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Kathleen Abrahamson

Contact Information
Email: kaabraha@purdue.edu
Office: JNSN 214 Map
Phone: (765)-494-4019
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Associate Professor, School of Nursing

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PhD Purdue University Sociology 2008

Research Interests

Long term care, implementation of healthcare quality improvement, quality of life and work within nursing home settings.

Teaching Interests

Research methods, health care policy.



Selected Publications

Abrahamson, K., Hass, Z., Morgan, K., Fulton, B., & Ramanujam, R. (2016). The Relationship Between Nurse-Reported Safety Culture and the Patient Experience. Journal of Nursing Administration, 46(12), 662-668.

Forster, A., Foli, K. J., Abrahamson, K., & Richards, E. (2016). Adults Who Are Adopted: Implications for Nurse Practitioners. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(8), e351-e353.

Abrahamson, K., Davila, H., Rehkamp, N., & Arling, G. (2016). Is There a Business Case for Nursing Home Quality Improvement?. Nursing Economics, 34(5), 224.

Savage, B*., Foli, K., Edwards, N. & Abrahamson, K. (2016) Familism and Health Care of Older Hispanic Adults Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 42(1): 21-29.

Cai, K.* & Abrahamson, K. (2016) How Exercise Influences Cognitive Performance when Mild Cognitive Impairment Exists: A Literature Review Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 54(1): 25-35.

Davila, H., Abrahamson, K., Mueller, C., Inui, G., Arling, G., and Black, A. (2016) Nursing Assistant Perceptions of their Role in Nursing Home Quality Improvement Processes Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 31(3): 282-289.

Nazir, A., Myers, J.*, Bernard, B. & Abrahamson, K. (2015) Can Patients be the CEO of their Skilled Nursing Stay? Description of a Person-Centered Model of Sub-acute Care Journal of the American Medical Directors Association,16(11): 905-907.

Abrahamson, K., Miech, E., Wood Davila, H., Mueller, C., Cooke, V. & Arling, G. (2015) Pay-for-Performance Policy and Data-driven Decision Making among Nursing Home Staff: a qualitative examination BMJ Quality and Safety, 24(5): 311-315.

Abrahamson, K., DeCrane, S., Mueller, C., Wood Davila, H. & Arling, G. (2015) Implementation of a Nursing Home Quality Improvement Project to Reduce Resident Pain: A Qualitative Case Study Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 30(3):261-268.

White, J., Duncan, D., Bradley, D., Nicholson, T., Bonaguro, J. & Abrahamson, K. (2015) Substance Abuse Policies in Long Term Care Facilities: A Survey with Implications for Education of Long Term Care Providers Educational Gerontology,41(7):519-526.

Arling, Greg, Valerie Cooke, Teresa Lewis, Anthony Perkins, David Grabowski and Kathleen Abrahamson (2013) "Minnesota's Provider Initiated Approach Yields Care Quality Gains at Participating Nursing Homes" Health Affairs. 32: 1631-1638.

Abrahamson, Kathleen, Christine Mueller, Heather Davila, Thomas Inui and Greg Arling (2013) "Examining the Lived Experience of Nursing Home Quality Improvement: The Case of a Multi-facility Falls Reduction Project" Research in Gerontological Nursing. 39: 24-30.

Abrahamson, Kathleen, Priscilla Arling, and Greg Arling (2013) "A State Sponsored Policy to Improve Nursing Home Quality: The Perspective of Providers" Annals of Long Term Care. 21: 20-24.

Abrahamson, Kathleen, Teresa Lewis, Anthony Perkins, Daniel Clark, Arif Nazir, and Greg Arling (2013)"Nursing Home Characteristics and Nursing Home Resident Quality of Life" Journal of Aging and Health. 25 (4): 574-588.

Abrahamson, Kathleen, Dana Burr-Bradley, Kristopher H. Morgan, Bradley Fulton and Boubakari Ibrahimou (2013) "Influence of Satisfaction with Services on Overall Life Satisfaction Among Assisted Living Residents" Journal of Housing for the Elderly 27 (1-2):127-190.

Abrahamson, K., R. Ramanujam and J. G. Anderson. (2013). "Co-Worker Characteristics and Nurse Perception of Safety Climate." International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance 26(5): 447-454.

Abrahamson, Kathleen, Daniel Clark, Anthony Perkins and Greg Arling (2012) "Does Cognitive Impairment Influence Quality of Life among Nursing Home Residents?" The Gerontologist 52 (5):632-640.

Abrahamson, Kathleen, Dana Burr-Bradley, Kristopher H. Morgan, and Bradley Fulton (2012) "Does Functional Status Influence Satisfaction among Assisted Living Residents?" Seniors Housing and Care Journal 20 (1): 85-97.

Abrahamson, Kathleen, Rebekah Fox, and Brad Doebbeling (2012) "Facilitators and Barriers to Clinical Practice Guideline Use Among Nurses" American Journal of Nursing 112 (7): 38-47.

Abrahamson, K., P. Arling, B. Wesorick, and J. G. Anderson. 2012. "An Application of the Socio-technical Systems Approach to Implementation of Electronic Evidence into Practice: The Clinical Practice Model Framework." International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare 1:13-20.

Abrahamson, Kathleen, Karl Pillemer, Jori Sechrist and J. Jill Suitor (2011) "Does Race Influence Conflict Between Nursing Home Staff and the Family Members of Residents?" Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences 66B (6): 750-755.

Arling, Greg, Kathleen Abrahamson, Valerie Cooke, Robert Kane, and Teresa Lewis (2011) "Facility and Market Factors Affecting Transitions from Nursing Home to the Community" Medical Care 49 (9): 790-796.

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