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Baah Receives NINR F31 Funding

Congratulations to doctoral student Foster Osei Baah, MS, BSN, RN for his recent National Institute of Nursing Research F31 award for his proposal “A mixed methods study to understand the relationship between social determinants of health and self-care in community dwelling patients with heart failure.”  Sponsors for this project are Barbara Riegel, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, Edith Clemmer Steinbright Professor of Gerontology and Anne M. Teitelman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Patricia Bleznak Silverstein and Howard A. Silverstein Endowed Term Chair in Global Women’s Health, Associate Professor of Nursing; Associate Professor of OB/GYN, Perelman School of Medicine. 

 A description of the study is below:

Investigators are unsure of patients’ fundamental situational needs that serve as operational mechanisms through which social determinant of health (SDH) limit the self-care choices of patients with heart failure (HF). These mechanisms may be the pathway through which SDH lead to the unequal distribution and inequity in HF burden among disparate population groups. The purpose of this study is to understand the relationship between social determinants of health and HF self-care in hospitalized, community-dwelling patients with HF using a convergent mixed-methods design (large quantitative, small qualitative).