Summer Research 2018

Summer Research 2018

A Year in Nursing Science and Real-World Change

Scholarly Publications July 2017-June 2018 from faculty and students of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (asterisk* denotes lead author):


“The Relationship of Anxiety, Depression, and Quality of Life in Adults with Left Ventricular Assist Devices” by Martha Abshire and colleagues — ASAIO Journal

Cerebral Perfusion Monitoring in Adult Patients Following Cardiac Surgery: An Observational Study” by Tammy Slater*, Patricia Davidson, and a colleague — Contemporary Nurse

“A Health Literacy-Focused Intervention for Latinos and Hypertension” by Hae-Ra Han*, Sabianca Delva, Mia Cajita, and colleagues — Health Literacy Research and Practice

“Predictors of Health-Related Quality of Life in Korean Patients with Myocardial Infarction: A Longitudinal Observational Study” by Hae-Ra Han and colleagues — Heart & Lung

“Heart Transplant Centers with Multidisciplinary Team Show a Higher Level of Chronic Illness Management—Findings from the International BRIGHT Study” by Maan Isabella Cajita* and colleagues — Heart & Lung

“Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults” by Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb and colleagues — Hypertension

An “In” at the Drug Store

Nurse-pharmacist collaboration can cut costs and improve care for community-dwelling older adults

Read the full study >>“Social Support Moderates the Relationship Between Perceived Stress and Quality of Life in Patients with a Left Ventricular Assist Device” by Martha Abshire*, Patricia Davidson, Chakra Budhathoki, Hae-Ra Han, Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, and colleagues — Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

“Quality and Health Literacy Demand of Online Heart Failure Information” by Maan Isabella Cajita*, Tamar Rodney, Jingzhi Xu, Melissa Hladek, and Hae-Ra Han — Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

“Use of Short Messaging Service for Hypertension Management: A Systematic Review” by Maan Isabella Cajita, Erin Whitehouse, and Hae-Ra Han — Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

“Intention to Use mHealth in Older Adults with Heart Failure” by Maan Isabella Cajita*, Chakra Budhathoki, Hae-Ra Han and a colleague — Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

“Heart Failure Rehospitalization and Delayed Decision Making: The Impact of Self-Care and Depression” by Jiayun Xu*, J., Gallo, J. J., Jennifer Wenzel, Marie Nolan, Chakra Budhathoki, Martha Abshire, and Cheryl Denison Himmelfarb — Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

“Cognition and Adherence Are Self-Management Factors Predicting the Quality of Life of Adults Living with a Left Ventricular Assist Device” by Jesus Casida*, Martha Abshire, and colleagues — Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

“Primary ‘Dehydration’ and Acute Stroke: A Systematic Research Review” by Mona Bahouth*, Sarah Szanton and a colleague — Journal of Neurology


“An Advance Care Plan Decision Support Video Before Major Surgery: A Patient- and Family-Centered Approach” by Alison Conca-Cheng, Sandy Swoboda, and colleagues — BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

“Using Experience-based Co-design with Older Patients, Their Families and Staff to Improve Palliative Care Experiences in the Emergency Department: A Reflective Critique on the Process and Outcomes” by Rebecca Wright* and colleagues — International Journal of Nursing Studies

“Improving Delirium Recognition and Assessment for People Receiving Inpatient Palliative Care: A Mixed Methods Meta-Synthesis” by Patricia Davidson and colleagues — International Journal of Nursing Studies

 “All Things Death and Dying: Health Professional Students Participating in the Death Café Model” by Rebecca Wright, Martha Abshire, Patricia Davidson, and a colleague — Journal of Palliative Medicine

“Emergency Department Staff Priorities for Improving Palliative Care Provision for Older People: A Qualitative Study” by Rebecca Wright* and colleagues — Palliative Medicine

“Analyzing Consumer Priorities for Hospital End-of-Life Care Using a Systematic Review to Inform Policy and Practice” by Patricia Davidson and colleagues — SAGE Research Methods Cases

Mid-Life Crisis: Loneliness

Study focuses on link to inflammation and cardiovascular disease

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“Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting (Commentary)” by Nicole Warren and colleagues — American Family Physician

“Computer-Based Training (CBT) Intervention Reduces Workplace Violence and Harassment for Homecare Workers” by Nancy Glass*, Ginger Hanson, Jacquelyn Campbell, Nancy Perrin, and colleagues — American Journal of Industrial Medicine

“The Longitudinal Impact of an Internet Safety Decision Aid for Abused Women” by Nancy Glass*, Ginger Hanson, Amber Clough, Jacquelyn Campbell, James Case and colleagues — American Journal of Preventive Medicine

