Karen Basen-Engquist
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Quality of lifeCancerInternal medicineOncologyPsychosocialPsychologyRandomized controlled trialPhysical therapyPsychological interventionEndometrial cancerOvarian cancerIntervention (counseling)PopulationGynecologyPhysical activityFamily medicineBreast cancerClinical psychologyMedicineGerontology
253Publications
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6,253Citations
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#1Ursela Christopherson (UTMB: University of Texas Medical Branch)
#2Stephanie J. Wells (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)
Last. Maria C. Swartz (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 10
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PURPOSE Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors experience greater functional deficits compared to non-cancer peers or older survivors with a similar diagnosis. Physical activity (PA) is a key strategy for mitigating functional decline, and motivation and peer support are critical PA facilitators in AYA cancer survivors. Active video games (AVGs) may be a "gateway" method to promote PA. Further, integrating AVGs into group videoconferencing, a medium used by AYAs to socialize, can capi...
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#1Ruth Rechis (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 2
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PURPOSE Increasingly, cancer centers are delivering population-based approaches to narrow the gap between known cancer prevention strategies and their effective implementation. Leveraging successful healthy community initiatives, MD Anderson developed Be Well Communities™, a model that implements evidence-based actions to directly impact people's lives. METHODS In partnership with local organizations, MD Anderson's Be Well Communities team executed and evaluated 16 evidence-based interventions t...
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#1Nathan H. Parker (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 16
#2Jessica Gorzelitz (UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)H-Index: 3
Last. Matthew H.G. Katz (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 66
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Loss of skeletal muscle and inferior muscle quality are associated with poor prognosis in patients undergoing preoperative treatment for pancreatic cancer, so maintaining skeletal muscle health bef...
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#1Nathan H. Parker (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 16
#2Karen Basen-Engquist (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 55
Last. Matthew H.G. Katz (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 66
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We previously demonstrated associations between exercise during pancreatic cancer treatment and quality of life and physical fitness prior to pancreatectomy. In this study, we quantified exercise among survivors following pancreatic tumor resection and characterized concordance with established guidelines. We quantified exercise frequency, duration, and intensity among survivors who underwent pancreatectomy for adenocarcinoma or a neuroendocrine tumor at our center from 2000 to 2017 and compared...
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#1Ashley J. Housten (WashU: Washington University in St. Louis)H-Index: 8
#2Christine M. Gunn (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 2
Last. Karen Basen-Engquist (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 55
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Approximately one-third of adults in the United States (U.S.) have limited health literacy. Those with limited health literacy often have difficultly navigating the health care environment, including navigating care across the cancer continuum (e.g., prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment). Evidence-based interventions to assist adults with limited health literacy improve health outcomes; however, little is known about health literacy interventions in the context of cancer and their impact ...
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#1Yue Liao (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 20
#2Michael C. Robertson (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 8
Last. Karen Basen-Engquist (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 55
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The advancement of wearable technologies provides opportunities to continuously track individuals' daily activity levels and sleep patterns over extended periods of time. These data are useful in examining the reciprocal relationships between physical activity and sleep at the intrapersonal level. The purpose of this study is to test the bidirectional relationships between daily activity levels and sleep duration. The current study analyzed activity and sleep data collected from a Fitbit device ...
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#1Alexis OrtizH-Index: 2
#2Daniel C. HughesH-Index: 12
Last. Karen Basen-EngquistH-Index: 55
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#1Adriana M. Coletta (UofU: University of Utah)H-Index: 8
#2Nadia H. Agha (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 11
Last. Richard J. SimpsonH-Index: 126
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PURPOSE Preclinical evidence suggests that natural killer cell (NK-cell) function and myokines facilitate the protective effects of exercise for breast cancer prevention. Since higher-intensity exercise acutely promotes greater mobilization and larger changes in NK-cell cytotoxicity than lower-intensity, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) might offer increased immune protection compared to moderate-intensity continuous-training (MICT). This study compared a 12-week HIIT program to a 12-week...
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#4Margaret RaberH-Index: 7
#5Nathan H. ParkerH-Index: 16
Last. Leticia A. GatusH-Index: 3
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#1David Hui (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 6
#1David Hui (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 102
Last. Eduardo Bruera (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 126
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Background Exertional dyspnea is common in cancer patients and limits their function. The impact of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) on exertional dyspnea in non-hypoxemic patients is unclear. In this double-blind, parallel-group, randomized trial, we assessed the effect of flow rate (high vs. low) and gas (oxygen vs. air) on exertional dyspnea in non-hypoxemic cancer patients. Patients and methods Cancer patients with oxygen saturation >90% at rest and exertion completed incremental and constant ...
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