Precision Health in the Context of Cognitive Science


Nurse scientists lack awareness that well-designed research testing tailored interventions may lead to improvements in the cognitive health of patients. The following video aims to narrow this practice gap by discussing the current knowledge and complexity of the multiple factors and their interactions that influence the cognitive health of older adults, presenting a process for designing and testing tailored interventions and exemplars from a program of research, and identifying design and measurement challenges and solutions for research that test the efficacy of tailored interventions in the context of cognitive science.
 
 
Accreditation Statement: University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
 
Requirements for Successful Completion: To receive contact hours for this continuing education activity, the participant must complete the entire online module and complete and submit the evaluation form. Once the evaluation form has been submitted, a “Certificate of Successful Completion” will be awarded for 0.5 contact hours and will be available in your Learning Express account under "View/Print CE Credit"

Learning outcome: Registered nurses will report desire to change practice related to knowledge increase regarding empowering patients to use health technology to address chronic disease self-management. Focus will be on challenges specific to the aging population, youth, and underserved populations, exploring digital health research possibilities and limitations within the framework of ethical and legal boundaries.
 
The activity’s Nurse Planner has determined that no one who has the ability to control the content of this CNE activity – planning committee members and presenters/authors/content reviewers – has a conflict of interest.   
 
This activity expires May 1, 2024
 
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Fee

$10.00

CE Hours

0.50

CE Units

0.050

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Registered Nurses
  • Researchers

 

 

Nurse scientists lack awareness that well-designed research testing tailored interventions may lead to improvements in the cognitive health of patients. The following video aims to narrow this practice gap by discussing the current knowledge and complexity of the multiple factors and their interactions that influence the cognitive health of older adults, presenting a process for designing and testing tailored interventions and exemplars from a program of research, and identifying design and measurement challenges and solutions for research that test the efficacy of tailored interventions in the context of cognitive science. 

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

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Kathy Richards, PhD
Clinical Professor; Senior Research Scientist, UT Austin School of Nursing


Brief Bio : Kathy Richards, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a Clinical Professor and Senior Research Scientist at the University of Texas School of Nursing. Dr. Richards’ research focuses on improving sleep and related symptoms, such as nighttime agitation, and memory in older adults with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. She is currently principal investigator on R01AG51588 “Nighttime Agitation and Restless Legs Syndrome in People with Dementia” (NightRest) and a multiple principal investigator on R01AG054435 “Changing the Trajectory of Mild Cognitive Impairment with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure” (Memories 2). Both projects are funded by the National Institute on Aging. Please visit the NightRest Study and Memories 2 for more information about these projects. Dr. Richards' experience in multi-disciplinary translational sleep and aging research spans more than 25 years and the results of her research are disseminated in more than 100 publications. She has conducted randomized controlled clinical trials of interventions, such as exercise and individualized social activity programs, resulting in large, clinically significant improvements in sleep and other debilitating symptoms in institutionalized and hospitalized older adults. She has developed and validated measures, including a measure of sleep quality for use in critically ill older adults that has been translated into 12 languages, and a restless leg syndrome diagnostic tool for use in persons with cognitive impairment. Dr. Richards has conducted studies that have illuminated relationships between sleep disorders, such as restless legs syndrome, and behavioral symptoms, such as wandering, in community-dwelling older adults with cognitive impairment. Her program of research has advanced the science regarding design of clinical trials to test the efficacy of tailored, patient-centered interventions. She has shown in the recent Memories 1 trial that adherence to continuous positive airway pressure, compared to a non-adherent control group, controlling for baseline differences between groups, significantly improves cognitive function over 1 year in older adults with comorbid mild cognitive impairment and obstructive sleep apnea. She is the recipient of outstanding alumni awards from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Release Date: May 1, 2022
Credit Expiration Date: May 1, 2024

CE Hours

0.50

Fee

$10.00