School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
321 D Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079
Dean’s research focuses on quality of life and symptom management and the development and testing of theoretically-guided interventions to improve outcomes for patients with cancer. Early on, her team conducted research aimed at elucidating predictors of and identifying significant patterns in the experience of sleep disturbances and fatigue in patients with lung cancer. That work led to the testing of a brief behavioral treatment to improve sleep and reduce fatigue in lung cancer survivors (1R15NR013779). Their work has recently expanded through additional funding (1R01NR018215) to evaluate brief behavioral treatment in a more heterogeneous sample of cancer survivors. To extend this work, their next planned study involves online training with virtual simulation for ambulatory cancer nurses to screen for sleep disorders, deliver the brief behavioral intervention and/or refer cancer survivors for further treatment.
Alameri, R., Dean, G. E., Castner, J., Volpe, E., Elghoneimy, Y., & Jungquist, C. (2019). Efficacy of precise foot massage therapy on pain and anxiety following cardiac surgery: Pilot study. Pain Management Nursing. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmn.2019.09.005
Dickerson, S. S., TenBrock, E., Smith, P., Kwon, M., Chacko, T., Li, C.-S., & Dean, G. E. (2020). Mixed methods feasibility study of Breathe2Sleep™ a peer modeling approach to PAP self-management. The Journal of Cardiopulmonary and Acute Care: Heart & Lung. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrtlng.2020.04.015
Dean, G. E., Weiss, C., Jungquist, C. R., Klimpt, M. L., Alameri, R., Ziegler, P. A., Steinbrenner, L. M., Dexter, E. U., Dhillon, S. S., Lucke, J. F., & Dickerson, S. S. (2019). Nurse-delivered brief behavioral treatment for insomnia in lung cancer survivors: A pilot RCT. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 1-13. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/15402002.2019.1685523
Dean, G. E., Ziegler, P., Chen, H., Steinbrenner, L., & Dickerson, S. S. (2019). Trajectory of insomnia symptoms in lung cancer: A mixed methods study. Support Cancer Care, 27(6), 2255-2263. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4488-3
Carey, M. A., Baldzizhar, A. N., Miterko, C. R., Qualls, B., Vincent, R. L., Merrick, R., & Dean, G. E. (2018). A quiet firehouse: Reducing environmental stimuli among professional on-duty firefighters. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60(2), 186-190. doi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000001199
Matthews, E. E., Carter, P. A., Page, M. S., Dean, G. E., & Berger, A. M. (2018). Sleep-wake disturbance: A systematic review of evidence-based interventions for management in patients with cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 22(1), 37-52. doi:10.1188/18.CJON.37-52
Matthews, E. E., Hacker, E. D., Otte, J. L., & Dean, G. E. (2018). Agenda for sleep research in older adults with cancer: A conference report. Cancer Nursing, 41(2), 109-116. doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000464
Dean, G. E., Weiss, C., Morris, J. L., & Chasens, E. R. (2017). Impaired sleep: A multifaceted geriatric syndrome. Nursing Clinics of North America, 52(3), 387-404. doi:10.1016/j.cnur.2017.04.009
Matthews, E. E., Danaher Hacker, E., Otte, J., & Dean, G. E. (2017). Agenda for sleep research in older adults with cancer: A conference report. Cancer Nursing, 40, 1-8.
Weiss, C., Dickerson, S. S., Jungquist, C., & Dean, G. E. (2017). Effects of morning bright light therapy on circadian activity rhythms in lung cancer survivors. Sleep, 40(suppl_1), A258. doi:10.1093/sleepj/zsx050.695
Dean, G. E., Klimpf, M. L., Morris, J. L., & Chasens, E. R. (2016). Excessive sleepiness. In M. Boltz, E. Capezuti, T. Fulmer, & D. Zwicker (Eds.), Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice (5th ed.) (pp. 431-442). New York, NY: Springer.
Dickerson, S. S., Jungquist, C. R., TenBrock, E., Aquilina, A.T., Smith, P., Abu Sabbah, E., Alameri, R., & Dean, G. E. (2016). Feasibility testing of a self-management program book to improve adherence to PAP in persons newly diagnosed with sleep apnea. Behavioral Sleep Medicine. doi:10.1080/15402002.2016.1228644
Dean, G. E., Abu Sabbah, E., Yingrengreung, S., Ziegler, P., Chen, H., Steinbrenner, L. M., & Dickerson, S. (2015). Sleeping with the enemy: Sleep and quality of life in patients with lung cancer. Cancer Nursing, 38 (1), 60-70. doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000128
Dickerson, S., Abu Sabbah, E., Ziegler, P., C Steinbrenner, L. M., Chen, H., Dean, G. E. (2015). Experiences of patients with advanced lung cancer: Being resigned to sleep-wake disturbances while maintaining hope for optimal treatment outcomes. Cancer Nursing, 38 (5).