“Universal Mandatory Reporting Policies and the Odds of Identifying Child Physical Abuse” by Deborah Gross, Amie Bettencourt, and a colleague — American Journal of Public Health

“Adult and Adolescent Livestock Productive Asset Transfer Programmes to Improve Mental Health, Economic Stability and Family and Community Relationships in Rural South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo: A Protocol of a Randomised Controlled Trial” by Nancy Glass* — BMJ Open

“Evaluating the Communities Care Program: Best Practice for Rigorous Research to Evaluate Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response Programs in Humanitarian Settings” by Nancy Glass*, Nancy Perrin, Amber Clough, and colleagues — Conflict and Health

“‘ Some Men Just Don’t Want to Get Hurt’: Perspectives of U.S. Virgin Islands Men Toward Partner Violence and HIV Risks” by Kamila Alexander*, Michael Sanchez, and Jacquelyn Campbell — Ethnicity & Health

“Feasibility and Acceptability of a Universal Screening and Referral Protocol for Gender-Based Violence with Women Seeking Care in Health Clinics in Dadaab Refugee Camps in Kenya” by Nancy Glass and colleagues — Global Mental Health

“ ‘Before the War We Had It All’: Family Planning Among Couples in a Post-Conflict Setting” by Nicole Warren*, Carmen Alvarez, Nancy Glass, and colleagues — Health Care for Women International

“Patterns of Abuse Among South Asian Women Experiencing Domestic Violence in the United States” by Bushra Sabri and a colleague — International Social Work

“The Experience of Violence and Abuse Among Internally Displaced Adolescent Girls Following a Natural Disaster” by Elizabeth Sloand*, Phyllis Sharps, and colleagues — Journal of Advanced Nursing

“Validation and Adaptation of the Danger Assessment-5: A Brief Intimate Partner Violence Risk Assessment” by Jacquelyn Campbell and colleagues — Journal of Advanced Nursing

“Unwanted Sexual Acts Among University Students: Correlates of Victimization and Perpetration” by Jacquelyn Campbell*, Bushra Sabri, Chakra Budhathoki, Michelle Kaufman, Michele Decker, and a colleague — Journal of Interpersonal Violence

“Latina and Caribbean Immigrant Women’s Experiences with Intimate Partner Violence: A Story of Ambivalent Sexism” by Carmen Alvarez*, Charvonne Holliday, Bushra Sabri, Jacquelyn Campbell, and a colleague — Journal of Interpersonal Violence

“Efficacy of a Web-Based Safety Decision Aid for Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence: Randomized Controlled Trial” by Nancy Glass and colleagues — Journal of Medical Internet Research

“Integrative Review of the Intersection of Green Space and Neighborhood Violence” by Gibran Mancus* and Jacquelyn Campbell — Journal of Nursing Scholarship

“The Effects of Intimate Partner Violence and Probable Traumatic Brain Injury on Central Nervous System Symptoms” by Jacquelyn Campbell*, Jocelyn Anderson, Elizabeth Zink, Michelle Patch, and colleagues — Journal of Women’s Health

Conducting Clinically Based Intimate Partner Violence Research: Safety Protocol Recommendations by Jocelyn Anderson*, Nancy Glass, and Jacquelyn Campbell — Nursing Research

“The Association Between Homicide Risk and Intimate Partner Violence Arrest” by Andrea Cimino, Jacquelyn Campbell, and colleagues — Policing

“Responding to intimate Partner Violence: Healthcare providers’ Current Practices and Views on Integrating a safety Decision Aid into Primary Care Settings” by Carmen Alvarez*, Amber Clough, Kamila Alexander, Nancy Glass, and a colleague — Research in Nursing & Health

“Gender-Based Violence Against Transgender People in the United States: A Call for Research and Programming” by Nancy Glass and colleagues — Trauma, Violence & Abuse

“Integrated Multicomponent Interventions for Safety and Health Risks Among Black Female Survivors of Violence: A Systematic Review” by Bushra Sabri* and a colleague — Trauma, Violence, & Abuse

“Differentiating Among Attempted, Completed, and Multiple Nonfatal Strangulation in Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence” by Michelle Patch, Jacquelyn Campbell, and colleagues — Women’s Health Issues

Warming to the Challenge: Aging and Climate Change

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“A Collaborative State of the Science Initiative: Transforming Moral Distress into Moral Resilience in Nursing: Experts Recommend Strategies to Develop Moral Resilience and Support Ethical Practice” by Cynda Rushton* and colleagues — American Journal of Nursing

“Short-Term Medical Missions: Toward an Ethical Approach” by Garrett Matlick* — American Journal of Nursing

