Kathleen A. O'Connell
B.S.N., Nursing, College of Mount St. Joseph-on-the-Ohio; M.A., Ph.D. Psychology, University of Kansas. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychology, Purdue University.
Smoking cessation, health behaviors, diabetes, nursing, reversal theory, theory of self-control strength.
O'Connell, K. A., Schwartz, J. E., Gerkovich, M. M., Bott, M. J., & Shiffman, S. (2004). Playful and Rebellious States Versus Negative Affect in Explaining the Occurrence of Temptations and Lapses During Smoking Cessation. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 6, 661-174.
O'Connell, K.A., Gerkovich, M. M., Bott, M. J., Cook, M. R., & Shiffman, S. (2002). The effect of anticipatory strategies on the first day of smoking cessation. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 16, 150-156.
O'Connell, K.A. (1991). Why rational people do irrational things: The theory of psychological reversals. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 29, 11-14.
O'Connell, K.A., Hamera, E.K., Schorfheide, A., & Guthrie, D. (l990). Symptom beliefs and actual blood glucose in Type II diabetes. Research in Nursing and Health, 13, 145-151. (Selected for an Editor's Citation by Behavioral Medicine Abstracts (1990) 11, 173).
O'Connell, K.A., Cook, M.R., Gerkovich, M.M., Potocky, M., & Swan, G.E., (l990). Reversal theory and smoking: A state-based approach to ex-smokers' highly tempting situations, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 58, 489-94.
HBSN 5005: Interdisciplinary theory in nursing
Prerequisites: HBSS 5110, HBSN 6503, HBSS 5040, or equivalents. Evaluation of utility of theories and models from nursing and related disciplines in posing research problems in nursing.
HBSN 5040: Research methods in health and behavior studies I
Introduction to research, study designs, and data collection methods in research in health and behavior studies, including nursing, nutrition, and health education with emphasis on reading and understanding research literature.
HBSS 5040: Research methods in health and behavior studies I
Introduction to research, study designs, and data collection methods in research in health and behavior studies, including nursing, nutrition, and health educa-tion with emphasis on reading and understanding research literature.
HBSN 5043: Research methods in health and behavior studies II
Prerequisites: HBSS 5040, HUDM 4122, or equivalents. Builds on introductory research methods course to enhance ability to design research, interpret findings and statistical analyses, and critique research reports.
HBSS 5110: Determinants of health behavior
Theory-based analysis of the cultural, social-psychological, and social-structural determinants of health-related behaviors; implications for planned change at individual, small-group, and community levels.
HBSS 6145: Health psychology
Topics include social learning theory, attribution, and attitudes as they apply to health promotion, disease prevention, reactions to illness, and adherence to treatment regimens.
HBSN 6500: Research grant writing for health and behavior studies
Techniques of research grant preparation with emphasis on National Institutes of Health grants will be covered. Students will prepare an actual grant. In addition, funding agencies, the budgeting process, building research teams, the review process, responding to reviewers, and resubmitting grants will be covered.
HBSN 6501: Seminar in professional nursing
Examination of selected professional nursing problems or domains.
HBSN 6540: Seminar on dissertation design development
Permission required. Prerequisites: HBSN 5043, HBSN 6503, HBSN 5005, statistics, and certification. Required of all doctoral candidates. Group critique of dissertation proposals; focus on beginning- to intermediate- level aspects of analysis of theory and research design. This course may be repeated as often as necessary until the student is ready for the departmental examination. Once HBSN 6540 is taken, continuous fall/spring enrollment in the course is required until the semester during which the departmental examination is held.
HBSN 6541: Advanced seminar on dissertation design development
Prerequisite: HBSN 6540 and certification. Focus on advanced aspects of research design and method.