Around the world, home health nurses provide care for individuals, support families and interact with communities. Research and evidence-based practice are important components of home health nursing and bring value to our profession and specialty. The IHCNO is interested in fostering relationships with and between researchers or clinicians that investigate the quality of home health care and home health nursing within the international community. We are especially interested in research related to the International Guidelines for Home Health Nursing. For more information about the Research Committee and its work, email

Our Goals

  1. Create a network of home health nurse researchers dedicated to research and scholarship within home health setting and academia.

  2. Foster the collaboration among researchers within or across countries to conduct research related to the Guidelines and other areas of interest to home health nurses.

  3. Showcase current projects or research that feature one or more topics that promote the science of home health nursing and augment knowledge development and dissemination of the Guidelines (See Guideline #9, Evidence Based Practice/Research).

  4. Advise home health nursing researchers on available grant funding and research conferences.

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Announcement from the Research Committee


Board of Directors

Recipients of the

2020 Home Care Nursing Research Award

A Study of Home Health Care Nursing Outcomes Quality Indicators in Thailand using Delphi Technique

Werayuth Srithumsuk, RN, PhD (candidate)
Principal Investigator
Faculty of Nursing Science, Phetchaburi Rajabhat University
Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University


Onouma Thummapol, RN, PhD
Faculty of Nursing Science
Assumption University

Gunyadar Prachusilpa, RN, PhD
Faculty of Nursing
St. Louis College

Weha Kasemsuk, RN, APN, EdD
Faculty of Nursing
Mahidol University


Principal Investigator and Co-investigators

(Left to Right)

– Werayuth Srithumsuk (PI) is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Nursing Science, Phetchaburi Rajabhat University, Thailand. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Nursing at Health Promotion System Sciences Laboratory, Division of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University. His research interests include home health care, psychosocial gerontology, and stroke in the older adults.

– Onouma Thammapol (Co-PI) is a New Investigator and Lecturer in the Faculty of Nursing Science, Assumption University, Thailand. Her research interests are in the areas of aging, healthcare access and health inequities among vulnerable populations, including minority older adults.

– Gunyadar Prachusilpa (Co-PI) is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing, Saint Louis College, Thailand. Her research interests are nursing administration, nursing ethical issues, nursing outcomes quality indicators, and nursing competencies.

– Weha Kasemsuk (Co-PI) is an Assistant Professor and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University. His research interests are chronic care, primary/first aid care, older adult and lifelong learning, and occupational health.


Susan Hinck PhD APRN GCNS-BC (Chair)
Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist
Compliance Director
Haven Home Health and Therapy
Ozark, Missouri, USA

Christiana Kouta, PhD, Msc, Bsc, DipN, RN
Associate Professor in Community and Transcultural Health and Nursing
Department of Nursing
School of Health Sciences
Cyprus University of Technology

Denise M. McEnroe-Petitte, PhD, MSN, BSN, AS, RN
Kent State University Tuscarawas
New Philadelphia, Ohio USA

Barbara Piskor, MPH, RN, NEA-BC
BKP HealthCare Resources, LLC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Barbara Polivka, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean, Research
University of Kansas Medical Center
School of Nursing