Selected Publications

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Refereed papers

Sawatzky, R., Porterfield, P., Lee, J., Dixon, D., Lounsbury, K., Pesut, B., Roberts, D., Tayler, C., Voth, J., & Stajduhar, K. (2016). Conceptual foundations of a palliative approach: A knowledge synthesis. BMC Palliative Care, 15(5). doi: 10.1186/s1290401600769.

Lix, L.M., Chan, E.K.H., Sawatzky, R., Sajobi, T.T., Liu, J., Hopman, W., Mayo, M. (online first 2015).Response shift and disease activity in inflammatory bowel disease. Quality of Life Research, doi: 10.1007/s11136-015-1188-z.

Andreae, C., Strömberg, A., Sawatzky, R., Årestedt, K. (2015). Psychometric evaluation of two appetite questionnaires in patients with heart failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 21(12), 954-958. 

Lauck, S.B., Sawatzky, R., Johnson, J.L., Humphries, K.H., Bennett, M.T., Chakrabarti, S., Kerr, C.R., Tung, S., Yeung-Lai-Wah, J.A., Ratner, P.A. (2015). Sex is associated with differences in individual trajectories of change in social health status after implantable cardioverterdefibrillator. Circulation, 8, 21-30. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.114.001607

Pesut, B., Hooper, B.P., Robinson, C.A., Bottorff, J.L., Sawatzky, R., Dalhuisen, M. (Accepted September 25, 2014). Planning and Implementation Strategy for a Rural Palliative Supportive Service. Rural and Remote Health,

Pesut, B., Potter, G., Stajduhar, K., Sawatzky, R., McLeod, B., Drabot, K. (2015). Palliative Approach Education for Rural Nurses and Health Care Workers: A mixed-method study. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 21 (3), 142-151. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2015.21.3.142.

Bryan, S., Davis, J., Broesch, J., Doyle-Waters, M.M., Lewis, S., McGrail, K., McGregor, M.J., Murphy, J.M., Sawatzky, R. (2014).Choosing your partner for the PROM: A review of evidence on patient-reported outcome measures for use in primary and community care. Healthcare Policy, 10(2), 38-51. doi: 10.12927/hcpol.2015.24035

Henoch, I., Sawatzky, R., Falk, H., Fridh, I., Ung, E.J., Sarenmalm, E.K., Ozanne, A., Öhlén, J. Falk, K. (2014). Symptom Distress Profile in hospitalised patients in Sweden: A point prevalence study. Research in Nursing and Health, 37(6), 512-523. doi: 10.1002/nur.21624

Ahmed, S., Sawatzky, R., Levesque, J.F., Ehrmann-Feldman, D., Schwartz, C. (first published online: 2 June 2014). Minimal Evidence of Response Shift in the Absence of a Catalyst. Quality of Life Research, doi: 10.1007/s11136-014-0699-3.

Pesut, B., Sawatzky, R., Stajduhar, K.I., McLeod, B., Erbacker, L., Chan, E.K.H. (2014). Educating nurses for palliative care: A scoping reviewJournal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing16(1), 47-54. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000021

Haines-Saah, R., Johnson, J.L., Repta, R., Ostry, A., Young, M.L., Sawatzky, R., Shoveller, J.A., Greaves, L., Ratner, P.A. (2014).The privileged normalization of marijuana use: An analysis of Canadian newspaper reportingCritical Public Health, 24(1), 47-61. doi: 10.1080/09581596.2013.771812 (Publisher Link)

Smith F , Carlsson E , Kokkinakis D , Forsberg M , Kodeda K , Sawatzky R , Friberg F , Ohlén J. (2014). Readability, suitability and comprehensibility in patient education materials for Swedish patients with colorectal cancer undergoing elective surgery: A mixed method design. Patient Education and Counseling, 94(2), 202-209.

Thorne, S., & Sawatzky, R. (2014). Particularizing the General: Sustaining Theoretical Integrity in the Context of an Evidence-Based Practice Agenda. Advances in Nursing Science37(1), 5-18.

Ventura, F., Sawatzky, R., Ohlén, J., Karlsson, P., Koinberg, I. (2013). Evaluation of a Web-based Educational Program for Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer: Why is the Intervention Effect Absent? Studies in Health Technology and Informatics192, 1132.

