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Vincent Staggs, PhD

TitleResearch Faculty PhD
InstitutionChildren's Mercy Kansas City
DepartmentPediatrics
Address2401 Gillham Rd.
Kansas City MO 64108
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    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City
    DepartmentPediatrics


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    University of KansasPhD2009Quantitative Psychology
    University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaignMA2004Psychology
    University of Iowa, National Science Foundation VIGRE FellowshipFellowship2003Statistics
    Missouri State University, Springfield, MOMS2000Mathematics

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    As both a biostatistician and health services researcher, Dr. Staggs is involved in research on a broad range of topics. As a principal investigator he has published papers on statistics, health care quality measurement, inpatient falls, and nurse staffing, and is an expert on patient violence and use of seclusion and restraint in psychiatric care. His collaborative work includes research in federal health policy, pediatric pharmacogenomics, HIV care in Africa, and biomarkers in sinusoidal obstructive syndrome, acetaminophen-induced liver failure, and cancers. Dr. Staggs is also a member of the subject faculty for the Children’s Mercy Bioethics Certificate Program.

    As both a biostatistician and health services researcher, Dr. Staggs is involved in research on a broad range of topics. As a principal investigator he has published numerous papers on statistics, health care quality measurement, inpatient falls, and hospital nurse staffing, as well as on patient violence and use of seclusion and restraint in psychiatric care. His collaborative work includes research in federal health policy, pediatric pharmacogenomics, HIV care in Africa, and biomarkers in sinusoidal obstructive syndrome, acetaminophen-induced liver failure, and cancers. Dr. Staggs is also a member of the subject faculty for the Children’s Mercy Bioethics Certificate Program and serves as an associate editor for Research in Nursing & Health.

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    1. Wagner JB, Abdel-Rahman S, Gaedigk A, Gaedigk R, Raghuveer G, Staggs VS, Van Haandel L, Steven Leeder J. Impact of SLCO1B1 genetic variation on rosuvastatin systemic exposure in pediatric hypercholesterolemia. Clin Transl Sci. 2020 Jan 25. PMID: 31981411.
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    2. van Groen BD, Bi C, Gaedigk R, Staggs VS, Tibboel D, de Wildt SN, Leeder JS. Alternative Splicing of the SLCO1B1 Gene: An Exploratory Analysis of Isoform Diversity in Pediatric Liver. Clin Transl Sci. 2020 Jan 09. PMID: 31917523.
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    3. Srivastava T, Ju W, Milne GL, Rezaiekhaligh MH, Staggs VS, Alon US, Sharma R, Zhou J, El-Meanawy A, McCarthy ET, Savin VJ, Sharma M. Urinary prostaglandin E2 is a biomarker of early adaptive hyperfiltration in solitary functioning kidney. Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat. 2020 Feb; 146:106403. PMID: 31838197.
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    4. Shorr RI, Staggs VS, Waters TM, Daniels MJ, Liu M, Dunton N, Mion LC. Impact of the Hospital-Acquired Conditions Initiative on Falls and Physical Restraints: A Longitudinal Study. J Hosp Med. 2019 Sep 18; 14:E31-E36. PMID: 31532748.
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    5. Jones BL, Staggs V, Woods-Jaeger B. Chronic stress exposure among young African American children with asthma: Racism is a factor. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2019 Nov; 123(5):507-508. PMID: 31491543.
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    6. Biondi EA, McCulloh R, Staggs VS, Garber M, Hall M, Arana J, Barsotti B, Natt BC, Schroeder AR, Schroeder L, Wylie T, Ralston SL. Reducing Variability in the Infant Sepsis Evaluation (REVISE): A National Quality Initiative. Pediatrics. 2019 09; 144(3). PMID: 31434688.
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    7. Staggs VS. National trends and variation in nurse staffing on inpatient psychiatric units. Res Nurs Health. 2019 10; 42(5):410-415. PMID: 31429481.
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    8. McDougall GJ, Han A, Staggs VS, Johnson DK, McDowd JM. Predictors of instrumental activities of daily living in community-dwelling older adults. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2019 10; 33(5):43-50. PMID: 31711593.
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    9. Russell CL, Hathaway D, Remy LM, Aholt D, Clark D, Miller C, Ashbaugh C, Wakefield M, Ye S, Staggs VS, Ellis RJ, Goggin K. Improving medication adherence and outcomes in adult kidney transplant patients using a personal systems approach: SystemCHANGE™ results of the MAGIC randomized clinical trial. Am J Transplant. 2020 Jan; 20(1):125-136. PMID: 31291507.
