Baylor University
Louise Herrington School of Nursing Undergraduate Program
Robbins College of Health and Human Services

Beal, Claudia

Claudia Calle Beal, Ph.D., RN

Assistant Professor

PhD University of Texas, Austin, TX
MSN Emory University, Atlanta, GA
BS Columbia University, New York, NY

Contact Info:
Office: 333 N. Washington Ave, Suite 323, Dallas Annex Office 
Phone: 214.367.3753

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Claudia C. Beal, PhD, RN is an assistant professor at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing where she teaches research, translation science and applied clinical ethics in the doctor of nursing practice program and a clinical research nursing elective for undergraduate students. Her scholarship broadly concerns women with chronic and disabling conditions with a focus on ischemic stroke. In her research Dr. Beal has explored how women interpret and respond to the symptoms of ischemic stroke prior to their arrival at the emergency department. A recent study assessed stroke education needs of African American women. She currently is working with a community advisory group to develop an on-line stroke education resource for African American women. Dr. Beal has presented on women and stroke at national and international professional conferences.

Beal, C.C., Flanders, S., & Bader, S. Can children reduce delayed help seeking for acute ischemic stroke? A review of school-based stroke education. In review.

Beal, C.C., & Faucher, M.A. Stroke and pregnancy. An integrative review with implications for neuroscience nurses. In press at Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 47(2.)

Beal, C.C., & Millenbruch, J. A case study of post-stroke sexuality in a woman of childbearing age. Accepted at Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing.

Mitchell, T. M., & Beal, C.C. Shared decision making for routine infant circumcision. Accepted at Journal of Perinatal Education.

Beal, C.C. (2014). Stroke education needs of African American women. Public Health Nursing. Published online ahead of print 25 SEP 2014. doi: 10.1111/phn.12158

Beal, C.C. (2014). Women's interpretation of and cognitive and behavioral responses to the symptoms of acute ischemic stroke. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 46(5), 256-266.

Beal, C.C. (2013). Keeping the story together: A holistic approach to narrative analysis. Journal of Research in Nursing 18(8), 688-700.

Beal, C.C., Stuifbergen, A., & Volker, D. (2012). A narrative study of women's early symptom experience of ischemic stroke. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 27(3), 240-252.

Beal, C.C., (2010). Gender and stroke symptoms. A review of current literature. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 42(2), 80-87.

Beal, C.C., Stuifbergen, A., & Volker, D., & Becker, H. (2009). Women's experiences as members of attention control and experimental intervention groups in a randomized controlled trial. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 41(4), 16-3.

Beal, C.C., Stuifbergen, A. & Brown, A. (2009). Predictors of a health promoting lifestyle in women with fibromyalgia syndrome. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 14(3), 343-353.

Becker, H., Stuifbergen, A., Taxis, C., Beal, C.C., & Piernini, D.M. (2009). The use of goal attainment scaling to facilitate and assess individualized change in a wellness intervention for women with fibromyalgia syndrome. Journal of Holistic Nursing 2, 232-240.

Stuifbergen, A.K., Becker, H., Blozis, S., & Beal, C. (2008). Conceptualization and development of the acceptance of chronic health conditions (ACHC) scale. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 29(2), 101-114.

Beal, C.C., Stuifbergen, A., & Brown, A. (2007). Depression in persons with multiple sclerosis. A longitudinal analysis. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 21, 181-191.

Beal, C., & Stuifbergen, A. (2007). Loneliness in women with multiple sclerosis. Rehabilitation Nursing, 32, 167-171.

Beal, C.(2006). Loneliness in older women. A review of the literature. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 27(7), 795-811.