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Suzanne Fredericks

Title:

Professor; Director, Master of Nursing Program

Doctorate:

RN, PhD

Office:

POD-474-B

Telephone:

416-979-5000 ext. 7978

Email Address:

sfrederi@ryerson.ca

Biography:

Dr. Fredericks is a Professor in the school and Director of the Master of Nursing program. Her research focus is on supporting patients following invasive procedures. Dr. Fredericks has recently completed a two year research intensive training in the Canadian Institute of Health Research Randomized Controlled Trials Mentorship Program. Currently, Dr. Fredericks is working on several research studies in varying capacities that include Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator. 

Dr. Fredericks teaches in the undergraduate and graduate Nursing Programs, with an emphasis on Research Methods. Dr. Fredericks also acts as a graduate faculty adviser  student thesis supervisor, student thesis committee member. 

EXTERNAL RESEARCH FUNDING

Title of Proposal: Patients’ hospital discharge experience following heart surgery
Funding source: Canadian Institute of Health Research
Year: 2011
Program: Randomized Controlled Trial Mentoring Grant
Amount: 160,000.00
Duration: 2 years
Principal Investigator: Dr. Suzanne Fredericks
Co-Investigators: Dr. Terrence Yau
Status: Awarded

Title of Proposal: Patients’ hospital discharge experience following heart surgery
Funding source: University of Western Ontario Primary Health Care Systems Program - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Year: 2010
Program: Operating Grant
Amount: 9365
Duration: 6 months
Principal Investigator: Dr. Suzanne Fredericks
Co-Investigators: Dr. Souraya Sidani, Dr. Sean Clarke
Status: Awarded

INTERNAL RESEARCH FUNDING

Title of Proposal: Reducing hospital readmissions for patients diagnosed with heart failure: A scoping review
Funding source: Ryerson University
Year: 2010
Program: Work Study Research Assistant Program
Amount: 7107
Duration: 6 months
Principal Investigator: Dr. Suzanne Fredericks
Co-Investigators: Dr. Jasna Schwind
Status: Awarded

Title of Proposal: Patients’ hospital discharge experience following heart surgery
Funding source: Faculty of Community Services Operating Grant
Year: 2010
Program: Operating Grant
Amount: 5000
Duration: 6 months
Principal Investigator: Dr. Suzanne Fredericks
Co-Investigators: Dr. Souraya Sidani, Dr. Sean Clarke
Status: Awarded

Title of Proposal: Systematic review of heart surgery patients experience following hospital discharge
Funding source: Canadian Institute for Health Research Professional Student Award
Year: 2009
Program: CIHR Professional Student Award
Amount: 6858.00
Duration: 3 months
Principal Investigator: Dr. Suzanne Fredericks
Co-Investigators: Dr. Souraya Sidani, Dr. Sean Clarke
Status: Awarded

Title of Proposal: An examination of the cultural relevance of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgical patient education
Date: 2009-2010
Funding source: Ryerson University
Program: Research Assistant program
Amount: 7017.00
Duration: 6 months
Principal Investigator: Dr. Suzanne Fredericks
Co-Investigators: Dr. Mandana Vahabi, Dr. Souraya Sidani, Ms. Vaska Miceski
Status: Awarded

Title of Proposal: An examination of the cultural relevance of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgical patient education
Date: Summer 2009
Funding source: Ryerson University
Program: Summer Research Assistant program
Amount: 12000.00
Duration: 4 months
Principal Investigator: Dr. Suzanne Fredericks
Co-Investigators: Dr. Mandana Vahabi, Dr. Souraya Sidani, Ms. Vaska Miceski
Status: Awarded

Title of Proposal: An examination of the cultural relevance of self-care education for patients with cardiac disease
Date: 2009-2010
Funding source: SIG SSHRC
Program: Operating Grant
Amount: 10000.00
Duration: 2 years
Principal Investigator: Dr. Suzanne Fredericks
Co-Investigators: Dr. Mandana Vahabi, Dr. Souraya Sidani, Ms. Vaska Miceski
Status: Awarded

Title of Proposal: An examination of the cultural relevance of self-care education for patients with cardiac disease
Date: Summer 2009
Funding source: Canadian Institute for Health Research Professional Student Award
Program: CIHR Professional Student Award
Amount: 6858.00
Duration: 3 months
Principal Investigator: Dr. Suzanne Fredericks
Co-Investigators: Dr. Mandana Vahabi, Dr. Souraya Sidani, Ms. Vaska Miceski
Status: Awarded

Title of Proposal: A Systematic Review of the Cardiovascular Patient Education Self-Care Literature
Date: 2008-2009
Funding source: Ryerson University
Program: Research Assistant Program
Amount: 7017
Duration: 1 year
Principal Investigator: Dr. Suzanne Fredericks
Status: Awarded

