Laura S Porter

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Reactions to a partner-assisted emotional disclosure intervention: direct observation and self-report of patient and partner communication
    Laura S Porter
    Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Medical Psychology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27709, USA
    J Marital Fam Ther 38:284-95. 2012
  2. pmc Attachment styles in patients with lung cancer and their spouses: associations with patient and spouse adjustment
    Laura S Porter
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Support Care Cancer 20:2459-66. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Partner-assisted emotional disclosure for patients with GI cancer: 8-week follow-up and processes associated with change
    Laura S Porter
    Duke University Medical Center, 2200 West Main St, Suite 340, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Support Care Cancer 20:1755-62. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Pain communication in the context of osteoarthritis: patient and partner self-efficacy for pain communication and holding back from discussion of pain and arthritis-related concerns
    Laura S Porter
    Department of Psyciatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Clin J Pain 24:662-8. 2008
  5. pmc Self-efficacy for managing pain, symptoms, and function in patients with lung cancer and their informal caregivers: associations with symptoms and distress
    Laura S Porter
    Duke University Medical Center, 2200 West Main Street, Suite 340, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Pain 137:306-15. 2008
  6. pmc Partner-assisted emotional disclosure for patients with gastrointestinal cancer: results from a randomized controlled trial
    Laura S Porter
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Cancer 115:4326-38. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Psychosocial issues in cancer pain
    Laura S Porter
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 15:263-70. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Ambivalence over emotional expression in patients with gastrointestinal cancer and their caregivers: associations with patient pain and quality of life
    Laura S Porter
    Duke University Medical Center, Box 90399, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Pain 117:340-8. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Disclosure between patients with gastrointestinal cancer and their spouses
    Laura S Porter
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Psychooncology 14:1030-42. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Cortisol levels and responses to mammography screening in breast cancer survivors: a pilot study
    Laura S Porter
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:842-8. 2003

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. doi request reprint Reactions to a partner-assisted emotional disclosure intervention: direct observation and self-report of patient and partner communication
    Laura S Porter
    Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Medical Psychology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27709, USA
    J Marital Fam Ther 38:284-95. 2012
    ..Overall, these findings suggest that the intervention was acceptable to couples and was particularly helpful for patients who had difficulty talking with their partners on their own without skills training...
  2. pmc Attachment styles in patients with lung cancer and their spouses: associations with patient and spouse adjustment
    Laura S Porter
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Support Care Cancer 20:2459-66. 2012
    ..This study examined attachment styles in patients with lung cancer and their spouses and associations between attachment styles and patient and spouse adjustment...
  3. doi request reprint Partner-assisted emotional disclosure for patients with GI cancer: 8-week follow-up and processes associated with change
    Laura S Porter
    Duke University Medical Center, 2200 West Main St, Suite 340, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Support Care Cancer 20:1755-62. 2012
    ..The purposes of the present study were to examine outcomes at 8-week follow-up and process variables that may influence treatment effects...
  4. doi request reprint Pain communication in the context of osteoarthritis: patient and partner self-efficacy for pain communication and holding back from discussion of pain and arthritis-related concerns
    Laura S Porter
    Department of Psyciatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Clin J Pain 24:662-8. 2008
    ....
  5. pmc Self-efficacy for managing pain, symptoms, and function in patients with lung cancer and their informal caregivers: associations with symptoms and distress
    Laura S Porter
    Duke University Medical Center, 2200 West Main Street, Suite 340, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Pain 137:306-15. 2008
    ....
  6. pmc Partner-assisted emotional disclosure for patients with gastrointestinal cancer: results from a randomized controlled trial
    Laura S Porter
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Cancer 115:4326-38. 2009
    ..The current study tested the efficacy of a novel partner-assisted emotional disclosure intervention in a sample of patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancer...
  7. doi request reprint Psychosocial issues in cancer pain
    Laura S Porter
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 15:263-70. 2011
    ..Clinical implications and recommendations for future research are discussed...
  8. ncbi request reprint Ambivalence over emotional expression in patients with gastrointestinal cancer and their caregivers: associations with patient pain and quality of life
    Laura S Porter
    Duke University Medical Center, Box 90399, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Pain 117:340-8. 2005
    ..Taken together, these findings suggest that emotional regulation in both patients and their caregivers may be an important factor in understanding cancer patients' experience of and coping with symptoms such as pain...
  9. ncbi request reprint Disclosure between patients with gastrointestinal cancer and their spouses
    Laura S Porter
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Psychooncology 14:1030-42. 2005
    ..Considered overall, the results of this study suggest that levels of disclosure between cancer patients and their spouses may be important in understanding how they adjust as a couple to the demands of the patient's illness...
