Kathleen L Grady

Summary

Affiliation: Northwestern University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Predictors of quality of life at 1 month after implantation of a left ventricular assist device
    Kathleen L Grady
    Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Ill, USA
    Am J Crit Care 11:345-52. 2002
  2. pmc Age and gender differences and factors related to change in health-related quality of life from before to 6 months after left ventricular assist device implantation: Findings from Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support
    Kathleen L Grady
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois Electronic address
    J Heart Lung Transplant 35:777-88. 2016
  3. pmc Gender differences in appraisal of stress and coping 5 years after heart transplantation
    Kathleen L Grady
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA Electronic address
    Heart Lung 45:41-7. 2016
  4. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life in mechanical circulatory support: Development of a new conceptual model and items for self-administration
    Kathleen L Grady
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois Electronic address
    J Heart Lung Transplant 34:1292-304. 2015
  5. pmc Change in health-related quality of life from before to after destination therapy mechanical circulatory support is similar for older and younger patients: analyses from INTERMACS
    Kathleen L Grady
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois Electronic address
    J Heart Lung Transplant 34:213-21. 2015
  6. pmc Overall quality of life improves to similar levels after mechanical circulatory support regardless of severity of heart failure before implantation
    Kathleen L Grady
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois Electronic address
    J Heart Lung Transplant 33:412-21. 2014
  7. pmc Does self-management counseling in patients with heart failure improve quality of life? Findings from the Heart Failure Adherence and Retention Trial (HART)
    Kathleen L Grady
    Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Qual Life Res 23:31-8. 2014
  8. pmc Factors associated with stress and coping at 5 and 10 years after heart transplantation
    Kathleen L Grady
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611 3056, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 32:437-46. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Management of heart failure in older adults
    Kathleen L Grady
    Center for Heart Failure, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Chicago, IL 60611 3121, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 21:S10-4. 2006
  10. pmc Symptom frequency and distress from 5 to 10 years after heart transplantation
    Kathleen L Grady
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 28:759-68. 2009

