Faculty: McDonald

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Deborah McDonald
PhD, RN

Associate Professor


deborah.mcdonald@uconn.edu

P: (860) 486-3714
F: (860) 486-0001

University of Connecticut
School of Nursing
Storrs Hall, Room 308
231 Glenbrook Rd. U-4026
Storrs, CT 06269


Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Pain Management

 

  • Older Adults

 

  • Communication between Patients and Health Care Practitioners

Recent Selected Publications

  • McDonald, D., & Barri, C. (in press). The Pain Management Life History Calendar: A Pilot Study. Pain Management Nursing. #*

 

  • McDonald, D., Ambrose, M., & Morey, B. (2014). Hispanic Inpatient Pain. Western Journal of Nursing Research. Advanced online publication. PMID: 24958761#*

 

  • Hehl, J., & McDonald, D. (2014). Older adults’ pain communication during ambulatory medical visits: An exploration of communication accommodation theory. Pain Management Nursing, 15, 466-73. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2012.03.007#*

 

  • Puia, D., & McDonald, D. (2014). Older Black adult osteoarthritis pain communication. Pain Management Nursing, 15, 229-235. #*

 

  • McDonald, D. (2014). Trialing to pain control: A grounded theory study. Research in Nursing & Health. 37, 107-16.#*

 

  • McDonald, D., Walsh, S., Vergara, C., & Gifford, T. (2013). The effect of a virtual pain coach on pain management discussions: A pilot study. Pain Management Nursing, 14, 200-9 #*

 

  • McDonald, D., Walsh, S., Vergara, C., Gifford, T., & Weiner, D. (2012). The effect of a Spanish virtual pain coach for older adults: A pilot study. Pain Medicine, 13, 1397-406. #*

 

  • McDonald, D., Molloy, B. (2012). Factors predicting older adults’ use of exercise and acetaminophen for osteoarthritis pain. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 24, 669-674. #*

 

  • McDonald, D., & Walsh, S. (2012). Older adult osteoarthritis pain management: Results from the 2008 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 24, 107-112.#*

 

  • Jorge, J., & McDonald, D. (2011). Hispanic older adults’ osteoarthritis pain communication. Pain Management Nursing, 12, 173-179.#*

 

  • Shea, M., & McDonald, D. (2011). Factors associated with increased pain communication by older adults. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 33, 196-206. #*

 

  • McDonald, D., Gifford, T., & Walsh, S. (2011). The effect of a virtual pain coach on older adults’ pain communication: A pilot study. Pain Management Nursing, 12(1), 50-56. #*

 

  • McDonald, D., & Fedo, J. (2009). Older adults’ pain communication: The effect of interruption. Pain Management Nursing. 10(3):149-53. #*

 

  • Merkle, D. & McDonald D. (2009). Use of recommended osteoarthritis pain treatment by older adults. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65, 828-235. #*

 

  • McDonald, D., Shea, M., Rose, L., & Fedo, J. (2009). The effect of pain question phrasing on older adult pain information. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 37, 1050-1060. #*

 

  • McDonald D. (2009). Older adults’ pain descriptions. Pain Management Nursing. 10(3):142-8. #*