The University of Massachusetts Amherst

2019 Publications by Faculty and Students


Authors: Hogan, M.

Title:   Pathophysiology: Reviews & rationales 

Details: 4th edition. New York, NY: Pearson.

Authors: Hogan, M., Kennedy, A., & Tippen, M.

Title: Child health nursing: Reviews & rationales  

Details: 4th edition. New York, NY: Pearson.

Authors: Hogan, M., Low, M., & Tarbell, M.

Title: Maternal newborn nursing: Reviews & rationales  

Details: 4th edition. New York, NY: Pearson.

Authors: Hogan, M., Przybylowicz, T., & Vacek, J.

Title: Mental health nursing: Reviews & rationales  

Details: 4th edition. New York, NY: Pearson.



Authors: Dion, K.

Title: Teaching nursing students how to decrease the stigma and discrimination against people who use drugs

Journal: Nurse Educator, 44(6). 335-337.

Purpose: By using the reflective learning taught in the classroom, nursing students were able to establish the human connection needed to improve care for this vulnerable population.

Link: doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000647

Authors: Dion, K.

Title: Perceptions of persons who inject drugs about nursing care they have received

Journal: Journal of Addictions Nursing, 30(2), 101-107.

Purpose: The experience and meaning attributed to care by nurses and received by nine persons who inject drugs during a healthcare encounter in the acute care medical setting was examined.

Link: doi: 10.1097/JAN.0000000000000277

Authors: Geryk, T., Jacelon, C.S., LeBlanc, R., & Choi, J.

Title: Self-management after hospitalization

Journal: International Journal of Older People Nursing. 14(4), e12257. Jul 12:e12257.

Purpose: To explore the processes used by older individuals to self‐manage their health during the first 30 days after being discharged from the hospital.

Link: doi: 10.1111/opn.12257

Authors: Ehrlich O., Walker R. W., Jacelon C. S.

Title: Cancer pain social processes and pain management in home hospice care

Journal: Pain Management Nursing, 20(6): 541-548.

Purpose: To provide pilot data and preliminary categories for developing a middle-range nursing theory and framework through which to scrutinize and identify problematic processes involved in management of poorly controlled pain for home hospice patients, caregivers, and nurses, the 'caring triad.'

Link: DOI: 10.1016/j.pmn.2019.06.011

Authors: Starkweather, A., Jacelon, C. S., Bakken, S. B., Barton, D. L., DeVito Dabbs, A., Dorsey, S., Guthrie, B. J., Heitkemper, M., Hickey, K. T., Kelechi, T. J., Kim, M., Marquard, J., Moore, S. M., Redeker, N. S., Schiffman, R. F., Ward, T. M., Adams, L. S., Kehl, K. A., & Miller, J. L.

Title: The use of technology to support precision health in nursing science

Journal: Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 51(6): 614-623.

Purpose: This article outlines how current nursing research can utilize technology to advance symptom and self‐management science for precision health and provides a roadmap for the development and use of technologies designed for this purpose.


Authors: Poudel-Tandukar, K., Chandler, G. E., Jacelon, C. S., Gautam, B., Bertone-Johnson, E. R., Hollon, S. D.

Title: Resilience and anxiety or depression among resettled Bhutanese in the United States

Journal: International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 65(6): 496-506.

Purpose: This study assessed the association between resilience and anxiety or depression in resettled Bhutanese adults in Western Massachusetts.

Link: doi: 10.1177/0020764019862312

Authors: Griggs, S., Baker, H., & Chiodo, L. M.

Title: Nursing student perceptions of hope in children: A qualitative descriptive study

Journal: Nursing Forum, 54(3): 441-447.

Purpose: The aim of this qualitative descriptive study was to describe hope behaviors in children from a nursing student perspective.

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Authors: Martin, S.M., Chiodo, L.M., Wilson, A., & Williams, A.R.

Title: Retention in care as a quality outcome measure for opioid use disorder.

Journal: Substance Abuse. Epub.

Purpose: This paper provides an introduction to retention in care and its implications for quality measurement.

Link: doi: 10.1080/08897077.2019.1635969

Authors: Chiodo, L.M., Caulfield, C., Sokol, R.J., Pereira, K., & Hannigan, J.H.A.

Title: Prenatal Alcohol Screening During Pregnancy by Midwives and Nurses

Journal: Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 43(8): 1747-1758.

Purpose: It is important to screen patients for alcohol use, inform them about alcohol's potential effects during pregnancy, encourage abstinence, and refer for intervention if necessary. However, how and how often nurses and midwives inquire about alcohol drinking during pregnancy or use recommended screening tools and barriers they perceive to alcohol screening has not been well established.

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Authors: Wang, Y., Briere, C.E., Xu, W., Cong., X

Title: Factors Affecting Breastfeeding Outcomes at Six Months in Preterm Infants.

Journal: Journal of Human Lactation. 35(1): 80-89.

Purpose: To determine the prevalence of breastfeeding at 6 months among preterm infants and to identify factors that influenced mothers’ breastfeeding practices.

Link: doi: 10.1177/0890334418771307

Authors: Roberts, S.J., Chandler, G.E., Kalmakis, K.A.

Title: A model for trauma informed primary care.

Journal: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 31(2): 139-144.

Purpose: To discuss the health consequences of childhood trauma and to offer a model for trauma-informed primary care

Link: doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000116

Authors: Mauk, K., Pierce, L., Almauhy, D., Barks, L., Black, T.M, Camicia, M., Campbell, G., Dzurec, L., Green, T., & Neal-Boylan, L.

