(Feb. 27, 2018) – Jerold B. Katz Distinguished Professor for Nursing Research Sandra K. Hanneman, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, appears as co-author of a new journal article published online:

Algamdi, M.M., & Hanneman, S.K. (2018).  Psychometric performance of the Arabic versions of the Cancer Behavior Inventory-Brief and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast. Cancer Nursing: doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000572. [Epub ahead of print].

The study tested the psychometric performance of the Cancer Behavior Inventory-Brief Arabic (CBI-BA), including understanding of items by participants, and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast Arabic (FACT-BA).

The authors found both instruments “adequate” and suggested that “availability of culturally sensitive and psychometrically sound instruments for Arabic patients diagnosed with cancer should be valuable for healthcare clinicians and researchers to assess self-efficacy for coping with cancer and quality of life.”

A graduate of Cizik School of Nursing’s Ph.D. program, lead author Maaidah M. Algamdi, Ph.D., R.N., now is on the Faculty of Applied Medical Science, Department of Nursing, University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.