Stremler Research - Publications

Refereed Journals

R. Stremler, Z. Dhukai, L.Wong, C.S. Parshuram. (2011). Factors influencing sleep for parents of critically ill hospitalized children: a qualitative analysis. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 27, 37-45.

K. McQueen, C.L. Dennis, R. Stremler, C. Norman. (2011). A pilot randomized controlled trial of a breastfeeding self-efficacy intervention with primiparous mothers. JOGNN, 40, 35-46.

S. Zupanec, H. Jones, R. Stremler. (2010) Sleep and fatigue in children undergoing maintenance chemotherapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and their parents. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 27(4), 217-228.

R. Stremler , S. Halpern, J. Weston, J. Yee, E. Hodnett. (2009). Hands-and-knees positioning during labor with epidural analgesia. JOGNN, 38(4), 391-398.

N. Feeley, S. Cossette, J. Côté, M. Héon, R. Stremler , G. Martorella, M. Purden. (2009). The importance of piloting an RCT intervention. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 41(2), 84-99.

E. Hodnett, R. Stremler , J. Weston, P. McKeever. (2009). Re-conceptualizing the hospital labor room: the PLACE (Pregnant and Laboring in an Ambient Clinical Environment) pilot trial. Birth, 36(2), 159-166.

P. Zelkowitz, N. Feeley, I. Shrier, R. Stremler , R. Westreich, D. Dunkley, R. Steele, Z. Rosberger, F. Lefebvre, A. Papageorgiou. (2008). The Cues and Care Trial: A randomized controlled trial of an intervention to reduce maternal anxiety and improve developmental outcomes in very low birthweight infants. BMC Pediatrics, 8, 38.

E. Hodnett, R. Stremler , A. Willan, J. Weston, N. Lowe, K. Simpson, W. Fraser, A.Gafni. (2008) . Effect on birth outcomes of a formalised approach to care in hospital labour assessment units: international, randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal, 337, a1021.

R. Stremler , L. Wong, C. Parshuram. (2008). Practices and Provisions for Parents Sleeping Overnight with a Hospitalized Child. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 33(3), 292-297.

R. Stremler , E. Hodnett, K. Lee, S. MacMillan, C. Mill, L. Ongcangco, A. Willan. (2006). A behavioral-educational intervention to promote maternal and infant sleep: a pilot randomized, controlled trial. Sleep, 29(12), 1609-1615.

R. Stremler , E. Hodnett, P. Petryshen, B. Stevens, J. Weston, A. Willan. (2005). Randomized controlled trial of hands-and-knees positioning for occipitoposterior position in labor. Birth, 32(4), 243-251.

R. Stremler . (2003). The newest team member? Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada, 25(9), 722.

E.D. Hodnett, N.K. Lowe, M.E. Hannah, A.R. Willan, B. Stevens, J.A. Weston, A. Ohlsson, A. Gafni, H.A. Muir, T.L. Myhr, R. Stremler . (2002, September 18). The effectiveness of nurses as providers of birth labor support in North American hospitals: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA, 288 (11): 1373-1381.

C.C. Johnston, R. Stremler , L.J. Horton, A. Friedman. (1999). Effect of single versus triple dose of oral sucrose on pain response in preterm neonates. Biology of the Neonate, 75(3): 160-166.

C.C. Johnston, B. Stevens, L. Franck, A. Jack, R. Stremler , R. Platt. (1999). Factors explaining lack of response to heal stick in preterm neonates. JOGNN, 28(6): 587-594.

B. Stevens, C. Johnston, A. Taddio, A.Jack, J. Narciso, R. Stremler , G. Koren, J. Aranda. (1999). Management of pain from heel lance with lidocaine-prilocaine (EMLA) cream: is it safe and efficacious in preterm infants? Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 20(4): 216-212.

C.C. Johnston, A. Sherrard, B. Stevens, L. Franck, , R. Stremler , A. Jack. (1999). Do cry features reflect pain intensity in preterm neonates?: a preliminary study. Biology of the Neonate, 76(2): 120-124.

C.C. Johnston, R. Stremler , B.J. Stevens, L.J. Horton. (1997). Effectiveness of oral sucrose and simulated rocking on pain response in preterm neonates. Pain, 72: 193-199.


Book Chapters

R. Stremler , A. Wolfson. (2011). Postpartum Sleep Disturbances. In M. Kryger (ed), Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 5th edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier.

R. Stremler. (2006). Sleep and your colicky baby. In S. Weiss (editor), Better sleep for your baby and child. Toronto: Robert Rose Inc.

R. Stremler , S. Weiss. (2006). Nightmares and nighttime anxiety. In S. Weiss (editor), Better sleep for your baby and child. Toronto: Robert Rose Inc.

