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 47 publications)

Bekhet, A.K. (in press). Relocation adjustment in older adults. The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging.

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

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.

Bekhet, A., ElGeunidi, M., & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2011).  The effects of positive cognitions on the relationship between alienation and resourcefulness in nursing students in Egypt.  Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 32, 35-41.

Bekhet, A., Fouad, R., & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2011). The role of positive cognitions in Egyptian elders relocation adjustment.  Western Journal of Nursing Research, 33 (1) 121-135.

Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2011). Creating a therapeutic milieu in retirement communities.  Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 32(5), 327-334.

Zauszniewski, J.A., & Bekhet, A.  (2011). Measuring Use of Resourcefulness Skills: Psychometric Testing of a New Scale. International Scholarly Research Network Journal.

McDonald, P. E., Zauszniewski, J. A., & Bekhet, A.  (2011). Measurement of Acceptance of Long-Standing Health Problems: Psychometrics of an Adapted Scale.  Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 32 (7), 416-423.

Bekhet, A., Zauszniewski, J.A., & Nakhla, W. (2011). Psychometric properties of the Pressure to Move Scale in relocated American Older Adults: Further Psychometric Evaluation.  Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 32 (10), 711-716.

McDonald, P. E., Zauszniewski, J. A., Bekhet, A., DeHelian, L., & Morris, D. (2011). The effect of acceptance training on psychological and physical health outcomes in elders with chronic conditions.  Journal of National Black Nurses Association, 22(2), 11-19.    

Bekhet, A. & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2010). Psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the depressive cognition scale in First Year Adolescents Egyptian Nursing Students.  Journal of Nursing Measurements, 18(3), 143-152.

McDonald, P. E., Zauszniewski, J. A., Bekhet, A. (2010). Cultural Comparison of Chronic Conditions, Functional Status, and Acceptance in Older African-American and White Adults.   Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, 21(1), 1-6.

Zauszniewski, J.A., Bekhet, A., & Bonham, B. (2010). Psychometric Testing of the Children’s Resourcefulness Scale.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 23(3), 181-188.

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