Susan Pressler

  • PROFESSOR, SALLY REAHARD ENDOWED CHAIR, SCIENCE OF NURSING CARE, SCIENCE OF NURSING CARE, School of Nursing
  • 12153 Citations
  • 48 h-Index
1990 …2019
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Publications 1990 2019

  • 12153 Citations
  • 48 h-Index
  • 125 Article
  • 21 Review article
  • 4 Editorial
  • 3 Comment/debate
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1990

Blending the entrepreneurial and faculty roles

Pressler, S., Jan 1 1990, In : Nurse Educator. 15, 4, p. 34-37 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

health care
Delivery of Health Care
Nursing Faculties
Nurse's Role
nursing

Pericarditis. Nursing care makes the difference.

Pressler, S., Nov 1990, In : Advancing clinical care : official journal of NOAADN. 5, 6, p. 32-34 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pericarditis
Nursing Care
Nursing Assessment
Cardiac Output
Fear
1992
15 Citations (Scopus)
Myocardial Infarction
Self Care
Therapeutics
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Surveys and Questionnaires
23 Citations (Scopus)

Postmenopausal women. Factors in osteoporosis preventive behaviors.

Ali, N. S. & Pressler, S., Dec 1992, In : Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 18, 12, p. 23-32 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Osteoporosis
Osteoporotic Fractures
Estrogen Replacement Therapy
Cause of Death
Exercise

Seeking-out behavior: Criterion for success in clinical learning experiences

Pressler, S., 1992, In : Nurse Educator. 17, 2, p. 13-15 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning
learning
experience
Nursing Students
Teaching
1993
46 Citations (Scopus)
Infarction
Emotions
Marital Status
Nuclear Family
Social Support
1994
5 Citations (Scopus)

A content validation study of five nursing diagnoses by critical care nurses

Wieseke, A., Twibell, K. R., Pressler, S., Marine, M. & Schoger, J., Jan 1 1994, In : Heart and Lung: Journal of Critical Care. 23, 4, p. 345-351 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nursing Diagnosis
Validation Studies
Critical Care
Nurses
Sleep
1995
1 Citation (Scopus)
Beneficence
Home Nursing
Patient Care Team
Dobutamine
Patient Discharge
1996
7 Citations (Scopus)

Development of an Instrument to Measure Threat Related to Cardiac Events

Pressler, S., Puntenney, P. J., Walker, N. L. & Ashley, N. D., Sep 1996, In : Nursing Research. 45, 5, p. 266-270 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reproducibility of Results
Self Report
Thoracic Surgery
Statistical Factor Analysis
Myocardial Infarction
1997
46 Citations (Scopus)

Beliefs about medication and dietary compliance in people with heart failure: An instrument development study

Pressler, S., Milgrom, L. B., Champion, V. & Huster, G. A., Jul 1997, In : Heart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care. 26, 4, p. 273-279 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medication Adherence
Heart Failure
Sodium
Dietary Sodium
Reproducibility of Results
81 Citations (Scopus)

Psychosocial variables and hospitalization in persons with chronic heart failure.

Pressler, S., Pressler, M. L., Hays, L., Firestine, L. A. & Huster, G. A., 1997, In : Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing. 12, 4, p. 4-11 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospitalization
Heart Failure
Social Support
Memory Disorders
Left Ventricular Dysfunction
1998
170 Citations (Scopus)

Characterization of the precipitants of hospitalization for heart failure decompensation

Pressler, S., Huster, G. A., Baker, S. L., Milgrom, L. B., Kirchgassner, A., Birt, J. & Pressler, M. L., May 1998, In : American Journal of Critical Care. 7, 3, p. 168-174 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospitalization
Heart Failure
Sodium
Dietary Sodium
Medication Adherence
51 Citations (Scopus)

Quality of life in women with heart failure

Pressler, S., Baker, S. L. & Huster, G. A., May 1998, In : Health Care for Women International. 19, 3, p. 217-229 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Failure
Quality of Life
Health Status
Social Support
Mental Health
1999
20 Citations (Scopus)

Cost of hospitalizations for heart failure: Sodium retention versus other decompensating factors

Pressler, S., Saywell, R. M., Zollinger, T. W., Huster, G. A., Ford, C. E. & Pressler, M. L., 1999, In : Heart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care. 28, 2, p. 102-109 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospitalization
Heart Failure
Sodium
Costs and Cost Analysis
Critical Care
46 Citations (Scopus)

