Faculty and Staff
|Karen L. Saban, PhD, RN, APRN, CNRN|
|Office #:||Building 125 Room 2524, Health Sciences Campus|
The experience of patients and their families with stroke, traumatic brain injury, physiological biomarkers of the stress response, adaptation, and quality of life measurement.
- Cumulative Stress and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Women Veterans, PI, 2012-2013, (Veterans Administration, LIP)
Recently Completed Funded Research:
- Stress and Inflammation in Women Caring for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury, PI, 2010-2011 (VA HSR&D Project # NRI 10-123-1)
- Stress and Inflammation in Informal Caregivers of Stroke Survivors, PI , 2010-2011, (Loyola Multidisciplinary Award, Palmer Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Beta Chapter)
Fellow, Institute of Medicine of Chicago
Professional & Community Affiliations
Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
Quality of Life Research
Saban, K.L, Mathews, H.L., O’Brien, T., Bryant, F. B. & Witek Janusek, L. (2012). Depressive Symptoms and Diurnal Salivary Cortisol Patterns Among Female Caregivers of Stroke Survivors. Biological Research for Nursing. Published online ahead of print.
Saban, K.L. & Hogan, N.S. (2012). Women Caregivers of Stroke Survivors: Coping and Adapting to a Life That Once Was. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.44 (1) 2-14.
DeVon, H.A. & Saban, K.L. (2012). Psychosocial and biological stressors and the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. In V. Hill Rice (Ed). Handbook of Stress, Coping, and Health. (pp. 381-408). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Hynes, D.M, Stroupe, K.T., Kaufman, J.S., Reda, D.J., Browning, M.M., Huo, S., Fischer, M., Saban, K.L., Manning, W. (2012). Comparing VA and Private Sector Healthcare Costs for End Stage Renal Disease. Medical Care, 50 (2), 161-170.
Saban, K.L., Smith, B., Collins, E. & Pape, T.L. (2011). Gender Differences in Life Satisfaction and Functional Status One-Year after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Women’s Health.20 (2), 179-186. doi: 10.1089.
DeVon, H., Saban, K.L. & Garrett, D.K. (2011). For Women Only: Recognizing and Responding to Symptoms of Heart Attack and Stroke. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing. 40 (3), 372-82. Awarded 2011 Council on Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Article of the Year Award
Saban, K.L., Bryant, F.B., Stroupe, K., Reda, D. & Hynes, D.M. (2010). Measurement Invariance of the Kidney Disease and Quality of Life Instrument (KDQOL-SF) across Veterans and Non-Veterans. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 8:120 (25 October 2010 doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-8-120.
Kostovich, C., Saban, K.L. & Collins, E. (2010). Becoming a Nurse Researcher: The Importance of Mentorship. Nursing Science Quarterly, 23, 281-286. doi: 10.1177/0894318410380260.
Saban, K.L., Sherwood, P.R., DeVon, H.A. & Hynes, D. M. (2010). Measurement of Psychological Stress and Physical Health in Caregivers of Stroke Survivors: A Literature Review. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 42 (3).
Saban, K.L., Stroupe, K.A., Bryant, F.B., Reda, D., Browning, M.M. & Hynes, D.M. (2008). Comparison of Health-Related Quality of Life Measures for Chronic Renal Failure: Quality of Well-Being Scale, Short-Form-6D, and the Kidney Disease Quality of Life Instrument. Quality of Life Research, 17 (8), 1103-1115.
Saban, K.L., Penckofer, S.M., Androwich, I. & Bryant, F.B. (2007). Quality of life of patients undergoing selected types of lumbar spinal surgery: A pilot study. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 5:71 (28 December 2007).
Saban, K.L & Penckofer, S. (2007). Expectations of quality of life of patients undergoing lumbar spinal surgery. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 39 (3), 180-89.
Wohns, R.N, Saban, K.L, Malick, A, Berinti, F., Perez-Cruet, M.J. (2006). Establishing a minimally invasive spine center. In M. J. Perez Cruet, L. Khoo & R. Fessler (Eds). An Anatomical Approach to Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (pp. 165-205). St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing.
Ghaly, R.F, Saban, K., Haley, D & Ross, R. (2000). Endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery: Report of patient satisfaction. Neurological Research, 22 (6), 551-5.