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Research First Friday

November 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Drs. Natsuko Wood and Janessa Graves will both be presenting their scholarship, recently disseminated at the American Public Health Association national conference.

Natsuko WoodPresenter: Natsuko Wood, PhD, RN

Psychometric validation using exploratory factor analysis on the Breastfeeding Relationship Scale

Description: The purpose of this study was to test psychometric properties of a 25-items self-reported instruments, the Breastfeeding Relationship Scale (BFRS). Exploratory Factor Analyses suggested the BFRS consisted of 16 items with 3 factors: Perceived Adequate Milk, Mother-Infant Interactions and Breastfeeding Synchronicity.

Janessa GravesPresenter: Janessa Graves, PhD, MPH

Language Access Research for Community Health: Provider Perspectives on Language Assistance Techniques, Technology, and Barriers

Description: In the U.S., healthcare institutions that receive federal funding are legally required to provide language assistance services; however, little is known about the types of services employed by healthcare providers and the challenges they face in providing these services. In partnership with an academic-community coalition that advocates for language access policies and practices, this research examines healthcare provider perspectives on language assistance techniques.

View the presentations on Zoom.


November 6, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Spokane, WA United States


College of Nursing