Recent Submissions

  • Waterpipe tobacco smoking impact on public health: Implications for policy 

    Martinasek, Mary; Gibson-Young, Linda; Davis, Janiece; McDermott, Robert (2015-08-27)
    Given the increasing evidence of its negative health effects, including contributions to both infectious and chronic diseases, waterpipe tobacco smoking raises public health concerns beyond even those presented by traditional ...
  • Educational text messaging to improve knowledge and self-care practices among adults with Type 2 Diabetes 

    Brown, Merlendi (2022-08)
    Poor diabetes knowledge and self-care practices are correlated with impaired glycemic control and vascular complications among patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes education interventions are essential to improve diabetes ...
  • Improving adolescent psychosocial assessment through standardized patient simulation: An interdisciplinary quality initiative 

    Eaves, Colleen (2022-08)
    Prevention of adolescent suicide is possible with early recognition of risk factors; however, many healthcare professionals lack necessary skills to interact effectively with adolescents due to insufficient training in ...
  • A self-care activity to support stress management and resilience in new graduate nurses: A quality initiative to reduce turnover 

    Cortez, Kira (2022-08)
    The transition to practice is challenging and stressful for new graduate nurses which leads to turnover within the first year. New graduate nurse turnover negatively impacts patient outcomes. Self-care programs emerged in ...
  • A quality improvement project to improve electrocardiogram competency and confidence in medical-surgical clinical staff 

    Estrada, Amanda (2022-08)
    Electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring is used for early detection and recognition of cardiac arrhythmias. There has been an increase in hospitalized patients requiring ECG monitoring which is now a responsibility for ...
  • Improving child obesity screening and management provider practices in a South Texas pediatric clinic 

    Pesina-Garcia, Ashley (2019-08)
    Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the United States (US) and affects nearly one in five school-aged children. Inconsistent provider practice patterns, which often do not adhere to current clinical practice guidelines, ...
  • Sbar tailored for mental health intake to improve mental health crisis triage for older adults 

    Brown, Rhonda (2019-08)
    Mental illness is a global crisis. Unfavorable economic, social, and environmental circumstances contribute to lack of quality care in those affected by mental illness. The purpose of this quality improvement (QI) project ...
  • A discharge protocol initiative to decrease hospital readmission following amputaton in adults with type 2 diabetes 

    Vasquez, Jennifer (2021-08)
    Introduction: In the United States, lower limb amputations are more common in patients, than in those without diabetes, and can result in infections and unplanned hospital readmissions, that cost the U.S. billions of dollars ...
  • BDPS: An efficient spark-based big data processing scheme for cloud Fog-IoT orchestration 

    Hossen, Rakib; Whaiduzzaman, Md; Uddin, Mohammed Nasir; Islam, Md. Jahidul; Faruqui, Nuruzzaman; Barros, Alistair; Sookhak, Mehdi; Mahi, Md. Julkar Nayeen (MDPI, 2021-12-10)
    The Internet of Things (IoT) has seen a surge in mobile devices with the market and technical expansion. IoT networks provide end-to-end connectivity while keeping minimal latency. To reduce delays, efficient data delivery ...
  • Engagement with care, substance use, and adherence to therapy in HIV/AIDS 

    Nicholas, Patrice; Willard, Suzanne; Thompson, Clinton J.; Dawson Rose, Carol; Corless, Inge; Wantland, Dean; Sefcik, Elizabeth; Nokes, Kathleen; Kirksey, Kenn; Hamilton, Mary Jane; Holzemer, William; Portillo, Carmen; Rivero-Mendez, Marta; Robinson, Linda M.; Rosa, Maria; Human, Sarie P.; Cuca, Yvette; Huang, Emily; Maryland, Mary; Arudo, John; Sanzero Eller, Lucille; Stanton, Mark A.; Driscoll, MaryKate; Voss, Joachim; Moezzi, Shahnaz (Hindawi, 2014-04-03)
    Engagement with care for those living with HIV is aimed at establishing a strong relationship between patients and their health care provider and is often associated with greater adherence to therapy and treatment (Flickinger, ...
  • Self-care behaviors and activities for managing HIV-related anxiety 

