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Eileen Kintner, PhD, RN, FAAN | Associate Professor

Eileen Kintner

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Phone: 512 471-2847 | 512 232-4722
Fax: 512 475 8755

Office: NUR 4.132 | NUR 3.446
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
1710 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701

Dr. Kintner combines qualitative and quantitative research methods, from a life-span development perspective, to increase understanding of the cognitive, behavioral, and psychosocial issues that impact condition severity, quality of life, and use of healthcare services of older school-age children, adolescents, and young adults living with chronic, life-threatening, and terminal conditions.

Although philosophically Dr. Kintner view's herself as a qualitative researcher, the focus of her pre-doctoral training at the University of Arizona was measurement and instrumentation and the focus of her two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan was advanced statistical analysis (structural equation modeling) and intervention-level research.

Dr. Kintner developed, empirically evaluated, and refined the “Adolescent Acceptance of Asthma Model” (AAM). Two qualitative investigations served as the basis for model generation and four quantitative studies served as the basis for the development and testing of the psychometric properties of eight instruments to measure concepts and to determine relationships among the concepts contained in the model.

After completing student, parent, and school personnel needs assessments, and two preliminary pilot intervention studies, Dr. Kintner served as PI of a two-year, NIH-funded R21, intervention-level study designed to evaluate feasibility, benefits, and preliminary efficacy of an innovative school-based academic and counseling program for diverse fifth grade students with asthma and their family caregivers entitled “Staying Healthy-Asthma Responsible & Prepared” (SHARP).

Dr. Kintner currently serves as PI of a five-year, NIH-funded RO1, multi-site, Phase III, randomized control trial entitled “Comparison of Asthma Programs for Schools” (CAPS). The purpose of this study is to evaluate efficacy and impact of a developmentally-appropriate, school-based academic and counseling health education program for diverse fifth grade students with asthma (SHARP) compared to a low-dose control, well-established, non-academic program (OAS). Findings of the CAPS study will guide development of a subsequent translation-level project.

Ongoing Research

  • CHPR EP-EG 2013 – 2014
    St. David’s Center for Health Promotion & Disease prevention Research in Underserved Populations.
    Efficacy of the Spanish-English Bilingual Staying Health-Asthma Responsible & Prepared™ (SHARP) Program for Spanish-fluent Students with Asthma (Interdisciplinary, Randomized Clinical Trial)
    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the benefits and efficacy of the academic and counseling asthma health education program for Spanish-fluent grade 4-5 students with asthma delivered during afterschool instructional time on cognitive outcomes of asthma knowledge and reasoning about asthma management.
  • 1R01NR010544 Kintner (PI) 2008 – 2014
    National Institute of Health: National Institute of Nursing Research (Primary), National Heart Lung & Blood Institute, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, and National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (Dual)
    Comparison of Asthma Programs for Schools (CAPS) (Interdisciplinary, Level III Clinical Trial)
    The purpose of this study is to evaluate effectiveness and impact of the academic and counseling asthma education program, Staying Healthy-Asthma Responsible & Prepared™ (SHARP™) compared to a low dose control non-academic program Open Airways for Schools (OAS) in improving cognitive, behavior, and psychosocial outcomes; decreasing severity of illness; improving quality of life; and decreasing use of healthcare services and school absenteeism.

