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Paula M Meek

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentCollege of Nursing
Phone303/724-9225
    Other Positions
    TitleDirector-Faculty
    InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
    DepartmentCollege of Nursing


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    F31NR006599     (MEEK, PAULA M)Nov 1, 1990
    NIH/NINR
    PERCEIVED BREATHLESSNESS: SENSORY AND NONSENSORY FACTORS
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R29NR004137     (MEEK, PAULA M)Jan 1, 1997 - Nov 30, 2002
    NIH/NINR
    EXAMINING THE SYMPTOM INTERPRETATION PROCESS
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01NR008142     (MEEK, PAULA M)Aug 15, 2004 - Feb 29, 2008
    NIH/NINR
    Cognitive Function and Symptom Self-Management in COPD
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R15HL115544     (MEEK, PAULA M)Aug 19, 2013 - Jul 31, 2015
    NIH/NHLBI
    Measurement approach to indoor wood smoke exposure and the associated symptoms
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Mealer M, Jones J, Meek P. Factors Affecting Resilience and Development of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Critical Care Nurses. Am J Crit Care. 2017 May; 26(3):184-192. PMID: 28461539.
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    2. Sood A, Petersen H, Qualls C, Meek PM, Vazquez-Guillamet R, Celli BR, Tesfaigzi Y. Spirometric variability in smokers: transitions in COPD diagnosis in a five-year longitudinal study. Respir Res. 2016 Nov 10; 17(1):147. PMID: 27832774.
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    3. Bekelman DB, Allen LA, Peterson J, Hattler B, Havranek EP, Fairclough DL, McBryde CF, Meek PM. Rationale and study design of a patient-centered intervention to improve health status in chronic heart failure: The Collaborative Care to Alleviate Symptoms and Adjust to Illness (CASA) randomized trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 Nov; 51:1-7. PMID: 27634669.
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    4. Effing TW, Vercoulen JH, Bourbeau J, Trappenburg J, Lenferink A, Cafarella P, Coultas D, Meek P, van der Valk P, Bischoff EW, Bucknall C, Dewan NA, Early F, Fan V, Frith P, Janssen DJ, Mitchell K, Morgan M, Nici L, Patel I, Walters H, Rice KL, Singh S, Zuwallack R, Benzo R, Goldstein R, Partridge MR, van der Palen J. Definition of a COPD self-management intervention: International Expert Group consensus. Eur Respir J. 2016 Jul; 48(1):46-54. PMID: 27076595.
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    5. Cook PF, Hartson KR, Schmiege SJ, Jankowski C, Starr W, Meek P. Bidirectional Relationships Between Fatigue and Everyday Experiences in Persons Living With HIV. Res Nurs Health. 2016 Jun; 39(3):154-63. PMID: 27059443.
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    6. Mealer M, Schmiege SJ, Meek P. The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale in Critical Care Nurses: A Psychometric Analysis. J Nurs Meas. 2016; 24(1):28-39. PMID: 27103241.
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    7. Meek PM, Petersen H, Washko GR, Diaz AA, Klm V, Sood A, Tesfaigzi Y. Chronic Bronchitis Is Associated With Worse Symptoms and Quality of Life Than Chronic Airflow Obstruction. Chest. 2015 Aug; 148(2):408-416. PMID: 25741880; PMCID: PMC4524327.
    8. Celli BR, Decramer M, Wedzicha JA, Wilson KC, Agustí AA, Criner GJ, MacNee W, Make BJ, Rennard SI, Stockley RA, Vogelmeier C, Anzueto A, Au DH, Barnes PJ, Burgel PR, Calverley PM, Casanova C, Clini EM, Cooper CB, Coxson HO, Dusser DJ, Fabbri LM, Fahy B, Ferguson GT, Fisher A, Fletcher MJ, Hayot M, Hurst JR, Jones PW, Mahler DA, Maltais F, Mannino DM, Martinez FJ, Miravitlles M, Meek PM, Papi A, Rabe KF, Roche N, Sciurba FC, Sethi S, Siafakas N, Sin DD, Soriano JB, Stoller JK, Tashkin DP, Troosters T, Verleden GM, Verschakelen J, Vestbo J, Walsh JW, Washko GR, Wise RA, Wouters EF, ZuWallack RL. An official American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society statement: research questions in COPD. Eur Respir Rev. 2015 Jun; 24(136):159-72. PMID: 26028628.
