Karen Basen-Engquist

Summary

Affiliation: The University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Response to an exercise intervention after endometrial cancer: Differences between obese and non-obese survivors
    K Basen-Engquist
    Department of Behavioral Science, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA Electronic address
    Gynecol Oncol 133:48-55. 2014
  2. pmc Design of a randomized controlled trial for multiple cancer risk behaviors among Spanish-speaking Mexican-origin smokers
    Yessenia Castro
    School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:237. 2013
  3. pmc Dimensions of physical activity and their relationship to physical and emotional symptoms in breast cancer survivors
    Karen Basen-Engquist
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, P O Box 301439, Unit 1330, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 2:253-61. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Patient assessment of tests to detect cervical cancer
    Karen Basen-Engquist
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 23:240-7. 2007
  5. pmc Obesity and cancer risk: recent review and evidence
    Karen Basen-Engquist
    University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 1330, P O Box 301439, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Curr Oncol Rep 13:71-6. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Randomized pilot test of a lifestyle physical activity intervention for breast cancer survivors
    Karen Basen-Engquist
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 64:225-34. 2006
  7. pmc Physical activity and obesity in endometrial cancer survivors: associations with pain, fatigue, and physical functioning
    Karen Basen-Engquist
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 200:288.e1-8. 2009
  8. pmc Associations with worry about dying and hopelessness in ambulatory ovarian cancer patients
    Eileen Huh Shinn
    Department of Behavioral Science, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Palliat Support Care 7:299-306. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Cancer worry is associated with abnormal prostate-specific antigen levels in men participating in a community screening program
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:610-7. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Active for Life After Cancer: a randomized trial examining a lifestyle physical activity program for prostate cancer patients
    Cindy L Carmack Taylor
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77230 1439, USA
    Psychooncology 15:847-62. 2006

Research Grants

  1. BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND QOL
    Karen Basen Engquist; Fiscal Year: 2002
  2. Social Cognitive Theory and PA after Endometrial Cancer
    Karen Basen Engquist; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. doi request reprint Response to an exercise intervention after endometrial cancer: Differences between obese and non-obese survivors
    K Basen-Engquist
    Department of Behavioral Science, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA Electronic address
    Gynecol Oncol 133:48-55. 2014
    ....
  2. pmc Design of a randomized controlled trial for multiple cancer risk behaviors among Spanish-speaking Mexican-origin smokers
    Yessenia Castro
    School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:237. 2013
    ..S. population and are the fastest growing minority group in the country. Efforts to intervene on these important lifestyle factors among Latinos may accelerate the elimination of cancer-related health disparities...
  3. pmc Dimensions of physical activity and their relationship to physical and emotional symptoms in breast cancer survivors
    Karen Basen-Engquist
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, P O Box 301439, Unit 1330, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 2:253-61. 2008
    ..This study explores how dimensions of physical activity (total energy expenditure, frequency, and duration) are associated with symptoms among breast cancer survivors...
  4. ncbi request reprint Patient assessment of tests to detect cervical cancer
    Karen Basen-Engquist
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 23:240-7. 2007
    ..This study was undertaken to understand how women view characteristics of tests for cervical dysplasia, because these characteristics can affect patient decision-making about screening and follow-up...
  5. pmc Obesity and cancer risk: recent review and evidence
    Karen Basen-Engquist
    University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 1330, P O Box 301439, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Curr Oncol Rep 13:71-6. 2011
    ..High priorities for future research involve additional work on the underlying mechanisms, and trials to examine the effect of lifestyle behavior change and weight loss interventions on cancer and intermediate biomarkers...
  6. ncbi request reprint Randomized pilot test of a lifestyle physical activity intervention for breast cancer survivors
    Karen Basen-Engquist
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 64:225-34. 2006
    ..The effect of the intervention on physical performance, quality of life, and physical activity are reported...