    Kemppainen, Jeanne; Wantland, Dean; Voss, Joachim; Nicholas, Patrice; Kirksey, Kenn; Corless, Inge; willard, suzanne; Holzemer, William; Robinson, Linda; Hamilton, Mary Jane; Sefcik, Elizabeth; Sanzero Eller, Lucille; Huang, Emily; Arudo, John; Moezzi, Shahnaz; Rivero-Mendez, Marta; Rosa, Maria; Human, Sarie; Cuca, Yvette; Lindgren, Terri; Portillo, Carmen J; Maryland, Mary (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2011-08-11)
    The goal of this study was to identify the baseline prevalence and effectiveness of anxiety self-management strategies in a convenience sample of persons living with HIV (PLWH; n = 343) in the United States, Puerto Rico, ...
  • A cross-sectional relationship between social capital, self-compassion, and perceived HIV symptoms 

    Webel, Allison; wantland, dean; Dawson Rose, Carol; Kemppainen, Jeanne; Holzemer, William; Chen, Wei-ti; Johnson, Mallory O.; Nicholas, Patrice; Sanzero Eller, Lucille; chaiphibalsarisdi, puangtip; Sefcik, Elizabeth; Nokes, Kathleen; Corless, Inge; Tyer-Viola, Lynda; Kirksey, Kenn; Voss, Joachim; Sullivan, Kathy; Rivero-Mendez, Marta; Brion, John; Iipinge, Scholastika Ndatinda; Phillips, J. Craig; Portillo, Carmen (Elsevier, 2015-02-04)
    Context Individual resources of social capital and self-compassion are associated with health behaviors and perceived symptoms, suggesting that both are positive resources that can be modified to improve a person's symptom ...
  • A qualitative description of service providers' experiences of ethical issues in HIV care 

    Sabone, Motshedisi; Mogobe, Keitshokile Dintle; Matshediso, Ellah; Shaibu, Sheila; Ntsayagae, Esther; Corless, Inge; Cuca, Yvette; Holzemer, William; Dawson Rose, Carol; Solis-Baez, Solymar; Rivero-Mendez, Marta; Webel, Allison; Sanzero Eller, Lucille; Reid, Paula; Johnson, Mallory O.; Kemppainen, Jeanne; Reyes, Darcel; Nokes, Kathleen; Wantland, Dean; Nicholas, Patrice; Lingren, Teri; Portillo, Carmen J; Sefcik, Elizabeth; Long-Middleton, Ellen (Sage Journals, 2019-08-26)
    Background: Managing HIV treatment is a complex multi-dimensional task because of a combination of factors such as stigma and discrimination of some populations who frequently get infected with HIV. In addition, patient-provider ...
  • A multinational study of self-compassion and human immunodeficiency virus-related anxiety 

    Kemppainen, Jeanne; Johnson, M.O.; Phillips, J. Craig; Sullivan, Kathleen M; Corless, Inge; Reid, Paula; Iipinge, Scholastika Ndatinda; Chaiphibalsarisdi, Puangtip; Sefcik, Elizabeth; Chen, Wei-ti; Kirksey, Kenn; Voss, Joachim; Rivero-Mendez, Marta; Tyer-Viola, Lynda; Dawson Rose, Carol; Webel, Allison; Nokes, Kathleen; Portillo, Carmen; Holzemer, William; Sanzero Eller, Lucille; Nicholas, Patrice; Wantland, Dean; Brion, John; Beamon, E. R. (wILEY, 2013-12)
    Aim This study represents an initial effort at examining the association between the construct of self-compassion and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related anxiety in a multinational population with HIV disease. ...
  • Associations between the legal context of HIV, perceived social capital, and HIV antiretroviral adherence in North America 

    Phillips, J. Craig; Webel, Allison; Dawson Rose, Carol; Corless, Inge; Sullivan, Kathleen M; Voss, Joachim; wantland, dean; Nokes, Kathleen; Brion, John; Chen, Wei-ti; Iipinge, Scholastika; Sanzero Eller, Lucille; Tyer-Viola, Lynda; Rivero-Mendez, Marta; Nicholas, Patrice; Johnson, Mallory O.; Maryland, Mary; Kemppainen, Jeanne; Portillo, Carmen; chaiphibalsarisdi, puangtip; Kirksey, Kenn; Sefcik, Elizabeth; Reid, Paula; Cuca, Yvette; Huang, Emily; Holzemer, William (BMC, 2013-08-08)
    Background Human rights approaches to manage HIV and efforts to decriminalize HIV exposure/transmission globally offer hope to persons living with HIV (PLWH). However, among vulnerable populations of PLWH, substantial ...
  • A cross-sectional description of social capital in an international sample of persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) 

