Christine Kennedy, RN, PhD, FAAN

PROF EMERITUS(WOS)
Family Health Care Nursing

My program of research is focused on the impact of daily life events on young children's development, specifically examining health compromising behaviors as influenced by media and culture/ethnicity. From the perspective of self-regulation and motivation my work has examined televisions influence on young Hispanic, Anglo, Chinese and Thai families. Current projects are delineating the role of maternal fatigue on sedentary behavior in mother-child dyads, children's use of media as a coping strategy, fathers beliefs and practices regarding media, interactive video gaming for physical activity motivation in high risk pediatric populations, and conjoint mobile health technology in physical activity intervention approaches for children and parents.

Two recently funded studies are related to innovation and new technology. This work specifically targets mobile phone (mHealth) strategies to help reduce health disparities and builds on the idea of using the visual capacity of mobile phones to more effectively reach a low health literacy population at risk for physical inactivity. Our multidisciplinary team is working with Hispanic adults, clinicians and promotoras to develop and test visual representations on the mobile phone – such as pictograms, animation and video – that support health care providers’ recommendations for lifestyle changes.

Publications: 

A Spanish-Language Risk Perception Survey for Developing Diabetes: Translation Process and Assessment of Psychometric Properties.

Journal of nursing measurement

Joiner KL, Sternberg RM, Kennedy C, Chen JL, Fukuoka Y, Janson SL

Perception of Risk for Developing Diabetes Among Foreign-Born Spanish-Speaking US Latinos.

The Diabetes educator

Joiner KL, Sternberg RM, Kennedy CM, Fukuoka Y, Chen JL, Janson SL

"It's Back! My Remission Is Over": Online Communication of Disease Progression Among Adolescents With Cancer.

Journal of pediatric oncology nursing : official journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses

Keim-Malpass J, Stegenga K, Loudin B, Kennedy C, Kools S

Designing a Culturally Appropriate Visually Enhanced Low-Text Mobile Health App Promoting Physical Activity for Latinos: A Qualitative Study.

Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society / Transcultural Nursing Society

Bender MS, Martinez S, Kennedy C

A culturally appropriate intervention to improve health behaviors in Hispanic mother-child dyads.

Childhood obesity (Print)

Bender MS, Nader PR, Kennedy C, Gahagan S

The effect of the internet on teen and young adult tobacco use: a literature review.

Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners

Forsyth SR, Kennedy C, Malone RE

Asian American adolescents' willingness to donate organs and engage in family discussion about organ donation and transplantation.

Progress in transplantation (Aliso Viejo, Calif.)

Trompeta JA, Cooper BA, Ascher NL, Kools SM, Kennedy CM, Chen JL

Changes in children's reports of symptom occurrence and severity during a course of myelosuppressive chemotherapy.

Journal of pediatric oncology nursing : official journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses

Baggott C, Dodd M, Kennedy C, Marina N, Matthay KK, Cooper BA, Miaskowski C

An evaluation of the factors that affect the health-related quality of life of children following myelosuppressive chemotherapy.

Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

Baggott CR, Dodd M, Kennedy C, Marina N, Matthay KK, Cooper B, Miaskowski C

Gender and ethnic disparities contributing to overweight in California adolescents.

Zeitschrift fur Gesundheitswissenschaften = Journal of public health

Wilkosz ME, Chen JL, Kennedy C, Rankin S

Multiple symptoms in pediatric oncology patients: a systematic review.

Journal of pediatric oncology nursing : official journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses

Baggott C, Dodd M, Kennedy C, Marina N, Miaskowski C

Update on physical activity including special needs populations.

Current opinion in pediatrics

Keeton VF, Kennedy C

Altered iron metabolism in children with human immunodeficiency virus disease.

Pediatric hematology and oncology

Butensky James E, Harmatz P, Lee M, Kennedy C, Petru A, Wara D, Miaskowski C

Pediatric hyperlipidemia: child and adolescent disease understandings and perceptions about dietary adherence.

Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing : JSPN

Kools S, Kennedy C, Engler M, Engler M

Correlates of physical fitness and activity in Taiwanese children.

International nursing review

Chen JL, Unnithan V, Kennedy C, Yeh CH

Promotion of physical activity in children.

Current opinion in pediatrics

Floriani V, Kennedy C

Weight status, self-competence, and coping strategies in Chinese children.

Journal of pediatric nursing

Chen JL, Yeh CH, Kennedy C

Predictors of increased body mass index in Chinese children.

Progress in cardiovascular nursing

Chen JL, Wall D, Kennedy C, Unnithan V, Yeh CH

Risk factors for childhood obesity in elementary school-age Taiwanese children.

Progress in cardiovascular nursing

Chen JL, Kennedy C, Yeh CH, Kools S

Potential mechanisms for altered iron metabolism in human immunodeficiency virus disease.

The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC

Butensky E, Kennedy CM, Lee MM, Harmatz P, Miaskowski C

The symptom experience of hospitalised Chinese children and adolescents and relationship to pre-hospital factors and behaviour problems.

International journal of nursing studies

Franck LS, Kools S, Kennedy C, Kong SK, Chen JL, Wong TK

Psychosocial functioning of hospitalized Chinese adolescents and their families.

Journal of pediatric nursing

Kools S, Kennedy C, Kong SK, Chen JL, Franck L, Wong TK

Behavioural, emotional and family functioning of hospitalized children in China and Hong Kong.

International nursing review

Kennedy C, Kools S, Kong SK, Chen JL, Franck L, Wong TK

Employment characteristics of recent PNP graduates.

Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners

Jackson PL, Kennedy C, Slaughter R

Interactive data collection: benefits of integrating new media into pediatric research.

Computers, informatics, nursing : CIN

Kennedy C, Charlesworth A, Chen JL

Culturally appropriate family assessment: analysis of the Family Assessment Device in a pediatric Chinese population.

Journal of nursing measurement

Chen JL, Kennedy C, Kools S, Slaughter RE, Franck L, Kong SK, Wong TK

Children's perceptions of TV and health behavior effects.

Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing / Sigma Theta Tau

Kennedy CM, Strzempko F, Danford C, Kools S

Professional practice of pediatric nurse practitioners: implications for education and training of PNPs.

Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners

Jackson PL, Kennedy C, Sadler LS, Kenney KM, Lindeke LL, Sperhac AM, Hawkins-Walsh E

Methodological considerations in children's focus groups.

Nursing research

Kennedy C, Kools S, Krueger R

Television viewing and children's health.

Journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses : JSPN

Chen JL, Kennedy CM

Meta analysis: effects of interventions on premature infants feeding.

The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing

Daley HK, Kennedy CM

Risk taking in young Hispanic children.

Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners

Kennedy CM, Rodriguez DA

Risk-taking in preschool children.

Journal of pediatric nursing

Kennedy CM, Lipsitt LP

Childhood nutrition.

Annual review of nursing research

Kennedy CM