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From Theory to Patient Care: a model for the development, adaptation, and testing of psychosocial interventions for patients with serious illness.

Abby R Rosenberg, Jill Steiner, Nancy Lau, Kaitlyn Fladeboe, Demet Toprak, Sabrina Gmuca, Maeve B O'Donnell, Kiska Smith, Crystal E Brown, Joyce P Yi-Frazier,

Psychosocial and supportive care interventions are a cornerstone of palliative care science, yet there is little published guidance regarding how to develop, test, adapt, and ultimately disseminate evidence-based interventions. Our objective was to describe the application of a single intervention-development model in multiple populations of patients with serious illness. Specifically, ... Read more >>

J Pain Symptom Manage (Journal of pain and symptom management)
[2021, :]

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Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and medically traumatic events (TEs) in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer: a report from the Promoting Resilience in Stress Management (PRISM) randomized controlled trial.

Samantha R Scott, Alison G O'Daffer, Miranda C Bradford, Kaitlyn Fladeboe, Nancy Lau, Angela Steineck, Mallory Taylor, Joyce P Yi-Frazier, Abby R Rosenberg,

<h4>Objective</h4>In adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer, we examined (1) the distribution and type of traumatic events (TEs) experienced prior to baseline assessment and (2) how a resilience intervention, Promoting Resilience in Stress Management (PRISM), impacted changes in patient-reported outcomes (PROs) for AYAs with and without TEs.<h4>Methods</h4>AYAs (12-25 years) ... Read more >>

Support Care Cancer (Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer)
[2020, :]

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Facilitators and Barriers to Utilization of Psychosocial Care in Adolescents and Young Adults with Advanced Cancer: Integrating Mobile Health Perspectives.

Nancy Lau, Arta Gharib Parsa, Casey Walsh, Joyce P Yi-Frazier, Bryan J Weiner, J Randall Curtis, Elizabeth McCauley, Abby R Rosenberg, Krysta Barton,

<b><i>Purpose:</i></b> Although targeted psychosocial programming for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with advanced cancer is a well-described priority, how best to engage AYAs in that programming is less clear. We aimed to examine AYA perspectives on facilitators and barriers to utilization of psychosocial programs and preferred mode of delivery. <b><i>Methods:</i></b> ... Read more >>

J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol (Journal of adolescent and young adult oncology)
[2020, :]

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eHealth and mHealth Psychosocial Interventions for Youths With Chronic Illnesses: Systematic Review.

Nancy Lau, Shayna Waldbaum, Ryan Parigoris, Alison O'Daffer, Casey Walsh, Susannah F Colt, Joyce P Yi-Frazier, Tonya M Palermo, Elizabeth McCauley, Abby R Rosenberg,

<h4>Background</h4>An estimated 12.8% of children and adolescents experience chronic health conditions that lead to poor quality of life, adjustment and coping issues, and concurrent mental health problems. Digital health deployment of psychosocial interventions to support youth with chronic illness has become increasingly popular with the advent of the technological advances ... Read more >>

JMIR Pediatr Parent (JMIR pediatrics and parenting)
[2020, 3(2):e22329]

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Creating a Resilient Research Program-Lessons Learned From a Palliative Care Research Laboratory.

Abby R Rosenberg, Krysta Barton, Courtney Junkins, Samantha Scott, Miranda C Bradford, Angela Steineck, Nancy Lau, Liam Comiskey, Joyce P Yi-Frazier,

Conducting palliative care research can be personally and professionally challenging. Although limitations in funding and training opportunities are well described, a less recognized barrier to successful palliative care research is creating a sustainable and resilient team. In this special report, we describe the experience and lessons learned in a single ... Read more >>

J Pain Symptom Manage (Journal of pain and symptom management)
[2020, 60(4):857-865]

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Android and iPhone Mobile Apps for Psychosocial Wellness and Stress Management: Systematic Search in App Stores and Literature Review.

Nancy Lau, Alison O'Daffer, Susannah Colt, Joyce P Yi-Frazier, Tonya M Palermo, Elizabeth McCauley, Abby R Rosenberg,

BACKGROUND:In an oversaturated market of publicly available mobile apps for psychosocial self-care and stress management, health care providers, patients, and consumers interested in mental health-related apps may wonder which, if any, are efficacious. Readily available metrics for consumers include user popularity and media buzz rather than scientific evidence. OBJECTIVE:This systematic ... Read more >>

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth (JMIR mHealth and uHealth)
[2020, 8(5):e17798]

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Key considerations for advancing the development and testing of mHealth interventions in adolescent and young adult oncology.

Casey A Walsh, Abby R Rosenberg, Nancy Lau, Karen L Syrjala,

Psychooncology (Psycho-oncology)
[2020, 29(1):220-223]

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Examining key sociodemographic characteristics of adolescents and young adults with cancer: A post hoc analysis of the Promoting Resilience in Stress Management randomized clinical trial.

