Research Centers & Institutes

Center for Enhancing Quality of Life in Chronic Illness

Past Funded Projects

2017

Diane Von Ah, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor & Chair, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Janet Carpenter, PhD, RN, FAAN; Robert Considine, PhD; Patrick Monahan, PhD; Susan Pressler, PhD, RN, FAAN; Brian Schnieder, MD; Fredrick Unverzagt, PhD

Computerized Cognitive Training in Breast Cancer Survivors

2016

Rebecca Ellis, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Euzelia dos Santos, PhD; James Hill, PhD; Aaron Ganci, MFA

Development of InterACT-Intervention to Promote Medication Adherence and Blood Pressure Control in CKD

2015

Rebecca Ellis, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Joan Haase, PhD, RN, FAAN; Mary Sitterding, PhD, RN

Patients’ Perceptions of Healthcare Provider Communication and Understanding of Prescribed Medications

2015

Wendy Miller, PhD, RN, CCRN, Assistant Professor, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Dragos Sabau, MD

Pilot and Feasibility Testing of the Telephone Assessment and Problem Solving (TAPS) Intervention in Older Adults with Epilepsy

2015

Sheri Robb, PhD, MT-BC, Associate Professor, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Susan M. Perkins, PhD; Joan E. Haase, RN, PhD, FAAN; David D. Delgado, MD; Paul R. Haut, MD; Amanda K. Henley, MM, MT-BC

Active Music Engagement to Manage Acute Distress and Improve Positive Health Outcomes in Young Children Undergoing HSCT and Parents

2015

Janet L. Welch, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Julie Meek, PhD, RN, CHWC; Brian S. Decker, MD, PharmD, MS; Roberta Ambuehl

Understanding the Care Seeking Behaviors of People with Chronic Kidney Disease

2014

Rhonda Schwindt, DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC, Clinical Assistant Professor, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Karen Hudmon, DrPH, MS, RPh; Kathy Lay, PhD; Robin Corelli, PhD; Barbara Friesth, PhD, RN; Jodi Prochaska; Daryl Sharp

Tobacco Cessation Training for Health Professional Students Working with Seriously Mentally Ill Patients Who Smoke

2014

Carol Shieh, DNSc, RNC-OB, MPH, Associate Professor, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Daniel Clark, PhD; David M. Haas, MD, MS; Mary H. Blackburn, CNM, MSN; Maureen Lindsey, MSW, LSW

Self-monitoring of Lifestyle Behavior Related to Weight Gain in Pregnant women

2013

Julie L. Otte, PhD, RN, OCN, Assistant Professor, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Kevin L. Rand, PhD; Todd Skaar, PhD; Shalini Manchanda, MD; Michael Weaver, PhD, RN, FAAN

Understanding Sleep Disorders in Breast Cancer Survivors: Feasibility and Acceptability of Study Procedures

2012

Susan E. Hickman, PhD, Associate Professor, IU School of Nursing, (Indianapolis); Bernard "Bud" Hammes, PhD

The Quality of POLST Decision-Making: A Pilot Feasibility Study

2012

Janice M. Buelow, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); David W. Dunn, MD; Kathleen M. Hanna, PhD, RN; Jennifer M. Katzenstein, PhD; Nadia Krupp, MD; Brenna C. McDonald, PsyD; Susan M. Perkins, PhD; Jennifer A. Zimmer, MD

Social Cognitive Functioning in Early Adolescents with Chronic Epilepsy

2012

Wendy R. Miller, PhD, RN, CCRN, Assistant Professor, IU School of Nursing (Bloomington); Janice M. Buelow, PhD, RN, FAAN; Dragos Sabau, MD

Development and Psychometric Testing of the Adaptational Outcomes in Epilepsy Scale

2012

Ukamaka M. Oruche, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, Assistant Professor, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Claire B. Draucker, PhD, RN, FAAN; Matthew C. Aalsma, PhD; Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN

