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Nicole Amoyal Pensak, Ph.D

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Conley, C.C., McIntyre, M., Pensak, N.A., Lynce, F., Graham, D., Ismail-Khan, R., Lopez, K., Vadaparampil, S.T., & O'Neill, S.C.  (In press).  Barriers and facilitators to taking CDK4/6 inhibitors among patients with metastatic breast cancer: A qualitative study.  Breast Cancer Research & Treatment.
 
Sannes, TS; Ranby, KW; Yusufov, M; Brewer, BW; Jacobs, JM; Callan, S; Ulrich, GR; Pensak, NA; Natvig, CL; Laudenslager, ML. (in press) More often than not, we’re in sync: Patient and caregiver well-being over time SCT. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes.
 
Pensak, N. A., Carr, A. L., Jones, J., Mikulich‐Gilbertson, S. K., Kutner, J. S., Kilbourn, K., ... & Laudenslager, M. L. (2020). A pilot study of mobilized intervention to help caregivers of oncology patients manage distress. Psycho‐Oncology.
 
Greer, JA, Jacobs, JM, Pensak, N, Nisotel, LE, Fishbein, JN, MacDonald, JJ, Ream, ME, Walsh, EA, Buzaglo, J, Muzikansky, A, Lennes, IT, Safren, SA, Pirl, WF, Temel, JS. Randomized Trial of a Smartphone Mobile App to Improve Symptoms and Adherence to Oral Therapy for Cancer. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 2019.

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Greer, JA, Jacobs, JM, Pensak, N, Nisotel, LE, Fishbein, JN, MacDonald, JJ, Ream, ME, Walsh, EA, Buzaglo, J, Muzikansky, A, Lennes, IT, Safren, SA, Pirl, WF, Temel, JS. Randomized Trial of a Smartphone Mobile App to Improve Symptoms and Adherence to Oral Therapy for Cancer. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 2019. In press.

Greer, JA., Jacobs, J., Pensak, N., et al., Randomized Trial of a Tailored Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Mobile Application for Anxiety in Patients with Incurable Cancer. The Oncologist. January 2019. Doi.1634/theoncologist.2018-0536.

​Carr, A., Jones, J., Mikulich-Gilbertson, S., Laudenslager, M., Kutner, J., Kilbourn, K., Simoneau, T., Sannes, T., Brewer, B., Kolva, E., Joshi, T., Pensak, N.A. (In Press) Results from a Mixed-Methods Randomized Control Pilot Study of a Mobilized Intervention (Pep-Pal) to Help Caregivers of Patients with Advanced Illness Manage Distress. Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Jacobs, J., Greer, J., Amoyal Pensak, N. P (In Press) Patient Experiences with Oral Chemotherapy: Adherence, Symptoms, and Quality of Life. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

El-Jawahri, A., Fishman S.R., Vanderklish, J., Dizon, D., Pensak, N.A., Traeger, L., Joseph A. Greer, Elyse  Park, Netana Markovitz, Lauren Waldman, Chrisa Hunnewell, Meredith Saylor, Jessica Driscoll , Zhigang Li , Thomas R. Spitzer, Steven McAfee, Yi-Bin Chen, Jennifer S. Temel (2018) Pilot Study of a Multimodal Intervention to Enhance Sexual Function in SCT Survivors. Cancer.

Hooker, S.A., Schmiege, S., Trivedi, R., Amoyal, N.R, Bekelman, D.B. (2017) Mutuality and heart failure self-care in patients and their informal caregivers. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.  1(12). DOI: 10.1177/1474515117730184.

Amoyal, N.R.*, Joshi, T., Simoneau, T., Kilbourn, K., Carr, A., Kutner, J. A. & Laudenslager, M. A. (2017) Qualitative Mobile Intervention Development Study for Improving Symptoms of Distress in Caregivers of Patients Receiving HSCT. Journal of Medical Internet Research- Research Protocols.

Jacobs, J., Amoyal Pensak, N., Sporn, N., MacDonald, J., Lennes, I., Saffren, S., Pirl, W., Temel, J., & Greer, J. (2017) Treatment Satisfaction and Adherence to Oral Chemotherapy in Patients with Cancer. Journal of Oncology Practice.