Nancy Lau, Miranda C Bradford, Angela Steineck, Samantha Scott, Kira Bona, Joyce P Yi-Frazier, Elizabeth McCauley, Abby R Rosenberg,

<h4>Background</h4>The "Promoting Resilience in Stress Management" intervention is a skills-based, early palliative care intervention with demonstrated efficacy in adolescents and young adults with cancer.<h4>Aim</h4>Utilizing data from a randomized clinical trial of Promoting Resilience in Stress Management versus Usual Care, we examined whether response to Promoting Resilience in Stress Management differed ... Read more >>

Palliat Med (Palliative medicine)
[2020, 34(3):336-348]

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A Psychosocial Intervention's Impact on Quality of Life in AYAs with Cancer: A Post Hoc Analysis from the Promoting Resilience in Stress Management (PRISM) Randomized Controlled Trial.

Angela Steineck, Miranda C Bradford, Nancy Lau, Samantha Scott, Joyce P Yi-Frazier, Abby R Rosenberg,

Promoting Resilience in Stress Management (PRISM), a psychosocial intervention for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with serious illness, enhances resilience resources via four skills-based training sessions. A recent randomized controlled trial showed PRISM improved health-related quality of life (HRQOL) compared to usual care (UC). This post hoc exploratory analysis aimed ... Read more >>

Children (Basel) (Children (Basel, Switzerland))
[2019, 6(11):]

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Distress and resilience among adolescents and young adults with cancer and their mothers: An exploratory analysis.

Nancy Lau, Joyce P Yi-Frazier, Kira Bona, K Scott Baker, Elizabeth McCauley, Abby R Rosenberg,

The aim of this analysis was to explore intra-family longitudinal relationships in psychosocial well-being among adolescent and young adults (AYAs, M<i>age</i> = 17, SD = 2.1) with cancer and their mothers using data from a multi-site, prospective, survey-based study. AYA-mother dyads (<i>n</i> = 14 dyads) completed validated patient reported outcome (PRO) measures of self-perceived ... Read more >>

J Psychosoc Oncol (Journal of psychosocial oncology)
[2020, 38(1):118-124]

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Exploratory analysis of treatment response trajectories in the PRISM trial: Models of psychosocial care.

Nancy Lau, Miranda C Bradford, Angela Steineck, Courtney C Junkins, Joyce P Yi-Frazier, Elizabeth McCauley, Abby R Rosenberg,

<h4>Objective</h4>Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer are at high risk of negative psychosocial outcomes. Promoting Resilience in Stress Management (PRISM), a novel, brief, skill-based intervention, has demonstrated efficacy in improving psychosocial well-being for AYAs. We utilized data from a recent randomized trial of PRISM versus usual care (UC) to ... Read more >>

Psychooncology (Psycho-oncology)
[2019, 28(7):1470-1476]

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Identifying the Best Approach to Patient-Centered Decisions About Serious Illness Care: What's Autonomy Got to Do With It?

Nancy Lau, J Randall Curtis,

JAMA Netw Open (JAMA network open)
[2019, 2(1):e187872]

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Efficient Monitoring of Treatment Response during Youth Psychotherapy: The Behavior and Feelings Survey.

John R Weisz, Rachel A Vaughn-Coaxum, Spencer C Evans, Kristel Thomassin, Jacqueline Hersh, Mei Yi Ng, Nancy Lau, Erica H Lee, Jacquelyn N Raftery-Helmer, Patrick Mair,

An emerging trend in youth psychotherapy is measurement-based care (MBC): treatment guided by frequent measurement of client response, with ongoing feedback to the treating clinician. MBC is especially needed for treatment that addresses internalizing and externalizing problems, which are common among treatment-seeking youths. A very brief measure is needed, for ... Read more >>

J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol (Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53)
[2020, 49(6):737-751]

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What we did not learn from an exploratory analysis of economic hardship in newly diagnosed adolescents and young adults with cancer.

Nancy Lau, Kira Bona, Angela Steineck, Abby R Rosenberg,

Pediatr Blood Cancer (Pediatric blood & cancer)
[2018, 65(12):e27411]

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"I'm Not a Spiritual Person." How Hope Might Facilitate Conversations About Spirituality Among Teens and Young Adults With Cancer.

Krysta S Barton, Tyler Tate, Nancy Lau, Karen B Taliesin, Elisha D Waldman, Abby R Rosenberg,

<h4>Context</h4>Supporting patients' spiritual needs is central to palliative care. Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) may be developing their spiritual identities; it is unclear how to navigate conversations concerning their spiritual needs.<h4>Objectives</h4>To 1) describe spiritual narratives among AYAs based on their self-identification as religious, spiritual, both, or neither and 2) identify ... Read more >>

J Pain Symptom Manage (Journal of pain and symptom management)
[2018, 55(6):1599-1608]

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Hope, distress, and later quality of life among adolescent and young adults with cancer.

