Nancy E Avis

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Publications

  1. pmc Longitudinal Examination of Symptom Profiles among Breast Cancer Survivors
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage . 2016
  2. pmc Trajectories of depressive symptoms following breast cancer diagnosis
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Science and Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 24:1789-95. 2015
  3. pmc Age-related longitudinal changes in depressive symptoms following breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 139:199-206. 2013
  4. pmc Explaining age-related differences in depression following breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 136:581-91. 2012
  5. doi The perimenopause and sexual functioning
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 38:587-94. 2011
  6. pmc Predictors of posttraumatic growth in women with breast cancer
    Suzanne C Danhauer
    Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Psychooncology 22:2676-83. 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. ncbi 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
  10. ncbi 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

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. pmc Longitudinal Examination of Symptom Profiles among Breast Cancer Survivors
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage . 2016
    ..Identification of cancer patients with similar symptom profiles may facilitate targeted symptom management...
  2. pmc Trajectories of depressive symptoms following breast cancer diagnosis
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Science and Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 24:1789-95. 2015
    ..This longitudinal study sought to identify groups of breast cancer survivors exhibiting distinct trajectories of depressive symptoms up to 24 months following diagnosis, and to describe characteristics associated with these trajectories...
  3. pmc Age-related longitudinal changes in depressive symptoms following breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 139:199-206. 2013
    ..Interventions to reduce symptoms and illness intrusiveness, improve a sense of meaning and peace, and increase social support, may help reduce depression and such interventions may be especially relevant for younger women...
  4. pmc Explaining age-related differences in depression following breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 136:581-91. 2012
    ..Age differences in risk of depression following a breast cancer diagnosis can be explained by the impact of cancer and its treatment on specific areas of a woman's life...
  5. doi The perimenopause and sexual functioning
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 38:587-94. 2011
    ..The.article addresses the relative contributions of perimenopause and other.factors (e.g., relationship with partner, previous sexual enjoyment, psychosocial.factors and health) to sexual functioning...
  6. pmc Predictors of posttraumatic growth in women with breast cancer
    Suzanne C Danhauer
    Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Psychooncology 22:2676-83. 2013
    ..The current study examined change in PTG over 2 years following breast cancer diagnosis and variables associated with PTG over time...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi 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)...
  10. ncbi 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...
  11. doi 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...
  12. pmc Trajectories of Posttraumatic Growth and Associated Characteristics in Women with Breast Cancer
    Suzanne C Danhauer
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, 27157 1063, USA
    Ann Behav Med 49:650-9. 2015
    ..Cancer survivors may experience posttraumatic growth (PTG), positive psychological changes resulting from highly stressful events; however, the longitudinal course of PTG is poorly understood...
  13. pmc African American prostate cancer survivors' treatment decision-making and quality of life
    Nynikka R A Palmer
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 90:61-8. 2013
    ..To examine African-American prostate cancer (PCa) survivors' involvement in treatment decision-making (TDM), and examine the association between TDM and quality of life (QOL), using secondary data...
  14. pmc Characterizing the trajectories of vasomotor symptoms across the menopausal transition
    Ping G Tepper
    1Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 3Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 4Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Davis, CA 5Department of Population Health and Reproduction, University of California, Davis, CA 6Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 7Women s Hormones and Aging Research Program, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 8Department of Population Health Sciences, Univerisity of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 9Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 10Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
    Menopause 23:1067-74. 2016
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate the heterogeneity of temporal patterns of vasomotor symptoms (VMS) over the menopausal transition and identify factors associated with these patterns in a diverse sample of women...
  15. pmc Change in sexual functioning over the menopausal transition: results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Nancy E Avis
    1Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 2Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA 3Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 4Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA 5University of Utah School of the Health Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT 6Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Davis, CA
    Menopause . 2016
    ..The aim of the study was to identify whether there is a decline in sexual functioning related to the menopausal transition or to hysterectomy...
  16. pmc Longitudinal analysis of changes in weight and waist circumference in relation to incident vasomotor symptoms: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
    Ellen B Gold
    1Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Davis, CA 2Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 3Departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 4Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 5Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
    Menopause 24:9-26. 2017
    ..We analyzed whether concurrent BMI or waist circumference and/or changes in weight or waist circumference predicted incident VMS and whether these relations differed by menopause stage or race/ethnicity...
  17. 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...
  18. pmc Symptom clusters in women with breast cancer: an analysis of data from social media and a research study
    Sarah A Marshall
    Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, 27157, USA
    Qual Life Res 25:547-57. 2016
    ..This paper compares and contrasts symptom cluster patterns derived from messages on a breast cancer forum with those from a symptom checklist completed by breast cancer survivors participating in a research study...
  19. pmc Positive and negative affect, depression, and cognitive processes in the Cognition in the Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (Co-STAR) Trial
    Suzanne C Danhauer
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 20:532-52. 2013
    ..This study examined the relationship between positive and negative affect, depressive symptoms, and cognitive performance...
  20. doi 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...
  21. pmc Acupuncture in Menopause (AIM) study: a pragmatic, randomized controlled trial
    Nancy E Avis
    1Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy 2Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 3Department of Community and Family Medicine and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
    Menopause 23:626-37. 2016
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the short and long-term effects of acupuncture on vasomotor symptoms (VMS) and quality of life-related measures...
  22. pmc Duration of menopausal vasomotor symptoms over the menopause transition
    Nancy E Avis
    Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    JAMA Intern Med 175:531-9. 2015
    ..The expected duration of menopausal vasomotor symptoms (VMS) is important to women making decisions about possible treatments...
  23. ncbi 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...
  24. ncbi 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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  25. pmc Trajectories of response to acupuncture for menopausal vasomotor symptoms: the Acupuncture in Menopause study
    Nancy E Avis
    1Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 2Department of Community and Family Medicine and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 3Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
    Menopause 24:171-179. 2017
    ..To examine the trajectories of responses to acupuncture treatment for menopausal vasomotor symptoms (VMS) and the characteristics of women in each trajectory...
  26. pmc Pilot study of integral yoga for menopausal hot flashes
    Nancy E Avis
    From the Departments of 1Social Sciences and Health Policy and 2Biostatistical Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
    Menopause 21:846-54. 2014
    ..This study aims to obtain preliminary data on the efficacy of yoga for reducing self-reported menopausal hot flashes in a randomized study including an attention control group...
  27. pmc Masturbation frequency and sexual function domains are associated with serum reproductive hormone levels across the menopausal transition
    John F Randolph
    University of Michigan Health System J F R, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 University of Michigan School of Public Health J F R, H Z, S D H, Department of Epidemiology, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 Wake Forest School of Medicine N E A, Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 and Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles G A G, Los Angeles, California 90095
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 100:258-66. 2015
    ..To determine whether reproductive hormones are related to sexual function during the menopausal transition...
  28. ncbi 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...
  29. ncbi 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...
  30. doi 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...
  31. ncbi 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...