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    10. Goggin K, Hurley EA, Staggs VS, Wexler C, Nazir N, Gautney B, Khamadi SA, Maloba M, Lwembe R, Finocchario-Kessler S. Rates and Predictors of HIV-Exposed Infants Lost to Follow-Up During Early Infant Diagnosis Services in Kenya. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2019 Aug; 33(8):346-353. PMID: 31369296.
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    11. Staggs VS. Pervasive errors in hypothesis testing: Toward better statistical practice in nursing research. Int J Nurs Stud. 2019 Oct; 98:87-93. PMID: 31349121.
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    12. Kerns EK, Staggs VS, Fouquet SD, McCulloh RJ. Estimating the impact of deploying an electronic clinical decision support tool as part of a national practice improvement project. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019 Jul 01; 26(7):630-636. PMID: 30925592.
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    13. Hayat MJ, Staggs VS, Schwartz TA, Higgins M, Azuero A, Budhathoki C, Chandrasekhar R, Cook P, Cramer E, Dietrich MS, Garnier-Villarreal M, Hanlon A, He J, Hu J, Kim M, Mueller M, Nolan JR, Perkhounkova Y, Rothers J, Schluck G, Su X, Templin TN, Weaver MT, Yang Q, Ye S. Moving nursing beyond p?
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    14. Deacy AD, Friesen CA, Staggs VS, Schurman JV. Evaluation of clinical outcomes in an interdisciplinary abdominal pain clinic: A retrospective, exploratory review. World J Gastroenterol. 2019 Jun 28; 25(24):3079-3090. PMID: 31293343.
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    15. Hayat MJ, Staggs VS, Schwartz TA, Higgins M, Azuero A, Budhathoki C, Chandrasekhar R, Cook P, Cramer E, Dietrich MS, Garnier-Villarreal M, Hanlon A, He J, Hu J, Kim M, Mueller M, Nolan JR, Perkhounkova Y, Rothers J, Schluck G, Su X, Templin TN, Weaver MT, Yang Q, Ye S. Moving nursing beyond p < .05. Nurs Outlook. 2019 Sep - Oct; 67(5):509-510. PMID: 31375344.
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    16. Maddux M, Gordy A, Schurman C, Cole T, Staggs V. Initial Validation of IBD KNOW-IT: Measuring Patient and Caregiver Knowledge of a Child's Disease and Treatment Regimen. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2019 May 29. PMID: 31144222.
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    17. Hayat MJ, Staggs VS, Schwartz TA, Higgins M, Azuero A, Budhathoki C, Chandrasekhar R, Cook P, Cramer E, Dietrich MS, Garnier-Villarreal M, Hanlon A, He J, Hu J, Kim M, Mueller M, Nolan JR, Perkhounkova Y, Rothers J, Schluck G, Su X, Templin TN, Weaver MT, Yang Q, Ye S. Moving nursing beyond p?
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    18. Ma Y, Baltezor M, Rajewski L, Crow J, Samuel G, Staggs VS, Chastain KM, Toretsky JA, Weir SJ, Godwin AK. Targeted inhibition of histone deacetylase leads to suppression of Ewing sarcoma tumor growth through an unappreciated EWS-FLI1/HDAC3/HSP90 signaling axis. J Mol Med (Berl). 2019 Jul; 97(7):957-972. PMID: 31025088.
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    19. Staggs VS. Why statisticians are abandoning statistical significance. Res Nurs Health. 2019 06; 42(3):159-160. PMID: 30963599.
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    20. Kaye A, Cattaneo C, Huff HM, Staggs VS. A Pilot Study of Mothers' Breastfeeding Experiences in Infants With Cleft Lip and/or Palate. Adv Neonatal Care. 2019 Apr; 19(2):127-137. PMID: 30325751.
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    21. Thumar VD, Vallurupalli VM, Robinson AL, Staggs VS, Shah V, Dalal J, Chan SS. Spectral Doppler Ultrasound Can Help Diagnose Children With Hepatic Sinusoidal Obstructive Syndrome After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Ultrasound Q. 2019 Mar 27. PMID: 30921102.