Measurement of dyspnea in patients treated with mechanical ventilation

Powers, J. & Pressler, S., Jul 1999, In : American Journal of Critical Care. 8, 4, p. 254-261 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Artificial Respiration
Dyspnea
Reproducibility of Results
Nonparametric Statistics
Urban Hospitals
2000
27 Citations (Scopus)

Heart messages: a tailored message intervention for improving heart failure outcomes

Pressler, S., Hays, L. M., Embree, J. L. & Arnould, M., 2000, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 14, 4, p. 1 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Behavior
Compliance
Heart Failure
108 Citations (Scopus)

Self-care strategies for symptom management in patients with chronic heart failure

Pressler, S., Cordes, D. K., Westmoreland, G., Castro, R. & Donnelly, E., Jun 2000, In : Nursing Research. 49, 3, p. 139-145 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Care
Heart Failure
Focus Groups
Tape Recording
Emotions
2001
147 Citations (Scopus)

Open-label randomized trial of torsemide compared with furosemide therapy for patients with heart failure

Murray, M., Deer, M. M., Ferguson, J. A., Dexter, P., Pressler, S., Perkins, S., Smith, F. E., Lane, K. A., Adams, L. D., Tierney, W. M. & Brater, D. C., 2001, In : The American Journal of Medicine. 111, 7, p. 513-520 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

torsemide
Furosemide
Heart Failure
Therapeutics
Fatigue
43 Citations (Scopus)

Reliability and validity of the compliance belief scales among patients with heart failure

Pressler, S., Perkins, S., Lane, K. A., Forthofer, M. A., Brater, D. C. & Murray, M., 2001, In : Heart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care. 30, 3, p. 177-185 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reproducibility of Results
Compliance
Heart Failure
Medication Adherence
Interviews
132 Citations (Scopus)

Social support and health-related quality of life in chronic heart failure patients

Pressler, S., Perkins, S., Lane, K. A., Deer, M., Brater, D. C. & Murray, M., 2001, In : Quality of Life Research. 10, 8, p. 671-682 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Support
Heart Failure
Quality of Life
Time Perception
Interpersonal Relations
2002
96 Citations (Scopus)

Discriminant properties of commonly used quality of life measures in heart failure

Pressler, S., Oldridge, N. B., Eckert, G. J., Embree, J. L., Browning, S., Hou, N., Deer, M. & Murray, M., 2002, In : Quality of Life Research. 11, 4, p. 349-359 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Failure
Quality of Life
Urban Hospitals
Reproducibility of Results
Surveys and Questionnaires
2003
47 Citations (Scopus)

Association between adherence to diuretic therapy and health care utilization in patients with heart failure

Chui, M. A., Deer, M., Pressler, S., Tu, W., Oury, S., Brater, C. & Murray, M., Mar 1 2003, In : Pharmacotherapy. 23, 3, p. 326-332 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Diuretics
Heart Failure
Hospitalization
Therapeutics
125 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison of quality of life measures in heart failure.

Pressler, S., Oldridge, N. B., Eckert, G. J., Embree, J. L., Browning, S., Hou, N., Chui, M., Deer, M. & Murray, M., Jul 2003, In : Nursing Research. 52, 4, p. 207-216 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Failure
Quality of Life
Interviews
Surveys and Questionnaires
Health Surveys
2004
2 Citations (Scopus)
Attitude to Death
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Sickness Impact Profile
Defibrillators
Implantable Defibrillators
47 Citations (Scopus)

Relationship of age and sex to health-related quality of life in patients with heart failure

Hou, N., Chui, M. A., Eckert, G. J., Oldridge, N. B., Murray, M. & Pressler, S., Mar 2004, In : American Journal of Critical Care. 13, 2, p. 153-161 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Failure
Quality of Life
County Hospitals
Urban Hospitals
Ambulatory Care Facilities
2005
210 Citations (Scopus)

ACC/AHA clinical performance measures for adults with chronic heart failure: A report of the American college of cardiology/American heart association task force on performance measures (writing committee to develop heart failure clinical performance measures)

Bonow, R. O., Bennett, S., Casey, D. E., Ganiats, T. G., Hlatky, M. A., Konstam, M. A., Lambrew, C. T., Normand, S. L. T., Piña, I. L., Radford, M. J., Smith, A. L., Stevenson, L. W., Bonow, R. O., Pressler, S., Burke, G., Eagle, K. A., Krumholz, H. M., Lambrew, C. T., Linderbaum, J., Masoudi, F. A. & 4 others, Normand, S. L. T., Ritchie, J. L., Rumsfeld, J. S. & Spertus, J. A., Sep 20 2005, In : Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 46, 6, p. 1144-1178 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

