Cindy-Lee Dennis, PhD

 

Specific Publications

  1. Wutke, K, & Dennis, C-L. (2007). The reliability and validity of the Polish version of the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale: Translation and psychometric assessment. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 44, 1439-46. [SA; contribution: conceptualization, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 0.84]
  2. Kingston, D., Dennis, C-L., & Sword, W. (2007). Exploring breastfeeding self-efficacy. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 21, 207-15. [student author; CA; contribution: design, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor =1.15]
  3. Dennis, C-L. (2006). Identifying predictors of breastfeeding self-efficacy in the immediate postpartum period. Research in Nursing & Health, 29, 256-68. [impact factor = 1.08]
  4. Dai, X., & Dennis, C-L. (2004). Application of the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale into nursing practice. Journal of Chinese Nursing, 39, 407-9. (Number 1 ranked Chinese nursing journal –published in Chinese) [CA; contribution: data interpretation; impact factor = N/A]
  5. Blyth, R., Creedy, D., Dennis, C-L., Moyle, W., Pratt, J., De Vries, S., & Healy, G. (2004). Breastfeeding duration in an Australian population: The influence of modifiable antenatal factors. Journal of Human Lactation, 20, 30-8. [CA; contribution: data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = N/A]
  6. Dennis, C-L. (2003). The Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale: Psychometric assessment of the short form. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 32, 734-44. [impact factor = 0.63]
  7. Dai, X., & Dennis, C-L. (2003). Translation and validation of the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale into Chinese. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 48, 350-6. [SA; contribution: design, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 0.89]
  8. Molina Torres, M., Dávila Torres, R., Parrilla Rodríguez, A., & Dennis, C-L. (2003). Translation and validation of the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale into Spanish: Data from a Puerto Rican population. Journal of Human Lactation, 19, 35-42. [CA; contribution: data interpretation and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = N/A]
  9. Creedy, D., Dennis, C-L., Blyth, R., Moyle, W., Pratt, J., & De Vries, S. (2003). Psychometric characteristics of the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale: Data from an Australian sample. Research in Nursing & Health, 26, 143-52. [SA; contribution: design, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 1.07]
  10. Dennis, C-L, Hodnett, E., Gallop, R., & Chalmers, B. (2002). The effect of peer support on breastfeeding duration among primiparous women: A randomized controlled trial. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 166, 21-8. [PA; contribution: conceptualization, design, acquisition of data, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 3.22]
  11. Dennis, C-L. (2002). Breastfeeding peer support: Maternal and peer volunteer perceptions from a randomized controlled trial. Birth, 29, 169-76. [impact factor = 1.42]
  12. Dennis, C-L. (2002). Breastfeeding initiation and duration: 1990-2000 literature review. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 31, 12-32. [impact factor = 0.63]
  13. Blyth, R., Creedy, D., Dennis, C-L., Moyle, W., Pratt, J., & De Vries, S. (2002). The effect of maternal confidence on breastfeeding duration: An application of breastfeeding self-efficacy theory. Birth, 29, 278-84. [SA; contribution: design, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 1.42]
  14. Dennis, C-L., & Faux, S. (1999). Development and psychometric testing of the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale. Research in Nursing & Health, 22, 399-409. [PA; contribution: conceptualization, design, acquisition of data, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 0.94]
  15. Dennis, C-L. (1999). Theoretical underpinnings of breastfeeding confidence: A self-efficacy framework. Journal of Human Lactation, 15, 195-201. [impact factor = N/A].
  16. Dennis, C-L., Jackson, K., & Watson, J. (2015). Interventions for treating painful nipples among breastfeeding women. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, December 15, 12, CD007366 [PA; contribution: conceptualization, design, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 6.2]
  17. McQueen, K., Sieswerda, L., Montelpare, W., & Dennis, C-L. (2015). Prevalence and factors affecting breastfeeding among Aboriginal women in Northwestern Ontario. Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN), 44, 51-68. [CA; contribution: conceptualization, design, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 1.2]
  18. Abbass-Dick, J., Stern, S., Nelson, L., Watson, W., & Dennis, C-L. (2015). Coparenting breastfeeding support and exclusive breastfeeding: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics, 135, 102-10. [SA; contribution: conceptualization, design, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 5.5]
  19. Dennis, C-L. (2014). Health professionals need to target exclusive breastfeeding. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG), 121, 1684.
