Abir Bekhet, Ph.D., RN, HSMI

Abir Bekhet
Abir Bekhet, Ph.D., RN, HSMIMarquette University

Clark Hall, 333

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3847

Associate Professor of Nursing

Highest Degree

Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

 

Courses Taught

  • NURS 3500- Mental Health Nursing Theory (Direct entry and undergraduate students)
  • HEAL 1025- Culture and Health (University Course)
  • NURS 8980 105 - Nursing Research Sem/Prac
  • NURS 2500 - Concepts and Interventions for the Promotion of Mental Health (new curriculum).
  • NURS 5502-Graduate Entry Students (GEM)-Mental Health Nursing
  • NURS 2500- Course Coordinator
  • NURS 6995- 102 Independent Study in Nursing
  • NURS 8982-101 Nursing Research/Practicum II

Research Interests

Effects of positive cognitions, resourcefulness, and resilience in overcoming adversity in vulnerable populations.

Professional Affiliations

  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses (ISPN)
  • Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS)
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
  • The Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin                                        
  • American Nurses Association (ANA)

Specialization

Mental Health Nursing and positive psychological concepts.

Selected Publications

2017 Bekhet, A. (2017). Online Positive Thinking Training Intervention for Caregivers: Necessity, Acceptability, and Feasibility. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38 (5), 443-448.

2017 Bekhet, A. (2017). Positive Thinking Training Intervention for Caregivers of Persons with Autism: Establishing Fidelity. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 31(3), 306-310.

2017 Bekhet, A., & Sjostedt, J.* (2017). Resilience in the Lives of Caregivers of Persons With Dementia: Caregivers’ Perspectives. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing (accepted for publication)

2017 Bekhet, A., & Garnier-Villarreal, M (2017). The Positive Thinking Skills Scale: A Screening Measure for Early Identification of Depressive Thoughts. Applied Nursing Research, 38, 5-8.

2017 Bekhet, A., Murrock, C., Mu, Q., * & Singh-Gill, H. (2017). Nursing Students' Perception of the Stigma of Mental Illness. SM Journal of Nursing, 3(2), 1013.

2017 Bekhet, A.K. & Matel-Anderson, D.* (2017). Risk and Protective Factors in the Lives of Caregivers of Persons with Autism: Caregivers’ Perspectives. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 53(3), 199-207.

2017 Bekhet, A., Zauszniewski, J.A., & Stark, N. (2017). Depression in Older Adults. Encyclopedia of Nursing Research 4th Edition by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick. Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated.

2016 Matel-Anderson, D.* & Bekhet, A.K. (2016). Resilience in Adolescents Who Survived a Suicide Attempt from the Perspective of a Registered Nurse in a Psychiatric Facility. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37(11), 839-846.

2016 Bekhet, A.K. (2016). The Mediating Effects of Positive Cognitions on Autism Caregivers' depression and their Children Challenging Behaviors. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 30, 13-18.

2016 Bekhet, A.K., & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2016). The Effect of a Resourcefulness Training Intervention on Relocation Adjustment and Adaptive Functioning among Older Adults in Retirement Communities. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37(3), 182-9

2016 Murrock, C.J., & Bekhet, A.K. (2016). Music Therapy: A concept analysis.Research and Theory for Nursing Practice: An International Journal, 30 (1), 44-59

2016 Murrock, C.J., & Bekhet, A.K., Zauszniewski, J.A. (2016). Psychometric Evaluation of the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale in Adults with Functional Limitations". Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37, 1–8

2015 Bekhet, A. (2015). Resourcefulness in African American and Caucasian caregivers of persons with Dementia: Associations with Perceived Burden, Depression, anxiety, positive cognitions, and psychological well-being". Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 51(4), 285-294.

2015 Zauszniewski, J. A., Bekhet, A. & Suresky, J. (2015). Indicators of Resilience in Family Members of Adults with Serious Mental Illness. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 38(1), 131-146.

2015 Bekhet, A.K. (2015). Relocation adjustment in older adults. The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging. Published Online: 21 DEC 2015 DOI:10.1002/9781118521373.wbeaa056

2014 Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J. A. (2014). Chronic Conditions in Elders in Assisted Living Facilities: Associations with Daily Functioning, Self-assessed Health, and Depressive Symptoms. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 28(6), 399-404.

