Research Bibliography/Seminal Works

Synthesis Research: Methodology Publications and Synthesis Research Reports about Family

Selected Bibliography developed by: Dr. Kathleen Knafl (kknafl@email.unc.edu)
Associate Dean for Research and Frances Hill Fox Distinguished Professor
School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

(Updated February 2015)

Chesla, K., & Rungreangkulkij, S. (2001). Nursing research on family processes in chronic illness in ethnically diverse families: A decade review. Journal of Family Nursing, 7, 230-243.

Cooper, H. (2010). Research synthesis and meta-analysis: A step-by-step approach (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Crandell, J., Voils, C., & Sandelowski, M. (2012). Bayesian approaches to the synthesis of qualitative and quantitative research findings. In K. Hannes & C. Lockwood (Eds.), Synthesizing qualitative research: Choosing the right approach (pp.137-159). Oxford, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.

Egan. M., Bambra, C., Petticre, M., & Whitehead, M. (2009) Reviewing evidence on complex social interventions: Appraising implementation in systematic reviews of the health effects of organizational-level workplace interventions. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 63, 4-11.

Gough, D., Thomas, J., & Oliver, S. (2012). Clarifying differences between review designs and methods. Systematic Reviews, 1(28). Retrieved from  http://systematicreviewsjournal.com/content/1/1/28

Higgins J., & Green, S. (2008). Cochrane handbook for systematic reviews of interventions. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Knafl, K. A. (2015). Family synthesis researchPossibilities and challenges [Guest Editorial]. Journal of Family Nursing, 21(1), 310. doi:10.1177/1074840714568740

Knafl, K. A., & Gilliss, C. L. (2002). Families and chronic illness: A synthesis of current research. Journal of Family Nursing, 8(3), 178-198. doi: 10.1177/107484070200800302

Knafl, K., Leeman, J., Havill, N., Crandell, J., &  Sandelowski, M. (2015).  Delimiting family in syntheses of research on childhood chronic conditions and family life. Family Process, 54(11), 173-184.  doi: 10.1111/famp.12101

Knafl, K., & Whittemore, R. (2005). The integrative review: Updated methodology.  Journal of Advanced Nursing, 52(5), 546–553. doi10.1111/j.1365-2648.2005.03621.x

Östlund, U., & Persson, C. (2014). Examining family responses to Family Systems Nursing interventions: An integrative review. Journal of Family Nursing, 20, 259-286. doi:10.1177/1074840714542962

Pope, C., Mays, N., & Popay, J. (2007). Synthesizing qualitative and quantitative health evidence. Berkshire, United Kingdom, Open University Press.

Sandelowski, M., Leeman, J., Knafl, K., & Crandell, J. (2013). Text-in-context: A method for extracting findings in mixed-methods mixed research synthesis studies. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69, 1428-37.

Sandelowski, M. (2008). Reading, writing, and systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 64, 104-110.

Sandelowski, M., & Barroso, J. (2007). Handbook for synthesizing qualitative research.  New York, NY: Springer.

Whittemore, R., Chao, A., Jang, M., Minges, K. E., & Park, C. (2014). Methods for knowledge synthesis: An overview.  Heart & Lung, 43, 453-461. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2014.05.014

Wilkins, K., & Woodgate, R. (2005). A review of qualitative research on the childhood cancer experience from the perspective of siblings: A need to give them voice. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 22, 305-319.


Family Research: Conceptual and Methodological Issues

Selected Bibliography developed by: Dr. Kathleen Knafl (kknafl@email.unc.edu)
Associate Dean for Research and Frances Hill Fox Distinguished Professor
School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

(Updated November 2016)

Nature & Purpose of Family Research

Bengtson, V. L., Accock, A. C., Allen, K. A., Dilworth-Anderson, P., & Klein, D. M. (2005). Theory and theorizing in family research. In V. L. Bengtson, A. C. Accock, K. A. Allen, P. Dilworth-Anderson, & D. M. Klein (Eds.), Sourcebook of family theory and research (pp. 3-33). Thousands Oaks, CA: Sage.

