18 April 2012
Rachael McLaughlin, Director
Marketing and Communications
Nurses awarded grants to launch research projects
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
promotes evidence-based research and practice
INDIANAPOLIS – How do health care providers know whether any given treatment will do more good than harm? Evidence, based on research that examines the risks and benefits of treatment and diagnostic tests.
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) makes nursing research possible through its grants program. Recently, STTI awarded 18 grants (including two co-sponsored grants) totaling more than US $80,000. Research projects include helping low-literate adults after hip replacement surgery, risk for post-traumatic stress disorder in families with relatives in intensive care, canine companionship during sexual-abuse interviews of children, and more.
For information about awards and grants, visit www.nursingsociety.org/awards.
Encourages nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through research. Annual funding is provided by Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing.
Kathleen J. Finlayson, PhD, MSN
Identifying Effective New Interventions to Prevent Recurrence of Venous Leg Ulcers in Adults with Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Tara Albrecht, PhD, MSN, BSN
Symptom Management and Psychosocial Needs in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Sun Ju Chang, PhD, MSN
A Path Analysis of Internet Health Information-seeking Behaviors in South Korean Older Adults
Jeungok Choi, PhD, MPH, MSN
Effect of Pictograph-based Discharge Instructions for Low-literate Older Adults with Hip Replacement Surgery
Colleen Delaney, PhD, MSN
Multicomponent Homecare Intervention for Older Adults with Heart Failure
Jessica Devido, PhD, MSN
A Mixed-Method Design: Parish Nurses Providing Diabetes Education and Preconception Counseling to African American Women with Diabetes
Teresa A. Jerofke, MSN
Patient Perceptions of Patient-empowering Nurse Behaviors and Patient Activation after Surgery
Cheryl A. Krause-Parello, PhD, MSN
Examining Stress Indicators in Sexually Abused Children: Canine Companionship during Forensic Interviews
Feng Lin, PhD, MSN
Role of Mental Fatigue in Engagement in Cognitively Stimulating Activities in Community-dwelling Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
Molly McNett, PhD, MSN
Early Neurological Assessment and Functional Outcome among Critically Ill Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Patients
Carol E. Rogers, PhD, MSN
Sign Chi Do and Functional Fitness Outcomes
Michele Rose Shaw, PhD, MN
Exercise Perceptions of Hispanic Children with Asthma
Orla Marie Smith, MN
Prevalence and Predictors of Anxiety, Depression and Risk for Post-Traumatic Stress in Family Members of Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: The ICU-Adapts Survey
Encourages nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through research. One distributed annually. Funding is provided by a gift to STTI’s Research Endowment from the Doris Bloch estate.
Julie Ann Zuniga, MSN (USA)
The Lived Experience of TB and TB Treatment for Mexican Americans on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Supports nursing research in the critical areas of women's health, oncology and pediatrics. One distributed annually. Funds provided by interest from a gift from The Harry L. Crisp II and Rosemary Berkel Crisp Foundation to STTI’s Research Endowment.
Rachel Yaffa Zisk-Rony, PhD, MPH (ISRAEL)
Parental Perceptions of Pain and Pain Management at Home in an Initial Study of Parents of Pediatric Oncology Patients
Encourages the research career development of clinically based nurses through support of clinically oriented research. One distributed every two years. Funds for this biennial grant are provided by interest from the Virginia Henderson Clinical Research Endowment Fund.
Crystal L. Chapman Lambert, MSN (USA)
Predicting Factors that Influence Cervical Cancer Screening in HIV-Infected Women: Using the Health Belief Model
Co-sponsored Partner Grant Recipients
Provides up to US $2,000 research grant to Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter member(s) for a new research project in Africa. One distributed per year. Funds for this grant are provided by Alpha Eta Chapter.
Lize Maree, DCUR, MCUR (SOUTH AFRICA)
A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial of Interventions to Enhance Cervical Cancer Screening Uptake in South Africa
Encourages qualified nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through research. Proposals for pilot and/or developmental research may be submitted for the grant. One distributed a year. Funds for this grant are provided jointly by Sigma Theta Tau International and Western Institute of Nursing.
Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon, MN (USA)
Postpartum Distress After Preterm Birth
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 130,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s 492 chapters are located at 672 institutions of higher education throughout Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, the United States and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org.