School of Nursing

Kimberly Moody PhD, RN-CS, ANP

Associate Professor of Nursing
Kimberly Moody PhD, RN-CS, ANP

Office

328 Masterton Hall, Portland Campus

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 228-8292

Credentials, degrees schools attended:

PhD   UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE, WA - June 1994

MS in Nursing Science   BOSTON UNIVERSITY, BOSTON, MA - Jan. 1984

*Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner 1984-1989; 1998-2003

BS in Nursing University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME - June 1982

ADN   Westbrook College, Portland, ME - June 1977

Presentations

International and National Level

2008  Moody, K., Ebrahim, D., Deschamps, A., De Geest, S., & Spirig R.  The Relationship of Symptom Experience and Nonadherence in HIV. 3rd International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC), March 17-18, 2008, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Jersey City, New Jersey. (refereed, paper accepted for presentation)

 

2007   Spirig, R., Moody, K., Battegay, M., Fierz, K., Nicca, D., Vincenzi, C. & De Geest, S.  Symptom experience in Persons Living with HIV (PLWH):  Is it the same for participants with and without primary support person (PSP)? 11th European AIDS Conference/EACS, October 24-27, 2007, Palacio Municipal de Congressos, Madrid, Spain (refereed poster presentation).

 

2007  Spirig, R., Moody, K., Battegay, M., Fierz, K., Nicca, D., Vincenzi, C. & De Geest, S.  Relationships between Symptom Experience, Mental Health, Social Support, Symptom Manageability, Adherence, Quality of Life, and HIV Disease Progression. 2nd International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC/NIMH), March 28-30, 2007, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Jersey City, New Jersey. (refereed poster presentation)

 

2006  Nicca, D., Moody, K. Elzi, L. & Spirig, R. The challenge of comprehensive adherence interventions in clinical practice for patients with long-term adherence problems. 1st International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care, (NIMH/IAPAC). March 8-10, 2006, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Jersey City, New Jersey. (refereed poster presentation)

Teaching and Mentoring:

Most Recent Areas of Teaching and new Course Development

University of Southern Maine:  Graduate Courses: Adult Care Management (CNS), Nursing Research; Undergraduate courses: Nursing of the Older Adult in the Community, High Acuity Adult Health Nursing, Adult and Older Adult Care Nursing, Substance Use and Abuse, Health-related Research, Health Assessment, , Community Health, Issues in Addictions, Substance Abuse Prevention with Vulnerable Populations, Community Health Practicum; Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Switzerland: Master’s program: Family Health Care Nursing, Research,  Doctoral-level Research, Quantitative Research Design, Advanced Quantitative Methods Seminar:  Structural Equation Modelling, Doctoral Seminar, Thesis/Dissertation Advising. University of Maine, Orono, ME: Graduate Faculty for Doctoral Level Self-directed Studies

Research Interests

primary care of the older adult, specializing in chronic disease management for HIV-infected clients, and high acuity cardiac care

Grant Awards

Extramural Awards  

March  2003-2007   Co-PI, “Exploring the relationship of symptom experience, symptom   manageability, adherence, health-related quality of life, and disease progression in people living with HIV/AIDS”, Co-PI with Rebecca Spirig Ph.D., RN: Manuel Battegay, MD, and Sabina De Geest, Ph.D., RN (3 year award: Submitted Oct. 1, 2002, Project Nr. 3346-100884 Swiss National Fund)

Recent Publications

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Fierz, K., Moody, K., Nicca, D., Glass, T.,  Battegay, M., & Spirig, (2009). Symptom experience among HIV-infected Patients in Switzerland. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) (manuscript in progress).

Vincenzi, C., Moody, K., & Spirig, R. (2009).  Development and pretesting of a set of symptom assessment tools in HIV:  The HIV Symptom Experience Assessment Scale and the HIV Manageability Scale.  Applied Nursing Research, 22, 204-210.

 

Nicca, D., Moody, K., Elzi, L. & Spirig, R. (2007). Comprehensive clinical adherence interventions to enable antiretroviral therapy:  A case report. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 18(6), 44-53.

 

Spirig, R., Moody, K., Battegay, M., De Geest, S. (2005). Symptom Management in
HIV/AIDS: Advancing the conceptualization.  Advances in Nursing Science, 28(4), 333-344.

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

For 2012-2013, the USM School of Nursing had the largest number of first-time test takers of the NCLEX-RN exam, a licensing exam for US nurses, in the state of Maine. The group of 154 accounted for over 20% of first-time candidates and had a pass rate of 89.61% - surpassing the state average of 82.52% and national average of 84.3%.