Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Monique Ridosh, PhD, RN

Title/s: Assistant Professor
Director, RN-BSN Program

Office #: Center for Translational Research & Education (CTRE), Room 347, HSD

Phone: 708.216.0336

E-mail: mridosh@luc.edu

CV Link: Monique Ridosh

Degrees

BSN University of Miami (Florida) 1995
MSN University of Phoenix 2006
PhD University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 2014

Teaching Interests

Community Health Nursing

Nursing Concepts and Theories

Courses Taught, 2016-2018

CMAN 375 & CMAN 375L (Community Health and Lab)

GNUR 401 (Nursing Concepts and Theories)

Mentoring Graduate students for Comprehensive exams, Dissertations, and DNP project.

Research/Scholarly Interests and Selected Publications

My program of research focuses on families living with chronic conditions. I conducted a multi-site analysis in parents of adolescents with and without spina bifida to examine factors influencing depression and family quality of life. I have conducted a qualitative analysis on transition in young adults with spina bifida and the meaning of quality of life and inner strength in families dealing with chronic conditions. Currently as a co-investigator on a study, Self-Management in Adolescents and Young Adults with Spina Bifida, I am continuing to build upon my prior work in studying the transition experience of adolescence to young adulthood in the context of spina bifida. I recently completed a Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research in which I examined the impact of family functioning on self-management and quality of life in women with diabetes and depression. Currently, an analysis of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) examining family factors, diabetes, and quality of life in a US population-based sample is in progress. Most recently, I have published preliminary evidence supporting the use of a Global Family Quality of Life Scale. My aim is to develop a family-based self-management intervention to improve the health and quality of life of families living with chronic conditions.

Ridosh, M. M., Sawin, K. J., Brei, T. J., & Schiffman, R. F. (in press) A Global Family Quality of Life Scale: Preliminary Psychometric Evidence. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.

Ridosh, M. M., Roux, G., Meehan, M., & Penckofer, S. (2017). Barriers to Self-Management in Depressed Women with Type 2 Diabetes. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 49(4), 160-169. doi: 10.1177/0844562117736699.

Ridosh, M. M., Sawin, K. J., Klein-Tasman, B., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2017). Depressive symptoms in parents of children with spina bifida: A review of the literature. Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing, 40(2), 71-110. doi:10.1080/24694193.2016.1273978.

Ridosh, M. (2017) Transitions in Nursing: Future of nursing and transition to practice. In G. Roux & J. Halstead, (Eds.), Issues and trends in nursing. Practice, policy, and leadership (Textbook). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers. [AJN Book of the year award for Professional Issues, 3rd place, 2017]

Ridosh, M. M., Sawin, K. J., Schiffman, R. F., & Klein-Tasman, B. P. (2016). Factors associated with parent depressive symptoms and family quality of life in parents of adolescents and young adults with and without Spina Bifida. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 9(4), 287-302. doi:10.3233/PRM-160399.

Ridosh, M., Sawin, K. & Roux, G. (2015, November). Differences in meaning of Quality of Life and Inner Strength in families with and without young adults with spina bifida. Sigma Theta Tau International – 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ridosh, M., Sawin, K. & Roux, G. (2014, October). QOL & inner strength in families with adolescents.  20th Qualitative Health Research Conference, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  

Ridosh, M. (2014). Factors associated with parent depressive symptoms and family quality of life in families with and without adolescents and young adults with spina bifida. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Ridosh, M. & Sawin, K. (2014, August). Factors associated with parent depressive symptoms and family quality of life in families with and without adolescents and young adults with spina bifida. Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, Washington, DC.

Ridosh, M., Braun, P. Roux, G., Bellin, M., Sawin, K. (2011). Transition in young adults with spina bifida: a qualitative study. Child: Care, Health and Development. 37(6), 866-874. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01329.

Ridosh, M., Roux, G., Sawin, K., Braun, P., & Bellin, M. (2011, October). The experience of transition to adulthood for youth with a neurological condition. Sigma Theta Tau International – 41st Biennial Convention, Grapevine, TX.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Member, National League for Nursing
  • Member, Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Member, International Family Nursing Association