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    22. White DA, Staggs VS, Williams V, Edwards TC, Shook R, Shakhnovich V. Handheld Indirect Calorimetry as a Clinical Tool for Measuring Resting Energy Expenditure in Children with and without Obesity. Child Obes. 2019 May/Jun; 15(4):280-287. PMID: 30888207.
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    23. Wagner JB, Abdel-Rahman S, Gaedigk R, Gaedigk A, Raghuveer G, Staggs VS, Kauffman R, Van Haandel L, Leeder JS. Impact of Genetic Variation on Pravastatin Systemic Exposure in Pediatric Hypercholesterolemia. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2019 Jun; 105(6):1501-1512. PMID: 30549267.
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    24. Finocchario-Kessler S, Goggin K, Staggs V, Wanyenze RK, Beyeza-Kashesya J, Mindry D, Birungi J, Wagner GJ. High report of miscarriage among women living with HIV who want to conceive in Uganda. BMC Res Notes. 2018 Oct 22; 11(1):753. PMID: 30348201.
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    25. Paprocki E, Staggs V, Patton S, Clements M. Insulin Pump Adherence Behaviors Do Not Correlate With Glycemic Variability Among Youth With Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2019 01; 13(1):142-143. PMID: 30317860.
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    26. Goggin K, Hurley EA, Wagner GJ, Staggs V, Finocchario-Kessler S, Beyeza-Kashesya J, Mindry D, Birungi J, Wanyenze RK. Changes in Providers' Self-Efficacy and Intentions to Provide Safer Conception Counseling Over 24 Months. AIDS Behav. 2018 Sep; 22(9):2895-2905. PMID: 29464428.
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    27. Mehyar F, Santos M, Wilson SE, Staggs VS, Sharma NK. Immediate Effect of Lumbar Mobilization on Activity of Erector Spinae and Lumbar Multifidus Muscles. J Chiropr Med. 2017 Dec; 16(4):271-278. PMID: 29276459.
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    28. Carlson JA, Liu B, Sallis JF, Kerr J, Hipp JA, Staggs VS, Papa A, Dean K, Vasconcelos NM. Automated Ecological Assessment of Physical Activity: Advancing Direct Observation. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 12 01; 14(12). PMID: 29194358.
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    29. Carlson JA, Mitchell TB, Saelens BE, Staggs VS, Kerr J, Frank LD, Schipperijn J, Conway TL, Glanz K, Chapman JE, Cain KL, Sallis JF. Within-person associations of young adolescents' physical activity across five primary locations: is there evidence of cross-location compensation? Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2017 04 20; 14(1):50. PMID: 28427462.
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    30. Fox AT, Martin LE, Bruce J, Moreno JL, Staggs VS, Lee HS, Goggin K, Harris KJ, Richter K, Patten C, Catley D. Executive function fails to predict smoking outcomes in a clinical trial to motivate smokers to quit. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 06 01; 175:227-231. PMID: 28458075.
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    31. Clements MA, Staggs VS. A Mobile App for Synchronizing Glucometer Data: Impact on Adherence and Glycemic Control Among Youths With Type 1 Diabetes in Routine Care. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2017 05; 11(3):461-467. PMID: 28745097.
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    32. He J, Staggs VS, Bergquist-Beringer S, Dunton N. Nurse staffing and patient outcomes: a longitudinal study on trend and seasonality. BMC Nurs. 2016; 15:60. PMID: 27757068.
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    33. Staggs VS, Cramer E. Can Nursing Units With High Fall Rates Be Identified Using One Year of Data? Reliability of Fall Rates As a Function of the Number of Quarters on Which They Are Based. Res Nurs Health. 2017 Feb; 40(1):80-87. PMID: 27687008.
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    34. Goggin K, Wexler C, Nazir N, Staggs VS, Gautney B, Okoth V, Khamadi SA, Ruff A, Sweat M, Cheng AL, Finocchario-Kessler S. Predictors of Infant Age at Enrollment in Early Infant Diagnosis Services in Kenya. AIDS Behav. 2016 09; 20(9):2141-50. PMID: 27108002.
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    35. Boyle DK, Jayawardhana A, Burman ME, Dunton NE, Staggs VS, Bergquist-Beringer S, Gajewski BJ. A pressure ulcer and fall rate quality composite index for acute care units: A measure development study. Int J Nurs Stud. 2016 Nov; 63:73-81. PMID: 27607602.
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    36. Staggs VS, Olds DM, Cramer E, Shorr RI. Nursing Skill Mix, Nurse Staffing Level, and Physical Restraint Use in US Hospitals: a Longitudinal Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 01; 32(1):35-41. PMID: 27553206.
