U Boehmer

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Breast cancer survivors of different sexual orientations: which factors explain survivors' quality of life and adjustment?
    U Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University, School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Ann Oncol 24:1622-30. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Explanatory factors of sexual function in sexual minority women breast cancer survivors
    U Boehmer
    Departments of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Ann Oncol 23:2873-8. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Long-term breast cancer survivors' symptoms and morbidity: differences by sexual orientation?
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 7:203-10. 2013
  4. pmc An ecological approach to examine lung cancer disparities due to sexual orientation
    U Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Public Health 126:605-12. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Cancer and men who have sex with men: a systematic review
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Lancet Oncol 13:e545-53. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Health behaviors of cancer survivors of different sexual orientations
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 23:1489-96. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Anxiety and depression in breast cancer survivors of different sexual orientations
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 80:382-95. 2012
  8. pmc Applying the Female Sexual Functioning Index to sexual minority women
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 21:401-9. 2012
  9. pmc Adult health behaviors over the life course by sexual orientation
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:292-300. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Sexual minority status and long-term breast cancer survivorship
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community HealthSciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Women Health 52:71-87. 2012

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Publications45

  1. doi request reprint Breast cancer survivors of different sexual orientations: which factors explain survivors' quality of life and adjustment?
    U Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University, School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Ann Oncol 24:1622-30. 2013
    ..Little is known about differences by sexual orientation in explanatory factors of breast cancer survivors' quality of life, anxiety, and depression...
  2. doi request reprint Explanatory factors of sexual function in sexual minority women breast cancer survivors
    U Boehmer
    Departments of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Ann Oncol 23:2873-8. 2012
    ..Our objective is to identify explanatory factors of sexual function among sexual minority women with breast cancer and compare them with a control sample of sexual minority women without cancer...
  3. doi request reprint Long-term breast cancer survivors' symptoms and morbidity: differences by sexual orientation?
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 7:203-10. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc An ecological approach to examine lung cancer disparities due to sexual orientation
    U Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Public Health 126:605-12. 2012
    ..To determine whether there is an association between geographical areas with greater sexual minority density, defined as gay and lesbian individuals, and incidence and mortality rates for lung cancer...
  5. doi request reprint Cancer and men who have sex with men: a systematic review
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Lancet Oncol 13:e545-53. 2012
    ..Men who have sex with men are still a largely overlooked minority group in this respect. Future research should examine the effects of sexual orientation on cancer, from prevention to survivorship...
  6. doi request reprint Health behaviors of cancer survivors of different sexual orientations
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 23:1489-96. 2012
    ..This study identifies differences by sexual orientation in health behaviors of cancer survivors...
  7. doi request reprint Anxiety and depression in breast cancer survivors of different sexual orientations
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 80:382-95. 2012
    ..g., lesbian and bisexual women) have greater levels of anxiety and depression...
  8. pmc Applying the Female Sexual Functioning Index to sexual minority women
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 21:401-9. 2012
    ..We apply the FSFI to a sample of women who have or prefer women as sexual partners, defined as sexual minority women, and who vary with respect to their sexual activity...
  9. pmc Adult health behaviors over the life course by sexual orientation
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:292-300. 2012
    ..We estimated differences in health behaviors among adults by sexual orientation...
  10. doi request reprint Sexual minority status and long-term breast cancer survivorship
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community HealthSciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Women Health 52:71-87. 2012
    ..Prior to counting on sexual minority women's interest in studies, researchers may need to educate sexual minority women about the need of breast cancer studies...
  11. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life in breast cancer survivors of different sexual orientations
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Qual Life Res 21:225-36. 2012
    ..For this reason, this study examines the physical and mental QOL and its association with sexual orientation in a cohort of long-term nonrecurring breast cancer survivors...
  12. pmc Self-reported vs administrative race/ethnicity data and study results
    Ulrike Boehmer
    The authors are with the Department of Health Services, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 01730, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1471-2. 2002
  13. doi request reprint Examining factors linked to overweight and obesity in women of different sexual orientations
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Crosstown Center 4th Floor Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Prev Med 48:357-61. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that women with a female partner have greater energy imbalance by expending less energy and have higher energy intake than women with a male partner thereby causing overweight and obesity...
