Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Karen Heaton’s program of research is primarily focused on the effects of sleep deprivation and obstructive sleep apnea on cognition and injury risk in workers. For example, she has been involved in projects that explored the impact of distraction and health issues on driving and driving performance issues among aging truck drivers, and self-assessment of driving performance compared to real-time simulated driving performance among truck drivers.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Fatigue in Long-Haul Truck Drivers: A Concept AnalysisWorkplace Health and Safety.  67:68-77. 2019
    2019 Return to Work Among Stroke SurvivorsWorkplace Health and Safety.  67:87-94. 2019
    2019 Research on freshman and sleeping habits: A text message-based sleep interventionJournal of American College Health2019
    2019 Visual Performance and Occupational Safety Among Aging WorkersWorkplace Health and Safety2019
    2018 A Descriptive Study of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Long-Haul Truck Drivers: A NIOSH National SurveyWorkplace Health and Safety.  66:475-481. 2018
    2018 A Policy Analysis of Mandatory Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening in the Trucking IndustryWorkplace Health and Safety.  66:348-355. 2018
    2018 The effect of poor sleep and occupational demands on driving safety in medical residentsTraffic Injury Prevention.  19:S137-S140. 2018
    2018 Effects of speed of processing training and transcranial direct current stimulation on global sleep quality and speed of processing in older adults with and without HIV: A pilot studyApplied Neuropsychology Adult2018
    2017 A Pilot Study of Sleep, Work Practices, Visual Processing Speed, and 5-Year Motor Vehicle Crash Risk Among Truck DriversWorkplace Health and Safety.  65:572-579. 2017
    2017 The self-care practices of family caregivers of persons with poor prognosis cancer: Differences by varying levels of caregiving well-being and preparednessSupportive Care in Cancer2017
    2017 The self-care practices of family caregivers of persons with poor prognosis cancer: differences by varying levels of caregiver well-being and preparednessSupportive Care in Cancer.  25:2437-2444. 2017
    2017 Commercial motor vehicle driving performance: An examination of attentional resources and control using a driving simulatorJournal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.  23:191-203. 2017
    2017 Truck Drivers' Use of the Internet: A Mobile Health LifelineWorkplace Health and Safety.  65:240-247. 2017
    2016 Shoulder injuries in commercial truck drivers: A literature reviewOrthopedic Nursing2016
    2016 Shoulder injuries in commercial truck drivers: A literature reviewOrthopedic Nursing2016
    2016 Truck drivers' use of the internet: A mobile health lifelineWorkplace Health and Safety2016
    2016 The useful field of view assessment predicts simulated commercial motor vehicle driving safetyTraffic Injury Prevention.  17:763-769. 2016
    2016 Obesity, prediabetes, and perceived stress in municipal workersWorkplace Health and Safety.  64:453-461. 2016
    2016 Commercial Truck Driver Health and SafetyWorkplace Health and Safety.  64:369-376. 2016
    2016 Concept analysis: Occupational functionalityWorkplace Health and Safety2016
    2016 Occupational Functionality: A Concept AnalysisWorkplace Health and Safety.  64:385-392. 2016
    2016 Examining self-reported driving skill and distracted driving performance in commercial truck driversWorkplace Health and Safety2016
    2016 Shoulder injuries in commercial truck drivers: A literature reviewOrthopaedic Nursing.  35:360-374. 2016
    2015 The effects of caffeine use on driving safety among truck drivers who are habitual caffeine usersWorkplace Health and Safety.  63:333-341. 2015
    2014 Sleep quality, stress, caregiver burden, and quality of life in maternal caregivers of young children with bronchopulmonary dysplasiaJournal of Pediatric Nursing2014
    2014 Sleep quality, stress, caregiver burden, and quality of life in maternal caregivers of young children with bronchopulmonary dysplasiaJournal of Pediatric Nursing.  29:29-38. 2014
    2014 The effects of an online educational program on nurse practitioners' knowledge of obstructive sleep apnea in adultsJournal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  26:603-611. 2014
    2012 The effects of arthritis, mobility, and farm task on injury among older farmers.Nursing : Research and Reviews.  2:9-16. 2012
    2012 An overview of nonpathological geroneuropsychology: Implications for nursing practice and researchJournal of Neuroscience Nursing.  44:43-53. 2012
    2012 Impact of deistraction and health on commercial driving performance: Fiinal reportNational Transportation Research Center, Inc.2012
    2011 Sleep and cognition on everyday functioning in older adults: Implications for nursing practice and researchJournal of Neuroscience Nursing.  43:261-271. 2011
    2011 Emergency nursing resource: Gastric tube placement verificationJournal of Emergency Nursing.  37:357-362. 2011
    2011 Emergency Nursing Resource: Needle-Related Procedural Pain in Pediatric Patients in the Emergency DepartmentJournal of Emergency Nursing.  37:246-251. 2011
    2011 Using Theory to Guide Injury Prevention ActivitiesJournal of Emergency Nursing.  37:278-279. 2011
    2011 An overview of non-pathological geroneuropsychology: Implications for nursing practice and researchJournal of Neuroscience Nursing2011
    2011 Sleep and cognition on everyday functioning in older adults: Implication for nursing practice and researchJournal of Neuroscience Nursing2011
    2010 Aging, speed of processing, and everyday functioning: Implications for practice and researchActivities, Adaption and Aging2010
    2010 Aging, speed of processing training, and everyday functioning: Implications for practice and researchActivities, Adaptation and Aging.  34:276-291. 2010
    2010 Feedback actigraphy and sleep among long-haul truck drivers.AAOHN Journal.  58:137-145. 2010
    2010 Obstructive sleep apnea indicators and injury in older farmersJournal of Agromedicine.  15:148-156. 2010
    2010 Obstructive sleep apnea indicators and injury in older farmersJournal of Agromedicine2010
    2009 Sleep and Motor Vehicle Crash RiskJournal of Emergency Nursing.  35:363-365. 2009
    2008 truck driver hours of service regulation: the collision of policy and public healthPolicy, Politics, and Nursing Practice.  6:277-284. 2008
    2008 Identifying variables that predict falling asleep at the wheel among long-haul truck drivers.AAOHN Journal.  56:379-385. 2008
    2007 A psychometric analysis of the epworth sleepiness scaleJournal of Nursing Measurement.  15:177-188. 2007
    2005 Truck Driver Hours of Service Regulations: The Collision of Policy and Public HealthPolicy, Politics, and Nursing Practice.  6:277-284. 2005
    A Descriptive Study of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Long-Haul Truck Drivers: A NIOSH National SurveyWorkplace Health and Safety
    Concept analysis: Occupational functionalityWorkplace Health and Safety
    The effects of caffeine use on driving safety among truck drivers who are habitual caffeine users.Workplace Health and Safety

