Biography

Dr. Teresa Sakraida grew up in Indiana and comes to Florida from Colorado. She enjoys art, gardening, travel, reading, dancing, and now enjoys walking on the beach. Her present community activities include engagement in community grant writing and volunteering as a sponsor in walks for health-related causes.

Her teaching philosophy includes the notion of caring in the classroom that is salient to adult learning. She sees the educational experience is a lifelong, transformative process where both the student and the faculty have opportunity for enlightened views, broadened thoughts, and understanding of evidence-based practice.

Dr. Sakraida observed in clinical practice the nursing situation of self-management difficulty experienced by persons with complex chronic illness. She noted that individuals, who transition to more comorbidity, engage in a cognitive and behavioral change process that influences their self-management behaviors. Consequently her research activities include a focused and evolving research program directed toward greater understanding of how increasing disease burden from Chronic Kidney Disease alters or interferes with self-management by individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

The early transition experience model developed in dissertation research provided a study program framework that was designed to first characterize the transition experience to self-management. This prior work influenced the development of an educational and behavioral counseling intervention as a means for self-management support. The current focus is directed toward submission of grant proposals for intervention trials. Continued theory development effort includes building a theoretical model with cross-disciplinary theory integration.

Teaching

  • Nursing Theory
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Health Promotion
  • Health and Public Policy
  • Nursing Practice Leadership

Doctoral Dissertation

  • Sakraida, T. J. (2002). Divorce transition, coping responses, and health promoting behavior of midlife women. Dissertation Abstract International, 62 (12). 5646B. (UMI No. 3037817).

 

Grants Awarded

Funded Research Grants (Past)

  • Transition Experiences to Self-management of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Small Grant $5,000
  • Transition Experiences as Psychological Processes of Change and Social Resources in Self-Management of Chronic Kidney Disease Alpha Kappa Chapter-At-Large of Sigma Theta Tau International $2,000
  • Characteristics of Transition Experiences to Self-Management Among Persons with Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease Intramural Award Office of Research Affairs School of Nursing $10,000
  • Transition Experiences as Psychological Processes of Change and Social Resources in Self-Management of Chronic Kidney Disease Doris Kemp Smith Award Office of Research Affairs School of Nursing
  • (Supplement to currently funded Alpha Kappa Chapter-At-Large of Sigma Theta Tau International) $4,000
  • Self-management in Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar Program RWJ64198 Funded 9/1/2008- 3/31/2012 $350, 000
  • Self-management in Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CCTSI), Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC) Ancillary Funding Grant no. 1UL RR025780 PI: R. Sokol Ancillary Funding for RWJ64198 $7,000

