Current Research

Retrospective analysis of the health experience of first-time homeopathic patients [working title]. Completed.

Student perceptions of the role of the school health nurse [working title]. Co-authoring with Diane Long, RN, BSN.

Past Research

Doerfler RE, Brief exposure to cognitive-behavioral therapy reduces fatigue and nausea in HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy. At Canadian     Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, March 17-19 2011 in Montreal [podium presentation].

Doerfler RE, Antiretroviral therapy for HIV: Standardization of adherence education. At Eastern Nursing Research Society Meeting, March 28, 2008 in Philadelphia PA, Abstract [Poster].

Kouvatsos P, Doerfler RE, Woodward WC. ALT does not predict hepatic fibrosis in HIV/HCV co-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy. In Abstracts of the XIV International AIDS Conference, July 7-12, 2002, Barcelona.

Yozviak JL, Kouvatsos P, Doerfler RE, Woodward WC. Supervised Treatment Interruption (STI) in an urban HIV clinical practice: A prospective analysis. In Abstracts of the XIV International AIDS Conference, July 7-12, 2002, Barcelona.

Yozviak JL, Doerfler RE & Woodward WC. Structured Treatment Interruption (STI) with Nevirapine (NVP) and two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NsRTI): Is re-suppression achieved following treatment interruption? In Abstracts of the 40th Interscience Council on Antimicrobials and Chemotherapy, September 17 – 20, 2000, Toronto, ON. Abstract I1546.

Yozviak JL, Doerfler RE & Woodward WC. Antiretroviral therapy in clinical practice: Effectiveness and tolerability of Nevirapine (NVP), Stavudine (d4T) and Lamivudine (3TC). In Abstracts of the 40th ICAAC, September 17 – 20, 2000, Toronto, ON. Abstract I1519.

Yozviak JL, Moran BP, Doerfler RE & Woodward WC. Antiretroviral therapy in clinical practice: Ethnic variability in effectiveness and tolerability of Nelfinavir and two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. In Program and Abstracts, 13th World AIDS Conference, July 9 – 14, 2000, Durban, South Africa. Abstract 5171. [Poster]

Woodward WC, Lash J, Doerfler RE. Protease Inhibitor (PI) induction followed by a non-PI maintenance regimen in HIV-1 infected patients. In Abstracts and Program of the 38th Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Meeting. Nov 18 – 20, 1999. Philadelphia, PA. Abstract 372.

Yozviak JL, Doerfler RE & Woodward WC. Intermittent Antiretroviral Therapy Can Induce Reduction of Viral Rebound after ART-Interruption. In Program and Abstracts of the Seventh European Conference on Clinical Aspects and Treatment of HIV Infection. Lisbon, Portugal, October 23 – 27, 1999. Abstract 236.

Flores-Posadas M, Morrison CJ, Woodward WC, Doerfler RE. Is urine ligase chain testing a cost effective method of STD screening in an HIV population? In Abstracts of the 38th ICAAC, September 24 – 27, 1998, San Diego, CA. Abstract D32

Publications

Doerfler, R.E. & Goodfellow, L., 2016. Brief exposure to cognitive behavioral therapy reduces side-effect symptoms in patients on antiretroviral therapy. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care . Jul-Aug; 27(4):455-67 doi:10.1016/j.jana.2016.02.010.

Bechtel, T, Doerfler, RE, Long, D. Parent perceptions of the school nurse: A descriptive study. School Nurse News, 2015, September. 37-38 and links.

Doerfler RE, 2011. Clinical trial of cognitive behavioral therapy to reduce antiretroviral therapy side effects in HIV patients. ProQuest Dissertations AAI3428155.

Women’s immunological health. In Whole Woman Wellness: Body, Mind, Spirit. Prentice Hall. 2003.

A Guide to clinical privileges. Adv Nurse Pract. 2007 November; 15(11), 18.

Let NP=NP. Adv Nurse Pract. 2004 July;12(7), 18.

Embracing the E-revolution: How technology can maximize your practice. Adv Nurse Pract. 2004 June;12(6):35-42.

Sweetening the toxic cocktail. Managing the side effects of HIV medications. Adv Nurse Pract. 2002 May;10(5):52-4, 57-8, 103.

Yozviak JL, Doerfler RE & Woodward WC. Effectiveness and tolerability of Nevirapine, Stavudine, and Lamivudine at high and low viral loads in clinical practice. HIV Clin Trials. 2001 Nov-Dec;2(6):474-6.

Yozviak JL, Doerfler RE & Woodward WC. Resuppression of viral load following treatment interruption with nevirapine and 2 nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Feb 15;34(4):547-50.

Consider a cash-only practice. Advance for Nurse Practitioners; February 2001, (9)2:21.

Prescriptive authority for NPs in Pennsylvania: Implementation guide, with notes on special circumstances. Published by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, December 2000, rev. June 2002.

The clinical management of erectile dysfunction. J Amer Acad Nurs Prac, March 1999, (11)3: 117-123.