2014 Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J. A. (2014). Psychometrics of Resourcefulness Scale among Caregivers of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 36(5), 685-702.

2014 Suresky, J. Zauszniewski, J. A., Bekhet, A. (2014). Factors Affecting Disruption in Families of Adults with Mental Illness. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 50(4), 235-42.

2014 Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2014). Individual Characteristics and Relocation Factors Affecting Adjustment among Relocated American and Egyptian Older Adults. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 35, 80-87.

2014 Zauszniewski, J.A., & Bekhet, A. (2014). Factors Associated with Emotional Distress Expressed by Women Family Members of Adults with Serious Mental Illness. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 28, 102-107.

2014 Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2014). Psychometric properties of the Index of Relocation Adjustment. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 33 (4), 436 - 453.

2014 Bekhet, A. (2014). Self-assessed Health in Caregivers of Persons with Autism: Associations with Depressive Symptoms, Positive Cognitions, Resourcefulness, and Well-being. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 50, 210-217

2014 Johnson, N.L., Bekhet, A., Robinson, K., & Rodriguez, D.* (2014). Attributed Meanings and Strategies to Prevent Challenging Behaviors of Hospitalized Children with Autism: Two Perspectives. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 28(5), 386-393.

2013 Bekhet, A. (2013). Effects of Positive Cognitions and Resourcefulness on Caregiver Burden among Caregivers of Persons with Dementia. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 22, 340–346.

2013 Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J. (2013). Measuring Use of Positive Thinking Skills Scale: Psychometric testing of a new scale. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 35 (8), 1074-1093.

2013 Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J. A. (2013a). Psychometric Assessment of the Depressive Cognition Scale in caregivers of persons with dementia. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34(9), 678-684.

2013 Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2013b). Psychometrics of the Depressive Cognition Scale in Caregivers of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 27(2), 96-100.

2013 Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2013). Resourcefulness, positive cognitions, relocation controllability, and relocation adjustment among older people: A cross sectional study of cultural differences. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 8, 244-252.

2012 Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2012b). Methodological triangulation: An approach to understanding data. Nurse Researcher, 20 (2), 40-43.

2012 Zauszniewski, J.A., & Bekhet, A. (2012). Developing a Screening Measure for Early Detection of Depressive Symptoms: The Depressive Cognition Scale. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 34 (2), 228 - 242.

2012 Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2012). Mental health of elders in retirement communities: Is loneliness a key factor? Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 26(3), 214-224.

2012 Bekhet, A., Zauszniewski, J.A, & Matel-Anderson, D.* (2012). Resourcefulness Training Intervention: Assessing Critical Parameters from Relocated Older Adults’ Perspectives. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33 (7), 430–435.

2012 Bekhet, A., Johnson, N., & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2012). Resilience among family members of persons with autism. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33 (10), 650-656.

2012 Zauszniewski, J.A, Bekhet, A., & Haberlein, S* (2012). A Decade of Published Evidence for Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Interventions. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (OJIN) 17(3), http://www.nursingworld.org

2012 Bekhet, A., Johnson, N., & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2012). Effects on Resilience of Caregivers of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Role of Positive Cognitions.Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 18 (6), 337-344.

2012 Bekhet, A.K., & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2012). Theoretical substruction illustrated by the theory of resourcefulness. In Perspectives in Nursing Theory, 6th ed. published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. First published in Research and Theory for Nursing Practice.

2011  Bekhet, A., Elgeunidi, M., & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2011).  The effects of positive cognitions on the relationship between alienation and resourcefulness in nursing students in Egypt.  Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 32, 35-41.

2011 Bekhet, A., Fouad, R., & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2011). The role of positive cognitions in Egyptian elders relocation adjustment. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 33 (1) 121-135.

2011 Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2011). Creating a therapeutic milieu in retirement communities. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 32(5), 327-334.

2011 Zauszniewski, J.A., & Bekhet, A. (2011). Measuring Use of Resourcefulness Skills: Psychometric Testing of a New Scale. International Scholarly Research Network Journal.

2011 McDonald, P. E., Zauszniewski, J. A., & Bekhet, A. (2011). Measurement of Acceptance of Long-Standing Health Problems: Psychometrics of an Adapted Scale. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 32 (7), 416-423.

2011 Bekhet, A., Zauszniewski, J.A., & Nakhla, W. (2011). Psychometric properties of the Pressure to Move Scale in relocated American Older Adults: Further Psychometric Evaluation. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 32 (10), 711-716.

