Dr. Abir Bekhet
Associate Professor
Phone

(414) 288-3847
abir.bekhet@marqutte.edu

Specialization / Certification
Mental Health Nursing and positive psychological concepts.

Highest Degree
PhD, Case Western Reserve University

Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
Effects of positive cognitions, resourcefulness, and resilience in overcoming adversity in vulnerable populations.


Titles of Courses Recently Taught

Selected Publications
(selected from 55 publications)

Bekhet, A.K. & Matel-Anderson, D.* (2016).  Risk and Protective Factors in the Lives of Caregivers of Persons with Autism: Caregivers’ Perspectives. Perspectives in Psychiatric care.  DOI: 10.1111/ppc.12158. [Epub ahead of print]

Matel-Anderson, D.* & Bekhet, A.K.  (2016). Resilience in Adolescents Who Survived a Suicide Attempt from the Perspective of a Registered Nurse in a Psychiatric Facility. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. DOI: 10.1080/01612840.2016.1193578

Bekhet, A.K. (2016). The Mediating Effects of Positive Cognitions on Autism Caregivers' depression and their Children Challenging Behaviors.  Archives Psychiatric Nursing, 30, 13-18.

Bekhet, A.K., & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2016). The Effect of a Resourcefulness Training Intervention on Relocation Adjustment and Adaptive Functioning among Older Adults in Retirement Communities.  Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37(3), 182-189

Murrock, C.J., & Bekhet, A.K. (2016).  Music Therapy: A concept analysis Research and Theory for Nursing Practice: An International Journal, 30 (1), 44-59

Murrock, C.J., & Bekhet, A.K., Zauszniewski, J.A. (2016). Psychometric Evaluation of the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale in Adults with Functional Limitations". Issues inMental Health Nursing, 37, 1–8

Bekhet, A. (2015).  Resourcefulness in African American and Caucasian caregivers of persons with Dementia: Associations with Perceived Burden, Depression, anxiety, positive cognitions, and psychological well-being". Perspectives in Psychiatric Care.
51(4), 285-294.

Zauszniewski, J. A., Bekhet, A. & Suresky, J. (2015). Indicators of Resilience in Family Members of Adults with Serious Mental Illness. Psychiatric Clinics of NorthAmerica, 38(1), 131-146.

Bekhet, A.K. (2015). Relocation adjustment in older adults. The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging.  Published Online: 21 DEC 2015 DOI:10.1002/9781118521373.wbeaa056

Bekhet, A. (2014).  Resourcefulness in African American and Caucasian caregivers of persons with Dementia: Associations with Perceived Burden, Depression, anxiety, positive cognitions, and psychological well-being". Perspectives in Psychiatric Care doi: 10.1111/ppc.12095. [Epub ahead of print]

Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J. A. (2014). Chronic Conditions in Elders in Assisted Living Facilities: Associations with Daily Functioning, Self-assessed Health, and Depressive Symptoms. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 28(6), 399-404

Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J. A. (2014). Psychometrics of Resourcefulness Scale among Caregivers of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 36(5), 685-702

Suresky, J. Zauszniewski, J. A., Bekhet, A. (2014). Factors Affecting Disruption in Families of Adults with Mental Illness. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 50(4),235-42.

Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2014). Individual Characteristics and Relocation Factors Affecting Adjustment among Relocated American and Egyptian Older Adults. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 35, 80-87.

Zauszniewski, J.A., & Bekhet, A. (2014). Factors Associated with Emotional Distress Expressed by Women Family Members of Adults with Serious Mental Illness.  Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 28, 102-107.  

Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2014).  Psychometric properties of the Index of Relocation Adjustment.  Journal of Applied Gerontology, 33 (4), 436 - 453.

Bekhet, A. (2014). Self-assessed Health in Caregivers of Persons with Autism: Associations with Depressive Symptoms, Positive Cognitions, Resourcefulness, and Well-being. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 50, 210-217

Johnson, N.L., Bekhet, A., Robinson, K., & Rodriguez, D.* (2014). Attributed Meanings and Strategies to Prevent Challenging Behaviors of Hospitalized Children with Autism: Two Perspectives. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 28(5), 386-393.

Bekhet, A. (2013). Effects of Positive Cognitions and Resourcefulness on Caregiver Burden among Caregivers of Persons with Dementia. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 22, 340–346.

Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.  (2013). Measuring Use of Positive Thinking Skills Scale: Psychometric testing of a new scale. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 35 (8), 1074-1093.

Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J. A. (2013a). Psychometric Assessment of the Depressive Cognition Scale in caregivers of persons with dementia. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34(9), 678-684.

Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2013b).  Psychometrics of the Depressive Cognition Scale in Caregivers of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 27(2), 96-100.

Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2013).  Resourcefulness, positive cognitions, relocation controllability, and relocation adjustment among older people: A cross sectional study of cultural differences.  International Journal of Older People Nursing, 8, 244-252.

Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2012b).  Methodological triangulation:  An approach to understanding data. Nurse Researcher, 20 (2), 40-43.

Zauszniewski, J.A., & Bekhet, A. (2012). Developing a Screening Measure for Early Detection of Depressive Symptoms:  The Depressive Cognition Scale.  Western Journal of Nursing Research, 34 (2), 228 - 242.

Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.A.  (2012). Mental health of elders in retirement communities: Is loneliness a key factor? Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 26(3), 214-224.

Bekhet, A., Zauszniewski, J.A, & Matel-Anderson, D.* (2012). Resourcefulness Training Intervention: Assessing Critical Parameters from Relocated Older Adults’ Perspectives. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33 (7), 430–435.

Bekhet, A., Johnson, N., & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2012).  Resilience among family members of persons with autism. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33 (10), 650-656.

Zauszniewski, J.A, Bekhet, A., & Haberlein, S* (2012).  A Decade of Published Evidence for Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Interventions. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (OJIN) 17(3), http://www.nursingworld.org.

Bekhet, A., Johnson, N., & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2012). Effects on Resilience of Caregivers of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Role of Positive Cognitions. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 18 (6), 337-344.

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