Lani Zimmerman, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Professor

Director, Center for Patient, Family & Community Engagement in Chronic Care Management

Contact

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Lincoln Division
550 N 19th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0620

Phone: 402-472-3847
Email: lzimmerm@unmc.edu

  

Education

  • 1970, BSN, Montana State University
  • 1975, MSN, Montana State University
  • 1983, PhD, University of Nebraska- Lincoln


Publications


Zimmerman, L.M., Barnason, S., Schulz, P., Nieveen, J., Tu, C. (2012). Rural versus urban comparison: Physical activity and functioning following coronary artery bypass surgery. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 12(1), 16 – 28.

*Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., & Young, L. (2012). Patient recovery and transitions after hospitalization for acute cardiac events: An integrative review. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 27(2), 175-191. doi: 10.1097.JCN.0b013e318239f5f5

Bauer, L., Pozehl, B., Hertzog, M., Johnson, J., Zimmerman, L., & Filipi, M. (2012). A brief neuropsychological battery for use in the chronic heart failure population. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 11(2), 223-230. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2011.03.007

Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., & Young, L. (2012). An integrative review of interventions promoting self-care of patients with heart failure. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21(3-4), 448-475. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702-2011-03907.x

Barnason, Z., Zimmerman, L., & Young, L. (2012). Patient recovery and transitions after hospitalization for acute cardiac events: An integrative review. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 27(2), 175-191. doi: 10.1097.JCN.0b013e318239f5f5

Young, L., Zimmerman, L., Pozehl, B., Barnason, S., & Wang, H.M. (2012). Cost-effectiveness of a symptom management intervention: Improving physical activity in older women following coronary artery bypass surgery. Nursing Economics, 30(2), 94-103

Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., Hertzog, M., Young, L., Nieveen, J., Schulz, P., & Tu, C. (2011). Gender differences in recovery outcomes after an early recovery symptom management intervention. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, 40(5), 429-439. doi: 10.1016/j.hrting.2010.07.018; PMCID: PMC3166972

Anderson, J.K., Zimmerman, L., Caplan, L., & Michaud, K. (2011). Measurs of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. Arthritis Care & Research, 63(S11), S14-S36.

McGuire, R., Waltman, N., & Zimmerman, L. (2011). Intervention components promoting adherence to ST exercise in BCS with bone loss. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 33(5), doi: 10.1177/0193945910379004

Schulz, P., Lottman, D.J., Barkmeier, T., Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., & Hertzog, M. (2011). Medications and associated symptoms/problems after coronary artery bypass surgery. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Critical Care, 40(2), 130-138. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2010.03.003; PMCID: PMC2943996

Schulz, P., Zimmerman, L., Pozehl, B., Barnason, S., & Nieveen, J. (2011). Symptom management strategies used by elderly patients following coronary artery bypass surgery. Applied Nursing Research, 24(2), 65-73. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2009.03.001; PMCID: PMC3032001

Zimmerman, L. (2010). Forward: symptom clusters. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 25(4), 261-262. doi: 10.1097/JCN.9b913e3181d59e31

Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., Young, L., Tu, C., Schulz, P., & Abbott, A.A. (2010). Symptom profiles of coronary artery bypass surgery patients at risk for poor functioning outcomes. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 25(4), 292-300. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e3181cfba00

Abbott, A.A., Barnason, S., & Zimmerman, L. (2010). Symptom burden clusters and their impact on psychosocial functioning following coronary artery bypass surgery. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 25(4), 301-310. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e3181cfbb46

Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Hertzog, M., and Schulz, P. (2010). Pilot Testing of a Hospital Discharge Transition Medication Self-Management Intervention for Heart Failure Patients. Accepted for publication in Western Journal of Nursing.; 32, 849-870.

Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., Young, L., Tu, C., Schulz, P., and Abbott A. (2010). Symptom Profiles of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Patients at Risk for Poor Functioning Outcomes. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing; 25(4), 292-300.

Schulz, P., Lottman, D.J., Barkmeier, T., Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S. (2010) Medications and Associated Symptoms/Problems after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Heart & Lung. Available on line 4 May, 2010.

Nelson Danquah, F.V., Zimmerman, L., Diamond, P., Meininger, J., & Bergstrom, N. (2010). Frequency, severity, and distress of dialysis-related symptoms reported by patients on hemodialysis. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 37(6), 627-637.

