Dr. Linda E. Carlson
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Linda Carlson and Michael Speca published their book Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery in 2011. In Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery, Linda and Michael present an 8-week program in patient-friendly language for coping with the symptoms of chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer treatments by reducing stress and anxiety through meditation, mindfulness, and gentle yoga. Click here for more information or to purchase.
Linda is also the author of The Art and Science of Mindfulness along with Shauna Shapiro, published in 2009. This textbook is geared mainly towards health care professionals who want to learn more about mindfulness, its roots and definition, the research supporting its use and ways to incorporate mindfulness into everyday practice. To read more or to purchase click the book cover.
Meet our current and past lab members – grad students, postdocs and research staff have profiles and links here.
Implementing Routine Screening for Distress, the Sixth Vital Sign, for Patients With Head and Neck and Neurologic Cancers. Bultz, B.D., Waller, A., Cullum, J., Jones, P., Halland, J., Groff, S.L., Leckie, C., Shirt, L., Blanchard, S., Lau, H., Easaw, J., Fassbender, K. and Carlson, L.E. (2013) . J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2013, 11:1249-1261. Abstract
Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Prehypertension. Hughes, J. W., Fresco, D. M., Myerscough, R., H M van Dulmen, M., Carlson, L. E., & Josephson, R. (2013). Psychosomatic Medicine, 75(8), 721-728. Abstract
Sexual Values as the Key to Maintaining Satisfying Sex After Prostate Cancer Treatment: The Physical Pleasure–Relational Intimacy Model of Sexual Motivation. Beck, A.M., Robinson, J.W., Carlson, L.E. (2013). Archives of Sexual Behavior, September 18, 2013. Abstract
A Longitudinal Analysis of Symptom Clusters in Cancer Patients and Their Sociodemographic Predictors. Thomas, B. C., Waller, A., Malhi, R.L., Fung, T., Carlson, L.E., Groff, S.L., Bultz, B.D., (2013). Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (Epub Ahead of Print on May 2013), http//dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2013.04.007.Abstract
Risk Factors for Continuous Distress Over a 12-Month Period in Newly Diagnosed Cancer Outpatients. Enns, A., Waller, A., Groff, S.L., Bultz, B.D., Fung, T., Carlson, L.E. (2013) Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 31:489–506, 2013. Abstract
Screening Alone Is Not Enough: The Importance of Appropriate Triage, Referral, and Evidence-Based Treatment of Distress and Common Problems. Carlson, L.E. (2013) . JCO (Epub Ahead of Print on September 2013), http//jco.ascopubs.org/cgi/doi/10.1200/JCO.2013.51.4315.
Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Versus Supportive Expressive Group Therapy for Distressed Survivors of Breast Cancer (MINDSET). Carlson, L.E. , Doll, R., Stephen, J., Faris, P., Tamagawa, R., Drysdale, R., and Speca, M.. JCO, 31, 2013. Abstract
FEATURE : Mindfulness-based cancer recovery, The development of an evidence-based psychosocial oncology intervention. Carlson, L.E. (2013). Oncology Exchange, Vol. 12, No. 2, May 2013. Abstract
The eCALM Trial - eTherapy for cancer applying mindfulness: online mindfulness-based cancer recovery program for underserved individuals living with cancer in Alberta: protocol development for a randomized wait-list controlled clinical trial. Zernicke, K., Campbell, T., Speca, M., McCabe-Ruff, K., Flowers, S., Dirkse, D., & Carlson, L.E. (2013). BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013, 13:34. Abstract
Dr. Carlson keeps all her publications updated and pdf files are available for download.