“Decentralization: The Corridor Is the Problem, Not the Alcove” by Sandra Swoboda and colleagues — Critical Care Nursing Quarterly

“Defining the Critical Role of Nurses in Diagnostic Error Prevention: A Conceptual Framework and a Call to Action” by Kelly Gleason*, Patricia Davidson, Elizabeth Tanner, Diana Baptiste, Cynda Rushton, Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, and colleagues — Diagnosis

“The American Academy of Nursing Jonas Policy Scholars Program: Mentoring Future Nurse Leaders to Advance Health Policy” by Deborah Gross and colleagues — Journal of Advanced Nursing

“A Social-Ecological Framework: A Model for Addressing Ethical Practice in Nursing” by Patricia Davidson*, Cynda Rushton, Melissa Kurtz, Brian Wise, Adam Beaman, and colleagues — Journal of Clinical Nursing

“Climate Change—Related Water Disasters’ Impact on Population Health” by Tener Goodwin Veenema*, Andrew Corley, and colleagues — Journal of Nursing Scholarship

“A Framework for an Asset-Informed Approach to Service Mapping” by Patricia Davidson and colleagues — Nurse Researcher

“Education for Developing and Sustaining a Health Care Workforce for Disaster Readiness” by Tener Goodwin Veenema and colleagues — Nursing Administration Quarterly

“Hospital Administration and Nursing Leadership in Disasters: An Exploratory Study Using Concept Mapping” by Tener Goodwin Veenema* and colleagues — Nursing Administration Quarterly

“Nurse Leaders’ Response to Civil Unrest in the Urban Core” by Tener Goodwin Veenema and colleagues — Nursing Administration Quarterly

Progress on a Call to Action: Nurses as Leaders in Disaster Preparedness and Response by Tener Goodwin Veenema and colleagues — Nursing Administration Quarterly

“Standout Nurse Leaders …What’s in the Research? (Editorial)” by Vickie Hughes — Nursing Management


“Food Assistance Is Associated with Decreased Nursing Home Admissions for Maryland’s Dually Eligible Older Adults” by Sarah L. Szanton*, Laura Samuel, and colleagues — BMC Geriatrics

“A Randomized Trial of a Web-Based Platform to Help Families Manage Dementia-Related Behavioral Symptoms: The WeCareAdvisor™” by Katherine Marx and colleagues — Contemporary Clinical Trials

“African-American Caregivers’ Perspectives on Aggressive Behaviors in Dementia” by Bryan Hansen* and colleagues — Dementia

“Ensuring Safe and Optimal Medication Use in Older Community Residents: Collaboration Between a Nurse and a Pharmacist” by Jill Roth, Manka Nkimbeng, Sarah Szanton, and colleagues — Geriatric Nursing

“Caregiver Reactions to Aggressive Behaviors in Persons with Dementia in a Diverse, Community-Dwelling Sample” by Bryan Hansen*, Chakra Budhathoki, and colleagues — Journal of Applied Gerontology

“Using Sweat to Measure Cytokines in Older Adults Compared to Younger Adults: A Pilot Study” by Melissa Hladek*, Sarah Szanton, Caroline Sacko, Laken Roberts, Jessica Gill, and colleagues — Journal of Immunological Methods

“Health Impact of Climate Change in Older People: An Integrative Review and Implications of Nursing” by Erwin William A. Leyva*, Adam Beaman, and Patricia Davidson — Journal of Nursing Scholarship


“Chemotherapy Safe Handling: Limiting Nursing Exposure with a Hazardous Drug Control Program” by Rachel Crickman* and Deborah Finnell — Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing

“An Observational Study Of Patient Handover Communications Among Nurses On An Oncology Critical Care Unit” by Jennifer Milesky*, Diana-Lyn Baptiste, and a colleague — Contemporary Nurse

“Decisional Balance and Self-Efficacy Mediate the Association Among Provider Advice, Health Literacy, and Cervical Cancer Screening” by Kyounghae Kim*, Marie Nolan, Hae-Ra Han, and colleagues — European Journal of Oncology Nursing

“Disparities in Cancer Screening Practices among Minority and Underrepresented Populations” by Tamryn Gray*, Jocelyn Cudjoe, Jennifer Wenzel, Hae-Ra Han, and colleagues — Seminars in Oncology Nursing

Medical Missions Require a Quick Fix: Thoughtfulness

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“Experiences and Needs of Carers of Aboriginal Children with a Disability: A Qualitative Study” by Patricia Davidson and colleagues — BMC Family Practice

“Recruitment and Retention Strategies for an Urban Adolescent Study: Lessons Learned from a Multi-Center Study of Community-Based Asthma Self-Management Intervention for Adolescents” by Elizabeth Sloand and colleagues — Journal of Adolescence