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    37. Staggs VS. Deviations in Monthly Staffing and Injurious Assaults Against Staff and Patients on Psychiatric Units. Res Nurs Health. 2016 10; 39(5):347-52. PMID: 27304990.
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    38. Woldetsadik MA, Goggin K, Staggs VS, Wanyenze RK, Beyeza-Kashesya J, Mindry D, Finocchario-Kessler S, Khanakwa S, Wagner GJ. Safer Conception Methods and Counseling: Psychometric Evaluation of New Measures of Attitudes and Beliefs Among HIV Clients and Providers. AIDS Behav. 2016 06; 20(6):1370-81. PMID: 26487299.
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    39. Staggs VS, Cramer E. Reliability of Pressure Ulcer Rates: How Precisely Can We Differentiate Among Hospital Units, and Does the Standard Signal-Noise Reliability Measure Reflect This Precision? Res Nurs Health. 2016 08; 39(4):298-305. PMID: 27223598.
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    40. Yao M, Yu E, Staggs V, Fan F, Cheng N. Elevated expression of chemokine C-C ligand 2 in stroma is associated with recurrent basal-like breast cancers. Mod Pathol. 2016 08; 29(8):810-23. PMID: 27125354.
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    41. Harris KJ, Bradley-Ewing A, Goggin K, Richter KP, Patten C, Williams K, Lee HS, Staggs VS, Catley D. Recruiting unmotivated smokers into a smoking induction trial. Health Educ Res. 2016 06; 31(3):363-74. PMID: 27081187.
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    42. Staggs VS. Reported Versus Actual Assault Rates: In Reply. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Mar; 67(3):358-9. PMID: 26927917.
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    43. Staggs VS. Reliability assessment of a hospital quality measure based on rates of adverse outcomes on nursing units. Stat Methods Med Res. 2017 Dec; 26(6):2951-2961. PMID: 26721876.
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    44. Goggin K, Finocchario-Kessler S, Staggs V, Woldetsadik MA, Wanyenze RK, Beyeza-Kashesya J, Mindry D, Khanakwa S, Wagner GJ. Attitudes, Knowledge, and Correlates of Self-Efficacy for the Provision of Safer Conception Counseling Among Ugandan HIV Providers. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2015 Dec; 29(12):651-60. PMID: 26588429.
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    45. Staggs VS. Correlates of Licensed and Unlicensed Nurse Staffing Levels on Inpatient Psychiatric Units. J Nurs Care Qual. 2015 Oct-Dec; 30(4):359-65. PMID: 25760391.
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    46. Staggs VS. Trends in Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Response to Injurious Assault in Psychiatric Units in U.S. Hospitals, 2007-2013. Psychiatr Serv. 2015 Dec 01; 66(12):1369-72. PMID: 26174946.
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    47. Staggs VS. Injurious Assault Rates on Inpatient Psychiatric Units: Associations With Staffing by Registered Nurses and Other Nursing Personnel. Psychiatr Serv. 2015 Nov; 66(11):1162-6. PMID: 26130000.
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    48. Boyle DK, Cramer E, Potter C, Staggs VS. Longitudinal Association of Registered Nurse National Nursing Specialty Certification and Patient Falls in Acute Care Hospitals. Nurs Res. 2015 Jul-Aug; 64(4):291-9. PMID: 26049719.
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    49. Staggs VS, Mion LC, Shorr RI. Consistent differences in medical unit fall rates: implications for research and practice. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 May; 63(5):983-7. PMID: 25940548.
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    50. Staggs VS, Davidson J, Dunton N, Crosser B. Challenges in defining and categorizing falls on diverse unit types: lessons from expansion of the NDNQI Falls Indicator. J Nurs Care Qual. 2015 Apr-Jun; 30(2):106-12. PMID: 25188525.
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    51. Staggs VS, Gajewski BJ. Bayesian and frequentist approaches to assessing reliability and precision of health-care provider quality measures. Stat Methods Med Res. 2017 Jun; 26(3):1341-1349. PMID: 25788482.
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    52. Waters TM, Daniels MJ, Bazzoli GJ, Perencevich E, Dunton N, Staggs VS, Potter C, Fareed N, Liu M, Shorr RI. Effect of Medicare's nonpayment for Hospital-Acquired Conditions: lessons for future policy. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Mar; 175(3):347-54. PMID: 25559166.