Beutler, I. F., Wesley, R., & Bahr, K. S. (1989). The family realm: Theoretical contributions for understanding its uniqueness. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 51, 805-816.

Crane, D. R., & Marshall, E. S. (Eds.). (2006). Handbook of families and health: Interdisciplinary perspectives. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Fisher, L., Terry, H. E., & Ransom, D. C. (1990). Advancing a family perspective in health research: Models and methods. Family Process, 29, 177-189.

Ganong, L. H. (1995). Current trends and issues in family nursing research. Journal of Family Nursing, 1, 171-206.

Ganong, L. (2011). Return of the “Intimate Outsider”: Current trends and issues in family nursing research revisited.  Journal of Family Nursing, 17(4), 416-440.

Litman, T. J. (1974). The family as a basic unit in health and medical care: A social-behavioral overview. Social Science & Medicine, 8, 495-519. (A classic paper)

Park, M., & Chesla, C. (2007). Revisiting Confucianism as a conceptual framework for Asian family study. Journal of Family Nursing13, 293-311.

Street, E., & Soldan, J. (1998). A conceptual framework for the psychosocial issues faced by families with genetic conditions. Family Systems & Health, 16, 217-232.

Van Riper, M. (2010).  Genomics and the family: Integrative frameworks.  In K. P. Tercyak (Ed.), Handbook of genomics and the family (pp. 109-139).  New York, NY:  Springer.


Conceptual Underpinnings of Family Research

Boss, P. (2004). Ambiguous loss research, theory, and practice: Reflections after 9/11. Journal of Marriage and Family, 66, 51-566.

Gilliss, C. L. (1983). The family as a unit of analysis: Strategies for the nurse researcher. Advances in Nursing Science, 5(3), 50-59.

Griffin, D., & Gonzalez, R. (2003). Models of dyadic social interaction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B Biological Sciences, 358(1431), 573-581.

Harman, J. J., & Amico, K. R. (2009). The relationship-oriented information-motivation-behavioral skills model: A multilevel structural equation model among dyads. AIDS and Behavior, 13(2), 173-184.

Knafl, K., Deatrick, J., & Gallo, A. (2008). The interplay of concepts, data, and methods in the development of the Family Management Style Framework. Journal of Family Nursing14, 412-428.

Knafl, K., & Deatrick, J. (2003). Further refinement of the Family Management Style Framework. Journal of Family Nursing9, 232-256.

Larsen, A., & Olson, D. H. (1990). Capturing the complexity of family systems: Integrating family theory, family scores, and family analysis. In T.W. Draper & A. Marcos (Eds.), Family variables: Conceptualization measurement, and use (pp. 19-47).  Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Lingler, J. H., Sherwood, P. R., Crighton, M. H., Song, M. K., & Happ, M. B. (2008).Conceptual challenges in the study of caregiver-care recipient relationships. Nursing Research, 57(5), 367-372.

Park, M., & Chesla, C. (2007). Revisiting Confucianism as a conceptual framework for Asian family study.Journal of Family Nursing13, 293-311.

Rolland, J. (1999). Parental illness and disability: A family systems framework. Journal of Family Therapy, 21, 242-266.

Rungreangkulkij, S., & Gilliss, C. (2000). Conceptual approaches to studying family caregiving for persons with severe mental illness. Journal of Family Nursing, 6, 341-366.

Song, M., Sandelowski, M., & Happ, M. (2010). Current practices and emerging trends inconducting mixed methods intervention studies in the health sciences. In A.Tashakkori & C. Teddlie (Eds.), Handbook of mixed methods in social & behavioral research (pp. 725-747). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Street, E., & Soldan, J. (1998). A conceptual framework for the psychosocial issues faced by families with genetic conditions. Family Systems & Health16, 217-232.

