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Alison Hester Edie

Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
Duke Box 3322, 307 Trent Dr., Durham, NC 27710
307 Trent Drive Duson, DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Publications


Quality improvement project to increase screening and referral for biologic therapy for patients with uncontrolled asthma.

Journal Article The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma · December 2022 BackgroundAsthma is a treatable chronic disease of airway inflammation with varying levels of control and severity. Biological therapy is an effective evidence-based treatment for patients with allergic and eosinophilic phenotypes of asthma who ar ... Full text Cite

Addressing Nursing Scholarship: A Framework for Currency and Number of References.

Journal Article The Canadian journal of nursing research = Revue canadienne de recherche en sciences infirmieres · March 2022 BackgroundTimeliness and number of references in written work is often a topic of controversy. Decisions about choice of references become complex when there is little recent published information or a great deal of important historical work on a ... Full text Cite

Launching the Reduction of Peripartum Racial/Ethnic Disparities Bundle: A Quality Improvement Project.

Journal Article Journal of midwifery & women's health · July 2021 IntroductionHealth care organizations have a responsibility to reduce racial and ethnic perinatal health disparities. In the United States, Black women experience the worst perinatal outcomes. The process for successfully addressing this problem i ... Full text Cite

Integrity of Databases for Literature Searches in Nursing: Avoiding Predatory Journals.

Journal Article ANS. Advances in nursing science · April 2021 The quality of literature used as the foundation to any research or scholarly project is critical. The purpose of this study was to analyze the extent to which predatory nursing journals were included in credible databases, MEDLINE, Cumulative Index to Nur ... Full text Cite

Course on Gender and Women's Health for Nurse Practitioner Students

Journal Article Journal for Nurse Practitioners · July 1, 2020 A women's health nurse practitioner (WHNP) provides comprehensive care to women from menarche through senescence. Nurse practitioner curriculum prepares competent WHNPs by integrating both practice and clinical knowledge in the context of women's values. W ... Full text Cite

A bibliometric analysis of articles identified by editors as representing excellence in nursing publication: Replication and extension.

Journal Article Journal of advanced nursing · May 2020 AimsTo analyse subsequent citations of 91 articles identified by editors as reflecting excellence in nursing literature and in a companion dataset of 82 other articles from the same journals; and to compare the concepts of reach, persistence, and ... Full text Cite

Analysis of Citation Patterns and Impact of Predatory Sources in the Nursing Literature.

Journal Article Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing · May 2020 PurposeThis study was undertaken to learn how predatory journal articles were cited in articles published in legitimate (nonpredatory) nursing journals. The extent of citation and citation patterns were studied.DesignA two-phase approach ... Full text Cite

Long-acting reversible contraception: Assessment of knowledge and interest among college females.

Journal Article Journal of American college health : J of ACH · October 2019 Objective: To implement the Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Quality Improvement (LARC QI) project using evidence-based contraceptive counseling techniques to improve knowledge and intent to use among college females. Participants: The pr ... Full text Cite

Avoiding predatory journals: Quick peer review processes too good to be true.

Journal Article Nurs Forum · July 2019 PROBLEM: Nursing is experiencing the growth of predatory journals with questionable peer review processes. These journals publish submissions quickly and do not enhance the authors' reputation and scholarship of nursing. METHODS: A qualitative, descriptive ... Full text Link to item Cite

Incorporating Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Pediatric Primary Care

Journal Article Journal for Nurse Practitioners · April 1, 2019 Female adolescents in the United States are at high risk for adverse sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes. Few pediatric primary care practices offer contraceptive and gynecological services, presenting a gap in care. The purpose of this project w ... Full text Cite

Citations of articles in predatory nursing journals.

Journal Article Nurs Outlook · 2019 BACKGROUND: Nursing journals from predatory publication outlets may look authentic and seem to be a credible source of information. However, further inspection may reveal otherwise. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyze publication and dissemin ... Full text Link to item Cite

A bibliometric analysis of 81 articles that represent excellence in nursing publication.

Journal Article Journal of advanced nursing · December 2018 AimTo analyze publication patterns of 81 articles included in a "virtual journal."BackgroundFrom May-July 2017, editors submitted articles from their journals representing distinction in nursing research, education, or practice. Brief res ... Full text Cite

Quality of articles published in predatory nursing journals.

Journal Article Nurs Outlook · 2018 BACKGROUND: Predatory journals exist in nursing and lack the safeguards of traditional publishing practices. PURPOSE: To examine the quality of articles published in predatory nursing journals. METHOD: Randomly selected articles (n = 358) were reviewed for ... Full text Link to item Cite

Study of Predatory Open Access Nursing Journals.

Journal Article J Nurs Scholarsh · November 2016 PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify predatory journals in nursing, describe their characteristics and editorial standards, and document experiences of authors, peer reviewers, and editors affiliated with these journals. DESIGN: Using two sou ... Full text Link to item Cite

A Peer-led Diabetes Education Program in a Homeless Community to Improve Diabetes Knowledge and Empowerment.

Journal Article Journal of community health nursing · April 2016 Peer-led diabetes education has been shown to be as effective, or more effective, than traditional education in improving glycemic control and diabetes self-care measures. A 4-week peer-led diabetes education program was conducted in a homeless community i ... Full text Cite

Increasing Primary Care Access Close to Home for Residents of Remote Communities in Northern Alberta.

Journal Article Healthcare quarterly (Toronto, Ont.) · January 2016 Residents of Canada's rural and remote communities know the challenges associated with accessing consistent healthcare. Alberta Health Services uses telehealth technology to minimize travel for rural and remote residents who require follow-up with speciali ... Full text Cite

Twenty-five years of the americans with disabilities act

Journal Article Creative Nursing · January 1, 2016 The 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disability Act invites reflection on the significance of this legislation for people with disabilities. Nurses need to consider the impact of this legislation on the health of people with disabilities, the role nu ... Full text Cite

Effects of nurse-managed protocols in the outpatient management of adults with chronic conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Ann Intern Med · July 15, 2014 BACKGROUND: Changes in federal health policy are providing more access to medical care for persons with chronic disease. Providing quality care may require a team approach, which the American College of Physicians calls the "medical home." One new model ma ... Full text Link to item Cite