Suzanne S Dickerson
Affiliation: University at Buffalo
- Development and usability testing of a self-management intervention to support individuals with obstructive sleep apnea in accommodating to CPAP treatmentSuzanne S Dickerson
University at Buffalo, School of Nursing, 105 Wende Hall, 3435 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, USA
Heart Lung 42:346-52. 2013..Development and usability testing of a self-management intervention to promote CPAP adherence...
- The experience of a diagnosis of advanced lung cancer: sleep is not a priority when living my lifeSuzanne S Dickerson
School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, New York, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 39:492-9. 2012..To describe common practices and shared meanings of sleep-wake disturbances in individuals with newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) before treatment and evaluate their preexisting sleep disturbances...
- Native American graduate nursing students' learning experiencesS S Dickerson
School of Nursing, State University of New York, School of Nursing, Buffalo 14214, USA
J Nurs Scholarsh 32:189-96. 2000..To identify learning experiences of Native American graduate nursing students in a university-based nurse practitioner program...
- Women's use of the Internet: what nurses need to knowSuzanne S Dickerson
School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 14214 3079, USA
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 35:151-6. 2006..Nurses and patients must have a mutually respectful open dialogue to develop individualized appropriate plans of care, and nurses should recognize that women who do not have Internet access may have different learning needs...
- Seeking and managing hope: patients' experiences using the Internet for cancer careSuzanne S Dickerson
School of Nursing at the University at Buffalo in the State University of New York, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 33:E8-17. 2006..To describe the experiences of patients with cancer using the Internet for information and support to manage the self-care aspects of illness and treatment, including symptom management...
- CPAP devices: encouraging patients with sleep apneaSuzanne Steffan Dickerson
State University of New York, Buffalo School of Nursing, 14214 3079, USA
Rehabil Nurs 31:114-22. 2006..Healthcare providers could recommend support groups on CPAP use while nurses guide discussion, provide technical information, and promote empowerment...
- A CNS-facilitated ICD support group: a clinical project evaluationSuzanne S Dickerson
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 3435 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, USA
Clin Nurse Spec 20:146-53. 2006..in the quality of life index (QLI) of individuals with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator who attended the CNS-facilitated support group and those who did not? (3) What demographic and clinical factors are related to QLI?..
- Factors related to quality-of-life pattern changes in recipients of implantable defibrillatorsSuzanne S Dickerson
School of Nursing, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York14214, USA
Heart Lung 39:466-76. 2010..This study examined longitudinal changes in patterns of quality-of-life (QOL) scores in the first 3 months after an implant, and determined what variables tested as predictors of patterns...
- Giving voice to registered nurses' decisions to workSuzanne S Dickerson
School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA
Nurs Forum 42:132-42. 2007..With this insight, RNs may consider decisions about their work throughout their job trajectories that may foster a more fulfilling nursing career...
- Cancer as a problem to be solved: internet use and provider communication by men with cancerSuzanne S Dickerson
School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214 8010, USA
Comput Inform Nurs 29:388-95. 2011..Men with cancer are incorporating Internet use into their cancer journey. They perceive changing provider-patient relationships when they participate in treatment decisions and monitor for reoccurrence...
- Out of necessity: oncology nurses' experiences integrating the internet into practiceSuzanne S Dickerson
School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 32:355-62. 2005..To understand the experiences of oncology nurses who use the Internet in their practice when their patients use the Internet for cancer care...
- Internet users becoming immersed in the virtual world. Implications for nursesSuzanne Steffan Dickerson
Department of Nursing, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 914 Kimball Tower, 3435 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
Comput Inform Nurs 21:300-8. 2003..Nurses who plan Internet-based interventions need to understand the appeal of this medium as well as the limitations and barriers to use...
- Gender differences in stories of everyday Internet useSuzanne Steffan Dickerson
University of Buffalo, State University of New York, 914 Kimball Tower, 3435 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214 3079, USA
Health Care Women Int 24:434-51. 2003..We can use this information to inform nurses of the gender values that are reflected in Internet usage to increase their understanding of the potential gender stereotyping practices that occur on a medium that is theoretically bias-free...
- The meaning of communication: experiences with augmentative communication devicesSuzanne Steffan Dickerson
University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA
Rehabil Nurs 27:215-20. 2002..Nurses gaining this understanding may facilitate integration of AAC systems and the development of patient/nurse communication partnerships...
- Bang the gavel: using a mock trial debate to teach healthcare delivery perspectivesSuzanne Steffan Dickerson
School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 14214, USA
Nurse Educ 27:197-8. 2002
- Guidelines for evaluating tools for clinical decision makingS S Dickerson
School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA
Nurse Educ 26:215-20. 2001..Two examples are presented: evaluating clinical pathways in a case management project and evaluating algorithm (practice guideline) outcome data from a prenatal population case study from a local health maintenance organization...
- Life changes in individuals diagnosed with sleep apnea while accommodating to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devicesSuzanne S Dickerson
University of Buffalo, School of Nursing, NY 14214, USA
Rehabil Nurs 32:241-50. 2007..The implications are that rehabilitation nurses should understand the difficulties with CPAP compliance so that they may assist patients with device issues and offer encouragement...
