Bhimani receives research grant from Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Assistant Professor Rozina Bhimani, PhD, DNP, APRN,FNP-BC, CNE, has been awarded a grant from the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses’ Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation for her research, Effects of Mobilization Patterns on Spasticity Symptom Cluster: Understanding Functional Outcomes.
Bhimani’s study explores the pattern of mobilization in stroke patients with spasticity symptom cluster (SSC) to determine how this mobilization pattern correlates with functional outcomes over time. This study is significant because early ambulation holds promise for better outcomes for stroke survivors; however, stoke patients who develop SSC may not be ambulatory.
Every two years, the Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation funds up to $30,000 to facilitate projects intended to have a significant impact on rehabilitation nursing and rehabilitation nursing research. The overall purpose of this research is to investigate health concerns that are amenable to rehabilitation nursing care and provide evidence for practice.