Recent Publications

*data based

Education Related Publications

  • Sakraida, T.J., & Person, S.J. (2014). Mobile applications for health policy leadership- There IS an app for that. Journal of Nursing Education, 53(4), 244. Doi: 10.3928/01484834-20140324-11
  • Sakraida, T. J. (2011). Experiential learning for scholars-to-be: Syllabus Selection Innovative Learning Activity. Journal of Nursing Education, 50 (12), 719.
  • Burns, H., Sakraida, T. J., Englert, N., Hoffmann, R. Tuite, P., & Foley, S. (2006). Returning Nurses to the Workforce: Developing a Fast Track Back Program, Nursing Forum, 41(3), 125-132.
  • Sakraida, T. J. & Draus, P. (2005). Quality handout development & use. Journal of Nursing Education,
  • 44(7), 326-329.
  • Sakraida, T. J., & Draus, P. (2003). Transition to a web-supported curriculum. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 21(6), 309-315.
  • Sakraida, T. J., & Sease, B. (2003). Study guide for nursing 1070 introduction to nursing science (2nd & 3rd ed.). Pennsylvania: University of Pittsburgh, University External Studies Program, Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education. Research & Science Related Publications *data based
  • Abumaria, I.M., Hastings-Tolsma, M., & Sakraida, T.J. (2014). Levine's Conservation Model: A Framework for Advanced Gerontology Nursing Practice. Nursing Forum, Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/nuf.12077.
  • Alfonzo, P., Sakraida, T.J., & Hastings-Tolsma, M. (in press). Bibliometrics: A novel method for visualizing the value of nursing research. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI).
  • *Sakraida, T.J., & Weber, M.T. (2014). The Relationship between Depressive Symptoms and Self-management Behaviors in Patients with T2DM and Stage 3 CKD. Perspectives in Psychiatric Nursing. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Sakraida, T. J. (2013). The health promotion model. In M.R. Alligood & A. Marriner Tomey (Eds.), Nursing theorists and their work (8th ed., Chapter 21). St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.
  • *Sakraida. T. J. & Robinson, M.V. (2012). Mental Health and Relational Self-management Experiences of patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33 (11), 786-796. doi: 10.3109/01612840.2012.713446
  • Cook, P.F., Larsen, K R., Sakraida, T.J., & Pedro, L. (2012). A Novel Quantitative Approach to Concept Analysis: The Internomological Network. Nursing Research, 61(6), 369-378.
  • Sakraida, T. J., Spotanski, A. & Skiba, D. (2010). Web 2.0 Evolves to Research 2.0 Post-Award Management. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 14 (3), 1-17 [Online publication at http:ojni.org/14_3/Sakraida.pdf]
  • Sakraida, T. J., D'Amico, J., & Thibault, E. (2010). Small Grant Management in Health and Behavioral Sciences, Applied Nursing Research, 23, 171-177. [Advance online publication at www. Science Direct, doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2008.06.006]
  • Sakraida, T. J. (2010). The health promotion model. In M.R. Alligood & A. Marriner Tomey (Eds.), Nursing theorists and their work (7th ed., pp. 434-453). St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.
  • *Sakraida. T. J. & Robinson, M.V. (2009). Health Literacy Self-Management by patients with T2DM and Stage 3 CKD, Western Journal of Nursing Research, 31 (5), 627-647. doi:10.1177/0193945909334096
  • *Mitchell, A., Kim, Y., Sakraida, T. J., Bullian, L., & Chiappetta, L. (2009). Depression, anxiety, and quality of life in suicide survivors: A comparison of close and distant relationships, Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 23 (1), 2-10. [First published Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apnu.2008.02.007]
  • *Sakraida. T. J. (2008). Stress and Coping of Midlife Women in Divorce Transition, Western Journal of Nursing Research, 30 (7), 869-887.
  • Sevick, M.A., Korytkowski, M., Piraino, B., Sereika, S., Mihalko S., Zickmund, S., Snetselaar, L., Stumbo, P., Hausmann, L., Ren, D., Marsh, R., Sakraida, T., Gibson, J., Safaien, M., Starrett, T.J., & Burke, L. (2008). Design, feasibility, and acceptability of an intervention using personal digital assistant-based self-monitoring in managing type 2 diabetes, Contemporary Clinical Trials, 29 (3), 396-409.
  • *Mitchell, A., Sakraida, T. J., Dysart-Gale, D, & Gadmer, N. (2006). Nurses' narratives of End-of-Life care, Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing, 8 (4), 210-221.
  • Sakraida, T. J. (2006). The health promotion model. (Chapter 21). In A. Marriner Tomey & M.R. Alligood (Eds.), Nursing theorists and their work (6th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.
  • Mitchell, A. M., Sakraida, T. J., & Zalice, K.K. (2005). Disaster care: Psychological considerations. Nursing Clinics of North America, 40(3), 535-550.
  • *Sakraida, T. J. (2005). Divorce transition differences of midlife women. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 26(2), 225-249.
  • Mitchell, A. M., Sakraida, T. J., & Zalice, K.K. (2005). [Contributing authors]. Effectiveness of psychological debriefings for the prevention of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In B.M. Melnyk, & E. Fineout-Overholt (Eds.), [Compact Disk] accompanying Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare. A guide to best practice. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Mitchell, A. M., Sakraida, T. J., & Kameg, K. (2003). Critical incident stress debriefing: Implications for best practice. Disaster Management, & Response, 1(2), 46-51.
  • Mitchell, A. M., Kameg, K., & Sakraida, T. J. (2003). Post-traumatic stress: Clinical implications. Disaster Management, & Response, 1(1), 14-18.
  • Mitchell, A. M., Sakraida, T. J., & Kameg, K. (2002) Overview of post-traumatic stress. Disaster Management and Response, Premier Issue, 10-14.
  • Sakraida, T. J. (2002). The health promotion model. In A. Marriner Tomey & M. R. Alligood (Eds.), Nursing theorists and their work (5th ed., pp. 624-639). St. Louis: Mosby.
  • *Sakraida, T. J. (2002). Divorce transition, coping responses, and health promoting behavior of midlife women. Dissertation Abstract International, 62 (12). 5646B. (UMI No. 3037817).

