Nancy E Avis

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Publications

  1. doi Age-related longitudinal changes in depressive symptoms following breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 139:199-206. 2013
  2. pmc Explaining age-related differences in depression following breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 136:581-91. 2012
  3. doi The perimenopause and sexual functioning
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 38:587-94. 2011
  4. pmc Change in health-related quality of life over the menopausal transition in a multiethnic cohort of middle-aged women: Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Menopause 16:860-9. 2009
  5. pmc Longitudinal changes in sexual functioning as women transition through menopause: results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Menopause 16:442-52. 2009
  6. ncbi Younger women's perceptions of coping with breast cancer
    Janeen C Manuel
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Section on Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Cancer Nurs 30:85-94. 2007
  7. ncbi Disentangling cultural issues in quality of life data
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Menopause 14:708-16. 2007
  8. doi A longitudinal investigation of coping strategies and quality of life among younger women with breast cancer
    Suzanne C Danhauer
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section on Hematology and Oncology, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1082, USA
    J Behav Med 32:371-9. 2009
  9. pmc African American prostate cancer survivors' treatment decision-making and quality of life
    Nynikka R A Palmer
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 90:61-8. 2013
  10. pmc Evaluation of the Quality of Life in Adult Cancer Survivors (QLACS) scale for long-term cancer survivors in a sample of breast cancer survivors
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:92. 2006

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Publications19

  1. doi Age-related longitudinal changes in depressive symptoms following breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 139:199-206. 2013
    ..Interventions to reduce symptoms and illness intrusiveness, improve a sense of meaning and peace, and increase social support, may help reduce depression and such interventions may be especially relevant for younger women...
  2. pmc Explaining age-related differences in depression following breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 136:581-91. 2012
    ..Age differences in risk of depression following a breast cancer diagnosis can be explained by the impact of cancer and its treatment on specific areas of a woman's life...
  3. doi The perimenopause and sexual functioning
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 38:587-94. 2011
    ..The.article addresses the relative contributions of perimenopause and other.factors (e.g., relationship with partner, previous sexual enjoyment, psychosocial.factors and health) to sexual functioning...
  4. pmc Change in health-related quality of life over the menopausal transition in a multiethnic cohort of middle-aged women: Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Menopause 16:860-9. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to examine changes in health-related quality of life (HRQL) during the menopausal transition, controlling for chronological aging, symptoms, and other covariates...
  5. pmc Longitudinal changes in sexual functioning as women transition through menopause: results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Menopause 16:442-52. 2009
    ..This study seeks to determine if advancing through the menopausal transition is associated with changes in sexual functioning...
  6. ncbi Younger women's perceptions of coping with breast cancer
    Janeen C Manuel
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Section on Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Cancer Nurs 30:85-94. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that clinicians should identify patients' particular stressors and help with coping techniques targeting particular concerns...
  7. ncbi Disentangling cultural issues in quality of life data
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Menopause 14:708-16. 2007
    ..To describe a process for understanding ethnic differences in health-related quality of life (HRQL)...
  8. doi A longitudinal investigation of coping strategies and quality of life among younger women with breast cancer
    Suzanne C Danhauer
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section on Hematology and Oncology, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1082, USA
    J Behav Med 32:371-9. 2009
    ..Coping strategies were minimally related to subsequent QOL. Coping strategies and QOL are dynamic processes. QOL may predict coping strategies equally or more than vice versa...
  9. pmc African American prostate cancer survivors' treatment decision-making and quality of life
    Nynikka R A Palmer
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 90:61-8. 2013
    ..To examine African-American prostate cancer (PCa) survivors' involvement in treatment decision-making (TDM), and examine the association between TDM and quality of life (QOL), using secondary data...
  10. pmc Evaluation of the Quality of Life in Adult Cancer Survivors (QLACS) scale for long-term cancer survivors in a sample of breast cancer survivors
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:92. 2006
    ..This represents an important area of study, given the large number of breast cancer patients surviving many years post diagnosis...
  11. doi Cancer survivorship and aging
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1063, USA
    Cancer 113:3519-29. 2008
    ..In particular, prospective studies with measures of functioning before cancer diagnosis and treatment, comparisons with age-matched noncancer populations, and interventions to reduce the impact of cancer on functioning are needed...
  12. ncbi Factors associated with participation in breast cancer treatment clinical trials
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:1860-7. 2006
    ..It is well established that recruitment to clinical trials (CTs) is difficult and time consuming. This article reports on factors related to CT participation among women who were invited to participate in a CT for breast cancer...
  13. ncbi Correlates of sexual function among multi-ethnic middle-aged women: results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Section on Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Menopause 12:385-98. 2005
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  14. doi Predictors of posttraumatic growth in women with breast cancer
    Suzanne C Danhauer
    Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Psychooncology 22:2676-83. 2013
    ..The current study examined change in PTG over 2 years following breast cancer diagnosis and variables associated with PTG over time...
  15. pmc Positive and negative affect, depression, and cognitive processes in the Cognition in the Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (Co-STAR) Trial
    Suzanne C Danhauer
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 20:532-52. 2013
    ..This study examined the relationship between positive and negative affect, depressive symptoms, and cognitive performance...
  16. ncbi Assessing quality of life in adult cancer survivors (QLACS)
    Nancy E Avis
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Qual Life Res 14:1007-23. 2005
    ..The new multidimensional measure has good internal consistency and validity and is appropriate for comparisons between cancer and non-cancer populations, as well as long-term follow-up of cancer patients...
  17. doi A randomized, controlled pilot study of acupuncture treatment for menopausal hot flashes
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Menopause 15:1070-8. 2008
    ..To investigate the feasibility of conducting a randomized trial of the effect of acupuncture in decreasing hot flashes in peri- and postmenopausal women...
  18. ncbi A universal menopausal syndrome?
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Section on Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1063, USA
    Am J Med 118:37-46. 2005
    ..Future research should focus on how symptoms are interrelated, what factors are uniquely related to vasomotor symptoms, and identifying whether there is a subgroup of women who are more likely to report symptoms...
  19. ncbi Quality of life among younger women with breast cancer
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Section on Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Piedmont Plaza II, 2nd Floor, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:3322-30. 2005
    ..To describe quality of life (QOL) of younger women 4 to 42 months after breast cancer diagnosis and to identify factors associated with impaired QOL...