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Eleanor Stevenson

Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing

Selected Publications


Expansion of the Fertility Preservation Program to All Newly Diagnosed Prepubertal Patients with Cancer at a Pediatric Hospital.

Conference Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing · March 2024 Background: As the majority of pediatric patients with cancer survive their disease, generating a population of over 500,000 childhood cancer survivors in the United States, it is imperative to minimize the lifelong consequences of treatment, which ... Full text Cite

Implementing a clinical checklist for pregnant patients with opioid use disorder.

Journal Article Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners · January 2024 BackgroundOpioid use disorder (OUD) has been increasing in pregnant patients over the past two decades. Best practice guidelines that are available for these patients, must now be implemented by health care teams. Clinical checklists have been use ... Full text Cite

Improved Screening for Depression in Patients Initiating Fertility Treatment

Journal Article Nursing for Women's Health · January 1, 2024 Objective: To improve screening for depression in patients who are initiating fertility treatment at a reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) center by screening all patients at their initial visit using the Patient Health Questionnaire–9 (PHQ-9) ... Full text Cite

Reproductive endocrinology and infertility nurse online orientation program evaluation: a quality improvement initiative.

Journal Article F&S reports · December 2023 ObjectiveTo evaluate the effectiveness of a novel online orientation program (Nurses in REI Communication, Knowledge, and Skills [NRCKS]) among new and early-career reproductive endocrinology nurses to make recommendations for program quality impr ... Full text Cite

Fertility Planning Is More Critical Now Than Ever

Journal Article Nursing for Women's Health · December 1, 2023 Comprehensive fertility care has been reduced in many parts of the United States following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June 2022 in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case, which eliminated the constitutional right to abortion. Because ... Full text Cite

Infertility and treatment-seeking practices among females and males with sickle cell disease in the Sickle Cell Disease Implementation Consortium registry.

Journal Article Pediatr Blood Cancer · July 2023 OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of infertility and infertility treatment seeking among people enrolled in the Sickle Cell Disease Implementation Consortium (SCDIC) registry and identify sociodemographic and clinical correlates of infertility. DESIGN: ... Full text Link to item Cite

Qualitative Analysis of Men's Involvement in Family Planning in The Philippines: An Ecological Assessment.

Journal Article American journal of men's health · July 2023 While family planning (FP) programs have the capacity to empower women, support gender equality, and reduce poverty, male involvement is an influential factor for the uptake of FP that has been lacking. In the past decade, there have been more progressive ... Full text Cite

Incorporating a Patient Education Video With Provider Consultation to Improve Patient Satisfaction and Reduce Consultation Time Among New Patients Seeking Cosmetic Injections.

Journal Article Plastic and aesthetic nursing · April 2023 The field of aesthetics is expanding more rapidly than ever before, bringing with it an influx of new-to-aesthetics patients who lack industry knowledge. We investigated ways to bridge this gap in knowledge and provide patients with important procedural in ... Full text Cite

Understanding the Effects of Disordered Eating on Fertility and Fertility Outcomes.

Journal Article Nursing for women's health · October 2022 Disordered eating and subthreshold eating disorders can affect fertility. A negative cumulative energy balance that occurs through inadequate nutrition and excessive exercise is often found in individuals engaging in disordered eating behaviors; these disr ... Full text Cite

Evaluating the Implementation of the Online HUG Your Baby Course "Roadmap to Breastfeeding Success" for Nevada WIC Professionals.

Journal Article The Journal of perinatal education · July 2022 Lack of knowledge on the impact of infant development and behavior on breastfeeding affects both professionals and the clients they serve. Continuing education for Nevada WIC professionals with the online HUG Your Baby course Roadmap to Breastfeeding Su ... Full text Cite

Men's Involvement in Sexual and Reproductive Health Care and Decision Making in the Philippines: A Systematic Review of the Literature.