- Effects of a 6-week walking program on Taiwanese women newly diagnosed with early-stage breast cancerYa Jung Wang
School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, USA
Cancer Nurs 34:E1-13. 2011..Therefore, it is important to further study the effect of an exercise program for Taiwanese women with breast cancer...
- Surviving the wait: defining support while awaiting breast cancer surgerySuzanne S Dickerson
The State University of New York School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, New York, USA
J Adv Nurs 67:1468-79. 2011..This paper is a report of a descriptive study of the common meanings, shared experiences and practices of social support of women within the days between breast cancer diagnosis and treatment initiation...
- The diagnosis of breast cancer: transition from health to illnessMarcia M Boehmke
School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 33:1121-7. 2006..To gain a better understanding of the common meanings and shared experiences that women encounter after a diagnosis of breast cancer...
- Arab American women's lived experience with early-stage breast cancer diagnosis and surgical treatmentRana Fakhri Obeidat
School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14214 3079, USA
Cancer Nurs 35:302-11. 2012..Currently, limited literature addresses Arab American women's responses to the impact of breast cancer and its treatments...
- Symptom, symptom experiences, and symptom distress encountered by women with breast cancer undergoing current treatment modalitiesMarcia M Boehmke
School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, 905 Kimball Tower, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
Cancer Nurs 28:382-9. 2005..This in turn would allow women to anticipate symptoms, employ management strategies, and empower them to improve their cancer experience...
- Learning about a twist in the road: perspectives of at-risk relatives learning of potential for cancerCheryl B Crotser
Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 37:723-33. 2010..To describe the experiences of women who accessed the Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) Web site after learning of a family BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation...
- Feasibility Testing of a Self-Management Program Book to Improve Adherence to PAP in Persons Newly Diagnosed With Sleep ApneaSuzanne S Dickerson
a School of Nursing, The State University of New York, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
Behav Sleep Med . 2016..To obtain feasibility data on a self-management program to improve adherence with positive airway pressure (PAP) in individuals with newly diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea...
- Jordanian patients' and caregivers' use of the internet for seeking health informationLaila M Akhu-Zaheya
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Comput Inform Nurs 27:184-91. 2009..2%) did not seek health information from any sources. The results of the survey provide insight into the need to study information-seeking behavior in general before studying specific technology to seek health information...
- Exploring common meanings of social support as experienced by Jordanian women with breast cancerNesreen M Alqaissi
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
Cancer Nurs 33:353-61. 2010..Research addressing social support among women diagnosed with breast cancer has been explored in several Western cultures, but there is a lack of such research in Jordanian women diagnosed with breast cancer...
- Experiences of Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer: Being Resigned to Sleep-Wake Disturbances While Maintaining Hope for Optimal Treatment OutcomesSuzanne S Dickerson
Author Affiliations School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York Drs Dickerson and Dean and Mss Abbu Sabbah and Gothard VA Western New York Health System Dr Steinbrenner and Ms Zeigler and Department of Medicine at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and School of Medicine, Buffalo, New York, and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York Dr Chen
Cancer Nurs 38:358-65. 2015..Sleep-wake disturbances are prevalent in patients with lung cancer yet are infrequently studied over time. This article reports on the qualitative results of a mixed-methods study of newly diagnosed patients' narratives over 6 months...
- Engaging in medical vigilance: understanding the personal meaning of breast surveillanceMeghan L Underhill
Phyllis F Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 38:686-94. 2011..To explore how women with a hereditary risk of breast cancer experience living with and managing that risk through surveillance...
- Sleep, mood, and quality of life in patients receiving treatment for lung cancerGrace E Dean
School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, State Univerity of New York
Oncol Nurs Forum 40:441-51. 2013..To distinguish relationships among subjective and objective characteristics of sleep, mood, and quality of life (QOL) in patients receiving treatment for lung cancer...
- Technology--patient interactions: Internet use for gaining a healthy context for living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillatorSuzanne Steffan Dickerson
University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, USA
Heart Lung 34:157-68. 2005..The purpose of this study was to understand the practical knowledge gained from Internet use by implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) recipients through hermeneutic interpretation of narrative stories...
- The internet as a catalyst for shifting power in provider-patient relationshipsSuzanne Steffan Dickerson
University at Buffalo SUNY, NY, USA
Nurs Outlook 50:195-203. 2002..In addition, we analyze constraints on Internet use that affect oppressed groups and offer ideas to eliminate oppressive ideology and foster social change. Future initiatives that support change are discussed...
- Nursing at ground zero: experiences during and after September 11 World Trade Center attackSuzanne Steffan Dickerson
University at Buffalo SUNY, Buffalo, New York, USA
J N Y State Nurses Assoc 33:26-32. 2002..The constitutive pattern is that nursing enables a humanitarian disaster response...
- Redefining life while forestalling death: living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator after a sudden cardiac death experienceSuzanne Steffan Dickerson
University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA
Qual Health Res 12:360-72. 2002..The constitutive pattern was redefining life while forestalling death...