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Please note: The content that appears in red has been recently submitted within the past week.

The list of following publications is pulled from the monthly faculty meeting report by the Associate Dean for Research. Please submit your latest publications directly to Kellie Dalton.


Brar, P. S., Sass, L., & Kalarchian, M. A. (2021). Advancing research on delusions: Fostering dialogue between cognitive and phenomenological researchers. Schizophrenia Research, 233, 62-63.

A letter to the editor addresses research suggesting that thinking styles are key to understanding the etiology of and advancing personalized treatments for schizophrenia.

Burke, C., Jakub, K., & Kellar, I. (2021). Adherence to the central line bundle in intensive care: An integrative review. American Journal of Infection Control, 49(7), 937-956.

This integrative review suggests that research is needed on each item in the central line bundle in order to fully understand and improve adherence.

Fisher-Grace, K., Turk, M. T., Anthony, M. K., & Chia, L. R. (2021). Use of personal health records to support diabetes self-management: An integrative review. Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN, 39(6), 298-305.

This integrative review documents that personal health record use is associated with improved self-management, but its relationship to diabetes distress is unclear. A better understanding of what influences intention to use personal health records may help to optimize care.

Inocian, E. P., Cruz, J. P., Saeed Alshehry, A., Alshamlani, Y., Ignacio, E. H., & Tumala, R. B.  Professional quality of life and caring behaviours among clinical nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Epub ahead of print 6 Jul 2021, Journal of Clinical Nursing. 10.1111/jocn.15937

This study examined the relationship of professional quality of life and caring behavior among nurses amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia, including examination of sociodemographic factors.

Inocian, E., Felicilda-Reynaldo R. F., Dillon, D., & Ignacio, E. (2021). Using Beers Criteria to avoid inappropriate prescribing for older adults. MEDSURG Nursing, 30(2), 113-117. 

The American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria® –updated in 2019 to including definitions and explanations–can be used by nurses to avoid potentially inappropriate prescribing among older patients in various healthcare settings.

Inocian, E. P., Nolfi, D. A., Felicilda-Reynaldo, R., Bodrick, M. M., Aldohayan, A., & Kalarchian, M. A. (2021). Bariatric surgery in the Middle East and North Africa: Narrative review with focus on culture-specific considerations. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. S1550-7289(21)00312-9.

This narrative review of research on bariatric surgery in the Middle East and North Africa highlights cultural and contextual aspects relevant to the care of bariatric patients who undergo surgery in this geographic region. 

Ivezaj, V., Carr, M. M., Brode, C., Devlin, M., Heinberg, L. J., Kalarchian, M. A., Sysko, R., Williams-Kerver, G., & Mitchell, J. E. (2021). Disordered eating following bariatric surgery: A review of measurement and conceptual considerations. Surgery for Obesity and Related Disease, 17(8), 1510-1520.

This review synthesizes the literature on problematic or disordered eating among bariatric surgery patients, including a review of measurement and conceptual considerations related to the use of current assessment tools.

Leslie, J. L., Odar Stough, C., Lee, S. Y., Mitchell, M. J., & Kalarchian, M. (2021). Healthy measures: Feasibility study of a moderate carbohydrate weight management intervention. Epub ahead of print 16 Jun 2021, Public Health Nursing. 10.1111/phn.12937.

This study assessed the feasibility of Healthy Measures, a moderate carbohydrate nutrition education and behavioral intervention, providing evidence of feasibility and preliminary efficacy for preventing weight gain. 

McNiss, C., Kalarchian, M., & Laurent, J. (2021). Factors associated with childhood sexual abuse and adolescent pregnancy. Child Abuse & Neglect, 120, 105183.

This integrative review explores factors that are associated with childhood sexual abuse and pregnancy among adolescents.

Smith-East, M., & Starks, S. (2021). COVID-19 and mental health care delivery: A digital divide exists for youth with inadequate access to the internet. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 60(7), 798-800.

As telehealth becomes more prominent during the COVID-19 pandemic, the article explores mental health care service delivery disparities linked to inadequate devices, internet quality, and access for youth.

Spigelmyer, P. C., Winberg, A., & Heyd, M. (2021). Educating post-partum women: Interventions to improve engagement. Epub ahead of print 22 May 2021, Clinical Nursing Research.

This study investigates the feasibility and effects of prompting by staff nurses on women’s education engagement during the postpartum period.

Steers, M. N., Macia, K. S., Young, C. M., Neighbors, C., & Pedersen, E. R. (2021). Self in the service: Self-identification moderates the association between perceived drinking norms and own drinking among veterans. Substance Use & Misuse, 56(10), 1428-1438.

This study examines the influence of self-identification with other Veterans and with civilians as moderators of the association between perceived norms and drinking behavior.

Stokes, F., & Zoucha, R. (2021). Nurses’ participation in limited resuscitation: Gray areas in end of life decision-making. Epub ahead of print 19 Apr 2021, AJOB Empirical Bioethics.

This study explores the process nurses follow when making decisions about participation in slow codes, defined as a limited resuscitation effort with no intended benefit of patient survival, with identification of 5 core categories.

Wickwire, K. A., Valentine, J. L., Downing, N., Cochran, C. B., Drake, S., Sekula, L. K., & Jennings, S. Forensic nursing research: The basics explained. Epub ahead of print 23 Jun 2021. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 10.1097/JFN.0000000000000336.

To advance evidence-based practice, this article provides step-by-step guidelines on research and quality improvement projects for forensic nurses in order to advance evidence-based practice.