Karen Schumacher, RN, PhD, MSN

Title(s)Professor Emeritus, Physiological Nursing
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    Vanderbilt, NashvilleBSNNursing
    University of Colorado, DenverMSCommunity Health Nursing
    University of California, San Francisco, San FranciscoPhDNursing Science
    Oregon Health & Science University, PortlandPost-doc

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    NIH R01NR005126Sep 1, 1999 - Aug 31, 2004
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    NIH F32NR006969Dec 15, 1994
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH F31CA009199Oct 16, 1991
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Disparities in cancer incidence by rurality in California. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2023 04 11; 115(4):385-393. Oh DL, Schumacher K, Yang J, Wang K, Lin K, Gomez SL, Shariff-Marco S. PMID: 36622036; PMCID: PMC10086626.
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    2. Methodological considerations for the design and implementation of a fully longitudinal mixed methods study. Res Nurs Health. 2021 06; 44(3):571-580. Schumacher KL, Plano Clark VL, Eilers J, Kigondu N, Geary C, Kupzyk K, Lydiatt WM, Lackner RP, Ly Q. PMID: 33821492.
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    3. The Experience of Complex Pain Dynamics in Oncology Outpatients: A Longitudinal Qualitative Analysis. Cancer Nurs. 2021 Mar-Apr 01; 44(2):136-144. Schumacher KL, Plano Clark VL, Rabow MW, Paul SM, Miaskowski C. PMID: 31569180; PMCID: PMC8607807.
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    4. A COVID-19 screening tool for oncology telephone triage. Support Care Cancer. 2021 Apr; 29(4):2057-2062. Elkin E, Viele C, Schumacher K, Boberg M, Cunningham M, Liu L, Miaskowski C. PMID: 32856214; PMCID: PMC7453077.
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    5. Initial psychometric testing of the Head and Neck Cancer Patient Self-Management Inventory (HNC-PSMI). Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2020 Aug; 47:101751. Bond SM, Schumacher K, Dietrich MS, Wells N, Militsakh O, Murphy BA. PMID: 32521434.
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    6. A new conceptual model of experiences of aging in place in the United States: Results of a systematic review and meta-ethnography of qualitative studies. Int J Nurs Stud. 2020 Mar; 103:103496. Rosenwohl-Mack A, Schumacher K, Fang ML, Fukuoka Y. PMID: 31884333; PMCID: PMC7556794.
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    7. A Longitudinal Study of Predictors of Constipation Severity in Oncology Outpatients With Unrelieved Pain. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 01; 59(1):9-19.e1. Valenta S, Spichiger E, Paul SM, Rabow MW, Plano Clark VL, Schumacher KL, Miaskowski C. PMID: 31494176.
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    8. Understanding Functional Communication in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Using a Mixed Methods Design. Cancer Nurs. 2019 Mar/Apr; 42(2):119-128. Fletcher BS, Schumacher K, Cohen MZ, Kupzyk K, Lydiatt W. PMID: 29489478.
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    9. Impact of patient symptoms and caregiving tasks on psychological distress in caregivers for head and neck cancer (HNC). Psychooncology. 2019 03; 28(3):511-517. Castellanos EH, Dietrich MS, Bond SM, Wells N, Schumacher K, Ganti AK, Murphy BA. PMID: 30578599.
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    10. Experiences of aging in place in the United States: protocol for a systematic review and meta-ethnography of qualitative studies. Syst Rev. 2018 10 06; 7(1):155. Rosenwohl-Mack A, Schumacher K, Fang ML, Fukuoka Y. PMID: 30292236; PMCID: PMC6173904.
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    11. Couples' Experiences With Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors After Cardiac Rehabilitation. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2018 05; 38(3):170-174. Rowland SA, Schumacher KL, Leinen DD, Phillips BG, Schulz PS, Yates BC. PMID: 29116949; PMCID: PMC5920733.
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    12. Development of the Head and Neck Cancer Caregiving Task Inventory. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2016 Oct; 24:29-38. Bond SM, Schumacher K, Sherrod A, Dietrich MS, Wells N, Lindau RH, Murphy BA. PMID: 27697275.