Title of Proposal: An examination of the satisfaction and learning needs of nurses enrolled in a professional organization: A descriptive, exploratory study
Date: 2008-2009
Funding source: G. Raymond Chang
Program: Student Placement
Amount: 0.00
Duration: 3 months
Principal Investigator: Dr. Suzanne Fredericks
Co-Investigator: Dr. Elaine Santa Mina, Dr. Sherry Espin
Status: Awarded

Title of Proposal: Differences in learning needs of patients post-Coronary Artery Bypass Graft: A pilot study
Date: Summer 2008
Funding source: Canadian Institute for Health Research Professional Student Award
Program: CIHR Professional Student Award
Amount: 6858.00
Duration: 3 months
Principal Investigator: Dr. Suzanne Fredericks
Co-Investigator: Dr. Sepali Guruge, Dr. Souraya Sidani
Status: Awarded

Title of Proposal: Effects of the characteristics of teaching on the outcomes of heart failure patient education interventions: A systematic review
Date: 2006-2007
Funding source: Ryerson University
Program: Research Assistant Program
Amount: 7017.00
Duration: 1 year
Principal Investigator: Dr. Suzanne Fredericks
Co-Investigators: Dr. Heather Beanlands, Dr. Karen Spalding
Status: Awarded

Title of Proposal: Systematic review of differences in teaching and demographics
Date: 2005-2007
Funding source: Ryerson University
Program: Research Assistant Program and One Time Only Funds
Amount: 7017.00 and 450.00
Duration: 1 year
Principal Investigator: Dr. Suzanne Fredericks
Co-Investigators: Dr. Sepali Guruge, Dr. Souraya Sidani
Status: Awarded

Selected Publications & Presentations:

Articles in refereed journals:

Sidani, S., Fox, M., Streiner, D., Miranda, J., Fredericks, S., Epstein, D., Bootzin, R. (accepted). Understanding the Influence of Treatment Preferences: A Two-Stage Randomized Trial of Behavioral Therapies for Insomnia. BMC Nursing.

Schwind, J., Fredericks, S, Akensenchuk, K. (2015). What can be learned from patient stories about living with the chronicity of heart illness? A Narrative Inquiry. Contemporary Nurse Journal.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10376178.2015.1089179

Fredericks, S. (2015). A Multidisciplinary Collaborative Web Site for Cardiovascular Surgery. Computers Informatics Nursing, 33(7), 273-277.

Fredericks, S. & Guruge, S. (in press). Promoting immigrant women’s health through a revised model of care: A discussion of strategies for redesigning cardiovascular education interventions. Advances in Nursing Science.

Fredericks, S., Lapum, J., & Hui, G. (2015). Examining the Effect of Patient-Centered Care on Patient Outcomes: A Systematic Review. British Journal of Nursing. 24, 7, 394-400.

Fredericks, S., Lapum, J., Hui, G. (2015). Applying Patient Centered Care to the Design and Implementation of Cardiovascular Surgical Interventions: Implications for Practice. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 10, 4, 170-174.

Fredericks, S. (2015). Is gold open access the only option for nurse researchers?: Questioning the efficacy of this unrestricted publication access approach. Nurse Researcher. 22, 6, 8-10.

Lapum, J., Fredericks, S., Liu, L., Yau, T., Retta., B., Jones, V & Hume, S (2015). Facilitators and barriers of heart surgery discharge: patients’ and nurses’ narrative accounts. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, DOI: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000253

Fredericks, S., Martorella, G. & Catallo, C. (2015). Using knowledge translation as a framework for the design of a research protocol. International Journal of Nursing Practice. Volume 21 (Suppl. 2), 157–163. doi:10.1111/ijn.12338

Schwind, J., McCay, E., Lapum, J., Fredericks, S, Beanlands, H., Romaniuk, D., Edwards, S., LeGrow, K. (August 2014). Developing a faculty research cluster using Narrative Reflective Process (NRP). Creative Nursing: A Journal of Values, Issues, Experience & Collaboration, 20, 3, pp. 164-170.http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/1078-4535.20.3.164

Bechtold, A. & Fredericks, S. (2014). Key concepts in patient-centered care. American Nurse Today. Volume 9 · Issue 7: 35-36. http://www.americannursetoday.com/assets/0/434/436/440/11662/11664/11676/11720/7ba8fd15-971f-4ced-8f20-bdef86a49b79.pdf

Schwind, J., Beanlands, H., Lapum, J., Romaniuk, D., Fredericks, S., LeGrow, K., Edwards, S., McCay, E., & Crosby, J. (June 2014). Fostering person-centered care among nursing students: Creative pedagogical approaches to developing personal knowing.  Journal of Nursing Education. Volume 53 · Issue 6: 343-347.  DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20140520-01

Fredericks, S. (April, 2014). Nurses and their ongoing engagement in nursing research: A brief commentary. Journal of Nursing and Care. Vol. 3 No. 2. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2167-1168.1000155.

