Katarina Friberg Felsted, MS portrait
  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing

Research Statement

As a researcher, I am currently interested in the potential impact of mindfulness based stress reduction for the management and treatment of urinary urge incontinence in older adults. My focus is on using complementary, integrative and alternative approaches to treat chronic conditions in older adults. 

In my administrative roles I am interested in the impact of gerontological education in the community and in the discipline itself.

As a healthy aging educator, I seek to promote optimal aging across the life course. Aging does not need to be a time of decline but is often seen as such. I am committed to improving ageist attitudes and enabling others to age integratively, seeing aging as a time of growth.

I am also interested in addressing the National Academy of Sciences (nee IOM) Future of Nursing recommendation 7: “Prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health”, by increasing the participation of nurses on boards statewide.  It is essential to increase nurses’ visibility. 

 

 boards statewide.  It is essential to increase nurses’ visibility. 

Research Keywords

  • Urge Urinary Incontinence
  • Undergraduate Education
  • Instrumental activities of daily living of older adults
  • Higher Education
  • Frailty interventions
  • Family Caregiving
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Aging
  • Adult and Continuing Education

Presentations

  • Urinary Incontinence: Myths, Facts, and Strategies. Eddie P. Mayne Kearns Senior Center. Kearns, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/16/2017.
  • Psychometric Properties of the Resilence Scale in Women with Urinary Incontinence, KF Felsted and SL Beck Gerontological Society of America's 69th annual scientific conference. Poster, Presented, 11/17/2016.
  • Has mindfulness been shown to reduce symptoms of urinary urge incontinence in adults? KF Felsted and KP Supiano 2016 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research: Determinants of Health. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/15/2016.
  • Yoga for Seniors: Understanding Older Adults' Beliefs and Barriers to Participation. R Perkins, L Edelman, K Dassel, G Towsley, KF Felsted. Western Institute of Nursing. Poster, Presented, 04/09/2016.
  • The Future of Gerontology: Input and Strategies from Student Perspectives, symposium lead presentation, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education 42nd Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/05/2016.
  • I Can’t Do as Much as I Used to: Older Adults’ Perspective on Frailty, Gerontological Society of America’s 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL. Poster, Presented, 11/2015.
  • The Creation of Utah Nurse Leadership Registries: Making Connections through the Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar Program, Jonas Leadership Conference, Washington, DC. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/27/2015.
  • I Can’t Do as Much as I Used to: Older Adults’ Perspective on Frailty, 10th Annual Nursing Research Conference, Murray, UT. Poster, Presented, 10/2015.
  • The Creation of Utah Nurse Leadership Registries, Utah Organization of Nurse Leaders Fall Conference, Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/25/2015.
  • Cultivating Leadership through Asset and Opportunity Mapping, UACH Poster Symposium, Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference, Albuquerque, NM. Poster, Presented, 04/2015.
  • These are Supposed to be the Golden Years: Older Adults’ Perspective on Frailty, 9th Annual Research Retreat, Center on Aging, University of Utah. Poster, Presented, 03/2015.
  • “The Importance of Physical Activity in Healthy Aging”, Dr. M. Caserta's Gerontology Course 5/6370 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/28/2014.
  • Creative Educational Interdisciplinary Partnerships: VA Salt Lake City Health System and the UU Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program and College of Social Work AGHE 40th Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference, Denver, CO . Poster, Presented, 02/28/2014.
  • "The Strengths and Opportunities of the Future Identified in the UU Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program through the Graduate Review Process", Gerontological Society of America's 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/22/2013.
  • "Facilitating Optimal Aging in Older Adult Veterans : Creative Educational Interdisciplinary Partnerships", Gerontological Society of America's 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/22/2013.
  • "Aging Diversity" Cultural Competency Seminar, Weber Human Services. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/17/2013.
  • Facilitating Older Adult Veterans in Aging Optimally: Revolutionary Solutions through Creative Educational Interdisciplinary Partnerships . Poster, Presented, 04/08/2013.
  • "Gerontology Certificate of Completion" VA SLC Health System. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/26/2013.
  • "Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence" Seminar Series on Aging, University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/25/2013.
  • "The Strengths and Opportunities of the Future - Identified in Interdisciplinary Gerontology Education through the Self-Study and Program Review Process" College of Nursing Seminar Series. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/22/2013.
  • Draft and submission of Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program Minor Proposal to the Undergraduate Council and subsequently Academic Senate. Vetted through Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program Committee. Presented prior at College of Nursing College Council and received unanimous approval. Approved through the Board of Trustees and the Board of Regents. Other, Accepted, 11/15/2012.
  • Physical Activity and Aging: An Essential Component of Wellness Utah Aging Alliance 21st Annual Meeting and Conference. Presentation, Presented, 09/26/2012.
  • University of Utah Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program 40th Anniversary Utah Aging Alliance 21st Annual Meeting and Conference Sandy Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/25/2012.
  • "When Aging Meets Technology: the Conceptual Heuristic of Post Aging" Center on Aging, 6th Annual Research Retreat. Poster, Presented, 03/20/2012.
  • "Aging Your Best: the Crucial Role of Physical Activity in the Life of an Older Adult", Health and Optimal Aging, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/28/2012.
  • "How the Roles of Technology Can Define and Enhance Living, Well-being, and Cognitive Memories", Aging in America, Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging, San Francisco CA. Poster, Presented, 04/2011.
  • "Philosophy and Aging: The Past, Present, and Future Considered," Gerontological Society of America's 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2010.
  • "Social Roles and Relationships in Aging" The HEALS Project, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2010.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Comparing MBSR with the HEP in the Treatment of UUI in Older Adult Women: A Pilot Feasibility and Randomized Controlled Trial . PI: Katarina Felsted. Gamma Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, 11/2016 - 11/2017. Total project budget to date: $500.00
  • The Creation of Utah Nurse Leadership Registries: Making Connections through the Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar Program. PI: Katarina Felsted. Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, 08/2014 - 08/2016. Total project budget to date: $20,000.00
  • Creating Intergenerational Ties: Addressing and Resolving Ageism through Education. PI: Katarina Felsted. Co-PI(s): Troy Andersen, Betsy Hunt, Robbie Jensen. College of Nursing, 02/01/2013 - 02/01/2014. Total project budget to date: $6,500.00

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • A Grounded Theory Exploration of the Concepts of Frailty and Ageism in a Sample of Older Adults. PI: Dr. Lauren Clark. Co-PI(s): Kate Doyon, Katarina Friberg Felsted,Linda Hofmann, Djin Lai, Meghan Routt, Tracy Ruegg, Rumei Yang. 08/24/2014 - present.
  • Creative Educational Interdisciplinary Partnerships: VA Salt Lake City Health System and The UU Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program. PI: Katarina F Felsted, MS. Co-PI(s): Joshua W. Brown, MPH, MPA, MSW. 05/2013 - present.

Languages

  • English, fluent.
  • Swedish, fluent.

Publications

  • Wischenka, D.M., Marquez, C., Felsted, K.F. (April, 2016). Benefits of physical activity on cognitive functioning in older adults. In B. Resnick (Ed.), Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 36: Optimizing Physical Activity and Function Across All Settings. New York: Springer. Accepted, 12/01/2015.
  • Felsted, K. F. (Fall 2015). Complementary and integrative medicine in older adults. Outlook, Newsletter of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Retrieved from http://www.sbm.org/outlook/1015/index.php. Published, 10/2015.