Barbara Haas, PhD, RN
Title: David G. Braithwaite Professor of Nursing, Associate Dean for the College of Nursing
& Health Sciences, Executive Director for the School of Nursing
Building: BRB 2220
- Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin
- M.S.N. Marquette University
- B.S.N. The University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire
- NURS 6330: Quantitative Research Design
- NURS 6337: Advanced Research Design
- NURS 6339: Mixed Methods Research
My program of research broadly focuses on health promotion for persons with chronic
illness. Within that philosophical perspective and umbrella, I conduct research on
the concepts of self-efficacy, physical activity, symptom management, and quality
of life for persons with cancer.
Thoughts on Teaching:
I view myself as a fellow traveler on a journey of discovery. In my 20+ years of academic travels, students have enlightened me repeatedly. The opportunity to awaken curiousity, stimulate ideas, challenge thinking, encourage dreams, and inspire -- these are the privileges of a teacher-student relationship.
*Leming, J., Haas, B.K., Hermanns, M.L., & Conner, D. (in review). The effect of my health companion on self-management
and quality of life in persons with end stage renal disease: A multiple case study
approach. Nephrology Nursing Journal
*Acebedo, J., Haas, B.K., Hermanns, M.L. (in press). Breast cancer-related lymphedema in Hispanic women: A phenomenological study. Journal of Transcultural Nursing.
*Murley, B., Haas, B.K., Hermanns, M.L., Wang, Y.T., & Stocks, E. (2019). Influence of tai chi on self-efficacy, quality of life, and fatigue among patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy: A pilot study brief. Journal of Holistic Nursing. doi: 10.1177/0898010119867557. [Epub ahead of print]
*Gipson, C., Chilton, J., Alfred, D., & Haas, B.K. (2019). Development of the Self-Efficacy for Sleep Hygiene Inventory. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 27(1), 87-96.
*Higbee, M., Chilton, J., El-Saidi, M., Duke, G., & Haas, B.K. (2019). Nurses consuming energy drinks report poorer sleep and higher stress. Western Journal of Nursing Research. Online: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0193945919840991
Hermanns, M.L. Haas, B.K., & Lisk, J. (2019). Engaging older adults with Parkinson’s Disease in physical activity using activity trackers and an online support group: A feasibility study. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 5, 1-10, DOI: 10.1177/2333721419842671
Hermanns, M.L., Haas, B.K., Rath, L., Murley, B., Arce-Esquivel, A.A., Ballard, J.E., & Wang, Y.T. (2018). Impact of tai chi on peripheral neuropathy revisited: A mixed methods study. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 4, 1-9. DOI: 10.1177/2333721418819532.
Arce-Esquivel, A.A., Haas, B.K., Hermanns, M.L., Ballard, J.E., Rizer, C.A., Kimmel, G.T., & Wang, Y.T. (2018). Effect of Tai Chi Training on Muscle Strength, Mobility, and Quality of Life in Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy. International Journal of Research Studies in Medical and Health Sciences,3(10), 35-43.
*Gipson, C., Chilton, J., Dickerson, S., Alfred, D., & Haas, B.K. (2018). Effects of a Sleep Hygiene Text-Message Intervention on Sleep in College Students. Journal of American College Health, 67(1),32-41.
Chilton, J., Gosselin, K., & Haas, B.K. (2018). Development of the Self-Rated Abilities for Health Practices - Adolescent Version: A Self-Efficacy Measure. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 26(1), 134-141.DOI: https://doi.org/10.1891/1061-3722.214.171.124
Purdom, Michelle A, Sandra Petersen, and Barbara K Haas. "Results of an Oncology Clinical Trial Nurse Role Delineation Study." Oncology Nursing Forum 44.5 (2017): 589-595.
Rath, Linda L, Melinda Hermanns, Joyce Ballard, and Barbara K Haas. "Perceptions of Older Women with Cancer Participating in an Exercise Programme: A Mixed Methods Pilot Study." Journal of Research in Nursing 22.4 (2017): 264-79.
Haas, Barbara K, Melinda Hermanns, and Gary Kimmel. "Incorporating Exercise Into the Cancer Treatment Paradigm." Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 20.6 (2016): S17-S24.
Ballard, Joyce E., Arturo A. Arce-Esquivel, Barbara K. Haas, Melinda L. Hermanns, Gary T. Kimmel, and Yong T. Wang. "Tai Chi Exercise on Muscle Strength and Physical Function in Peripheral Neuropathy Patients: 2578 Board #101 June 3, 9." Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 48.5 (2016): 715-715.
Arce-Esquivel, Arturo A., Joyce E. Ballard, Barbara K. Haas, Melinda L. Hermanns, Gary T. Kimmel, and Yong T. Wang. "Effect of Tai Chi on Vascular Function Among Peripheral Neuropathy Patients: 715 Board #31 June 1, 3." Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 48.5S Suppl 1 (2016): 192-192.