Needs and Concerns of Family Members of Adolescents with Disruptive Behavior Disorders

2010

Diane Von Ah, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Barbara Habermann, PhD, RN, FAAN; Janet Carpenter, PhD, RN, FAAN

Cognitive Dysfunction and its Impact on Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors

2009

Janet Fulton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, Professor, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Richard Jackson, DMD; Elizabeth Hughes, RDH, MS; Peter Johnstone, MD; Michael Weaver, PhD, RN, FAAN; Marsha Ellett, DNS, RN

Measuring Oral Mucositis and Related Side Effects in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy

2009

Seongkum Heo, PhD, RN, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Janet Welch, PhD, RN, FAAN; Debra Moser, DNSc, RN, FAAN; Terry Lennie, PhD, RN; Michael Weaver, PhD, RN; Laurie Trevino, MS, RD

Improving Dietary Sodium Adherence, Symptom Burden, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Heart Failure

2005

Cheryl Shore, PhD, RN, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Munro Peacock, MD

Bone Mass, Bone Turnover and Homocysteine Levels in Young Women on AEDs

2003

Janice Buelow, PhD, FAAN, Associate Professor, IU School of Nursing, (Indianapolis); David Dunn, MD

Quality of Life and Psychosocial Care Needs of Children with Both Epilepsy and Low IQ and of Their Parents

2003

Patricia Ebright, PhD, CNS, RN, FAAN, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Stephen Walston, PhD

Factors Affecting Pain Management Decision Making by Healthcare Providers and Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis

2003

Janis Gerkensmeyer, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Susan Perkins, PhD; Eric Scott, PhD

Quality of Life and Life Satisfaction Among Parents of Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Problems

2002

Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, CNS, RN, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Rebecca Evans, MD

Decision-making Capacity and Quality of Life in Community-dwelling Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment

2002

Angela McNelis, PhD, RN, ANEF, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); David Dunn, MD

A Pilot Study of a Family Seizure Management Program, "Be Seizure Smart"

2002

Susan (Bennett) Pressler, PhD, RN, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Debra Litzelman, MD

Tailored Web Patient Education for Heart Failure Care

2001

Tamilyn Bakas, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Linda Williams, MD

Quality of Life Among Caregivers of Aphasic and Cognitively Impaired Stroke Survivors

2001

Marsha Ellett, PhD, RN, CNE, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Joseph M.B. Croffie, MD; Mervyn Cohen, MB, ChB

Examination of Enteral Tube Placement in Children

2001

Kathleen Hanna, PhD, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Linda DiMeglio, MD; J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS

Determination of Psychometric Properties of Diabetes Specific Scales to Measure Parents’ and Adolescents' Decision Making and Support Related to Diabetes Management Roles and Responsibilities

2001

Rebecca Sloan, PhD, RNCS, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); George Aronoff, MD; Sharon Sims, PhD, FAANP, ANEF

Readaption of Spouses to End Stage Renal Disease

2000

Susan Rawl, PhD, FAAN, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Brian Giesler, PhD

Predictors of Quality of Life After Treatment with Curative Intent for Colorectal Cancer

2000

Kathleen Russell, DNS, RN, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Terrell Zollinger, Dr, PH

Instrument Development to Measure Sociocultural Variations Related to Mammography Screening Among African American Women

2000

Janet Welch, PhD, RN, FAAN, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Sarita Bajpai, PhD; Jovier Evans, PhD

Compliance in Hemodialysis Patients

2000

Janie Canty-Mitchell, PhD, RN, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Nancy Swigonski, MD, MPH; Joan Austin, DNS, RN, FAAN; Kim Jaffee, PhD; Rong Amy Qi, MS

Quality of Life in African American Children with Chronic Conditions

2000

JoAnn Brooks, DNS, RN, FAAN, IU School of Nursing (Indianapolis); Kenneth Kesler, MD

Evaluation of Health Related Quality of Life, Mood Stages, and Fatigue Pre and Posttreatment for Esophageal Cancer