Laurie Theeke

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Laurie Theeke

Ph.D., FNP-BC, G.C.N.S.-B.C., F.N.A.P., F.A.A.N.

Associate Dean for the PhD in Nursing Program

Professor


Department: Community of Acute and Chronic Care

Contact:

Office Phone: 304-376-9295
Innovation Hall (School of Nursing) 45085 University Drive, 201X Ashburn VA 20147

Laurie Theeke’s program of research is centered on the problem of loneliness and understanding how it influences the human health experience. She has completed multiple quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies with interprofessional teams, working together to understand how we can help lonely people. Dr. Theeke enjoys intervention development and has developed LISTEN, a theoretically framed and structured intervention designed to target loneliness. LISTEN was designed using concepts from story theory and principles of cognitive restructuring and has demonstrated effectiveness for diminishing loneliness and systolic blood pressure in lonely older adults and lonely adults who have suffered stroke. Her goal is to diminish the stigma associated with loneliness and discover how we can best treat lonely people.


  • Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar Alumnus
  • Fellow & Scholar for National Academies of Practice
  • Fellow American Academy of Nursing
  • West Virginia University - PhD in Nursing (2007)
  • West Virginia University - MSN in Nursing (1992)
  • West Virginia University - BSN in Nursing (1989)
  • Allegany College of Maryland - ADN in Nursing (1985)

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Bailey, A., Mallow, J., & Theeke, L. (2022). Perceived Self-Efficacy, Confidence, and Skill Among Factors of Adult Patient participation in Transitional Care: A Systematic Review of Quantitative Studies. Sage Open Nursing.

Drabish, K. & Theeke, L. (2022) Health Impact of Stigma, Discrimination, Prejudice, and Bias Experienced by Transgender People: A Systematic Review of Quantitative Studies. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 43(2). 111-118. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01612840.2021.1961330

Ezeokonkwo, F.C., Sekula, L.L., & Theeke, L.A. (2021) Loneliness in Homebound Older Adults: Integrative Literature Review. Journal of Gerontological Nursing.

Theeke, L. A., Mallow, J. A., Theeke, E. A. (2021). A Pilot One Group Feasibility, Acceptability, and Initial Efficacy of LISTEN in Lonely Stroke Survivors. Sage Open Nursing.

Bailey, A., Mallow, J. A., Theeke, L. A. (2021). Dose of Telehealth to Improve Community-Based Care for Adults living with Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Systematic Review. E-Health Telecommunication Systems and Networks.

Kelechi, T. J., Muise-Helmericks, R., Theeke, L. A., Cole, S. W., Madisetti, M., Mueller, M., Prentice, M. (2021). An Observational Study Protocol to Explore Loneliness and Systemic Inflammation in an Older Adult Population with Chronic Venous Leg Ulcers. BMC Geriatrics, 21(118), 1-11.

Mallow, J., Davis, S.M., Herczyk, J., Pauly, N., Klos, B., Jones, A., Jaynes, M., & Theeke, L. (2021) Dose of Telehealth to Improve Community-Based Care for Adults Living with Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Systematic Review. E-Health Telecommunication Systems and Networks, 10, 20- 39.

Mallow, J. A., Bailey, A., Gerbo, K. C., Theeke, L. A. (2020). Assessment of Readmission in a Rural Medical Center. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Healthcare.

Phillips, B., Theeke, L. A., K. S. (2021). Relationship Between Psychological State, Negative Emotions, and Perceived Support Among Parents of Hospitalized, Critically Ill Children. International Journal of Nursing Sciences

Theeke, L. A., Carpenter, R. D. (2020). Integrating an online statistics course into a graduate nursing research course. Journal of Nursing Education, 59(4), 227-230.

McCoy, M., Theeke, L. A. (2019). Systematic Review of Quantitative Studies of the Relationships among Psychosocial Factors and Coping in Adult Men and Women with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

International Journal of Nursing Sciences.

Theeke, L. A., Carpenter, R. D., Mallow, J. A., Theeke, E. (2019). Gender Differences in loneliness, anger, depression, self-management ability, and biomarkers of chronic illness in chronically ill, mid-life adults in Appalachia. Applied Nursing Research, 45, 55-62.

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