Karen S. Lyons, Ph.D.
PhD Program Director
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Portland Campus
3455 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd. SN-ORD
Portland, Ore. 97239
Phone: 503 494-3975
FAX: 503 418-0903
Currently accepting Ph.D. students
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Dr. Lyons is a research psychologist with a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University.
Lyons, K.S., Miller, L.M., & McCarthy, M.J. (in press). The roles of dyadic appraisal and dyadic coping in couples with lung cancer. Journal of Family Nursing.
Miller, L.M., Sullivan, D.R., & Lyons, K.S. (in press). Dyadic perceptions of the decision process in families living with lung cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum.
Lyons, K.S., Winters-Stone, K.M., Bennett, J.A., &Beer, T.M. (e-pub ahead of print). The effects of partnered exercise on physical intimacy in couples coping with prostate cancer. Health Psychology. Doi:10.1037/hea0000287.
Miller, L.M., Lyons, K.S., Bennett, J.A. (2015). Incongruent perceptions of pain and physical function among families living with lung cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23, 2755-2762. doi: 10.1007/s00520-015-2640-x. PMID: 25669967.
Lyons, K.S., Vellone, E., Lee, C.S., Cocchieri, A., Bidwell, J.T., D'Agostino, F., Hiatt, S.O., Alvaro, R., Juarez-Vela, R., & Riegel, B. (2015). A dyadic approach to managing heart failure with confidence. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 30 (Suppl 1), S64-S71. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000234. PMID: 25658186.
McCarthy, M.J. & Lyons, K.S. (2015). Incongruence between stroke survivor and spouse perceptions of survivor functioning and effects on spouse emotional health: A mixed methods pilot study. Aging & Mental Health, 19, 46-54. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2014.913551 PMID: 24831861.
Lyons, K.S., Bennett, J.A., Nail, L.M., Fromme, E., Dieckmann, N., & Sayer, A.G. (2014).The role of patient pain and physical function on depressive symptoms in couples with lung cancer: A longitudinal dyadic analysis. Journal of Family Psychology, 28, 692-700. doi: 10.1037/fam0000017.PMID: 25090253.
Lyons, K.S., Lee, C.S., Bennett, J.A., Nail, L.M., Fromme, E., Hiatt, S.O., & Sayer, A.G. (2014). Symptom incongruence trajectories in lung cancer dyads. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 48, 1031-1040. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.02.004. PMID: 24747222.
Lyons, K.S., Jones, K.D., Bennett, R.M., Hiatt, S.O., & Sayer, A.G. (2013). Couple perceptions of fibromyalgia symptoms: The role of communication. PAIN®, 154, 2417-2426. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2013.07.018. PMCID: PMC3808472.
Lyons, K.S., Stewart, B. J., Archbold, P. G., & Carter, J. H. (2009). Optimism, pessimism, mutuality, and gender: Predicting 10-year role strain in Parkinson disease spouses. The Gerontologist, 49, 378-387. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnp046.
Lyons, K.S., Sayer, A.G., Archbold, P. G., Hornbrook, M., & Stewart, B. J. (2007). The enduring and contextual effects of physical health and depression on care dyad mutuality. Research in Nursing & Health, 30, 84-98. doi:10.1002/nur.20165.
Lyons, K.S., Stewart, B. J., Archbold, P. G., Carter, J. H., & Perrin, N. A. (2004). Pessimism and optimism as early-warning signs in Parkinson's disease caregiving. Nursing Research, 53, 354-362.
Lyons, K.S., Zarit, S. H., Sayer, A. G. & Whitlatch, C. J. (2002). Caregiving as a dyadic process: Perspectives from caregiver and receiver. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences,57B, P195-P204.