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Overview

On the cutting edge of nursing research

Research faculty at the MSU College of Nursing are committed to addressing today’s most pressing challenges.

Our researchers are focused on two areas:

Symptom science development for self-management of chronic conditions

This includes how to reduce symptoms and promote self-management across the chronic illness continuum, as well as conducting translational research for evidence-based interventions.

Examples of current research areas:

  • The feasibility and efficacy of online meditation training for caregivers of patients with advanced cancer
  • Benefits of complementary therapies for symptom management among cancer patients
  • Development of a toolkit to help cancer patients better self-manage their treatment and symptoms

 

Health promotion and risk reduction

This includes the promotion of positive behavior change and conducting translational research which empowers individuals, families and communities to reduce risk.
 
Examples of current research areas:

  • Use of apps to promote exercise in at-risk populations
  • Promoting adolescent exercise to prevent weight problems or obesity
  • The impact of stress on childhood obesity 

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