- Assistant Professor
- College of Nursing
- Phone: 401.874.7075
- Email: email@example.com
- Office Location: Nursing Education Center, 350 Eddy St., Providence, RI 02903
Dr. Kristin Magan’s research is focused on understanding the long-term effects of family caregiving on the health of dementia caregivers, especially after the death of the care recipient. She is the recipient of a Sigma Theta Tau International Research Grant for the study of psychological distress and sleep quality among former family caregivers of individuals with dementia. She is nationally certified as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Magan came to URI following the completion of 2 years as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Courtland Center for Transitions and Health.
Dr. Magan is a past recipient of the Hospice and Palliative Nurse Association Research Scholar and the Ralston Center Award for Gerontology Nursing Excellence. She is a member of the Eastern Nursing Research Society, Gerontological Society of America, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, and the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nursing.
Long-term health outcomes in former family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia
PhD, Nursing, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
MSN, Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
BSN, Nursing, Saint Anselm College
Magan, K. C., Hirschman, K. B., Starr, L. T., & Meghani, S. H. (in press). Longitudinal trajectories and correlates of post-caregiving depressive symptoms in former caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Meghani, S. H., Levoy, K., Magan, K. C., Starr, L. T., Yocavitch, L., Barg, F. K. (2021). “I’m dealing with that”: illness concerns of African American and White cancer patients while undergoing active cancer treatments. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 38(7), 830-841. doi: 10.1177/1049909120969121
Magan, K. C., McCurry, M. K., Sethares, K. A., Bourbonniere, M., Meghani, S. H., & Hirschman, K. B. (2020). The post-caregiving health model: A theoretical framework for understanding the health of former family caregivers of persons with dementia. Advances in Nursing Science, 43(4), 292-305. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000316
Demiris, G., Magan, K. C., Parker Oliver, D., Washington, K. T., Chadwick, C., Voigt, J. D., Brotherton, S., & Naylor, M. D. (2020). Spoken words as a biomarker: Using machine learning to gain insight into communication as a predictor of anxiety. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 27(6), 929-933. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocaa049
Starr, L. T., & Magan, K. C. (2020). The model of empathic pain assessment in persons with dementia. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 13(5), 264-276. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20200402-01
Ludwick, A., Corey, K. L., & Meghani, S. H. (2020). Racial and socioeconomic factors associated with the use of complementary and alternative modalities for pain in cancer outpatients: An integrative review. Pain Management Nursing, 21(2), 142-150. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2019.08.005
Starr, L. T., Ulrich, C. M., Corey, K. L., & Meghani, S. H. (2019). Associations among end-of-life discussions, health-care utilization, and costs near the end of life among persons with advanced cancer: A systematic review. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 36, 913-926. doi: 10.1177/1049909119848148
Corey, K. L., McCurry, M. K., Sethares, K., Bourbonniere, M., Hirschman, K. B., & Meghani, S H. (2018). Predictors of psychological distress and sleep quality in former family caregivers of people with dementia. Aging & Mental Health. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2018.1531375
Corey, K. L., McCurry, M. K., Sethares, K. A., Bourbonniere, M., Hirschman, K. B., & Meghani, S. H. (2018). Utilizing Internet-based recruitment and data collection to access different age groups of former family caregivers. Applied Nursing Research, 44, 82-87. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2018.10.005
Corey, K. L. & McCurry, M. K. (2018). When caregiving ends: the experiences of former family caregivers of people with dementia. The Gerontologist, 58(2), e87-e96. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnw205
Corey, K. L. & McCurry, M. K. (2017). An exploration of caregiver choice through the lens of Sartrean existentialism. Nursing Philosophy, 18(4), e12170. doi:10.1111/nup.12170