Research Grants

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Publications43

  1. ncbi request reprint Predictors of quality of life at 1 month after implantation of a left ventricular assist device
    Kathleen L Grady
    Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Ill, USA
    Am J Crit Care 11:345-52. 2002
    ....
  2. pmc Age and gender differences and factors related to change in health-related quality of life from before to 6 months after left ventricular assist device implantation: Findings from Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support
    Kathleen L Grady
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois Electronic address
    J Heart Lung Transplant 35:777-88. 2016
    ..The purposes of our study were to describe HRQOL over time, by age and gender, and identify risk factors for poor HRQOL early after LVAD implant...
  3. pmc Gender differences in appraisal of stress and coping 5 years after heart transplantation
    Kathleen L Grady
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA Electronic address
    Heart Lung 45:41-7. 2016
    ..We examined whether gender differences exist regarding stress, symptom distress, coping, adherence, and social support 5 years after heart transplantation...
  4. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life in mechanical circulatory support: Development of a new conceptual model and items for self-administration
    Kathleen L Grady
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois Electronic address
    J Heart Lung Transplant 34:1292-304. 2015
    ..This report describes (1) a conceptual model of adjustment to MCS and HRQOL, (2) the development of a new set of items to assess adjustment and HRQOL, and (3) establishes content validity of the new model and items...
  5. pmc Change in health-related quality of life from before to after destination therapy mechanical circulatory support is similar for older and younger patients: analyses from INTERMACS
    Kathleen L Grady
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois Electronic address
    J Heart Lung Transplant 34:213-21. 2015
    ..We aimed to determine the change in HRQOL by age from before implant to 1 year after DT LVAD implant and identify factors associated with the change...
  6. pmc Overall quality of life improves to similar levels after mechanical circulatory support regardless of severity of heart failure before implantation
    Kathleen L Grady
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois Electronic address
    J Heart Lung Transplant 33:412-21. 2014
    ....
  7. pmc Does self-management counseling in patients with heart failure improve quality of life? Findings from the Heart Failure Adherence and Retention Trial (HART)
    Kathleen L Grady
    Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Qual Life Res 23:31-8. 2014
    ..The purpose of our study is to determine the effect of a self-management intervention on HRQOL domains across time, overall, and in prespecified demographic, clinical, and psychosocial subgroups of HF patients...
  8. pmc Factors associated with stress and coping at 5 and 10 years after heart transplantation
    Kathleen L Grady
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611 3056, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 32:437-46. 2013
    ..We also examined differences in coping styles by patient characteristics and factors associated with frequency and intensity of stress at 5 and 10 years after heart transplantation...
  9. ncbi request reprint Management of heart failure in older adults
    Kathleen L Grady
    Center for Heart Failure, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Chicago, IL 60611 3121, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 21:S10-4. 2006
    ..The purposes of this article are to (1) describe medication use and its associated challenges and (2) discuss hospitalization and outpatient management for older adults with heart failure with the goal of improving patient outcomes...
  10. pmc Symptom frequency and distress from 5 to 10 years after heart transplantation
    Kathleen L Grady
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 28:759-68. 2009
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Improvements in health-related quality of life before and after isolated cardiac operations
    Kathleen L Grady
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:777-83. 2011
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  12. doi request reprint Self-care and quality of life outcomes in heart failure patients
    Kathleen L Grady
    Center for Heart Failure, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chicago, IL 60611 3056, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 23:285-92. 2008
    ..Thus, self-care strategies to improve HF patient QOL need to be further tested, and the most efficacious strategies can subsequently provide the basis for changing clinical practice and improving patients' lives...
  13. pmc Patterns and predictors of physical functional disability at 5 to 10 years after heart transplantation
    Kathleen L Grady
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 26:1182-91. 2007
    ..Therefore, the purposes of this study were to describe physical functional disability over time and identify predictors of physical functional disability from 5 to 10 years after heart transplantation...
  14. pmc Patterns and predictors of quality of life at 5 to 10 years after heart transplantation
    Kathleen L Grady
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 26:535-43. 2007
    ..The purposes of our study were to describe QOL over time and identify predictors of QOL longitudinally from 5 to 10 years after heart transplantation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Physical functional outcomes after cardiothoracic transplantation
    Kathleen L Grady
    Center for Heart Failure, and Division of Cardiac Surgery, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Feinberg School of Medicine, 201 E Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 20:S43-50. 2005
    ..In addition, the literature on sexual function in cardiothoracic recipients is examined, the gaps in the literature are identified, and recommendations are given for future research...
  16. ncbi request reprint Predictors of quality of life at 5 to 6 years after heart transplantation
    Kathleen L Grady
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 24:1431-9. 2005
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  17. ncbi request reprint Post-operative obesity and cachexia are risk factors for morbidity and mortality after heart transplant: multi-institutional study of post-operative weight change
    Kathleen L Grady
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 24:1424-30. 2005
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal change in quality of life and impact on survival after left ventricular assist device implantation
    Kathleen L Grady
    Section of Cardiology, Rush Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612 3824, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1321-7. 2004
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Change in quality of life from before to after discharge following left ventricular assist device implantation
    Kathleen L Grady
    Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Professional Building II, Suite 439, 1725 West Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612 3824, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 22:322-33. 2003
    ..The purposes of this study are to describe change in QOL from before to after hospital discharge in LVAD patients and to determine whether being discharged with an LVAD predicts better QOL than being hospitalized with an LVAD...
  20. pmc Self-management counseling in patients with heart failure: the heart failure adherence and retention randomized behavioral trial
    Lynda H Powell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, 1700 W Van Buren St, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    JAMA 304:1331-8. 2010
    ..Motivating patients with heart failure to adhere to medical advice has not translated into clinical benefit, but past trials have had methodological limitations...
  21. ncbi request reprint Predictors of physical functional disability at 5 to 6 years after heart transplantation
    Kathleen L Grady
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 24:2279-85. 2005
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Change in quality of life from after left ventricular assist device implantation to after heart transplantation
    Kathleen L Grady
    Section of Cardiology, Rush Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612 3824, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 22:1254-67. 2003
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Functional status one year after heart transplant
    Anne Jalowiec
