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Rachel DiFazio, PhD, RN, CPNP

Rachel DiFazio PhD, RN, PPCNP-BC, FAAN
Nursing Research
Hospital Title:
Nurse Practitioner
Academic Title:
Harvard Medical School
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  1. Vessey JA, DiFazio RL, Strout TD. "I Didn't Even Know You Cared About That Stuff": Youths' Perceptions of Health Care Provider Roles in Addressing Bullying. J Pediatr Health Care. 2017 Mar 03.
  2. DiFazio R, Miller P, Vessey JA, Snyder B. Health Related Quality of Life and Care Giver Burden Following Spinal Fusion in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Oct 25.
  3. Fishman LN, DiFazio R, Miller P, Shanske S, Waters PM. Pediatric Orthopaedic Providers' Views on Transition From Pediatric to Adult Care. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Sep; 36(6):e75-80.
  4. DiFazio R, Shore B, Vessey JA, Miller PE, Snyder BD. Effect of Hip Reconstructive Surgery on Health-Related Quality of Life of Non-Ambulatory Children with Cerebral Palsy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Jul 20; 98(14):1190-8.
  5. DiFazio R, Vessey JA, Miller P, Van Nostrand K, Snyder B. Postoperative Complications After Hip Surgery in Patients With Cerebral Palsy: A Retrospective Matched Cohort Study. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jan; 36(1):56-62.
  6. Difazio RL, Harris M, Feldman L, Mahan ST. Reducing the Incidence of Cast-related Skin Complications in Children Treated With Cast Immobilization. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Dec 17.
  7. Difazio RL, Vessey JA, Zurakowski D, Snyder BD. Differences in health-related quality of life and caregiver burden after hip and spine surgery in non-ambulatory children with severe cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2016 Mar; 58(3):298-305.
  8. Vessey JA, McCrave J, Curro-Harrington C, DiFazio RL. Enhancing Care Coordination Through Patient- and Family-Initiated Telephone Encounters: A Quality Improvement Project. J Pediatr Nurs. 2015 Nov-Dec; 30(6):915-23.
  9. Vessey J, Strout TD, DiFazio RL, Walker A. Measuring the youth bullying experience: a systematic review of the psychometric properties of available instruments. J Sch Health. 2014 Dec; 84(12):819-43.
  10. DiFazio RL, Harris M, Vessey JA, Glader L, Shanske S. Opportunities lost and found: experiences of patients with cerebral palsy and their parents transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2014; 7(1):17-31.
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  12. Vessey JA, DiFazio RL, Strout TD. Youth bullying: a review of the science and call to action. Nurs Outlook. 2013 Sep-Oct; 61(5):337-45.
  13. DiFazio RL, Vessey JA. Non-medical out-of-pocket expenses incurred by families during their child's hospitalization. J Child Health Care. 2013 Sep; 17(3):230-41.
  14. Vessey JA, DiFazio RL, Strout TD. Increasing meaning in measurement: a Rasch analysis of the Child-Adolescent Teasing Scale. Nurs Res. 2012 May-Jun; 61(3):159-70.
  15. DiFazio R, Vessey J, Zurakowski D, Hresko MT, Matheney T. Incidence of skin complications and associated charges in children treated with hip spica casts for femur fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Jan-Feb; 31(1):17-22.
  16. DiFazio R, Vessey J. Nonmedical out-of-pocket expenses: a hidden cost of hospitalization. J Pediatr Nurs. 2011 Feb; 26(1):78-84.
  17. Vessey JA, Demarco R, DiFazio R. Bullying, harassment, and horizontal violence in the nursing workforce: the state of the science. Annu Rev Nurs Res. 2010; 28:133-57.
  18. DiFazio R, Tubman D. Congenital scoliosis with associated rib fusions: nursing care of patients following VEPTR insertion. Orthop Nurs. 2010 Jan-Feb; 29(1):4-8; quiz 9-10.
  19. DiFazio R, Boykova M, Driever MJ. International education: developing site visit guidelines to enhance understanding. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2009 Feb; 40(2):91-6.
  20. DiFazio R, Atkinson CC. Extremity fractures in children: when is it an emergency? J Pediatr Nurs. 2005 Aug; 20(4):298-304.
  21. Shannon EG, DiFazio R, Kasser J, Karlin L, Gerbino P. Waterproof casts for immobilization of children's fractures and sprains. J Pediatr Orthop. 2005 Jan-Feb; 25(1):56-9.
  22. Difazio R, Lang D, Boykova M. Nursing in Russia: A "travelogue". J Pediatr Nurs. 2004 Apr; 19(2):150-6.
  23. Difazio R. Creating a halo traction wheelchair resource manual: using the EBP approach. J Pediatr Nurs. 2003 Apr; 18(2):148-52.
  24. DiFazio RL, Kocher MS, Berven S, Kasser J. Coxa vara with proximal femoral growth arrest in patients who had neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J Pediatr Orthop. 2003 Jan-Feb; 23(1):20-6.
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