The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Research

College of Nursing Funded Projects

Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing specialize in a wide range of research topics and are proud to be conducting industry-advancing research. Much of that research is made possible through grants from government agencies, cooperations, and non-profit organizations. Learn more about some of those research projects below. 

Venous Thrombosis Prevention and Sleep Quality: A Comparison of the Kendall® and the Recovery Health MAC™ Systems

Date Funded: May 1, 2020
Funding Organization: UManage Center for Building the Science of Symptom Self-Management, through the National Institute of Nursing Research

The purpose of Dr Karen Giuliano's UManage Center Pilot Project is to measure and compare the impact of two mechanical compression devices, the Kendall® and RF Health MAC System™, on comfort, noise, usability, mobility and sleep quality.

Tablet-based Cognitive Behavioral Intervention: Comparison of Group vs. Individual CBT Education

Date Funded: May 1, 2020
Funding Organization: UManage Center for Building the Science of Symptom Self-Management, through the National Institute of Nursing Research

The purpose of Dr Jeungok Choi's UManage Center Pilot Project is to examine the long-term effect of a tablet-based intervention that encourages simple walking activity using cognitive behavioral group therapy.

Postpartum Sleep Loss: Investigating the Associations between Sleep, Health, and Human Milk Composition

Date Funded: May 1, 2020
Funding Organization: UManage Center for Building the Science of Symptom Self-Management, through the National Institute of Nursing Research

The purpose of Dr Carrie-Ellen Briere's UManage Center Pilot Project is to evaluate changes in human milk composition and their association with objective postpartum sleep patterns and self-reported sleep loss, fatigue, and anxiety.

Sleep Self-Management for Individuals with MCI or Early Alzheimer's Disease and Their Primary Caregiver

Date Funded: Sep 1, 2019
Funding Organization: National Institute on Aging

In September 2019, the National Institute on Aging awarded the UManage Center for Building the Science of Symptom Self-Management an Administrative Supplement to extend the aims of the center to a new population.

Enhancing Health Delivery for Children in Foster Care

Date Funded: Aug 9, 2019
Funding Organization: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

The purpose of Dr Karen Kalmakis's clinical research project is to assess the efficacy of a health program for children in foster care led by a Nurse Practitioner, determining the prevalence of child adversity among the foster children participants.

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