Scholarly Publications July 2013-June 2014

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A Sampling of Faculty Research

Young patients and “natural” supplements, poor self-care and hospital readmissions for heart failure, sexual violence against female war refugees, and more from health journals.

Safe Supplements?

The Food and Drug Administration recently reported that there are over 85,000 natural health products (NHP–vitamins, minerals, herbals, homeopathic and traditional medicines) already on the market, with more coming. About 31 percent of U.S. children take them as supplements. In “the first known review to synthesize pediatric NHP clinical management guidance in primary care,” doctoral student Emily Gutierrez*, RN, MSN, CPNP, Assistant Professor JoAnne Silbert-Flagg, DNP, CPNP, IBCLC, and a colleague examine the literature and suggest guidelines for ensuring the safety of young patients in “Natural Health Product Use and Management in Pediatrics: An integrative review.” [European Journal of Integrative Medicine, April 2014]

Hearts and Minds

Hospital readmissions of patients who experience heart failure cost the U.S. millions of dollars yearly. In “Predictors of Heart Failure Self-Care in Patients Who Screened Positive for Mild Cognitive Impairment,” Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, Sarah Szanton, Jerilyn Allen, and lead author Karen Davis (director of nursing at The Johns Hopkins Hospital) suggest that cognitive screening for all heart failure patients will reduce readmissions by identifying those least likely or able to perform proper self-care after they’re discharged. Patients with heart failure can suffer from such mild cognitive impairments as decreased memory, psychomotor speed, and executive function. [Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, January 2014]

Refugees At Risk

About 1 in 5 refugee or displaced women and girls will experience sexual violence, although social stigma, lax justice systems, lack of access in war-torn regions, and other barriers to reporting such crimes mean that figure might be far too low, say Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, and colleagues in “The Prevalence of Sexual Violence Among Female Refugees in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” Many survivors will find the climate too inhospitable to disclose their experiences and seek help. The authors suggest developing strategies for improving identification of survivors, predicting where violence is most likely, and expanding prevention efforts. [PLOS Current Disasters,March 2014]


From hypertension to addiction, from dementia care to pain management, from depression to violence to safer intershift handoffs, a sampling of journal-published faculty research from July 2013 to June 2014.

(asterisk* denotes lead author)

July 2013

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
“Correlates of quality of life for individuals with dementia living at home: The role of home environment, caregiver, and patient-related characteristics”
Laura N. Gitlin*, Nancy Hodgson, and colleagues

January 2014

Annals of Internal Medicine
“Evidence Supporting a Systolic Blood Pressure Goal of Less Than 150 mm Hg in Patients Aged 60 Years or Older: The Minority View”
Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb and colleagues

June 2013

Archives of Women’s Mental Health
“A longitudinal study of maternal attachment and infant developmental outcomes”
Jeanne L. Alhusen*, Deborah Gross, and a colleague

May 2014

Clinical Journal of Pain                                                                                                                                                                                       “Caregiver’s Perceptions of the Relationship of Pain to Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms in Older Community Residing Adults with Dementia”                                                                                                                                                                  Nancy Hodgson*, Laura Gitlin, and colleagues

July 2013

Conflict and Health
“Development of a screening tool to identify female survivors of gender-based violence in humanitarian setting”
Nancy Glass and colleagues

July 2013

Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology
“Evaluating change in bruise colorimetry and the effect of subject characteristics over time”
Daniel J. Sheridan, Jacqueline Campbell, and colleagues

July 2013

Forensic science, Medicine and Pathology                                                                                                                            “Development of a screening Tool to Identify Female Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Setting: Qualitative Evidence from Research Among Refugees in Ethiopia”                                                                                               Daniel J. Sheridan, Jaquelyn Campbell, and colleagues

July 2013

International Emergency Nursing
“International residency for the development of the emergency department clinical nurse specialist role”
Shawna Mudd*, Nasreen Bahreman, Julie Stanik-Hutt

January 2013

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
“Factors associated with caregiver readiness to use nonpharmacologic strategies to manage dementia-related behavioral symptoms”
Laura Gitlin* and colleague

Summer 2014

International Journal of Health Services
“Perceived racial discrimination and mental health in low-income urban-dwelling whites”
Kelly Bower* and colleagues

December 2013

JAMA, Clinical Review and Education
“2014 evidence-based guideline for the management of high blood pressure in adults: Report from the panel members appointed to the eighth joint national committee”
Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb and colleagues

June 2013

JAMA Pediatrics
“Asymptomatic sexually active adolescents and young adults should not be screened for herpes simplex virus”
Hayley D. Mark*

October 2014

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
“Using ‘best-fit’ interventions to improve the nursing intershift handoff process at a medical center in Lebanon”
Maryann Fralic & colleague

January 2013

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
“Optimizing the protection of research participants and personnel in HIV-related research where TB is prevalent: Practical solutions for improving infection control.”
Jason Farley* and colleagues

December 2013

Journal of Addictions Nursing
“Alcohol and Health Content in Nursing Baccalaureate Degree Curricula”
Christine Savage* and colleagues

January/March 2014

“Care of Women Who Use Opioids During Pregnancy and the Immediate Postpartum Period”                                              Kara Platt* and Christine Savage

