Heidi A Hamann
Affiliation: Washington State University
- Posttraumatic stress associated with cancer history and BRCA1/2 genetic testingHeidi A Hamann
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Psychosom Med 67:766-72. 2005..These stress responses may represent symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The present study assessed rates of PTSD related to personal or family cancer history and BRCA1/2 testing...
- Interpersonal responses among sibling dyads tested for BRCA1/BRCA2 gene mutationsHeidi A Hamann
Department of Psychology, Washington State University, Pullman 99164 4820, USA
Health Psychol 27:100-9. 2008..The purpose of this study was to compare sibling pairs with different combinations of BRCA1/BRCA2 test results on measures of affect, interpersonal responses, and physiological reactions...
- Stress and quality of life in African American cancer survivorsJohn P Garofalo
Washington State University Vancouver, USA
Ethn Dis 16:732-8. 2006..A comprehensive knowledge of QOL among these survivors will guide future research and facilitate the development of interventions to improve QOL, possibly reducing observed health disparities...
- Uncertainty during the transition from cancer patient to survivorJohn P Garofalo
Department of Psychology, Washington State University Vancouver, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98686 9600, USA
Cancer Nurs 32:E8-E14. 2009..Furthermore, uncertainty may a represent a key mechanism (and target for intervention) during the transition from cancer patient to survivor...
- Genetic testing for a BRCA1 mutation: prophylactic surgery and screening behavior in women 2 years post testingJeffrey R Botkin
Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113, USA
Am J Med Genet A 118:201-9. 2003..Oophorectomy was obtained by a large proportion of carrier women in contrast to mastectomy which was not utilized within the first 2 years following testing...
- Successful use of peer educators for sharing genetic informationVickie L Venne
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
J Genet Couns 16:515-25. 2007..Results indicate that a peer-led genetics module can increase knowledge about genetics. However, it does not appear to have a differential effect on genetic testing interest...