2011 McDonald, P. E., Zauszniewski, J. A., Bekhet, A., DeHelian, L., & Morris, D. (2011). The effect of acceptance training on psychological and physical health outcomes in elders with chronic conditions. Journal of National Black Nurses Association, 22(2), 11-19.

2011 Zauszniewski, J.A., Bekhet, A., & Wykle, M. (2011). Depression in older adults. Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, Third Edition by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick and Meredith Kazer. Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated.

2010 Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2010). Psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the depressive cognition scale in First Year Adolescents Egyptian Nursing Students. Journal of Nursing Measurements, 18(3), 143-152.

2010 McDonald, P. E., Zauszniewski, J. A., Bekhet, A. (2010). Cultural Comparison of Chronic Conditions, Functional Status, and Acceptance in Older African-American and White Adults. Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, 21(1), 1-6.

2010 Zauszniewski, J.A., & Bekhet, A., & Suresky, M.J. (2010). Resilience in Family Members of Persons with Serious Mental Illness. Nursing Clinics of North America, 45(4), 613-626.

2010 Zauszniewski, J.A., Bekhet, A., & Bonham, B. (2010). Psychometric Testing of the Children’s Resourcefulness Scale. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 23(3), 181-188.

2009 Zauszniewski, J.A., & Bekhet, A., & Suresky, M.J. (2009a). Effects on Resilience of Women Family Caregivers of Seriously Mentally Ill Adults: The Role of Positive Cognitions. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 23(6), 412-22.

2009 Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.A. & Nakhla, W. (2009). Reasons for relocation to retirement communities: A qualitative approach. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 31(4), 462-479.

2009 Zauszniewski, J.A., & Bekhet, A. (2009). Depressive Symptoms in Elderly Women with Chronic Conditions: Aging and Mental Health, 13(1), 64-72.

2009 Zauszniewski, J.A., Bekhet, A., & Suresky, M.J. (2009b). Relationships among perceived burden, depressive cognitions, resourcefulness, and quality of life in female relatives of seriously mentally ill adults. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 30(3), 142-150.

2008 Bekhet, A., Zauszniewski, J.A. & Wykle, M. (February, 2008). Midwest Nursing Research Society Sage Best Paper Award: Milieu Change and Relocation Adjustment in Elders. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 30(1), 113-129.

2008 Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.A. & Nakhla, W. (February, 2008). Happiness: Theoretical and Empirical Considerations. Nursing Forum, 43(1), 12-23.

2008 Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2008). Theoretical Substruction illustrated by the theory of Learned Resourcefulness. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 22 (3), 205-214.

2008 Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.A., & Nakhla, W. (2008). Loneliness: A Concept Analysis. Nursing Forum, 43(4), 207-213.

2008 Suresky, M. J., Zauszniewski, J. A., & Bekhet, A. (2008). Sense of Coherence and Quality of Life in Female Family Members of the Seriously Mentally Ill. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 29(3), 265-278.

2008 Zauszniewski, J.A., Bekhet, A.K., & Suresky, M.J. (2008). Factors associated with perceived burden, resourcefulness, and quality of life in female family members of adults with serious mental illness. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 14(2), 125-135.

2007 Zauszniewski, J. A., Bekhet, A., Lai, C., McDonald, P. E., & Musil, C. M. (2007). Effects of Teaching Resourcefulness and Acceptance on Affect, Behavior, and Cognition of Chronically Ill Elders. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 28(6), 575-592.

2007 Zauszniewski, J., Suresky M.J., Bekhet, A., & Kidd, L. (May 14, 2007). Moving from Tradition to Evidence: A Review of Psychiatric Nursing Intervention Studies.Online Journal of Issues in Nursing 12 (2).

2007 Zauszniewski, J. A., & Bekhet, A. (March, 2007). Book review of Grieving Mental Illness (2002) by Virginia Lafond. Criminal Justice Review, 32(1), 88-90.

2007 Letter to the editor On “Evidence for Psychiatric Nursing Practice: An analysis of three years of published research” by Cynthia W. Kelly reply by authors: M. Jane Suresky, Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, & Abir K. Bekhet. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (April 26, 2007).