Journal Article American journal of men's health · July 2022 Sexual and reproductive health care (SRH) and family planning (FP) services have been primarily female centered. In recent decades, international groups have advocated for men's involvement in SRH and FP, yet related research remains limited and implementa ... Full text Cite

Psychobiological, clinical, and sociocultural factors that influence Black women seeking treatment for infertility: a mixed-methods study.

Conference F&S reports · May 2022 ObjectiveTo provide a comprehensive and multidimensional description and conceptualization of the experiences of Black women seeking treatment for infertility.DesignConvergent parallel mixed-methods study combining retrospective chart rev ... Full text Cite

Multidimensional barriers and facilitators to treatment seeking for infertility among women in the United States: a systematic review

Journal Article F and S Reviews · January 1, 2022 Objective: To provide a comprehensive review of the literature that examines facilitators and barriers to infertility treatment seeking among women who experience infertility in the United States. Evidence Review: This review followed the Preferred Reporti ... Full text Cite

Growing on (in)fertile ground: an evolutionary concept analysis of Black female fertility.

Journal Article Human fertility (Cambridge, England) · July 2021 Female fertility is a complex phenomenon. Biological, personal, social and political factors shape this experience. Race, a social construction, was created to justify discriminative political and economic practices. Therefore, 'Black' differentiates the f ... Full text Cite

Systematic Screening for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders to Promote Onsite Mental Health Consultations: A Quality Improvement Report.

Journal Article Journal of midwifery & women's health · July 2021 IntroductionPerinatal mood and anxiety disorders are the most common complication during pregnancy and postpartum. Screening, diagnosis, and treatment for these disorders are inhibited by limited mental health resources for patients and health car ... Full text Cite

Men's perception and understanding of male-factor infertility in the UK.

Journal Article British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing) · May 2021 Male-factor infertility is a common but stigmatised issue, and men often do not receive the emotional support and the information they need. This study sought to understand awareness of male fertility issues compared to female fertility among the UK genera ... Full text Cite

Knowledge and decision making about future fertility and oocyte cryopreservation among young women.

Journal Article Human fertility (Cambridge, England) · April 2021 The objective was to examine what young graduate student women know about preserving fertility/oocyte cryopreservation, and which reproductive resources they use. A prospective, cross-sectional design was used and the study was conducted at a University on ... Full text Cite

Impact of nurse practitioner navigation on access to care for patients with refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Journal Article Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners · January 2021 BackgroundGastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common digestive complaint that can negatively affect patients' quality of life and have serious complications if inadequately treated.Local problemFacilitating prompt and efficient ac ... Full text Cite

Sex-based differences in the manifestations and complications of sickle cell disease: Report from the Sickle Cell Disease Implementation Consortium.

Journal Article PLoS One · 2021 INTRODUCTION: Sex-based clinical outcome differences in sickle cell disease (SCD) remain largely unknown despite evidence that female sex is associated with an increased lifespan. To better characterize sex-based differences in SCD, we assessed pain, treat ... Full text Link to item 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

Expansion of the Fertility Preservation Program to All Newly Diagnosed Prepubertal Patients with Cancer at a Pediatric Hospital.

Conference Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing · March 2024 Background: As the majority of pediatric patients with cancer survive their disease, generating a population of over 500,000 childhood cancer survivors in the United States, it is imperative to minimize the lifelong consequences of treatment, which ... Full text Cite

Implementing a clinical checklist for pregnant patients with opioid use disorder.

Journal Article Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners · January 2024 BackgroundOpioid use disorder (OUD) has been increasing in pregnant patients over the past two decades. Best practice guidelines that are available for these patients, must now be implemented by health care teams. Clinical checklists have been use ... Full text Cite

Improved Screening for Depression in Patients Initiating Fertility Treatment

Journal Article Nursing for Women's Health · January 1, 2024 Objective: To improve screening for depression in patients who are initiating fertility treatment at a reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) center by screening all patients at their initial visit using the Patient Health Questionnaire–9 (PHQ-9) ... Full text Cite

Reproductive endocrinology and infertility nurse online orientation program evaluation: a quality improvement initiative.