Van Riper, M. (2010). Genomics and the family: Integrative frameworks. In K.P. Tercyak (Ed.), Handbook of genomics and the family (pp109-139). New York, NY: Springer.

White, J. M., & Klein, D. M. (2007). Family theories (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


General Design Issues in Family Research

Chesla, C., & Rungreangkulkij,S. (2001). Nursing research on family processes in chronic illness in ethnically diverse families: A decade review. Journal of Family Nursing, 7, 230-243.

*Feetham, S. (1991). Conceptual and methodological issues in research of families. In A. Whall & J. Fawcett,Family theory development in nursing: State of the science and art, (pp. 55-68). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.

Hadley, E. K., Smith, C. A. M., Gallo, A. M., Angst, D. B., & Knafl, K. A. (2008). Parents’ perspectives on having their children interviewed for research. Research in Nursing & Health, 31, 4-11.

Horowitz, J. A., Ladden, M. D., & Moriarty, H. J. (2002).  Methodological challenges in research with vulnerable families.  Journal of Family Nursing 8 (4), 315-333.

Lynn, M. R. (1995). Family research: Consideration of who to study. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 10, 383-384.

*McCann, J. J., Hebert, L .E., Beckett, L. A., Morris, M. C., Scherr, P. A., & Evans, D. A.  (2000). Comparison of informal caregiving by black and white older adults in a community population.  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 48, 1612-1617.

Niska, K., Synder, M., & Lia-Hoagberg, B. (1999).  The meaning of family health among Mexican-American first-time mothers and fathers.  Journal of Family Nursing 5(2), 218-233.

Racher, F. E., Kaufert, J. M., & Havens, B. (2000). Conjoint research interviews with frail, elderly couples:  Methodological implications.  Journal of Family Nursing 6(4), 367-379.

Uphold, C., & Strickland, O. (1989). Issues related to the unit of analysis in family research, Western Journal of Nursing11, 405-417.


Qualitative & Mixed Methods Family Research

Ayres, L., Kavanaugh, K., & Knafl, K. (2003). Within and across-case approaches to qualitative data analysis.Journal of Qualitative Health Research13, 871-883.

Bell, L., Paul, D., St-Cyr Tribble, D., & Goulet, C.  (2000).  Strategies to elicit and analyze relational family data.  Journal of Family Nursing 6(4), 380-399.

Conger, R. D., Brainerd, D. W., Birch, L. L., Friedberg, P. J., & Navarro, L. A.  (1986).  Assessing the quality of family observations:  A comparative analysis.  Journal of Marriage and the Family 48, 361-373.

Coyer, S., & Gallo, A. (2005). Secondary analysis of data. Journal of Pediatric Health Care19, 60-63.

Fiese, B. H., & Spagnola, M. (2005). Narratives in and about families : An examination of coding schemes and a guide for family researchers. Journal of Family Psychology, 151-61.

Fiese, B. H., & Wamboldt, F. S. (2003). Coherent accounts of coping with a chronic illness: Convergence and divergence in family measurement using narrative analysis. Family Process, 42, 3-15.

Ganong, L., & Coleman, M. (2014). Qualitative research on family relationships. Journal of Social & Personal Relationships, 31(4), 451-459. doi: 10.1177/0265407514520828

Gilgun, J. (2005). Qualitative research and family psychology. Journal of Family Psychology, 19, 40-50.

Gilgun, J. (1999). Methodological pluralism and qualitative family research. In S. K. Steinmetz, M. B. Sussman, & G. W. Peterson (Eds.). Handbook of marriage and the family (2nd ed., pp 219-261). New York, NY: Plenum Press.

