Keltner, Joan G.

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Education DSN University of Alabama at Birmingham MSN University of Alabama at Birmingham BSN University of North Alabama Biography Dr. Joan Grant is a Professor in the Adult/Acute Health Chronic Care & Foundations Department and teaches adult health nursing in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Her program of research primarily centers on family caregiving in neuroscience populations, such as stroke survivors and people who live with HIV. Dr. Grant's previous and current funding efforts relate to telehealth interventions to assist family members in managing caregiving problems in the home and other settings. Variables that serve to predict selective caregiver outcomes will continue to be a focus.

Research/Clinical Interest
  • Problem-solving for Caregivers of Women with Disabilities
  • Psychosocial Impact of Stroke on Family Caregivers
  • Family relationships in people living with HIV

Publications/Presentations Haley, W. E., Allen, J. Y., Grant, J. S., Clay, O. J., Perkins, M., & David L. Roth, D. L. (2009). Problems and benefits reported by stroke family caregivers: Results from a prospective epidemiological study. Stroke, 40, 2129-2133. Epub 2009 April 30.

Prachakul, W., Grant, J. S., Pryor, E., Keltner, N. L., & Raper, J. L. (2009). Family relationships in people living with HIV in a city in the U. S. A. AIDS Care, 21, 384-388.

Elliott, T. R., Berry, J. W., & Grant, J. S. (2009). Problem-solving training for family caregivers of women with disabilities: A randomized clinical trial. Behavior Research and Therapy, 47, 548-558. Epub 2009 March 24.

Grant, J. S., & Raper, J. L., Kang, D., & Weaver, M. T. (2008). Research participant recruitment and retention. In A. M. Nezu & C. M. Nezu (Eds.). Evidence-based outcome research: A practical guide to conducting randomized controlled trials for psychosocial interventions (pp. 155-177). New York: Oxford University Press.

Rivera, P., Elliott, T. R., Berry, J., & Grant, J. S. (2008). Problem-solving training for family caregivers of persons with traumatic brain injuries: A randomized controlled trial. Archives of Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation, 89, 931-941.

Dowben, J. S., Grant, J. S., & Keltner, N. L. (2007). Psychobiological substrates of posttraumatic stress disorder: Part II. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 43 (3), 146-149.

Prachakul, W., Grant, J. S., & Keltner, N. L. (2007). Relationships among functional social support, HIV-related stigma, social problem solving, and depressive symptoms in people living with HIV: A pilot study. JANAC: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 18 (6), 67-76.

Rivera, P., Elliott, T. R., Berry, J. W., Grant, J. S., & Oswald, K. (2007). Predictors of caregiver depression among community-residing families living with traumatic brain injury. NeuroRehabilitation, 22 (1), 3-8.Grant, J. S.,

Elliott, T., Weaver, M., Glandon, G. I., Raper, J., & Giger, J. N. (2006). Social support, social problem-solving abilities, and adjustment of family caregivers of stroke survivors. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 87, 343-350.

Grant, J. S., Glandon, G. I., Elliott, T., Giger, J, N., & Weaver, M. (2006). Caregiving problems and associated feelings experienced during the second and third month of caregiving. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 13 (3), 66-74.

Keltner, N. L. & Grant, J. S. (2006).Smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 42, 256-261.

Rivera, P. R., Elliott, T. R., Berry, J. W., Shewchuk, R. M., Oswald, K. D., & Grant, J. (2006). Family caregivers of women with physical disabilities. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 13 (4), 425-434.

Honors 2004 Fellow of American Heart Association and the Stroke Council
2003 Award from American Association of Neuroscience Nurses in recognition and appreciation for service on the AANN Board of Directors, 2000-2003.