Laura Dunn

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Cytokine gene variation is associated with depressive symptom trajectories in oncology patients and family caregivers
    Laura B Dunn
    School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 17:346-53. 2013
  2. pmc "Thinking about it for somebody else": Alzheimer's disease research and proxy decision makers' translation of ethical principles into practice
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:337-45. 2013
  3. pmc Research ethics issues in geriatric psychiatry
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, 401 Parnassus Avenue, Box GPP 0984, San Francisco, CA 94143 0984, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 32:395-411. 2009
  4. pmc Worth the risk? Relationship of incentives to risk and benefit perceptions and willingness to participate in schizophrenia research
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, 401 Parnassus Avenue, Box GPP 0984, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Schizophr Bull 35:730-7. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Psychiatric residents' views of quality of psychotherapy training and psychotherapy competencies: a multisite survey
    Christina Calabrese
    University of California, San Francisco, Psychiatry, 401 Parnassus Ave, Box 0984 F, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Acad Psychiatry 34:13-20. 2010
  6. pmc Sleep-wake circadian activity rhythms and fatigue in family caregivers of oncology patients
    Anand Dhruva
    Schools of Nursing and Medicine, Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California San Francisco, 2 Koret Way, San Francisco, CA 94143 0610, USA
    Cancer Nurs 35:70-81. 2012
  7. pmc Trajectories of sleep disturbance and daytime sleepiness in women before and after surgery for breast cancer
    Christina Van Onselen
    School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0610, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:244-60. 2013
  8. pmc Sleep-wake circadian activity rhythm parameters and fatigue in oncology patients before the initiation of radiation therapy
    Christine Miaskowski
    Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0610, USA
    Cancer Nurs 34:255-68. 2011
  9. pmc Differences in self-reported attentional fatigue between patients with breast and prostate cancer at the initiation of radiation therapy
    John D Merriman
    School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0610, USA
    Cancer Nurs 34:345-53. 2011
  10. pmc Differences in the symptom experience of older versus younger oncology outpatients: a cross-sectional study
    Janine K Cataldo
    School of Nursing, University of California, 2 Koret Way N631Y, San Francisco, CA 94143 0610, USA
    BMC Cancer 13:6. 2013

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Publications42

  1. doi request reprint Cytokine gene variation is associated with depressive symptom trajectories in oncology patients and family caregivers
    Laura B Dunn
    School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 17:346-53. 2013
    ..This study sought to confirm latent classes of oncology patients and FCs with distinct depressive symptom trajectories and to examine differences in phenotypic and genotypic characteristics among these classes...
  2. pmc "Thinking about it for somebody else": Alzheimer's disease research and proxy decision makers' translation of ethical principles into practice
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:337-45. 2013
    ..This mixed-methods study is the first to examine explicitly whether and to what degree proxies differentiate between these two approaches and what considerations influence their mode of decision making...
  3. pmc Research ethics issues in geriatric psychiatry
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, 401 Parnassus Avenue, Box GPP 0984, San Francisco, CA 94143 0984, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 32:395-411. 2009
    ..In depression and suicide research, further work is needed to develop standard procedures for meeting the ethical demands of research while conducting rigorous, crucial research...
  4. pmc Worth the risk? Relationship of incentives to risk and benefit perceptions and willingness to participate in schizophrenia research
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, 401 Parnassus Avenue, Box GPP 0984, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Schizophr Bull 35:730-7. 2009
    ..We examined willingness to participate in research, in relation to perceived risks and benefits, among people with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder...
  5. doi request reprint Psychiatric residents' views of quality of psychotherapy training and psychotherapy competencies: a multisite survey
    Christina Calabrese
    University of California, San Francisco, Psychiatry, 401 Parnassus Ave, Box 0984 F, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Acad Psychiatry 34:13-20. 2010
    ..The authors examined residents' perceptions of the quality of their training, support for training, their own competence levels, and associations between self-perceived competence and perceptions of the training environment...
  6. pmc Sleep-wake circadian activity rhythms and fatigue in family caregivers of oncology patients
    Anand Dhruva
    Schools of Nursing and Medicine, Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California San Francisco, 2 Koret Way, San Francisco, CA 94143 0610, USA
    Cancer Nurs 35:70-81. 2012
    ..Little is known about the relationships between sleep/wake circadian activity rhythms and fatigue in family caregivers (FCs) of oncology patients...
  7. pmc Trajectories of sleep disturbance and daytime sleepiness in women before and after surgery for breast cancer
    Christina Van Onselen
    School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0610, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:244-60. 2013
    ..Sleep disturbance is a problem for oncology patients...
  8. pmc Sleep-wake circadian activity rhythm parameters and fatigue in oncology patients before the initiation of radiation therapy
    Christine Miaskowski
    Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0610, USA
    Cancer Nurs 34:255-68. 2011
    ..Little is known about the relationships between sleep parameters and fatigue in patients at the initiation of radiation therapy (RT)...
