Jean Reading, M.A.

Jean’s primary research interests concern the psychosocial factors that contribute to weight gain or hinder weight loss.  By identifying these factors, she hopes to design and implement an intervention that can promote weight loss and prevent obesity.  She also has an interest in interventions that promote overall well-being and increase the quality of life for individuals with Type II Diabetes. 

Selected Publications

Stuckey, H. L., Mullan-Jensen, C., Kalra, S., & Reading, J. M., Wens, J., . . . Peyrot, M.  (2016).  Living with an adult who has diabetes:  Qualitative insights from the second Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes, and Needs (DAWN2) Study.  Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

Van Scoy, L. J., Reading, J. M., Scott, A. M., Chuang, C. Levi, B. H., & Green, M. J.  (2016).  Exploring the topics discussed during a conversation card game about death and dying:  A content analysis. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

Van Scoy, L. J., Reading, J. M., Scott, A. M., Green, M. J., & Levi, B. H.  (2016).  Conversation game effectively engages groups of individuals in discussion about death and dying.  Journal of Palliative Medicine, 19(6).  doi: 10.1089/jpm.2015.0390

Stuckey, H. L., Kovacs-Burns, K., Vallis, M., Mullan-Jensen, C., Kalra, S., Reading, J. M., . . . Peyrot, M.  (2015).  “I do my best to listen to patients”:  Qualitative insights into diabetes psychosocial care from the perspective of healthcare professionals in the second Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs (DAWN2) Study.  Clinical Therapeutics, 37(9).  1986-1998.  doi:  10.1016/j.clinthera.2015.06.010