Gilgun, J. (2004). Deductive qualitative analysis and family theory-building. In V. Bengston, P. Dillworth Anderson, K. Allen, A. Acock, & D. Klein (Eds.). Sourcebook of family theory and research (pp. 83-85). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Harden, J., Backett-Milburn, K., Hill, M., & MacLean, A. (2010). Oh, what a tangled web we weave: Experiences of doing ‘multiple perspectives’ research in families. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 13, 441-452.

Harden, J. K., Northouse, L. L., & Mood, D. W. (2006). Qualitative analysis of couples’ experience with prostate cancer by age cohort. Cancer Nursing, 29(5), 367-377.

Knafl, K., & Ayres, L. (1996).  Managing large qualitative data sets in family research.  Journal of Family Nursing, 2, 350-364.

Knafl, K., & Deatrick, J. (2006). Family management style and the challenge of moving from conceptualization to measurement. Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses, 23, 12-18.

Leech, N., & Onwuegbuzie, A. (2009). A typology of mixed methods research designs. Quality and Quantity, 43, 265-275.

Sandelowski, M. (2010). What’s in a name? Qualitative description revisited. Research in Nursing and Health, 33, 77-84.

NEW Entry:  Wu, Y. P., Thompson, D., Arian, K. J., McQuaid, E. L., & Deatrick J. A. (2016).  Commentary: Writing and evaluating qualitative research reports. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 41(5), 493-505. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsw032


Quantitative Family Research

Bartle-Haring, S., Kenney, D., & Gavazzi, S.  (1999).  Multiple perspectives on family differentiation: Analyses by multitrait-multimethod matrix and triadic social relations model.  Journal of Marriage and the Family 61, 491-503.

Campbell, L., & Kashy, D. (2002). Estimating actor, partner, and interaction effects for dyadic data using PROC MIXED and HLM: A user-friendly guide. Personal Relationships, 9(3), 327.

Chang, A.-L., & Kelly, P. J. (2011). Application of a hierarchical model incorporating intrafamilial correlation and cluster effects.  Nursing Research, 60, 208-212.

Clarke, S. P.  (1995).  Methodological commentary:  Characteristics of families–implications for statistical analysis in family nursing research.  Canadian Journal of Nursing Research 27(1), 47-55.

Cook, W., & Kenny, D. (2005). The Actor-partner interdependence model: A model of bidirectional effects in developmental studies. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 29(2), 101.

Cook, W .L. (1994). A structural equation model of dyadic relationships within the family system. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 62(3), 500-509.

Cook, W. L., & Kenny, D. A. (2006). Examining the validity of self-report assessments of family functioning: A question of the level of analysis. Journal of Family Psychology, 20(2), 209-216.

Davis, L. L.  (1993).  Family scores revisited–a comparison of three approaches to data aggregation.  Western Journal of Nursing Research 15(5), 649-657.

Deal, J. E.  (1995).  Utilizing data from multiple family members:  A within-family approach. Journal of Marriage and the Family 57, 1109-1121.

Deal, J.E., & Anderson, E.R. (1995).  Reporting and interpreting results in family research.  Journal of Marriage and the Family, 57, 1040-1048.

Dick, D. M., Johnson, J. K., Viken, R. J., & Rose, R. J.  (2000).  Testing between-family associations in within-family comparisons.  Psychological Sciences 11(5), 409-413.

Feetham, S. L., Perkins, M., & Carroll, R.  (1993).  Exploratory analysis:  A technique for the analysis of dyadic data in research of families.  In S. Feetham, S. Meister, J. Bell, & C. Gilliss (Eds.).  The nursing of families(pp. 99-110). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Ferketich, S. L., & Mercer, R.T.  (2002).  Focus on psychometrics in aggregating family data.  Research in Nursing & Health 15, 313-317.

Fisher, L., Kokes, R. F., Ransom, D. C., Phillips, S. L., & Rudd, P.  (1985).  Alternative strategies for creating “relational” family data.  Family Process 24(2), 213-224.

Kashy, D. A., & Snyder, D. K. (1995). Measurement and data analytic issues in couples research.  Psychological Assessment, 7(3), 338-348.