  9. pmc Differences in self-reported attentional fatigue between patients with breast and prostate cancer at the initiation of radiation therapy
    John D Merriman
    School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0610, USA
    Cancer Nurs 34:345-53. 2011
    ..Breast and prostate cancer are the 2 most common cancers in women and men, respectively. Most previous studies on self-reported attentional fatigue evaluated patients with breast cancer...
  10. pmc Differences in the symptom experience of older versus younger oncology outpatients: a cross-sectional study
    Janine K Cataldo
    School of Nursing, University of California, 2 Koret Way N631Y, San Francisco, CA 94143 0610, USA
    BMC Cancer 13:6. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that older patients would have significantly lower ratings on four symptom dimensions...
  11. pmc Differences in sleep disturbance parameters between oncology outpatients and their family caregivers
    Sara Carney
    Schools of Nursing and Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 29:1001-6. 2011
    ..This study compared the occurrence rates for and severity ratings of sleep disturbance in patient-family caregiver (FC) dyads...
  12. pmc Association between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine genes and a symptom cluster of pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and depression
    Julie Illi
    School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0610, USA
    Cytokine 58:437-47. 2012
    ..Identification of distinct phenotypes provides new evidence for the role of IL4 in the modulation of a sickness behavior symptom cluster in oncology patients and their FCs...
  13. pmc Identification of patient subgroups and risk factors for persistent breast pain following breast cancer surgery
    Christine Miaskowski
    School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Pain 13:1172-87. 2012
    ..Findings suggest that approximately 25% of women experience significant and persistent levels of breast pain in the first 6 months following breast cancer surgery...
  14. doi request reprint Preliminary evidence of an association between an interleukin 6 promoter polymorphism and self-reported attentional function in oncology patients and their family caregivers
    John D Merriman
    1School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Biol Res Nurs 16:152-9. 2014
    ..78, 8.92]; p = .001). Findings provide preliminary evidence of subgroups of individuals with distinct trajectories of attentional function and of a genetic association with an IL6 promoter polymorphism...
  15. pmc Associations between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine genes and breast pain in women prior to breast cancer surgery
    Birha McCann
    School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0610, USA
    J Pain 13:425-37. 2012
    ..Findings suggest that breast pain occurs in over a quarter of women who are about to undergo breast cancer surgery. Based on phenotypic and genotypic characteristics found, inflammatory mechanisms contribute to preoperative breast pain...
  16. ncbi request reprint Identification of distinct subgroups of breast cancer patients based on self-reported changes in sleep disturbance
    Christina Van Onselen
    Department of Physiological Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0610, USA
    Support Care Cancer 20:2611-9. 2012
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  17. pmc The effects of pain, gender, and age on sleep/wake and circadian rhythm parameters in oncology patients at the initiation of radiation therapy
    David Buffum
    School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Pain 12:390-400. 2011
    ..Findings from this study suggest that pain and sleep disturbance are prevalent in oncology outpatients and that a patient's age and gender need to be considered in any evaluation of the relationship between pain and sleep...
  18. pmc Predictors of the trajectories of self-reported sleep disturbance in men with prostate cancer during and following radiation therapy
    Christine Miaskowski
    University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Sleep 34:171-9. 2011
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  19. ncbi request reprint Assessment of therapeutic misconception in older schizophrenia patients with a brief instrument
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92161, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:500-6. 2006
    ..How best to assess therapeutic misconception is unclear. Also unclear is to what degree patients with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, may manifest these beliefs...
  20. pmc Multimedia consent for research in people with schizophrenia and normal subjects: a randomized controlled trial
    Dilip V Jeste
    University of California, San Diego, USA
    Schizophr Bull 35:719-29. 2009
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  21. ncbi request reprint Psychiatry residency training around the world
    Sidney Zisook
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Acad Psychiatry 31:309-25. 2007
    ..The authors compare and contrast psychiatry residency training in the United States to that in Canada and selected countries in South America, Europe, and Asia...
  22. ncbi request reprint A new brief instrument for assessing decisional capacity for clinical research
    Dilip V Jeste
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, Bldg 13, Fourth Floor, 3350 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:966-74. 2007
    ..However, there are few reliable and validated brief tools that could be used routinely to evaluate individuals' capacity to consent to a research protocol...
  23. ncbi request reprint Problem areas in the understanding of informed consent for research: study of middle-aged and older patients with psychotic disorders
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 171:81-5. 2003
    ..Optimizing the abilities of individuals with psychiatric disorders to provide meaningful informed consent for research has become a heightened concern for psychiatric researchers...
  24. ncbi request reprint Assessment of capacity to consent to research among older persons with schizophrenia, Alzheimer disease, or diabetes mellitus: comparison of a 3-item questionnaire with a comprehensive standardized capacity instrument
    Barton W Palmer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:726-33. 2005
    ..Also, as requirements for formal assessment of decisional capacity are becoming more common, there is a clear need to identify efficient screening methods...