  10. ncbi request reprint Cortisol levels and responses to mammography screening in breast cancer survivors: a pilot study
    Laura S Porter
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:842-8. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare baseline levels of salivary cortisol, diurnal cortisol slopes, and cortisol reactivity to a mammogram in breast cancer survivors and women without a history of cancer...
  11. pmc Sexual functioning along the cancer continuum: focus group results from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®)
    Kathryn E Flynn
    Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Psychooncology 20:378-86. 2011
    ..As part of an effort to improve measurement of self-reported sexual functioning, we explored the scope and importance of sexual functioning and intimacy to patients across cancer sites and along the continuum of care...
  12. pmc Patient experiences with communication about sex during and after treatment for cancer
    Kathryn E Flynn
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Psychooncology 21:594-601. 2012
    ..We studied patients' experiences with oncology providers regarding communication about sexual issues during and after treatment for cancer...
  13. ncbi request reprint The self-efficacy of family caregivers for helping cancer patients manage pain at end-of-life
    Francis J Keefe
    Pain Prevention and Treatment Research, Box 3159, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Pain 103:157-62. 2003
    ..Considered overall, the results of this study suggest that caregiver self-efficacy in pain management is important in understanding how caregivers adjust to the demands of caring for cancer patients who have pain at the end of life...
  14. pmc Pilot feasibility study of a telephone-based couples intervention for physical intimacy and sexual concerns in colorectal cancer
    Jennifer Barsky Reese
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 5510 Nathan Shock Drive, Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Sex Marital Ther 38:402-17. 2012
    ..The authors discuss the research and clinical implications...
  15. ncbi request reprint Benefits of the uncertainty management intervention for African American and White older breast cancer survivors: 20-month outcomes
    Karen M Gil
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Int J Behav Med 13:286-94. 2006
    ..Importantly, the 20-month outcomes also demonstrated benefits for women in the intervention condition in terms of declines in illness uncertainty and stable effects in personal growth over time...
  16. ncbi request reprint Predicting negative mood state and personal growth in African American and White long-term breast cancer survivors
    Laura S Porter
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Ann Behav Med 31:195-204. 2006
    ..Relatively little research has examined cognitive processes that may impact psychological adaptation in older long-term breast cancer survivors (BCS)...
  17. pmc Using cognitive interviews to evaluate items for measuring sexual functioning across cancer populations: improvements and remaining challenges
    Alice K Fortune-Greeley
    Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, PO Box 17969, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:1085-93. 2009
    ..We describe how cognitive interviews improved the quality of the items and discuss remaining challenges to assessing sexual functioning in research with cancer populations...
  18. pmc Development of the NIH PROMIS ® Sexual Function and Satisfaction measures in patients with cancer
    Kathryn E Flynn
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Sex Med 10:43-52. 2013
    ..We describe the development and validation of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System(®) Sexual Function and Satisfaction (PROMIS(®) SexFS; National Institutes of Health) measures, version 1.0, for cancer populations...
  19. pmc Hope in the context of lung cancer: relationships of hope to symptoms and psychological distress
    David Berendes
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 40:174-82. 2010
    ..Hope may be important in explaining the variability in how patients adjust to lung cancer...
  20. ncbi request reprint A couple-based intervention for female breast cancer
    Donald H Baucom
    Department of Psychology, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Psychooncology 18:276-83. 2009
    ..The current investigation presents the pilot results from a new couple-based intervention program for breast cancer that teaches couples how to minimize negative effects and maximize positive functioning during this difficult time...
  21. doi request reprint Stress buffering effects of daily spousal support on women's daily emotional and physical experiences in the context of breast cancer concerns
    Tina M Gremore
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Health Psychol 30:20-30. 2011
    ..This study examined whether the relationship between daily spousal support and daily psychological and physical outcomes varied as a function of level of breast cancer related concern (stress buffering model)...
  22. pmc Attachment and pain: recent findings and future directions
    Laura S Porter
    Pain Prevention and Treatment Research Program, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3159, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Pain 128:195-8. 2007
  23. ncbi request reprint Uncertainty management intervention for older African American and caucasian long-term breast cancer survivors
    Karen M Gil
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599, USA
    J Psychosoc Oncol 23:3-21. 2005
    ..Findings indicated that women regularly used the intervention components to deal with triggers of breast cancer recurrence and long-term treatment side effects and most women found the strategies very helpful...
  24. pmc Predictors and patterns of participant adherence to a cortisol collection protocol
    Daniel L Hall
    School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 36:540-6. 2011
    ..Cortisol, a stress-related hormone, has been measured in many psychoimmunological studies via collection of saliva; however, patterns of participant adherence to protocol procedures are rarely described in the literature...