Pesut, B., Hooper, B., Sawatzky, R., Robinson, C.A., Bottorff, J.L., Dalhuisen, M. (2013). The elusive search for quality care at end of life: Framework for a rural palliative approach supportive service. Palliative Care: Research and Treatment, 7, 7-17. doi:10.4137/PCRT.S11908 (Publisher Link)

Schwartz, C.E., Ahmed, S., Sawatzky, R., Tolulope, S., Mayo, N., Finkelstein, J., Lix, L., Verdam, M.G.E., Oort, F.J., Sprangers, M.A.G. (2013). Guidelines for secondary analysis in search of response shiftQuality of Life Research22(10), 2663-2673. doi: 10.1007/s11136-013-0402-0 (PubMed) (Publisher Link)

Reimer-Kirkham, S., Pesut, B., Sawatzky, R., Cochrane, M., & Redmond, A.  (2012.). Discourses of spirituality and leadership in nursing:  A mixed-methods analysis.  Journal of Nursing Management, 20(8), 1029–1038. (Publisher link)

Pesut, B., Laberge, C., Sawatzky, R., Mallinson, J., Rush, K. (First published online, August 27, 2012). Understanding the landscape: Promoting health for rural individuals after tertiary level cardiac revascularizationJournal of Rural Health, (Publisher link)

Lix, L.M., Tolulope, T., Sawatzky, R., Liu, J., Mayo, N.E., Huang, Y., Graff, L.A., Walker, J.R., Ediger, J., Clara, I., Sexton, K., Carr, R., Bernstein, C.N. (First published online, 2012). Relative importance measures for reprioritization response shiftQuality of Life Research, (Publisher link)

Voth, J., Sawatzky, R., Ratner, P.A., Young, M.L., Repta, R., Haines-Saah, R., & Johnson, J.L. (2013). A computer-assisted approach to filtering large numbers of documents for media analysesInternational Journal of Social Research Methodology, 16(1), 13-30. doi: 10.1080/13645579.2011.645700. (Publisher link)

Sawatzky, R., Ratner, P.A., Richardson, C.G., Washburn, C., Sudmant, W., & Mirwaldt, P. (2012). Stress and depression in students: The mediating role of stress-management self-efficacyNursing Research, 61(1), 13-21. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0b013e31823b1440. (PubMed)

Sawatzky, R., Ratner, P.A., Kopec, J.A., & Zumbo, B.D. (2012).Latent variable mixture models: A promising approach for the validation of patient reported outcomesQuality of Life Research, 21(4), pp. 637-650. DOI:10.1007/s11136-011-9976-6. (PubMed) |(Publisher link) | Pre-published version: (PDF)

Reimer-Kirkham, S., Sharma, S., Pesut, B., Sawatzky, R., Meyerhoff, H., Cochrane, M. (2011). Sacred spaces in public places: Religious and spiritual plurality in healthcareNursing Inquiry, 19(3), 202-12. (PubMed) (Publisher link)

Pesut, B., Reimer-Kirkham, S. & Sawatzky, R. (2010). Hospitable hospitals in a diverse society: From chaplains to spiritual care providersJournal of Religion and Health, doi:10.1007/s10943-010-9392-1 (PubMed) (Publisher link)

Sawatzky, R., Ratner, P.A., Johnson, J.L., Kopec, J.A., & Zumbo, B.D. (2010). Self-reported physical and mental health status and quality of life in adolescents: A latent variable mediation modelHealth and Quality of Life Outcomes, 8, 17-50. (PubMed) Full text:

Published contributions to a collective work and book chapter

Cohen, S.R., & Sawatzky, R. (2015). Quality of life assessment in palliative care. In Bruera, E., Higginson, I., von Gunten, C.F., & Morita, T. (eds.) Textbook of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care (2nd ed.). Boca Raton: CRC Press Sawatzky, R., & Ratner, P.A. (2014). Medline. In A. Michalos (ed.). Encyclopedia of well-being quality of life. Dordrecht: Springer, pp 3975-3981. Thorne, S., & Sawatzky, R. (2014). Nursing. In A. Michalos (ed.). Encyclopedia of well-being and quality of life. Dordrecht: Springer. pp 4399-4402.

Sawatzky, R., & Ratner, P.A. (2014). Medline. In A. Michalos (ed.).Encyclopedia of well-being quality of life. Dordrecht: Springer, pp 3975-3981.

Thorne, S., & Sawatzky, R. (2014). Nursing. In A. Michalos (ed.).Encyclopedia of well-being and quality of life. Dordrecht: Springer. pp 4399-4402.

R. Sawatzky & L. Terblanche (2011). The measurement of religious concepts in nursing. In M. Fowler, E. Johnston Taylor, B. Pesut, S. Reimer-Kirkham, & R. Sawatzky. Religion, Religious Ethics, and Nursing. Springer. (Publisher Link).

Ratner, P.A., & Sawatzky, R. (2011). Approaches to the measurement of gender. In: J.L. Oliffe & L. Greaves (Eds.),Designing gender, sex, and health research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (Publisher Link).