Faculty Associates

Karen S. Yehle

Contact Information
Email: kyehle |at| purdue.edu
Office: JNSN 238 Map
Phone: (765) 494-4011
Fax: (765) 494-6339
Homepage: Homepage
Associate Professor of Nursing

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A.D. Purdue University Nursing
B.S. Purdue University Calumet Nursing
M.S. DePaul University Nursing
Ph.D. Touro University International Health Sciences

Research Interests

Dr. Yehle's research is focused on self-care behaviors and self-efficacy in people with heart failure. She is also interested in the impact of health literacy on self-care. Current research includes exploring these variables in patients with heart failure who are using telehealth and home health services.

Teaching Interests

Sociocultural influences on health, Issues in professional nursing


Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering


Chen, A., Yehle, K., Plake, K., Murawski, M., & Mason, H. (in press). Health literacy and self-care of patients with heart failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.

Yehle, K., & Royal, P. (2010). Changing the post-clinical conference: New time, new place, new methods equal success. Nursing Education Perspectives, 31(4), 256-258.

Yehle, K., & Plake, K. (2010). Self-efficacy and educational interventions in heart failure: A review of the literature. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 25(3), 175-188, DOI: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e3181c71e8e.

Yehle, K., Hess, A., Plake, K., Murawski, M., & Mason, H. (2010). Health literacy and self-care of patients with heart failure [Abstract]. Heart & Lung, 39(4), 351.

Ridge, T. D., Murage, W. J., & Yehle, K. (2010). A randomized comparative trial between individual office visits and shared medical appointments in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus [Abstract]. Diabetes, 59 (Supplement 1), A345.

Yehle, K., Sands, L., Rhynders, P., & Newton, G. (2009). The effect of shared medical appointments on knowledge and self-care in patients with heart failure: A pilot study. Heart & Lung 38(1), 25-33.

Yehle, K., & Chang, K. (2009). Baccalaureate students' knowledge of heart failure education concepts [Abstract]. Heart & Lung, 38(3), 265-266.

Kiersma, M., Chen, A., Yehle, K., & Plake, K. (2012). Validation of an empathy scale in pharmacy and nursing students. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 77(5), Article 94.

Prasun, M. A., Casida, J., Howie-Esquivel, J., Pozehl, B., Fahlberg, B., Johnson, C., Mock, J., Quinn, J., Yehle, K., & Baas, L. (2012). Practice patterns of heart failure nurses. Heart & Lung, 41(3), 218-225.

Toebbe, S., Yehle, K., Kirkpatrick, J., & Coddington, J. (2013). Hypoplastic left heart syndrome: Parent support for early decision-making. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28, 383-392.

Yehle, K. S., Chen, A. M. H., Plake, K. S., Yi, J. S., & Mobley, A. R. (2012) A qualitative analysis of coronary heart disease patient views of dietary adherence and web-based and mobile-based nutrition tools. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 32(4), 203-209.

Yehle, K., & Chang, K. (2012). The integration of an online module on student learning. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 30(11), 598-603.

Yehle, K., Chen, A., Plake, K., Yi, J., & Mobley, A. (2012). A qualitative analysis of coronary heart disease patients' views of dietary adherence and of web-based and mobile-based nutrition tools Journal of Cardioplumonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 32(4), 203-209.

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