Holly Gwen Prigerson
Affiliation: Harvard University
- United states acculturation and cancer patients' end-of-life careAlexi A Wright
Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
PLoS ONE 8:e58663. 2013..Culture shapes how people understand illness and death, but few studies examine whether acculturation influences patients' end-of-life treatment preferences and medical care...
- Caregiver evaluation of the quality of end-of-life care (CEQUEL) scale: the caregiver's perception of patient care near deathPhilip C Higgins
Doctoral Candidate, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States of America
PLoS ONE 8:e66066. 2013....
- Patient-oncologist alliance, psychosocial well-being, and treatment adherence among young adults with advanced cancerKelly M Trevino
Center for Psychosocial Epidemiology and Outcomes Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 01225, USA
J Clin Oncol 31:1683-9. 2013..This study sought to evaluate the relationships between the patient-oncologist alliance, psychosocial well-being, and treatment adherence in young adults with advanced cancer...
- Prolonged grief disorder: Psychometric validation of criteria proposed for DSM-V and ICD-11Holly G Prigerson
Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
PLoS Med 6:e1000121. 2009....
- Religious coping and use of intensive life-prolonging care near death in patients with advanced cancerAndrea C Phelps
Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
JAMA 301:1140-7. 2009..Patients frequently rely on religious faith to cope with cancer, but little is known about the associations between religious coping and the use of intensive life-prolonging care at the end of life...
- Provision of spiritual care to patients with advanced cancer: associations with medical care and quality of life near deathTracy Anne Balboni
Departments of Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 01225, USA
J Clin Oncol 28:445-52. 2010..To determine whether spiritual care from the medical team impacts medical care received and quality of life (QoL) at the end of life (EoL) and to examine these relationships according to patient religious coping...
- Depressive symptom trajectories and associated risks among bereaved Alzheimer disease caregiversBaohui Zhang
Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:145-55. 2008..The present study sought to determine if subgroups of bereaved AD caregivers follow distinctive depressive symptom trajectories and the characteristics associated with membership in depressive symptom subgroups...
- Peace, Equanimity, and Acceptance in the Cancer Experience (PEACE): validation of a scale to assess acceptance and struggle with terminal illnessJennifer W Mack
Department of Pediatric Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Cancer 112:2509-17. 2008..The role of emotional acceptance of a terminal illness in end-of-life (EOL) care is not known. The authors developed a measure of peaceful acceptance at the EOL, and evaluated the role of peaceful acceptance in EOL decision-making and care...
- Mutuality and specificity of mental disorders in advanced cancer patients and caregiversKara Zivin Bambauer
Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:819-24. 2006..We sought to determine mutuality and specificity in rates of mental disorders between advanced cancer patients and their caregivers...
- Associations between caregiver-perceived delirium in patients with cancer and generalized anxiety in their caregiversMary K Buss
Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Division of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
J Palliat Med 10:1083-92. 2007..We looked for a relationship between caregiver-perceived delirium in a patient with advanced cancer and rates of caregiver psychiatric disorders...
- Peaceful awareness in patients with advanced cancerAlaka Ray
Center for Psychooncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
J Palliat Med 9:1359-68. 2006..Previous studies have shown that prognostic awareness may be harmful to mental health yet beneficial for end of life care planning. The effects of prognostic awareness coupled with a sense of inner peace are unknown...
- Mental health, treatment preferences, advance care planning, location, and quality of death in advanced cancer patients with dependent childrenMatthew E Nilsson
Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 01225, USA
Cancer 115:399-409. 2009..The objective of this study was to determine empirically whether advanced cancer patients with and without dependent children differ in treatment preferences, mental health, and end-of-life (EOL) outcomes...
- Racial and ethnic differences in advance care planning among patients with cancer: impact of terminal illness acknowledgment, religiousness, and treatment preferencesAlexander K Smith
Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1309 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
J Clin Oncol 26:4131-7. 2008..Despite well-documented racial and ethnic differences in advance care planning (ACP), we know little about why these differences exist. This study tested proposed mediators of racial/ethnic differences in ACP...