Title: Nurse Author: Who Me? Yes, You!

Journal: Rehabilitation Nursing. 44 (2): 104-114

Purpose: Potential nurse authors may find writing a challenge, including managing the publication process from getting started through submission to revision of the work and its acceptance. This special article presents strategies to help inexperienced writers develop and hone skills for journal publication.

Link: doi: 10.1097/rnj.0000000000000214

Authors:  Poudel-Tandukar, K., Jacelon, C. S., Chandler, G. E., Gautam, B., Palmer, P. H.

Title:  Socio-cultural perceptions, enablers, and nurtures to seeking mental health support among Bhutanese refugees in Western Massachusetts.

Journal: International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 39(3): 135-145.

Purpose: This qualitative study aimed to identify cultural influences on seeking mental health support among Bhutanese refugees resettled in Western Massachusetts.

Link: doi: 10.1177/0272684X18819962

Authors: Griggs, S., Redeker, N. S., & Grey, M.

Title: Sleep characteristics in young adults with type 1 diabetes.

Journal: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 150: 17-26.

Purpose: Using Whittemore and Knafl’s approach, we conducted an integrative review of research literature on sleep characteristics and glycemia in these young adults.

Link: doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2019.02.012

Authors: Hickey, K. T., Bakken, S., Byrne, M. W., Bailey, D. E., Demiris, G., Docherty, S. L., Dorsey, S. G., Guthrie, B. J., Heitkemper, M. M., Jacelon, C. S., Kelechi, T. J., Moore, S. M., Redeker, N. S., Renn, C. L., Resnick, B., Starkweather, A., Thompson, H., Ward, T. M., McCloskey, D. J., Austin, J. K., Grady, P. A.

Title: Precision health: Advancing symptom and self-management science

Journal: Nursing Outlook, 67(4): 462-475.

Purpose: To present the Nursing Science Precision Health (NSPH) Model and describe the integration of precision health concepts within the domains of symptom and self-management science as reflected in the National Institute of Nursing Research P30 Centers of Excellence and P20 Exploratory Centers

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Authors: Lázaro, J., Reljin, N., Noh, Y., Laguna, P., and Chon, K. H.

Title: Wearable Armband Device for Daily Life Electrocardiogram Monitoring

Journal: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 10(6): 1112-1118.

Purpose: Although further studies have to be conducted for specific applications, results suggest that the armband device has a good potential for daily life HR monitoring, especially for applications such as arrhythmia or seizure detection, stress assessment, or sleep studies.

Link: DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2020.2987759

Authors: Sinha, S., Alamer, F. A., Woltornist, S. J., Noh, Y., Chen, F., McDannald, A., Allen, C., Daniels, R., Deshmukh, A., Jain, M., Chon, K., Adamson, D. H., and Sotzing, G. A.

Title: Graphene and Poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene): Poly (4-styrene sulfonate) on Nonwoven Fabric as a Room Temperature Metal and Its Application as Dry Electrodes for Electrocardiography

Journal: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 11: 32339-32345.

Purpose: Highly conductive, metal-like polyethylene terephthalate (PET) nonwoven fabric was prepared by coating poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(4-styrenesulfonate) containing dimethyl sulfoxide onto PET nonwoven fabric previously coated with graphene/graphite. This composite coating finds application in wearable electronics for military and consumer sectors.


Authors: Bashar, S. K., Noh, Y., Walkey, A. J., McManus, D. D., and Chon, K. H.

Title: VERB: VFCDM-Based Electrocardiogram Reconstruction and Beat Detection Algorithm

Journal: IEEE Access, Vol. 7: 13856-13866 .

Purpose: We have developed a novel method to accurately detect QRS complex peaks using the variable frequency complex demodulation (VFCDM) method. The approach's novelty stems from reconstructing an ECG signal using only the frequency components associated with the QRS waveforms by VFCDM decomposition.

Link: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2894092

Authors: Poudel, K.C., Poudel-Tandukar, K., Pandey, B.D., Letson, E., & Palmer, P.H.

Title: A brief tobacco dependence intervention for people living with HIV in Nepal: results of a quasi-experimental study.

Journal: Journal of Smoking Cessation, 14(4), 221-228.

Purpose: We evaluated the effects of a brief tobacco dependence intervention in improving knowledge on the healtWe evaluated the effects of a brief tobacco dependence intervention in improving knowledge on the health effects of smoking and intention to quit smoking in PLHIV in Nepal, a low-income country in south Asia.

Link: doi:10.1017/jsc.2019.11

Authors: Newman, R. M., Alfano, C. M., Radomski, M. V., Pergolotti, M., Wolf , T. J., Sleight, A. G., Walker, R. K. … Lyons, K. D.

Title: Catalyzing Research to Optimize Cancer Survivors’ Participation in Work and Life Roles.

Journal: OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 2019; 39(4):189-196.

Purpose: This article summarizes the Planning Grant Collective discussion and recommendations regarding three challenges: (a) the dynamic and multi-faceted nature of participation, (b) a need to integrate the concept of participation within the culture of oncology, and (c) identification of priority areas in which new lines of research regarding participation would be most impactful.


Authors: Zucker, D.M., & Redulla, R.

Title: Lactulose management of minimal hepatic encephalopathy: A systematic review.

Journal: Gastroenterology Nursing Journal, 42(1): 84-94.

Purpose: This systematic review focused on the role of nonabsorbable disaccharides for the management of minimal hepatic encephalopathy.
Link: DOI: 10.1097/SGA.0000000000000429