Karen Kaiser Tegel

  • 766 Citations
20042021
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Research Interests

Dr. Kaiser received a PhD in Sociology from Indiana University in 2006. She then completed her postdoctoral research training in cancer prevention and control in the National Cancer Institute R25T Cancer Education and Career Development Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Kaiser joined the Department of Medical Social Sciences in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in 2010.

Dr. Kaiser’s research focuses on patient understandings of disease, treatment decision making, and patient reported outcome measure development. She is particularly interested in breast cancer patient surgical decision making and women's understandings of their risk of future cancer. She has extensive training and experience in qualitative research methods. Her work has been funded by the American Cancer Society, the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center, and the National Cancer Institute.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Indiana University

… → 2006

Research interests

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Communications
  • Medical Decision Making
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quality of Life

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Grants 2010 2021

Decision Making
Breast Neoplasms
Breast
Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating
Segmental Mastectomy
Information Systems
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Fatigue
Depression
Pain

Research Output 2004 2019

  • 766 Citations
  • 24 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate
1 Citation (Scopus)

Radiation Oncologists' Role in End-Of-Life Care: A Perspective From Medical Oncologists

Gross, J. P., Kruser, J. M., Moran, M. R., Kaiser, K., Szmuilowicz, E., Kircher, S. M. & Kruser, T. J., Sep 1 2019, In : Practical Radiation Oncology. 9, 5, p. 362-370 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Terminal Care
Focus Groups
Interdisciplinary Communication
Communication
Oncologists

Seizure burden in severe early-life epilepsy: Perspectives from parents

Berg, A. T., Kaiser, K., Dixon-Salazar, T., Elliot, A., McNamara, N., Meskis, M. A., Golbeck, E., Tatachar, P., Laux, L., Raia, C., Stanley, J., Luna, A. & Rozek, C., Jun 1 2019, In : Epilepsia Open. 4, 2, p. 293-301 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Epilepsy
Seizures
Parents
Education
Caregivers

What does risk of future cancer mean to breast cancer patients?

Tegel, K. K., Cameron, K. A., Beaumont, J., Garcia, S. F., Lacson, L., Moran, M., Karavites, L., Rodgers, C., Kulkarni, S., Hansen, N. M. & Khan, S. A., Jun 30 2019, In : Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 175, 3, p. 579-584 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Recurrence
Emotions
Decision Making
5 Citations (Scopus)

A Comprehensive Conceptual Model of the Experience of Chronic Itch in Adults

Silverberg, J. I., Kantor, R. W., Dalal, P., Hickey, C., Shaunfield, S. L., Tegel, K. K., Lai, J-S. & Cella, D., Oct 1 2018, In : American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. 19, 5, p. 759-769 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality of Life
Social Stigma
Affective Symptoms
Self Report
Health Status
4 Citations (Scopus)

A method to create a standardized generic and condition-specific patient-reported outcome measure for patient care and healthcare improvement

Schifferdecker, K. E., Yount, S. E., Kaiser, K., Adachi-Mejia, A., Cella, D., Carluzzo, K. L., Eisenstein, A., Kallen, M. A., Greene, G. J., Eton, D. T. & Fisher, E. S., Feb 1 2018, In : Quality of Life Research. 27, 2, p. 367-378 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Care
Knee Osteoarthritis
Delivery of Health Care
Quality of Health Care
Focus Groups