  20. Jackson, K., McGillion, M., & Dennis, C-L. (in press).A randomized controlled trial evaluating Lanolin for the treatment of nipple pain among breastfeeding women. Maternal & Child Nutrition. [SA; contribution: conceptualization, design, data analysis, data interpretation and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 3.5]
  21. McQueen, K., Montelpare, W., & Dennis, C-L. (2013). Breastfeeding and Aboriginal women: Validation of the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale – Short Form. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 45, 58-75. [MA; contribution: conceptualization and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = N/A]
  22. Dennis, C-L., & Vigod, S. (2013). The relationship between postpartum depression, domestic violence, childhood violence, and substance use: Epidemiologic study of a large community sample. Violence Against Women, 19, 503-17. [SA; contribution: conceptualization, design, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 1.33]
  23. Otsuka, K., Taguri, M., Dennis, C-L., Wakutani, K., Awano, M., Yamaguchi, T., & Jimba, M. (2014). Effectiveness of a breastfeeding self-efficacy intervention: Do hospital practices make a difference? Maternal and Child Health Journal, 18, 296- [Epub ahead of print 2013 April 18] [CA; contribution: conceptualization, design and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 2.24]
  24. Wheeler, B., & Dennis, C-L. (2013). Psychometric testing of the modified Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale (Short Form) among mothers of ill or preterm infants. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN), 42, 70-80. [SA; contribution: conceptualization, design, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 1.04]
  25. Abbass-Dick, J., & Dennis, C-L. (in press). Breastfeeding co-parenting: A new framework to improve breastfeeding duration and exclusivity. Family & Community Health. [SA; contribution: conceptualization and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 1.0]
  26. Dennis, C-L., Gagnon, A., Van Hulst, A., Dougherty, G., & Wahoush, O. (2013). Prediction of duration of breastfeeding among Migrant and Canadian-Born Women: Results from a Multi-Center Study. Journal of Pediatrics, 162, 72-9. [SA; contribution: conceptualization, design, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor =4.04]
  27. Schmied, V., Olley, H., Burns, E., Duff, M., Dennis, C-L., & Dahlen, H.G. (2012). Contradictions and conflict: A meta-ethnographic study of migrant women’s experiences of breastfeeding in a new country. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 12, 163. [MA; contribution: data interpretation and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 2.83]
  28. Dennis, C-L., Gagnon, A., Van Hulst, A., & Dougherty, G. (2014). Predictors of breastfeeding exclusivity among migrant and Canadian-born women: Results from a multi-centre study. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 10, 527-44. [Epub ahead of print 2012 Sep 13] [SA; contribution: conceptualization, design, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 2.31]
  29. Pavicic Bosnjak, A., Rumboldt, M., Stanojevic, M., & Dennis, C-L. (2012). Psychometric assessment of the Croatian version of the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form. Journal of Human Lactation, 28, 565-69. [MA; contribution: conceptualization, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 1.15]
  30. Ip, W.Y,, Yeung, L.S., Chow, K.C., Chair, S.Y., & Dennis, C-L. (2012). Translation and validation of the Hong Kong Chinese version of the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale – Short Form. Research in Nursing & Health, 35, 450-9. [CA; contribution: conceptualization, design, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 1.51]
  31. Dennis, C-L., Schottle, N., Hodnett, E. & McQueen, K. (2012). An all-purpose nipple ointment versus lanolin in treating painful damaged nipples in breastfeeding women: A randomized controlled trial. Breastfeeding Medicine. 7, 473-79. [SA; contribution: conceptualization, design, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 1.93]
  32. Dodt, R.C.M., Ximenes, L.P., de Almeida, P.C., Oriá, M.O.B., & Dennis, C-L. (2012). Psychometric and maternal sociodemographic assessment of the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale – short form in a Brazilian sample. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 2, 66-73. [MA; contribution: conceptualization and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = N/A]
  33. Oliver-Roig, A., d’Anglade-González, M.L., García-García, B., Silva-Tubio, J.R., Richart-Martínez, M., & Dennis, C-L. (2012). The Spanish version of the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form: Reliability and validity assessment. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49, 169-73.
  34. Jolly, K., Ingram, L., Freemantle, N., Khan, K., Chambers, J., Hamburger, R., Brown, J., Dennis, C-L., & MacArthur, C. (2012). Effect of a peer support service on breastfeeding continuation in the UK: A randomized controlled trial. Midwifery, 28, 740-5. [Epub ahead of print 2011 Sep 22] [MA; contribution: conceptualization, design, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 1.29]