Fishbein, J.N., Nisotel, L.E, MacDonald, J.J., Amoyal Pensak, N.*, Jacobs, J., Flanagan, C., Jethwani, K., & Greer, J. (2017) Development of a mobile application for adherence to oral chemotherapy and symptom management. Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Amoyal, N.R., Fernandez, A., Ng, R., Fehon, D. (2016) Measuring Coping Behavior in Liver Transplant Patients: A Psychometric Analysis of the Brief COPE. Progress in Transplantation.

Greer, J., Amoyal N.R., Nisotel, L., Fishbein, J., MacDonald, J., Stagl, J., Temel, J.S., Saffren, S., & Pirl, W.F. (2017) A Systematic Review of Adherence to Oral Antineoplastic Therapies. Oncologist.

Amoyal, N.R., Nisotel, L., Dizon, D., Sexual Recovery after Cancer (2015). Current Sexual Health Reports.

Fernandez, A. C., Amoyal, N. R., Paiva, A., Prochaska, J. O. (2016). Motivation for HPV vaccination among young adult men: Validation of TTM decisional balance and self-efficacy constructs. American Journal of Health Promotion, 30 (3), 163 – 171.

Robbins, M.L., Paiva, A., Amoyal, N.R., Brick, L., Kessler, D., Burditt, C., Caltabiano, M., & Shaz, B. (2015). Acceptability and Feasibility of a Culturally Tailored Internet-Delivered Intervention to Promote Blood Donation in Blacks. Health Promotion Practice, 16(2), 227-35. PMID: 24801019.

Waterman, A. Robbins, M.L., Paiva, A., Peipert, J., Davis, L., Hyland, S., S. Schenk, E. Amoyal, N.R., (2015) Measuring Kidney Patients’ Motivation to Pursue a Living Donor Kidney Transplant: Development of Stage of Change, Decisional Balance and Self-efficacy Measures. Journal of Health Psychology. PMID: 2415594

Waterman, A.D., Robbins, M.L., Paiva, A.L., Peipert, J.D., Kynard-Amerson, C.S., Goalby, C., Davis, L., Thein, J., Schenk, E., Baldwin, K.A., Skelton, S., Amoyal, N., & Brick, L. (2014). Your Path to Transplant: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Tailored Computer Education Intervention to Increase Living Donor Kidney Transplant. BMC Nephrology, 15,166. Epub doi: 10.1186/1471-2369-15-166. PMID: 25315644.

Fernandez, A., Lipshitz, J., Larson, E., Amoyal, N.R., Blaney, C., Sillice, M., Meyer, K., Redding, C., Prochaska, J. & Paiva, A. (2013). Disease Prevention without Relapse: Processes of Change for HPV Vaccination. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine. 3(3): 301-309

Paiva, A.L., Amoyal, N.R., Johnson, J.L., & Prochaska, J.O. (2014). Adolescent Substance Use Initiation: Correlates of Profiles of Prevention. Journal of Early Adolescence.

Amoyal, N.R., Robbins, M., Paiva, A., Burditt, C., Kessler, D., & Shaz, B (2012). Measuring the Processes of Change for Increasing Blood Donation in Black Adults. Transfusion; 53(6):1280-90. Doi: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2012.03864.x.

 

Amoyal, N.R., & Fallon, E (2012). Physical and Cognitive Exercise Clinical Interventions Potential for Slowing Degeneration in Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Review of the Recent Literature. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 28 (3): 208-216.

Paiva, A.L., Prochaska, J.O., Yin, H., Rossi, J.S., Redding, C.A., Blissmer, B, Robbins, M.L., Velicer, W.F., Lipschitz, J. M., Amoyal, N.R., Babbin, S., Blaney, CL., Sillice, M.A., Fernandez, A., McGee, H., & Horiuchi, S. (2012). Treated individuals who progress to action or maintenance for one behavior are more likely to make similar progress on another behavior: Coaction results of a pooled data analysis of three trials. Preventive Medicine, 54: 331-334.

