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Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

College of Nursing
Dean & Professor
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My research focus surrounds issues of urinary incontinence in men, women and children and the use of biofeedback as an intervention. Continued psychometric evaluation of the Broome Pelvic Muscle Self-efficacy Scale is an area of continuous research.


  • Hebeshy, M., Hansen, D., Broome, B., Abdou Abou,S., Murrock, C., & Bernert, D. (in press). The Egyptian Nurses’ Intention to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis Among Critically Ill Patients: Psychometric Evaluation of a New Instrument Based Theory of Planned Behavior. Journal of Nursing Measurement
  • Broome, B & Harbert, H. (In press). Major causes of mortality in the United States. In T. Barkley and C. Myers (Eds.), Practice considerations for adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners (4rd ed.). West Hollywood, CA: Barkley & Associates, Inc.
  • Damghanian, M., Pakgohar, M., Tacousi, M. Nayeri, N. Najafi, M, Kharaghani, R., Broome, B. Ghanbari, Z. (2018). Psychometric analysis of the pelvic floor muscle self-efficacy scale in women with urinary incontinence (Persian language). Hayat. 23 (4): 307-317.
  • Bagnola, E., Pearce, E., & Broome, B. (2017). A review and case study of urinary incontinence.  Madridge Journal of Nursing, 2 (1), 27-31.
  • Broome, B. (2016, September). 10 Expert Tips on Getting Into Nursing School. Mometrix Blog Article. Retrieved from
  • Broome, B. (2015). Ladies and gentlemen, this is what you do, every day and we thank you: An interview with Dean Barbara Broome, PhD. In K. Vaidya (Ed.), Nursing for the curious. Cranberra, Australia: Curious Academic Publishing.
  • Alexaitis, I., & Broome, B. (2014, July/September). Implementation of a nurse-driven protocol to prevent catheter associated urinary tract infections. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 29(3), 245-151. doi:10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000041


Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, MSN, Kent State University, BSN, Kent State University


Incontinence, Psychometrics and scale development, Mentoring, Cultural Diversity, Nursing


American Academy of Nursing, American Nurses Association, Association of Black Nursing Faculty, National Black Nurses Association, Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates, Sigma Theta Tau International


  • University of South Alabama Faculty Senate 50 Outstanding Faculty Member (May, 2013)
  • University of South Alabama 50 Outstanding Research, Scholarly and Creative Accomplishments (May, 2013)
  • Labrae High School Alumni Hall of Fame (January 2013).
  • World Wide Who’s Who (2013).
  • Hannah Mullins School of Practical Nursing (August 2012). Commencement Speaker for 100th Graduating Class.
  • Sigma Theta Tau-Zeta Gamma Chapter (May, 2012). Excellence in Nursing Leadership.
  • Kent State University-Trumbull Campus. Invited Commencement Speaker (2011, May 7).
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (2008).
  • Leadership for Academic Nursing Program. American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2006)
  • Young Publisher Award. Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Inc. (2006).
  • Leadership Baldwin County. University of South Alabama and Baldwin County United. Baldwin County, AL. (2005 - 2006).
  • Manchester Honor’s Edition. Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women in Nursing. (2005).
  • Fellow, National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH Summer Training Institute on the Design and Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions. (2001).
  • President’s Award. Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Inc. (2001).
  • Distinguished Alumni Award. Kent State University - College of Nursing. (2000).

Research Institutes and Initiatives

Healthy Communities Research Initiative