  25. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of patients' self-efficacy for managing pain and lung cancer symptoms: correspondence between patients and family caregivers
    Laura S Porter
    Pain Prevention and Treatment Research, Duke Medical Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Box 3159, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Pain 98:169-78. 2002
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint A pilot study investigating the utility of the cognitive-behavioral model of insomnia in early-stage lung cancer patients
    Meredith E Rumble
    Department of Psychology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 30:160-9. 2005
    ..These pilot findings support the utility of the cognitive-behavioral model in understanding insomnia in early-stage lung cancer patients and the hypothesis that insomnia is related to poor clinical status...
  27. pmc Sexual concerns in cancer patients: a comparison of GI and breast cancer patients
    Jennifer Barsky Reese
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center DUMC, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Support Care Cancer 18:1179-89. 2010
    ....
  28. pmc Development and preliminary evaluation of a telephone-based coping skills training intervention for survivors of acute lung injury and their informal caregivers
    Christopher E Cox
    Duke University Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Duke University, Box 102043, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Intensive Care Med 38:1289-97. 2012
    ..We aimed to develop and pilot test a telephone-based coping skills training intervention for this population...
  29. ncbi request reprint Daily mood and stress predict pain, health care use, and work activity in African American adults with sickle-cell disease
    Karen M Gil
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Health Psychol 23:267-74. 2004
    ..Of importance, positive mood was associated with lower same-day and subsequent day pain, as well as fewer health care contacts, suggesting that positive mood may serve to offset negative consequences of pain and other illness symptoms...
  30. doi request reprint Quantifying the recruitment challenges with couple-based interventions for cancer: applications to early-stage breast cancer
    Steffany J Fredman
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Psychooncology 18:667-73. 2009
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Cancer pain at the end of life: a biopsychosocial perspective
    Linda M Sutton
    Division of Medical Oncology and Transplantation, Duke Oncology Network, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC 2989, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Pain 99:5-10. 2002
  32. ncbi request reprint Yoga for women with metastatic breast cancer: results from a pilot study
    James W Carson
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 33:331-41. 2007
    ..These findings support the need for further investigation of the effects of the Yoga of Awareness Program in women with MBC...
  33. pmc Sleep-wake functioning along the cancer continuum: focus group results from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS(®))
    Kathryn E Flynn
    Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Psychooncology 19:1086-93. 2010
    ..As part of an effort to improve measurement of sleep-wake functioning, we explored the scope of difficulties with sleep in a diverse group of patients diagnosed with cancer...
  34. ncbi request reprint Conflict about expressing emotions and chronic low back pain: associations with pain and anger
    James W Carson
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    J Pain 8:405-11. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that a potentially important relationship exists between AEE and key aspects of living with persistent pain...
  35. doi request reprint Couple-based interventions for medical problems
    Donald H Baucom
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Behav Ther 43:61-76. 2012
    ..The importance of empirically demonstrating the utility of each domain in future investigations is noted...
  36. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial issues confronting young women with breast cancer
    Donald H Baucom
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 27599, USA
    Breast Dis 23:103-13. 2005
    ..Initial findings provide encouraging evidence that couple-based psychosocial interventions for women and their partners might be of particular assistance to both partners...
  37. ncbi request reprint Daily stress and mood and their association with pain, health-care use, and school activity in adolescents with sickle cell disease
    Karen M Gil
    Department of Psychology, Davie Hall, CB 3270, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 3270, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 28:363-73. 2003
    ..To determine the extent to which daily stress and mood are associated with pain, health-care use, and school activity in adolescents with sickle cell disease (SCD)...

Research Grants6

  1. Partner-Assisted Emotional Disclosure for GI Cancer
    Laura Porter; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..If successful, it may enlarge our repertoire of methods for effectively increasing social support and enhancing the well being of both cancer patients and their partners. ..
  2. Partner-Assisted Emotional Disclosure for GI Cancer
    Laura Porter; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..If successful, it may enlarge our repertoire of methods for effectively increasing social support and enhancing the well being of both cancer patients and their partners. ..
  3. Partner-Assisted Emotional Disclosure for GI Cancer
    Laura Porter; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..If successful, it may enlarge our repertoire of methods for effectively increasing social support and enhancing the well being of both cancer patients and their partners. ..
  4. Coping Skills Training for Spinal Cord Stimulator Patients
    Laura Porter; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..As a result, this research ultimately could lead to peri-surgical coping skills interventions that could improve the physical and psychological functioning of patients suffering from a variety of pain-related conditions. ..
  5. Coping Skills Training for Spinal Cord Stimulator Patients
    Laura S Porter; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..As a result, this research ultimately could lead to peri-surgical coping skills interventions that could improve the physical and psychological functioning of patients suffering from a variety of pain-related conditions. ..