    Loyola University, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 27:24-32; discussion 33-4. 2007
    ..Although heart transplantation (HT) increases survival of heart failure patients, many patients still experience problems afterward that affect functioning...
  24. doi request reprint Demographic, psychosocial, and behavioral factors associated with survival after heart transplantation
    Steven A Farmer
    Center for Cardiovascular Innovation, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 95:876-83. 2013
    ..Heart transplantation requires substantial personal, financial, and psychosocial resources. Using an existing multisite data set, we examined predictors of mortality at 5 to 10 years after heart transplantation...
  25. ncbi request reprint Predictors of perceived coping effectiveness in patients awaiting a heart transplant
    Anne Jalowiec
    Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Nurs Res 56:260-8. 2007
    ..However, in previous research, factors that contribute to perceived coping effectiveness in HT candidates have not been identified...
  26. pmc Quality of life in a diverse population of patients with heart failure: BASELINE FINDINGS FROM THE HEART FAILURE ADHERENCE AND RETENTION TRIAL (HART)
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 29:171-8. 2009
    ..This report investigates the association of depression and social support in 2 subdomains of QOL, overall satisfaction with QOL (S-QOL) and limitations in physical functioning (PF-QOL) in a diverse group of HF patients...
  27. pmc The Heart Failure Adherence and Retention Trial (HART): design and rationale
    Lynda H Powell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am Heart J 156:452-60. 2008
    ..Drug therapies and lifestyle changes can reduce hospitalizations, but nonadherence is high, ranging from 30% to 80%. There is an urgent need to identify cost-effective ways to improve adherence and reduce hospitalizations...
  28. pmc Gender and age differences in symptom distress and functional disability one year after heart transplant surgery
    Anne Jalowiec
    School of Nursing, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Heart Lung 40:21-30. 2011
    ..Symptoms and functional status are major concerns for heart transplant (HT) recipients. The study objective was to examine gender and age differences in symptom distress and functional disability 1 year after HT surgery...
  29. ncbi request reprint Satisfaction with heart transplantation
    Anne Jalowiec
    Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Nurs 21:134-9. 2006
    ..Factors associated with a negative perception of having another HT were: poor coping ability, less life satisfaction, lower quality of life, being male, and being married...
  30. ncbi request reprint Elements of nonpharmacologic interventions that prevent progression of heart failure: a meta-analysis
    Andrea T Kozak
    Department of Preventive Medicine Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Congest Heart Fail 13:280-7. 2007
    ..Nonpharmacologic treatment featuring face-to-face contact is particularly effective in reducing HF hospitalization and all-cause mortality rates...
  31. pmc First-year clinical outcomes in gender-mismatched heart transplant recipients
    Anne Jalowiec
    School of Nursing, Loyola University of Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 27:519-27. 2012
    ..However, there is a paucity of literature on gender-mismatched outcomes in patients receiving an HT, and only a few outcomes have been investigated...
  32. pmc Predictors of rehospitalization time during the first year after heart transplant
    Anne Jalowiec
    Loyola University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Heart Lung 37:344-55. 2008
    ..Patient problems after heart transplant (HT) can lead to rehospitalization...
  33. doi request reprint Quality of life in adult survivors greater than 10 years after pediatric heart transplantation
    Rebecca A Petroski
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Children s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 28:661-6. 2009
    ..This study assessed quality of life (QOL) in adult survivors of pediatric heart transplantation who survived > or = 10 years after transplantation...
  34. ncbi request reprint Quality of life after heart transplantation: are things really better?
    Kathleen L Grady
    Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 18:129-35. 2003
    ..As changes in QOL outcomes and risks for poor QOL outcomes are identified, more intervention studies need to be developed to assist patients toward better QOL...
  35. doi request reprint Factors associated with work status at 5 and 10 years after heart transplantation
    Connie White-Williams
    University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Clin Transplant 25:E599-605. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine demographic and clinical characteristics of patients who were working and not working, and to identify factors associated with working patients at five and 10 yr post-HT...
  36. pmc Clinical outcomes in overweight heart transplant recipients
    Anne Jalowiec
    School of Nursing, Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA Electronic address
    Heart Lung 45:298-304. 2016
    ..Few studies have examined the impact of patient weight on heart transplant (HT) outcomes...
  37. ncbi request reprint Nontransplant surgical alternatives for heart failure
    Edwin C McGee
    Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern University s Feinberg School of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Galter 10 105, 201 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611 2908, USA
    Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 7:491-501. 2005
    ..In 2005, few patients are inoperable...
  38. pmc Visualization and dynamics of multidimensional health-related quality-of-life-adjusted overall survival: a new analytic approach
    Adin Cristian Andrei
    Bluhm Carrdiovascular Institute, Northwestern University, 676 N St Clair St, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL, USA
    Qual Life Res 23:1411-9. 2014
    ..Certain contradictory results involving patient health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) and overall survival (OS) have made a definitive and unified conclusion difficult...
  39. doi request reprint Comparison of glycemic and surgical outcomes after change in glycemic targets in cardiac surgery patients
    Irena Mulla
    Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
    Diabetes Care 37:2960-5. 2014
    ..To compare perioperative glycemic and long-term surgical outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery before and after the recommended 2009 changes in inpatient glycemic targets...
  40. pmc Development and validation of a computer adaptive test for measuring dyspnea in heart failure
    Bernice Ruo
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Card Fail 16:659-68. 2010
    ..Dyspnea is a common symptom among patients with heart failure. Currently, there is no standardized, rapid, precise method to assess dyspnea...
  41. ncbi request reprint State of the science for cardiovascular nursing outcomes: heart failure
    Christi Deaton
    School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 19:329-38. 2004
    ..Gaps in the literature are identified and recommendations for future research are provided...
  42. ncbi request reprint Report of the Psychosocial Outcomes Workgroup of the Nursing and Social Sciences Council of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation: present status of research on psychosocial outcomes in cardiothoracic transplantation: review and rec
    Sandra Cupples
    Heart Transplant Program, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC 20010, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 25:716-25. 2006
    ..Implementing these changes in research design and substantive focus will ensure that psychosocial outcomes research will have maximum impact on transplant recipients' clinical care...
  43. ncbi request reprint Development and evaluation of the "Advanced Heart Failure Clinical Competence Survey": a tool to assess knowledge of heart failure care and self-assessed competence
    Sarah J Goodlin
    Patient centered Education and Research, Salt Lake City, UT 84103, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 67:3-10. 2007
    ..We developed a tool to identify self-assessment of skills for advanced HF assessment and management and knowledge of HF care...

Research Grants1

  1. QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES >= 5 YRS POST HEART TRANSPLANT
    Kathleen Grady; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Health-Related Implications. These data will provide information regarding (1) long-term benefits versus risks of HT, (2) patients at risk for poor outcomes, (3) and targets for interventions to improve outcomes. ..