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Oral and Poster Presentations (last 5 years)

N. Feeley, P. Zelkowitz, I. Shrier, R. Westreich, D. Dunkley, R. Stremler, R. Steele, Z. Rosberger, F. Lefebvre, A. Papageorgiou. The Cues and Care Trial: 6 Month Follow up of Mothers and Their Very Low Birthweight Infants. Nursing Intervention Research Symposium, Montreal, QC, April 6, 2011; AACAP/CACAP Joint Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, October 18-23, 2011.

E. Papaconstantinou, R. Stremler, M.J. Esplen, E. Hodnett. The effectiveness of a psycho-educational intervention on sleep in hospitalized pediatric patients: A pilot randomized, controlled trial. Nursing Intervention Research International Symposium, Montreal, QC, April 6-8, 2011.

D. Brown, R. Stremler, C. Carney, E. Hodnett. Evaluation of a sleep promotion intervention for women hospitalized with pregnancy complications: a proposal for a pilot randomized, controlled trial. Nursing Intervention Research International Symposium, Montreal, QC, April 6-8, 2011.

J. Rennick, C. Johnston, J. Rashotte, L. McHarg, D. Stack, S. Ghosh, C. Chambers, B. Stevens, R. Stremler, S. Wood-Dauphinee. The children's critical illness impact scales: assessing psychological distress following pediatric intensive care unit hospitalization. Nursing Intervention Research International Symposium, Montreal, QC, April 6-8, 2011.

N. Feeley, P. Zelkowitz, I. Shrier, R. Westreich, D. Dunkley, R. Stremler, R. Steele, Z. Rosberger, F. Lefebvre, A. Papageorgiou. The Cues and Care Trial: reducing anxiety and promoting sensitivity in mothers of very low birthweight infants. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Montreal, QC, March 31-April 2, 2011.

J. Rashotte, J. Yamada, D. Harrison, G. Coburn, L. Abbott, J. Cohen, B. Stevens, M. Barwick, F. Campbell, C. Chambers, G. Cummings, C.A. Estabrooks, G.A. Finley, C. Johnston, T. Kavanagh, M. Latimer, S. Lee, S. LeMay, P. McGrath, C. Rosmus, D. Sawatzky-Dickson, S. Scott, S. Sidani, J. Stinson, R. Stremler, A. Synnes, A.Taddio, E. Villeneuve, F. Warnock, A. Willan. Narrative notations by health professionals regarding acute pain assessment in hospitalized children. Canadian Pain Society Annual Conference, Calgary, AB, May 12-15, 2010

N. Feeley, P. Zelkowitz, I. Shrier, R. Stremler, R. Westreich, D. Dunkley, R. Steele, Z. Rosberger, F. Lefebvre, A. Papageorgiou. The Cues and Care Trial: outcomes at 1.5 months for mothers and their VLBW infants. International Conference on Infant Studies, Baltimore, MD, March 10-14, 2010.

Y. Butbul, J. Stinson, R. Schneider, R.M. Laxner, L. Spiegel, B. Cameron, E.D. Silverman, R. Stremler , B.M. Feldman. Sleep and fatigue and the relationship to pain, disease activity and quality of life in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). Annual European Congress of Rheumatology, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 10-13, 2009

R. Stremler , J. Weston, Z. Dhukai, A. Lumb, L. Wong, S. Adams, S. Weiss, C. Parshuram. Sleep during pediatric hospitalization. 4th Conference of the Canadian Sleep Society, Toronto, ON, April 26-28, 2009 Associated Professional Sleep Societies Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, June 6-11, 2009

S. Zupanec, H. Jones, R. Stremler. Sleep and fatigue in children on ALL maintenance therapy and their parents. 2nd Advanced Practice Nurses in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Conference, Lake Louise, AB, May 29-30, 2009 Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario Multi-Disciplinary Symposium on Childhood Cancer, Toronto, ON, Nov 13-14, 2009; Associated Professional Sleep Societies Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, June 7-11, 2010

B. Stevens, D. Harrison, J. Yamada, L. Abbott, CIHR Team in Child Pain: M. Barwick, F. Campbell, C. Chambers, J. Cohen, G. Cummings, C. Estabrooks, G.A. Finley, C. Johnston, T. Kavanagh, M. Latimer, S. Lee, S. LeMay, P. McGrath, J. Rashotte, C. Rosmus, D. Sawatzky-Dickson, S. Scott, S. Sidani, J. Stinson, R. Stremler , A. Synnes, A. Taddio, E. Villeneuve, F. Warnock, A. Willan. Frequency and Management of Painful Procedures in Hospitalized Children across Canada. European Federation of IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain) Chapters, Lisbon, Sept 9-12, 2009. International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Acapulco, Mexico, June 7-11, 2009 Pediatric Academic Societies, Baltimore, MD, May 2-5, 2009