Jacobsen, B. S., Tulman, L., & Lowery, B .J. (1991).  Three sides of the same coin:  The analysis of paired data from dyads.  Nursing Research, 40(6), 359-363.

Johnson, D. R. (1995).  Alternative methods for the quantitative analysis of panel data in family research:  Pooled time-series models.  Journal of Marriage and the Family, 57, 1065-1077.

Maguire, M. C. (1999).  Treating the dyad as the unit of analysis:  A primer on three analytic approaches. Journal of Marriage and the Family 61(1), 213-223.

McLaughlin, S. D., & Otto, L. B. (1981).  Canonical correlation analysis in family research. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 43(1), 7-16.

Kenny, D., Kashy, D., & Cook, W. (2006). Dyadic data analysis: New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Knafl, G., Knafl, K., & McCorkle, R. (2005). Mixed models incorporating intra-familial correlation through spatial autoregression. Research in Nursing & Health, 28, 348-356.

Knafl, G., Dixon, J., O’Malley, J., Grey, M., Deatrick, J., Gallo, A., Knafl, K. (2009). Analysis of cross-sectional univariate measurements for family dyads using linear mixed modeling. Journal of Family Nursing, 15, 130-151.

Lynn, M. R. (1995). Family research: Consideration of who to study. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 10, 383-384.

Lavee, Y., McCubbin, H. I., & Patterson, J .M.  (1985).  The double ABCX model of family stress and adaptation:  An empirical test by analysis of structural equations with latent variables.  Journal of Marriage and the Family, Nov.,811-825.

Lyons, K. S., & Sayer, A. G. (2005). Longitudinal dyad models in family research. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 67(4), 1048-1060.

Olsen, J. A., & Kenny, D. A. (2006). Structural equation modeling with interchangeable dyads. Psychological Methods, 11(2), 127-141.

Rayens, M. K., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2003). A new methodological approach in nursing research: An actor, partner, and interaction effect model for family outcomes. Research in Nursing and Health, 26(5), 409-419.

Szinovacz, M. E., & Egley, L. C.  (1995). Comparing one-partner and couple data on sensitive marital behaviors:  The case of marital violence.  Journal of Marriage and the Family, 57, 995-1010.

Teachman, J. D., Carver, K., & Day, R.  (1995).  A model for the analysis of paired data. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 57, 1011-1024.

Thompson, L., & Walker, A.J.  (1982).  The dyad as the unit of analysis:  Conceptual and methodological issues.  Journal of Marriage and the Family, 44(4), 889-900.  (a classic paper)

Thomson, E., & Williams, R.  (1982).  Beyond wives’ family sociology:  A method for analyzing couple data. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 44(4), 999-1008.

Uphold, C.R., & Strickland, O.L. (1989).  Issues related to the unit of analysis in family nursing research. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 11(4), 405-417.

West, T.V., Popp, D., & Kenny, D.A. (2008). A guide for the estimation of gender and sexual orientation effects in dyadic data: An actor-partner interdependence model approach. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34(3), 321-336.

Wickrama, K.A.S., Lorenz, F.O., Conger, R.D., & Elder, G.H.  (1997).  Marital quality and physical illness:  A latent growth curve analysis.  Journal of Marriage and the Family 59, 143-155.


Measurement of Family Variables

Alderfer, M. A., Fiese, B. H., Gold, J. I., Cutuli. J. J., Holmbeck, G. N., Goldbeck, L.,…Patterson, J. (2008). Evidence-based assessment in pediatric psychology: Family measures. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 33, 1046-1061. (Don’t miss the supplemental data on-line at this article’s e-journal site: http://jpepsy.oxfordjournals.org.libproxy.lib.unc.edu/cgi/content/full/jsm083/DC1)

DeVellis, R. (2012). Scale development: Theory and applications (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Ganong, L. (2003). Selecting family measurements. Journal of Family Nursing9, 184-206.

