Susan McCrone

West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

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Publications (15)9.94 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Nearly half a million preterm infants are born each year in the United States. Preterm delivery has significant psychosocial implications for mothers, particularly when their baby spends time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The decrease in length of gestation causes mothers to have to parent prematurely, without the less time for emotional preparation than mothers of full-term infants. Parents of NICU infants experience stress related to feelings of helplessness, exclusion and alienation, and lack sufficient knowledge regarding parenting and interacting with their infants in the NICU. There are a number of interventions that nurses can do that help reduce the stress of mothers of infants in the NICU.
    Advances in Neonatal Care 02/2014; 14(1):30-7. DOI:10.1097/ANC.0000000000000044
  • Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 03/2012; 19(2):122. DOI:10.1053/j.ackd.2012.02.003 · 1.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To describe the maternal experience of having type 2 or gestational diabetes in pregnancy using focus groups and individual telephone interviews. Eight women who had type 2 or gestational diabetes in at least one pregnancy and participated in the qualitative study addressing the open-ended guiding questions on their experience. This phenomenological study gave voice to the women's experience with and concerns about having diabetes in pregnancy. Three primary themes emerged and were identified: (a) feeling concern for the infant related to diabetes, (b) feeling concern for self related to diabetes, and (c) sensing a loss of personal control over their health. Subthemes for each of the primary themes were also identified. The experiences shared by these women may serve to inform the development of interventions aimed at meeting the needs of women with diabetes in pregnancy. By learning from the themes of the phenomenological study, advance practice nurses may anticipate the needs of the women diagnosed with diabetes in pregnancy to augment their care, education, and promotion of diabetes self-management in pregnancy.
    Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 11/2011; 23(11):611-8. DOI:10.1111/j.1745-7599.2011.00646.x · 0.71 Impact Factor
  • Susan McCrone, Heidi Putnam-Casdorph
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    ABSTRACT: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic, debilitating disease characterized by airflow limitations that result in significant morbidity and mortality. This chapter will review the pathophysiology of COPD, the prevalence of both the disease and its psychological comorbidities, anxiety, panic disorder, and depression and explore evidence-based treatment options.
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    Archives of Psychiatric Nursing 12/2010; 24(6):369-370. DOI:10.1016/j.apnu.2010.09.001 · 1.03 Impact Factor
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    Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing 09/2010; 39. DOI:10.1111/j.1552-6909.2010.01127_2.x · 1.20 Impact Factor
  • Heidi Putman-Casdorph, Susan McCrone
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    ABSTRACT: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects millions worldwide. Despite advances in the treatments of other chronic diseases, little progress in decreasing COPD morbidity and mortality has been made. The death rate associated with COPD has doubled in 30 years. The presence of psychiatric comorbidities, such as anxiety and depression, has been linked to increased mortality, decreased functional status, and decreased quality of life. This review was undertaken to determine the state of the science of COPD, anxiety, and depression, and to identify nursing implications derived from these findings. Although the prevalence of anxiety and depression among patients with COPD is significantly higher than the general population, there are serious barriers to the recognition and treatment of these comorbid conditions. Routine assessment and screening for anxiety and depression in all patients diagnosed with COPD should be considered.
    Heart & lung: the journal of critical care 01/2009; 38(1):34-47. DOI:10.1016/j.hrtlng.2008.02.005 · 1.04 Impact Factor
  • Archives of Psychiatric Nursing 11/2007; 21(5):291-3. DOI:10.1016/j.apnu.2007.06.009 · 1.03 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate Cookin' Up Health, a computer-based interactive nutrition intervention. After randomization to intervention and control groups, 262 women in rural clinics in West Virginia completed both a baseline and 3-month follow-up survey. Compared to the control group, the intervention group had significantly improved scores on knowledge of dietary fats, food label reading, and readiness to eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day and foods lower in fat. This brief interactive nutrition intervention shows potential as a strategy to begin the process of change, but follow-up may be needed for actual behavior change to occur.