Abstracts * peer-reviewed

  • * Hastings-Tolsma M, Nolte AGW, & Sakraida T. (2014, June 3). Birth Stories of Women and Midwives in South Africa. 30th Triennial International Congress of Midwives, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • *Sakraida, T.J., Alfonzo, P., Hastings-Tolsma, M., & Hoffecker, L. (accepted for April 4, 2014). Bibliometric Mapping & Social Network Analysis: A Novel Approach to Determine Reach of Caring Theory. Abstract for podium presentation for the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) 2014 Annual International Nursing Research Conference, April 2-4, 2014, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • *Sakraida, T.J. (accepted for April 4, 2014). Development of the Transition to Self-Management Model. Abstract for poster presentation for the for the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) 2014 Annual International Nursing Research Conference, April 2-4, 2014, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • *Alfonzo, P., Sakraida, T.J., & Hastings-Tolsma, M. (accepted for April 10, 2014). Bibliometrics: A Novel Method to Analyze Theory Impact in Nursing Research. Abstract for poster presentation for the meeting of the 46th Annual Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Assembly, "Taking it Global: Research, Practice, and Education in Nursing" XX. April 9-12, 2014, Seattle, WA.
  • *Sakraida, T. J., & Person, S. J. (2013, November 18-19). Leadership in Health Policy: There's an App for That. Abstract for poster at the 42nd Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International, Indianapolis, IN.
  • *Sakraida, T.J., Cook, P.F., & Schmiege, S. J. (2013, April 12). Correlation of Self-Management and Motivational Interviewing: A SMaRT Study Report. Abstract for poster presented at the meeting of the 46th Annual Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Assembly, "Advancing Scientific Innovations in Nursing" 46[CD-ROM]. April 10-13, 2013, Anaheim, CA.
  • *Pedro, L., Cook, P.F., Sakraida, T. J., & Larsen, K. (2013, April 13). Classifying Constructs to Maximize Meaning in Cancer Research. In K. Sousa (Chair), Finding Meaning in the Magic Kingdom of Methods: Neverland or Tomorrowland?. Symposium at the 46th Annual Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Assembly, "Advancing Scientific Innovations in Nursing" 46[CD-ROM]. April 10-13, 2013, Anaheim, CA.
  • *Sakraida, T. J., Cook, P.F. & Schmiege, S. J. (2013, March 23). Education Behavioral Counseling to Facilitate Transition to Self-Management of Moderate Diabetic Kidney Disease-A SMaRT Review. [Supplement 2]. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 45, S270.
  • *Sakraida, T.J., Schmiege, S. J., & Carlin, L. (2012, April 20). RedCap data management: A smarter study experience. Abstract for podium presented at the meeting of the 45th Annual Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Assembly, "Advancing Scientific Innovations in Nursing" 45 [CD-ROM]. April 18-21, 2012, Portland, OR.
  • *Sakraida, T. J., & Cook, P. (2012, April 14). Motivational Interviewing: Assessing Treatment Fidelity in the Self-Management and Resourceful Transition (SMaRT Study). [Supplement 1]. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 43, S236.
  • *Ebner, M, & Sakraida, T.J. (2012, March 2). Improving the quality of care of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM2) in a small family practice clinic through an electronic medical record (EMR) alerting system. Abstract for poster presented at the 23rd annual Rocky Mountain Regional Multidisciplinary Research & Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, "Partnering to Improve Patient Outcomes through Research & Evidence-Based Practice"
  • [JumpDrive]. March 1-2, 2012, Denver, CO.
  • *Sakraida, T.J., Cook, P.F., & Schmiege, S. J. (2011, September 22). Women with T2DM and Stage 3 CKD: Their Self-Management Considerations. Abstract for poster presentation at the 4th Annual Women's Health Research Day, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO. [This abstract was in response to an internal call for any posters related to women's health and this call included posters presented at other conferences. This poster was previously presented at Western Institute of Nursing on April 11, 2011].
