Kathleen L. PatuskyKathleen L. Patusky MA, PhD, RN, CNS
Associate Professor
patuskkl@sn.rutgers.edu
678-296-5244

Biosketch

Education/Training

University of Connecticut         
Storrs, CT                
BS     1971         
Nursing

National University                   
Vista, CA                  
MA    1981         
Counseling

U.S.International University    
San Diego, CA                   
1983-4     
General Psychology

University of Michigan             
Ann Arbor, MI         
PhD   1999
Nursing/Lifespan 
Developmental Psychology


Research

2012     
Women Living with HIV/AIDS: Revisiting the Third Wave

2007      
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Foundation Grant: Self Care Management of Psychiatric Disorders: A Systematic Review. $19,502.

Continued interest in the Theory of Human Relatedness and its instruments development; self care management of depression; geropsychiatry; investigation of TRIAD – the co-occurrence of medical, psychiatric, and neurological disorders; application of reciprocity as a construct in interpersonal violence

Past Research Studies

2004      
Georgia State University: Teaching Relatedness to Undergraduate Student Nurses, $9,000.

2001      
Wayne State University: Psychometric Analysis of Relatedness Instruments, $17,000.

1998      
Oregon Health Sciences University, Co-Investigator: Fatigue/Relatedness Themes Expressed by Tired Women, $3000.

Past Research Experience

2004-2006                  
Teaching Relatedness to Undergraduate Student Nurses. Intervention study, comparing traditional and accelerated undergraduate student nurses before and after instruction in the Theory of Human Relatedness and its application in the nurse-patient relationship as well as collegial relationships. Recognized by Georgia State University President’s Office via inclusion on annual Board of Regents calendar, representing research being conducted at the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Sciences.

2001-2002
Wayne State University Summer Grant and College of Nursing Summer Grant: Psychometric Analysis of Relatedness Instruments.  Psychometric analysis of reciprocity instrument developed by researcher, along with sense of belonging
instrument as measures of interpersonal relatedness.

1998-1999
Faculty Intramural Research Award, Oregon Health Sciences University (co-investigator with L. Dzurec): Fatigue/Relatedness Themes Expressed by Tired Women.  Hermeneutic study of the relatedness themes described by women reporting high levels of fatigue.

1996-1999           
Doctoral dissertation: Event-Generated Dependence and its Psychological Sequelae in Older Adults.  A prospective, longitudinal study using panel time series data, with descriptive and comparative, correlational, time series and regression analyses, comparing respondents receiving and not receiving home health care.  Factor analysis and construct validity testing of the Interpersonal Reciprocity Scale.

1995-1996                           
Dissertation preparation.  Item development, data collection and analysis of the Interpersonal Reciprocity Scale.

1993-1996
Individual National Research Service Award: Bias Testing of the Sense of Belonging Scale.  Secondary analysis of instrument development data including item response differences, reliability, and construct validity, comparing Black versus White respondents.

1993-1995                           
Relatedness instrument development project.  Assisted with item development, data collection and analysis of the Sense of Belonging Instrument (with B. Hagerty).

1991-1992                           
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Rho Chapter Small Grant: A Study of Relatedness in Nondepressed Elderly.  Focus group facilitation.  Phenomenological analysis of focus group responses descriptive of relatedness experiences in older adults.

1989-1993                           
Relatedness research project.  Participated in theory development involving integrative literature review, focus group facilitation, phenomenological analysis of focus group data regarding relatedness experiences of adults (with B. Hagerty and J. Lynch-Sauer).


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