Ph.D. Indiana University. 1990.
M.S.N. Indiana University. 1980.
B.S.N. Indiana State University. 1976.
Dr. Pressler is an expert in quality of life of persons with chronic heart failure (HF). Throughout her career, she has conducted extensive research about the patient care problems associated with heart failure including stress and coping, lack of adherence with medication and diet therapy, nutritional deficits, and cognitive dysfunction.
Pressler SJ, Kim J, Riley P, Ronis DL, Gradus-Pizlo I. Memory dysfunction, psychomotor slowing, and decreased executive function predict mortality in patients with heart failure and low ejection fraction. J Card Fail. In press.
Pressler SJ, Subramanian U, Kareken D, Perkins SM, Gradus-Pizlo I, Sauve MJ, Ding Y, Kim J, Sloan R, Jaynes H, Shaw RM. Cognitive deficits and health-related quality of life in chronic heart failure. J Cardiovasc Nurs 2010;25(3):189-198.
Pressler SJ, Subramanian U, Kareken D, Perkins SM, Gradus-Pizlo I, Sauve MJ, Ding Y, Kim J, Sloan R, Jaynes H, Shaw RM. Cognitive deficits in chronic heart failure. Nurs Res 2010;59(2):127-139.
Pressler SJ, Subramanian U, Perkins SM, Gradus-Pizlo I, Kareken D, Kim JS, Ding Y, Sauve MJ, Sloan R. Measuring depressive symptoms in heart failure: validity and reliability of the PHQ-8. Am J Crit Care. Prepublished first online April 8, 2010.
Pressler SJ. Building translation science with interdisciplinary research: why a special issue on the proceedings of a research conference? Editorial. Res Theory Nurs Practice 2010;24(1):3-5.
Hays LM, Pressler SJ, Damush TM, Rawl SM, Clark DO. Exercise adoption among older, low-income women at risk for cardiovascular disease. Public Health Nurs 2009;27:79-88.