Journal Article F&S reports · December 2023 ObjectiveTo evaluate the effectiveness of a novel online orientation program (Nurses in REI Communication, Knowledge, and Skills [NRCKS]) among new and early-career reproductive endocrinology nurses to make recommendations for program quality impr ... Full text Cite

Fertility Planning Is More Critical Now Than Ever

Journal Article Nursing for Women's Health · December 1, 2023 Comprehensive fertility care has been reduced in many parts of the United States following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June 2022 in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case, which eliminated the constitutional right to abortion. Because ... Full text Cite

Infertility and treatment-seeking practices among females and males with sickle cell disease in the Sickle Cell Disease Implementation Consortium registry.

Journal Article Pediatr Blood Cancer · July 2023 OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of infertility and infertility treatment seeking among people enrolled in the Sickle Cell Disease Implementation Consortium (SCDIC) registry and identify sociodemographic and clinical correlates of infertility. DESIGN: ... Full text Link to item Cite

Qualitative Analysis of Men's Involvement in Family Planning in The Philippines: An Ecological Assessment.

Journal Article American journal of men's health · July 2023 While family planning (FP) programs have the capacity to empower women, support gender equality, and reduce poverty, male involvement is an influential factor for the uptake of FP that has been lacking. In the past decade, there have been more progressive ... Full text Cite

Incorporating a Patient Education Video With Provider Consultation to Improve Patient Satisfaction and Reduce Consultation Time Among New Patients Seeking Cosmetic Injections.

Journal Article Plastic and aesthetic nursing · April 2023 The field of aesthetics is expanding more rapidly than ever before, bringing with it an influx of new-to-aesthetics patients who lack industry knowledge. We investigated ways to bridge this gap in knowledge and provide patients with important procedural in ... Full text Cite

Understanding the Effects of Disordered Eating on Fertility and Fertility Outcomes.

Journal Article Nursing for women's health · October 2022 Disordered eating and subthreshold eating disorders can affect fertility. A negative cumulative energy balance that occurs through inadequate nutrition and excessive exercise is often found in individuals engaging in disordered eating behaviors; these disr ... Full text Cite

Evaluating the Implementation of the Online HUG Your Baby Course "Roadmap to Breastfeeding Success" for Nevada WIC Professionals.

Journal Article The Journal of perinatal education · July 2022 Lack of knowledge on the impact of infant development and behavior on breastfeeding affects both professionals and the clients they serve. Continuing education for Nevada WIC professionals with the online HUG Your Baby course Roadmap to Breastfeeding Su ... Full text Cite

Men's Involvement in Sexual and Reproductive Health Care and Decision Making in the Philippines: A Systematic Review of the Literature.

Journal Article American journal of men's health · July 2022 Sexual and reproductive health care (SRH) and family planning (FP) services have been primarily female centered. In recent decades, international groups have advocated for men's involvement in SRH and FP, yet related research remains limited and implementa ... Full text Cite

Psychobiological, clinical, and sociocultural factors that influence Black women seeking treatment for infertility: a mixed-methods study.

Conference F&S reports · May 2022 ObjectiveTo provide a comprehensive and multidimensional description and conceptualization of the experiences of Black women seeking treatment for infertility.DesignConvergent parallel mixed-methods study combining retrospective chart rev ... Full text Cite

Multidimensional barriers and facilitators to treatment seeking for infertility among women in the United States: a systematic review

Journal Article F and S Reviews · January 1, 2022 Objective: To provide a comprehensive review of the literature that examines facilitators and barriers to infertility treatment seeking among women who experience infertility in the United States. Evidence Review: This review followed the Preferred Reporti ... Full text Cite

Growing on (in)fertile ground: an evolutionary concept analysis of Black female fertility.

