Karen S. Lyons, Ph.d.
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.
Winters-Stone, K.M., Lyons, K.S., Bennett, J.A., & Beer, T. (2014). Patient and spouse predictors of symptom incongruence in older couples coping with prostate cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 22, 1341-1348. DOI: 10.1007/s00520-013-2092-0. PMCID in progress.
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. NIHMSID #507780.
Lee, C.S., Lyons, K.S., Gelow, J.M., Mudd, J.O., Hiatt, S.O., Nguyen, T., & Jaarsma, T. (2013).
Validity and reliability of the European heart failure self-care behavior scale among US adults with symptomatic heart failure. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 12, 214-218. DOI: 10.1177/1474515112469316.
McCarthy, M.J., Lyons, K.S, Powers, L.E., & Bauer, E.A. (2013). Gender, health ambiguity, and depression among survivors of first stroke: A pilot study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94, 193-195. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.07.019.
Carter, J.H., Lyons, K.S., & Lindauer, A., Malcom, J. (2012). Pre-death grief in Parkinson’s caregivers: A pilot survey-based study. Parkinsonism and Related Disorder, 18, S15-S18. DOI: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2012.06.015.
McCarthy, M.J., Lyons, K.S, & Powers, L.E. (2012). Relational factors among depressive symptoms among Stroke-Survivor spouse dyads. Journal of Family Social Work, 15, 303-320. DOI: s10.1080/10522158.2012.696230.
Winters-Stone, K.M., Lyons, K.S., Nail, L.M., & Beer, T. (2012). The Exercising Together Project: Design and baseline data from a randomized, controlled trial to determine the benefits of partnered strength training for couples coping with prostate cancer. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 33, 342-350. DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2011.10.015. NIHMSID # 337743
McCarthy, M.J., Lyons, K.S., & Powers, L.E. (2011). Expanding post-stroke depression research: Movement toward a dyadic perspective. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 18, 450-460.
McCarthy, M.J., Powers, L.E., & Lyons, K.S., (2011). Post-Stroke Depression: Social workers’ role in addressing an under-recognized psychological problem for couples who have experienced stroke. Health & Social Work, 36, 139-148.
Fromme, E.K., Bascom, P.B., Kenworthy-Heinige, T., Smith, M.D., Lyons, K.S., Richardson, R.H., Guthrie, A.E., & Tolle, S.W. (2010) Incorporating routine survival prediction in a US hospital based palliative care service. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 13, 1439-1444. DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2010.0152
Carter, J.H., Lyons, K. S., Stewart, B. J., Archbold, P. G., & Scobee, R. (2010). Does age make a difference in caregiver strain? Comparison of young versus older caregivers in early-stage
Parkinson’s disease. Movement Disorders, 25, 724-730. DOI: 10.1002/mds.22888
esearch: Movement toward a dyadic perspective. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
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.
Carter, J. H., Stewart, B. J., Lyons, K.S., & Archbold, P. (2008). Do Motor and Non-motor Symptoms in PD Patients Predict Caregiver Strain and Depression? Movement Disorders.
White, D., Newton-Curtis, L., & Lyons, K.S. (2008). Development and initial testing of a measure of person-directed care. The Gerontologist.
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.
Lyons, K. S., & Sayer, A.G. (2005). Longitudinal dyad models in family research. Journal of Marriage & Family, 67, 1048-1060.
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.
Lyons, K. S., Zarit, S. H., & Townsend, A. L. (2000). Families and formal service usage: Stability and change in patterns of interface. Aging and Mental Health, 4, 234-243.
Lyons, K. S., & Tiernan, J. (1999). Dependency, life satisfaction and context in the urban elderly. The Irish Journal of Psychology, 20, 58-68.
Lyons, K. S. & Zarit, S. H. (1999). Formal and informal support: The great divide. The International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 14, 183-192.