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Waukesha Community Foundation Fund Award. “Pre-Death Grief, Resourcefulness, and Perceived stress among Caregivers of Partners with Young Onset Dementia. (Kobiske*& Bekhet).
  • 2016 Delta Gamma At large Award for the project entitled “The Mediating Effects of Positive Cognitions on Dementia Caregivers' Burden and their Care Recipients Behavior Problems.” (Bekhet, PI)
  • 2016 Strategic Innovation Fund Award for the project entitled: Escalation: Raising the college students’ awareness of warning signs of abusive relationships. (Bekhet, PI).
  • 2016 Social innovation award winner for 2016 for the project entitled “The Mediating Effects of Perceived Social Support and Positive Thinking on the Relationship between Self-esteem and Resiliency among Undergraduate Students (Matel-Anderson* & Bekhet).
  • 2015 Online Positive Thinking Intervention in Caregivers of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 2015 Summer Faculty Fellowship (SFF) and a Regular Research Grant (RRG) Award Fund. (Bekhet, PI).
  • 2014 Internal Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) Grant award on the research entitled “Risk & Resistance factors: Autism caregivers’ adaptation.” (Bekhet, PI).
  • 2014 The 2014 Forward Thinking Poster Session/Colloquy Award from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for the project titled" Resilience in Adolescents Who Survived a Suicide Attempt from the Perspective of the Registered Nurse in a Psychiatric Facility" (Matel-Anderson* & Bekhet)
  • 2014 ISPN Research Award (different than the ISPN research grant award).
  • 2012 Way Klinger Young Scholar Award “Measuring Use of positive Thinking Skills: Psychometric Testing of a new scale.” Committee on Research, Marquette University.
  • 2012 MNRS Stress and Coping Research Section New Investigator award.
  • 2012 Second Place-Research Category for the research poster entitled “Factors Associated with Dysphoric Symptoms Expressed by Women Family Members of Adults with Serious Mental Illness.” American Psychiatric Nurses Association 26th Annual conference. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 2011 Receiving the 2nd place for the research poster entitled “Psychometric Properties of the Pressure to Move Scale in Relocated American Elders” at the 13th Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research. Milwaukee, WI.
  • 2011 Award for Excellence from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University Alumni Association.
  • 2011 American Psychiatric Nurses Foundation Research (APNF) grant award “Effects of Positive cognitions and resourcefulness on Autism Spectrum Disorders caregivers’ burden.” (Bekhet, PI).
  • 2011 Regular Research Grant. Committee on Research, Marquette University “Effects of positive cognitions and resourcefulness on dementia caregivers’ burden” (Bekhet, PI).
  • 2010 Midwest Nursing Research Society Outstanding Faculty Paper Award: “The role of positive cognitions in Egyptian Elders’ relocation adjustment” Western Journal of Nursing Research, 33 (1), 121-135.
  • 2010 Sigma Theta Tau International Research Grant Award “The effect of resourcefulness training intervention on relocation adjustment and adaptive functioning among relocated older adults.” (Bekhet, PI).
  • 2010 Midwest Nursing Research Society Mentorship Grant Award.
  • 2009 Alexandria University Award for the year 2009, Egypt for the research article entitled “Reasons for relocation to retirement communities: A qualitative approach. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 31(4), 462-479.
  • 2008 Midwest Nursing Research Society Best Sage Paper Award: Milieu Change and Relocation Adjustment in Elders. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 30(1), 113-129.
  • 2008 New Investigator Award from the Gerontological Section of the Midwest Nursing Research Society at the 32nd Annual MNRS Research Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • 2008 Alexandria University Award for the year 2008, Egypt (3000 pounds) for publishing articles in the most distinguished journals for the recent article entitled “Milieu Change and Relocation Adjustment in Elders. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 30(1), 113-129.
  • 2007 Receiving the first prize in Research ShowCASE for student research Poster “Milieu Change and Relocation Adjustment in Elders. Cleveland, OH.
  • 2006 Receiving the Honorable Mention Award for student research Poster “Milieu Change and Relocation Adjustment in Elders” from the 8th annual conference of the International Society for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN). Denver, CO.
  • 2005 Receiving funding from the school of graduate studies endowment sponsored mentorship program to attend the International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses conference.
  • 2005 Receiving the first place in the International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses for best student research poster from the Seventh Annual Conference “Alienation among diploma nursing school students in Alexandria.”
  • 2005 Alumni Association Research Award; Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. “Milieu Change and Relocation Adjustment in Elders” (Bekhet, PI).
  • 2005 Sigma theta Tau, Alpha Mu Chapter Research Award, Cleveland, OH “Milieu Change and Relocation Adjustment in Elders.” (Bekhet, PI).
  • 2004 GPA (3.9) out of (4).
  • 2003 Receiving the first place in the MNRS 2003 Graduate Student Poster Exchange for the poster entitled “The effects of positive cognitions and resourcefulness on the relationship between relocation and adaptive functioning of elders in retirement communities.”
  • 2002-03 Sarah Cole Hirsh Institute for Best Nursing Practice Based on Evidence Scholarship for two successive semesters. Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH.
  • 2002 Induction into the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, USA.
  • 2001 Ministry of Higher Education, Government of Egypt. Ph.D. Scholarship for outstanding assistant lecturers.
  • 1997 Master degree with honors, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt. (Excellent with honor degree)
  • 1991 Bachelor’s degree with honors, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt. (Excellent with honor degree).