Completed Research

  • 1R21NR009517 Kintner (PI) 2005 – 2007
    National Institute of Health: National Institute of Nursing Research (Primary), National Heart Lung & Blood Institute, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, and National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (Dual)
    Staying Healthy – Asthma Responsible and Prepared (Interdisciplinary, Level II Clinical Trial)
    The purpose of this study was to evaluate feasibility, benefits, and efficacy of a school-based academic and counseling program to address the cognitive, behavioral, and psychosocial needs of older school age children with asthma and their caregivers.
  • 1R01NR008583 Haase (PI) 2005 – 2007
    National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH
    Children’s Oncology Group ANURO0631 2006 – 2007
    Comparison of Music DVD and Books-on-Tape Interventions for Adolescent/Young Adults Resilience during Stem Cell Transplant (Multi-Site, Interdisciplinary, Clinical Trial)
    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a therapeutic music video (TMV) intervention to increase positive coping and decrease illness-related distress, with the longer-range goal to increase resilience and quality of life in adolescents and young adults undergoing stem cell transplant.
    Role: Site Principal Investigator
  • Gaskamp, C., & Kintner, E. (2014). Development, evaluation, and use of a peer evaluation form for online teaching. Nurse Educator, 39(1), 22-25.
  • Haase, J. E., Robb, S. L., Burns, D. S., …Kintner, E. K., Haight, A. E., Wall, D. A. (2014). Randomized clinical trial of therapeutic music video intervention for resilience outcomes in adolescents/young adults undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant: A report from the Children’s Oncology Group (CNCR-13-1033.R1). Cancer.
  • Haase, J. E., Robb, S., Kintner, E. K., Burns, D. S., & Monahan, P. O., Stump, T. E., Phillips-Salimi, C., Stegenga, K. A., & Haut, P. R. (2014). The resilience in illness model (RIM) part 2: Confirmatory evaluation in adolescents and young adults with cancer. Cancer Nursing.
  • Kintner, E. K., Cook, G. D., Hull, L., & Meeder, L. (2013). Development and evaluation of an instrument to measure reasoning about managing asthma in older school-age children and adolescents. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 21(3), 360-377.
  • Haase, J. E., Kintner, E. K., & Monahan, P. O. (March 2013). The resilience in illness model (RIM) part 1: Exploratory evaluation in adolescents and young adults with cancer. Cancer Nursing, 00(0), 1-12. Published Ahead of Print. PMID: 23519028, doi: 10.1097/NCC.0b013e31828941bb.
  • Kintner, E. K., Cook, G. D., & Lewis, K. (2012). Feasibility and benefits of a school-based academic and counseling program for older school-age students with asthma. Research in Nursing and Allied Health, 35(5), 507-517. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/nur.21490.
  • Kintner, E. K. & Sikorskii, A. (2009). Randomized clinical trial of a school-based academic and counseling program for older school-age students with asthma. Nursing Research, 58(5), 321-331. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0b013e3181b4b60e.
  • Kintner, E.K. & Sikorskii, A (2008). Reliability and construct validity of the Participation in Life Activities scale for children and adolescents with asthma: an instrument evaluation study. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 6(43), 1-10.
  • Kintner, E.K. (2008). Development and preliminary evaluation of the Participation in Life Activities Scale for children and adolescents with asthma: an instrument development study. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 6(37), 1-11.
  • Kintner, E.K. (2007) Testing the Acceptance of Asthma Model with children and adolescents. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 29(4), 410-431.
  • Phillips, C, Haase, J.E., Kintner, E.K., Monahan, P., Azzouz, F. (2007). Measurement of hope in adolescents and young adults with cancer. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 15(1), 4-23.
  • Kintner, E.K. (2004). Lack in relationship between acceptance and knowledge of asthma in school-aged children and early adolescents. Journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses, 9(1), 5-14.
  • Guthrie, B.J., Hoey, E., Ravoira, L. & Kintner, E. (2002). Girls in the juvenile justice system: Leave no girls' health unadressed. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 17(6), 414-423.
  • Guthrie, B.J., Young, A., Boyd, C., & Kintner, E. (2002). Ebb and flow of navigating adolescence: Predictors of daily hassles among African American adolescent girls. Journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses, 7(4), 143-152.
  • Guthrie, B.J., Young, A., Boyd, C., & Kintner, E. (2002). Ebb and flow of navigating adolescence: Predictors of daily hassles among African American adolescent girls. Journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses, 7(4), 143-152.
  • Guthrie, B.J., Young, A., Williams, D.R., Boyd, C., & Kintner, E. (2002). African American girls’ smoking habits and day-to-day experiences with discrimination. Nursing Research, 51(3) 183-190.
  • Guthrie, B.J., Young, A., Boyd, C.J., & Kintner, E.K. (2001). Dealing with daily hassles: Smoking and African American adolescent females. Journal of Adolescent Health, 29, 109-115.
  • Kintner, E.K. (1997) Adolescent process of coming to accept asthma: A phenomenological study. Journal of Asthma, 34(6), 547-561.