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Research at the University of Arizona College of Nursing

From cancer therapy to vascular disease to computers in health care, research at the College of Nursing deals with lifesaving and groundbreaking issues. More than 20 nursing-faculty scholars are investigating dozens of topics.

These topics pertain to one of three substantive research areas:

  • Understanding Mechanisms to Prevent and Treat Biological Injury
  • Reducing Risks and Promoting Health in Vulnerable Populations
  • Managing Consequences of Aging or Chronic Illness

    Examples of research within each of the substantive areas include:

 Understanding Mechanisms to Prevent and Treat Biological Injury

  • Understanding Mechanisms to Prevent/Reduce Biological Injury
    • Adherence to exercise and physical activity to prevent and treat illness
    • Self management of diseases, symptoms and functional status to improve quality of life
  • Understanding Mechanisms to Treat Biological Injury
    • Biological and behavioral interventions to improve CNS outcomes in children with leukemia
    • Mechanisms of injury after cerebral ischemia and reperfusion
  • Genetics to Prevent Biological Injury
    • Genetics of cardiovascular disease
    • Genetic influences on outcomes following neurovascular injury

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Reducing Risks and Promoting Health in Vulnerable Populations

  • Reducing Risks
    • Risk perception, risk communication and risk-control behaviors related to melanoma
    • Self-management of symptoms and functional status to improve quality of life
  • Promoting Health
    • Culturally sensitive and community-based interventions to reduce health disparities
    • Physical activity in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease
  • Decision Making to Promote Health/Reduce Risks
    • Impact of organizational and unit characteristics on staff and patient outcomes
    • Caregiving, spirituality and well-being at the end-of-life

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Managing Consequences of Aging or Chronic Illness

  • Managing Symptoms in Chronic Illness
    • Behavioral interventions with cancer survivors and partners
  • Managing Symptoms in Aging
    • Cognitive changes with aging and chronic illness
  • Self Management to Improve Quality of Life
    • Use of spontaneous or natural language to appraise health and symptoms


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For more information contact:
The Office of Nursing Research
Anne Rosenfeld, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
1305 North Martin Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85721
Room 410
Phone: 520-626-7124
Fax: 520-626-2211

 

 

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