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Janet Prvu Bettger

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Director of Health Policy and Implementation Science Research

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Janet Prvu Bettger


Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA is an associate professor and health services researcher at the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), and a Senior Fellow of the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. She serves as a Senior Scientist for the Duke Translational Nursing Institute (DTNI) and is a Fellow of the American Heart Association.

Dr. Bettger's research is dedicated to improving health care quality and care coordination for older adults with chronic conditions, particularly stroke and those at risk for functional decline or rehospitalization. She is the principal investigator (PI) on a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) grant to study the comparative effectiveness of rehabilitation and post-acute care services for survivors of an acute ischemic stroke and is the project PI on two NIH funded studies to examine outcomes after inpatient rehabilitation.



Recent Publications

Harris, GM, Collins-McNeil, J, Yang, Q, Nguyen, VQ, Hirsch, MA, Rhoads, CF, Guerrier, T, Thomas, JG, Pugh, TM, Hamm, D, Pereira, C, and Prvu Bettger, J. "Depression and Functional Status Among African American Stroke Survivors in Inpatient Rehabilitation." Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association 26, no. 1 (January 2017): 116-124.

Bettger, JP, Thomas, L, Liang, L, Xian, Y, Bushnell, CD, Saver, JL, Fonarow, GC, and Peterson, ED. "Hospital Variation in Functional Recovery After Stroke." Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes 10, no. 1 (January 2017).

Middleton, A, Graham, JE, Lin, YL, Goodwin, JS, Bettger, JP, Deutsch, A, and Ottenbacher, KJ. "Motor and Cognitive Functional Status Are Associated with 30-day Unplanned Rehospitalization Following Post-Acute Care in Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries." Journal of general internal medicine 31, no. 12 (December 2016): 1427-1434.

Pandian, JD, Gandhi, DB, Lindley, RI, and Bettger, JP. "Informal Caregiving: A Growing Need for Inclusion in Stroke Rehabilitation." Stroke 47, no. 12 (December 2016): 3057-3062.

Roth, DL, Sheehan, OC, Huang, J, Rhodes, JD, Judd, SE, Kilgore, M, Kissela, B, Bettger, JP, and Haley, WE. "Medicare claims indicators of healthcare utilization differences after hospitalization for ischemic stroke: Race, gender, and caregiving effects." International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society 11, no. 8 (October 2016): 928-934.

Yan, LL, Chen, S, Zhou, B, Zhang, J, Xie, B, Luo, R, Wang, N, Lindley, R, Zhang, Y, Zhao, Y, Li, X, Liu, X, Peoples, N, Bettger, JP, Anderson, C, Lamb, SE, Wu, Y, and Shi, J. "A randomized controlled trial on rehabilitation through caregiver-delivered nurse-organized service programs for disabled stroke patients in rural china (the RECOVER trial): design and rationale." International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society 11, no. 7 (October 2016): 823-830.

Zhou, B, Zhang, J, Zhao, Y, Li, X, Chen, S, Wang, N, Xie, B, Zhang, Y, Bettger, JP, Luo, R, Lindley, R, Anderson, C, Lamb, S, Wu, Y, Shi, J, and Yan, LL. "A Randomized Controlled Trial on Rehabilitation through Caregiver-delivered Nurse-Organized Service Programs for Disabled Stroke Patients in Rural China (The Recover Trial)." International Journal of Stroke 11, no. SUPP 3 (October 2016): 233-233.

Sullivan, BJ, and Bettger, JP. "Community-Informed Health Promotion to Improve Health Behaviors in Honduras." Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society (September 26, 2016).

Cary, MP, Pan, W, Sloane, R, Bettger, JP, Hoenig, H, Merwin, EI, and Anderson, RA. "Self-Care and Mobility Following Postacute Rehabilitation for Older Adults With Hip Fracture: A Multilevel Analysis." Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation 97, no. 5 (May 2016): 760-771.

Magdon-Ismail, Z, Sicklick, A, Hedeman, R, Bettger, JP, and Stein, J. "Selection of Postacute Stroke Rehabilitation Facilities: A Survey of Discharge Planners From the Northeast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC) Region." Medicine 95, no. 16 (April 2016): e3206

Fonarow, GC, Liang, L, Thomas, L, Xian, Y, Saver, JL, Smith, EE, Schwamm, LH, Peterson, ED, Hernandez, AF, Duncan, PW, O'Brien, EC, Bushnell, C, and Prvu Bettger, J. "Assessment of Home-Time After Acute Ischemic Stroke in Medicare Beneficiaries." Stroke 47, no. 3 (March 2016): 836-842.

Xian, Y, Federspiel, JJ, Grau-Sepulveda, M, Hernandez, AF, Schwamm, LH, Bhatt, DL, Smith, EE, Reeves, MJ, Thomas, L, Webb, L, Bettger, JP, Laskowitz, DT, Fonarow, GC, and Peterson, ED. "Risks and Benefits Associated With Prestroke Antiplatelet Therapy Among Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke Treated With Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator." JAMA neurology 73, no. 1 (January 2016): 50-59.

Ciarrocchi, N, Perez Acosta, C, Baez, R, Rosciani, F, Tessore, N, Marquevich, V, Kaspar, AC, Diaz, A, Midley, A, Patino, O, San Roman, E, Teran, M, Bettger, JP, and Goldenberg, F. "Early mobilization in the neuro ICU: perception and current practices in 2 Argentina academic medical centers." CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES 41 (2016): 162-162.