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Research Associate - Rosanna F. Hess, DNP, RN

Hess, R.F., Gililland, J.L. & Ross, R. (submitted for publication). Fertility status and social pressure for pregnancy as predictors of depression among women in Mali Africa: A mixed methods study.

Hess, R.F. (online first 2014). Amish-initiated burn care project: Case report and lessons learned in participatory research. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, doi: 10.1177/1043659615613417

Wyss, L. & Hess, R. (Summer, 2014). Female crew leaders of migrant agricultural workers. Streamline, The Migrant Health News Source, 20, 2, 4-5.

Amish Burn Study Group, Kolacz, N., Jorach, M., Bear, M.L., Hess, R.F. (2014). The effects of burns & wounds (B&W)/ burdock leaf therapy on burn-injured Amish patients: A pilot study measuring pain levels, infection rates, and healing times. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 32 (4), 327-340. doi: 10.1177/0898010114525683

Hess, R. F. & Weinland, J.D. (2012). The life-changing impact of peripartum cardiomyopathy: An analysis of online postings. MCN, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 37 (4), 241-246.

MacLean, B., Hess, R.F., Bonvillian, E., Kamate, J., Dao, D., Cosimano, A., Hoy, S. (2012). Sero-prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen among pregnant women attending the Hospital for Women & Children in Koutiala, Mali. South African Medical Journal, 102(1), 47-49.

Hess, R. F. & Mbavu, M. (2010). HIV/AIDS fatalism, beliefs, prevention indicators in Gabon: Comparisons between Gabonese and Malians. African Journal of AIDS Research, 9 (2), 125-133.

Hess, R.F. & Weinland, J., Beebe, K. (2010). I am not alone. A survey of women participating in an online support group for peripartum cardiomyopathy. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. 28(4), 215-221.

Hess, R.F., Weinland, J., Saalinger, N. (2010). Knowledge of female genital cutting and experience with women who are circumcised: A survey of nurse-midwives in the United States. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 55 (1), 46-54.

Hess, R.F. (2009). Healing after abortion. A search for forgiveness. Journal of Christian Nursing. 26(3), 154-158.

Beke-Harrigan, H., Hess, R., & Weinland, J.A. (2008). A survey of registered nurses’ readiness for evidence-based practice: A multidisciplinary project. Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 8 (4), 440-448.

Hess, R.F. & McKinney D. (2007). Fatalism and HIV/AIDS beliefs in rural Mali, West Africa. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 39 (2), 113-118.

Hess, R.F. (2007). Women’s stories of abortion in southern Gabon, Africa. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 18, 41-48.

Hess, R.F. (2006). Postabortion research: Ethical and methodological issues. Qualitative Health Research, 16(4), 580-587.

Hess, R.F. (2004). Dimensions of women’s long-term post abortion experience. MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 29 (3), 193-198.



Research Associate - Ratchneewan Ross, PhD, RN

Ross, R., Warner Stidham, A. W., Saenyakul, P., & Creswell, J. W. (2015). Intimate partner violence, emotional support, and health outcomes among Thai women: A mixed methods study. Journal of the Royal Thai Army Nurses, 16(1), 14-24. [View PDF]

Ross, R. Saenyakul, P., & Kleman, C. (2015). A path analysis of intimate partner violence, depression, and the quality of life among Thai women. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN, 44(s1), p. s57. (Proceedings of the 2015 AWHONN Convention)

Boongird, C. & Ross, R. (2015). Views and expectations of Thai community-dwelling elderly in reporting falls to their primary care physicians: An explanatory sequential mixed methods study. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 34, 1-19.doi:10.1177/0733464815606799

Sawatphanit, W. & Ross, R. (2015). Model for natural childbirth services by Jiprapatsorn [loving-kindness meditation]. The Journal of Liberal Arts Majo, 3(1), 95-120. (in Thai)

Boongird, C., Suthatvoravut, U., Suksabai, P., Ramarong, K, Gaensan, T., & Ross, R. (2015). Raising communities’ positive attitude and awareness toward fall prevention in elderly population: An embedded mixed methods study. Thai Journal of Public Health, 9(1), 13-25. (in Thai)

Drew, B. L. & Ross, R. (2014, January). Physical violence, emotional support, depression, and suicidal ideation among Thai women. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 20(1), 62-63.