  • *Sakraida, T.J., Cook, P.F., & Schmiege, S. J. (2011, April 15). Women with T2DM and Stage 3 CKD: Their Self-Management Considerations. Abstract for poster presented at the meeting of the 44th Annual Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Assembly, "Transitions: Unifying Practice, Education, and Research to Improve Health." 44[CD-ROM]. April 13-16, 2011, Las Vegas, NV.
  • *Sakraida, T.J., Klemp, S., & Rieks, L. (2011, March 17). Self-Management and Resourceful Transition (SMaRT Study): Design and Methodology. Abstract for poster presented at the 22nd annual Rocky Mountain Regional Multidisciplinary Research & Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, "Partnering to Improve Patient Outcomes through Research & Evidence-Based Practice" [JumpDrive]. March 17-18, 2011, Denver, CO.
  • *Sakraida, T. J., Terada, M., & Carron, R. (2010, August 5). Depression and Self-Management Behaviors of patients with T2DM and Stage 3 CKD. [Abstracts from the 11th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine]. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 17(supplement 1), S140. doi: 10.1007/s12529-010-9106-9
  • *Sakraida, T.J., Cook, P.F., Terada, M., & Buhring, A. (2010, April 17). T2DM with Stage 3 CKD Self-Management: Health Status, Change Stage, and Social Support. Abstract for poster presented at the meeting of the 43rd Annual Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Assembly "Nursing Science: Informing Practice and Driving Policy." 43. [CD- ROM]. April 14-17, 2010, Glendale, AZ.
  • *Sakraida, T. J. (2009, April). Grant Post-Award Management: Shared Networking to Social Writing. In D. Skiba (Chair), Research 2.0: Social Networking Tools for Research. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the 42ndh Annual Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Assembly "Networks in Nursing Science: Creating Our Future." 42. [CD- ROM]. April 22-25, 2009, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • *Sakraida, T. J., Cook, P. F., Teitelbaum, I, & McDermott, M. (2009, April 24). Predictors of HRQOL in Patients with T2DM and Stage 3 CKD. Abstract for podium presentation presented at the 42ndh Annual Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Assembly, "Networks in Nursing Science: Creating Our Future." 42. [CD- ROM]. April 22-25, 2009, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • *Sakraida, T.J. (2008, October 2-4). Transition Experiences in Self-Management and Chronic Illness Culture of Persons with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM and Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Abstract for podium presentation presented at the National State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, Washington, D.C.
  • *Sakraida, T. J., D'Amico, J., & Hancock, N. (2007, April 11-14). Small Grant Management and Administration: Considerations and Lessons Learned. Abstract for poster presentation presented at the 40th Annual Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Assembly. Portland, OR. Published in Communicating Nursing Research Conference Proceedings, 40, 481.
  • *Sakraida, T. J. (2007, March 9). Transition Experiences to Self-Management of Chronic Kidney Disease. Abstract for podium presentation presented at the 18th Annual Rocky Mountain regional Multidisciplinary Research & Evidence-Based practice Symposium, Impacting Patient Safety through Evidence-Based Practice, Denver, CO.
  • *Sakraida, T. J. & Clark, L. (2007, March 2). Small Grant Management and Administration: Considerations and Lessons Learned. Abstract for podium presentation presented at CU Women Succeeding Symposium, UCDHSC Auraria Campus, Denver, CO.
