CON Faculty Accomplishments
Jan 7, 2019 12:00 AM
Check out these publications:
Currie, D.W., Thoreson, S.R., Clark, L., Goss, C.W., Marosits, M.J., DiGuiseppi, C.G.
Factors Associated With Older Adults’ Enrollment in Balance Classes to Prevent Falls: Case-Control Study
(2018) Journal of Applied Gerontology. (Article in Press).
Helgeson, V. S., Berg, C. A., Kelly, C. S., Van Vleet, M., Zajdel, M., Tracy, E. L., & Litchman, M. L. Patient and partner illness appraisals and health among adults with type I diabetes. Journal of Behavioral Medicine (in press).
Kathi Mooney, Bob Wong, and Susie Beck:
Whisenant, M., Wong, B., Mitchell, S. A., Beck, S. L., & Mooney, K. (2018). Symptom trajectories are associated with co-occurring symptoms during chemotherapy for breast cancer. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
Gwen has been awarded a $1,500,000 R01 from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) for her research study “Randomized trial of telehealth group intervention to reduce perinatal depressive symptoms in diverse populations.” This study is the first to use a videoconference intervention (VCI) to engage women in a facilitated group approach to reducing perinatal depressive symptoms (PDS) and to evaluate the impact among diverse groups. The approach is cost effective and reduces barriers to access to mental health services, particularly for women living in low-resource and minority communities, and those without adequate transportation, childcare, or work release time. The VCI can be replicated in any setting (e.g. rural or urban), and can be adapted to the needs of diverse communities. The study advances the field by establishing whether a group telehealth intervention reduces PDS, and whether this differs based on the population. If effective and implemented broadly, far fewer women and families would suffer the negative consequences of depression.
Lauri has been awarded a $14,000 subcontract through Virginia Commonwealth University for her study “Symptom self-management in adolescents and young adults with cancer: Refining the Computerized Symptom Capture Tool (C-SCAT).” This award will allow Lauri and her team to complete their revisions to the computerized Symptom Capture Tool that they previously developed.