  25. ncbi request reprint Assessing decisional capacity for clinical research or treatment: a review of instruments
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, 0603 V, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0603, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1323-34. 2006
    ..The authors critically reviewed existing measures of decisional capacity for research and treatment...
  26. pmc Prevalence and correlates of adequate performance on a measure of abilities related to decisional capacity: differences among three standards for the MacCAT-CR in patients with schizophrenia
    Laura B Dunn
    University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, United States
    Schizophr Res 89:110-8. 2007
    ..These findings underscore the need for refinement of capacity assessment procedures and for improvements in the use of capacity assessment tools for screening purposes and to assist in categorical capacity determinations...
  27. pmc Preliminary evidence of an association between a functional interleukin-6 polymorphism and fatigue and sleep disturbance in oncology patients and their family caregivers
    Christine Miaskowski
    Department of Physiological Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0610, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 40:531-44. 2010
    ..However, little is known about factors that contribute to interindividual variability in these symptoms or to their underlying biologic mechanisms...
  28. pmc Risk and protection in prodromal schizophrenia: ethical implications for clinical practice and future research
    Nasra Haroun
    University of California, San Diego, USA
    Schizophr Bull 32:166-78. 2006
    ..Finally, our data strengthen the evidence base available to inform the discussion of ethical issues relevant to this important research area...
  29. pmc Emerging empirical evidence on the ethics of schizophrenia research
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Schizophr Bull 32:47-68. 2006
    ..Finally, we highlight important gaps in our understanding of ethically relevant aspects of schizophrenia research and offer a specific research agenda for empirical ethics...
  30. ncbi request reprint Correlates of treatment-related decision-making capacity among middle-aged and older patients with schizophrenia
    Barton W Palmer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, the Veterans Medical Research Foundation, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:230-6. 2004
    ..We examined the range, stability, and correlates of treatment-related decisional capacity in this patient population...
  31. ncbi request reprint Depression and grief reactions in hospice caregivers: from pre-death to 1 year afterwards
    Yulia Chentsova-Dutton
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego and VA Healthcare Systems, 0603 R, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0603, USA
    J Affect Disord 69:53-60. 2002
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  32. ncbi request reprint Decisional capacity to consent to research among patients with bipolar disorder: comparison with schizophrenia patients and healthy subjects
    Barton W Palmer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, Calif 92161, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:689-96. 2007
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  33. ncbi request reprint Treatment-related decision-making capacity in middle-aged and older patients with psychosis: a preliminary study using the MacCAT-T and HCAT
    Barton W Palmer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:207-11. 2002
    ..Results point to the importance of assessing DMC and to the potential modifiability of initial difficulties in understanding...
  34. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of and risk factors for medication nonadherence in patients with schizophrenia: a comprehensive review of recent literature
    Jonathan P Lacro
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, 92161, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:892-909. 2002
    ..This article reviews recent literature on the prevalence of and risk factors for medication nonadherence in patients with schizophrenia...
  35. ncbi request reprint Improving understanding of research consent in middle-aged and elderly patients with psychotic disorders
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:142-50. 2002
    ..Interestingly, EC patients did not differ significantly from RC normal comparison subjects in their post-test scores. Among the patients, comprehension test scores correlated with level of education and cognitive performance...
  36. pmc Understanding of placebo controls among older people with schizophrenia
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Schizophr Bull 32:137-46. 2006
    ..We conclude that the level of understanding of important research design-related information is not static but may be influenced by how investigators approach the consent process...
  37. ncbi request reprint Antipsychotic medication adherence: is there a difference between typical and atypical agents?
    Christian R Dolder
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego 92161, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:103-8. 2002
    ..Pharmacy refill records were used to compare medication adherence in outpatient veterans receiving typical versus atypical antipsychotic medications...
  38. ncbi request reprint Multimedia educational aids for improving consumer knowledge about illness management and treatment decisions: a review of randomized controlled trials
    Dilip V Jeste
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, University of California, 116A 1 VA San Diego Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 42:1-21. 2008
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  39. ncbi request reprint Effective use of consent forms and interactive questions in the consent process
    Barton W Palmer
    Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, USA
    IRB 30:8-12. 2008
  40. ncbi request reprint Improving informed consent and enhancing recruitment for research by understanding economic behavior
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    JAMA 293:609-12. 2005
  41. ncbi request reprint Chronic pain and depression among geriatric psychiatry inpatients
    Thomas W Meeks
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:637-42. 2008
    ..We examined whether chronic pain among depressed geriatric inpatients was associated with several clinical variables-comorbid psychiatric and medical diagnoses, length of hospitalization, suicidal ideation, and sleep duration...
  42. doi request reprint Delaying care, avoiding stigma: residents' attitudes toward obtaining personal health care
    Laura B Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry and Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Acad Med 84:242-50. 2009
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