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Lee awarded grant from Heart Failure Society of America

Congratulations to doctoral student Solim Lee, MSN, RN, for her recent 2018 Heart Failure Society of America Research Grants for Nurses award for her proposal “Understanding the Heart Failure Symptom Perception Process: A Mixed Methods Study.

Barbara Riegel, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, Edith Clemmer Steinbright Professor of Gerontology; Lea Ann Matura, PhD, RN, CRNP, Associate Professor of Nursing; Victoria Vaughan Dickson, PhD, RN (NYU); and Corrine Jurgens, PhD, RN (Stony Brook University) are mentors on the project, which is described below.

 Purpose: The purpose of this mixed methods study is to describe the process of HF symptom perception and the multi-contextual factors that influence the process in currently hospitalized patients. A convergent mixed methods (QUAL+quan) design will be used with prioritization given to the qualitative strand.8 Since there is no existing measure to comprehensively examine the whole process of HF symptom perception, qualitative data from in-depth interviews can facilitate the researcher’s understanding of patients’ monitoring behaviors, physical sensations, and cognitive processes underlying symptom perception.