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Judith Wuest

Professor Emerita

PhD

Nursing, Faculty of

MacLaggan Hall 32

Fredericton

wuest@unb.ca
1 506 458 7666



Education

  • BScN (U of T)
  • MN (Dal)
  • PhD (Wayne State)

Research interests

  • Women’s health
  • Violence against women
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Workplace bullying
  • Cumulative lifetime violence
  • Men's health
  • Family caregiving
  • Grounded theory
  • Mixed methods
  • Intervention studies

Funding (last 10 years)

2020-2021 Variation in Men’s Health by Cumulative Lifetime Violence Severity and Social Determinants: A Longitudinal Exploratory Study. Scott-Storey & O’Donnell (PIs). Busolo, DiTommaso, Taylor, Wuest (Co-Is) NBHRF Bridge Funding.

2019-2021 Cumulative Lifetime Violence and Men’s Health Promotion Processes: A Grounded Theory Photovoice Study. O’Donnell & Scott-Storey (PIs). Busolo, Taylor, Wuest (Co-Is). NBHRF Bridge Funding.

2014-2019 Masculinities, Lifetime Violence and Health—Scott-Storey & Wuest (PIs), Hodgins, MacIntosh, Merritt-Gray, & O’Donnell. Funded by CIHR Operating Grant

2013-2015 Masculinities, Lifetime Violence and Health—Scott-Storey & Wuest (PIs), Hodgins, MacIntosh, Merritt-Gray, & O’Donnell.  Funded by NBHRF operating grants.

2012-2017 Effectiveness of an Internet-based decision aid in enhancing safety behaviours, reducing exposure to violence and improving mental health among women experiencing intimate partner violence—Ford-Gilboe, Varcoe & Wuest (PIs), Currie, Glass, Hodgins, MacMillan, Neal, Noh, Scott-Storey & Wathen.  Funded by CIHR Operating Grants

2010-2015 Problems, Predictors, and Progression of Sexual Functioning among Adolescents—O’Sullivan (PI), Byers, Brotto, Majerovich, & Wuest. Funded by CIHR

2009-2013 Feasibility and Efficacy of a Primary Health Care Intervention for Women in the Early Years After Leaving an Abusive Partner—Wuest (PI), Merritt-Gray, Dubé, Hodgins, Majerovich, Ford-Gilboe, Varcoe.  Funded by CIHR & NBHRF, Partnerships in Health System Improvement

Peer-reviewed publications (last 5 years and selected)

Wuest, J., O'Donnell, S., Scott-Storey, K., Malcolm, J., Vincent, C., & Taylor, P. (2020). Cumulative lifetime violence severity and chronic pain in a community sample of Canadian men. Pain Medicine. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnaa419

O’Donnell, S., Scott-Storey, K., Wuest, J., Malcolm, J., Taylor, P., & Vincent, C. (2020). Patterns and correlates of cannabis use by cumulative lifetime violence severity in a community sample of eastern Canadian men. Journal of Cannabis Research, 2, 1-17.

Scott-Storey, K., O'Donnell, S., Wuest, J., MacIntosh, J., & Merritt-Gray, M. (2020). Cumulative lifetime violence severity scale: Development and initial testing with men. BMC Public Health, 20(418), 1-14.

Ford-Gilboe, M., Varcoe, C., Scott-Storey, K., Perrin, N., Wuest, J., Wathen, C N., Case, J., & Glass, N. (2020). Longitudinal impacts of online safety and health intervention for women experiencing intimate partner violence randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 20 (260), 1-17.

O'Sullivan, L., Majerovich, J. & Wuest, J. (2019). From promoting healthy sexual functioning to managing biomedical sexual dysfunction: Health professional views of youth sexual health. Open Nursing, 5, 1-11.

Scott-Storey, K., Hodgins, M., & Wuest, J. (2019). Modeling lifetime abuse and cardiovascular disease risk among women. BMC Cardiovascular Risk Disorders, 19(224), 1-14.

O'Sullivan, L., Wuest, J., Byers, S. (2018). Figuring it out: How late adolescent and young adult men and women perceive and address problems in sexual functioning. Journal of Sexual Research, 15, 1-10.

Scott-Storey, K., O'Donnell, S., & Wuest, J. (2018). Cumulative lifetime violence severity: Does it make a difference to the health of Canadian men? International Journal of Men's Social and Community Health, 1(1), e22-e39.

Ford-Gilboe, M. Varcoe, C., Scott-Storey, K., Wuest, J., Case, J., Currie, L., Glass, N., Hodgins, M., MacMillan H., Perrin, N., & Watham, CN. (2017). A tailored online safety and health intervention for women experiencing intimate partner violence: The iCAN Plan 4 Safety randomized controlled trial protocol. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 273.

Wuest, J., Merritt-Gray, M. Dube, N., Hodgins, M., Majerovich, J., Malcolm, J., Scott-Storey, K., et al. (2015). The process, outcomes and challenges of feasibility studies conducted in partnership with stakeholders: A health intervention for women survivors of intimate partner violence. Research in Nursing & Health, 38, 82-96.

Ford-Gilboe, M., Varcoe, C., Noh, M., Wuest, J., Hammerton, J., Alhalal, E., & Burnett, C. (2015). Patterns and predictors of service use among women who have separated from an abusive partner. Journal of Family Violence, 30 (4), 419-431.

