N E Avis

Summary

Affiliation: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Change in health-related quality of life over the menopausal transition in a multiethnic cohort of middle-aged women: Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Menopause 16:860-9. 2009
  2. pmc Longitudinal changes in sexual functioning as women transition through menopause: results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Menopause 16:442-52. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Cancer survivorship and aging
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1063, USA
    Cancer 113:3519-29. 2008
  4. doi request reprint A randomized, controlled pilot study of acupuncture treatment for menopausal hot flashes
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Menopause 15:1070-8. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Disentangling cultural issues in quality of life data
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Menopause 14:708-16. 2007
  6. pmc Evaluation of the Quality of Life in Adult Cancer Survivors (QLACS) scale for long-term cancer survivors in a sample of breast cancer survivors
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:92. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with participation in breast cancer treatment clinical trials
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:1860-7. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint A universal menopausal syndrome?
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Section on Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1063, USA
    Am J Med 118:37-46. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Assessing quality of life in adult cancer survivors (QLACS)
    Nancy E Avis
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Qual Life Res 14:1007-23. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Correlates of sexual function among multi-ethnic middle-aged women: results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Section on Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Menopause 12:385-98. 2005

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. pmc Change in health-related quality of life over the menopausal transition in a multiethnic cohort of middle-aged women: Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Menopause 16:860-9. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to examine changes in health-related quality of life (HRQL) during the menopausal transition, controlling for chronological aging, symptoms, and other covariates...
  2. pmc Longitudinal changes in sexual functioning as women transition through menopause: results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Menopause 16:442-52. 2009
    ..This study seeks to determine if advancing through the menopausal transition is associated with changes in sexual functioning...
  3. doi request reprint Cancer survivorship and aging
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1063, USA
    Cancer 113:3519-29. 2008
    ..In particular, prospective studies with measures of functioning before cancer diagnosis and treatment, comparisons with age-matched noncancer populations, and interventions to reduce the impact of cancer on functioning are needed...
  4. doi request reprint A randomized, controlled pilot study of acupuncture treatment for menopausal hot flashes
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Menopause 15:1070-8. 2008
    ..To investigate the feasibility of conducting a randomized trial of the effect of acupuncture in decreasing hot flashes in peri- and postmenopausal women...
  5. ncbi request reprint Disentangling cultural issues in quality of life data
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Menopause 14:708-16. 2007
    ..To describe a process for understanding ethnic differences in health-related quality of life (HRQL)...
  6. pmc Evaluation of the Quality of Life in Adult Cancer Survivors (QLACS) scale for long-term cancer survivors in a sample of breast cancer survivors
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:92. 2006
    ..This represents an important area of study, given the large number of breast cancer patients surviving many years post diagnosis...
  7. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with participation in breast cancer treatment clinical trials
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:1860-7. 2006
    ..It is well established that recruitment to clinical trials (CTs) is difficult and time consuming. This article reports on factors related to CT participation among women who were invited to participate in a CT for breast cancer...
  8. ncbi request reprint A universal menopausal syndrome?
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Section on Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1063, USA
    Am J Med 118:37-46. 2005
    ..Future research should focus on how symptoms are interrelated, what factors are uniquely related to vasomotor symptoms, and identifying whether there is a subgroup of women who are more likely to report symptoms...
  9. ncbi request reprint Assessing quality of life in adult cancer survivors (QLACS)
    Nancy E Avis
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Qual Life Res 14:1007-23. 2005
    ..The new multidimensional measure has good internal consistency and validity and is appropriate for comparisons between cancer and non-cancer populations, as well as long-term follow-up of cancer patients...
  10. ncbi request reprint Correlates of sexual function among multi-ethnic middle-aged women: results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Section on Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Menopause 12:385-98. 2005
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  11. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in a multiethnic sample of middle-aged women: Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
    Nancy E Avis
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1063, USA
    Med Care 41:1262-76. 2003
    ..Relatively little is known about the association between menopause and health-related quality of life (HRQL) across ethnic groups...
  12. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in diverse groups of midlife women: assessing the influence of menopause, health status and psychosocial and demographic factors
    N E Avis
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Qual Life Res 13:933-46. 2004
