Positions

Overview

  • Cathy Roche, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor at the UAB School of Nursing. Her research interests involve developing, implementing and evaluating recruitment and retention strategies to enhance participation in clinical trials. Dr. Roche has over 17 years of research experience developing strategies to enhance participation in large, long-term, multi-center studies, such as the Action for Health in Diabetes (LookAHEAD) Study and the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Learning the Cranial Nerves: A Low-Tech Gamified Teaching StrategyJournal of Nursing Education.  58:553. 2019
    2019 BSN Student Recruiters Significantly Increase Clinical Trial Enrollment in an Outpatient SettingInternational Journal for Innovation, Education, and Research.  7:155-162. 2019
    2019 “Playing for bragging rights”: A qualitative study of students’ perceptions of gamificatioJournal of Nursing Education.  58:79-85. 2019
    2019 How to write a good test question: Nine tips for novice nurse educatorsJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  50:12-14. 2019
    2018 Educational Analytics: A New Frontier for Gamification?Computers in Nursing.  36:458-465. 2018
    2018 Where are they now? Retention strategies over 25 years in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) StudyContemporary Clinical Trials Communications.  9:64-70. 2018
    2017 Kaizen: An innovative team learning experience for first-semester nursing studentsJournal of Nursing Education.  56:124. 2017
    2016 Recruiting bereaved parents for research after infant death in the neonatal intensive care unitApplied Nursing Research.  32:281-285. 2016
    2015 Systolic blood pressure control among individuals with type 2 diabetes: A comparative effectiveness analysis of three interventionsAmerican Journal of Hypertension.  28:995-1009. 2015
    2015 Partial Meal Replacement Plan and Quality of the Diet at 1 Year: Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD) TrialJournal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  115:731-742. 2015
    2015 Changes in body composition over 8 years in a randomized trial of a lifestyle intervention: The look AHEAD studyObesity Research.  23:565-572. 2015
    2014 Implications of Look AHEAD for clinical trials and clinical practiceDiabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.  16:1183-1191. 2014
    2014 Impact of weight loss on ankle-brachial index and interartery blood pressuresObesity Research.  22:1032-1041. 2014
    2014 Baseline predictors of missed visits in the look AHEAD studyObesity Research.  22:131-140. 2014
    2011 Four-year weight losses in the look AHEAD study: Factors associated with long-term successObesity Research.  19:1987-1998. 2011
    2009 Recruitment and Retention in Clinical ResearchPerioperative Nursing Clinics.  4:259-268. 2009
    2009 Recruitment and retention in clinical researchPerioperative Nursing Clinics2009
    2009 A review of the health beliefs and lifestyle behaviors of women with previous gestational diabetesJOGN nursing; journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing.  38:516-526. 2009
    2009 Signs of improvement: Diabetes update 2009Nurse Practitioner.  34:12-22. 2009
    2008 Measurement characteristics of the ankle-brachial index: Results from the action for health in diabetes studyVascular Medicine.  13:225-233. 2008
    2008 Weight loss treatment influences untreated spouses and the home environment: Evidence of a ripple effectInternational Journal of Obesity.  32:1678-1684. 2008
    2006 Baseline characteristics of the randomised cohort from the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) studyDiabetes and Vascular Disease Research.  3:202-215. 2006
    2006 Consent for genetics studies among clinical trial participants: Findings from action for health in diabetes (Look AHEAD)Clinical Trials.  3:443-456. 2006
    Where are they now? Successful strategies for retaining participants for over 25 years: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) StudyContemporary Clinical Trials

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2014 Recruitment and retention in clinical research.  177-192. 2014

    Research Overview

  • Women’s health issues across the lifespan; chronic disease prevention and management specifically Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease; underserved and vulnerable populations; clinical simulation.
  • Teaching Activities

  • NUR310 - Concpt of Professional Nursing (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR310 - Concpt of Professional Nursing (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR553L - Nursing Practicum Women/Child (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR310 - Concpt of Professional Nursing (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR310 - Concpt of Professional Nursing (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR392 - Cncpts Maternal Child Hlth Nur (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR393L - Cncpts Matern Chld Hlth Nur Pr (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR310 - Concpt of Professional Nursing (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR310 - Concpt of Professional Nursing (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR393L - Cncpts Matern Chld Hlth Nur Pr (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR552 - Nursing Care of Women/Children (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR553L - Nursing Practicum Women/Child (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR310 - Concpt of Professional Nursing (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR311L - Nursing Skills Development I (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR393L - Cncpts Matern Chld Hlth Nur Pr (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR310 - Concpt of Professional Nursing (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR311L - Nursing Skills Development I (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR393L - Cncpts Matern Chld Hlth Nur Pr (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR321L - Nursing Skills Development II (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR507 - Prom Hlth Chldbear/Chldrea Fam (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR508L - Clin Prac Chldbear/Chldrea Fam (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR310 - Concpt of Professional Nursing (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR311L - Nursing Skills Development I (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR321L - Nursing Skills Development II (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR310 - Concpt of Professional Nursing (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR311L - Nursing Skills Development I (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR393L - Cncpts Matern Chld Hlth Nur Pr (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR321L - Nursing Skills Development II (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR393L - Cncpts Matern Chld Hlth Nur Pr (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR508L - Clin Prac Chldbear/Chldrea Fam (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR311L - Nursing Skills Development I (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR321L - Nursing Skills Development II (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR311L - Nursing Skills Development I (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR392 - Cncpts Maternal Child Hlth Nur (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR508L - Clin Prac Chldbear/Chldrea Fam (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR321L - Nursing Skills Development II (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR393L - Cncpts Matern Chld Hlth Nur Pr (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR311L - Nursing Skills Development I (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR313L - Concepts Professional Nur Prac (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR427L - Concepts of Complex Nur Pract (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR311L - Nursing Skills Development I (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR508L - Clin Prac Chldbear/Chldrea Fam (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR321L - Nursing Skills Development II (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR311L - Nursing Skills Development I (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • Full Name

  • Cathy Roche