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Deborah S. Armstrong, PhD, RN

Deborah S. Armstrong, PhD, RN

Appointments

  • Associate Professor Emerita

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  • (502) 852-8095

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Bio

Recent Publications:

Armstrong, DS, Hutti, MH, & Myers, J. (2009).The influence of prior perinatal loss on parents’ psychological distress after the birth of a subsequent healthy infant. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 38(6), 654-666.

Recent Posters:

Mays, P., Humphrey, E., Harris, S., & Armstrong, DS. The Effect of Skin-to-Skin Contact Immediately after Birth: An Evidence-Based Practice Project. University of Louisville Nursing R esearch Day, Research Louisville, Louisville, KY, October, 2010  Competitively Selected

Morris, K., Bickett, S.,  & Armstrong, DS. The Effect of Massage Therapy on Stress, Anxiety, and Pain Prior to and Following Obstetrical/Gynecologic Surgeries. University of Louisville Nursing Research Day, Research Louisville, Louisville, KY, October, 2010. Competitively Selected

Armstrong, DS, Hutti, MH, Myers, J. Perinatal Loss and the Birth of a Subsequent Child. University of Louisville Faculty Research Day, Research Louisville, Louisville, KY, October, 2009

Mays, P., Humphrey, E., Harris, S., & Armstrong, DS. The Effect of Skin-to-Skin Contact Immediately after Birth: An Evidence-Based Practice Project. University of Louisville Nursing Research Day, Research Louisville, Louisville, KY, October, 2009

Bickett, S., Morris, K., Armstrong, DS., Photiadis, P., & Topp, R. The Effect of Massage Therapy on Stress, Anxiety, and Pain Prior to and Following Obstetrical/Gynecologic Surgeries. University of Louisville Nursing Research Day, Research Louisville, Louisville, KY, October, 2009.

Recent Presentations:

Armstrong, D.S.  Perinatal Loss and the Birth of a Subsequent Child Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Austin, TX, February 2010. Competitively Selected

Armstrong, D.S. Birth after Perinatal Loss: Psychological Distress and Parents’ Concerns. National Congress on the State of the Science in Nursing Research, Washington, D.C., Paper Presentation October, 2008. Competitively Selected.


Educational Background

  • PhD - University of Kentucky
  • Master of Science in Nursing - University of Louisville
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Vanderbilt University

Honors & Awards

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Research Dissemination Award in Nursing for Emotional Distress and Prenatal Attachment in Pregnancy after Perinatal Loss, 2002
  • MCN: American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing, Research Article of the Year, 2001 for Exploring fathers’ experience of pregnancy after a prior perinatal loss, $500
  • Seventeenth Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference, First Place Research Poster for A comparative study: Failure-to-thrive in infants, 2001
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