P A Parker

Summary

Affiliation: The University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Illness Uncertainty and Quality of Life of Patients with Small Renal Tumors Undergoing Watchful Waiting: A 2-year Prospective Study
    Patricia A Parker
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA Electronic address
    Eur Urol 63:1122-7. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Comprehensive assessment of quality of life and psychosocial adjustment in patients with renal tumors undergoing open, laparoscopic and nephron sparing surgery
    Patricia A Parker
    Department of Behavioral Science, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230 1439, USA
    J Urol 187:822-6. 2012
  3. 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
  4. ncbi request reprint Communication between patients and healthcare providers in oncology
    Patricia A Parker
    M D Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Behavioral Science, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1330, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 99:S137-8. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Breaking bad news about cancer: patients' preferences for communication
    P A Parker
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 19:2049-56. 2001
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. doi request reprint Breast cancer: unique communication challenges and strategies to address them
    Patricia A Parker
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230, USA
    Breast J 15:69-75. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Communicating with cancer patients: what areas do physician assistants find most challenging?
    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
    J Cancer Educ 25:524-9. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint What do we know about facilitating patient communication in the cancer care setting?
    Patricia A Parker
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Psychooncology 14:848-58; discussion 859-60. 2005

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. doi request reprint Illness Uncertainty and Quality of Life of Patients with Small Renal Tumors Undergoing Watchful Waiting: A 2-year Prospective Study
    Patricia A Parker
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA Electronic address
    Eur Urol 63:1122-7. 2013
    ..Few studies have examined factors associated with the quality of life (QOL) of patients with renal tumors. Illness uncertainty may influence QOL...
  2. doi request reprint Comprehensive assessment of quality of life and psychosocial adjustment in patients with renal tumors undergoing open, laparoscopic and nephron sparing surgery
    Patricia A Parker
    Department of Behavioral Science, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230 1439, USA
    J Urol 187:822-6. 2012
    ..We prospectively evaluated the general and cancer specific quality of life, and psychosocial adjustment of patients with a renal mass treated with radical vs partial nephrectomy via a laparoscopic or an open approach...
  3. 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)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Communication between patients and healthcare providers in oncology
    Patricia A Parker
    M D Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Behavioral Science, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1330, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 99:S137-8. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Breaking bad news about cancer: patients' preferences for communication
    P A Parker
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 19:2049-56. 2001
    ..The goal of this study was to assess patients' preferences regarding the way in which physicians deliver news about their cancer diagnosis and management...
  6. 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...
  7. 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
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Breast cancer: unique communication challenges and strategies to address them
    Patricia A Parker
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230, USA
    Breast J 15:69-75. 2009
    ..These strategies are now viewed as essential skills in that they can affect patient distress and quality of life, satisfaction, and malpractice litigation as well as practitioner stress and burnout...
  9. doi request reprint Communicating with cancer patients: what areas do physician assistants find most challenging?
    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
    J Cancer Educ 25:524-9. 2010
    ..There are areas in which enhancement of communication skills may be needed, and educational opportunities should be developed for PAs working in oncology...
  10. ncbi request reprint What do we know about facilitating patient communication in the cancer care setting?
    Patricia A Parker
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Psychooncology 14:848-58; discussion 859-60. 2005
    ..More controlled studies using carefully chosen outcome variables are needed. Increasing patients' communication skills so that their goals are met has the potential to positively affect the communication process...
  11. ncbi request reprint Counterfactual thinking and quality of life among women with silicone breast implants
    Patricia A Parker
    Department of Behavioral Science 243, University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Behav Med 25:317-35. 2002
    ..These findings provide additional insight into the factors that may influence adjustment in a complex and poorly understood population and also have implications for understanding the adjustment process to other types of illnesses...
  12. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial and demographic predictors of quality of life in a large sample of cancer patients
    Patricia A Parker
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Psychooncology 12:183-93. 2003
    ..Assessing patients' level of social support may help to identify patients at risk for distress...
  13. doi request reprint Communication training in oncology: results of intensive communication workshops for Italian oncologists
    R Lenzi
    Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 20:196-203. 2011
    ..The course was feasible and succeeded in improving parameters associated with effective communication behaviours...
  14. 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
  15. doi request reprint Assessment of palliative care cancer patients' most important concerns
    Walter F Baile
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1402, USA
    Support Care Cancer 19:475-81. 2011
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Presurgical stress management improves postoperative immune function in men with prostate cancer undergoing radical prostatectomy
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science Unit 1330, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychosom Med 73:218-25. 2011
    ..To assess whether stress management (SM) improved immune outcomes in men undergoing surgery for prostate cancer...
  17. 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint Oncologists' attitudes toward and practices in giving bad news: an exploratory study
    Walter F Baile
    University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 20:2189-96. 2002
    ..To examine the attitudes and practices of oncologists in disclosure of unfavorable medical information to cancer patients...
  19. ncbi request reprint Design, conduct and evaluation of a communication course for oncology fellows
    Renato Lenzi
    University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    J Cancer Educ 20:143-9. 2005
    ..Training in the communication components of cancer care is necessary for the practice of oncology. We conducted a communication course for oncology fellows...
  20. ncbi request reprint The association between social support, intrusive thoughts, avoidance, and adjustment following an experimental cancer treatment
    Danielle Devine
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychooncology 12:453-62. 2003
    ....
  21. 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...
  22. pmc The effects of a presurgical stress management intervention for men with prostate cancer undergoing radical prostatectomy
    Patricia A Parker
    Department of Behavioral Science, Integrative Medicine Program, Unit 1330, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301439, Houston, TX 77230, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:3169-76. 2009
    ..If these results are replicated, it may be a useful adjunct to standard care for men with prostate cancer undergoing surgery...
  23. doi request reprint Interactive digital education aid in breast reconstruction
    Lior Heller
    Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 122:717-24. 2008
    ..A prospective randomized study was conducted to assess its effectiveness...
  24. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in patients with malignant melanoma participating in a phase I trial of an autologous tumour-derived vaccine
    L Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Melanoma Res 12:505-11. 2002
    ..QOL remained stable during treatment with the HSPPC-96 vaccine. In addition, patients who reported high levels of cancer-related intrusive thoughts at the start of treatment reported worse mental health at the end of the treatment...
  25. ncbi request reprint Communicating with patients in cancer care; what areas do nurses find most challenging?
    Debra Sivesind
    University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Cancer Educ 18:202-9. 2003
    ..Patient communication is a cornerstone of comprehensive oncology nursing care. Oncology nurses, however, do not appear to receive much advanced training in communication skills and many nurses do not feel adequately trained in this area...
  26. 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...
  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 Quality of life in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma participating in a phase I trial of an autologous tumor-derived vaccine
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Box 243, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Urol Oncol 7:119-24. 2002
    ..We prospectively examined quality of life (QOL) in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma treated with nephrectomy followed by heat shock protein peptide complex 96 (HSPPC-96) vaccine, a nontoxic, active, specific immunotherapy...
  29. ncbi request reprint Japanese cancer patients' communication style preferences when receiving bad news
    Maiko Fujimori
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwanoha 6 5 1, Kashiwa, Chiba 277 8577, Japan
    Psychooncology 16:617-25. 2007
    ..g. gender), medical (disease status) and psychosocial characteristics (fighting spirit and anxious preoccupation) of patients when delivering bad news...
  30. ncbi request reprint Breaking bad news: more than just guidelines
    Walter F Baile
    J Clin Oncol 24:3217; author reply 3217-8. 2006
  31. ncbi request reprint Cancer patients' preferences for communication of unfavourable news: an Asian perspective
    Li Qi Chiu
    Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610, Singapore
    Support Care Cancer 14:818-24. 2006
    ..38% of the common variance. Patients' preferences in our local Asian population are fairly similar to those obtained from other studies conducted in the West, despite possible socio-cultural differences such as the use of euphemisms...
  32. ncbi request reprint The communication goals and needs of cancer patients: a review
    Thomas F Hack
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Psychooncology 14:831-45; discussion 846-7. 2005
    ..Research gaps in communication research are highlighted, including the need for additional study of several external factors affecting the patient and provider...

Research Grants2

  1. Communication Between Patients and their Providers
    PATRICIA PARKER; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  2. Influence of Uncertainty and Communication on Adjustment
    PATRICIA PARKER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The proposed K07 Research Award would allow Dr. Parker to transition into an independent researcher in cancer prevention with a focus on psycho-oncology and physician-patient communication. ..