Journal Article Human fertility (Cambridge, England) · July 2021 Female fertility is a complex phenomenon. Biological, personal, social and political factors shape this experience. Race, a social construction, was created to justify discriminative political and economic practices. Therefore, 'Black' differentiates the f ... Full text Cite

Systematic Screening for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders to Promote Onsite Mental Health Consultations: A Quality Improvement Report.

Journal Article Journal of midwifery & women's health · July 2021 IntroductionPerinatal mood and anxiety disorders are the most common complication during pregnancy and postpartum. Screening, diagnosis, and treatment for these disorders are inhibited by limited mental health resources for patients and health car ... Full text Cite

Men's perception and understanding of male-factor infertility in the UK.

Journal Article British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing) · May 2021 Male-factor infertility is a common but stigmatised issue, and men often do not receive the emotional support and the information they need. This study sought to understand awareness of male fertility issues compared to female fertility among the UK genera ... Full text Cite

Knowledge and decision making about future fertility and oocyte cryopreservation among young women.

Journal Article Human fertility (Cambridge, England) · April 2021 The objective was to examine what young graduate student women know about preserving fertility/oocyte cryopreservation, and which reproductive resources they use. A prospective, cross-sectional design was used and the study was conducted at a University on ... Full text Cite

Impact of nurse practitioner navigation on access to care for patients with refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Journal Article Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners · January 2021 BackgroundGastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common digestive complaint that can negatively affect patients' quality of life and have serious complications if inadequately treated.Local problemFacilitating prompt and efficient ac ... Full text Cite

Sex-based differences in the manifestations and complications of sickle cell disease: Report from the Sickle Cell Disease Implementation Consortium.

Journal Article PLoS One · 2021 INTRODUCTION: Sex-based clinical outcome differences in sickle cell disease (SCD) remain largely unknown despite evidence that female sex is associated with an increased lifespan. To better characterize sex-based differences in SCD, we assessed pain, treat ... Full text Link to item 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

Pediatric Patients With Graves’ Disease: Difficult Diagnosis During Puberty

Journal Article Journal for Nurse Practitioners · November 1, 2019 Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease, characterized by goiter, hyperthyroidism, and ophthalmopathy. Many symptoms resemble typical transient childhood illnesses, and providers can miss subtle clues or attribute them to adolescent developmental aging. T ... Full text Cite

Stress and Anxiety in Couples Who Conceive via In Vitro Fertilization Compared With Those Who Conceive Spontaneously.

Journal Article Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN · November 2019 ObjectiveTo determine the feasibility of recruitment and explore whether women and their partners who conceive via in vitro fertilization (IVF) experience greater levels of stress and anxiety during pregnancy compared to each other and compared to ... 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

Unexpected Influences-A Maternity Nursing Career and the Next Generation.

Journal Article Nursing for women's health · August 2019 A nurse reflects on what her daughters have picked up from her career in maternity nursing, education, and research. ... Full text Cite

Applying the Adaptive Leadership Framework for Chronic Illness to understand how American and British men navigate the infertility process.

Journal Article Health psychology open · July 2019 In this article, we sought to understand the adaptive challenges and work faced by men with male factor infertility. Using a prospective qualitative study in private (the United States) and academic (the United Kingdom) urology clinics, we recruited seven ... Full text Cite

Adolescent Infertility: A Case Report.

Journal Article Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners · March 2019 Full text Cite

Maternity Boot Camp: A Strategy to Begin Clinical

Journal Article Teaching and Learning in Nursing · October 1, 2018 To allay anxiety about the maternity clinical experience, nursing faculty developed a simulation to enable prelicensure students to rehearse their 1st day on the maternity unit. Results from student feedback on Maternity Boot Camp indicate that students fe ... Full text Cite

Using Hourly Time-Outs and a Standardized Tool to Promote Team Communication, Medical Record Documentation, and Patient Satisfaction During Second-Stage Labor.