Knafl, K., & Deatrick, J. (2006). Family management style and the challenge of moving from conceptualization to measurement. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 23, 12-18.

Neabel, B., Fothergill-Bourbonnais, F., & Dunning J. (2000). Issues in family care. Family assessment tools: A review of the literature. Heart and Lung: Journal of Acute & Critical Care29, 196-209.

Lou, H., Birthe, D., Pedersen, D., & Hedegaard, M. (2009). Questions never asked. Positive family outcomes of extremely premature childbirth. Quality of Life Research, 18, 567-573.


Intervention Research with Families

Berry, D., Sheehan, R., Heschel, R., Knafl, K., Melkus, G., & Grey, M. (2004). Family-based interventions for childhood obesity: A review. Journal of Family Nursing, 10, 429-449.

Burke, S. (2001). Effects of stress-point intervention with families of repeatedly hospitalized children. Journal of Family Nursing, 7, 128-158.

Carr, A., (2009). The effectiveness of family therapy and systemic interventions for child-focused problems.Journal of Family Therapy, 31, 3-45.

Chesla, C. A. (2010).  Do family interventions improve health?  Journal of Family Nursing, 16(4), 355-377.

Duhamel, F., Dupuis, F., Reidy, M., & Nadon, N. (2007). A qualitative evaluation of a family nursing intervention. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 21(1), 43-49. doi: 10.1097/00002800-200701000-00009

Fisher, L. & Weihs, K. (2000). Can addressing family relationships  improve outcomes in chronic disease?The Journal of Family Practice, 49561-566.

Houger Limacher, L., & Wright, L. M. (2006). Exploring the therapeutic family intervention of commendations: Insights from research. Journal of Family Nursing, 12, 307-331.  doi:10.1177/1074840706291696

Kazak, A., (2005). Evidence-based interventions for survivors of childhood cancer and their families. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39, 29-39.

Lauver, D. R., Ward, S. E., Heidrich, S. M., Keller, M. L., Bowers, B. J., Brennan, P. F.,…Wells, T.J. (2002). Patient-centered interventions. Research in Nursing & Health, 25(4), 246-255.

Martire, L., Lustig, A., Schulz, R. Miller, G., & Helgeson, V. (2004). Is it beneficial to involve a family member? A meta-analysis of psychosocial interventions for chronic illness. Health Psychology, 23, 599-611.

McBroom, L.A., & Enriquez, M. (2009). Review of family-centered interventions to enhance the health outcomes of children with type 1 diabetes. The Diabetes Educator, 35, 428-38.

Moules, N. J. (2009). Therapeutic letters in nursing: Examining the character and  influence of the written word in clinical work with families experiencing illness.  Journal of Family Nursing, 15(1), 31-49.  doi:10.1177/1074840709331639

Östlund, U., Bäckström, B., Saveman, B.-I., Lindh, V., & Sundin, K. (2016). A Family Systems Nursing approach for families following a stroke: Family Health Conversations. Journal of Family Nursing, 22(2), 148-171. doi: 10.1177/1074840716642790

Östlund, U., & Persson, C. (2014). Examining family responses to Family Systems Nursing interventions: An integrative review. Journal of Family Nursing, 20, 259-286. doi:10.1177/1074840714542962

Robinson, C. A., & Wright, L. M. (1995).  Family nursing interventions: What families say makes a difference.  Journal of Family Nursing, 1(3), 327-345.  doi:10.1177/107484079500100306

Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Sigurdardottir, A. O. (2013). Benefits of a brief therapeutic conversation intervention for families of children and adolescents in active cancer treatment.  Oncology Nursing Forum, 40(5), E346-E357. doi: 10.1188/13.ONF.E346-E357

