Cindy L. Carmack Taylor
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Quality of lifeSelf-efficacyPsychiatryCancerInternal medicineMental healthDistressCross-sectional studyOncologyPsychosocialPsychologyRandomized controlled trialPhysical therapyEndometrial cancerSocial supportDepression (differential diagnoses)Prostate cancerBody mass indexIntervention (counseling)PopulationGynecologyPrimary careStage of changePhysical activityBreast cancerClinical psychologyMedicineCoping (psychology)Gerontology
29Publications
21H-index
1,568Citations
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#1Hoda BadrH-Index: 1
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Last. Cindy L. Carmack TaylorH-Index: 21
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#1Eileen H. Shinn (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 16
Last. Karen Basen-EngquistH-Index: 54
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Objective: Women with ovarian cancer face a poor prognosis, with prolonged periods of treatment but relatively high levels of physical functioning. Their thoughts and feelings regarding the prospect of dying are complex and have not been adequately studied. Various demographic, medical and psychosocial factors were examined to determine their independent associations with fear of dying and hopelessness in a cross-sectional design. Method: Two hundred fifty-four ovarian cancer patients were asses...
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#1Hoda Badr (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 34
Objective: To characterize the sexual function of both prostate cancer patients and their partners, and to examine whether associations between sexual dysfunction and psychosocial adjustment vary depending on spousal communication patterns. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 116 prostate cancer patients and their partners completed psychosocial questionnaires. Results: Patients and partners reported high rates of sexual dysfunction. Within couples, patients' and their partners' sexual funct...
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#1Heidi Y. Perkins (Rice University)H-Index: 6
#2George Baum (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 12
Last. Karen Basen-Engquist (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 54
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Objective: The physical and psychological benefits of exercise for cancer survivors are well documented. Researchers have examined self-efficacy (SE) as a target for promoting exercise; however, the predictors of SE, including treatment factors and comorbidities, have not been examined extensively. The purpose of this cross-sectional analysis was to examine how variables related to cancer and cancer treatment, comorbid health problems, health-related quality of life (QOL), and depression relate ...
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#1Karen Basen-Engquist (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 54
#2Stacie Scruggs (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 5
Last. Cindy L. Carmack Taylor (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 21
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Objective This study aims to determine the prevalence of physical activity and obesity and their relationship to physical functioning (PF), fatigue, and pain in endometrial cancer survivors. Study Design Surveys were mailed to 200 survivors of endometrial cancer diagnosed within the last 5 years; 61% were returned. Surveys assessed physical activity, height and weight, comorbid health problems, PF, fatigue, and pain. Results In all, 22% exercised in the past month at the level of current public ...
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#1Karen Basen-Engquist (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 54
#2Daniel C. Hughes (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 12
Last. Cindy L. Carmack Taylor (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 21
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Background Many breast cancer survivors experience long term sequelae, including fatigue, decreased physical functioning, pain, and psychological distress. Physical activity can ameliorate these problems, but there is little research on how activity should be performed to be most beneficial. This study explores how dimensions of physical activity (total energy expenditure, frequency, and duration) are associated with symptoms among breast cancer survivors.
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#1Cindy L. Carmack Taylor (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 21
#2Hoda Badr (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 34
Last. Leslie R. Schover (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 71
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Background Lung cancer morbidity and mortality may increase the risk for distress in couples facing this malignancy.
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#1Hoda Badr (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 34
#2Cindy L. Carmack Taylor (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 21
Objective: Relationship maintenance strategies help to ensure the continuation of valued relationships by keeping them at a certain level of intimacy. This study evaluated how lung cancer patients’ and spouses’ efforts to maintain their relationships affected their psychological and marital adjustment over time. Design: Psychosocial questionnaires were administered within 1 month of lung cancer treatment initiation (baseline) and 3 and 6 months later to 158 lung cancer patients and their spouses...
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