  14. ncbi request reprint Two means of sampling sexual minority women: how different are the samples of women?
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Social and Behavior Science Department, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J LGBT Health Res 4:143-51. 2008
    ..Thoroughly constructed convenience samples will continue to be a useful sampling strategy to further research on this population...
  15. doi request reprint Advance care planning by unmarried women of different sexual orientations: the importance of social support
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Women Aging 22:306-20. 2010
    ..For WPM, having a partner for social support was not associated with naming a health-care proxy. These insights help in the understanding of women's advance care planning...
  16. doi request reprint Overweight and obesity in long-term breast cancer survivors: how does sexual orientation impact BMI?
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Cancer Invest 29:220-8. 2011
    ..Our findings in breast cancer survivors suggest that lesbians are more likely to improve their weight-related behaviors after cancer than heterosexual women...
  17. doi request reprint Cancer survivorship and sexual orientation
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Cancer 117:3796-804. 2011
    ..To address this information gap, the authors examined the prevalence of cancer survivorship by sexual orientation and cancer survivors' self-reported health by sexual orientation...
  18. doi request reprint Comparing sexual minority cancer survivors recruited through a cancer registry to convenience methods of recruitment
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:345-52. 2011
    ....
  19. pmc An ecological analysis of colorectal cancer incidence and mortality: differences by sexual orientation
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    BMC Cancer 11:400. 2011
    ..To date, individual sexual orientation data are not available in cancer surveillance registries. This prevents an assessment of differences in colorectal cancer incidence and mortality by sexual orientation, using individual-level data...
  20. doi request reprint Sexual functioning after cancer in sexual minority women
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA
    Cancer J 15:65-9. 2009
    ..We identify critical areas that merit further clinical and research attention and point to methodological challenges for future research on sexual functioning in sexual minority women...
  21. ncbi request reprint Communication about prostate cancer between men and their wives
    U Boehmer
    School of Public Health, Boston University, and the Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford, Mass, USA
    J Fam Pract 50:226-31. 2001
    ..We explored the perceptions of men who have been treated for metastatic prostate cancer and the views of their wives regarding the changes that were caused by prostate cancer and its treatment...
  22. ncbi request reprint Married couples' perspectives on prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment decision-making
    U Boehmer
    School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychooncology 10:147-55. 2001
    ..Our findings suggest that physicians may be in a position to influence how men and their wives interact in reaching a treatment decision...
  23. pmc Twenty years of public health research: inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Ulrike Boehmer is with Boston University, School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1125-30. 2002
    ..This study determined to what extent lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations have been studied over the past 20 years of public health research...
  24. ncbi request reprint Physicians don't ask, sometimes patients tell: disclosure of sexual orientation among women with breast carcinoma
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cancer 101:1882-9. 2004
    ..The disclosure of sexual orientation to physicians is uncertain and the reasons are poorly understood. The current study was undertaken to describe the disclosure of sexual orientation among sexual minority women with breast carcinoma...
  25. ncbi request reprint A pilot study to determine support during the pre-treatment phase of early prostate cancer
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Health Services at Boston University School of Public Health, USA
    Psychooncology 14:442-9. 2005
    ..This will reveal which patients rely almost exclusively on physicians, when deciding on a certain treatment...
  26. ncbi request reprint Facing erectile dysfunction due to prostate cancer treatment: perspectives of men and their partners
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Health Services, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cancer Invest 22:840-8. 2004
    ..Physicians addressing these issues with men and their partners should provide resources for counseling...
  27. ncbi request reprint Sexual minority women's coping and psychological adjustment after a diagnosis of breast cancer
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Health Services, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 14:214-24. 2005
    ..To determine factors that influence sexual minority women's coping responses and adjustment to breast cancer...
  28. ncbi request reprint Support providers of sexual minority women with breast cancer: who they are and how they impact the breast cancer experience
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Psychosom Res 59:307-14. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to identify the factors associated with adjustment to breast cancer among sexual minority women with breast cancer and their support person...
  29. ncbi request reprint Breast reconstruction following mastectomy for breast cancer: the decisions of sexual minority women
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Health Services, Boston University School of Public Health, MA, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 119:464-72. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study is to explore which issues sexual minority women considered when making decisions on reconstructive surgery and to understand the influence and perspectives of these women's most important support persons...
