Towards Better Health and Health Care for All.
The Cheryl Spencer Institute for Nursing Research is the first nursing center in Israel devoted to research and located within an academic department. The Center's main goal is to identify, examine and analyze complex issues involving nurses and nursing science, their clinical practice, and their professional evolution, as well as to develop innovative practices and health care delivery systems that increase the quality of health care services provided to the community and to the individual. To accomplish these lofty goals, the Center is ready to lead broad-based, multidisciplinary, and multi-national studies that strengthen, inform and expand the field of nursing.
Michal Granot, RN, PhD
Academic Rank: Associate Professor
Granot, M., Perelman, R., Sprecher, E., Tenenbaum, G., Barzily, D., & Vardi, P. (1994). The role of beta cell maturity in the development of type I Diabetes Mellitus. Israeli Journal of Medical Science, 22-25.
Ravid. C., Spitzer, A., Tamir, B., Granot, M., & Noam, R. (1995). Internal body perceptions of Ethiopian Jews who immigrated to Israel. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 17, 630-646.
Spitzer, A., Kesselring, A., Ravid, C., Tamir, B., Granot, M., & Noam, R. (1996). Learning about another culture: Project and curricular reflections. Journal of Nursing Education, 35, 322-328.
Granot, M., Spitzer, A., Aroian, J.K., Ravid, C., Tamir, B., & Noam, R. (1996). Pregnancy and delivery practice and beliefs of Ethiopian Immigrant women in Israel. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 18, 299-312.
Eisenberg, E., & Granot, M. (1998). Education for care givers in pain: Do the right thing right. Pain Clinic, 10, 245-252.
Granot, M., Yarnitsky, D., Itszkovits-Eldor, J., Granovsky, Y., Peer, E., & Zimmer, E. Z. (2001). Pain perception in women with dysmenorrhea. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 98, 407-411.
Granot, M., Buskila, D., Granovsky, Y., Sprecher, E., Neumann ,L., & Yarintsky, D. (2001). Simultaneous recording of late and ultra-late pain evoked potentials in Fibromyalgia. Clinical Neurophysiology, 112, 1881-1887.
Granot, M., Yarintsky, D., Fridman, M., & Zimmer, E. Z. (2002). Enhancement of systemic pain perception in women with Vulvar Vestibulitis. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 109, 863-866.
Granot, M., Lowenstein, L., Yarnitsky, D., & Zimmer, E.Z. (2003). Postcesarean section pain prediction by preoperative experimental pain assessment. Anesthesiology, 98, 1422-1426.
Granot, M., Sprecher, E., & Yarnitsky, D. (2003). Psychophysics of phasic and tonic heat pain stimuli by quantitative sensory testing in healthy subjects. European Journal of Pain, 7, 139-143.
Bowie, J., Sydnor Dobson, K., & Granot, M. (2003). Spirituality and care of prostate cancer patients: A Pilot Study. Journal of the National Medical Association, 95, 951-954.
Drach-Zahavy, A., Somech, A., Granot, M., & Spitzer, A. (2004). Can we win them all? Benefits and costs of structured and flexible innovation-implementations. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 25, 217-234.
Granot, M., Goldstein-Ferber, S., & Azzam, Z. (2004). Gender differences in the perception of chest pain. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 27, 149-155.
Lowenstein, L., Vardi, Y., Deutsch, M., Fridman, M., Gruenwald, I., Granot, M., Sprecher, E., & Yarnitsky, D. (2004). Vulvar vestibulitis severity – assessment by sensory and pain testing modalities. Pain, 107, 47-53.
Granot, M., Friedman, M., Yarnitsky, D., Tamir, A., & Zimmer, E. Z. (2004). Primary and Secondary Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome: Systemic pain perception and psychophysical characteristics. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 191, 138-142.
Granot, M., Zimmer, E.Z., Friedman, M., Lowenstein, L., & Yarnitsky, D. (2004). Association between quantitative sensory testing, treatment choice and subsequent pain reduction in Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome. Journal of Pain, 5, 226-232.
Baron-Epel, O., Granot, M., Badarna, S., & Avrami, S. (2004). Perceptions of breast cancer among Arab Israeli women. Women and Health, 40, 101-116.
Bowie, J. V., Sydnor, K. D., Granot, M., & Pargament, K. L. (2004). Spirituality and coping among survivors of prostate cancer. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 22, 41-56.
Granot, M., & Lavee, Y. (2005). Psychological factors associated with perception of experimental pain in Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 31, 285-302.
Goldstein-Ferber, S., Granot, M., & Zimmer, E.Z. (2005). Catastrophizing labor pain compromises later maternity adjustments. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 192, 826-831.
Granot, M. (2005). Personality traits associated with perception of noxious stimuli in women with Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome. Journal of Pain, 6, 168-173.
Granot, M, & Nagler, R. (2005). Salivary analysis, pain assessment and personality evaluation in patients with oral sensorial complaints. Journal of Pain, 6, 581-587.
