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School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
301 D Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079
My expertise is in quality of life and symptom management and the development and testing of theoretically-guided interventions to improve outcomes for patients with cancer. For the past several years, I have conducted research aimed at elucidating predictors of and identifying significant patterns in the experience of sleep disturbances and fatigue in patients with lung cancer.
The next major project in this program of research involves the development, testing and translation into clinical practice of a brief cognitive behavior therapy intervention to improve sleep and reduce fatigue in lung cancer survivors (NINR R15 PI – Dean). Future plans include a proposal to train staff nurse and nurse manager teams to improve pain, fatigue and insomnia in cancer survivors.
Carey, M. A., Baldzizhar, A. N., Miterko, C. R., Qualls, B., Vincent, R. L., Merrick, R., & Dean, G. E. (2018). A quiet firehouse: Reducing environmental stimuli among professional on-duty firefighters. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60(2), 186-190. doi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000001199
Dean, G. E., Ziegler, P., Chen, H., Steinbrenner, L., & Dickerson S. S. (2018). Trajectory of insomnia symptoms in adults with advanced lung cancer: A mixed methods study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 27(6), 2255-2263. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4488-3
Matthews, E. E., Carter, P. A., Page, M. S., Dean, G. E., & Berger, A. M. (2018). Sleep-wake disturbance: A systematic review of evidence-based interventions for management in patients with cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 22(1), 37-52. doi:10.1188/18.CJON.37-52
Matthews, E. E., Hacker, E. D., Otte, J. L., & Dean, G. E. (2018). Agenda for sleep research in older adults with cancer: A conference report. Cancer Nursing, 41(2), 109-116. doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000464
Dean, G. E., Weiss, C., Morris, J. L., & Chasens, E. R. (2017). Impaired sleep: A multifaceted geriatric syndrome. Nursing Clinics of North America, 52(3), 387-404. doi:10.1016/j.cnur.2017.04.009
Matthews, E. E., Danaher Hacker, E., Otte, J., & Dean, G. E. (2017). Agenda for sleep research in older adults with cancer: A conference report. Cancer Nursing, 40, 1-8.
Weiss, C., Dickerson, S. S., Jungquist, C., & Dean, G. E. (2017). Effects of morning bright light therapy on circadian activity rhythms in lung cancer survivors. Sleep, 40(suppl_1), A258. doi:10.1093/sleepj/zsx050.695
Dean, G. E., Klimpf, M. L., Morris, J. L., & Chasens, E. R. (2016). Excessive sleepiness. In M. Boltz, E. Capezuti, T. Fulmer, & D. Zwicker (Eds.), Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice (5th ed.) (pp. 431-442). New York, NY: Springer.
Dickerson, S. S., Jungquist, C. R., TenBrock, E., Aquilina, A.T., Smith, P., Abu Sabbah, E., Alameri, R., & Dean, G. E. (2016). Feasibility testing of a self-management program book to improve adherence to PAP in persons newly diagnosed with sleep apnea. Behavioral Sleep Medicine. doi:10.1080/15402002.2016.1228644
Dean, G. E., Abu Sabbah, E., Yingrengreung, S., Ziegler, P., Chen, H., Steinbrenner, L. M., & Dickerson, S. (2015). Sleeping with the enemy: Sleep and quality of life in patients with lung cancer. Cancer Nursing, 38 (1), 60-70. doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000128
Dickerson, S., Abu Sabbah, E., Ziegler, P., C Steinbrenner, L. M., Chen, H., Dean, G. E. (2015). Experiences of patients with advanced lung cancer: Being resigned to sleep-wake disturbances while maintaining hope for optimal treatment outcomes. Cancer Nursing, 38 (5).
Dickerson, S., Conner, L. M, Fayad, A., & Dean, G. E. (2014). Sleep-wake disturbances in cancer patients: Narrative review of literature on improving quality of life outcomes. Nature and Science of Sleep, 6, 85-100.
Dean, G. E., Redeker, N. S., Wang, Y. J., Rogers, A. E., Dickerson, S. S., Steinbrenner, L., & Gooneratne, N. S. (2013). Sleep, mood and quality of life in patients receiving treatment for lung cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40 (5), 441-451.
Dickerson, S., Obeidat, R., Dean, G. E., Smith, P., & Jungquist, C. (2013). Development and usability testing of a self-care management intervention to support individuals with obstructive sleep apnea in accommodating to CPAP treatment. Heart and Lung, 42(5), 346-52.
Dean, G. E., Reishtein, J. L., McVey, J., Ambrose, M. Burke, S. M., Haskins, M., & Jones, J. (2013). Implementing a dedicated education unit: A practice partnership with oncology nurses. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 17(2), 208-210.
Dickerson, S., Abu Sabbah, E., Ziegler, P., Chen, H., Steinbrenner, L. M., & Dean, G. E. (2012). The experience of a diagnosis of advanced lung cancer: Sleep is not a priority when living my life. Oncology Nursing Forum, 39(5), 492-499.
Carey, M. A., Sl-Zaiti, S., Dean, G. E., Sessassana, L., & Finnell, D. F. (2011). Sleep problems, depression, substance use, social bonding and quality of life in professional firefighters. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 53(8), 928-933.