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    9. Celli BR, Decramer M, Wedzicha JA, Wilson KC, Agustí A, Criner GJ, MacNee W, Make BJ, Rennard SI, Stockley RA, Vogelmeier C, Anzueto A, Au DH, Barnes PJ, Burgel PR, Calverley PM, Casanova C, Clini EM, Cooper CB, Coxson HO, Dusser DJ, Fabbri LM, Fahy B, Ferguson GT, Fisher A, Fletcher MJ, Hayot M, Hurst JR, Jones PW, Mahler DA, Maltais F, Mannino DM, Martinez FJ, Miravitlles M, Meek PM, Papi A, Rabe KF, Roche N, Sciurba FC, Sethi S, Siafakas N, Sin DD, Soriano JB, Stoller JK, Tashkin DP, Troosters T, Verleden GM, Verschakelen J, Vestbo J, Walsh JW, Washko GR, Wise RA, Wouters EF, ZuWallack RL. An Official American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Statement: Research questions in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Apr 01; 191(7):e4-e27. PMID: 25830527.
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    10. Celli BR, Decramer M, Wedzicha JA, Wilson KC, Agustí A, Criner GJ, MacNee W, Make BJ, Rennard SI, Stockley RA, Vogelmeier C, Anzueto A, Au DH, Barnes PJ, Burgel PR, Calverley PM, Casanova C, Clini EM, Cooper CB, Coxson HO, Dusser DJ, Fabbri LM, Fahy B, Ferguson GT, Fisher A, Fletcher MJ, Hayot M, Hurst JR, Jones PW, Mahler DA, Maltais F, Mannino DM, Martinez FJ, Miravitlles M, Meek PM, Papi A, Rabe KF, Roche N, Sciurba FC, Sethi S, Siafakas N, Sin DD, Soriano JB, Stoller JK, Tashkin DP, Troosters T, Verleden GM, Verschakelen J, Vestbo J, Walsh JW, Washko GR, Wise RA, Wouters EF, ZuWallack RL. An official American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society statement: research questions in COPD. Eur Respir J. 2015 Apr; 45(4):879-905. PMID: 25829431.
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    11. Banzett RB, O'Donnell CR, Guilfoyle TE, Parshall MB, Schwartzstein RM, Meek PM, Gracely RH, Lansing RW. Multidimensional Dyspnea Profile: an instrument for clinical and laboratory research. Eur Respir J. 2015 Jun; 45(6):1681-91. PMID: 25792641; PMCID: PMC4450151.
    12. Lee KA, Dziadkowiec O, Meek P. A systems science approach to fatigue management in research and health care. Nurs Outlook. 2014 Sep-Oct; 62(5):313-21. PMID: 25218080.
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    13. Meek PM, Sood A, Petersen H, Belinsky SA, Tesfaigzi Y. Epigenetic change (GATA-4 gene methylation) is associated with health status in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Biol Res Nurs. 2015 Mar; 17(2):191-8. PMID: 24973415.
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    14. Fan VS, Meek PM. Anxiety, depression, and cognitive impairment in patients with chronic respiratory disease. Clin Chest Med. 2014 Jun; 35(2):399-409. PMID: 24874134.
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    15. Petersen H, Sood A, Meek PM, Shen X, Cheng Y, Belinsky SA, Owen CA, Washko G, Pinto-Plata V, Kelly E, Celli B, Tesfaigzi Y. Rapid lung function decline in smokers is a risk factor for COPD and is attenuated by angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor use. Chest. 2014 Apr; 145(4):695-703. PMID: 24008986; PMCID: PMC3971967.
    16. Sood A, Petersen H, Meek P, Tesfaigzi Y. Reply from the authors. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Apr 01; 189(7):871. PMID: 24684365; PMCID: PMC4225833.
    17. Sood A, Petersen H, Meek P, Tesfaigzi Y. Spirometry and health status worsen with weight gain in obese smokers but improve in normal-weight smokers. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Feb 01; 189(3):274-81. PMID: 24274793; PMCID: PMC3977728.
    18. Bekelman DB, Hooker S, Nowels CT, Main DS, Meek P, McBryde C, Hattler B, Lorenz KA, Heidenreich PA. Feasibility and acceptability of a collaborative care intervention to improve symptoms and quality of life in chronic heart failure: mixed methods pilot trial. J Palliat Med. 2014 Feb; 17(2):145-51. PMID: 24329424; PMCID: PMC3924799.
    19. Spruit MA, Singh SJ, Garvey C, ZuWallack R, Nici L, Rochester C, Hill K, Holland AE, Lareau SC, Man WD, Pitta F, Sewell L, Raskin J, Bourbeau J, Crouch R, Franssen FM, Casaburi R, Vercoulen JH, Vogiatzis I, Gosselink R, Clini EM, Effing TW, Maltais F, van der Palen J, Troosters T, Janssen DJ, Collins E, Garcia-Aymerich J, Brooks D, Fahy BF, Puhan MA, Hoogendoorn M, Garrod R, Schols AM, Carlin B, Benzo R, Meek P, Morgan M, Rutten-van Mölken MP, Ries AL, Make B, Goldstein RS, Dowson CA, Brozek JL, Donner CF, Wouters EF. An official American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society statement: key concepts and advances in pulmonary rehabilitation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Oct 15; 188(8):e13-64. PMID: 24127811.
