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Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 33, 2015

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Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 33, 2015

SKU# 9780826171627

Traumatic Brain Injury


  • Christine Kasper PhD, RN, FAAN, FACSM
  • Yvette Conley PhD, RN, FAAN

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This groundbreaking annual review has provided nearly three decades of knowledge, insight, and research on topics critical to the field of nursing. The 33rd volume delivers the most current research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) with a focus on its implications for improving health and wellbeing. The book examines promising new interventions for individuals suffering from TBI with supporting research about their efficaciousness. Invited experts--highly respected nurse scientists working in a variety of TBI-related arenas--stress outcomes and symptom development post-TBI.

The Review encompasses current military research on TBI along with animal models in TBI research. It addresses the relationship of sleep disorders to TBI-related PSTD; biomarkers related to recovery from TBI; genomics, transciptomics, and epigenomics; cerebral perfusion pressure and intracranial pressure in TBI; and an informatics system for TBI research. Also covered are TBI in pediatrics and in caregiver research. Additionally, the Review also provides a unique literature review of under-reported research.

Key Topics

  • Military Research on TBI
  • Animal Models in TBI Research
  • PSTD and Sleep Post-TBI
  • Biomarkers Related to Recovery Post-TBI
  • Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Epigenomics in TBI Research
  • Common Data Elements and Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury: Research Informatics System for TBI Research
  • Cerebral Perfusion Pressure and Intracranial Pressure in TBI
  • TBI in Pediatrics
  • TBI in Caregiver Research

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 24, 2015
  • Page Count 300
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826171627

About The Author(s) 

Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACSM, is a senior research scientist and professor at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Prior to that, she held the Adelaide M. Nutting Endowed Research Chair at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and was also a faculty member at the University of California—Los Angeles and the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Dr. Kasper received her BSN from the University of Evansville, her MSN from Rush University, and her PhD from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Kasper has published more than 110 research papers, book chapters, reviews, and editorials in highly respected nursing and scientific journals. She was the founding editor of Biological Research for Nursing and is the current editor of the Annual Review of Nursing Research. She was a co-author of the ground-breaking book, In Search of Nursing Science, used in many nursing programs as a philosophy of science text. Her research has included funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs as the principal investigator on 10 grants. Additionally, she has received funding for 11 studies from foundations and universities, and has participated as a co-investigator on 14 additional interdisciplinary grants ranging from clinical genomics in nursing practice to genotoxic changes arising from embedded military-relevant heavy metals.

Dr. Kasper has been inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Sports Medicine. In 2015, she received the distinctive honor of becoming an inductee of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.