  • *Sakraida, T. J., Pedro, L, Cook, P. F. & Bent, K. N. (2006, April 6-8). Transition to Self-management in chronic illness: A concept analysis. Abstract for poster presentation presented at the 39th Annual Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Assembly. Albuquerque, NM. Published in Communicating Nursing Research Conference Proceedings, 39, 404.
  • *Cook, P. F. & Sakraida, T. J. (2006, April 6-8). Training nurses on interventions to change behavior. Abstract for poster presentation presented at the 39th Annual Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Assembly. Albuquerque, NM. Published in Communicating Nursing Research Conference Proceedings, 39, 367.
  • *Sakraida, T. J. (2006, April 6-8). Stress and coping by decider-status of midlife women in divorce transition. Abstract for podium presentation presented at the 39th Annual Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Assembly. Albuquerque, NM. Published in Communicating Nursing Research Conference Proceedings, 39, 271.
  • *Sevick, M.A., Burke, L., Zickmund, S., Starrett, T., Sakraida, T., Kortykowski, M., Piraino, B., Sereika, S., & Waszak, L. (2006, March 22-25). Acceptability of PDA-Based Dietary Monitoring among individuals with Type 2 diabetes: preliminary report of the ENHANCE Study. Abstract for poster session presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine 2006 Annual meeting and Scientific sessions, San Francisco, CA.
  • *Mitchell, A.M., & Sakraida, T. J. (2005, November 17-20). Integrating EPB into the contemporary issues in cross cultural healthcare course and within the school of nursing curriculum. Abstract for podium presentation at the Annual Conference of NACNAH, The Roosevelt Hotel, New York, NY.
  • *Sevick, M.A., Burke, L., Zickmund, S., Starrett, T., Sakraida, T., Kortykowski, M., Piraino, B., Sereika, S., & Waszak, L. (2005, June 9-10). Use of PDA-based balancelog TM for self-monitoring dietary intake among individuals with type 2 diabetes: The experience of the ENHANCE study. Abstract for poster session presented at the Critical Issues in eHealth Research Conference, Bethesda, MD.
  • *Mitchell, A. M., Sakraida, T. J., & Zalice, K. K. (2004, June 5). Effectiveness of Psychological Debriefings for the Preventions of a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Abstract for podium presentation at the 5th Annual Evidence-Based Practice Conference - Translating Research into Best Practice with Vulnerable Populations, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY.
  • *Sakraida, T. J. (2002, November 6). Mid-Course Survey: Formative and Informative. Abstract at the 7th National Conference for Nurse Educators: Assessing Program Outcomes, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN.
  • *Sakraida, T. J. (2002, November 1). Divorce transitions of midlife women. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Greater Pittsburgh Nursing Research Conference, Linking Research to Clinical Practice, Magee Women's Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.

Honors/Awards

  • 2011–2012: Bronze Level Award 2011, Online Journal of Nursing Informatics
  • 2010–2011: Nightingale Luminary 2011 Colorado Regional Finalist in the area of Research Innovation
  • 2008–2012: Robert Woods Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholarship
  • 2006–2007:Chancellor's Teaching Recognition Award 2007
  • 2005–2006: Western Institute of Nursing , WIN Best Poster 2006
  • 2002–2003: Provost's Faculty Diversity Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, 2003
  • 2002–2003: N.E.P.T.U.N.E. Award, Nursing's Excellence in Planning and Teaching with the University Network Environment. University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.
  • 1998 –2000: Scholarly Achievement Award, Sigma Theta Tau International, Xi Nu Chapter
  • 1998 –1999 : Sister Olivia Gowan Scholarship, The Catholic University of America, School of Nursing.
  • 1998 –1999: Nursing Research Fellowship Program, Midwest Alliance for Health Education Academic Year

Education

  • PhD
    • The Catholic University of America (2002)
  • MS
    • Indiana Wesleyan University (1990)
  • MSEd
    • Indiana University (1983)
  • BSN
    • Goshen College (1978)