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    20. Corwin EJ, Meek P, Cook PF, Lowe NK, Sousa KH. Shape shifters: biobehavioral determinants and phenomena in symptom research. Nurs Outlook. 2012 Jul-Aug; 60(4):191-7. PMID: 22789451.
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    21. Parshall MB, Meek PM, Sklar D, Alcock J, Bittner P. Test-retest reliability of multidimensional dyspnea profile recall ratings in the emergency department: a prospective, longitudinal study. BMC Emerg Med. 2012 May 24; 12:6. PMID: 22624887; PMCID: PMC3464619.
    22. Schmiege SJ, Meek P, Bryan AD, Petersen H. Latent variable mixture modeling: a flexible statistical approach for identifying and classifying heterogeneity. Nurs Res. 2012 May-Jun; 61(3):204-12. PMID: 22551995.
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    23. Parshall MB, Schwartzstein RM, Adams L, Banzett RB, Manning HL, Bourbeau J, Calverley PM, Gift AG, Harver A, Lareau SC, Mahler DA, Meek PM, O'Donnell DE. An official American Thoracic Society statement: update on the mechanisms, assessment, and management of dyspnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Feb 15; 185(4):435-52. PMID: 22336677.
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    24. Effing TW, Bourbeau J, Vercoulen J, Apter AJ, Coultas D, Meek P, Valk Pv, Partridge MR, Palen Jv. Self-management programmes for COPD: moving forward. Chron Respir Dis. 2012 Feb; 9(1):27-35. PMID: 22308551.
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    25. Cook PF, Sousa KH, Matthews EE, Meek PM, Kwong J. Patterns of change in symptom clusters with HIV disease progression. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Jul; 42(1):12-23. PMID: 21429701; PMCID: PMC3132274.
    26. Badger TA, Segrin C, Meek P. Development and validation of an instrument for rapidly assessing symptoms: the general symptom distress scale. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Mar; 41(3):535-48. PMID: 21131168; PMCID: PMC3062688.
    27. Sood A, Petersen H, Blanchette CM, Meek P, Picchi MA, Belinsky SA, Tesfaigzi Y. Wood smoke exposure and gene promoter methylation are associated with increased risk for COPD in smokers. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Nov 01; 182(9):1098-104. PMID: 20595226; PMCID: PMC3001253.
    28. Celli BR, Cote CG, Lareau SC, Meek PM. Predictors of Survival in COPD: more than just the FEV1. Respir Med. 2008 Jun; 102 Suppl 1:S27-35. PMID: 18582794.
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    29. Michaels C, Meek PM, Dedkhard S. Breathing intensity and word use in individuals with COPD. Chron Respir Dis. 2008; 5(4):197-204. PMID: 19029230.
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    30. Segrin C, Badger T, Dorros SM, Meek P, Lopez AM. Interdependent anxiety and psychological distress in women with breast cancer and their partners. Psychooncology. 2007 Jul; 16(7):634-43. PMID: 17094160.
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    31. Badger T, Segrin C, Dorros SM, Meek P, Lopez AM. Depression and anxiety in women with breast cancer and their partners. Nurs Res. 2007 Jan-Feb; 56(1):44-53. PMID: 17179873.
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    32. Larson JL, Ahijevych K, Gift A, Hoffman L, Janson SL, Lanuza DM, Leidy NK, Meek P, Roberts J, Weaver T, Yoos HL. American Thoracic Society statement on research priorities in respiratory nursing. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2006 Aug 15; 174(4):471-8. PMID: 16894018.
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    33. Segrin C, Badger T, Sieger A, Meek P, Lopez AM. Interpersonal well-being and mental health among male partners of women with breast cancer. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2006 May; 27(4):371-89. PMID: 16546936.
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    34. Hu J, Meek P. Health-related quality of life in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Heart Lung. 2005 Nov-Dec; 34(6):415-22. PMID: 16324961.
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    35. Meek PM. Patients with acute exacerbations of COPD saw anxiety as a sign, rather than cause, of breathlessness. Evid Based Nurs. 2005 Apr; 8(2):61. PMID: 15830434.
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    36. Badger T, Segrin C, Meek P, Lopez AM, Bonham E, Sieger A. Telephone interpersonal counseling with women with breast cancer: symptom management and quality of life. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2005 Mar 05; 32(2):273-9. PMID: 15759065.
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    37. Insel KC, Meek PM, Leventhal H. Differences in illness representation among pulmonary patients and their providers. J Health Psychol. 2005 Jan; 10(1):147-62. PMID: 15576506.