  7. pmc Physical activity and obesity in endometrial cancer survivors: associations with pain, fatigue, and physical functioning
    Karen Basen-Engquist
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 200:288.e1-8. 2009
    ..This study aims to determine the prevalence of physical activity and obesity and their relationship to physical functioning (PF), fatigue, and pain in endometrial cancer survivors...
  8. pmc Associations with worry about dying and hopelessness in ambulatory ovarian cancer patients
    Eileen Huh Shinn
    Department of Behavioral Science, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Palliat Support Care 7:299-306. 2009
    ..Various demographic, medical and psychosocial factors were examined to determine their independent associations with fear of dying and hopelessness in a cross-sectional design...
  9. ncbi request reprint Cancer worry is associated with abnormal prostate-specific antigen levels in men participating in a community screening program
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:610-7. 2003
    ..The present findings suggest that prostate cancer-specific worry was associated significantly with an abnormal PSA level...
  10. ncbi request reprint Active for Life After Cancer: a randomized trial examining a lifestyle physical activity program for prostate cancer patients
    Cindy L Carmack Taylor
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77230 1439, USA
    Psychooncology 15:847-62. 2006
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Moderator analyses of participants in the Active for Life after cancer trial: implications for physical activity group intervention studies
    Cindy L Carmack Taylor
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Ann Behav Med 33:99-104. 2007
    ..Prostate cancer patients on hormonal therapy experience significant treatment-related physical and psychological sequelae...
  12. ncbi request reprint Active coping mediates the association between religion/spirituality and quality of life in ovarian cancer
    Andrea L Canada
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center Unit 1330, PO Box 310439, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 101:102-7. 2006
    ..This study investigated the role of religion/spirituality (R/S) and coping in quality of life (QOL) in 129 women immediately prior to a course of adjuvant chemotherapy for ovarian cancer...
  13. ncbi request reprint Predictors of sexual functioning in ovarian cancer patients
    Cindy L Carmack Taylor
    Department of Behavioral Science, Box 243, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:881-9. 2004
    ..To characterize sexual functioning of ovarian cancer patients and identify factors predicting sexual activity, functioning or satisfaction, discomfort, and habit or frequency...
  14. ncbi request reprint Mood states associated with transitory physical symptoms among breast and ovarian cancer survivors
    Hoda Badr
    Department of Behavioral Science, M D Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    J Behav Med 29:461-75. 2006
    ..Although correlational, our findings are consistent with previous studies suggesting that variations in both pleasant and aroused mood covary with changes in real-time physical symptom reports...
  15. pmc Physician attitudes toward dissemination of optical spectroscopy devices for cervical cancer control: an industrial-academic collaborative study
    Eileen Shinn
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Gend Med 9:S67-77; quiz 77.e1-6. 2012
    ..Optical spectroscopy has been studied for biologic plausibility, technical efficacy, clinical effectiveness, patient satisfaction, and cost-effectiveness...
  16. ncbi request reprint Patient preferences regarding side effects of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer: do they change over time?
    Charlotte C Sun
    Department of Gynecologic Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Box 440, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 87:118-28. 2002
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Communicating colposcopy results: what do patients and providers discuss?
    Sandi L Pruitt
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA
    J Low Genit Tract Dis 12:95-102. 2008
    ..We describe the content of providers' postcolposcopy consultations and women's perceptions of consultations and their conditions...
  18. ncbi request reprint Mode effects in the center for epidemiologic studies depression (CES-D) scale: personal digital assistant vs. paper and pencil administration
    Richard J Swartz
    Department of Biostatistics, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77030, TX, USA
    Qual Life Res 16:803-13. 2007
    ..These results underscore the importance of evaluating the cross-mode equivalence of psychosocial instruments before administering them in non-established modes...
  19. ncbi request reprint The associations between knowledge, CA125 preoccupation, and distress in women with epithelial ovarian cancer
    Patricia A Parker
    Department of Behavioral Science Unit 1330, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301439, Houston, TX 77230, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 100:495-500. 2006
    ..We also examined the direct and moderating effects of knowledge and CA125 preoccupation on two measures of distress (depressive symptoms and anxiety)...
