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Barbara K. Haas

Barbara K. Haas

Title: David G. Braithwaite Professor in Nursing; Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs
Department: Nursing
Building: BRB 2220
Email: bhaas@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.566.7021

Degrees

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  • Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.S.N. Marquette University
  • B.S.N. The University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire

Biography

Courses Taught:

  • NURS 6330: Quantitative Research Design
  • NURS 6337: Advanced Research Design
  • NURS 6339: Mixed Methods Research

Interests:

My program of research broadly focuses on health promotion for persons with chronic illness. Within that philosophical perspective and umbrella, I conduct research on the concepts of self-efficacy, physical activity, symptom management, and quality of life for persons with cancer. My current research project is titled “Effect of Exercise during Adjuvant Chemotherapy Infusion for Breast Cancer” Barbara Haas & Cynthia Osborne, co-PIs, Kevin Gosselin, Gary Kimmel , Joyce O’Shaughnessy, co-investigators.

Recent Publications:

Roth, C., Wieck, K.L., Haas, B.K., & Fountain, R.  (in press). Hospital Nurses’ Perceptions of Human Factors Contributing to Nursing Errors. Journal of Nursing Administration.

Lobo, M.L., Haas, B.K., & Clark, M.  (in press – scheduled Jan/Feb 2015). NEXus: Evaluation of an Innovative Educational Consortium for Doctoral Education in Nursing. Journal of Professional Nursing.

Lake, P.K., Haas, B.K., & Matthews, M. (2014). FIT to Care: An Action Research Study Exploring the Use of Communication Theory to Strengthen Caring Relationships between Teachers and Students. International Journal of Human Caring, 18(3), pp.15-25

Thompson, S., Mastel-Smith, B., Duke, G., Haas, B.K., Vardaman, S., & Yarbrough, S. (2014). Military Nurses Caring for the Enemy.  International Journal of Human Caring, 18(2), pp. 61-70

Kimmel, G., Haas, B.K., & Hermanns, M. (2014). The Role of Exercise in Cancer Treatment: Bridging the Gap. Current Sports Medicine Reports, 13(4), pp. 246-252.

Chilton, J., Haas, B.K. & Gosselin, K. (2014). The Effect of a Wellness Program on Adolescent Females.  Western Journal of Nursing Research.  36(5) pp. 581 - 598
DOI: 10.1177/0193945913508844.

Hermanns, M., & Haas, B. K. (2014). One step at a time: A journey of hope, inspiration, and determination. The Qualitative Report, 19(14), 1-8. Retrieved from http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR19/hermanns14.pdf

Wieck, L., Alfred, D., Haas, B. K., Yarbrough, S. (2014). Using a strengths model to build an online nursing education program.  Journal of Professional Nursing, 30(3), pp. 233-242.              DOI: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2013.10.001

Weekes, C.N., Haas, B.K., Gosselin, K. (2014).  Expectations and Self-Efficacy of African American Parents Who Discuss Sexuality with their Adolescent Sons: An Intervention Study. Public Health Nursing, Vol. 31 No. 3, pp. 253–261

Duke, G., Haas, B.K., Yarbrough, S., & Northam, S. (2013). Pain management, knowledge, and attitudes of baccalaureate nursing students and faculty.  Pain Management Nursing 14(1), 11-19.  

Haas, B.K. Kimmel, G., Hermanns, M., & Deal, B. (2012). Community-based FitSTEPS for Life Exercise Program for Persons with Cancer: Five Year Evaluation.  Journal of Oncology Practice,8(6), 320-26.

Haas, B.K. & Kimmel, G. (2011). A community-based exercise program for cancer survivors: Taking patient care to the next level. Journal of Oncology Practice, 7(4), 252-256.

Hermanns, M, Deal, B., & Haas, B.K. (2012). Biopsychosocial and spiritual aspects of Parkinson's disease: An integrative review.  Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 44(4), 194-205.

Haas, B.K., Yarbrough, S., & Klotz, L.K. (2011). Journey to a PhD program. The Journal of Professional Nursing, 27(5), 269-282. doi:10.1016/j.profnurs.2011.04.006 Haas, B.K. & Kimmel, G. (2011). A community-based exercise program for cancer survivors: Taking patient care to the next level. Journal of Oncology Practice, 7(4), 252-256.

Haas, B.K. (2011). Fatigue, self-efficacy, physical activity and QOL in women with breast cancer. Cancer Nursing: An International Journal for Cancer Care, 34(4), 322-334.

Haas, B.K., & Northam, S. (2010). Development of the physical activity inventory assessment. Online Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 10 (4).

Grants (Current funding):

Baylor Foundation, 2013. “Effect of Exercise during Adjuvant Chemotherapy Infusion for Breast Cancer” Dr. Barbara Haas and Dr. Cynthia Osborne (co-PIs)

Stinson Bequest  Funding  2013.   “Effects of an 8-Week Exercise Training Intervention on Functional Tests in Elderly Female Cancer Survivors”  Dr. Joyce Ballard and Dr. Barbara Haas (co-PIs)

Recent Presentations:

February 2015 (accepted), The Research Journey: How to Get Where You're Going, Haas, B. K. & Hermanns, M., Southern Nursing Research Society Pre-Conference Workshop, Tampa, FL

November 2014, Point in Time the Fitsteps for Life Exercise Program Improves, Quality of Life of Persons with Cancer, Evey, J. (Honors Student), Haas, B.K., & Hermanns, M., National Collegiate Honors College Conference, Denver, CO

March 2014, Expectations and Self-Efficacy of African American Parents Who Discuss Sexuality with their Adolescent Sons: An Intervention Study. Weekes, C.N., Haas, B.K.,Gosselin, K, Midwest Nursing Research Society, St. Louis, MO

Haas, B.K., Reifsnider, E., Kommenich, P. (February 2014).  “Nexus: What’s in it for Us?” Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference; San Antonio, TX

Deal, B., Ballard, E., Ballard, N. Haas, B.K.  (November 2013) “Comprehensive Community-based Health Promotion Program for persons with Diabetes: A Pilot Study” Sigma Theta Tau International 42nd Biennial Convention; Indianapolis, IN

Haas, B.K., & Kimmel, G.  (July, 2013).  “Point in Time the FitSTEPS for Life Program Improves Quality of Life in Persons with Cancer” Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Conference; Prague, Czech Republic

Ballard, J., Haas, B., Roquemore, A., Ochs, A., & Marzilli, S.  (June 2013).  “Results of Exercise Training in Female Breast Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Study”.  American College of Sports Medicine; Indianapolis, IN

Haas, B.K., Teel, C., Komnenich, P., & McNeil, P.  (February 2013). “NEXus: Effectiveness of a Consortium   for Doctoral Education in Nursing” Symposium.  Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference; Little Rock, AR

Alfred, D., Wieck, L., Haas, B.K. & Yarbrough, S.  (January 2013).  “Using a Strengths Model to Build an Online PhD Nursing Program and Create a Positive Learning Environment”  American Association of Colleges in Nursing Doctoral Education Conference; San Diego, CA

Porthier, P., Lobo, M., & Haas, B.K.  (January 2013).  “NEXus: An Innovative Approach to Doctoral Education”  American Association of Colleges in Nursing Doctoral Education Conference; San Diego, CA

Thoughts on Teaching:

I view myself as a fellow traveler on a journey of discovery. In my 20+ years of academic travels, students have enlightened me repeatedly. The opportunity to awaken curiousity, stimulate ideas, challenge thinking, encourage dreams, and inspire -- these are the privileges of a teacher-student relationship.

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