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    13. The 2014-2018 Oncology Nursing Society Research Agenda. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2015 Sep; 42(5):450-65. Knobf MT, Cooley ME, Duffy S, Doorenbos A, Eaton L, Given B, Mayer DK, McCorkle R, Miaskowski C, Mitchell S, Sherwood P, Bender C, Cataldo J, Hershey D, Katapodi M, Menon U, Schumacher K, Sun V, Von Ah D, LoBiondo-Wood G, Mallory G. PMID: 26302275.
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    14. Effects of partners together in health intervention on physical activity and healthy eating behaviors: a pilot study. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2015 Mar-Apr; 30(2):109-20. Yates BC, Norman J, Meza J, Krogstrand KS, Harrington S, Shurmur S, Johnson M, Schumacher K. PMID: 24434826; PMCID: PMC4098014.
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    15. Nursing home research: the first International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) research conference. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2014 May; 15(5):313-25. Rolland Y, Resnick B, Katz PR, Little MO, Ouslander JG, Bonner A, Geary CR, Schumacher KL, Thompson S, Martin FC, Wilbers J, Zúñiga F, Ausserhofer D, Schwendimann R, Schüssler S, Dassen T, Lohrmann C, Levy C, Whitfield E, de Souto Barreto P, Etherton-Beer C, Dilles T, Azermai M, Bourgeois J, Orrell M, Grossberg GT, Kergoat H, Thomas DR, Visschedijk J, Taylor SJ, OPERA Study Team, Handajani YS, Widjaja NT, Turana Y, Rantz MJ, Skubic M, Morley JE. PMID: 24767432.
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    16. Pain medication management processes used by oncology outpatients and family caregivers part II: home and lifestyle contexts. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Nov; 48(5):784-96. Schumacher KL, Plano Clark VL, West CM, Dodd MJ, Rabow MW, Miaskowski C. PMID: 24709364; PMCID: PMC4185301.
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    17. Pain medication management processes used by oncology outpatients and family caregivers part I: health systems contexts. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Nov; 48(5):770-83. Schumacher KL, Plano Clark VL, West CM, Dodd MJ, Rabow MW, Miaskowski C. PMID: 24704800; PMCID: PMC4185257.
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    18. Caregiving demand and difficulty in older adult spousal caregivers after coronary artery bypass surgery. Geriatr Nurs. 2013 Sep-Oct; 34(5):383-7. Park EO, Yates BC, Schumacher KL, Meza J, Kosloski K, Pullen C. PMID: 23764365.
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    19. The state of the science of family caregiver-care receiver mutuality: a systematic review. Nurs Inq. 2014 Jun; 21(2):140-52. Park EO, Schumacher KL. PMID: 23617406.
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    20. Intervention fidelity in a translational study: lessons learned. Res Theory Nurs Pract. 2013; 27(2):131-48. Yates BC, Schumacher KL, Norman JE, Krogstrand KS, Meza J, Shurmur S. PMID: 24053002.
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    21. Determination of cutpoints for low and high number of symptoms in patients with advanced cancer. J Palliat Med. 2012 Sep; 15(9):1027-36. Gilbertson-White S, Aouizerat BE, Jahan T, Paul SM, West C, Schumacher K, Dodd MJ, Rabow M, Abu Raddaha AH, Miaskowski C. PMID: 22853731; PMCID: PMC3422053.
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    22. Care transitions: integrating transition theory and complexity science concepts. ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2012 Jul-Sep; 35(3):236-48. Geary CR, Schumacher KL. PMID: 22869210.
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    23. A blessing and a curse: head and neck cancer survivors' experiences. Cancer Nurs. 2012 Mar-Apr; 35(2):126-32. Swore Fletcher B, Cohen MZ, Schumacher K, Lydiatt W. PMID: 21760486.
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    24. Development of the Northern Plains Native Family Cancer Caregiver Education Program. J Palliat Care. 2012; 28(1):52-9. Frerichs L, Schumacher K, Watanabe-Galloway S, Duran F. PMID: 22582473.
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    25. The cancer family caregiving experience: an updated and expanded conceptual model. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2012 Sep; 16(4):387-98. Fletcher BS, Miaskowski C, Given B, Schumacher K. PMID: 22000812; PMCID: PMC3290681.
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    26. Living with atrial fibrillation: a qualitative study. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2011 Jul-Aug; 26(4):336-44. McCabe PJ, Schumacher K, Barnason SA. PMID: 21263348.