  20. ncbi request reprint School-year employment among high school students: effects on academic, social, and physical functioning
    Nancy F Weller
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 3701 Kirby, Suite 600, Houston, Texas 77096, USA
    Adolescence 38:441-58. 2003
    ..It was concluded that parents and professionals should continue to monitor the number of weekly hours that students work during the school year...
  21. doi request reprint Survivors at higher risk for adverse late outcomes due to psychosocial and behavioral risk factors
    Cindy L Carmack
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:2068-77. 2011
    ..Finally, future directions for research and clinical practice are discussed...
  22. doi request reprint Feasibility of an expressive-disclosure group intervention for post-treatment colorectal cancer patients: results of the Healthy Expressions study
    Cindy L Carmack
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230 1439, USA
    Cancer 117:4993-5002. 2011
    ..Thus, the authors developed and tested the efficacy of a 12-session combined written and verbal expression group program for psychologically distressed colorectal cancer (CRC) patients...
  23. ncbi request reprint Distress after an abnormal Pap smear result: scale development and psychometric validation
    Eileen Shinn
    Department of Behavioral Science, M D Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Prev Med 39:404-12. 2004
    ..Psychological distress is severe in women who receive a report of abnormal findings on Pap smear, and may be one reason 10-61% of such women fail to undergo follow-up testing...
  24. pmc Accuracy of optical spectroscopy for the detection of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: Testing a device as an adjunct to colposcopy
    Scott B Cantor
    Department of Biostatistics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Int J Cancer 128:1151-68. 2011
    ..Alternative statistical approaches demonstrate that the analysis is robust and that spectroscopy works as well as or slightly better than colposcopy for the detection of CIN 2 to cancer...
  25. ncbi request reprint Collecting direct non-health care and time cost data: application to screening and diagnosis of cervical cancer
    Scott B Cantor
    Department of Biostatistics and Applied Mathematics, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Med Decis Making 26:265-72. 2006
    ..Data on direct non-health care and time costs are rarely collected, though the incorporation of such data is essential for performing cost-effectiveness analyses according to established guidelines...
  26. ncbi request reprint Optical technologies for cervical neoplasia: update of an NCI program project grant
    Michele Follen
    The Center for Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Clin Adv Hematol Oncol 3:41-53. 2005
    ..All of these technologies should decrease mortality, morbidity, and the cost of treating cervical cancer...
  27. ncbi request reprint Knowledge of cervical dysplasia and human papillomavirus among women seen in a colposcopy clinic
    Sandi L Pruitt
    The Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research at The University of Texas, Houston School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 99:S236-44. 2005
    ..This study was undertaken to evaluate knowledge of cervical dysplasia and human papillomavirus (HPV) among women seen in a colposcopy clinic...
  28. ncbi request reprint Clinical trial endpoints in ovarian cancer: report of an FDA/ASCO/AACR Public Workshop
    Robert C Bast
    M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 107:173-6. 2007
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Patient distress and satisfaction with optical spectroscopy in cervical dysplasia detection
    Karen Basen-Engquist
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:1136-42. 2003
    ..The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the impact of optical spectroscopy, a new approach for the detection of cervical dysplasia, on patient well-being and satisfaction...
  30. ncbi request reprint Short-term and long-term psychosocial adjustment and quality of life in women undergoing different surgical procedures for breast cancer
    Patricia A Parker
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 1330, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas 77020, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:3078-89. 2007
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint A social comparison theory analysis of group composition and efficacy of cancer support group programs
    Cindy L Carmack Taylor
    Behavioral Science Unit, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Soc Sci Med 65:262-73. 2007
    ..We also discuss ethical issues with enrolling nondistressed patients whose presence may help others, but whose likelihood of personal benefit is questionable...
  32. ncbi request reprint Predictors of breast and cervical screening in Vietnamese women in Harris County, Houston, Texas
    Vi Ho
    Department of Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Nurs 28:119-29; quiz 130-1. 2005
    ..Barriers and incentives to breast and cervical screening were similar to those in other studies...