Presentations

Refereed Conference Presentations:

2017 Bekhet. A. (2017). Establishing Fidelity of the Positive Thinking Training Intervention for Autism Caregivers. The 19th International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Annual Conference. Baltimore, Maryland (Paper).

2017 Bekhet. A. (2017). Positive Thinking Training Intervention for Caregivers of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Is there a need? The 19th International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Annual Conference. Baltimore, Maryland (Paper).

2017 Matel-Anderson, D., * & Bekhet, A. Resilience in Adolescents who survived a suicide attempt. The 19th International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Annual Conference. Baltimore, Maryland (Poster).

2017 Bekhet. A. (2017). Positive Thinking Training Intervention for Autism Caregivers: Establishing Fidelity. The 41st Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference. Minneapolis (Paper)

2017 Murrock, C.J., & Bekhet, A.K. (2017). Reliability and Validity of the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale in Adults with Physical Limitations. The 41st Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference, Minneapolis (Paper)

2017 Kobiskie, K., & Bekhet, A. (2017). Pre-death grief, resourcefulness, and positive thinking among caregivers of partners with young onset dementia. The 41st Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference, Minneapolis (student poster).

2017 Kobiske, K., * & Bekhet, A.K. (2016). Pre-death Grief, Resourcefulness, and Positive Thinking among Caregivers of Partners with Young Onset Dementia. Celebration of Ph.D. Student Progress, Marquette University (Poster), April 28, 2017

2017 Bekhet. A. (2017). Positive Thinking Training Intervention for Autism Caregivers:Assessing Critical Parameters. The 2017 Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice Conference, Milwaukee, WI (Poster)

2016 Bekhet. A., Matel-Anderson, D.*, & Kobiske, K.* The Mediating Effects of Positive Cognitions on Dementia Caregivers' Burden and their Care Recipients Behavior Problems. Forward Thinking Poster Session/ Colloquy Presentation, Marquette University (poster).

2016 Matel-Anderson, D.*, & Bekhet, A.K. The Mediating Effects of Perceived Social Support and Positive Thinking on the Relationship between Self-esteem and Resiliency among Undergraduate Students. Forward Thinking Poster Session/ Colloquy Presentation, Marquette University (poster).

2016 Bekhet. A. (2016). Online Positive Thinking Training for Autism caregivers: Feasibility and Acceptability. The APNA 30th Annual Conference, October 19-22, 2016 in Hartford, Connecticut.

2016 Bekhet, A. K. & Zauszniewski, J. A. (2016). The Effect of a Resourcefulness Training Intervention on Relocation Adjustment and Adaptive Functioning among Older Adults in Retirement Communities. The Midwest Nursing Research Society 40th Annual Scientific Conference, Milwaukee, WI, March, 2016. Paper presentation.

2016 Bekhet, A. K. & Murrock, C.J. (2016). Nursing Students’ Perception of Mental Illness: A Qualitative Study. Accepted as a poster for the Midwest Nursing Research Society 40th Annual Scientific Conference, Milwaukee, WI, March, 2016. Poster Presentation

2016 Sarsour, I.*, & Bekhet, A.K. (2016). The Relationship between Positive Thinking, Religion, and Health from the Perspectives of Arab University Students. Marquette University. Coughlin Hall, Milwaukee, WI, July 2016. Poster and paper presentation. McNair program

2016 Bekhet, A.K. & Atyan, A.* (2016). Escalation: Raising the college students' awareness of warning signs of abusive relationships. Mission Week, Earthjustice committing to our sacred world. Marquette University AMU (poster).

