Prof Barbara Riegel - Faculty of Health Sciences (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

Professor Barbara Riegel is the Edith Clemmer Steinbright Professor of Gerontology at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing and Co-editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Professor Riegel is an established nurse scientist studying adults with cardiovascular disease. Her primary research interest is self-care of older adults with chronic heart failure. This interest in self-care grew out of her early years as a Clinical Nurse Researcher at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, California, where she led several studies testing methods of transitioning chronically ill patients from hospital to home. Her work in self-care and disease management has been cited widely and used to support programs of care internationally.


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Research Interests

self-care ; Cardiovascular Disease ; Multimorbidity ; chronic disease management ; medication adherence ; Sleep ;

Methods Expertise

Psychometrics ; Clinical trials ; Mixed methods ;

Research Projects

Selected Publications


Self-Care for the Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, in Journal of the American Heart Association


Associations of subjective sleep quality and daytime sleepiness with cognitive impairment in adults and elders with heart failure, in Behavioral Sleep Medicine

A qualitative secondary data analysis of intentional and unintentional medication nonadherence in adults with chronic heart failure, in Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care


Factors associated with delay in seeking care for acute decompensated heart failure, in Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

Dimensionality and Reliability of the Self-Care of Heart Failure Index Scales: Further Evidence from Confirmatory Factor Analysis, in Research in Nursing & Health


A Middle-Range Theory of Self-Care of Chronic Illness, in Featured on the website and in the Editora??s Blog


How do cognitive function and knowledge affect heart failure self-care? , in Journal of Mixed Methods Research


Developing an Instrument to Measure Heart Failure Disease Management Program Intensity and Complexity, in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes


What works in chronic care management: The case of heart failure multidisciplinary provider teams with in-person communication lead to fewer hospital readmissions for people with heart failure, in Health Affairs (Millwood)


Effect of a standardized nurse case management telephone intervention on resource use in chronic heart failure patients, in Archives of Internal Medicine