Dashiff, Carol

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Education
PhD Florida State University
MN University of Florida
BSN Florida State University

Biography
Dr. Dashiff is a psychiatric-mental health nurse with preparation as a marriage and family therapist who is an active clinician, teacher and researcher. Her expertise centers on the family as a context for promoting the development and health of members, specifically children and adolescents, and adult partners. She studies autonomy support to enhance self-care, particularly in those with chronic illness or who have suffered trauma. She has methodolgic expertise in the quantitative and qualitative design of family studies, observational designs, and interaction analysis. She is currently studying the relationship of parental support for autonomy development to health outcomes among adolescents with Type 1 diabetes as they transition through adolescence.

Research/Clinical Interest
Family influence on self-care of individuals with chronic conditions and the promotion of health. Developmental transitions, i.e. adolescence. Support for autonomy in relationships among parent and child or adult partners. Self-determination theory. Trauma recovery and emotional functioning. Separation anxiety.

Publications/Presentation
Dashiff, C. J. & Weaver, M. (2008). Development and testing of a scale to measure separation anxiety of parents of adolescents. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 16(1), 61-80.

Newman, K., Harrison, L., Dashiff, C., & Davies, S. (2008). Relationships between parenting styles and risky adolescent health behaviors: An integrative literature review. Latin American Nursing Research Journal. 16(1), 142-150.

Dashiff, C., Hardemann, T., & McLain, R. (2008). Parent-adolescent communication and diabetes: An integrative review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 62 (2), 140-162.

McLain, R., & Dashiff, C. (2008). Family stress, family adaptation, and psychological well-being of elderly CABGS patients, Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 27 (3), 125-131.

Dashiff, D., Morrison, S., & Rowe, J. (2008). Fathers of children and adolescents with diabetes: What do we know? Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 23 (2), 101-119.

Dashiff, C. (2007). Behavioral measurement with adolescents and their parents in family studies. Behavioral Measurement Letter, 9, 7-9.

Dashiff, C. J., McCaleb, A., & Cull, V. (2006). Self-Care of Young Adolescents With Type I Diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 21, 222-232.

Viikinsalo, M.K., Crawford, D.M., Kimbrel, H., Long, A.E. & Dashiff, C. (2005). Conflicts between young adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes and their parents. Journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses, 10, 69-80.

Dashiff, C., Bartolucci, A., Wallander, J. & Abdullatif, H. (2005). The relationship of family structure, maternal employment and family conflict with self-care adherence of adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. Families, Systems & Health, 23, 66-79.

Honors
2006 Volunteer of the Year, Southeastern Diabetes Education Services, Birmingham, AL.
1993-1994 Selected for National Institute of Mental Health Technical Assistance and Mentorship for Nurses in Implementation of the National Plan for Research in Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders
1989 Nashville Mental Health Association Research Honoree