Haas, Barbara K, Debra D Mark, Sandra A Levasseur, Scott R Ziehm, David P Hrabe, Margaret F Clayton, Aeza Hafalia, and Paula Mcneil. "NEXus: Making Efficient Use of Limited Resources." Journal of Professional Nursing : Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing 32.6 (2016): 449-457.
Hermanns, Melinda, and Haas, Barbara K. Student Reflections of Psychiatric/mental Health: Using Journals and Creative Expressions (2016): Nursing Faculty Publications and Presentations.
Haas, Barbara K, Hermanns, Melinda, and Melin-Johanson, Christina. Case Study of Persons with Cancer Participating in a Community-Based Exercise Program: An Exploration of Meaning and Change (2016): Nursing Faculty Publications and Presentations.
Roth, Cheryl, K Lynn Wieck, Rebecca Fountain, and Barbara K Haas. "Hospital Nurses' Perceptions of Human Factors Contributing to Nursing Errors." The Journal of Nursing Administration 45.5 (2015): 263-9.
Lobo, Marie L, Barbara K Haas, Michele C Clark, and Paula A Mcneil. "NEXus: Evaluation of an Innovative Educational Consortium for Doctoral Education in Nursing." Journal of Professional Nursing : Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing 31.2 (2015): 104-11.
Keeler, M., Haas, B.K., Nieswiadomy, M., McConnel, C., Northam, S., & Savoie, L. (2015) The Economic Burden of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection in Canadian Stem Cell Transplant Recipients. Canadian Journal of Oncology Nursing, 25(3), 289-298.
Keeler, M., Haas, B.K., Nieswiadomy, M., McConnel, C., Northam, S., & Savoie, L. (2015). Analysis of Costs and Benefits of Tunneled Central Venous Catheter Dressings in Canadian Stem Cell Transplant Recipients. Canadian Journal of Oncology Nursing, 25(3), 311-318.
Roth, C., Wieck, K.L., Fountain, R. & Haas, B.K., (2015). Hospital Nurses’ Perceptions of Human Factors Contributing to Nursing Errors. Journal of Nursing Administration, 45(5), 263-269. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000196
Lobo, M.L., Haas, B.K., & Clark, M. (2015). NEXus: Evaluation of an Innovative Educational Consortium for Doctoral Education in Nursing. Journal of Professional Nursing, 31(2), 104-111. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2014.07.005
Grants (Current funding):
Baylor Foundation, 2013. “Effect of Exercise during Adjuvant Chemotherapy Infusion for Breast Cancer” Dr. Barbara Haas and Dr. Cynthia Osborne (co-PIs)
Integrated Healthcare Research Institute, 2015. Exercise Therapy in Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy. Dr. Arturo Arce-Esquivel (PI); Dr. Joyce Ballard, Dr. Barbara Haas, Dr. Melinda Hermanns, Dr. Gary Kimmel, co-investigators.
May 2019 Psychometric Evaluation of the Physical Activity Appraisal Inventory: Adolescence and Young Adult Version. Abstract #5614/ poster. Haas, B.K., Rinicker, S.A., & O’Connell, D.G. ACSM Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine®. Orlando, FL
May 2019 The Impact of Text Messaging on Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Physical Activity: Single Case Design (Rinicker, S.A., Deal, B., Haas, B.K., & O’Connell, D.G.) ACSM Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine®. Orlando, FL
May 2019 Effect of exercise during adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. Haas, B.K., Vujkelja, S., Osborne, C., Selman, J., Davis, T., & Kimmel, G. American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting Chicago, IL
May 2019 Changing the life of East Texans with Cancer through Exercise. Haas, B.K., Vukelja, S., Osborne, C., Selman, J., Davis, T., & Kimmel, G. East Texas Research Conference Tyler, TX
February 2019 Clinical outcomes by gender following CR: Meta-analysis (G. Shelton, Honors Student, PI, Haas, B.K., Hermanns, M.L.) Sigma Theta Tau International. New Orleans, LA
October 2018 Engaging and Empowering Faculty. Caruso, K., & Haas, B.K. Nurse Tim’s New Faculty Institute, Orlando, FL
June 2018 Long-term Effects of Tai Chi on Muscle Strength and Physical Function in Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy. Arce-Esquivel, A.A., Ballard, J.E., Hermanns, M.L., Rath, L.L., Murley, B., Wang, Y.T., & Haas, B.K. ACSM’s 65th Annual Meeting; 9th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, Minneapolis, MN
February 2018 NEXus 3.0. Chilton, J., Dickerson, S., Haas, B.K., & McNeil, P. American Association of Colleges in Nursing Doctoral Education Conference, Fort Meyers, FL
September 2015. Social Support to Reduce Uncertainty in South Texas: A Case Study. M.D. Gunter, M.D.,G. Duke, & B. K.. Haas. Association of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Nurses, Providence,
February 2015, The Research Journey: How to Get Where You're Going, Haas, B. K. & Hermanns, M., Southern Nursing Research Society Pre-Conference Workshop, Tampa, FL