Ross, R., Wolf, L., Chiang-Hanisko, L, Tanaka, T., Takeo, K., Boonyanurak, P., Chaleoykitti, S. & Jittapirom, P. (2014). Predictors of depression among nursing students in four countries: USA, Thailand, Taiwan, and Japan. Journal of the Royal Thai Army Nurses, 15(3), 195-201.
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Siriarunrat, S., Suppasri, P. & Ross, R. (2014). Labor pain coping strategies among first-time Thai mothers. Journal of Faculty of Nursing Burapha University, 22(3), 56-68. (in Thai)

C. Phattranurakkul, C., Triumchaisri, S. K., Kaewboonchoo, O. & Ross, R. (2014). Questionnaire development and psychometric testing of adaptive behavior questionnaire among people living with HIV. International Journal of Behavioral Science, 9(2), 29-44.

Ross, R., Kleman, C., & Jittapirom, P., & Stidham, A. W. (2014). Path models of physical symptoms, emotional support, self-esteem, and depressive symptoms in HIV-positive perinatal women in Thailand. Journal of Clinical Research in HIV AIDS and Prevention, 1(5). doi: 10.14302/issn.2324-7339.jcrhap-12-147.

Ross, R., Sawatphanit, W., Suwansujarid, T., Stidham, A. W., & Drew, D., Creswell, J. W. (September-October, 2013). The effect of telephone support on depressive symptoms among HIV-positive pregnant women in Thailand: An embedded mixed-methods study. Journal of Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC, 24(5), e13-24.

Ross, R., Stidham, A. W., & Drew, D. (2012). HIV disclosure by perinatal women in Thailand. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 26(3), 232-239



Recent Selected Presentations

Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy Congress 2016, Las Vegas NV, February 2016. Weighing the Risk of Relapse into Cardiac Failure: Decision-Making for a Subsequent Pregnancy by Women with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: A Qualitative Study. (Hess, Donnenwirth, & Ross)

Medical staff continuing education session. Hôpital Femmes et Enfants, Koutiala, Mali, February, 2016. Etude des Maladies Parodontaux et Les Prédicteurs des Issues Défavorables de la Grossesse. (Hess & Dembélé)

Healthcare Division, World Vision, Mali, Bamako, Mali, February, 2016. Excision Génitale Féminine Mali, Région Sikasso, 2008-2014. (Hess)

41st Transcultural Nursing Society conference, Portland, OR, October, 2015. Development and psychometric properties of the Social Pressure for Pregnancy scale (SPPS). (Ross & Hess)

41st Transcultural Nursing Society conference, Portland, OR, October, 2015. Predictors of comprehension of health promotion messages on roadside billboards in Mali, West Africa. (Hess & Ross)

Inaugural National Amish Health Conference. Mohican Conference Center, Perrysville, OH. April, 2015. Care of Burn-Injured Amish with B&W Burdock Leaf Therapy. Pain management during dressing changes. (Hess, Hershberger, & Bear)

38th Annual Midwest Nurses Research Society Research Conference, St. Louis, MO. March, 2014. Social pressure for pregnancy and fertility status as predictors of depressive symptoms among Malian women. (Hess & Ross)

3rd Biennial Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference, Indiana Wesleyan University School of Nursing and Nurses Christian Fellowship, June, 2012. Participatory Action Research among Amish of Central OH. Burn Care. (Hess, Hershberger, Bear, et al.)

2012 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign, Illinois. May 16, 2012. Invited panel: The expansion of mixed methods: New fields of practice. (Creswell, Bradt, Minugh, Ross, & Small)

The Driving the Future: Self-Care and Wellness Conference, Kent, Ohio. March 5, 2012. Mindfulness meditation as a way to lessen depression among HIV‐positive women. (Ross, Warner Stidham, & Drew)

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association 25th Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA. 2011, October 20. To tell or not to tell? Disclosure of HIV status among HIV-positive perinatal Thai women. (Ross, Stidham, & Drew)

2nd Congress of The Asian Association of Women's Studies conference, Penang, Malaysia, December 10, 2010. Facilitators of and barriers to screening for intimate partner violence and caring for women who have experienced intimate partner violence. (Sawangchareon, Wattananukulkait, Saito, & Ross)





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