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    27. Trajectories of pain and analgesics in oncology outpatients with metastatic bone pain during participation in a psychoeducational intervention study to improve pain management. J Pain. 2011 Jun; 12(6):652-66. Langford DJ, Paul SM, Tripathy D, West C, Dodd MJ, Schumacher K, Miaskowski C. PMID: 21429811; PMCID: PMC3111875.
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    28. Trajectories of pain and analgesics in oncology outpatients with metastatic bone pain. J Pain. 2011 Apr; 12(4):495-507. Langford DJ, Tripathy D, Paul SM, West C, Dodd MJ, Schumacher K, Miaskowski C. PMID: 21310669; PMCID: PMC3073575.
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    29. Trajectories of fatigue in family caregivers of patients undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer. Res Nurs Health. 2009 Apr; 32(2):125-39. Fletcher BA, Schumacher KL, Dodd M, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Lee K, West C, Aouizerat BE, Swift PS, Wara W, Miaskowski C. PMID: 19072846; PMCID: PMC2753767.
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    30. Symptom experience of family caregivers of patients with cancer. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2008 Mar; 35(2):E23-44. Swore Fletcher BA, Dodd MJ, Schumacher KL, Miaskowski C. PMID: 19405245.
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    31. Prevalence, severity, and impact of symptoms on female family caregivers of patients at the initiation of radiation therapy for prostate cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Feb 01; 26(4):599-605. Fletcher BS, Paul SM, Dodd MJ, Schumacher K, West C, Cooper B, Lee K, Aouizerat B, Swift P, Wara W, Miaskowski CA. PMID: 18235118.
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    32. Effects of caregiving demand, mutuality, and preparedness on family caregiver outcomes during cancer treatment. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2008 Jan; 35(1):49-56. Schumacher KL, Stewart BJ, Archbold PG, Caparro M, Mutale F, Agrawal S. PMID: 18192152.
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    33. Mutuality and preparedness moderate the effects of caregiving demand on cancer family caregiver outcomes. Nurs Res. 2007 Nov-Dec; 56(6):425-33. Schumacher KL, Stewart BJ, Archbold PG. PMID: 18004189.
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    34. The use of a responder analysis to identify differences in patient outcomes following a self-care intervention to improve cancer pain management. Pain. 2007 May; 129(1-2):55-63. Miaskowski C, Dodd M, West C, Paul SM, Schumacher K, Tripathy D, Koo P. PMID: 17257753; PMCID: PMC1906700.
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    35. Differences in the prevalence and severity of side effects based on type of analgesic prescription in patients with chronic cancer pain. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007 Jan; 33(1):67-77. Villars P, Dodd M, West C, Koetters T, Paul SM, Schumacher K, Tripathy D, Koo P, Miaskowski C. PMID: 17196908; PMCID: PMC1839901.
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    36. FAMILY CAREGIVERS: caring for older adults, working with their families. Am J Nurs. 2006 Aug; 106(8):40-9; quiz 50. Schumacher K, Beck CA, Marren JM. PMID: 16905931.
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    37. A transactional model of cancer family caregiving skill. ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2006 Jul-Sep; 29(3):271-86. Schumacher KL, Beidler SM, Beeber AS, Gambino P. PMID: 17139208.
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    38. Preliminary investigation of symptom distress in the head and neck patient population: validation of a measurement instrument. Am J Clin Oncol. 2006 Apr; 29(2):158-62. Jones HA, Hershock D, Machtay M, Chalian AA, Weber RS, Weinstein GS, Schumacher K, Kligerman MM, Berlin JA, Rosenthal DI. PMID: 16601435.
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    39. Qualitative research contribution to a randomized clinical trial. Res Nurs Health. 2005 Jun; 28(3):268-80. Schumacher KL, Koresawa S, West C, Dodd M, Paul SM, Tripathy D, Koo P, Miaskowski C. PMID: 15884025.
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    40. The PRO-SELF pain control program improves patients' knowledge of cancer pain management. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2004 Nov 16; 31(6):1137-43. Kim JE, Dodd M, West C, Paul S, Facione N, Schumacher K, Tripathy D, Koo P, Miaskowski C. PMID: 15547636.
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    41. Home care nursing for older adults: state of the science. Nurs Clin North Am. 2004 Sep; 39(3):443-71, vii. Schumacher KL, Marren J. PMID: 15331297.
