Karen Kaiser Tegel

  • 796 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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Grants 2010 2021

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

Research Output 2004 2019

  • 796 Citations
  • 25 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate
1 Citation (Scopus)

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., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality of Life
Information Systems
Information systems
2 Citations (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

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 2019, In : Epilepsia Open. 4, 2, p. 293-301 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

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

Kaiser, 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
Decision Making
8 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., Kaiser, 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