Lucinda Graven, PhD, ARNP

Education

PhD, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
MSN, The Florida State University
BSN, The Florida State University

 

Research Program

 

Dr. Graven's program of research examines factors associated with adverse outcomes in patients with heart failure, particularly depression and poor self-care. Currently, she is conducting a pilot longitudinal study, funded by the American Nurse Practitioner Foundation, to evaluate the effectiveness of a coping partnership intervention on depression, self-care, and adverse events. Dr. Graven has previously conducted studies examining the relationships among HF symptoms, social support, social problem-solving, depressive symptoms, and self-care behaviors in patients with HF. Her work has extended into examining co-morbidities commonly associated with heart failure and their combined effect on patient outcomes, specifically diabetes mellitus. While her primary work continues to be focused on patients with heart failure, she is also involved in collaborative research involving caregivers of heart failure patients.

 

 

Select Refereed Journal Articles

 

Graven, L. J., Grant, J. S., & Gordon, G. (2015). Symptomatology and coping resources predict self-care behaviors in patients with heart failure. Nursing Research and Practice, 2015, 1-8. doi: 10.1155/2015/840240

Graven, L. J., Grant, J. S., & Gordon, G. (2015). Development and preliminary testing of the Graven and Grant Social Network Survey in patients with heart failure. Journal of Nursing and Care, 4(4), 275-281. doi: 10.4172/2167-1168.1000275

Graven, L. J., Grant, J. S., Vance, D. E., Pryor, E. R., Grubbs, L., & Karioth, S. (2015). Predicting depressive symptoms and self-care behaviors in patients with heart failure. American Journal of Health Behavior, 39(1), 77-87. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.39.1.9.

Graven, L. J., Grant, J. S., Vance, D. E., Pryor, E. R., Grubbs, L., & Karioth, S. (2014). Factors associated with depressive symptoms in patients with heart failure. Home Healthcare Nurse, 32(9).

Graven, L. J., Grant, J. S., Vance, D. E., Pryor, E. R., Grubbs, L. & Karioth, S. (2014). Coping styles associated with heart failure outcomes: A systematic review. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 4(2), 227-242. doi: 10.5430/jnep.V4n2p227

Graven, L. J. & Grant, J. S. (2014). Social support and self-care behaviors in individuals with heart failure: An integrative review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 51(2), 320-333. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.06013

Graven, L. J. &Grant, J. S. (2013). Coping and health-related quality of life in individuals with heart failure: An integrative review. Heart and Lung, 42(3), 183-194. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2012.12.002

Graven, L. J. & Grant, J. S. (2013). The Impact of social support on depressive symptoms in individuals with heart failure: update and review. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 28(5), 429-443. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e3182578b9d

 

Select Presentations

 

Graven, L. J., Grant, J. S., Vance, D. E., Pryor, E. R., Grubbs, L., & Karioth, S. (2015, February). Coping Styles Associated with Heart Failure Outcomes: Implications for Nursing Practice and Research. Podium Presentation at the 29th Annual conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society. Tampa, FL (Regional)

Graven, L. J., Grant, J. S., Vance, D. E., Pryor, E. R., Grubbs, L., & Karioth, S. (2014, September). The Influence of Social Support and Social Problem-Solving on Depressive Symptomatology and Self-care Behaviors in Individuals with Heart Failure: A Structural Equation Modeling Study. Podium Presentation at the 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America. Las Vegas, NV (National)

Graven, L. J., Grant, J. S., & Gordon, G. (2015, September). Symptomatology and Coping Resources Predict Self-care in Older Patients with Heart Failure. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America. National Harbor, MD. (National)

Graven, L. J., Grant, J. S., & Vance, D. E. (2015, February). Preliminary Analysis of Psychometric Properties of the Graven & Grant Social Network Survey in a Sample of Patients with Heart Failure. Poster presentation at the 29th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society. Tampa, FL. (Regional)

 

Current Grant Funding

 

American Nurse Practitioner Foundation Research Grant. (Role: PI). Total award $15,000. Funding period 2/2015 – 12/2015. Funded by the American Nurse Practitioner Foundation. Research entitled: Coping in Heart Failure (COPE) Partnership: Improving Psychological and Physiological Well-Being in Community Dwelling Elders. The goal of this project is to pilot test a problem-solving intervention on a group of community dwelling elders with heart failure and evaluate its efficacy on depressive symptoms, self-care, and adverse events.