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Below is a list of rehabilitation nurse researchers who may be available for consultation with respect to general research proposal questions.

Joan P. Alverzo, PhD CRRN
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
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Research Focus: Orientation as an indicator of Level of Consciousness, Brain Injury Outcomes, Stroke Evidenced Based Practice, Rehabilitation Outcomes
Research Methods: Quantitative Measures and Survey

Carole Ann Bach, Ph.D., RN, CRRN
Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing, Cumberland University
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Research Focus: Rehabilitation needs of women with spinal cord injuries, SCI, perceived control of ADL, quality of life, chronic health conditions.
Research Methods: Qualitative research designs and methods.

Cynthia S. Jacelon, PhD RN CRRN
University of Massachusetts School of Nursing
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Research focus: My research focus is on promoting dignity, sense of control, and function in elders with chronic health problems.
Research methods: Qualitative methods and have expertise with instrument development.

Barbara Lutz, PhD, RN, CRRN, FAHA, FAAN
McNeill Distinguished Professor in Nursing
Research focus: My research has focused on meeting the needs of stroke patients and their caregivers as they transition through the continuum of care.
Research methods: My area of expertise is in qualitative research methods.

Linda L. Pierce, PhD RN CNS CRRN FAHA FAAN
University of Toledo College of Nursing
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Research focus: My program of research is focused on caregivers of persons with chronic conditions, e.g., stroke and dementia, caring, and Internet supportive interventions.
Research methods: My area of expertise is in qualitative and basic quantitative methods.

Kathleen J. Sawin, DNS CPNP FAAN
UW-Milwaukee/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
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Research Focus: Children, adolescents, young adults with chronic illness/disability. Women with disabilities, self-management, quality of life, psychosocial adaptation, secondary conditions. Specific conditions: (in children, adolescents and young adults) spina bifida (and to some extent SCI diabetes, epilepsy. Cancer)
Research Methods: Quantitative research design and instrument development. Some qualitative publications could consult generally but not on pros/cons of different designs.

Teresa L. Cervantez Thompson, PhD RN CRRN
Madonna University
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Research focus: My research has focused on caregivers of persons with stroke, Internet supportive interventions and rehabilitation nurses use of the rehabnurse listserv.
Research methods: My area of expertise is in qualitative methods (content analysis and ethnography).