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    38. Badger T, Segrin C, Meek P, Lopez AM, Bonham E. Profiles of women with breast cancer: who responds to a telephone interpersonal counseling intervention. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2005; 23(2-3):79-99. PMID: 16492653.
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    39. Michaels C, Meek PM. The language of breathing among individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Heart Lung. 2004 Nov-Dec; 33(6):390-400. PMID: 15597293.
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    40. Badger T, Segrin C, Meek P, Lopez AM, Bonham E. A case study of telephone interpersonal counseling for women with breast cancer and their partners. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2004 Sep; 31(5):997-1003. PMID: 15378101.
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    41. Bell IR, Cunningham V, Caspi O, Meek P, Ferro L. Development and validation of a new global well-being outcomes rating scale for integrative medicine research. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2004 Jan 15; 4:1. PMID: 14725717; PMCID: PMC343287.
    42. Meek PM. Measurement of dyspnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: what is the tool telling you? Chron Respir Dis. 2004; 1(1):29-37. PMID: 16281665.
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    43. Meek PM, Lareau SC. Critical outcomes in pulmonary rehabilitation: assessment and evaluation of dyspnea and fatigue. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2003 Sep-Oct; 40(5 Suppl 2):13-24. PMID: 15074450.
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    44. Meek PM, Lareau SC, Hu J. Are self-reports of breathing effort and breathing distress stable and valid measures among persons with asthma, persons with COPD, and healthy persons? Heart Lung. 2003 Sep-Oct; 32(5):335-46. PMID: 14528191.
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    45. Schneider CD, Meek PM, Bell IR. Development and validation of IMAQ: Integrative Medicine Attitude Questionnaire. BMC Med Educ. 2003 Aug 28; 3:5. PMID: 12946276; PMCID: PMC200993.
    46. Schwartz AL, Meek PM, Nail LM, Fargo J, Lundquist M, Donofrio M, Grainger M, Throckmorton T, Mateo M. Measurement of fatigue. determining minimally important clinical differences. J Clin Epidemiol. 2002 Mar; 55(3):239-44. PMID: 11864794.
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    47. Meek PM, Lareau SC, Anderson D. Memory for symptoms in COPD patients: how accurate are their reports? Eur Respir J. 2001 Sep; 18(3):474-81. PMID: 11589344.
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    48. Meek PM, Nail LM, Barsevick A, Schwartz AL, Stephen S, Whitmer K, Beck SL, Jones LS, Walker BL. Psychometric testing of fatigue instruments for use with cancer patients. Nurs Res. 2000 Jul-Aug; 49(4):181-90. PMID: 10929689.
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    49. Meek PM. Influence of attention and judgment on perception of breathlessness in healthy individuals and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nurs Res. 2000 Jan-Feb; 49(1):11-9. PMID: 10667624.
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    50. Schwartz AL, Nail LM, Chen S, Meek P, Barsevick AM, King ME, Jones LS. Fatigue patterns observed in patients receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Cancer Invest. 2000; 18(1):11-9. PMID: 10701362.
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    51. Schwartz A, Meek P. Additional construct validity of the Schwartz Cancer Fatigue Scale. J Nurs Meas. 1999; 7(1):35-45. PMID: 10394773.
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    52. Lareau SC, Meek PM, Press D, Anholm JD, Roos PJ. Dyspnea in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: does dyspnea worsen longitudinally in the presence of declining lung function? Heart Lung. 1999 Jan-Feb; 28(1):65-73. PMID: 9915932.
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    53. Breslin E, van der Schans C, Breukink S, Meek P, Mercer K, Volz W, Louie S. Perception of fatigue and quality of life in patients with COPD. Chest. 1998 Oct; 114(4):958-64. PMID: 9792561.
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    54. Nail LM, Barsevick AM, Meek PM, Beck SL, Jones LS, Walker BL, Whitmer KR, Schwartz AL, Stephen S, King ME. Planning and conducting a multi-institutional project on fatigue. Oncol Nurs Forum. 1998 Sep; 25(8):1398-403. PMID: 9766293.
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    55. Lareau SC, Meek PM, Roos PJ. Development and testing of the modified version of the pulmonary functional status and dyspnea questionnaire (PFSDQ-M). Heart Lung. 1998 May-Jun; 27(3):159-68. PMID: 9622402.
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    56. Lareau SC, Breslin EH, Meek PM. Functional status instruments: outcome measure in the evaluation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Heart Lung. 1996 May-Jun; 25(3):212-24. PMID: 8635922.
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    57. Meek PM, Sennott-Miller L, Ferketich SL. Focus on psychometrics. Scaling stimuli with magnitude estimation. Res Nurs Health. 1992 Feb; 15(1):77-81. PMID: 1579654.
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