Nurse Linda Sarna's research focus is on quality of life and symptom distress in people with cancer, especially lung cancer. Additionally, she is involved in research describing tobacco cessation interventions by nurses, and other cancer prevention activities.
Selected Cancer-Related Publications:
Sarna L, Bialous SA, Sinha K, Yang Q, Wewers ME. Are health care providers still smoking? Data from the 2003 and 2006/2007 Tobacco Use Supplement-Current Population Surveys. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010 Nov;12(11):1167-71. Epub 2010 Oct 11.
Cooley ME, Sarna L, Kotlerman J, Lukanich JM, Jaklitsch M, Green SB, Bueno R. Smoking cessation is challenging even for patients recovering from lung cancer surgery with curative intent. Lung Cancer. 2009 Nov;66(2):218-25. Epub 2009 Mar 24.
Sarna L, Bialous SA, Jun HJ, Wewers ME, Cooley ME, Feskanich D. Smoking trends in the Nurses' Health Study (1976-2003). Nurs Res. 2008 Nov-Dec;57(6):374-82.
Gritz E, Dresler C, Sarna L. Smoking the missing drug interaction in oncology clinical trials: ignoring the obvious. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention. 2006; 16:859-863.
Sarna L, Evangelista L, Tashkin D, Padilla G, Holmes C, Brecht ML, Grannis F. Impact of respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function on quality of life of long-term survivors of non-small cell lung cancer. Chest. 2004; 125(2): 439-45.