Wayne State University

Feleta Wilson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

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Feleta

Office Address

354 Cohn

Office Hours

By appointment 

Education

  •     B.S.N. - A&T State University, School of Nursing
  •     M.P.H. - University of Michigan, School of Public Health - Nursing Division
  •     Ph.D. -  Wayne State University, College of Nursing

Research Interests

  •     Health Literacy Communication
  •     Patient Education
  •     Urban/Community Health
  •     Developing, Designing, and Field-testing Easy-to-Read Patient Education Materials

Selected Publications

Wilson, F. L., Dobal, M., Nordstrom. C., DeGroot, C., & Smith, D., &
Schram, C. (In press). Literacy, self-efficacy, and health beliefs about exercise and obesity in urban low-income African American women. JOCEPS.

Wilson, F.L., Baker, L., Nordstrom, C., & Legwand, C (2008). Using
the teach-back and Orem�s self-care to increase childhood immunization communication among low-income mothers. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 31, 7-22.

Baker, L, Wilson, F. L, Nordstrom, C., & Wegwand, C. (2007). Mothers�
knowledge and information needs about immunization. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 30, 1-15.

Jeroz, P., Dobal., M., Wilson, F. L., & Schram, C. (2006). Disordered eating and food cravings among urban obese African American women. Eating Behaviors, 8, 374-381.

Wilson, F. L., Brown, D., & Stephen-Ferris, M. (2006). Can easy-to-read
immunization information increase knowledge in urban mothers? Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 21, 4-12.

Baker, L., & Wilson, F. L. (2004). An exploratory study of the health
problems, stigmatization, life satisfaction, and literacy skills of urban sex-workers. Women and Health, 39, 83-96.

Wilson, F. L. & Williams, B. N. (2003). Meeting the health education and
information needs of patients with low-literacy skills. Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN), 30, 224-230.

Wilson, F. L. & Ntiri, D. (2003). Meeting the health and information needs
of patients with low literacy skills. JOCEP, Spring Edition, 10-15.

Wilson, F. L., Racine, E., Tiekieli, V, & Williams, B. (2003). Literacy and
readability: Barriers to patient education for older African Americans on anticoagulation therapy. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 12,275-282.

Wilson, F. L., Mood, D., Risk, J. & Kreshaw, T. (2003). Self-care as a
model for evaluating written patient education materials. Nursing Science Quarterly, 16, 68-76.

Wilson, F. L. (2000). Measuring the patient's ability to read and
comprehend: A first step in patient education. Nursing Connections, 13, 19-27.

Wilson, F. L., Baker, L., Syed-Brown, C., & Gollop, C. (2000). Readability
of cancer patient education information found on CancerNet. Oncology Nursing Forum, 27,1403-1409.

Oremann, M. & Wilson, F. L. (2000). Quality of care information for
consumers on the Internet. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 14, 45-54.

Current Research

2002-2004
Co-Principal Investigator. Teaching elderly about medication literacy (TEAM-L). Pfizer Foundation Health Literacy Community Grants Program. ($100,000)(pending).

2002-2003
Co-Principal Investigator. The effects of patient education and patient decision-making for the medically underserved. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation.

2001-2002
Principal Investigator. Patient education and patient literacy among urban elderly populations. Wayne State University, Research Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR), Network Grant.
Co-Principal Investigator. Focus groups: Exercise and weight-management among underserved and underrepresented urban groups. Center for Health Research. College of Nursing, Wayne State University.
Principal Investigator. Literacy: A factor to consider in patient education and patient compliance. John Dingell Veterans Administration Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan. (pending).

1999 - 2002
Principal Investigator. Access to health with readable immunization information. National Center for Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health.

2000
Principal Investigator. Health literacy communication: A different focus for patient education and research. Sigma Theta Tau, Lambda Chapter.

1999
Principal Investigator. Patient education: Anticoagulation therapy for elderly African Americans. College of Nursing, Center Health Research, Wayne State University. Summer support.

Courses Taught

  •     NUR 7510 - Advanced Community and Home-Health Nursing
  •     NUR 7540 - Advanced Community Health Nursing
  •     NUR 7560 - Planned Change in the Community
  •     NUR 8100 - Ethics in Nursing
  •     NUR 7510 -Advanced Community Health Nursing I - Urban Health Assessment
  •     NUR 7540 - Advanced Community Health Nursing II - Urban Health Planning and Intervention
  •     NUR 7560 - Advanced Community Health Nursing III - Urban Health Evaluation
  •     NUR 8090 - Professional Seminar: On Becoming a PhD - Urban Health Program
  •     NUR 8030 - Urban Health Theories and Research
  •     NUR 8990 - Directed Study (Doctoral Students) Concepts of Urban Health
  •     NUR 4120 - Community Health Nursing - Basic Nursing Program and RN Outreach
  •     NUR 2110 - Nursing Care of the Well Client
  •     NUR 4220 - Leadership and Management in Nursing
  •     NUR 4500 - Perspectives in Nursing
  •     NUR 2040 - Environments of Care
  •     NUR 4060 - Ethical, Legal, and Health Policy Issues in Nursing
  •     NUR 4000 - Research-based Interventions for Health