Completed Research Projects (2000-2013)
- Health-Promoting Self Care in People with Heart Failure, Funding NIH/NINR R03 (funded Aug 2005-July 2008): a randomized control study of a education/support intervention, delivered in the home setting for people living with heart failure. Includes health promotion, symptom management, medications, positive thinking, memory strategies, and when to seek help for symptoms. Research Team: Angela P. Clark, PI; Graham McDougall, PhD, RN, FAAN, Co-investigator; Consultants: Susan Bennett, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN; George Rogers, MD (Cardiologist). Research team: Ashley Davila, MSN, CNS; Carol Delville, MSN, CNS; Glenda Joiner, PhD, RN, CNS; Sheri Innerarity, PhD, RN, CNS, FNP; Marty Meraviglia, PhD, RN, CNS; Hsing-Mei Chen, MSN, doctoral student.
- Validation of Core Competencies for Clinical Nurse Specialists (National Survey N=505).
- Characteristics of Sleep Disorders in People Living with Heart Failure (Funded by TOBGIVE, Texas Organization of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education). Collaboration with Seton Medical Center Heart Failure Clinic and Texas Cardiovascular Consultants (TCC).
- Attitudes and Experiences of Healthcare Providers and Family Members. 2003-2006. Funding by the Strauss Distinguished Professorship in Pediatric Surgery, University of Texas, Health Science Center of Dallas /Children's Medical Center of Dallas. Research team includes: Janice Mangurten, PI, , Lori Mintle Vinson, Shari Scott, Jenny Sperry, Sue Scott, MD, Barry Hicks, MD, Lonnie Roy, PhD, Cathie Guzzetta, PhD, RN, Angela Clark, PhD, RN, Wayne Voelmeck, PhD, RN.
- Hartford Nurse Competence in Aging SNAP Grant, 2003-2005 (SNAP=Specialty Nursing Association Partners in Geriatrics), Awarded to the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Co-PIs: Dr. Angela Clark and Dr. Kathy Baldwin. Awarded by The Hartford Foundation/American Nurses Association/American Nurses Credentialing Center.
- Health Promotion in Heart Failure. Pilot study funding from the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPR), NIH/NINR Grant; June 2001-May 2002. Research team: A. Clark, PhD, RN, PI; Nell Gottlieb, PhD, Co-investigator; Carol Delville, and Dorothy Darby (graduate students).
- Broken Hearts: The Experience of Symptom Management in Heart Failure. Funded by the Dean's Faculty Research Award.2000-2002. Research team: A. Clark, Pl; Cheryl Windstein Hurtado and Sheena Carswell.
- Family Presence During Resuscitation/Invasive Procedures. 1997-2000. Funded by the Emergency Medicine Foundation/Emergency Nursing Foundation Team Grant, for a clinical study at Parkland Hospital Emergency Room, Dallas, Texas. Research team: T. Meyers, D. Eichhorn, C.Guzetta, A.Clark, J. Klein, E. Taliaferro, Amy Calvin.
Research and Scholarly Interests/Areas of Publications
- Heart failure
- Heart health and illness
- Outcomes from cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Acute care nursing interventions related to cardiopulmonary health and recovery, especially as related to oxygenation
- Prevention of adverse events in health care settings
- Diabetes care-acute care interventions and education for self-care
- Family presence during resuscitation and invasive procedures (Dr. Clark is a member of the Family Presence Parkland Study Research Team)
- Clinical Nurse Specialist practice and outcomes