Jo-Ana D. Chase, PhD, APRN-BC

Assistant Professor

E-mail: chasej@missouri.edu

S343 Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, Mo. 65211

Nursing Specialty

Gerontology, Cardiovascular nursing

Interest Area(s)

Chronic disease self-management, Physical activity behavior and physical function among community-dwelling older adults, Healthy aging

Education

  • BSN, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
  • MN, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
  • PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
  • Graduate Minor in Gerontology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (T32NR009356), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Area of Doctoral Study

Physical activity interventions among older adults, Meta-analysis methods

Area of Post-doctoral Study

Analysis of complex data sets, sedentary behavior and light intensity physical activity, physical activity and physical functioning among older adults across health care transitions.

Program of Research

She is interested in chronic illness self-management, healthy aging, and improving and preserving physical functioning among older adults, especially through physical activity.

Bio and Professional Experience

Dr. Chase’s clinical experiences as a cardiology RN and nurse practitioner inspired her interest in self-management of chronic disease among older people. She is especially interested in physical activity behavior in this population. She has studied the impact of activity on older adults’ health and physical function, and how to change physical activity behavior. During her doctoral program, she conducted a meta-analysis to examine the effectiveness of interventions designed to increase physical activity behavior among older adults. During her postdoctoral training, Dr. Chase examined functional trajectories across health care transitions using existing clinical data sets.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • N4220 – Nursing Ethics and Law
  • N4930W – Evidence Based Nursing Practice
  • N9550 – Meta-Analysis Research

Selected Grants and Awards

  • The effectiveness of interventions to reduce sedentary behavior among older adults: Systematic review and meta-analysis – Chow-Togaski-Breitenbach Scholar Fund of the American Nurses Foundation: 9/1/2018 – 8/31/2019
  • Informal Caregivers’ Experiences Managing Complex Care for Older Post-Acute Home Health Care Patients – Visiting Nurse Service of New York/Eugenie and Joseph Doyle Research Partnership Fund: 8/2018 – 8/2019
  • Transitions in Care(giving): Caregivers’ Perspectives on Training and Support in the Post-Acute Care Setting – University of Missouri Center for Patient Centered Outcomes Research/Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
  • Physical Functioning Trajectories among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Older Adult Home Health Care Recipients: A Pilot Study – University of Pennsylvania/Frank Morgan Jonas Fund
  • Effects of Resistance-Training Physical Activity Interventions on Physical Function among Older Adults: A Meta-analysis/PI – University of Missouri Research Council Grant
  • Meta-analysis of Physical Activity Intervention Effects on Physical Function among Older Adults/PI – Mizzou Alumni Association Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant
  • Interventions to Increase Physical Activity Among Older Adults: A Meta-Analysis – National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence
  • Interventions to Increase Physical Activity Among Older Adults: A Meta-Analysis – National Institutes of Health
  • Interventions to Increase Physical Activity Among Older Adults: A Meta-Analysis – MU Interdisciplinary Center on Aging

