Catherine A. Chesla

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Despite significant advances in diagnosis and treatment, the persistence of inadequate metabolic control continues. Poor glycemic control may be reflected by both the failure of diabetes self-management by patients as well as inadequate intervention strategies by clinicians. The purpose of this systematic review is to summarize existing knowledge regarding(More)
The purpose of this study was to further explicate the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition in the practice of critical care nursing. For this analysis data were used from a sample of 105 nurses practicing in the adult, pediatric, and newborn intensive care units of eight hospitals in three metropolitan areas. The data were composed of group interviews in(More)
This study examines how acculturation affects type 2 diabetes management and perceived health for Chinese American immigrants in the U.S. Acculturation experiences or cultural adaptation experiences affecting diabetes management and health were solicited from an informant group of immigrant patients and their spouses (N = 40) during group, couple and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the independent and cumulative contributions of diabetes and other life stresses on depression and anxiety in Latino and European-American (EA) patients with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 75 Latino and 113 EA patients with type 2 diabetes, recruited from managed care settings, were assessed regarding three groups(More)
Advances in diagnosis, medical management and surgical intervention have improved the longevity and quality of life for children with congenital heart disease. Despite this, research studies specifically examining the psychosocial concerns of adolescents and young adults with congenital heart disease are few. To explore the subjective experiences and(More)
Translating research into practice is a central priority in the National Institutes of Health Roadmap. Nurse scientists must reevaluate how proposed research fits within and contributes not only to the development of new knowledge, but to the translation of that knowledge to the care of diverse communities and populations. Key barriers to the translation of(More)
Nurses' discourse about knowing the patient emerged as a recurring theme in an interpretive phenomenological study of the development of expertise in critical care nursing. The purpose of this article is to present analyses related to the meaning of knowing the patient, and its role in everyday nursing practice. Informants in the study were 130 nurses who(More)
In this interpretive study, the authors aimed to describe family responses to type 2 diabetes in Chinese Americans as reported by persons with diabetes (PWD) and spouses. Twenty participants representing 16 families completed multiple group interviews. The authors elicited positive and difficult diabetes care narratives and conducted narrative and thematic(More)
OBJECTIVE Although Asians demonstrate elevated levels of type 2 diabetes, little attention has been directed to their unique cultural beliefs and practices regarding diabetes. We describe cultural and family challenges to illness management in foreign-born Chinese American patients with type 2 diabetes and their spouses. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This(More)
Chinese Americans demonstrate greater prevalence of diabetes than non-Hispanic whites and find standard diabetes care disregards their cultural health beliefs. Academic researchers and Chinatown agencies collaborated to culturally adapt and test an efficacious cognitive-behavioral intervention using community-based participatory research. Using a(More)