- Racial disparities in the outcomes of communication on medical care received near deathJennifer W Mack
Department of Pediatric Oncology and Center for Outcomes and Policy Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Arch Intern Med 170:1533-40. 2010..This study aimed to evaluate whether differences in patient-physician communication contribute to disparities in EOL care between black patients and white patients...
- Influence of patients' preferences and treatment site on cancer patients' end-of-life careAlexi A Wright
Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Cancer 116:4656-63. 2010..The authors examined whether patients' desire for life-extending therapy was associated with their EOL care...
- End-of-life discussions, goal attainment, and distress at the end of life: predictors and outcomes of receipt of care consistent with preferencesJennifer W Mack
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Department of Pediatric Oncology, 44 Binney St 454, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Clin Oncol 28:1203-8. 2010..Physicians have an ethical obligation to honor patients' values for care, including at the end of life (EOL). We sought to evaluate factors that help patients to receive care consistent with their preferences...
- The validity and reliability of scales for the evaluation of end-of-life care in advanced dementiaDan K Kiely
Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research, Boston, MA, USA
Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 20:176-81. 2006..50 to 0.81). The results of this study demonstrate that the 3 EOLD scales demonstrate "internal consistency" reliability and demonstrate convergent validity, and further establish their utility in palliative care dementia research...
- The clinical course of advanced dementiaSusan L Mitchell
Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research, Boston, MA 02131, USA
N Engl J Med 361:1529-38. 2009..Dementia is a leading cause of death in the United States but is underrecognized as a terminal illness. The clinical course of nursing home residents with advanced dementia has not been well described...
- Parental control, partner dependency, and complicated grief among widowed adults in the communityJeffrey G Johnson
Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York, and Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 195:26-30. 2007..Dependency on the deceased spouse mediated the association of perceived parental control with the development of complicated grief following bereavement...
- Measuring therapeutic alliance between oncologists and patients with advanced cancer: the Human Connection ScaleJennifer W Mack
Department of Pediatric Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
Cancer 115:3302-11. 2009..In this study, the authors sought to develop and validate a measure of therapeutic alliance between patients with advanced cancer and their physicians and to evaluate the effects of therapeutic alliance on EOL experiences and care...
- Update on bereavement research: evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of complicated bereavementBaohui Zhang
Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Psycho oncology and Palliative Care Research, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
J Palliat Med 9:1188-203. 2006....
- Bereavement services for family caregivers: how often used, why, and why notEmily J Cherlin
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
J Palliat Med 10:148-58. 2007..We examined family caregiver reports about how often they used bereavement services, predictors of their use, and reported reasons for not using bereavement services...
- Spousal bereavement in older adults: common, resilient, and chronic grief with defining characteristicsCarol H Ott
College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 53201 0413, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 195:332-41. 2007..One out of six experienced a chronic grief syndrome. Early identification of this syndrome can lead to referral to newly emergent treatments specific for grief...
- Investigation of a developmental model of risk for depression and suicidality following spousal bereavementJeffrey G Johnson
Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
Suicide Life Threat Behav 38:1-12. 2008..Depressive symptoms mediated significant associations of dependency on the deceased spouse and low self-esteem with suicidal ideation and behavior...
- Psychiatric illness in the next of kin of patients who die in the intensive care unitMark D Siegel
Yale University School of Medicine, and Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, USA
Crit Care Med 36:1722-8. 2008..To determine the rates of psychiatric illness in next of kin following the death of a relative in a medical intensive care unit...
- Associations between end-of-life discussions, patient mental health, medical care near death, and caregiver bereavement adjustmentAlexi A Wright
Department of Medical Oncology and Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 550 Shields Warren, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
JAMA 300:1665-73. 2008..Talking about death can be difficult. Without evidence that end-of-life discussions improve patient outcomes, physicians must balance their desire to honor patient autonomy against a concern of inflicting psychological harm...
