Three Win Awards for Research

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The HFSA Nursing Investigator Award was established in 2001 to foster nursing research that improves the management and care of patients with heart failure.  The submissions were judged on scientific merit, originality, relevance to heart failure patients, and potential for generating further research.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 14, 2004) -- Three of four award winners at the Heart Failure Society of America’s Nursing Research Competition were from the University of Kentucky’s Research and interventions for Cardiovascular Health (RICH) heart program in the College of Nursing.  

The Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) presented Nursing Investigator Awards to doctoral candidate, Brooke Bentley; assistant professor, Misook Chung; and doctoral candidate, Marla De Jong.  They presented their research recently at the 8th annual meeting of the HFSA in Toronto, Canada. 

Bentley presented qualitative research titled “The Hidden Reason for Patients’ Nonadherence to Low Sodium Diet Recommendation.”  The title of Chung’s presentation was “Women Are More Adherent to Low Sodium Diet Recommendations Than Men.” De Jong presented “Anxiety, Depression, and Functional Status Are the Best Predictors of Health Status in Patients with Heart Failure.”

The HFSA Nursing Investigator Award was established in 2001 to foster nursing research that improves the management and care of patients with heart failure.  The submissions were judged on scientific merit, originality, relevance to heart failure patients, and potential for generating further research.  Recipients also received a monetary award.  Their abstracts were published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure.


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