Areas of Expertise (3)
Education approaches to increase Colorectal Cancer Screening
GI Symptoms and Adherence Among African Americans With End Stage Renal Disease
Best Practices in the Gastrointestinal and Endoscopy Setting
Outstanding Woman of the Year
American Association of University Women (AAUW) 2017
Certificate of Recognition
Contributions as an Interprofessional Education Event Facilitator 2017
“Just Because” Award
Presented during the Mary Garnett Awards Luncheon, 52nd Middlesouth Region Conference, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. 2017
Harris College of Nursing Nominee for the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Teacher-Scholar
Texas Christian University 2017
Evidence-Based Practice External Systematic Review Award
TCU Translational Research, JBI Collaborative 2016
University of Texas at Arlington: Ph.D.
Texas Woman's University: M.S.
University of Texas at Austin: B.S.N.
- Sigma Theta Tau International (Beta Alpha Chapter)
- Southern Nursing Research Society
- Texas Nurses Association, District 3
- Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA)
- Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse Society
- Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated
- American Nephrology Nursing Association
- National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Texas Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Adherence to Treatment by African Americans Undergoing HemodialysisNephrology Nursing Journal
Daniels, G.B., Robinson, J.R. and Walker, C.A.
2018 End stage renal disease (ESRD) affects African Americans more than any other ethnic group. Adherence is a challenge. Patients with ESRD must adhere to medication, diet, fluid restrictions, and dialysis treatment schedules if they do not receive a kidney transplant. The purpose of this exploratory, descriptive study was to assess adherence in 120 African Americans with ESRD undergoing hemodialysis (HD). Participants completed a demographic questionnaire and the ESRD Adherence Questionnaire (ESRD-AQ). Biomarkers were collected from medical records. Few participants (24%) adhered to dietary restrictions; however, fluid restriction was reported as the most difficult to manage, which was consistent with the interdialytic weight gain biomarker. Older participants were more adherent. Participants were adherent with HD attendance and medication. Participants reported frequent communication with the healthcare team, but a more formal process needs to be implemented with follow up to ensure understanding and reinforce adherence.