL. Moreover, the implementation outcomes will also be recorded.
Taghreed Nayel Salameh, PhD, BSN (Iota Zeta Chapter, Turkey)
Title of Project: Predictors and Mediators of Postpartum Depression (PPD) and Experiences of Accessing Mental Health Treatment for PPD among Syrian Refugee Women Settling in Turkey: A Mixed Methods Design Study
The purposes of this study of female Syrian refugees are to: (a) identify subtypes of PPD, (b) examine predictors and mediators of PPD, and (c) describe the experiences of mothers with PPD symptoms in accessing mental health treatment for PPD.
Susan Solmos, MSN, BSN (Gamma Pi Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Mixed Methods Approach to Investigating Healthcare Providers’ PPE-Related Facial Injuries as Posted on social media during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Global Perspective
The purposes of this study is to describe PPE-related facial injuries occurring in frontline nurses and Health Care Providers (HCPs) during the COVID-19 pandemic and understand/identify the unique personal, environmental, and contextual factors associated with these injuries.
Meredith Troutman-Jordan, PhD RN PMHCNS-BC (Gamma Iota Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Making a Difference: Culturally and Ethnically Appropriate Guides for Those Working with People with Dementia
The purpose of this study is to determine the usefulness, feasibility, and acceptability of language, culture-and ethnicity-specific caregiver resource guides to help immigrant nurses and unlicensed assistive personnel or nursing assistants working with persons with dementia.
Natsuko Wood, PhD, MSN, RN (Delta Chi at-Large Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: The Breastfeeding Relationship Between Employed Mother and Infant Dyads: A Mixed Methods Prospective Study
The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of maternal employment on the breastfeeding relationship between breastfeeding mother and infant dyads and its relation to maternal emotions, and to explore maternal breastfeeding experiences.
Rosemary Berkel Crisp Research Award
Jessica Davis, BSN, RN, CCRN, IBCL (Eta Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Neonatal Diet Type and Associations with Adverse Feeding Outcomes and Gut Microbiome Composition in Neonates with Critical Congenital Heart Defects.
The purpose of this project is to address the gaps in knowledge regarding neonatal diet type, adverse feeding outcomes (feeding intolerance, NEC, and malnutrition), and neonatal gut microbiome composition in neonates with critical congenital birth defects (CCHD neonates).
Doris Bloch Research Award
Lindsey Nelson, MSN (Lambda Phi Chapter, USA)
Title of Project: Feasibility and Acceptability of a Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing a Companion Dog-Walking Intervention to an Attention Control Education Intervention on the Psychological Health of Adult Intensive Care Unit Survivors
The purpose of this randomized controlled trial (RCT) is to assess the feasibility and
acceptability of a companion dog-walking intervention compared to an attention control
education intervention on depression, anxiety, salivary cortisol, and quality of life (QOL) in adult
intensive care unit (ICU) survivors.