    Webel, Allison; Phillips, J. Craig; Dawson Rose, Carol; Holzemer, William; Chen, Wei-Ti; Tyer-Viola, Lynda; Rivero-Mendez, Marta; Nicholas, Patrice; Nokes, Kathleen; Kemppainen, Jeanne; Sefcik, Elizabeth; Brion, John; Eller, Lucille; Iipinge, Scholastika; Kirksey, Kenn; Wantland, Dean; Chaiphibalsarisdi, Puangtip; Johnson, Mallory O.; Portillo, Carmen; Corless, Inge; Voss, Joachim; Salata, Robert (BMC, 2012-03-13)
    Background Social capital refers to the resources linked to having a strong social network. This concept plays into health outcomes among People Living with HIV/AIDS because, globally, this is a highly marginalized ...
  • Mediators of antiretroviral adherence: A multisite international study 

    Corless, Inge; Guarino, Alessio; Nicholas, Patrice; Tyer-Viola, Lynda; Kirksey, Kenn; Brion, John; Dawson Rose, Carol; Sanzero Eller, Lucille; Rivero-Mendez, Marta; Kemppainen, Jeanne; Nokes, Kathleen; Sefcik, Elizabeth; Voss, Joachim; Wantland, dean; Johnson, Mallory O.; Phillips, J. Craig; Webel, A.; Iipinge, Scholastika Ndatinda; Portillo, Carmen; Chen, Wei-ti; Maryland, M.; Hamilton, M.J.; Reid, P.; Hickey, D.; Holzemer, William; Sullivan, K. (Taylor and Franics Online, 2013-03)
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of stressful life events (SLE) on medication adherence (3 days, 30 days) as mediated by sense of coherence (SOC), self-compassion (SCS), and engagement with the ...
  • Depressive symptoms, self-esteem, HIV symptom management self-efficacy and self-compassion in people living with HIV 

    Sanzero Eller, Lucille; Rivero-Mendez, Marta; Voss, Joachim; Chen, Wei-ti; chaiphibalsarisdi, puangtip; Iipinge, S.; Johnson, Mallory O.; Portillo, Carmen; Sullivan, K.; Tyer-Viola, Lynda; Kemppainen, Jeanne; Dawson Rose, Carol; Sefcik, Elizabeth; Nokes, Kathleen; Phillips, J. Craig; Nicholas, P.K.; Holzemer, William; Webel, A.R.; Brion, J.M. (Taylor and Francis Online, 2013-10-04)
    The aims of this study were to examine differences in self-schemas between persons living with HIV/AIDS with and without depressive symptoms, and the degree to which these self-schemas predict depressive symptoms in this ...
  • Use of a brief version of the self-compassion inventory with an international sample of people with HIV/AIDS 

    Kemppainen, Jeanne; Brion, John; Leary, Mark; wantland, dean; Sullivan, K; Nokes, Kathleen; Bain, Catherine A; chaiphibalsarisdi, puangtip; Chen, Wei-ti; Holzemer, William; Sanzero Eller, Lucille; Iipinge, Scholastika; Johnson, Mallory O; Portillo, Carmen; Voss, Joachim; Tyer-Viola, Lynda; Corless, Inge; Nicholas, Patrice; Dawson Rose, Carol; Phillips, J Craig; Sefcik, Elizabeth; Rivero-Mendez, Marta; Kirksey, Kenn (Taylor and Francis Online, 2013-03-25)
    The objective of this study was to extend the psychometric evaluation of a brief version of the Self-Compassion Scale (SCS). A secondary analysis of data from an international sample of 1967 English-speaking persons living ...
  • Sexual transmission-risk behaviour among HIV-positive persons: a multisite study using social action theory 

    Sullivan, Kathleen M; Dawson Rose, Carol; Phillips, J Craig; Holzemer, William; Webel, Allison; Nicholas, Patrice; Corless, Inge; Kirksey, Kenn; Eller, Lucille Sanzero; Voss, Joachim; Tyer-Viola, Lynda; Portillo, Carmen; Johnson, Mallory O; Brion, John; Sefcik, Elizabeth; Nokes, Kathleen; Reid, Paula; Rivero-Mendez, Marta; Chen, Wei-Ti (Wiley, 2016-09-21)
    Aim: Sexual risk behaviour was explored and described using Social Action Theory. Background: The sexual transmission of HIV is complex and multi-factorial. Social Action Theory provides a framework for viewing ...

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