Journal Article MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing · July 2018 BackgroundDuring labor, effective communication and collaboration among the healthcare team is critical for patient safety; however, there is currently no standard for communication and documentation of the plan of care as agreed upon by healthcar ... Full text Cite

Stress and Quality of Life for Taiwanese Women Who Underwent Infertility Treatment.

Journal Article Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN · July 2018 ObjectiveTo describe the psychological stress and quality of life experienced by women who underwent fertility treatment in Taiwan.DesignCross-sectional, correlational study.SettingRecruitment was conducted and questionnaires adm ... Full text Cite

Grade Incentive to Boost Course Evaluation Response Rates.

Journal Article International journal of nursing education scholarship · June 2018 Abstract In most schools of nursing, students rate their satisfaction with courses and teachers at the end of the semester. Low response rates on these evaluations make it difficult to interpret the results. Students were incentivized to complete their cou ... Full text Cite

Oocyte Cryopreservation for Fertility Preservation in Healthy Women.

Journal Article Nursing for women's health · October 2017 Advancements in methods of fertility preservation have resulted in more options available to women seeking to postpone reproduction. Preservation of unfertilized oocytes provides women with the possibility for reproduction even after age-related declines i ... Full text Cite

Male subfertility as a chronic illness: the role of adaptive challenges.

Journal Article Human fertility (Cambridge, England) · September 2017 Male factor infertility (MFI) is extremely common, often with several associated chronic health conditions. Because a man's fertility assessment may be their first contact with health services, the health care team has a responsibility to act as male healt ... Full text Cite

Multidimensional Psychological Stress During Pregnancies in Women Who Conceived via In Vitro Fertilization.

Journal Article Research and theory for nursing practice · August 2017 PurposeTo explore relationships among the 3 psychological dimensions of stress, stimulus/environmental, perceptual, and emotional response, and then to develop a multidimensional composite measure of overall stress, and to determine demographic an ... Full text Cite

Implementation of a Modified Bedside Handoff for a Postpartum Unit.

Journal Article The Journal of nursing administration · June 2017 The most frequent cause of sentinel events is poor communication during the nurse-to-nurse handoff process. Standardized methods of handoff do not fit in every patient care setting. The aims of this quality improvement project were to successfully implemen ... Full text Cite

Implementation of a Hydrotherapy Protocol to Improve Postpartum Pain Management.

Journal Article Journal of midwifery & women's health · March 2017 IntroductionA growing number of women are seeking alternatives to traditional pharmacologic pain management during birth. While there has been an extensive array of nonpharmacologic options developed for labor, there are limited offerings in the p ... Full text Cite

Certain less invasive infertility treatments associated with different levels of pregnancy-related anxiety in pregnancies conceived via in vitro fertilization

Journal Article Journal of Reproduction and Infertility · January 1, 2017 Background: Research supports that in vitro fertilization causes anxiety and that anxiety can continue into the resulting pregnancy. Most women who have IVF will have a less invasive treatment for infertility prior to IVF; however, it is unclear if specifi ... Cite

Evidence-Based Care for Couples With Infertility.

Journal Article Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN · January 2016 When couples cannot achieve pregnancy, they often seek health care from medical and nursing specialists. The care the couple receives begins with a thorough assessment to determine the possible cause of infertility and to plan appropriate care to ensure th ... Full text Cite

Advancing the Care of Individuals and Couples at Risk for and Diagnosed With Infertility.

Journal Article Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN · January 2016 Full text Cite

Evidence-Based Care for Couples With Infertility

Journal Article JOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing · January 1, 2016 Full text Cite

In support of equitable infertility health insurance.

Journal Article Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN · July 2014 Full text Cite

Enriching a classroom lesson on grief and loss.

Journal Article Nursing for women's health · April 2014 Full text Cite

In support of equitable infertility health insurance

Journal Article JOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing · 2014 Cite