Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Transition from treatment to survivorship: effects of a psychoeducational intervention on quality of life in breast cancer survivorsKaren Dow Meneses
School of Nursing, The University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 34:1007-16. 2007..To examine the effectiveness of a psychoeducational intervention on quality of life (QOL) in breast cancer survivors in post-treatment survivorship...
- Does economic burden influence quality of life in breast cancer survivors?KAREN MENESES
School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
Gynecol Oncol 124:437-43. 2012..Yet, economic burden is rarely examined in cancer survivorship. The goal of this paper is to describe the effect of economic hardship and burden among women with breast cancer...
- Development of the Fertility and Cancer Project: an Internet approach to help young cancer survivorsKAREN MENESES
School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 37:191-7. 2010....
- Evaluation of the Fertility and Cancer Project (FCP) among young breast cancer survivorsKAREN MENESES
School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
Psychooncology 19:1112-5. 2010..We report FCP participants' (a) changes in mood and functioning and (b) changes in knowledge of fertility and cancer from baseline to 6-month follow-up...
- Preliminary evaluation of psychoeducational support interventions on quality of life in rural breast cancer survivors after primary treatmentKAREN MENESES
School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue South, GM029, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
Cancer Nurs 32:385-97. 2009..Thus, it appears that at least some rural breast cancer survivors can and will participate in a larger trial and will maintain their participation and that those that do participate experience significant QOL benefit...
- An evaluation of the Train the Trainer International Breast Health and Breast Cancer Education: lessons learnedKaren Dow Meneses
School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 1210, USA
J Cancer Educ 23:267-71. 2008..Train the Trainer (TTT) Breast Health and Breast Cancer Education program was a workshop for nurses to improve knowledge about breast health and breast cancer...
- An application of longitudinal analysis with skewed outcomesAndres Azuero
School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, NE, USA
Nurs Res 59:301-7. 2010..However, these designs present statistical challenges particularly related to accounting for the variance and covariance of the repeated measurements on the same participants and to modeling outcomes that are not normally distributed...
- Predictors of attrition among rural breast cancer survivorsKAREN MENESES
School of Nursing, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Res Nurs Health 37:21-31. 2014..Findings contribute to future research efforts to reduce research attrition among rural underserved populations...
- A revision of the quality of life-breast cancer survivors (QOL-BCS) instrumentAndres Azuero
Department of Community Health Outcomes and Systems, University of Alabama at Birmingham, NB1019G 1720 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294 1210, USA
Res Nurs Health 36:423-34. 2013..Future work includes fine-tuning the measurement model and examining its generalizability among non-rural BCS...
- Out of pocket cost comparison between Caucasian and minority breast cancer survivors in the Breast Cancer Education Intervention (BCEI)Maria Pisu
School of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
Breast Cancer Res Treat 127:521-9. 2011..Future studies can investigate how this burden affects the quality of life of breast cancer survivors, especially minorities...
- The out of pocket cost of breast cancer survivors: a reviewMaria Pisu
University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
J Cancer Surviv 4:202-9. 2010..Current turbulent economic climate increases the urgency to better understand this burden. Few studies or systematic reviews focus on OOP costs...
- Self-assessed knowledge of treatment and fertility preservation in young women with breast cancerAngela M Jukkala
School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
Fertil Steril 94:2396-8. 2010..These women need access to high-quality health information to support their participation in medical decision making about fertility preservation...
- Live item index technique: an intervention research toolPatrick McNees
School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294 1210, USA
Nurs Res 57:69-74. 2008..Yet, discrete items within those scales may be insensitive indicators for a specific population sample or intervention, thus creating what often appears to be chaotic data...
- Quality of life in cancer survivorship: 20 years laterKAREN MENESES
chool of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Semin Oncol Nurs 26:36-46. 2010..To discuss the unique quality-of-life (QOL) issues for cancer survivors and provide guidance for the selection of measures to assess them...
- Dealing with the financial burden of cancer: perspectives of older breast cancer survivorsMaria Pisu
Division of Preventive Medicine and Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL, 35294, USA
Support Care Cancer 22:3045-52. 2014..Yet, little data are available to address financial issues among them. Eliciting the survivors' perspectives on how to deal with this financial burden is a first crucial step to identifying the means to provide this supportive care...
- A study of the relationship between food group recommendations and perceived stress: findings from black women in the Deep SouthTiffany L Carson
Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
J Obes 2015:203164. 2015..Based on these study findings, which are limited by potential misreporting of dietary intake and limited variability in stress measure outcomes, there is insufficient evidence to support a relationship between stress and dietary intake. ..
- Developing an intervention to address physical activity barriers for African-American women in the deep south (USA)Dori Pekmezi
University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Boulevard, 227 RPHB Birmingham, AL 35293, USA
Womens Health (Lond Engl) 9:301-12. 2013..To address high rates of inactivity and related chronic diseases among African-American women...
- Adapting an evidence-based survivorship intervention for Latina breast cancer survivorsKAREN MENESES
Office of Research and Scholarship, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
Womens Health (Lond Engl) 11:109-19. 2015..Despite poor outcomes, few survivorship interventions for LBCS are available. Adapting evidence-based interventions for Latinas may be one strategy to reduce disparities...
- Technology, cognitive remediation, and nursing: directions for successful cognitive agingDavid E Vance
School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 1210, USA
J Gerontol Nurs 35:50-6. 2009..As such, guiding older patients, as well as some facilities, in this direction may be a way to help. However, certain caveats and suggestions are warranted...
- Upper extremity lymphedema after treatment for breast cancer: a review of the literatureKaren Dow Meneses
College of Nursing, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 38216, USA
Ostomy Wound Manage 53:16-29. 2007..Currently available evidence also indicates that increased clinician and patient awareness and education may help reduce the risk of lymphedema-associated complications through early detection and prompt interventions...
- The longitudinal effects of cancer treatment on sexuality in individuals with lung cancerJudith A Shell
Osceola Cancer Center, Kissimmee, FL, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 35:73-9. 2008..To examine changes in sexual functioning during treatment for lung cancer and the extent to which age, gender, social support, and mood status affect sexual dysfunction...
- Quality of Life Intervention in Breast Cancer SurvivorsKaren Dow; Fiscal Year: 2004....