    ..While there were many consistencies across racial/ethnic groups, we also found that the nature of the associations between QOL and education, marital status, perceived stress and social support varied across racial/ethnic groups...
  13. ncbi request reprint Increasing mammography screening among women over age 50 with a videotape intervention
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Prev Med 39:498-506. 2004
    ..A randomized trial was conducted to test the effectiveness of a videotape for increasing mammography screening among a multiethnic sample of older women...
  14. ncbi request reprint Quality of life among younger women with breast cancer
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Section on Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Piedmont Plaza II, 2nd Floor, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:3322-30. 2005
    ..To describe quality of life (QOL) of younger women 4 to 42 months after breast cancer diagnosis and to identify factors associated with impaired QOL...
  15. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial problems among younger women with breast cancer
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Piedmont Plaza II 2nd floor, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Psychooncology 13:295-308. 2004
    ..Findings reinforce the need to develop interventions to help women deal with premature menopause and problems with sexual functioning following chemotherapy...
  16. ncbi request reprint Younger women's perceptions of coping with breast cancer
    Janeen C Manuel
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Section on Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Cancer Nurs 30:85-94. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that clinicians should identify patients' particular stressors and help with coping techniques targeting particular concerns...
  17. doi request reprint A longitudinal investigation of coping strategies and quality of life among younger women with breast cancer
    Suzanne C Danhauer
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section on Hematology and Oncology, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1082, USA
    J Behav Med 32:371-9. 2009
    ..Coping strategies were minimally related to subsequent QOL. Coping strategies and QOL are dynamic processes. QOL may predict coping strategies equally or more than vice versa...
  18. ncbi request reprint Sexual functioning and practices in a multi-ethnic study of midlife women: baseline results from SWAN
    Virginia S Cain
    Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    J Sex Res 40:266-76. 2003
    ..005). Significant ethnic differences were found for frequency of all practices. Perimenopause status was associated only with higher frequencies of masturbation and pain during intercourse...
  19. doi request reprint Breast cancer survivors and hot flashes: the search for nonhormonal treatments
    Nancy E Avis
    J Clin Oncol 26:5008-10. 2008
  20. doi request reprint The impact of hormone therapy on health-related quality of life: longitudinal results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Rachel Hess
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Menopause 15:422-8. 2008
    ..To determine the impact of hormone therapy (HT) on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) during the menopausal transition and to examine variation based on menopausal symptom status...
  21. ncbi request reprint Menopause transition stage and endogenous estradiol and follicle-stimulating hormone levels are not related to cognitive performance: cross-sectional results from the study of women's health across the nation (SWAN)
    Crystal Luetters
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:331-44. 2007
    ..We sought to describe the cross-sectional relation between menopause status, estradiol (E(2)), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and measured cognitive function...
  22. pmc Depressive symptoms during the menopausal transition: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
    Joyce T Bromberger
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    J Affect Disord 103:267-72. 2007
    ..This study examined the longitudinal relationship between changes in menopausal status and the risk of clinically relevant depressive symptoms and whether the relationship differed according to initial depressive symptom level...
  23. ncbi request reprint Sexual problems in younger women after breast cancer surgery
    Stephanie R Burwell
    University of Georgia, Department of Child and Family Development, Athens, GA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:2815-21. 2006
    ..To examine sexual problems in younger women diagnosed with breast cancer during the first year after surgery and to identify sociodemographic, medical, and psychosocial predictors of sexual problems...
  24. ncbi request reprint Persistent mood symptoms in a multiethnic community cohort of pre- and perimenopausal women
    Joyce T Bromberger
    Departments of Epidemiology and Psychiatry, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:347-56. 2003
    ..These findings suggest that persistent mood symptoms and overall dysphoric mood are associated with the early perimenopause, particularly among women with lower educational attainment...
  25. ncbi request reprint Surgical menopause: effects on psychological well-being and sexuality
    Jan L Shifren
    Vincent OB GYN Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Menopause 14:586-91. 2007
    ..Women anticipating surgical menopause often have significant concerns regarding the effects of surgery on psychological well-being and sexuality...
  26. ncbi request reprint Functional status and quality of life after emergency revascularization for cardiogenic shock complicating acute myocardial infarction
    Lynn A Sleeper
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, Massachusetts 02472, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:266-73. 2005
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Research Grants3

  1. Acupuncture Treatment for Menopausal Hot Flashes
    Nancy Avis; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  2. Non-specific Effects of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Hot Flashes
    Nancy E Avis; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The proposed research explores the various factors that contribute to the effectiveness of acupuncture in the context of treating menopausal hot flashes and has importance implications for research on acupuncture. ..