Abbott, A., Barnason, S., Zimmerman,L. (2010). Symptom burden clusters and their impact on psychosocial functioning following coronary artery bypass surgery. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing; 25(4), 301-310.

Schulz, P., Zimmerman, L., Pozehl, B., Barnason, S., Nieveen, J. (2009). Symptom management strategies used by elderly patients following coronary artery bypass surgery. Manuscript in press, Applied Nursing Research. Available on-line August 2009.

Sittner, B., Schmaderer, M., Zimmerman, L., Hertzog, M. & George, B. (2009). Rapid response team: Simulated training for enhancing patient safety (STEPS). Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 5(3),e119 – e127.

Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Nieveen, J., Schulz, P., Miller, C., Hertzog, M., and Tu, C. (2009). Influence of a Symptom Management Telehealth Intervention on Older Adults’ Early Recovery Outcomes following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABS). Heart & Lung, 38 (5), 364-376.

Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Schulz, P., and Tu, C. (2009) Influence of an Early Recovery Telehealth Intervention on Physical Activity and Functioning following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABS) among Older Adults with High Disease Burden. Heart & Lung, 38 (6), 459-468.

Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Nieveen, J., Schulz, P., Miller, C., Hertzog, M. & Rasmussen, D. (2008). The Relationships between Fatigue and Early Postoperative Recovery Outcomes Over Time in Elderly Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery Patients. Heart & Lung; 37(4)245-256.

Nieveen, J. L., Zimmerman, L. M., Barnason, S. A., Yates, B. C. (2008). Development and content validity testing of the Cardiac Symptom Survey in patients after coronary artery bypass grafting. Heart Lung; 37(1):17-27.

Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., Schulz, P., Nieveen, J., Miller, C., Hertzog, M., Rasmussen, D., & Tu., C (2007). The effects of a symptom management intervention on symptom evaluation and physical activity for women after coronary artery bypass surgery. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 22(6), 493-500.

Miller, C., Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., Nieveen, J. (2007). Impact of an early recovery management intervention on functioning in postoperative coronary artery bypass patients with diabetes. Heart Lung; 36(6):418-30.

Hertzog, M.A., Nieveen, J.L., Zimmerman, L.M., Barnason, S.A., Schulz, P.M., Miller, C.L., & Rasmussen, D.A. (2007). Longitudinal comparison of the RT3 and an activity diary with cardiac patients. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 15(2), 105-120.

Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Nieveen, J., Schulz, P., Hertzog, M., Miller, C., & Rasmussen, D. (2007) Usefulness of RISKO Heart Hazard Appraisal to Quantify CAD Risk Factor Burden on the Preoperative Functioning of  Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery Patients. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 22(2), 81-87.

Zimmerman, L., & Barnason, S. (2007). Use of a telehealth device to deliver a symptom management intervention to cardiac surgical patients. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 22 (1), 32-37.  

Barnason, S, Zimmerman, L., Nieveen, J., & Hertzog, M. (2006). Impact of a telehealth intervention to augment home health care on functional and recovery outcomes of elderly patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Heart & Lung, 35 (4), 225-233.

Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Brey, B., Catlin, S., & Nieveen, J. (2006). Patterns of recovery following percutaneous coronary revascularization: A pilot study. Applied Nursing Research, 19, 31-37.

Schulz, P., Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., & Nieveen, J. (2005). Gender Differences in Recovery after CABG Surgery. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 20 (2), 58-64 .

Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., Nieveen, J., & Schmaderer, M. (2004). Symptom Management Intervention in Elderly Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patients. Outcomes Management. 8(1) 5-12.

Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Nieveen, J., Schmaderer, M., Carranza, B., & Reilly, S. (2003). Impact of a home communication intervention for coronary artery bypass graft patients with ischemic heart failure on self-efficacy, coronary disease risk factor modification, and functioning. Heart & Lung, 29(1), 147-158.

Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Atwood, J., Nieveen, J., & Schmaderer, M. (2002). Development of a Self-Efficacy Instrument for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) patients. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 10 (2), 123-133.

Todero, C., LaFramboise, L., & Zimmerman, L.M. (2002). Symptom status and quality-of-life outcomes of home-based disease management program for heart failure patients. Outcomes Management, 6(4), 161-170.

Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., Brey, B., Catlin, S., & Nieveen, J.(2002). Comparison of recovery patterns or patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft and minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass in the early discharge period. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 17 (1), 132-141.

Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Anderson, A., Mohr-Burt, S., & Nieveen, J. (2000). Functional status outcomes among coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients over time. Heart & Lung, 29(1), 33-46.

Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Anderson, A., Mohr Burt, S., Nieveen, J. (2000). Functional status outcomes among coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients over time. Heart & Lung, 29(1), 33-46.

Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., & Pozehl, B. (1999). Distance education programs for advanced practice nurses: Questions to ask. AACN Clinical Issues, 10(4), p. 508.

Nelson, F. V., Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., Nieveen, J., & Schmaderer, M. (1998). The relationship and influence of anxiety on postoperative pain in the coronary artery bypass graft patient. The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 15(2), 102-109.

Campbell-Grossman, C., Pozehl, B., & Zimmerman, L. (1996). Nursing students’ evaluation of classroom teaching: Developing and testing an instrument. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 4(1), pp. 49-57.

Zimmerman, L., Story, K.T., Gaston-Johansson, F., & Rowles, J. (1996). Psychological variables and cancer pain. Cancer Nursing, 19(1), 44-53.

Zimmerman, L., Nieveen, J., Barnason, S., & Schmaderer, M. (1996). The effects of music interventions on postoperative pain and sleep in coronary bypass graft patient. Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice, 10(2), 153-170.

Crutchfield, J., Zimmerman, L., Nieveen, J., Barnason, S., & Pozehl, B. (1996). Preoperative and postoperative pain in total knee replacement patients. Orthopaedic Nursing, 15(2), 65-72.

Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., & Nieveen, J. (1995). The effects of music interventions in the patient after coronary artery bypass graft. Heart and Lung, 24(2), 124-132.

Pozehl, B., Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L., Nieveen, J., & Crutchfield, J. (1995). Pain in the postoperative coronary artery bypass patients. Clinical Nursing Research, 42, 208-222.

Barnason, S., & Zimmerman, L. (1995). A comparison of patient teaching among postoperative coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 10(4), 11-20.

Gaston-Johansson, F., Franco-Crowley, T., & Zimmerman, L.(1992). Pain and psychological distress in patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation. Oncology Nursing Forum, 19(1), 41-48.

Waltman, N. L., & Zimmerman, L. (1991). Variations among nurses in behavioral intentions toward the dying. The Hospice Journal, 7(4), 37-49.

Norvell, T., Gaston-Johansson, F., & Zimmerman, L. (1990). Pain descriptions by nurses and physicians. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 5(1), 11-17.

Gaston-Johansson, F., Albert, M., Fagan, E., & Zimmerman, L. (1990). Similarities in pain description of four different ethnic - culture groups. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 5(2), 94-100.

Hiatt, A., Hoenshell-Nelson, N., & Zimmerman, L. (1990). Factors influencing patient entrance to a cardiac rehabilitation program. Cardiovascular Nursing, 26(5), 25-29.

Foxall, M., Zimmerman, L., Stanley, R., & Bene, B. (1990). A comparison of frequency and sources of nursing job stress perceived by intensive care, hospice, and medical-surgical nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 15, 577-584.

Zimmerman, L., Pozehl, B., Duncan, K., & Schmitz, R.(1989). Effects of music in patients who had chronic cancer pain. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 11(3), 296-307.

Zimmerman, L., Pierson, M., & Marker, J. (1988). Effects of music on patient anxiety in coronary care units. Heart and Lung, 17(5), 560-566.

Zimmerman, L., & Westfall, J. (1988). The development and validation of a scale measuring effective clinical teaching behaviors. Journal of Nursing Education, 27(6), 274-277.

Zimmerman, L., Duncan, K., Pozehl, B., & Schmitz, R. (1987). Pain descriptors used by patients with cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 14(4), 67-70.

Zimmerman, L., & Waltman, N. (1986). Effective clinical teaching behaviors: A review of the literature. Nurse Educator, 11(1), 31-34.

Zimmerman, L., & Yeaworth, R. (1986). Factors influencing career success in nursing. Research in Nursing and Health, 9, 179-185.