PhD Program Director, Associate Professor, Adult & Child Nursing
PhD, Boston College School of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, MA
MSN, University of Massachusetts Boston, School of Nursing, Boston, MA
BSN, Southeastern Massachusetts University, College of Nursing, Dartmouth, MA
- Chronic cardiac illness
- Symptom management
- Quantitative research methods
- Using technology to manage chronic illness
Peer reviewed journal articles:
Sethares, K.A., Sosa, M.B., Fisher, P., & Riegel, B (2014).
Factors associated with delay in seeking care for acute decompensated heart failure.
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. EPub ahead of print.
Sethares, K.A. & Gramling, K. (in press).
Appreciating a discipline specific perspective in undergraduate education: Newman’s Health as Expanding Consciousness.
Nursing Science Quarterly.
Sethares, K., Chin, E., & Costa, I. (2013).
Levels of pain, interference and treatment modalities in post CABG patients the first 12 weeks after surgery.
Applied Nursing Research, 26, 174-179.
Westlake, C., Sethares, K. & Davidson, P. (2013).
How Can Health Illiteracy Influence Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients? Mechanisms and Interventions.
Current Heart Failure Reports. 10(3):232-43.
Thomas, K. M. & Sethares, K.A. (2010).
Is guided imagery effective in reducing pain and anxiety in the post-operative total joint replacement patient?
Orthopedic Nursing, 29(6), 393-399.
Jurgens, C.Y., Moser, D.K., Armola, R., Carlson, B., Sethares, K., & Riegel, B. (2009).
Symptom clusters of heart failure.
Research in Nursing and Health, 32(5), 551-560.
Sethares, K.A. & Gramling, K. (2009).
A retrospective analysis of “being with Angela” using Halldorsdottir’s Model.
International Journal of Human Caring, 13(3), 22-28.
Riegel, B., Moser, D.K., Rayens, M.K., Carlson, B., Pressler, S.J., Shively, M., Albert N.M., Armola, R., Evangelista, L., Canary, C.W., & Sethares, K. (2008).
Ethnic differences in quality of life in persons with heart failure.
Journal of Cardiac Failure, 14, 41-47.
Thomas, K. M. & Sethares, K. A. (2008).
An investigation of the effects of pre-operative patient education on understanding postoperative expectations following a total joint arthroplasty.
Journal of Orthopedic Nursing. 27,374-38.
Dluhy, N., Christopher, K., Gramling, K., Leffers, J., Russell, G., & Sethares, K. (2007).
Embedded, engaged, evolving: A consortium of nurse scholars and clinicians.
Nursing Outlook. 59, 75-84.
Sethares, K.A., & Elliott, K. (2004).
The effect of a tailored message intervention on readmission rates, quality of life and benefit and barrier beliefs in persons with heart failure. Heart & Lung, 33 (4), 249-260.
Winder, P. A.., Hiltunen, E. F., Sethares, K. A. & Butzlaff, A.
(2004). Partnerships in mending hearts: Nurse and peer collaboration for recovering cardiac elders.
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 19(3),184-191.
Riegel, B., Moser, D., Carlson, B., Deaton, C., Armola, R., Sethares, K., Shively, M., Evangelista, L. & Albert, N. (2003).
Differences in quality of life in men and women with heart failure: Is it gender or treatment bias?
Journal of Cardiac Failure, 9 (1), 42-48.
Riegel, B., Moser, D., Glaser, D., Carlson, B., Deaton, C., Armola, R., Sethares, K., Shively, M., Evangelista, L. & Albert, N. (2002).
Sensitivity to treatment intensity of the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire.
Nursing Research, 51(4), 209-218.
Sethares, K. A., Seifert, P., & Smith, H. (2008).
Care of patients undergoing cardiac surgery (Ch.65) in Moser, D. and Riegel, B. (eds).
Cardiac Nursing: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease. St. Louis: W.B. Saunders
Sethares, K.A. & Gramling, K.L. (2014).
Deepening learning in foundational skills: Visual Thinking Network strategy (Ch 11, pp. 87-94).
Innovations in Nursing Education: Building the Future of Nursing.
Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.