- Costs to society of family caregiving for patients with end-stage Alzheimer's diseaseHolly G Prigerson
Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, Conn, USA
N Engl J Med 349:1891-2. 2003
- Religiousness and spiritual support among advanced cancer patients and associations with end-of-life treatment preferences and quality of lifeTracy A Balboni
Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
J Clin Oncol 25:555-60. 2007..This study examined religiousness and spiritual support in advanced cancer patients of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds and associations with quality of life (QOL), treatment preferences, and advance care planning...
- Religiousness and major depression among bereaved family caregivers: a 13-month follow-up studyJ B Fenix
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
J Palliat Care 22:286-92. 2006..To examine the association between a multi-item measure of religiousness and major depressive disorder (MDD) in bereaved family caregivers of patients with cancer...
- Psychiatric disorders and mental health service use in patients with advanced cancer: a report from the coping with cancer studyNina S Kadan-Lottick
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Cancer 104:2872-81. 2005..This study aimed to: 1) determine the prevalence of diagnosable psychiatric illnesses, and 2) describe the mental health services received and predictors of service utilization in patients with advanced cancer...
- Population attributable fractions of psychiatric disorders and behavioral outcomes associated with combat exposure among US menHolly G Prigerson
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Haven, CT, USA
Am J Public Health 92:59-63. 2002..This study determined the percentage of adverse outcomes in US men attributable to combat exposure...
- Psychiatric disorders and mental health service use among caregivers of advanced cancer patientsLauren C Vanderwerker
Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Clin Oncol 23:6899-907. 2005..Despite research demonstrating the psychological burden of caregiving for advanced cancer patients, limited information exists on the prevalence of psychiatric disorders and mental health service use among these informal caregivers...
- Health behaviors associated with better quality of life for older bereaved personsJoyce H Chen
Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
J Palliat Med 8:96-106. 2005..Little is known about health behaviors that are associated with better quality of life among recently bereaved older persons...
- Suicidality and bereavement: complicated grief as psychiatric disorder presenting greatest risk for suicidalityAmy E Latham
The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, USA
Suicide Life Threat Behav 34:350-62. 2004....
- Investigating moderator hypotheses in aging research: statistical, methodological, and conceptual difficulties with comparing separate regressionsJason T Newsom
Institute on Aging, Portland State University, OR 97207 0751, USA
Int J Aging Hum Dev 57:119-50. 2003..These results clearly illustrate that the analysis strategy researchers choose may have important bearing on theory in aging research such as conclusions regarding the role of social support across the life span...
- In search of a good death: A good death is an oxymoron without consideration of mental healthHolly G Prigerson
BMJ 327:222. 2003
- The Stressful Caregiving Adult Reactions to Experiences of Dying (SCARED) Scale: a measure for assessing caregiver exposure to distress in terminal careHolly G Prigerson
Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 11:309-19. 2003....
- Perspectives on preparedness for a death among bereaved personsLisa C Barry
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Conn Med 66:691-6. 2002..To present opinions of recently bereaved persons regarding how they could have been made to feel more prepared for the death of a loved one...
- Communication between physicians and family caregivers about care at the end of life: when do discussions occur and what is said?Emily Cherlin
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
J Palliat Med 8:1176-85. 2005..We examined family caregiver reports of physician communication about incurable illness, life expectancy, and hospice; the timing of these discussions; and subsequent family understanding of these issues...
- An exploration of associations between separation anxiety in childhood and complicated grief in later lifeLauren C Vanderwerker
Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 022115, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 194:121-3. 2006..CSA was not significantly associated with major depressive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, or generalized anxiety disorder...
- Assessing grief and bereavement: observations from the fieldMarion J Michalski
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Omega (Westport) 54:91-106. 2006..Also, developed here is the implication for potential application of a modified version of the YBS which could be used in both research and clinical practice...
- Religious coping among caregivers of terminally ill cancer patients: main effects and psychosocial mediatorsMichelle J Pearce
Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
J Health Psychol 11:743-59. 2006..In a number of models, negative religious coping was related to outcomes through its relationship with social support, optimism and self-efficacy. Implications for research and healthcare are discussed...
