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Kathleen D Lyons, Sc.D.

Title(s):
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Department(s):
Psychiatry

Education:
Boston University, Boston, MA - Sc.D., 2003
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH - M.S., 1999 University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH - B.S., 1993

Programs:
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Contact Information:

7750 Psychiatry Dept
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
1 Medical Center Dr
Lebanon NH 03756

Phone: 603-653-3656
Fax: 603-653-9091
Email: Kathleen.D.Lyons@dartmouth.edu


Professional Interests:

Understanding and ameliorating the threats to social, emotional, and functional well-being experienced by persons with chronic or life-threatening illness.

Grant Information:

Principal Investigator. Reducing Disability in Older Adult Cancer Survivors. American Cancer Society. (Mentored Research Scholar Grant). (9/1/12 to 8/31/17).

Principal investigator. Functional and Emotional Health of Older, Rural Cancer Survivors. American Cancer Society. (#IRG-82-003-24)(4/1/09 to 3/31/11).

Tiffany Blake Fellowship. Functional Performance of Older Adults with Cancer. Hitchcock Foundation. (7/1/08 to 6/30/10).

Co-investigator. National Cancer Institute. Participation Restrictions in Young-Middle Adult Rural Breast Cancer Survivors. (4/1/10 to 3/31/13).

Project coordinator. Improving Palliative Care for Patients with Cancer. National Cancer Institute. (1 R01 CA101704-01; PI: Ahles/Hegel).(1/21/03 to 12/31/09).

Co-investigator. Preserving Function in Rural Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy. National Cancer Institute. (1 R03 CA124200-01; PI: Hegel). (9/1/06 to 8/31/09).

Principal investigator. Functional Recovery After Bone Marrow Transplantation. Hitchcock Foundation.(11/1/06 to 10/31/08).


Selected Publications:

 

Bakitas M, Lyons KD, Hegel MT, Ahles T
Oncologists' perspectives on concurrent palliative care in a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.
Palliat Support Care 2013 Oct; 11(5):415-23
PMID: 23040412

Maloney C, Lyons KD, Li Z, Hegel M, Ahles TA, Bakitas M
Patient perspectives on participation in the ENABLE II randomized controlled trial of a concurrent oncology palliative care intervention: benefits and burdens.
Palliat Med 2013 Apr; 27(4):375-83
PMID: 22573470

Lyons KD, Erickson KS, Hegel MT
Problem-solving strategies of women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.
Can J Occup Ther 2012 Feb; 79(1):33-40
PMID: 22439290

Lyons KD, Hull JG, Root LD, Kimtis E, Schaal AD, Stearns DM, Williams IC, Meehan KR, Ahles TA
A pilot study of activity engagement in the first six months after stem cell transplantation.
Oncol Nurs Forum 2011 Jan; 38(1):75-83
PMID: 21186163

O'Hara RE, Hull JG, Lyons KD, Bakitas M, Hegel MT, Li Z, Ahles TA
Impact on caregiver burden of a patient-focused palliative care intervention for patients with advanced cancer.
Palliat Support Care 2010 Dec; 8(4):395-404
PMID: 20875202

Lyons KD, Li Z, Tosteson TD, Meehan K, Ahles TA
Consistency and construct validity of the Activity Card Sort (modified) in measuring activity resumption after stem cell transplantation.
Am J Occup Ther 2010 Jul-Aug; 64(4):562-9
PMID: 20825127

Hegel MT, Lyons KD, Hull JG, Kaufman P, Urquhart L, Li Z, Ahles TA
Feasibility study of a randomized controlled trial of a telephone-delivered problem-solving-occupational therapy intervention to reduce participation restrictions in rural breast cancer survivors undergoing chemotherapy.
Psychooncology 2011 Oct; 20(10):1092-101
PMID: 20821373

Bakitas M, Lyons KD, Hegel MT, Balan S, Brokaw FC, Seville J, Hull JG, Li Z, Tosteson TD, Byock IR, Ahles TA
Effects of a palliative care intervention on clinical outcomes in patients with advanced cancer: the Project ENABLE II randomized controlled trial.
JAMA 2009 Aug 19; 302(7):741-9
PMID: 19690306

Bakitas M, Lyons KD, Hegel MT, Balan S, Barnett KN, Brokaw FC, Byock IR, Hull JG, Li Z, McKinstry E, Seville JL, Ahles TA
The project ENABLE II randomized controlled trial to improve palliative care for rural patients with advanced cancer: baseline findings, methodological challenges, and solutions.
Palliat Support Care 2009 Mar; 7(1):75-86
PMID: 19619377

Lyons KD, Bakitas M, Hegel MT, Hanscom B, Hull J, Ahles TA
Reliability and validity of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Palliative care (FACIT-Pal) scale.
J Pain Symptom Manage 2009 Jan; 37(1):23-32
PMID: 18504093