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Carolyn Ross, RN, PhD

Associate Professor


About Me


  • Certification as an Asthma Educator, Canadian Network for Asthma Care (2000)
  • PhD (Educational Psychology-specializing in Measurement and Evaluation), University of Alberta
  • MN, University of Alberta
  • BScN, University of Alberta
  • Critical Care Nursing Certificate, Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre
  • Diploma, Brandon General Hospital School of Nursing


  • Factors that influence self-management and quality of life among persons with chronic respiratory disease across the lifespan
  • Illness uncertainty among individuals with COPD
  • Attitudes to ageing
  • Illness perceptions      
  • Perceptions of asthma education, management and control
  • Care needs of community dwelling individuals with chronic lung disease
  • Living in rural community with chronic lung disease
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Treatment of individuals (children, adults) with co-existing anxiety disorders and asthma
  • Screening for anxiety disorders and depression in persons with chronic respiratory disease
  • Discharge care