Georgia Robins Sadler

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OBJECTIVE The concept of symptom clusters is relatively new in cancer patients' symptom management. This study, which spanned four cycles of chemotherapy, combined three commonly seen pre-treatment symptoms in cancer patients (i.e. sleep disturbances, fatigue and depression) into one symptom cluster, to explore the associations between pre-treatment cluster(More)
Previous investigations have shown that women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer experience both disturbed sleep and fatigue. However, most of the previous research examined women either during or after chemotherapy. This study examined sleep, fatigue, and circadian rhythms in women with breast cancer before the start of chemotherapy. Eighty five(More)
Fatigue and sleep disturbances are two of the most common and distressing symptoms reported by cancer patients. Fatigue and sleep are also correlated with each other. While fatigue has been reported to be associated with some inflammatory markers, data about the relationship between cancer-related sleep disturbances and inflammatory markers are limited.(More)
The purpose of this paper is to assess breast cancer screening rates and explore factors related to all three measures of breast cancer screening, mammography, clinical breast examination (CBE), and breast self-examination (BSE), among Korean immigrants in the United States. A telephone survey was conducted with 189 Korean women aged 40 and older in Cook(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the breast is an uncommon breast neoplasm. There are limited data about its epidemiology and few studies focusing on outcomes. This study aims to identify specific characteristics of patients with breast SCC, investigate its natural history, and determine its long-term prognosis. One hundred and seventy-seven cases of SCC of(More)
PURPOSE Prior cross-sectional studies have shown that cancer patients have sleep-wake activity cycles that show little distinction between daytime and nighttime, a pattern indicative of circadian disruption. This pattern is seen both before and during cancer treatment. Long-term data are needed, however, to assess to what extent circadian rhythm impairments(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To explore Korean American women's symbolic meanings related to their breasts and cervix, to examine attitudes and beliefs about breast and cervical cancer, and to find relationships between the participants' beliefs and their cancer screening behaviors. RESEARCH APPROACH Descriptive, qualitative analysis. SETTING Southwestern United(More)
Sleep disturbance, fatigue and depression are common complaints in patients with cancer, and often contribute to worse quality of life (QoL). Circadian activity rhythms (CARs) are often disrupted in cancer patients. These symptoms worsen during treatment, but less is known about their long-term trajectory. Sixty-eight women with stage I-III breast cancer(More)
BACKGROUND The Deaf community has not been adequately served by mainstream public health interventions. METHODS A breast cancer education program adapted for the needs of the Deaf community was evaluated by 123 deaf and hard-of-hearing women using pre- and post-surveys and focus groups. RESULTS Among the findings were the difficulty of recruiting Deaf(More)
PURPOSE: Estimates of insomnia in breast cancer patients are high, with reports of poor sleep lasting years after completion of cancer treatment. This randomized controlled crossover pilot study looked at the effects of individual cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (IND-CBT-I) on sleep in breast cancer survivors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-one(More)