- Religious coping is associated with the quality of life of patients with advanced cancerNalini Tarakeshwar
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
J Palliat Med 9:646-57. 2006..For patients confronting a life-threatening illness such as advanced cancer, religious coping can be an important factor influencing their quality of life (QOL)...
- Psychiatric disorders among bereaved persons: the role of perceived circumstances of death and preparedness for deathLisa C Barry
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:447-57. 2002..Further studies are needed to confirm these findings...
- Better bereavement: coping with the death of a spouseHolly G Prigerson
Health News 8:5. 2002
- Preparing caregivers for the death of a loved one: a theoretical framework and suggestions for future researchRandy S Hebert
Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
J Palliat Med 9:1164-71. 2006....
- An empirical examination of the stage theory of griefPaul K Maciejewski
Department of Psychiatry, Women s Health Research, and Magnetic Resonance Research Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn
JAMA 297:716-23. 2007..Nevertheless, the stage theory of grief has previously not been tested empirically...
- Differences in risk factors for suicidality between African American and White patients vulnerable to suicideLauren C Vanderwerker
Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA 02115, USA
Suicide Life Threat Behav 37:1-9. 2007..The results suggest that race/ethnicity-specific risk profiles may improve the detection of suicidality in vulnerable populations...
- Religious coping, health, and health service use among bereaved adultsMichelle J Pearce
Yale University, Department of Psychology, New Haven, CT 06520 8205, USA
Int J Psychiatry Med 32:179-99. 2002..This report examined associations between religious coping, health, and health service use among a sample of 265 recently bereaved adults...
- Complicated grief in survivors of suicideAnn M Mitchell
Health and Community Systems Department, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Crisis 25:12-8. 2004..The closely related survivors of suicide had higher levels of complicated grief and could be at risk of developing physical and/or mental health problems, including suicidal ideation, in the future...
- A case for establishing complicated grief as a distinct mental disorder in DSM-VWendy G Lichtenthal
Department of Psychology, 3720 Walnut Street, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Clin Psychol Rev 24:637-62. 2004..This paper concludes that CG must be established in the current nosology to address the needs of individuals who are significantly suffering and impaired by this disorder...
- Adverse childhood experiences, smoking and mental illness in adulthood: a preliminary studyKristi A Sacco
Program for Research in Smokers with Mental Illness PRISM, Connecticut Mental Health Center, Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06519, USA
Ann Clin Psychiatry 19:89-97. 2007..This study was designed to examine effects of ACE on the expression of smoking behavior and mental illness in adulthood...
- The influence of symptoms of prolonged grief disorder, depression, and anxiety on quality of life among bereaved adults: a prospective studyPaul A Boelen
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Utrecht University, P O Box 80140, 3508, TC Utrecht, The Netherlands
Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 257:444-52. 2007..This study sought to replicate these findings using a prospective design, a heterogeneous sample of mourners, and the most recent criteria to define PGD...
- Resident approaches to advance care planning on the day of hospital admissionAlexander K Smith
Division of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Arch Intern Med 166:1597-602. 2006..Previous research has demonstrated a need to improve patient-physician communication around advance care planning. A critical time for advance care planning conversations is the day of admission to the hospital...
- Depression after diagnosis of advanced non-small cell lung cancer and survival: a pilot studyWilliam F Pirl
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Psychosomatics 49:218-24. 2008..Major depressive disorder is estimated to occur in 10%-25% of people with cancer, and it has been inconsistently linked to increased mortality...
- Complicated grief and suicidal ideation in adult survivors of suicideAnn M Mitchell
Nursing and Psychiatry in the Health and Community Systems Department at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, PA 15261, USA
Suicide Life Threat Behav 35:498-506. 2005..Clinicians may provide more comprehensive assessments by recognizing the possibility of suicidal ideation in those with complicated grief...
- TRAUMATIC GRIEF IN LATER-LIFE: CRITERIA, RISKS, OUTCOMESHolly Prigerson; Fiscal Year: 2001..g., treatment of attachment disturbances) intervention will be identified, as will the mental and physical health impairments associated with meeting diagnostic criteria for TG. ..