Fredericks, S. (February, 2014). Surviving the World of Academia: A brief commentary on strategies for success. American Nurse Today. Vol. 9 No. 2. http://www.americannursetoday.com/Article.aspx?id=11226&fid=11176#comments

Fredericks, S., Martorella, G. & Catallo, C. (2014). A systematic review of web-based educational interventions. Clinical Nursing Research. 1-23. DOI: 10.1177/1054773814522829

Fredericks, S. & Yau, T. (2014). Preparing for a randomized controlled trial: Strategies to optimize the design of a cardiovascular surgical patient education intervention. Applied Nursing Research.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2013.11.009

Fredericks, S., Martorella, G., Swart, B., & Newman, E. (Oct – Dec 2013). Designing a cardiovascular surgical web-based patient education intervention: A discussion paper.  Journal of Nursing Science, vol. 31, no. 4. 

Fredericks, S. & Yau, T. (2013). Educational intervention reduces complications and re-hospitalizations after heart surgery. Western Journal of Nursing Research, vol. 35, no. 10, 1251-1265. DOI: 10.1177/0193945913490081

Fredericks, S. & Yau, T. (2013). Relationship between post-operative patient education and hospital readmission: A preliminary examination. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/14635240.2013.818299

Fredericks, S. & Bechtold, A. (2013). Challenges associated with delivering education to patients after heart surgery. Japan Journal of Nursing Science. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1742-7924. doi: 10.1111/jjns.12022

Fredericks, S. & Martorella, G. (2013). Delivering a patient education intervention using both the internet and telephone: A discursive presentation. Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics. (Featured Article), 7, 3/4. Available online at: http://cjni.net/journal/?p=2538.

Liu, L., Lapum, J., Fredericks, S., Yau, T., & Micevski, V (2013). Music as an interpretive lens: Patients' experiences of discharge following open-heart surgery. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 14 (1), pg. 1-23. Retrieved from http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/1812

Zanchetta, M., Taher, Y., Fredericks, S., Waddell, J., Fine, C., Sales, R. (in press). Undergraduate Nursing Students Integrating Health Literacy in Clinical Settings. Nurse Education Today. 

Fredericks, S., Schwind, J., Aksenchuk, K. (Winter 2012). Information access and systematic reviews: A discussion. Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics, 7, 1. Available online at: http://cjni.net/journal/?p=1966.

Lapum, J., Fredericks, S., Beanlands, H., McCay, E., Schwind, J., & Romanuik, D. (2012). A cyborg ontology in health care: Traversing into the liminal    space between technology and person-centered practice. Nursing Philosophy, 13(4), 276-288.

Fredericks, S., Lapum, J., Lo, J. (2012). Anxiety, depression, and self-management: A systematic review. Clinical Nursing Research: An International Journal, 21(4), 411-429. doi 10.1177/1054773812436681.

Fredericks, S. (online, 2012). The influence of country of origin on engagement in self-care behaviours following heart surgery: A descriptive correlational study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21, 2202-2208.

Vahabi, M., Beanlands, H., Sidani, S., Fredericks, S. (2012).South Asian Women’s Beliefs about Physical Activity and Dancing as a Form of Exercise. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 10, 2, 139-161.

Fredericks, S., Lapum, J., Schwind, J., Beanlands, H., Romaniuk, D., McCay, E. (2012). Discussion of patient centered care in health organizations. Quality Management in Healthcare, 21, 3, 1-8.

Fredericks, S. (2012). Memory loss following coronary artery bypass graft surgery: A discussion of the implications for nursing. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 22, 2, 33-36.

Fredericks, S. (April 2012). Nursing informatics and coaching based interventions: A protocol for delivery. Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics. (Featured Article), 6, 4. Available online at: https://tinyurl.com/7k47ktj.

Fredericks, S., Sidani, S., Vahabi, M., Micevski, V. (2012). An examination of current patient education interventions delivered to culturally diverse patients following CABG surgery. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (Focus Issue: Acute and Critical Care), 44, 1, 76-93.

Fredericks, S. & Sidani, S. (2012). Socio-demographics and health profile: Influence on self-care. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 7, 2, 77-82.

Fredericks, S. (2011). Coaching in the cardiovascular surgical population. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 21, 3, 30-33.

