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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

Small Grants Program – up to US $5,000
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

United States
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

Doris Bloch Research Award
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

Rosemary Berkel Crisp Research Award
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

Virginia Henderson Clinical Research Grant
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
Sigma Theta Tau International/Alpha Eta Collaborative Research Grant – up to US $2,000
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.


A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial of Interventions to Enhance Cervical Cancer Screening Uptake in South Africa

Sigma Theta Tau International/Western Institute of Nursing Research Grant – up to US $2,500
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 advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at
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