December 2013

Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
“Group cognitive behavioral therapy to improve the quality of care to opioid treated patients with chronic non-cancer pain: A practice improvement project”
Julie Stanik-Hutt and colleague

April 2014

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

“Management of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia in Clinical Settings: Recommendations from a Multidisciplinary Expert Panel”

Laura Gitlin and colleagues

July 2013

Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
“Knowledge, attitudes and practices of OB/GYN nurses and auxiliary staff in the care of pregnant women living with HIV”
Jason Farley*, Hayley Mark, Jeanne Murphy, and colleagues

February 2014

Journal of Asthma

“Improving Preventive Care in High Risk Children with Asthma: Lessons Learned”

Arlene M. Butz*, Joan Kub, and colleagues

July 2013

Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing                                                                                                                                    “Community-based health interventions in vulnerable populations: A systematic review”

Benita Walton-Moss*, Sarah L. Szanton & colleagues

October 2013

Journal of Clinical Nursing Care
“Editorial: Looking to the Future with Courage, Commitment, Competence and Compassion”                                  Patricia M. Davidson*, Martha Hill, and colleague

March 2014

Journal of Hypertension

“Hypertension and Overweight/Obesity in Ghanaians and Nigerians Living in West Africa and Industrialized Countries: a Systematic Review”

Yvonne Commodore-Mensah*, Laura J. Samuel, Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, and colleague

May 2013

Journal for Nurse Practitioners
“Kawasaki Syndrome and Streptococcal Scarlet Fever: a Clinical Review”
Elizabeth Sloand and colleague

September 2013

“The Quality and Effectiveness of Care Provided by Nurse Practitioners: a Systematic Review of U.S. Research Studies, 1990-2009”
Julie Stanik-Hutt*, Kathleen M. White, and colleagues

September 2013

Journal of Palliative Medicine
“Addressing Moral Distress: Application of a Framework to Palliative Care Practice”
Cynda Rushton* and colleagues

July 2013

Journal of Pediatric Health Care
“Current Guidelines for Weight Loss Surgery in Adolescents: a Review of the Literature”
Shawna Mudd and colleague

May/June 2013

Journal of Professional Nursing
“A Clinical Academic Practice Partnership: a Clinical Education Redesign”
Pamela R. Jeffries*, Linda Rose, Anne E. Belcher, Deborah Dang, Betty T. Jordan, Jo M. Walrath, Linda Gerson, Jo Fava Hochuli, Susan Sartorius-Merganthaler, and colleagues

February 2014

Journal of Transcultural Nursing

“Heart Disease and Depression: Is Culture a Factor?”

Patricia M. Davidson and colleagues

August 2013 

Journal of Urban Health
“Intimate Partner Sexual Violence: a Comparison of Foreign- Versus U.S.-Born Physically Abused Latinas”
Jacquelyn Campbell and colleagues

June 2013

Journal of Vascular Nursing
“Wire Vascular Closure Device: Evaluating an Evidence-Based Protocol for Post-Endovascular Procedure Patients”
Susan Appling and colleagues

June 2013

Lancet
“The Global Prevalence of Intimate Partner Homicide: a Systematic Review”
Jacquelyn Campbell and colleagues

August 2013

Nurse Leader
“Upskilling for New-era Healthcare”
MaryAnn Fralic*

September 2013

Nursing Clinics of North America
“Providing Information About the Neurobiology of Alcohol Use Disorders to Close the ‘Referral to Treatment Gap’ ”

Deborah Finnell* and colleague

January 2014

Occupational Therapy in Health Care

“The Role of the Occupational Therapist in the Management of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia in Clinical Settings”

Laura Gitlin and colleague

January 2014

Preventive Medicine

“The Intersection of Neighborhood Racial Segregation, Poverty, and Urbanicity and Its Impact on Food Store Availability in the United States”

Kelly M. Bower* and colleagues

January 2014

Psychosomatic Medicine

“Depression and Oxidative Stress: Results from a Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies”

Laura J. Samuel, Sarah L. Szanton, and colleagues

January/February 2014

Public Health Reports

“The Health Resources and Services Administration Diversity Data Collection”

Kathleen M. White* and colleagues

September 2013

Qualitative Social Work

“ ‘Having Housing Made Everything Else Possible’: Affordable, Safe and Stable Housing for Women Survivors of Violence”

Amber Clough*, Jessica Draughon, Nancy Glass, and colleagues.

September 2013

Safety and Health at Work
“A Training Intervention for Supervisors to Support A Work-Life Policy Implementation”
Nancy Glass and colleagues

August 2013

Social Work Research
“Culturally Competent Intimate Partner Violence Risk Assessment: Adapting the Danger Assessment for Immigrant Women”
Nancy Glass, Jacquelyn Campbell, and colleagues

May 2014

Substance Abuse

“Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) as an Integral Part of Nursing Practice”

Deborah Finnell* and colleagues

 

 

Trials

March 2014

“Study Protocol for a Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Two Parent Training Programs in a Fee-for-Service Mental Health Clinic: Can We Improve Mental Health Services to Low-Income Families?”
Deborah Gross*, Chakra Budhathoki, and colleagues

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