Abby R Rosenberg, Miranda C Bradford, Kira Bona, Michele L Shaffer, Joanne Wolfe, K Scott Baker, Nancy Lau, Joyce Yi-Frazier,

We aimed to explore the predictive value of screening for distress alone, hope alone, or a combination of both. In a multicenter prospective study, 37 English-speaking adolescents and young adults with cancer and 40 parents completed validated instruments at diagnosis ("baseline") and 3-6 months later ("follow-up"). Correlated regression models described ... Read more >>

J Psychosoc Oncol (Journal of psychosocial oncology)
[2018, 36(2):137-144]

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Youth Top Problems: using idiographic, consumer-guided assessment to identify treatment needs and to track change during psychotherapy.

John R Weisz, Bruce F Chorpita, Alice Frye, Mei Yi Ng, Nancy Lau, Sarah Kate Bearman, Ana M Ugueto, David A Langer, Kimberly E Hoagwood, ,

<h4>Objective</h4>To complement standardized measurement of symptoms, we developed and tested an efficient strategy for identifying (before treatment) and repeatedly assessing (during treatment) the problems identified as most important by caregivers and youths in psychotherapy.<h4>Method</h4>A total of 178 outpatient-referred youths, 7-13 years of age, and their caregivers separately identified the 3 ... Read more >>

J Consult Clin Psychol (Journal of consulting and clinical psychology)
[2011, 79(3):369-380]

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A single arm phase II study of a Far-Eastern traditional herbal formulation (sho-sai-ko-to or xiao-chai-hu-tang) in chronic hepatitis C patients.

Gary Deng, Robert C Kurtz, Andrew Vickers, Nancy Lau, K Simon Yeung, Jinru Shia, Barrie Cassileth,

<h4>Ethnopharmacological relevance</h4>Hepatitis C is a major public health problem internationally. Many patients cannot benefit from the current treatment regimen (interferon/ribavirin combinations) due to its side effects or ineffectiveness. Xiao-Chai-Hu-Tang or Sho-sai-ko-to (SST), a compound of seven botanical extracts used for liver diseases traditionally in East Asia, was shown to reduce ... Read more >>

J Ethnopharmacol (Journal of ethnopharmacology)
[2011, 136(1):83-87]

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Air under the right diaphragm: colonoscopy in the setting of Chilaiditi syndrome.

Grigoriy E Gurvits, Nancy Lau, Nicholas Gualtieri, James G Robilotti,

Gastrointest Endosc (Gastrointestinal endoscopy)
[2009, 69(3 Pt 2):758-9; discussion 759]

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Acute esophageal necrosis: a rare syndrome.

Grigoriy E Gurvits, Alexander Shapsis, Nancy Lau, Nicholas Gualtieri, James G Robilotti,

<h4>Background</h4>Acute esophageal necrosis, which presents as a black esophagus on endoscopy, is a rare disorder that is poorly described in the medical literature. In this study, we analyze all cases reported to date to define risk factors, clinical presentation, endoscopic features, histologic appearance, treatment, complications, outcome and etiopathogenesis of the ... Read more >>

J Gastroenterol (Journal of gastroenterology)
[2007, 42(1):29-38]

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Globular hepatic amyloid: a diagnostic peculiarity that bears clinical significance.

Narasimhan Agaram, Jinru Shia, David S Klimstra, Nancy Lau, Oscar Lin, Robert A Erlandson, Daniel A Filippa, Thomas A Godwin,

Hepatic amyloid deposition in the form of globular inclusions is a rare occurrence. Only 24 such cases have been reported to date. Its clinical and pathological significance are undefined. Unawareness of such a pattern can cause diagnostic confusion. We herein describe a case of globular hepatic amyloid in a patient ... Read more >>

Hum Pathol (Human pathology)
[2005, 36(7):845-849]

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Survival and risk of recidivism in methadone-dependent patients undergoing liver transplantation.

Lawrence U Liu, Thomas D Schiano, Nancy Lau, Marian O'Rourke, Albert D Min, Samuel H Sigal, Martin Drooker, Henry C Bodenheimer,

Cirrhosis resulting from hepatitis C virus is presently the most common indication for liver transplantation (OLT) in the United States. A number of U.S. transplant centers require cirrhotics who are using methadone to discontinue it before proceeding with OLT. We sought to examine the outcomes of those patients who had ... Read more >>

Am J Transplant (American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons)
[2003, 3(10):1273-1277]

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