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Dr. Lori Dubenske earned her medical degree at the University of North Texas. Dr. DuBenske has a special interest in cancer psychology.



Cancer Psychology


UW Carbone Cancer Center
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Education University of North Texas, Denton, TX

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PubMed Articles
DuBenske LL Schrager SB Hitchcock ME Kane AK Little TA McDowell HE Burnside ES Key Elements of Mammography Shared Decision-Making: a Scoping Review of the Literature. J Gen Intern Med . 2018 Oct;33(10):1805-1814
[PubMed ID: 30030738]
Litzelman K Keller AO Tevaarwerk A DuBenske L Adequacy of Depression Treatment in Spouses of Cancer Survivors: Findings From a Nationally Representative US Survey. J Gen Intern Med . 2018 Jun;33(6):869-876
[PubMed ID: 29404942]
Cox ED Hansen K Rajamanickam VP Brown RL Rathouz PJ Carayon P DuBenske LL Buel LA Kelly MM Are Parents Who Feel the Need to Watch Over Their Children's Care Better Patient Safety Partners? Hosp Pediatr . 2017 Dec;7(12):716-722
[PubMed ID: 29141983]
Gustafson DH DuBenske LL Atwood AK Chih MY Johnson RA McTavish F Quanbeck A Brown RL Cleary JF Shah D Reducing Symptom Distress in Patients With Advanced Cancer Using an e-Alert System for Caregivers: Pooled Analysis of Two Randomized Clinical Trials. J Med Internet Res . 2017 Nov 14;19(11):e354
[PubMed ID: 29138131]
DuBenske LL Schrager S McDowell H Wilke LG Trentham-Dietz A Burnside ES Mammography Screening: Gaps in Patient's and Physician's Needs for Shared Decision-Making. Breast J . 2017 Mar;23(2):210-214
[PubMed ID: 28252231]
Singh S Cortez D Maynard D Cleary JF DuBenske L Campbell TC Characterizing the Nature of Scan Results Discussions: Insights Into Why Patients Misunderstand Their Prognosis. J Oncol Pract . 2017 Mar;13(3):e231-e239
[PubMed ID: 28095172]
Obadina ET Dubenske LL McDowell HE Atwood AK Mayer DK Woods RW Gustafson DH Burnside ES Online support: Impact on anxiety in women who experience an abnormal screening mammogram. Breast . 2014 Dec;23(6):743-8
[PubMed ID: 25193424]
Carayon P Li Y Kelly MM DuBenske LL Xie A McCabe B Orne J Cox ED Stimulated recall methodology for assessing work system barriers and facilitators in family-centered rounds in a pediatric hospital. Appl Ergon . 2014 Nov;45(6):1540-6
[PubMed ID: 24894378]
Cox ED Carayon P Hansen KW Rajamanickam VP Brown RL Rathouz PJ DuBenske LL Kelly MM Buel LA Parent perceptions of children's hospital safety climate. BMJ Qual Saf . 2013 Aug;22(8):664-71
[PubMed ID: 23542553]
Chih MY DuBenske LL Hawkins RP Brown RL Dinauer SK Cleary JF Gustafson DH Communicating advanced cancer patients' symptoms via the Internet: a pooled analysis of two randomized trials examining caregiver preparedness, physical burden, and negative mood. Palliat Med . 2013 Jun;27(6):533-43
[PubMed ID: 22988042]
Gustafson DH DuBenske LL Namkoong K Hawkins R Chih MY Atwood AK Johnson R Bhattacharya A Carmack CL Traynor AM Campbell TC Buss MK Govindan R Schiller JH Cleary JF An eHealth system supporting palliative care for patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a randomized trial. Cancer . 2013 May 1;119(9):1744-51
[PubMed ID: 23355273]
Kelly MM Xie A Carayon P DuBenske LL Ehlenbach ML Cox ED Strategies for improving family engagement during family-centered rounds. J Hosp Med . 2013 Apr;8(4):201-7
[PubMed ID: 23468375]
Namkoong K DuBenske LL Shaw BR Gustafson DH Hawkins RP Shah DV McTavish FM Cleary JF Creating a bond between caregivers online: effect on caregivers' coping strategies. J Health Commun . 2012;17(2):125-40
[PubMed ID: 22004055]
DuBenske LL Chih MY Gustafson DH Dinauer S Cleary JF Caregivers' participation in the oncology clinic visit mediates the relationship between their information competence and their need fulfillment and clinic visit satisfaction. Patient Educ Couns . 2010 Dec;81 Suppl:S94-9
[PubMed ID: 20880656]
DuBenske LL Gustafson DH Shaw BR Cleary JF Web-based cancer communication and decision making systems: connecting patients, caregivers, and clinicians for improved health outcomes. Med Decis Making . 2010 Nov-Dec;30(6):732-44
[PubMed ID: 21041539]
Pingree S Hawkins R Baker T duBenske L Roberts LJ Gustafson DH The value of theory for enhancing and understanding e-health interventions. Am J Prev Med . 2010 Jan;38(1):103-9
[PubMed ID: 20117565]
DuBenske LL Burke Beckjord E Hawkins RP Gustafson DH Psychometric evaluation of the Health Information Orientation Scale: a brief measure for assessing health information engagement and apprehension. J Health Psychol . 2009 Sep;14(6):721-30
[PubMed ID: 19687109]
Dubenske LL Chih MY Dinauer S Gustafson DH Cleary JF Development and implementation of a clinician reporting system for advanced stage cancer: initial lessons learned. J Am Med Inform Assoc . 2008 Sep-Oct;15(5):679-86
[PubMed ID: 18579837]
DuBenske LL Wen KY Gustafson DH Guarnaccia CA Cleary JF Dinauer SK McTavish FM Caregivers' differing needs across key experiences of the advanced cancer disease trajectory. Palliat Support Care . 2008 Sep;6(3):265-72
[PubMed ID: 18662420]
Shaw BR Dubenske LL Han JY Cofta-Woerpel L Bush N Gustafson DH McTavish F Antecedent characteristics of online cancer information seeking among rural breast cancer patients: an application of the Cognitive-Social Health Information Processing (C-SHIP) model. J Health Commun . 2008 Jun;13(4):389-408
[PubMed ID: 18569368]