Selected Publications

  • (* indicates data-based publication)
  • *Chase, J.D., Russell, D., Huang, L., Hanlon, A., O’Connor, M., Bowles, K.H. (2018). Relationships between race/ethnicity and health care utilization among older post-acute home health care patients. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0733464818758453
  • *Chase, J.D., Huang, L., Russell, D., Hanlon, A., O’Connor, M., Robinson, K.M., Bowles, K.H. (2018). Racial/ethnic disparities in disability outcomes among post-acute home care patients. Journal of Aging and Health, 30(9), 1406-1426. doi: 10.1177/0898264317717851
  • *Ruppar, T. M., Conn, V. S., Chase, J. D., & Phillips, L. J. (2014). Lipid outcomes from supervised exercise interventions in healthy adults. American Journal of Health Behavior, 38(6), 823-830. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.38.6.4 PMC4642451
  • *Chase, J. D., Hirschman, K. B., Hanlon, A. L., Huang, L., Bowles, K. H., Naylor, M. (2017). Self-reported physical functioning among older adults new to long-term services and supports. Gerontologist. Advance online publication doi: 10.1093/geront/gnx082.
  • *Chase, J. D., Phillips, L., Brown, M. B. (2017). Physical activity intervention effects on physical function among community-dwelling older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 25(1). doi: 10.1123/japa.2016-0040 PMC4542588
  • *Chase, J.D., Lozano, A., Hanlon, A., Bowles, K. (2016). Identifying factors associated with mobility decline among hospitalized older adults. Clinical Nursing Research. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1177/1054773816677063
  • *Chase, J. D., Bogener, J., Ruppar T. M., & Conn, V. S. (epub ahead of print).The effectiveness of medication adherence interventions among patients with coronary artery disease: A meta-analysis. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000259
  • *Conn, V., Hafdahl, A., Phillips, L., Ruppar, T., & Chase, J. (2014). Impact of exercise interventions on anthropometric outcomes: systematic review and meta-analyses. Journal of Primary Prevention, 35(4), 203-215. doi:10.1007/s10935-014-0352-5 PMC4071135
  • *Chase, J. D. (2014). Interventions to increase physical activity among older adults: A meta-analysis. The Gerontologist. doi:10.1093/geront/gnu090
  • *Chase, J. D. & Conn, V. S. (2013). Meta-analysis of fitness outcomes from motivational physical activity interventions.Nursing Research, 62(5), 294-304. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0b013e3182a0395c
  • Chase, J. D. (2013).  Systematic review of physical activity interventions among older adults.  Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 27(1), 53-80. doi: 10.1891/1541-6577.27.1.53
  • Chase, J.D., Zerwic, J., Topp, R., Smith C.E., Cohen, M.Z., Fahrenwald, N., Anderson, C.M., Conn, V.S. (2013). Time management strategies for research productivity. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 35(2), 155-176. doi: 10.1177/0193945912451163
  • Chase, J.D. (2013). Methodological challenges in physical activity research in older adults. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 35(1), 76-97. doi: 10.1177/0193945911416829
  • Conn, V., Ruppar, T. M., Phillips, L. J., Chase, J. D. (2012).  Using meta-analysis for comparative effectiveness research.  Nursing Outlook, 60(4), 182-190. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2012.04.004
  • *Conn, V., Phillips, L., Ruppar, T., & Chase, J. (2012). Physical activity interventions with healthy minority adults: meta-analysis of behavior and health outcomes. Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved, 23(1), 59-80. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2012.0032
  • Chase, J.D. (2011). Systematic review of physical activity intervention studies after cardiac rehabilitation. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 26(5), 351-358. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e3182049f00

