The University of Massachusetts Amherst

2021 Publications by Faculty and Students


Authors: Torossian, M., LeBlanc, R. G., Jacelon, C. S.

Title: Use of a Personal Sleep Self-Monitoring Device for Sleep Self-Management: A Feasibility Study

Journal: Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 47 (2): 28-34

Purpose: The purpose of the current study was to establish feasibility of personal sleep monitoring devices (PSMDs) as an intervention for sleep self-management in older adults.


Authors: Moraitis, A. M, Seven, M., Walker, R. K.

Title: Physical Activity in Young Adult Cancer Survivors: A Scoping Review.

Journal: Oncoology Nursing Forum. 2021 Mar 1; 48(2): 184-194.

Purpose: The purpose of this scoping review was to explore existing research on physical activity in Young Adult cancer survivors..

Link: doi: 10.1188/21.ONF.184-194

Authors: Seven, M., Abban, S.

Title: COVID-19 Pandemi Sürecinde Uzaktan Hemşirelik Eğitimi:Uluslararası Deneyim (Distance Nursing Education During COVID-19 Pandemic: An International Experience)

Journal: İzmir Kâtip Çelebi Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Dergisi 2021; 6(1): 29-32

Purpose: This invited article aimed to share experiences in online theoretical nursing education during the COVID-19 pandemic and provide best practices for remote learning based on the literature.


Authors: Torossian, M., Fiske, S., Jacelon, C. S.

Title: Sleep, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Interventions for Sleep Improvement: An Integrative Review

Journal: Western Journal of Nursing Research

Purpose: The aim of this review was to examine the relationship between sleep and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), and the effectiveness of sleep improvement interventions for older adults with MCI or Alzheimer's Disease.


Authors: Labropolous, N., Giuliano, K. K., Tafur, A. J., Caprini, J. A.

Title: Comparison of a Non-Pneumatic Device to Four Currently Available Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices on Common Femoral Blood Flow Dynamics

Journal: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders

Purpose: To compare common femoral vein blood flow enhancement during external mechanical compression between the novel, non-pneumatic Recovery Force Health Movement and Compressions (MAC ) System and four currently available intermittent pneumatic compression devices.


Authors: Maruca, A., Dion, K., Zucker, D., & Kozuch, T.

Title: Significance of Self-care Management as Persons Prepare to Reintegrate into the Community.

Journal: Journal of Forensic Nursing, 18 Jan, 2021

Purpose: This study sought to gain insight and understanding of how persons recently released from an incarceration experience perceive their preparedness for reentry and how this affects their ability to engage in self-care management.

Link: doi: 10.1097/JFN.0000000000000316

Authors: Choi, J., Cody, J. L., Fiske, S.

Title: Usability testing of tablet-based cognitive behavioral intervention application to improve a simple walking activity for older adults with arthritis fatigue

Journal: Geriatric Nursing. 2021; 42 (2): 473-478.

PurposeThe purpose of this study was to test usability of a tablet-based cognitive behavioral intervention (“Tab-CBI”) application. Tab-CBI was designed to improve a simple walking activity for older adults with arthritis fatigue.