Svavarsdottir, E. K., Sigurdardottir, A. O., & Tryggvadottir, G. B. (2014).  Strengths-oriented therapeutic conversations for families of children with chronic illnesses:  Findings from the Landspitali University Hospital Family Nursing Implementation Project. Journal of Family Nursing, 20(1), 13-50.  doi:10.1177/1074840713520345

Svavarsdottir, E.K., Tryggvadottir, G.B., & Sigurdardottir, A.O. (2012). Knowledge translation in family nursing: Does a short-term therapeutic conversation intervention benefit families of children or adolescents within a hospital setting? Findings from the Landspitali University Hospital Family Nursing Implementation Project. Journal of Family Nursing, 18(3), 303-327. doi:10.1177/1074840712449202

Sveinbjarnardottir, E. K., Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Wright, L. M. (2013). What are the benefits of a short therapeutic conversation intervention with acute psychiatric patients and their families? A controlled before and after study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50(5), 593-602.

Thirsk, L. M., & Moules, N. J. (2013). “I can just be me”: Advanced practice nursing with families experiencing grief. Journal of Family Nursing, 19, 74-98. doi:10.1177/1074840712471445

Voltelen, B., Konradsen, H., & Østergaard, B. (2016). Family nursing therapeutic conversations in heart failure outpatient clinics in Denmark: Nurses’ experiences.  Journal of Family Nursing, 22(2), 179-198. doi: 10.1177/1074840716643879

Wacharasin, C., Phaktoop, M., & Sananreangsak, S. (2015). Examining the usefulness of a Family Empowerment Program guided by the Illness Beliefs Model for families caring for a child with thalassemia.  Journal of Family Nursing, 21(2), 295-321. doi: 10.1177/1074840715585000

West, C. H., Bell, J. M., Woodgate, R. L., & Moules, N. L. (2015).  Waiting to return to normal: An exploration of Family Systems intervention in childhood cancer.  Journal of Family Nursing, 21(2), 261-294. doi: 10.1177/1074840715576795


Research Reports of Family and Dyadic Studies

Bailey, D., Sideris, J., Roberst, J., & Hatton, D. (2008). Child and genetic varibales associated with maternal adaptation to Fragile X Syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 146A, 720-729.

Barakat, L. P., Patterson, C. A., Weinberger, B. S., Simon, K., Gonzalez, E. R., & Dampier, C. (2007). A prospective study of the role of coping and family functioning in health outcomes for adolescents with sickle cell disease. Journal of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, 29, 752-760.

Beardslee, W. R., Gladstone, T. R. G., Wright, E. J., & Cooper, A. B. (2003). A family-based approach to the prevention of depressive symptoms in children at risk: Evidence of parental and child change. Pediatrics, 112,119-131.

Conger, R. D., Brainerd, D. W., Birch, L. L., Friedberg, P. J., & Navarro, L. A.  (1986).  Assessing the quality of family observations:  A comparative analysis.  Journal of Marriage and the Family 48, 361-373.

Ford-Gilboe, M.  (1997).  Family strengths, motivation and resources as predictors of health promotion behavior in single-parent and two-parent families.  Research in Nursing and Health, 20, 205-217.

Harden, J., Northouse, L., & Mood, D. (2006). Qualitative analysis of couples’ experience with prostate cancer by age cohort. Cancer Nursing, 29, 367-377.

Knafl, K., Knafl, G., Gallo, A., & Angst, D. (2007). Parents’ perceptions of functioning in families having a child with a genetic condition. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 16, 481-492.

Knafl, K., Deatrick, J, Knafl, G., Gallo, A. Grey, M., Dixon, J. (2013). Patterns of family management of childhood chronic conditions and their relationship to child and family functioning. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. April 19, epub ahead of print)

Lyons, K., Zarit, S., Sayer, A., & Whitlach, C. (2002). Caregiving as a dyadic process: Perspectives from caregiver and receiver. Journal of Gerontology: Series B, 57(3), P195-P204. doi: 10.1093/geronb/57.3.P195

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