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    42. No evidence for sex differences in the severity and treatment of cancer pain. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2004 Sep; 28(3):225-32. Edrington JM, Paul S, Dodd M, West C, Facione N, Tripathy D, Koo P, Schumacher K, Miaskowski C. PMID: 15336334.
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    43. Randomized clinical trial of the effectiveness of a self-care intervention to improve cancer pain management. J Clin Oncol. 2004 May 01; 22(9):1713-20. Miaskowski C, Dodd M, West C, Schumacher K, Paul SM, Tripathy D, Koo P. PMID: 15117994.
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    44. The PRO-SELF(c): Pain Control Program--an effective approach for cancer pain management. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2003 Jan-Feb; 30(1):65-73. West CM, Dodd MJ, Paul SM, Schumacher K, Tripathy D, Koo P, Miaskowski C. PMID: 12515985.
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    45. The usefulness of a daily pain management diary for outpatients with cancer-related pain. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2002 Oct; 29(9):1304-13. Schumacher KL, Koresawa S, West C, Dodd M, Paul SM, Tripathy D, Koo P, Miaskowski C. PMID: 12370700.
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    46. Putting cancer pain management regimens into practice at home. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2002 May; 23(5):369-82. Schumacher KL, Koresawa S, West C, Hawkins C, Johnson C, Wais E, Dodd M, Paul SM, Tripathy D, Koo P, Miaskowski C. PMID: 12007755.
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    47. Pain management autobiographies and reluctance to use opioids for cancer pain management. Cancer Nurs. 2002 Apr; 25(2):125-33. Schumacher KL, West C, Dodd M, Paul SM, Tripathy D, Koo P, Miaskowski CA. PMID: 11984100.
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    48. Oncology outpatients with pain from bone metastasis require more than around-the-clock dosing of analgesics to achieve adequate pain control. J Pain. 2002 Feb; 3(1):12-20. Miaskowski C, Mack KA, Dodd M, West C, Paul SM, Tripathy D, Koo P, Schumacher K, Facione N. PMID: 14622849.
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    49. Lack of adherence with the analgesic regimen: a significant barrier to effective cancer pain management. J Clin Oncol. 2001 Dec 01; 19(23):4275-9. Miaskowski C, Dodd MJ, West C, Paul SM, Tripathy D, Koo P, Schumacher K. PMID: 11731509.
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    50. Experiencing transitions: an emerging middle-range theory. ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2000 Sep; 23(1):12-28. Meleis AI, Sawyer LM, Im EO, Hilfinger Messias DK, Schumacher K. PMID: 10970036.
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    51. Family caregiving skill: development of the concept. Res Nurs Health. 2000 Jun; 23(3):191-203. Schumacher KL, Stewart BJ, Archbold PG, Dodd MJ, Dibble SL. PMID: 10871534.
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    52. Graduate program: advanced practice nurses in the home. AACN Clin Issues. 1998 Aug; 9(3):355-61. Portillo CJ, Schumacher KL. PMID: 9855874.
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    53. Conceptualization and measurement of doing family caregiving well. Image J Nurs Sch. 1998; 30(1):63-9. Schumacher KL, Stewart BJ, Archbold PG. PMID: 9549944.
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    54. Reconceptualizing family caregiving: family-based illness care during chemotherapy. Res Nurs Health. 1996 Aug; 19(4):261-71. Schumacher KL. PMID: 8773550.
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    55. Family caregiver role acquisition: role-making through situated interaction. Sch Inq Nurs Pract. 1995; 9(3):211-26; discussion 227-9. Schumacher KL. PMID: 8570975.
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    56. Transitions: a central concept in nursing. Image J Nurs Sch. 1994; 26(2):119-27. Schumacher KL, Meleis AI. PMID: 8063317.
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    57. The stress process in family caregivers of persons receiving chemotherapy. Res Nurs Health. 1993 Dec; 16(6):395-404. Schumacher KL, Dodd MJ, Paul SM. PMID: 8248566.
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    58. (Mis)conceptions and reconceptions about traditional science. ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 1992 Jun; 14(4):1-11. Schumacher KL, Gortner SR. PMID: 1605584.
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    59. Issues in home health nursing education. Home Healthc Nurse. 1991 Jul-Aug; 9(4):22-8. Burbach CA, Conrad MB, Schumacher KL, Lindsay L. PMID: 1960080.
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