  30. ncbi request reprint Sexual minority women's interactions with breast cancer providers
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Boston University, School of Public Health, Department of Health Services, Boston, MA, USA
    Women Health 44:41-58. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that physicians of either gender can develop the skills needed to improve quality of breast cancer care for sexual minority women...
  31. doi request reprint Using cancer registry data for recruitment of sexual minority women: successes and limitations
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:1289-97. 2010
    ..To identify and recruit an unknown and presumably small subgroup of survivors, that is, lesbian or bisexual women with breast cancer...
  32. pmc Overweight and obesity in sexual-minority women: evidence from population-based data
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University, Boston, Mass 02118, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1134-40. 2007
    ..We sought to determine whether lesbians have higher rates of overweight and obesity than women of other sexual orientations...
  33. ncbi request reprint Oral health of ambulatory care patients
    U Boehmer
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Mil Med 166:171-8. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: Compared with national studies, VA patients appear to have worse oral health. The importance of sociodemographic factors and dental utilization that has been found in other studies applies to veterans' oral health as well...
  34. ncbi request reprint Religion and mental health among women veterans with sexual assault experience
    B H Chang
    Boston University School of Public Health and Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Massachusetts, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 31:77-95. 2001
    ..In this study we examined the buffering effect of religion on mental health and depression for women who report experiencing sexual assault while in the military...
  35. pmc Relaxation response with acupuncture trial in patients with HIV: feasibility and participant experiences
    Bei Hung Chang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 13:719-24. 2007
    ..In this paper, we report on the feasibility and patients' experience from the study participation...
  36. doi request reprint HIV medical care provider practices for reducing high-risk sexual behavior: results of a qualitative study
    Mari Lynn Drainoni
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 23:347-56. 2009
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Tooth retention as an indicator of quality dental care: development of a risk adjustment model
    Judith A Jones
    VA Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital Bedford, and Department of General Dentistry, Boston University School of Dental Medicine, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 41:937-49. 2003
    ..Thus, receipt of a root canal (vs. a tooth extraction) is a useful indicator of the quality of dental care. However, use of this quality measure without adjusting for the severity of oral disease could lead to spurious conclusions...
  38. ncbi request reprint Racial variations in dental procedures: the case of root canal therapy versus tooth extraction
    Nancy R Kressin
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Med Care 41:1256-61. 2003
    ..Racial disparities have been widely documented in medical care, but variations in dental care have not been well examined...
  39. ncbi request reprint Relaxation response for Veterans Affairs patients with congestive heart failure: results from a qualitative study within a clinical trial
    Bei Hung Chang
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Prev Cardiol 7:64-70. 2004
    ..The value of the RR in congestive heart failure health care is suggested by the results...
  40. ncbi request reprint Retention challenges for a community-based HIV primary care clinic and implications for intervention
    Sharon Coleman
    Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02210, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 21:691-701. 2007
    ..The primary study limitation is the underrepresentation of minority and traditionally underserved populations...
  41. pmc The combined effect of relaxation response and acupuncture on quality of life in patients with HIV: a pilot study
    Bei Hung Chang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 13:807-15. 2007
    ..In light of the presumed shared features of acupuncture and the RR, we conducted a pilot study to examine the effects of adding the RR to usual acupuncture treatment on improving the QoL of HIV/AIDS patients...
  42. ncbi request reprint Increased preventive practices lead to greater tooth retention
    N R Kressin
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, VAMC, 200 Springs Road, Building 70 152, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Dent Res 82:223-7. 2003
    ..Adherence to ADA recommendations for preventive care leads to better oral health, and consistently practicing preventive behaviors over the long term confers greater benefits than doing so over the short term...
  43. doi request reprint Determinants of body weight among men of different sexual orientation
    Nicholas P Deputy
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Prev Med 51:129-31. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that sexual minority men (SMM) that is, men who identify as either homosexual or bisexual, have a lower BMI due to healthier eating habits and increased physical activity compared to heterosexual men...
  44. ncbi request reprint The lack of cancer surveillance data on sexual minorities and strategies for change
    Deborah J Bowen
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 18:343-9. 2007
    ..To consider options for gathering cancer incidence and risk factor data in sexual minority individuals...