Granot, M., & Goldstein-Ferber, S. (2005). The roles of pain catastrophizing and anxiety in the prediction of post-operative pain intensity: A prospective study. Clinical Journal of Pain, 21, 439-445.
*Goldblatt, H., & Granot, M. (2005). Domestic violence among Druze women in Israel as reflected by health status and somatization level. Women & Health, 42(3), 19-36. [Impact factor 0.613, 12/28, Women Studies]
*Goldstein-Ferber, S., & Granot, M. (2006). The Association between Somatization and Perceived Ability: Roles in dysmenorrhea among Israeli Arab adolescents. Psychosomatic Medicine, 68, 136-142.
*Lowenstein, L., Granot, M., Tamir, A., Glik, A., Deutsch, M., Jakobi, P., & Zimmer, E.Z. (2006). Efficacy of suppository analgesia in postabortion pain reduction. Contraceptive, 74, 345-348.
*Granot, M., Granovsky, Y., Sprecher, E., Nir, R.R., & Yarnitsky, D. (2006). Contact heat-evoked temporal summation: Tonic versus repetitive-phasic stimulation. Pain, 122, 295-305.
*Strulov, L., Zimmer, E.Z., Granot, M., Tamir, A., Jakobi, P., & Lowenstein, L. (2007). Pain catastrophizing, response to experimental heat stimuli, and post–cesarean section pain. Journal of Pain, 8, 273-279.
*Granot, M., Khoury, R., Berger, G., Krivoy, N., Braun, E., Aronson, D., & Azzam, Z.S. (2007). Clinical and experimental pain perception is attenuated in patients with painless myocardial infarction. Pain, 15;133(1-3):120-7.
*Granovsky, Y., Granot, M., Nir, R.R., & Yarnitsky, D. (2008). Objective correlate of subjective pain perception by contact heat evoked potentials. Journal of Pain, 9(1), 53-63.
*Granot, M., Weissman-Fogel, I., Crispel, Y., Pud, D., Granovsky, Y., Sprecher, E., & Yarnitsky, D. (2008). Determinants of endogenous analgesia magnitude in a diffuse noxious inhibitory control (DNIC) paradigm: Do conditioning stimulus painfulness, gender and personality variables matter? Pain 136(1-2),142-149.
*Yarnitsky, D., Crispel, Y., Eisenberg, E., Granovsky, Y., Ben-Nun, A., Sprecher, E., Best, L.A., & Granot, M. (2008). Prediction of chronic post-operative pain: pre-operative DNIC testing identifies patients at risk. Pain 15, 138(1), 22-8.
*Goldblatt, H., Granot, M., Admi, H., & Drach-Zahavi, A. (2008). The experience of being a shift manager in a hospital ward. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 63, 45–53. [Impact factor 1.442, 4/42, Nursing]
* Weissman-Fogel, .I., Granovsky, Y., Crispel, Y., Ben-Nun A., Yarnitsky, D., & Granot, M. (2009). Enhanced pre-surgical pain temporal summation response predicts post-thoracotomy pain intensity during the acute postoperative phase. Journal of Pain
* Granot M. (2009). Can we predict persistent postoperative pain by testing preoperative experimental pain? Review article. Current Opinion in Anesthesiology 22:425-30.
* van Lankveld J.D.M, Granot M,. Weijmar Schultz WCM,. Binik YM, Wesselmann U, Pukall CF, Bohm-Starke N, Achtari C. (2010). Women’s sexual pain disorders. Journal of Sexual Medicine. ;7(1 Pt 2):615-31.
* Landau R, Kraft JC, Flint LY, Carvalho B, Richebé P, Cardoso M, Lavand'homme P, Granot M, Yarnitsky D, Cahana A. (2010). An experimental paradigm for the prediction of Post-Operative Pain (PPOP). J Vis Exp. 2010 27;(35). pii: 1671. doi: 10.3791/1671.PMID: 20107427
* Halpern, O., Raz, I., Ben-Gal, L., Weizman, Z., Or-Chen, K, Granot, M. (2010). Prediction of Perineal Trauma During Childbirth by Assessment of Striae Gravidarum Score. Journal of Obstetric and Gynecology Nursing; 39;292-297.
Yarnitsky, D., Arendt-Nielsen, L., Bouhassira, D. Edwards, RR., Fillingim, BR. Granot M., Hansson, P., Lautenbacher, S., Marchand, S., Wilder-Smith, O. (2010). Conditioned Pain Modulation (CPM): recommendations on terminology and practice of psychophysical DNIC testing. European J Pain. 14(4). 339.
Nisenblat, V., Engel– Eger, B., Ohel, G., & Granot, M. (2010). The association between supra-physiological levels of Estradiol and response pattern to experimental pain. European Journal of Pain. 14(8):840-6.
Granot M, Zisman Y, Ram E, Goldstick O, Yovell Y. (2010). Characteristics of
attachment style in women with dyspareunia. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (in press).