Featured Scholar: Andrea Cohee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, IUPUI School of Nursing
Associate Member, Cancer Prevention and Control, IU Simon Cancer Center
Research Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxCUij3IrbI
Caring for the Carers: The Psychosocial Impact of Breast Cancer on Partners
Andrea Cohee is an Assistant Professor in the IUPUI School of Nursing. Her program of research focuses on psychosocial outcomes in survivors and their partners following a breast cancer diagnosis. Her work examines the relationship between social constraints, cognitive processing, and fear of recurrence and depression in both breast cancer survivors and their partners. She is currently building on her previous research to develop interventions targeting fear of a cancer recurrence in survivors and their partners. Her long-term goal is to develop interventions for cancer survivors and their partners to improve quality of life outcomes that can be implemented into the clinical setting.
Professor Cohee's translation of research into practical interventions for breast cancer survivors and their partners to improve quality of life 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, Professor Andrea Cohee has made translational research knowledge available to professionals, researchers, students, and communities around the world.
Cohee, A. A., Krueger, E. F., Vachon, E. A., Cottingham, A. H., Stutz, P. V., Alwine, J. S., & Johns, S. A. (2021). Breast cancer survivors’ perceptions of their partners’ interest in cancer-focused psychosocial interventions. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice, 3(1), e042. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/26688
Cohee, A., Johns, S. A., Alwine, J. S., Talib, T., Monahan, P. O., Stump, T. E., ... & Champion, V. L. (2021). The mediating role of avoidant coping in the relationships between physical, psychological, and social wellbeing and distress in breast cancer survivors. Psycho‐Oncology. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/26689
Vachon, E., Krueger, E., Champion, V. L., Haggstrom, D. A., Cella, D., & Cohee, A. A. (2021). The impact of fear of cancer recurrence on healthcare utilization among long‐term breast cancer survivors recruited through ECOG‐ACRIN trials. Psycho‐Oncology, 30(3), 279-286. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/26692
McDowell, B. D., Klemp, J., Blaes, A., Cohee, A. A., Trentham-Dietz, A., Kamaraju, S., ... & Chrischilles, E. A. (2020). The association between cancer care coordination and quality of life is stronger for breast cancer patients with lower health literacy: A Greater Plains Collaborative study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 28(2), 887-895. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/26691
Biederman, E., Cohee, A., Monahan, P., Stump, T., & Champion, V. (2020). Psychometric development of a new body image scale for breast cancer survivors. Health care for women international, 41(4), 397-411. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/26686
Cohee, A. A., Kroenke, K., Vachon, E., Wu, J., Tu, W., & Johns, S. A. (2020). Predictors of depression outcomes in adults with cancer: A 12 month longitudinal study. Journal of psychosomatic research, 136, 110169. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/26687
Storey, S., Cohee, A., Von Ah, D., Vachon, E., Zanville, N., Monahan, P. O., Stump, T. E., & Champion, V. (2020). Presence and Distress of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms in Upper Extremities of Younger and Older Breast Cancer Survivors. Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews, 7(4), 295-303. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/24406
Cohee, A., Storey, S., Winger, J., Cella, D., Stump, T., Monahan, P., Champion, V. (2020). A cohort study of quality of life in partners of young breast cancer survivors compared to partners of healthy controls. Journal of Patient Reported Outcomes, 4(1), 1-8. PMCID: PMC7060298. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/24145
Storey, S., Cohee, A., Gathirua-Mwangi, W. G., Vachon, E., Monahan, P., Otte, J., ... & Champion, V. (2019, July). Impact of Diabetes on the Symptoms of Breast Cancer Survivors. Oncology nursing forum , 46 (4), 473. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/20922
Cohee, A. A., Bigatti, S. M., Shields, C. G., Johns, S. A., Stump, T., Monahan, P. O., & Champion, V. L. (2018). Quality of Life in Partners of Young and Old Breast Cancer Survivors. Cancer nursing, 41(6), 491–497. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/21764