M. McGillion, J. Watt-Watson, R. Stremler , M. Barry, J. Wiseman, L. Snell, C. Hardie, L. Rose, J. Stinson, P. Orr, S. Rooke. Efficacy, quality and student satisfaction across three simulation learning conditions for pre-licensure nursing students’ education about pain: A randomized controlled trial. Canadian Pain Society, Quebec City, QC, May 27-30, 2009 European Society for Cardiology, Dublin, Ireland, April 24-25, 2009

Y. Butbul, R. Stremler , J. Stinson, R. Schneider, R.M. Laxner, L. Spiegel, B. Cameron, E.D. Silverman, B.M. Feldman. Sleep, fatigue and quality of life in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and juvenile dermatomyositis. 15th Pediatric Rheumatology European Society Congress, London, UK, September 14-17, 2008.

N. Feeley, S. Cossette, J. Côté, M. Héon, R. Stremler , G. Martorella, M. Purden. Ensuring trial take-off : the pilot study. Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Conference, Jerusalem, Israel, June 30, 2008.

R. Stremler , Z. Dhukai, L. Wong, M. Young, C. Parshuram. Sleep, sleepiness, fatigue and psychological outcomes in parents with a hospitalized critically ill child. Pediatric Sleep Medicine Conference, Amelia Island, FL, March 14-16, 2008 Associated Professional Sleep Societies Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 8-12, 2008 Critical Care Nursing Conference, SickKids, Toronto, ON, June 4-5, 2008

G. Macdonald, K. Metcalfe, R. Stremler . Building Capacity: Advancing Educational Impact. Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) Nursing Academic Leadership Conference, Toronto, ON, May 8-11, 2008

R. Stremler , L. Wong, C. Parshuram. Policies, practices and provisions for parents sleeping overnight with a hospitalized child. Pediatric Sleep Medicine Conference, Amelia Island, FL, March 16-18, 2007 3rd Conference of the Canadian Sleep Society, Montreal, QC, April 19-20, 2007 Associated Professional Sleep Societies Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, June 9-14, 2007

R. Stremler , E. Hodnett, K. Lee, C. Mill, S. MacMillan, L. Ongcangco, A. Willan. TIPS (Tips for Infant and Parent Sleep) Pilot Study: a randomized, controlled trial. AWHONN Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, June 25-28, 2007

R. Stremler , E. Hodnett, K. Lee, C. Mill, S. MacMillan, L. Ongcangco, A. Willan. TIPS (Tips for Infant and Parent Sleep) Pilot Study: a randomized, controlled trial. AWHONN Canada Annual Meeting, Calgary, AB, October 19-21, 2006

B. Stevens, A. Tsimicalis, J. Yamada, R. Stremler . Overview of the Nursing Research Fellowship. Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, October 15-18, 2006

R. Stremler , L.Wong. North American practices, policies and provisions for parents staying overnight with their hospitalized child (NAPSO). SickKids Annual Summer Student Symposium, Toronto, ON,
July 19, 2006

R. Stremler , E. Hodnett, K. Lee, A. Willan. TIPS (Tips for Infant and Parent Sleep) Pilot Study: a randomized, controlled trial. Pediatric Sleep Medicine Conference, Amelia Island, FL, March 10-12, 2006

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Invited Presentations

R. Stremler Perinatal Sleep Disruption: Consequences and Interventions. Congress of the International Pediatric Sleep Association. Rome, Italy, December 3-5, 2010

R. Stremler . Sleep during pediatric hospitalization. Critical Care Research Rounds The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, ON, April 16, 2009

R. Stremler . Quantitative Research Methods. Research Fellowship Program for Advanced Practice Nurses in Oncology University Health Network, Toronto, ON, February 11, 2009

R. Stremler . The Crying Infant. Pregnancy and Birth Annual Conference, The Centre for Mother, Infant, and Child Research, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON, September 26, 2008

R. Stremler . The TIPS (Tips for Infant and Parent Sleep) Trial. Province-Wide Sleep Rounds, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON, April 2, 2008

R. Stremler . Sleep for families. University Settlement House Parenting group, Toronto, ON, March 7, 2008

R. Stremler . Randomized controlled trials: an overview. Pain in Infants at risk for Neurological Impairment Research Team Education Day, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, November 13, 2007

R. Stremler . How to critically appraise a randomized controlled trial. Nursing Research Retreat, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, June 14, 2007

R. Stremler . Policies, practices and provisions for parents sleeping overnight with a hospitalized child. Pediatric Sleep Medicine Conference, Amelia Island, FL, March 17, 2006

R. Stremler . Sleep for families. Region of Waterloo Public Health, Waterloo, ON, January 31, 2007

R. Stremler . Infant and child sleep. Durham Region Health Unit, Oshawa, ON, November 22, 2006

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