    Research Overview

  • Occupational health and safety; sleep; motor vehicle crash prevention; truck drivers; remote workers' access to healthcare and information; spousal influence on worker health behavior; barriers to sleep on the road; stress and social isolation among truck drivers; obstructive sleep apnea screening and treatment adherence; Theory of Planned Behavior; DOT Medical Examinations; Philosophy of Science; Responsible Conduct of Research; Quantitative Research Methods; Subjective measures of sleepiness
  • Teaching Activities

  • NRM798L - Research Immersion (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NRM798L - Research Immersion (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR645 - Sleep Across the Lifespan I (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR797 - Writing the Dissertation (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NRM798L - Research Immersion (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NRM798L - Research Immersion (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR753 - Nurs as Scientific Discipline (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR753 - Nurs as Scientific Discipline (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR797 - Writing the Dissertation (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NRM798L - Research Immersion (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR797 - Writing the Dissertation (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR697 - DOT MedExam Cert Review Course (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR751 - Philosophical Found of Science (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR797 - Writing the Dissertation (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NRM798L - Research Immersion (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR697 - DOT MedExam Cert Review Course (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR797 - Writing the Dissertation (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR697 - DOT MedExam Cert Review Course (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR751 - Philosophical Found of Science (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NRM780 - Applic Research Design Princ I (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NRM798L - Research Immersion (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR697 - DOT MedExam Cert Review Course (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR797 - Writing the Dissertation (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR697 - DOT MedExam Cert Review Course (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR751 - Philosophical Found of Science (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NRM780 - Applic Research Design Princ I (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NRM798L - Research Immersion (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR697 - DOT MedExam Cert Review Course (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR690 - Indep Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NRM752 - Responsible Conduct Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR697 - DOT MedExam Cert Review Course (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR751 - Philosophical Found of Science (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NRM772 - Designs of Nursing Studies II (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR690 - Indep Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR690 - Indep Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR706 - Theory Building in Nursing (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR750 - Quantitative Research Methods (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR752 - Responsible Conduct Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • NRM770 - Designs for Nursing Studies I (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • NUR706 - Theory Building in Nursing (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • NUR739L - Scholarly Practice Project (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • NUR752 - Responsible Conduct Research (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • NRM772 - Designs of Nursing Studies II (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NRM770 - Designs for Nursing Studies I (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NUR671 - Prin Occ Toxicology Disease (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NUR690 - Indep Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NUR739L - Scholarly Practice Project (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NUR739L - Scholarly Practice Project (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NUR739L - Scholarly Practice Project (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NUR690 - Indep Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • NUR752 - Responsible Conduct Research (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • NTC652 - Prog and Curr Development Nur (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NTC760 - Transitions to Academic Edu (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NUR671 - Prin Occ Toxicology Disease (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NUR690 - Indep Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NUR690 - Indep Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NTC654 - Eval of Instruction in Nursing (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NUR396L - Community Public Hlth Prac-SL (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR690 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR374 - Informatics Research Nurs Prac (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR737 - Interdisciplinary Leadership (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR397 - Comm/Public Health Nursing RNs (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR476 - Community Health Nursing (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR397 - Comm/Public Health Nursing RNs (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • Full Name

  • Karen Heaton