“When Behavioral Health Concerns Present in Pediatric Primary Care: Factors Influencing Provider Decision-Making” by Kelly Bower and colleagues — Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research

“Does Parent Training Format Affect Treatment Engagement? A Randomized Study of Families at Social Risk” by Deborah Gross*, Chakra Budhathoki, Melissa Uveges, and colleagues — Journal of Child and Family Studies

“Parenting Needs Among Mothers of Young Children During Military Deployment” by Jennifer Trautmann*, Deborah Gross, and a colleague — Journal of Nursing Scholarship

“Breastfeeding Practices and Opinions of Latina Mothers in an Urban Pediatric Office: A Focus Group Study” by Elizabeth Sloand*, Linda Rose, and colleagues — Journal of Pediatric Health Care

“Parents’ Executive Functioning and Involvement in Their Child’s Education: An Integrated Literature Review” by Deborah Gross and a colleague — Journal of School Health

“The Costly Consequences of not Being Socially and Behaviorally Ready to Learn by Kindergarten in Baltimore City” by Amie Bettencourt*, Deborah Gross, Nancy Perrin, and a colleague — Journal of Urban Health

“Reporting and Identifying Child Physical Abuse: How Well Are We Doing?” by Amie Bettencourt, Deborah Gross, and a colleague — Research in Nursing & Health

“Association of Teen Mothers’ and Grandmothers’ Parenting Capacities with Child Development: A Study Protocol” by Damali Wilson*, Deborah Gross, and colleagues — Research in Nursing & Health


“Cultural Competency and Cultural Humility in Simulation-Based Education: An Integrative Review” by Diana Baptiste (second author), Maren Reinholdt, Michael Sanchez, Krysia Hudson, and colleagues —Clinical Simulation in Nursing

“Health Service Provision and the Use of Pressure-Redistributing Devices: Mixed Methods Study of Community Dwelling Individuals with Pressure Injuries” by Patricia Davidson and colleagues — Contemporary Nurse

“Unintended Consequences of Quality Improvement Programs on the Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Conditions: Avoiding the Temptation to Bite into Low-Hanging Fruit” By William Padula, Patricia Davidson and colleagues — Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management

“Cancellation of Surgeries: Integrative Review” by Narmeen Al Talalwah* and Kimberly McIltrot — Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing

“A Multimodal Intervention to Reduce Antibiotic Use for Common Upper Respiratory Infections in the Urgent Care Setting” by Melissa Jones-Holly* and Tener Veenema Goodwin — Journal of Urgent Care Medicine

“Evaluation of a Nurse Practitioner-Physician Task-Sharing Model for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa” by Jason Farley*, Erin Whitehouse, Chakra Budhathoki, Kelly Lowensen, and colleagues — Plos One

You Kind of Had to Be There

Poor communication on shift changes can harm patients and health systems

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“Participant Retention Practices in Longitudinal Clinical Research Studies with High Retention Rates” by Martha Abshire*, Maan Isabella Cajita, Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, and colleagues — BMC Medical Research Methodology

“Sensitivity And Specificity Of Urdu Version Of The PHQ-9 To Screen Depression In Patients with Coronary Artery Disease” by Patricia Davidson and colleagues — Contemporary Nurse

“Weighing the Validity of Restraints” by Sandra Swaboda and colleagues — Critical Connections

“Evaluation of a Web-based Holistic Stress Reduction Pilot Program Among Nurse-Midwives” by Erin Wright* — Journal of Holistic Nursing

“Integrating Substance Use Content in an ‘Overcrowded’ Nursing Curriculum” by Deborah Finnell*, Bryan Hansen, Michael Sanchez, Kathleen White, and colleagues — Nurse Educator

“Pain, Racial Discrimination, and Depressive Symptoms Among African American Women” by Janiece Walker Taylor*, Manka Nkimbeng, Sarah Szanton, and colleagues — Pain Management Nursing

“Community Health Worker Interventions to Promote Psychosocial Outcomes Among People Living with HIV—A Systemic Review” by Hae-Ra Han*, Jocelyn Cudjoe, Patty Wilson, Phyllis Sharps, Jason Farley, and colleagues — PLOS One

“Gender Differences in Factors Related to HIV Risk Behaviors among People Who Inject Drugs in North-East India” by Bushra Sabri* and colleagues — PLoS One

“Loneliness in Middle Age and Biomarkers of Systemic Inflammation: Findings from Midlife in the United States” by Paula Nersesian*, Hae-Ra Han, Marie Nolan, Sarah Szanton and colleagues — Social Science & Medicine

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