  33. doi request reprint Adherence to preventive exercises and self-reported swallowing outcomes in post-radiation head and neck cancer patients
    Eileen Huh Shinn
    Department of Behavioral Science, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
    Head Neck 35:1707-12. 2013
    ..To reduce the risk of long-term swallowing complications after radiation, swallowing exercises may be helpful. Both the rate of adherence to swallowing exercises and its impact on future swallowing function are unknown...
  34. ncbi request reprint Cervical cancer
    Karen Basen-Engquist
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 98:2009-14. 2003
    ..Primary prevention of cervical cancer should remain a priority as research in behavioral interventions and barriers to screening, especially among vulnerable populations, moves forward...
  35. ncbi request reprint Participant recruitment and motivation for participation in optical technology for cervical cancer screening research trials
    Olga M Shuhatovich
    Biomedical Engineering Center, UT M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 99:S226-31. 2005
    ..Recommendations are given for maximizing the efficiency of recruitment for cervical cancer screening trials...
  36. doi request reprint Use of social media to conduct a cross-sectional epidemiologic and quality of life survey of patients with neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix: a feasibility study
    Tarrik Zaid
    Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 132:149-53. 2014
    ....
  37. pmc Identifying early dehydration risk with home-based sensors during radiation treatment: a feasibility study on patients with head and neck cancer
    Susan K Peterson
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301436, Unit 1330, Houston, TX 77030
    J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2013:162-8. 2013
    ..This study evaluated the feasibility of using CYCORE to address early at-home identification of dehydration risk in head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy...
  38. ncbi request reprint Active coping mediates the association between religion/spirituality and functional well-being in ovarian cancer
    Andrea L Canada
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 99:S125. 2005
  39. ncbi request reprint Accelerometry and self-report in sedentary populations
    Jennifer L Jovanovic
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Am J Health Behav 35:71-80. 2011
    ..To determine whether self-reported exercise duration and intensity matched accelerometer data in sedentary endometrial cancer survivors and age-matched controls...
  40. ncbi request reprint Using intervention mapping to adapt an effective HIV, sexually transmitted disease, and pregnancy prevention program for high-risk minority youth
    Susan R Tortolero
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Health Promot Pract 6:286-98. 2005
    ..IM is a detailed process that provides planners with a systematic method for decision making in each phase of developing or adapting an intervention to influence changes in behavior and environmental conditions...
  41. ncbi request reprint A randomized prospective trial evaluating testosterone, haemoglobin kinetics and quality of life, during and after 12 months of androgen deprivation after prostatectomy: results from the Postoperative Adjuvant Androgen Deprivation trial
    Peter C Black
    Deparment of Urology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    BJU Int 100:63-9. 2007
    ..To assess testosterone and haemoglobin kinetics in the Postoperative Adjuvant Androgen Deprivation (PAAD) trial, and correlate these with quality of life (QoL) in this prospective randomized study...
  42. ncbi request reprint Demographic and past screening behaviors of men attending a free community screening program for prostate cancer
    Patricia A Parker
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230 1439, USA
    Health Promot Pract 7:213-20. 2006
    ..These results may help guide the development of and promotion for future screening programs. Future efforts should be directed at increasing awareness about screening procedures for prostate cancer...
  43. pmc Safer choices 2: rationale, design issues, and baseline results in evaluating school-based health promotion for alternative school students
    Susan R Tortolero
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:70-82. 2008
    ..This paper describes the rationale, study design, and baseline results for the Safer Choices 2 program...

Research Grants6

  1. BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND QOL
    Karen Basen Engquist; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The information obtained in this pilot project will be used to propose a larger group randomized trial of the LPA intervention in the breast cancer survivor population. ..
  2. Social Cognitive Theory and PA after Endometrial Cancer
    Karen Basen Engquist; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Results of the study will provide a rigorous test of Social Cognitive Theory as it is applied to physical activity, and will inform the development of effective interventions for cancer survivors. ..