Fredericks, S. & DaSilva, M. (2010). An examination of the post-discharge recovery experience of patients who have had heart surgery. Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness: An International Journal, 2, 4, pp. 281-291. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1752-9824.2010.01069.x/abstract

Fredericks, S., Lo, J., Ibrahim, S., & Leung, J. (2010). An examination of the difference in performance of self-care behaviours between white and non-white patients following CABG surgery: A secondary analysis. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 20, 4, 21-29.

Fredericks, S., Guruge, S., & Sidani, S., Wan, T. (2010). Post-operative patient education: A systematic review. Clinical Nursing Research: An International Journal, 19, 2, pp. 144-164. http://cnr.sagepub.com/content/19/2/144.abstract

Fredericks, S., Beanlands, H., & Spalding, K., DaSilva, M. (2010). Effects of the characteristics of teaching on the outcomes of heart failure patient education interventions: A systematic review European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 9, 1, 30-37. http://cnu.sagepub.com/content/9/1/30.full

Fredericks, S., Ibrahim, S., & Puri, R. (2009). Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery patient education: A systematic review. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 24, 4, 162-168. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1751-7117.2009.00055.x/pdf

Fredericks, S., Guruge, S., Sidani, S., Wan, T. (2009). Patient demographics and  learning needs: Examination of relationship. Clinical Nursing Research: An International Journal, 18, 4, 307-322. http://cnr.sagepub.com/content/18/4/307.full.pdf+html

Fredericks, S. (2009). Timing for delivering individualized patient education intervention to Coronary Artery Bypass Graft patients: A RCT. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 8, 2, 144-150. http://cnu.sagepub.com/content/8/2/144.full

Fredericks, S. (2009). The relationship between CABG patient characteristics and perceived learning needs: A secondary analysis. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 19, 1, pp. 13-19.

 

Invited papers, commentaries:

Fredericks, S. (2010). A commentary on the influence of culture on caring for individuals living with heart failure. Clinical Nursing Research: An International Journal, 19, 3, pp. 230-233.

PRESENTATIONS: ORAL AND POSTER

Papers in refereed conference proceedings

Fredericks, S., Lo, J., Leung J., Ibrahim, S. (2010). An examination of the difference in performance of self-care behaviours between white and non-white patients following CABG surgery: A secondary analysis. Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing Research Day.

Zanchetta, M., Fredericks, S. (June 2009). Gathering evidences about students’ know-how regarding the promotion of health literacy to innovative in educational initiatives. Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing Collaborative Research Day.

Fredericks, S. (Nov 2008). The relationship between demographic characteristics and learning needs in patients who have had Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery: A pilot study. University Health Network, Nursing Research Day.

Fredericks, S. (Sept 2008). Use of an Evidenced Based Best Practice Guideline to Enhance Self Management Support in Chronic Conditions. International Nurse Practitioner Conference.

Fredericks, S. (June 2008). The influence of patient characteristics on perceived learning needs of patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. Ryerson University School of Nursing Research Day.

Fredericks, S. (2006, Nov). Self-care in the CABG population: An evaluation of the most appropriate time for delivering individualized patient education. 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference of the School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies (Ireland).

Fredericks, S. (2006, July). Self-care in the CABG population: An evaluation of the most appropriate time for delivering individualized patient education. Sigma Theta Tau: 17th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice (Montreal).

Fredericks, S. (2005, May). An evaluation of the most appropriate time for delivering individualized patient education. University of Western Ontario Nursing Research Day.

Fredericks, S. (2004, Oct). Active learning in clinical settings. Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s Embracing the Future: Educating Tomorrow’s Nurses 2nd International Conference 2004.

Fredericks, S., & Tsang, K. (2004, June). Heart Failure and Autologous Cell Transplant: Nursing Implications. Ryerson University: Annual Teaching and Research Conference. Ryerson University.

Fredericks, S. (2003, May). Self-Care and Education: The Design of a Framework. Research Day: Papers, Posters, Symposium Abstracts. University of Toronto Press.

Poster Presentations at Refereed Conferences

Fredericks, S. (2011). Designing nursing interventions: An overview of the development of a coaching intervention to be delivered to patients following heart surgery. 1st International Symposium on Nursing Intervention Research.

Fredericks, S. & Sidani, S. (2010). An examination of patients’ experience following hospital discharge post coronary artery bypass graft surgery and/or valve replacement: A presentation of a systematic review in progress. Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing Research Day. Poster Presentation.

Fredericks, S., Ibrahim, S., Puri, R. (2010). Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery patient education: A systematic review. Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing Research Day. Poster Presentation.