    American journal of health behavior 01/2007; 31(1):35-43. DOI:10.5555/ajhb.2007.31.1.35 · 1.31 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Cookin' Up Health is a culturally targeted and individualized tailored nutrition intervention using a computer-based interactive format. Using a cooking show theme, the program demonstrates step-by-step meal preparation emphasizing healthy selection and portion control. Focus groups were conducted with women in two rural counties in West Virginia to guide the development of the intervention. Women felt more susceptible to heart disease because the changing role of women creates more stress and less time; weight loss was a greater motivator for dietary change than was preventing heart disease; social support is a barrier and facilitator for dietary change; cultural heritage and the way women were raised were major barriers to making health changes as adults; convenience and the cost of eating healthier were major factors when trying to make changes in diet; and women did not feel confident in their ability to maintain dietary changes.
    Health Promotion Practice 05/2006; 7(2):252-7. DOI:10.1177/1524839905278887 · 0.55 Impact Factor
  • Ann Pollard Cleveland, Susan McCrone
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    ABSTRACT: The newly developed Breastfeeding Personal Efficacy Beliefs Inventory (BPEBI) was tested as a measure of breastfeeding confidence to support breastfeeding promotion research. Participants were 479 volunteers who returned the BPEBI after it was mailed to 700 randomly selected female students enrolled at a land grant university in a predominately White Appalachian state. Internal consistency reliability was .89. Five factors emerged during factor analysis (eigenvalue = 7.3 to 1.2, variance explained = 53%) consistent with the conceptual basis of the inventory. Further reliability and validity assessments were recommended with ethnically and academically heterogeneous women with different breastfeeding experience.
    Journal of Nursing Measurement 02/2005; 13(2):115-27. DOI:10.1891/jnum.2005.13.2.115
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this longitudinal study was to describe the incidence and patterns of anxiety and depression in older patients who undergo coronary bypass graft surgery and to determine the influence of gender and age on psychological recovery. A sample of 31 patients was assessed pre- and postoperatively at 2 to 3 days and at 2, 4, 8, and 12 weeks. Younger subjects experienced higher anxiety, reaching statistical significance at 2 and 4 weeks. Women had significantly higher trait and state anxiety and a higher, nonsignificant incidence of depression at all times. Younger subjects were more depressed at 2 to 3 days and at weeks 2 and 4. Because women and younger patients are at higher risk for psychological distress, they should be targeted for interventions.
    Applied Nursing Research 09/2001; 14(3):155-64. DOI:10.1053/apnr.2001.24414 · 1.14 Impact Factor
  • Susan McCrone, Deborah Shelton
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    ABSTRACT: The field of forensic psychiatric nursing is a relatively recent addition to the specialty of psychiatric nursing. This paper provides an overview of forensic psychiatric care of adolescent patients. It describes the juvenile justice system, identifies various theoretical models useful for understanding youthful offenders, and explores risk and protective factors. Psychiatric comorbidities and treatment considerations also are presented.
    Issues in Mental Health Nursing 04/2001; 22(2):125-35. DOI:10.1080/016128401750063303
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    ABSTRACT: Obesity is a serious health problem among women across the life span. Although people can become obese at any age, there is a large proportion of older women who have been obese since childhood. The purpose of this study was to determine whether postmenopausal women with an early versus late onset of obesity manifested differences in body habitus, eating behaviors, and mood. One hundred thirty-five postmenopausal women with obesity responded to self-report questionnaires on weight history, weight loss and maintenance expectancy, eating behaviors, and mood. Women with an early onset of obesity had a significantly higher body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, and highest attained adult body weight than women with a late onset of obesity. They had attempted a significantly larger number of diets and had lost more weight on any single diet. The groups also differed significantly on binge eating and overeating in response to negative affect. There was a tendency for women with an early onset to have more depressive and anxious symptoms. Postmenopausal women with an early onset of obesity differed physiologically and psychologically from those with a late onset. Tailoring dietary and behavioral interventions to profiles of postmenopausal women based on onset of obesity may improve the overall efficacy of weight loss programs.
    Journal of Women s Health &amp Gender-Based Medicine 12/2000; 9(9):1007-13. DOI:10.1089/15246090050200042
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