Intervention Studies Supporting Positive Effects of the Program


Melnyk, B.M., Jacobson, D., Kelly, S.A., Belyea, M.J., Shaibi, G.Q., Small, L., O’Haver, J.A., & Marsiglia, F.F.  (Just Published). Twelve-Month Effects of the COPE Healthy Lifestyles TEEN Program on Overweight and Depression in High School Adolescents. Journal of School Health.

Kozlowski, J., Lusk, P, & Melnyk, B.M. (2015). Pediatric nurse practitioner management of child anxiety in the rural primary care clinic with the evidence-based COPE. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 29(3), 274-282.

Hickman, C., Jacobson, D., & Melnyk, B.M.  (2014). Randomized controlled trial of the acceptability, feasibility, and preliminary effects of a cognitive behavioral skills building intervention in adolescents with chronic daily headaches: A pilot study. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 29(1), 5-16. July 10, 2014 [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2014.05.001

Melnyk, B.M., Kelly, S., & Lusk, P.  (2014). Outcomes and feasibility of a manualized cognitive-behavioral skills building intervention: Group COPE for depressed and anxious adolescents in school settings. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, January 29, 2014. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1111/jcap.12058

Melnyk, B.M., Kelly, S., Jacobson, D., Arcoleo, K., & Shaibi, G. (2013). Improving physical activity, mental health outcomes and academic retention of college students with freshman 5 to thrive: COPE/healthy lifestyles. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner, 26(6), 314-322; June 18, 2013.  [Epub ahead of print]; 

Melnyk, B.M., Jacobson, D., Kelly, S., Belyea, M., Shaibi, G., Small, L., O’Haver, J., & Marsiglia, F.F. (2013). Promoting healthy lifestyles in high school adolescents: A randomized controlled trial.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 45(4), 407-415. September 10, 2013. [Epub ahead of print] dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2013.05.013

Lusk, P., & Melnyk, B.M. (2011). The brief cognitive-behavioral COPE intervention for depressed adolescents: Outcomes and feasibility of delivery in 30-minute outpatient visits. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 17(3), 226-236.

Ritchie, T.  (2011). Evaluation of the Impact of the Creating Opportunity for Personal Empowerment (COPE) Healthy Lifestyles Thinking, Emotions, Exercise, and Nutrition (TEEN) Program in a Rural High School Health Class. (DNP Capstone Project). West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.

Melnyk, B.M., Jacobson, D., Kelly, S., O’Haver, J., Small, L., & Mays, M.Z. (2009). Improving the mental health, healthy lifestyle choices and physical health of Hispanic adolescents: A randomized controlled pilot study. Journal of School Health, 79(12), 575-584.

Melnyk, B.M., Small, L., Morrison-Beedy, D., Strasser, A., Spath, L., Kreipe, R., Crean, H., Kelly, S., & Jacobson, D. (2007). The COPE healthy lifestyles TEEN program: Feasibility, preliminary efficacy and lessons learned from an after school group intervention with overweight adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 21(5), 315-322.