2016 Bekhet, A. K. & Zauszniewski, J. A. (2016). The impact of a resourcefulness training intervention on relocated older adults’ adjustment. The 2016 Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice Conference, Milwaukee, WI (Paper)

2016 Murrock, C.J., & Bekhet, A.K. (2016). Psychometric Evaluation of the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale in Adults with Functional Limitations". The 2016 Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice Conference, Milwaukee, WI (Poster)

2016 Bekhet, A. K. & Murrock, C.J. (2016). Nursing Students’ Perception of the stigma of mental illness. The 2016 Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice Conference. Milwaukee, WI (Poster)

2016 Kobiske, K.,* & Bekhet, A.K. (2016). Pre-death Grief, Resourcefulness, and Positive Thinking among Caregivers of Partners with Young Onset Dementia. Celebration of Ph.D. Student Progress, Marquette University (Poster)

2015 Bekhet, A.K., Zauszniewski, J. A., & Mu, Q.* (2015). Risk & Resistance factors: Autism caregivers’ adaptation. The 2015 International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Psychopharmacology Institute and Annual Conference: “Looking to the Future: Interprofessional Relationships and Collaborations in Mental Health,” Seattle, Washington (poster).

2015 Matel-Anderson, D.*, & Bekhet, A.K. (2015). Resilience in Adolescents Who Survived a Suicide Attempt. The 2015 International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Psychopharmacology Institute and Annual Conference: “Looking to the Future: Interprofessional Relationships and Collaborations in Mental Health,” Seattle, Washington (poster).

2015 Bekhet, A., & Matel-Anderson, D.* (2015). The Lived Experience of Being a Caregiver of a Person with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Application of Resilience Theory. The 2015 International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Psychopharmacology Institute and Annual Conference: “Looking to the Future Interprofessional Relationships and Collaborations in Mental Health,” Seattle, Washington (paper).

2015 Bekhet, A. K. & Zauszniewski, J. A. (2015). Chronic conditions in elders in assisted living facilities: Associations with daily functioning, self-assessed health, and depressive symptoms. Submitted to The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) 29th Annual Conference. Lake Buena Vista, Florida (poster).

2015 Matel-Anderson, D.* Bekhet, A.K. (2015). The Mediating Effects of Positive Thinking and Perceived Social Support on the Relationship between Self-esteem and Resiliency among Adolescents Admitted for Suicide Attempt. Forward Thinking Poster Session/ Colloquy Presentation, Marquette University (poster).

2015 Kobiske, K.,* & Bekhet, A.K. (2015). Pre-death Grief, Resourcefulness, and Positive Thinking Among Caregivers of Partners with Young Onset Dementia. Forward Thinking Poster Session/ Colloquy Presentation, Marquette University (poster).

2015 Bekhet, A.K. & Atyan, A.* (2015). Escalation: Raising the college students' awareness of warning signs of abusive relationships. Forward Thinking Poster Session/ Colloquy Presentation, Marquette University (poster).

2015 Bekhet, A.K., & Kobiske, K., * Matel-Anderson, D.* (2015). Psychometrics of the Positive Thinking Skills Scale in Dementia Caregivers. Forward Thinking Poster Session/ Colloquy Presentation, Marquette University (poster).

2015 Bekhet, A. K. & Zauszniewski, J. A. (2015). Psychometric properties of the resourcefulness scale among caregivers of persons with autism spectrum disorders. The 17th Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research. Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI (Paper).

2015Bekhet, A. K. & Zauszniewski, J. A. (2015). Chronic conditions in elders in assisted living facilities: Associations with daily functioning, self-assessed health, and depressed symptoms. The 17th Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research. Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI (poster).

2015 Kobiske, K. * & Bekhet, A.K. (2015). Resilience in caregivers of partners with young onset dementia: A concept analysis. Celebration of Ph.D. Student Progress, Marquette University (Poster)

2015 Matel-Anderson, D.*, & Bekhet, A.K. (2015). Resilience in Adolescents Who Survived a Suicide Attempt. Celebration of Ph.D. Student Progress, Marquette University (Poster)