  35. Dennis, C-L., Heaman, M., & Mossman, M. (2011). Psychometric testing of the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form among adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 49, 265-71. [PA; contribution: conceptualization, design, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 3.33]
  36. McQueen, K., Dennis, C-L., Stremler, R., & Norman, C. (2011). A pilot randomized controlled trial of a breastfeeding self-efficacy intervention with primiparous mothers. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 40, 35-46. [CA; contribution: conceptualization, design, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 1.33]
  37. Zubaran, C. Foresti, K., Schumacher, M., Rossi Thorell, M., Amoretti, A., Müller, L., & .Dennis, C-L. (2010). The Portuguese version of the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale-short form. Journal of Human Lactation, 26, 297-303. [CA; contribution: data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 0.82]
  38. McCarter-Spaulding, D., & Dennis, C-L. (2010). Psychometric testing of the Breastfeeding Self-efficacy Scale-Short Form in a sample of Black women in the United States. Research in Nursing & Health, 33, 111-9. [MA; contribution: data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 1.46]
  39. Alus Tokat, M., Okumuş, H., & Dennis, C-L. (2010). Translation and psychometric assessment of the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale – Short Form among pregnant and postpartum women in Turkey. Midwifery, 26, 101-8. [CA; contribution: design, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor =1.20]
  40. Oria, M., Ximenes, L., Cesar de Almeida, P., Glick, D., & Dennis, C-L. (2009). Psychometric assessment of the Brazilian version of the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale. Public Health Nursing, 26, 574-83. [CA; contribution: data interpretation and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 0.60]
  41. Nichols, J., Schutte, N., Brown, R., Dennis, C-L., & Price, I. (2009). The impact of a self-efficacy intervention on short-term breastfeeding outcomes. Health Education & Behavior, 36, 250-8. [CA; contribution: design, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 1.62]
  42. MacArthur, C., Jolly, K., Ingram, L., Freemantle, N., Dennis, C-L., Hamburger, R., Brown, J., Chambers, J., & Khan, K. (2009). Antenatal peer support workers and initiation of breastfeeding: A cluster randomized controlled trial. British Medical Journal, 338, b131. [CA; contribution: conceptualization, design, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 9.72]
  43. Otsuka, K., Dennis, C-L., Tatsuoka, H., & Jimba, M. (2008). The relationship between breastfeeding self-efficacy and perceived insufficient milk among Japanese mothers. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 37, 546-55. [CA; contribution: design, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 1.0]
  44. Dennis. C-L., Allen, K., McCormick, FM., & Renfrew, MJ. (2008) Interventions for treating painful nipples among breastfeeding women. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Oct 8, 4, CD007366. [SA; protocol published; contribution: conceptualization, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of review; impact factor = 4.65]
  45. Gregory, A., Morrison, C., Penrose, K., Dennis, C-L., & MacArthur, C. (2008). Psychometric properties of the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale among an ethnically diverse UK sample. Public Health Nursing, 25, 278-84. [student authors; CA; contribution: conceptualization, design, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 0.88]
  46. Mossman, M., Heaman, M., & Dennis, C-L. (2008). The influence of adolescent mothers; breastfeeding confidence and attitudes on breastfeeding initiation and duration. Journal of Human Lactation, 24, 268-77. [student author, CA; contribution: design, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 1.13]
  47. Dennis, C-L., & McQueen, K. (2007). Does maternal postpartum depressive symptomatology influence infant feeding outcomes? Acta Pediatrica, 96, 590-4. [PA; contribution: conceptualization, design, acquisition of data, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 1.28]
  48. Dennis, C-L., & McQueen, K. (2009). The relationship between infant feeding outcomes and postpartum depression: A qualitative systematic review. Pediatrics, 123, e736-51. [PA; contribution: conceptualization, design, acquisition of data, data analysis, data interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; impact factor = 4.47]

Manuscripts Submitted

  1. McQueen, K., Dennis, C-L., Stremler, R., & Norman, C. (under review). Improving breastfeeding outcomes: A pilot randomized controlled trial of a self-efficacy intervention with primiparous mothers.
  2. Dennis, C-L., Schottle, N., & Hodnett, E., (under review). A pilot randomized controlled trial to evaluate he effectiveness of an all-purpose nipple cream on nipple infection and pain.

Webinars

  1. Medela. August 26, 2015. Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy to Improve Breastfeeding Initiation, Duration, and Exclusivity – 880 USA attendees