Featured Scholar: Catherine Mosher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, IUPUI School of Science
Supportive Care for Adults with Advanced Cancer and their Family Caregivers
Dr. Catherine Mosher's field of research, Pyscho-Oncology, is the study of the behavioral, psychological, and social aspects of cancer. She is interested in the experiences of both patients and their family caregivers. We know that patients often suffer from a range of debilitating symptoms such as depression, anxiety, pain and fatigue. And family caregivers are often just as distressed, if not more distressed, than the patients themselves.
Dr. Mosher's research aims to address both patients' and family caregivers' concerns by developing and testing new counseling approaches. The approaches are delivered over the telephone and online to have the broadest reach to patients and caregivers throughout the state of Indiana.
Dr. Mosher's goal is to implement and disseminate these counseling interventions into clinical practice for improved outcomes for patients with advanced cancer and their family caregivers is another excellent example of how IUPUI's faculty members are TRANSLATING their RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE.
Selected Publications in IUPUI ScholarWorks
With several research works contributed to IUPUI's free, open access repository, Dr. Catherine Mosher has made translational research knowledge available to professionals, researchers, students, and communities around the world.
Kasting, M. L., Christy, S. M., Stout, M. E., Zimet, G. D., & Mosher, C. E. (2022). Attitudinal Correlates of HPV Vaccination in College Women. Clinical Nursing Research, 31(5), 826–835. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/29999
Mosher CE, Secinti E, Kroenke K, et al. Acceptance and commitment therapy for fatigue interference in advanced gastrointestinal cancer and caregiver burden: protocol of a pilot randomized controlled trial. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2021;7(1):99. Published 2021 Apr 20. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/29799
Krueger, E., Secinti, E., Mosher, C. E., Stutz, P. V., Cohee, A. A., & Johns, S. A. (2021). Symptom Treatment Preferences of Cancer Survivors: Does Fatigue Level Make a Difference?. Cancer Nursing. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/26706
Mosher, C. E., Krueger, E., Hirsh, A. T., Miller, K. D., Ballinger, T. J., Storniolo, A. M., Schneider, B. P., Newton, E. V., Champion, V. L., & Johns, S. A. (2020). Protocol of a randomized trial of acceptance and commitment therapy for fatigue interference in metastatic breast cancer. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 98, 106168. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/25316
Chinh, K., Mosher, C. E., Brown, L. F., Beck-Coon, K. A., Kroenke, K., & Johns, S. A. (2020). Psychological Processes and Symptom Outcomes in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Study. Mindfulness, 11(4), 905–916. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/24916
Mosher, C. E., Secinti, E., Hirsh, A. T., Hanna, N., Einhorn, L. H., Jalal, S. I., … Johns, S. A. (2019). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Symptom Interference in Advanced Lung Cancer and Caregiver Distress: A Pilot Randomized Trial. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/20907
Secinti, E., Tometich, D. B., Johns, S. A., & Mosher, C. E. (2019). The relationship between acceptance of cancer and distress: A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 71, 27–38. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/19871
Tometich, D. B., Mosher, C. E., Hirsh, A. T., Rand, K. L., Johns, S. A., Matthias, M. S., … Miller, K. D. (2018). Metastatic breast cancer patients' expectations and priorities for symptom improvement. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, 26(11), 3781–3788. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/21709
Adams, R. N., Mosher, C. E., Winger, J. G., Abonour, R., & Kroenke, K. (2018). Cancer-related loneliness mediates the relationships between social constraints and symptoms among cancer patients. Journal of behavioral medicine, 41(2), 243–252. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/20132
Christy, S. M., Mosher, C. E., Rawl, S. M., & Haggstrom, D. A. (2016). Masculinity Beliefs and Colorectal Cancer Screening in Male Veterans. Psychology of men & masculinity, 18(4), 390–399. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/19283