Dr. Beebe has over 20 years’ experience in the care of persons with Schizophrenia
Spectrum Disorders (SSDs). Clinical experiences include group, individual, family,
inpatient & outpatient venues in both rural & urban settings. She has supervised
graduate, undergraduate & doctoral students in research & clinical work. She has
researched health promotion in community-dwelling persons with SSDs for 10 years. Five
prior studies with this population helped her gain proficiency in recruiting subjects,
completing & disseminating research. Dr. Beebe is the author of 20 peer-reviewed
scientific papers on health promotion and disease management in SSDs. Funding from her
previous studies has come from NIMH, the University of Florida and the University of
Tennessee. Dr. Beebe adapted the WALC-S motivational intervention for schizophrenia and
pilot tested it in an NIMH funded randomized clinical trial completed in December 2009.

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Keeping in Touch: Cell Phone Use in People with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders (with Kathleen Smith, chris Bennett, katherine bentley, amanda b. walters, beverly hancock, shirley y. farmer, karen earle, and sheila white), ournal of Psychosocial Nursing and mental Health Services (2010)

There is limited research exploring telephone intervention for psychiatric clients; no studies specific to cell...

 

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Effect of a Motivational Group Intervention on Exercise Self-Efficacy and Outcome Expectations for Exercise in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders (with kathleen smith, renee burk, Olivera Dessieux, dawn velligan, abbas Tavakoli, and clif tennison), Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2010)

BACKGROUND: Persons with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSDs) contend with multiple barriers to exercise. Interventions are...

 

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Feasibility of the Walk, Address, Learn and Cue (WALC) Intervention for Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders (with Kathlene Smith), Archives of Psychiatric Nursing (2010)

The WALC intervention was designed to motivate exercise in the elderly. Persons with schizophrenia spectrum...

 

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Motivating Persons with Schizophrenia to Exercise: Rationale and Design (with Renee Burk, Kelly B. McIntyre, Kathlene Smith, Dawn Velligan, Barbara Resnick, Abbas Tavakoli, Cliff Tennison, and Olivera Dessieux), Clinical Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses (2009)

Persons with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSDs) are not only at risk because of disabling disease...

 

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Telenursing Intervention Increases Psychiatric Medication Adherence in Schizophrenia Outpatients (with Kathlene Smith, Carol Crye, Caryn Addonizio, D. J. Strunk, Whitney Martin, and Josh Poche), Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2008)

BACKGROUND: Promoting medication adherence is a critical issue in optimizing both physical and mental health...