American Heart Association
Advisory Committees
Cardiology
Chronic Disease
Heart Failure
27 Citations (Scopus)

ACC/AHA key data elements and definitions for measuring the clinical management and outcomes of patients with chronic heart failure: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on clinical data standards (writing committee to develop heart failure clinical data standards)

Radford, M. J., Arnold, J. M. O., Pressler, S., Cinquegrani, M. P., Cleland, J. G. F., Havranek, E. P., Heidenreich, P. A., Rutherford, J. D., Spertus, J. A. & Stevenson, L. W., Sep 20 2005, In : Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 46, 6, p. 1179-1207 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Advisory Committees
Heart Failure
47 Citations (Scopus)

A conceptual model of cognitive deficits in chronic heart failure

Pressler, S., Sauvé, M. J. & Shaw, R. M., 2005, In : Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 37, 3, p. 222-228 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Failure
Quality of Life
Executive Function
Short-Term Memory
Learning
17 Citations (Scopus)

Medication and dietary compliance beliefs in heart failure

Pressler, S., Lane, K. A., Welch, J., Perkins, S., Brater, D. C. & Murray, M., Dec 2005, In : Western Journal of Nursing Research. 27, 8, p. 978-993 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dietary Sodium
Medication Adherence
Heart Failure
Sodium-Restricted Diet
Psychometrics
2006
22 Citations (Scopus)

Benefits of and barriers to dietary sodium adherence

Welch, J., Pressler, S., Delp, R. L. & Agarwal, R., Mar 2006, In : Western Journal of Nursing Research. 28, 2, p. 162-180 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dietary Sodium
Reproducibility of Results
Thirst
Statistical Factor Analysis
Weight Gain
85 Citations (Scopus)

Family caregiving in heart failure

Bakas, T., Pressler, S., Johnson, E. A., Nauser, J. A. & Shaneyfelt, T., May 2006, In : Nursing Research. 55, 3, p. 180-188 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Caregivers
Heart Failure
Mental Health
Veterans
Spouses
2 Citations (Scopus)

Nutrition in chronic heart failure with coexisting chronic kidney disease

Pressler, S., Welch, J., Eckert, G. J., Oldridge, N. B. & Murray, M., Jan 2006, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 21, 1, p. 56-62 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Renal Insufficiency
Heart Failure
Nutritional Status
Quality of Life
Hemoglobins
8 Citations (Scopus)

Rationale and Design of CASPER: Compliance and Quality of Life Study Comparing Once-Daily Carvedilol CR and Twice-Daily Carvedilol IR in Patients with Heart Failure

Hauptman, P. J., Pressler, S., Sackner-Bernstein, J., Ordronneau, P. & Udelson, J. E., Oct 25 2006, In : American Journal of Cardiology. 98, 7 SUPPL., p. 60-66 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Compliance
Heart Failure
Quality of Life
Medicare
Patient Satisfaction
6 Citations (Scopus)

The PUMP UP tailored computerized program for heart failure care

Pressler, S., Litzelman, D., Wright, A., Perkins, S., Wu, J., Meyer, L. & Vaughn, M., Jan 2006, In : Nursing Outlook. 54, 1, p. 39-45 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Failure
Guideline Adherence
Health
Ambulatory Care
Quality of Life
2008
35 Citations (Scopus)

Ethnic Differences in Quality of Life in Persons With Heart Failure

Riegel, B., Moser, D. K., Rayens, M. K., Carlson, B., Pressler, S., Shively, M., Albert, N. M., Armola, R. R., Evangelista, L., Westlake, C. & Sethares, K., Feb 2008, In : Journal of Cardiac Failure. 14, 1, p. 41-47 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Failure
Quality of Life
Hispanic Americans
Chronic Disease
Ethnic Groups
1 Citation (Scopus)

Generating scientific models of knowledge using arcs

Kim, J., Pressler, S., Jones, J. & Graves, J. R., Nov 2008, In : Clinical Nurse Specialist. 22, 6, p. 286-292 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Software
Heart Failure
Cachexia
Observational Studies
Theoretical Models
28 Citations (Scopus)

Investigating Pain in Heart Failure Patients: Rationale and Design of the Pain Assessment, Incidence & Nature in Heart Failure (PAIN-HF) Study

Goodlin, S. J., Wingate, S., Pressler, S., Teerlink, J. R. & Storey, C. P., May 2008, In : Journal of Cardiac Failure. 14, 4, p. 276-282 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pain Measurement
Heart Failure
Pain
Incidence
Treatment Failure
15 Citations (Scopus)