Amoyal, N.R., Mason, S.T., Corry, N., Gould, N., Mahfouz, S. Barkey, A., & Fauerbach, J.A. (2011) Measuring Coping Behavior in Patients with Major Burn Injuries: A Psychometric Evaluation of the Brief COPE in a Burn Population. Journal of Burn Care Research, 32(3): 392-398.

Gould, N.F., McKibben, J., McCann, U., Amoyal, N.R., Corry, N., Hall, R., Mason, S.T., & Fauerbach, J.A. (2011) Peritraumatic heart rate as a predictor of acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with burn injury. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 72(4): 539-47.

Mason, S. T., Corry, N., Gould, N., Amoyal, N.R, Gabriel,V., Wiechman Askay, S., Holavanahalli, R., Banks, S., Arceneaux, L. L., & Fauerbach, J. A. (2010). Growth Trajectories of Distress in Burn Patients. Journal of Burn Care Research, January/ February 31(1):64-72.
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Amoyal, N.R.*, Laudenslager, M., Kilbourn, K., Simoneau, T., & Kutner, J. A Development Study of a Mobile Intervention for Reducing Distress in Caregivers of Patients Receiving Autologous-Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: Results from Stakeholder Groups. Accepted for presentation as a Citation Poster at the American Psychosomatic Society. Denver, CO., April 2016.

Amoyal, N.R.*, Laudenslager, M., Kilbourn, K., Simoneau, T., & Kutner, J. A Qualitative Mobile Intervention Development Study for Improving Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, and Intimacy in Caregivers of Patients Receiving Autologous-HSCT. Seminar Presentation. Accepted for presentation at the Society for Behavioral Medicine. Washington, D.C., April 2016.

Amoyal, N.R.*, Nisotel, L., Traeger, L., Stagl, J., Greer, J. (2015) Sexual Satisfaction in Patients taking Oral Chemotherapies for Advanced Cancer. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Amoyal, N.R.*, Nisotel, L., Traeger, L., Stagl, J., & Greer, J. (2015) A Review of Non-Pharmacologic Interventions for Enhancing Women’s Sexual Adjustment after Gynecologic Cancer. Poster presentation. Society for Sex Therapy and Research. Boston, MA.

Amoyal, N.R.*, Fehon, D., Ng, R., Jones, A., Sledge, W. (2014) Measuring Coping Behavior in Liver Transplant Patients: A Psychometric Analysis of the BCOPE. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Society for Behavioral Medicine. Philadelphia, PA.

Amoyal, N.R.* Symposia: Measuring the Processes of Change for Increasing Blood Donation in Black Adults. Symposia to be presented at the American Society for Clinical Pathology Teleconference. April 3, 2014.

Amoyal, N.R.*, Paiva, A., Fernandez, A., Johnson, S., Evers, K., Prochaska, J. (2012). Prosocial Emotional Experience and Well-being: the Relationship between Elevation and Sleep, Diet, Stress, Social Well Being, and Well Being Functioning. Poster presentation. Society for Behavioral Medicine. New Orleans, LA.

Amoyal, N.R., Robbins, M., & Paiva, A. * (2011). Altruism and Elevation: Prosocial Emotional Experience and Prosocial Behavior. Poster presentation. American Psychological Society. Washington D.C.

Amoyal, N.R.*, Sherman, M., Lyons, H., & LoPresto, C. (2011). Elevation and its relation to Axis II functioning and depression. Poster presentation. Eastern Psychological Association. Cambridge, MA.

Amoyal, N.R.*, Paiva, A., Burditt, C., Robbins, M., & Kessler, D. (2011). Validation of the TTM Processes of Change measure for Blood Donation in an African American Sample. Poster Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine. Washington D.C.

Pence, L., Corry, N., Amoyal, N.R.*, Mason, S., Gould, N., Young, L., & Fauerbach, J. (2009). Neuroticism, Psychological Distress, and Chronic Pain Severity. Seminar Presentation. American Burn Association. San Antonio, TX.

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