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Eileen Fry-Bowers, PhD, JD, RN
Member, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Research & Grantsmanship    Funded Research Project (PI)
  • Low-Income Latina Mothers' Perceptions of Care Coordination for Young Children at Risk For or Who Have a Developmental Disability ( 6/2014 - 5/2015 )
    This study uses grounded theory methods to explore maternal perceptions of coordination for young low-income Latino children at risk for developmental disability in order to better meet needs and expectations and improve parent engagement and overall child health outcomes.  Funding:  Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Small Grants Award/ Rosemary Berkel Crisp Research Award, $5000.00.
  Funded Research Project (CI)
  • California Advanced Practice Registered Nurses’ (APRN) Perceptions of the Relationship Between Oral and Overall Health (P. Gavaza, Principal Investigator, E. Fry-Bowers, Co-Investigator). 
    This descriptive study seeks to understand how California APRNs perceive the role of oral health in overall patient health status.  Funding:  Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy, Research Seed Funds, $5300.00.

    ( 10/2014 - 10/2015 )
  • Knowledge and Perceptions of Health Literacy among Nursing Professionals (Macabasco-OConnell, A., & Fry-Bowers, E.)
    This cross-sectional descriptive study assessed and described nursing professionals’ understanding and perception of patient health literacy and its impact on health services; UCLA School of Nursing, Los Angeles, CA.

    ( 3/2010 - 8/2010 )
  Non-Funded Research Project
  • The Impact of Maternal Health Literacy on Structures, Interpersonal Processes and Outcomes of Ambulatory Care for Low-Income Latino Children. (Fry-Bowers, E., Maliski, S., Macabasco-OConnell, A., Lewis, M.A., & DiMatteo, R.)

    ( 6/2011 - 6/2012 )

    This doctoral dissertation research examines the associations between maternal health literacy and self-efficacy in communication, interpersonal interactions with health care providers and quality of pediatric ambulatory care received.  Dissertation Chairperson:  Sally Maliski, PhD, RN, FAAN (UCLA); Dissertation Committee:  Aurelia Macabasco-OConnell, PhD, RN, ACNP (UCLA); Mary Ann Lewis, DrPH, RN, FAAN (UCLA); Robin DiMatteo, PhD (UCR)

  • Factors Associated with Satisfaction of Care among Low-Income Patients (Macabasco-OConnell, A. & Fry-Bowers, E*.)

    ( 1/2010 - 6/2010 )

    This cross-sectional descriptive study examined the relationships between patient satisfaction and soci-demongraphic variables among a low-income, ethnic minority population receiving care at a large, urban county hospital clinic in Southern California.