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    53. Staggs VS. Trends, victims, and injuries in injurious patient assaults on adult, geriatric, and child/adolescent psychiatric units in US hospitals, 2007-2013. Res Nurs Health. 2015 Apr; 38(2):115-20. PMID: 25684103.
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    54. Hayat MJ, Higgins M, Schwartz TA, Staggs VS. Statistical challenges in nursing education and research: an expert panel consensus. Nurse Educ. 2015 Jan-Feb; 40(1):21-5. PMID: 25154008.
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    55. Woolbright BL, McGill MR, Staggs VS, Winefield RD, Gholami P, Olyaee M, Sharpe MR, Curry SC, Lee WM, Jaeschke H. Glycodeoxycholic acid levels as prognostic biomarker in acetaminophen-induced acute liver failure patients. Toxicol Sci. 2014 Dec; 142(2):436-44. PMID: 25239633.
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    56. McGill MR, Staggs VS, Sharpe MR, Lee WM, Jaeschke H. Serum mitochondrial biomarkers and damage-associated molecular patterns are higher in acetaminophen overdose patients with poor outcome. Hepatology. 2014 Oct; 60(4):1336-45. PMID: 24923598.
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    57. Staggs VS, Mion LC, Shorr RI. Assisted and unassisted falls: different events, different outcomes, different implications for quality of hospital care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014 Aug; 40(8):358-64. PMID: 25208441.
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    58. Choi J, Staggs VS. Comparability of nurse staffing measures in examining the relationship between RN staffing and unit-acquired pressure ulcers: a unit-level descriptive, correlational study. Int J Nurs Stud. 2014 Oct; 51(10):1344-52. PMID: 24630918.
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    59. Park SH, Boyle DK, Bergquist-Beringer S, Staggs VS, Dunton NE. Concurrent and lagged effects of registered nurse turnover and staffing on unit-acquired pressure ulcers. Health Serv Res. 2014 Aug; 49(4):1205-25. PMID: 24476194.
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    60. Staggs VS, Dunton N. Associations between rates of unassisted inpatient falls and levels of registered and non-registered nurse staffing. Int J Qual Health Care. 2014 Feb; 26(1):87-92. PMID: 24225270.
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    61. Staggs VS, He J. Recent trends in hospital nurse staffing in the United States. J Nurs Adm. 2013 Jul-Aug; 43(7-8):388-93. PMID: 23845976.
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    62. Parks J, Klaus S, Staggs V, Pena M. Outcomes of nasal bridling to secure enteral tubes in burn patients. Am J Crit Care. 2013 Mar; 22(2):136-42. PMID: 23455863.
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    63. He J, Staggs VS, Bergquist-Beringer S, Dunton N. Unit-level time trends and seasonality in the rate of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in US acute care hospitals. Res Nurs Health. 2013 Apr; 36(2):171-80. PMID: 23408376.
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    64. Choi J, Bergquist-Beringer S, Staggs VS. Linking RN workgroup job satisfaction to pressure ulcers among older adults on acute care hospital units. Res Nurs Health. 2013 Apr; 36(2):181-90. PMID: 23408439.
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    65. Staggs VS. Nurse staffing, RN mix, and assault rates on psychiatric units. Res Nurs Health. 2013 Feb; 36(1):26-37. PMID: 23007694.
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    66. He J, Dunton N, Staggs V. Unit-level time trends in inpatient fall rates of US hospitals. Med Care. 2012 Sep; 50(9):801-7. PMID: 22889804.
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    67. Staggs VS, Knight JE, Dunton N. Understanding unassisted falls: effects of nurse staffing level and nursing staff characteristics. J Nurs Care Qual. 2012 Jul-Sep; 27(3):194-9. PMID: 22186598.
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    68. Staggs VS, Dunton N. Hospital and unit characteristics associated with nursing turnover include skill mix but not staffing level: an observational cross-sectional study. Int J Nurs Stud. 2012 Sep; 49(9):1138-45. PMID: 22521853.
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    69. Riazi M, Marcario JK, Samson FK, Kenjale H, Adany I, Staggs V, Ledford E, Marquis J, Narayan O, Cheney PD. Rhesus macaque model of chronic opiate dependence and neuro-AIDS: longitudinal assessment of auditory brainstem responses and visual evoked potentials. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2009 Jun; 4(2):260-75. PMID: 19283490.
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