Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Development and evaluation of targeted psychological skills training for oncology nurses in managing stressful patient and family encountersLara Traeger
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 40:E327-36. 2013..To reduce workplace stress by developing a brief psychological skills training for nurses and to evaluate program feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy in decreasing burnout and stress...
- Depression and undertreatment of depression: potential risks and outcomes in black patients with lung cancerLara Traeger
Center for Psychiatric Oncology and Behavioral Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
J Psychosoc Oncol 31:123-35. 2013..Racial barriers to depression identification and treatment in the general population may compound these risks. Prospective data are needed to examine whether depression plays a role in racial disparities in lung cancer outcomes...
- Identifying how and for whom cognitive-behavioral stress management improves emotional well-being among recent prostate cancer survivorsLara Traeger
Behavioral Medicine Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, One Bowdoin Square, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Psychooncology 22:250-9. 2013..The model also tested whether life stress and treatment-related side effects moderated intervention effects...
- Risk factors for missed HIV primary care visits among men who have sex with menLara Traeger
Behavioral Medicine Service, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
J Behav Med 35:548-56. 2012..Appointment non-adherence is prevalent, particularly among younger and racial/ethnic minority MSM. Socioeconomic barriers, depression and low appointment expectancy and self-efficacy may be targets to increase care engagement...
- Evidence-based treatment of anxiety in patients with cancerLara Traeger
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA, USA
J Clin Oncol 30:1197-205. 2012..The evidence-based literature supports the use of psychosocial and psychopharmacologic treatments to prevent or alleviate anxiety symptoms...
- Parsing depression from fatigue in patients with cancer using the fatigue symptom inventoryLara Traeger
The Center for Psychiatric Oncology and Behavioral Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Pain Symptom Manage 42:52-9. 2011..A central aim in the management of cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is to identify treatable causes, such as depression. However, CRF and depression symptoms overlap and frequently co-occur, complicating diagnostic assessment...
- A pilot randomized controlled trial of brief cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety in patients with terminal cancerJoseph A Greer
Center for Psychiatric Oncology and Behavioral Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Yawkey Building, Suite 10B, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
Oncologist 17:1337-45. 2012..In this pilot randomized controlled trial (clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT00706290), we examined the feasibility and potential efficacy of brief CBT to reduce anxiety in patients with terminal cancer...
- Moderate levels of depression predict sexual transmission risk in HIV-infected MSM: a longitudinal analysis of data from six sites involved in a "prevention for positives" studyCONALL O'CLEIRIGH
Department of Psychiatry, Behavioral Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 1 Bowdoin Square, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
AIDS Behav 17:1764-9. 2013....
- Depression, survival, and epidermal growth factor receptor genotypes in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancerWilliam F Pirl
Center for Psychiatric Oncology and Behavioral Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA, USA
Palliat Support Care 11:223-9. 2013..We investigated this possible relationship in a cohort of patients with metastatic NSCLC, in which we had previously demonstrated an association between depression and worse survival...
- Depression and survival in metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer: effects of early palliative careWilliam F Pirl
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Center for Psychiatric Oncology and Behavioral Sciences, Yawkey 9A, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
J Clin Oncol 30:1310-5. 2012..In a secondary analysis, we explored the hypothesis that the survival benefit resulted from improving depression...
- A snapshot of smokers after lung and colorectal cancer diagnosisElyse R Park
Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
Cancer 118:3153-64. 2012..Continued smoking after a cancer diagnosis may adversely affect treatment effectiveness, subsequent cancer risk, and survival. The prevalence of continued smoking after cancer diagnosis is understudied...
- Testing a social-cognitive model of HIV transmission risk behaviors in HIV-infected MSM with and without depressionSteven A Safren
The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, and Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Health Psychol 29:215-21. 2010..However, these models generally do not account for the influence of clinically significant psychological problems such as major depression...
- Tumor epidermal growth factor receptor genotype and depression in stage IV non-small cell lung cancerWilliam F Pirl
M P H, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Yawkey 9A, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 USA
Oncologist 16:1299-306. 2011..We examined differences in depression severity and rates of positive screens for major depressive disorder among newly diagnosed patients with stage IV NSCLC and known epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) genotype...
- Disparities between blacks and whites in tobacco and lung cancer treatmentElyse R Park
Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Oncologist 16:1428-34. 2011..The risks from continued smoking after diagnosis deserve attention as a modifiable factor toward lessening racial disparities in lung cancer outcomes...
- The development of a patient-centered program based on the relaxation response: the Relaxation Response Resiliency Program (3RP)Elyse R Park
Massachusetts General Hospital Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Psychosomatics 54:165-74. 2013..Dr. Benson highlighted how the mind and body function together in one's experience of the stress response and proposed the existence of the relaxation response (RR)...