Presentations

  • Chase, J.D., Russell, D., Huang, L., Hanlon, A., O’Connor, M., Robinson, K.M., Bowles, K.H. (2018, accepted). Emergency Room Visits in Older Post-Acute Home Health Care Patients: Does Race/Ethnicity Matter? Midwestern Nursing Research Society 42nd Annual Research Conference, Cleveland, OH. Paper.
  • Chase, J.D., Huang, L., Russell, D., O’Connor, M., Robinson, K., Bowles, K.H. (2017, July) Racial/ethnic disparities in ADL disability after hospitalization among older home care recipients. 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, San Francisco, CA. Paper.
  • Chase, J.D. & Phillips, L.J. (2016, November). Meta-analysis of exercise interventions on physical function in community-dwelling older adults. 69th Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Poster.
  • Chase, J.D., Hirschman, K.B., Hanlon, A.L., Huang, L., Bowles, K., Naylor, M. (2016, November). Determinants of physical function among older adults new to long-term services and supports. 69th Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Paper.
  • Chase, J.D., Hanlon, A., Lozano, A., & Bowles, K.H. (2016, March). Mobility loss among hospitalized older adults: Who is at risk?  Midwestern Nursing Research Society 40th Annual Research Conference, Milwaukee, WI. Poster.
  • Chase, J.D., Bogener, J., Ruppar, T., & Conn, V.S. (2015, April). Meta-analysis of medication adherence interventions among patients with coronary artery disease. Midwestern Nursing Research Society 39th Annual Research Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Chase, J.D., Conn, V.S., Phillips, L.J., & Ruppar, T. (2014, November). The effects of interventions to increase physical activity on health outcomes among older adults. 67th Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • Chase, J.D., Phillips, L.J., Ruppar, T., & Conn, V.S. (2014, September). Meta-Analysis of physical activity interventions among older adults. Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science 2014 State of the Science of Nursing Research, Washington, DC.
  • Chase, J.D. & Conn, V.S. (2014, March). Pilot meta-analysis of physical activity interventions among older adults. Midwestern Nursing Research Society 38th Annual Research Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Chase, J.D. Phillips, L.J., Ruppar, T., Conn, V.S. (2013, November). Meta-analysis of fitness outcomes of supervised exercise interventions among healthy older adults. 67th Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • Chase, J.D. & Conn, V.S. (2013, March). Meta-analysis of fitness outcomes from motivational physical activity interventions. Midwestern Nursing Research Society 37th Annual Research Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Chase, J.D., Ruppar, T., Phillips, L.J., Conn, V.S. (2012, November). Meta-analysis moderator analyses of supervised exercise interventions and anthropometric outcomes among healthy older adults. 65th Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Chase, J.D., Ruppar, T., Phillips, L.J., Conn, V.S. (2012, September). Meta-analysis of anthropometric outcomes of motivational physical activity interventions. Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science 2012 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Washington, DC.
  • Conn, V., Ruppar, T., Phillips, L.J., Chase, J.D. (2012, September). Meta-analysis of anthropometric outcomes of supervised exercise interventions in healthy adults. Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science 2012 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Washington, DC.
  • Arévalo-Flechas, L.C., Sierra-Arévalo, M., Chase J. D., Costilla, A.S. (2011, November). Caregivers are not all created equal: Disparities in burden and carga scores in bilingual caregivers. 15th International Nursing Research Conference, Madrid, Spain.
  • Conn, V., Phillips, L., Ruppar, T., Chase, J.  (2011, October).  Meta-analysis of interventions to increase physical activity among healthy adults.  National Institute of Nursing Research 25th Anniversary Scientific Symposium Poster Session, Washington, D.C.
  • Chase, J.D., Ruppar, T., Phillips, L., Conn, V. (2011, April). Supervised exercise interventions among healthy older adults: Meta-analysis of health outcomes. 1st Annual Conference on “Building Partnerships for Geriatric Care:” An Interprofessional Continuing Education Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Costilla, A.S., Chase, J.D., Arévalo-Flechas, L.C. (2011, April). Comparison of Spanish and English versions of the Screen for Caregiver Burden in Latino/Hispanic caregivers of a relative with Alzheimer’s Disease. 1st Annual Conference on “Building Partnerships for Geriatric Care:” An Interprofessional Continuing Education Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Chase, J.D., Ruppar, T., Phillips, L., Conn, V. (2010, November). Supervised exercise interventions among healthy older adults: Meta-analysis of health outcomes. 63rd Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Honors and Awards

  • New Investigator Award , 2017: Midwestern Nursing Research Society, Gerontological Nursing Research Interest Group
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, February 2013 and May 2014
  • PhD Student Award for Overall Excellence, MU Sinclair School of Nursing, April 2012
  • Charles and Josie Sinclair Fellowship, MU Sinclair School of Nursing, 2010-2012
  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program Recipient, HRSA/MU Sinclair School of Nursing, 2010 – 2011

Memberships

  • American Nurses Association
  • Midwestern Nursing Research Society
  • Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
  • Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses’ Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Iota Chapter