Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren

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Professional Title

Professor, Health Behavior and Biological Sciences

Department(s)

Health Behavior and Biological Sciences
School of Nursing

About

Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren's research interest include the promotion of women's cardiac health. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, she has examined disparities and biases in nurses' triage decision making and in the treatment seeking decisions of women for myocardial infarction. As part of this research, she developed and tested the Nurses' Cardiac Triage Instrument © (Arslanian-Engoren & Hagerty, 2013), a 30-item, three factor (patient presentation, unbiased nurse reasoning process, nurse action) instrument with good internal consistency (Cronbach alpha = .903, .809, .718). Instrument available upon request. Her research foci have recently expanded to include the study of decision regret among critical care nurses, the examination of sexual orientation and hypertension risk reduction behaviors among adults with high blood pressure, the examination of cognitive dysfunction among older adults hospitalized for acute heart failure, high stakes decision making for seriously ill hospitalized children, and decision support for stroke surrogate decision makers. Her team recently pilot tested an innovative education and cognitive training intervention to improve self-care management decisions for older adults with heart failure. 

Research Interests

mixed methods
health
LGBTQ