Davies, L., Ford-Gilboe, M., Wilson, A., Varcoe, C., Wuest, J., Campbell, J.C., & Scott-Storey, K. (2015). Patterns of cumulative abuse among female survivors of intimate partner violence: Links to women’s health and socioeconomic status. Violence Against Women, 21(1), 30-48.

O'Sullivan, L., Brotto, L., Byers E.S., Majerovich J., & Wuest J. (2014). Prevalence and characteristics of sexual functioning among sexually experienced middle to late adolescents. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 11(30), 630–641.

Wuest J. (2011). Are we there yet? Positioning qualitative research differently. Qualitative Health Research, 21(7), 875-873

Hodgins, M., & Wuest, J. (2011). Modeling the effects of past relationship and obligation on changes in the health and health promotion of women caregivers of family members with dementia. Research in Nursing & Health, 34, 440-456.

Ford-Gilboe, M., Merritt-Gray, M., Varcoe, C., & Wuest, J. (2011). A theory-based primary health care intervention for women who have left abusive partners. Advances in Nursing Science, 34,198-214.

Varcoe, C., Hankivsky, O., Ford-Gilboe, M., Wuest, J., & Wilk, P & Campbell. J. (2011). Attributing selected costs to intimate partner violence in a sample of women who have left abusive partners: A social determinants of health approach. Canadian Public Policy, 37(3), 359-380.

Wuest, J. & Hodgins, M.J. (2011). Reflections on methodological approaches and conceptual contributions in a program of caregiving research: Development and testing of Wuest’s theory of family caregiving. Qualitative Health Research, 21, 151-161.

Wuest, J., Malcolm, J. & Merritt-Gray, M. (2010). Daughter’s obligation to care in the context of past abuse. Health Care for Women International, 31, 1047-1067.

Wuest, J., Ford-Gilboe, M., Merritt-Gray, M, Wilks, P., Campbell, J.C., Lent, B., Varcoe, C., & Smye, V. (2010). Pathways of chronic pain in survivors of intimate partner violence. Journal of Women’s Health, 19, 1665-1674.

Wuest, J., Ford-Gilboe, M., Merritt-Gray, M, Varcoe, C., Lent, B., Wilks, P., & Campbell, J.C. (2009). Abuse-related injury and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder as mechanisms of chronic pain in survivors of intimate partner violence, Pain Medicine,10(4), 739-747.

Ford-Gilboe, M., Wuest, J., Varcoe, C., Davies, L., Merritt-Gray, M., Hammerton, J., Wilk, P., & Campbell, J. (2009). Modeling the effects of intimate partner violence and access to resources on women's health in the early years after leaving an abusive partner. Social Science and Medicine, 68, 1021-1029.

Wuest, J., Merritt-Gray, M., Ford-Gilboe, M., Lent, B., Varcoe, C., & Campbell, J.C. (2008). Chronic pain in women survivors of intimate partner violence. Journal of Pain, 9(11), 1049-1057.

Wuest, J., & Merritt Gray, M. (2008). A theoretical understanding of abusive intimate partner relationships that become non violent: Shifting the pattern of abusive control. Journal of Family Violence, 23, 281-293.

Wuest, J., Ford-Gilboe, M., Merritt-Gray, M., & Lemire, S. (2006). Using grounded theory to generate a theoretical understanding of the effects of child custody policy on women’s health promotion in the context of intimate partner violence. Health Care for Women International, 6(27), 409-512.

Ford-Gilboe, M., Wuest, J., & Merritt-Gray, M. (2005). Strengthening capacity to limit intrusion: Theorizing family health promotion in the aftermath of woman abuse. Qualitative Health Research,15(4), 477-501.

Wuest, J., Ford-Gilboe, M., Merritt-Gray, M., & Berman, H. (2003). Intrusion: The basic social problem identified in a grounded theory study of family health promotion among children and single mothers after leaving an abusive partner. Qualitative Health Research, 13(5), 597-622.

Wuest, J., Berman, H., Ford-Gilboe, M., & Merritt-Gray, M. (2002). Illuminating social determinants of women’s health using grounded theory. Health Care for Women International, 23 (8),794-808.

Wuest, J. & Merritt-Gray, M. (2001). Beyond survival: Reclaiming self after leaving an abusive male partner. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 32(4), 79-94.

Wuest, J. & Merritt-Gray, M. (1999). Not going back: Sustaining the separation in the process of leaving abusive relationships. Violence Against Women, 5, 110-133.

Merritt-Gray, M., & Wuest, J. (1995). Counteracting Abuse and Breaking Free: The process of leaving revealed through women's voices. Health Care for Women International, 16, 399-412.

Wuest, J. (1995). Feminist grounded theory: An exploration of congruency and tensions between two traditions in knowledge discovery. Qualitative Health Research, 5(1), 125-137.

Book chapters

Wuest, J., Ford-Gilboe, M., Merritt-Gray, M., & Varcoe, C. (2013). Building on “grab,” attending to “fit,”and being prepared to “modify”: How grounded theory “works” to guide a health intervention for abused women. In C. Beck (Ed.), Routledge handbook of qualitative research in Nursing (pp. 32-46). Routledge.

Wuest, J. (2012). Grounded theory: The method. In. P. Munhall (Ed.) Nursing research: A qualitative perspective (5th ed., pp. 239-272). Jones & Bartlett.

Ford-Gilboe, M., Varcoe, C., Wuest, J., & Merritt-Gray, M. (2010). Intimate partner violence and nursing practice. In J. Humphreys & J. C. Campbell (Eds.), Family violence and nursing practice (pp. 115-154). Springer.