Research in patients with heart failure: Challenges in recruitment

Pressler, S., Subramanian, U., Shaw, R. M., Meyer, L. E., Stoudemire, K. & Gradus-Pizlo, I., May 2008, In : American Journal of Critical Care. 17, 3, p. 198-203 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Failure
Research
Medical Records
2009
21 Citations (Scopus)
Compliance
Heart Failure
Quality of Life
carvedilol
Brain Natriuretic Peptide
28 Citations (Scopus)

Cognitive deficits in Heart failure: Re-cognition of vulnerability as a strange new world

Sloan, R. S. & Pressler, S., May 2009, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 24, 3, p. 241-248 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cognition
Heart Failure
Self Care
Dietary Sodium
Aptitude
82 Citations (Scopus)

Cognitive Impairments in Chronic Heart Failure: A Case Controlled Study

Sauvé, M. J., Lewis, W. R., Blankenbiller, M., Rickabaugh, B. & Pressler, S., Feb 2009, In : Journal of Cardiac Failure. 15, 1, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Failure
Myocardial Infarction
Independent Living
Neuropsychological Tests
Learning
22 Citations (Scopus)

Depressive symptoms and heart failure: Examining the sociodemographic variables

Rohyans, L. M. & Pressler, S., May 2009, In : Clinical Nurse Specialist. 23, 3, p. 138-144 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Failure
Depression
Marital Status
Knowledge Bases
Research
79 Citations (Scopus)

Family caregiver outcomes in heart failure

Pressler, S., Gradus-Pizlo, I., Chubinski, S. D., Smith, G., Wheeler, S., Wu, J. & Sloan, R., Mar 2009, In : American Journal of Critical Care. 18, 2, p. 149-159 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Caregivers
Heart Failure
Quality of Life
Health
Depression
7 Citations (Scopus)

Physical function of patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators

Kim, J. S., Pressler, S., Welch, J., Damush, T., Sloan, R. S., Wu, J. & Groh, W., Sep 2009, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 24, 5, p. 398-409 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Implantable Defibrillators
Interviews
Analysis of Variance
Regression Analysis
Prospective Studies
1 Citation (Scopus)

Validity and reliability of the chronic heart failure questionnaire mastery subscale in patients with defibrillators

Kim, J., Pressler, S., Welch, J. & Groh, W., Dec 2009, In : Western Journal of Nursing Research. 31, 8, p. 1057-1075 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Defibrillators
Reproducibility of Results
Heart Failure
Implantable Defibrillators
Anxiety
2010
66 Citations (Scopus)

Cognitive deficits and health-related quality of life in chronic heart failure

Pressler, S., Subramanian, U., Kareken, D., Perkins, S., Gradus-Pizlo, I., Sauvé, M. J., Ding, Y., Kim, J., Sloan, R., Jaynes, H. & Shaw, R. M., May 2010, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 25, 3, p. 189-198 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Failure
Quality of Life
Depression
Comorbidity
Executive Function
160 Citations (Scopus)

Cognitive deficits in chronic heart failure

Pressler, S., Subramanian, U., Kareken, D., Perkins, S., Gradus-Pizlo, I., Sauvé, M. J., Ding, Y., Kim, J., Sloan, R., Jaynes, H. & Shaw, R. M., Mar 2010, In : Nursing Research. 59, 2, p. 127-139 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Failure
Executive Function
Comorbidity
Healthy Volunteers
Depression
8 Citations (Scopus)

Exercise adoption among older, low-income women at risk for cardiovascular disease

Hays, L. M., Pressler, S., Damush, T., Rawl, S. & Clark, D., Jan 2010, In : Public health nursing (Boston, Mass.). 27, 1, p. 79-88 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiovascular Diseases
Exercise
Self Efficacy
African Americans
Referral and Consultation
86 Citations (Scopus)

Memory dysfunction, psychomotor slowing, and decreased executive function predict mortality in patients with heart failure and low ejection fraction

Pressler, S., Kim, J., Riley, P., Ronis, D. L. & Gradus-Pizlo, I., Sep 2010, In : Journal of Cardiac Failure. 16, 9, p. 750-760 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Executive Function
Short-Term Memory
Heart Failure
Mortality
Stroke Volume
46 Citations (Scopus)

Predictors of depressive symptoms in caregivers of patients with heart failure

Chung, M. L., Pressler, S., Dunbar, S. B., Lennie, T. A. & Moser, D. K., Sep 2010, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 25, 5, p. 411-419 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Caregivers
Heart Failure
Depression
Equipment and Supplies
Patient Care