Karen Kaiser Tegel

  • 853 Citations

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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 Bloomington

… → 2006

Research interests

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

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  • Research Output

    • 853 Citations
    • 28 Article
    • 1 Chapter
    • 1 Comment/debate

    Assessing preferences for rare disease treatment: Qualitative development of the paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria patient preference questionnaire (PNH-PPQ©)

    Kaiser, K., Yount, S. E., Martens, C. E., Webster, K. A., Shaunfield, S., Sparling, A., Peipert, J. D., Cella, D., Rottinghaus, S. T., Donato, B. M. K., Wells, R. & Tomazos, I., Jan 1 2020, In : Patient Preference and Adherence. 14, p. 705-715 11 p.

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    Open Access
  • Development, Validation, and Interpretation of the PROMIS Itch Questionnaire: A Patient-Reported Outcome Measure for the Quality of Life Impact of Itch

    Silverberg, J. I., Lai, J. S., Kantor, R. W., Dalal, P., Hickey, C., Shaunfield, S., Kaiser, K., Correia, H. & Cella, D., May 2020, In : Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 140, 5, p. 986-994.e6

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  • 4 Scopus citations
    Open Access
  • Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    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.

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  • 2 Scopus citations