Publications and Presentations

Published and In Press

Merluzzi, T.V., Philip, E.J., Heitzmann Ruhf, C.A., Liu, H., Yang, M., & Conley. (in press). Self-efficacy for coping with cancer: Revision of the Cancer Behavior Inventory (Version 3.0). Psychological Assessment.

 

Merluzzi, T.V., & Philip, E.J.  (in press). “Letting Go” - From ancient to modern perspectives on relinquishing personal control: Focus on religion and coping with cancer. Journal of Religion and Health [PMID: 28168581]

 

Chirico, A., Lucidi, F., Alivernini, F., Merluzzi, T.V., & Giordano, A. (2017). A meta-analytic review of the relationship of cancer coping self-efficacy with distress and quality of life. Oncotarget, doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.15758

 

Chirico, A., Serpentini, S., Merluzzi, T., Mallia , L., Del Bianco, P., Martino, R., Trentin, L., Bucci, E., Capovilla, E., Lucidi, F., Botti, G., & Giordano, A. (2017). Self-efficacy for coping moderates the effects of distress on quality of life in palliative cancer care. Anticancer Research, 37, 1609-1615  doi:10.21873/anticanres.11491

 

Salsman, J.M., Pustejovsky, J.E., Park, C.E., Sherman, A.C., Merluzzi, T.V. Danhauer, S.C., Jim, H.S.L., & Fitchett, G. (2016).  Reply to: The association between religion/spirituality and mental health in cancer. Cancer, 122, 2441-2. [PMID:  27197776]

 

Merluzzi, T.V., Philip, E.J., Yang, M., & Heitzmann, C.A. (2016). Matching of received social support with need for support in adjusting to cancer and cancer survivorship. Psycho-Oncology, 25, 684-690.   [PMID: 26126444]

 

Serpentini, S., Capovilla, E., & Merluzzi, T.V. (2016). Lasciare andare: Potenzialita di applicazione in psiconcologia e nelle cure palliative.  (“Letting go”: Potential application in psycho-oncology and palliative care). Mosciano, S.A., Italy: Artemia Edizioni.

 

Philip, E.J. & Merluzzi, T.V. (2016). Symptom burden and psychosocial stressors in post-treatment cancer survivors: Desire for support and challenges in identifying individuals in need. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 34, 223-239.

 

Chirico, A., Lucidi, F., Mallia, L., D’Aiuto, M. & Merluzzi, T.V. (2015). Indicators of distress in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. PeerJ, 21, e1107. doi: 10.7717/peerj.1107.[PMID: 26244115]

 

Merluzzi, T.V., Philip, E.J., Zhang, Z., & Sullivan, C. (2015). Perceived discrimination, coping, and quality of life for African-American and Caucasian persons with cancer. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21(3), 337-44. doi: 10.1037/a0037543. [PMID: 25090144]

 

Salsman, J.M., Fitchett, G., Merluzzi, T.V., Sherman, A.C., & Park, C.L. (2015). Religion, spirituality, and health outcomes in cancer: A case for a meta-analytic investigation. Cancer, 121, 3754-3759. [PMID: 26258400]

 

Jim, H.S.L., Pustejovsky J., Park, C.L., Danhauer S.C., Sherman, A.C., Fitchett, G., Merluzzi, T.V., Munoz, A.R., George, L., Snyder, M.A., & Salsman, J.M. (2015). Religion, spirituality, and physical health in cancer patients: A meta-analysis. Cancer, 121, 3760-3768. [PMID: 26258868]

 

Salsman, J.M., Pustejovsky, J.E., Jim, H.S.L., Munoz, A.R., Merluzzi, T.V., George, L., Park, C.L., Danhauer, S.C., Sherman, A.C., Snyder, M.A., & Fitchett, G. (2015). A meta-analytic approach to examine the relationship between religion/spirituality and mental health in cancer. Cancer, 121, 3769-3778. [PMID: 26258536]

 

Sherman, A.C., Merluzzi, T.V., Pustejovsky, J.E., Park, C.L., George, L., Fitchett, G., Jim, H.S.L., Munoz, A.R., Danhauer, S.C., Snyder, M.A., & Salsman, J.M. (2015). A meta-analytic review of religious or spiritual involvement and social health among cancer patients.  Cancer, 121, 3779-3788. [PMID: 26258730]

 

Recent Presentations

Merluzzi, T.V. (April, 2017). A meta-analytic review of interventions to enhance self-efficacy behaviors in cancer patients and survivors. Biology Department Special Seminar: Health Behaviors and Cancer Care, An Integrated Perspective: International Collaboration Between Italy and the USA. Co-sponsored by the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Merluzzi, T.V., Pustejovsky, J., Philip, E.J., Berendsen, M., Heitzmann Ruhl, C.A., & Salsman, J.M. (2017, March). A meta-analytic review of interventions to enhance self-efficacy behaviors in cancer patients and survivors. In J. M. Salsman (Chair), Promoting psychological well-being in cancer patients and survivors: Meta-analyses of randomized clinical trials. Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Salsman, J.M., Moskowitz, J.T., Park, C.L., & Merluzzi, T.V. (2017, March). Promoting psychological well-being in cancer patients and survivors: Meta-analyses of randomized clinical trials. Symposium , Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

 

Merluzzi, T.V. (2017, March). The role of coping in the relationship between serious comorbidities and emotional distress. In J. Suls (Chair), Multimorbidity in older adults and cancer survivors: Behavioral, cogntitive-affective, and biological processes. Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

 

Philip, E.J., Merluzzi, T.V., Grapperhaus, S. & Lewis, B. (2017, March). Lifestyle behaviors and psychosocial outcomes among long-term cancer survivors. Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

 

Merluzzi, T.V.,  Philip, E.J., & Liu, H. (June, 2016) Serious comorbidities and emotional distress in cancer survivorship: Does coping make it better?  8th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference. Washington, D.C.

 

Merluzzi, T.V. (May, 2016). Self-efficacy and coping with cancer: Theory, measurement, and treatment issues. Invited colloquium: Department of Psychology, University of Padua, Italy.

 

Merluzzi, T.V. (May, 2016). Spirituality and cancer: “Letting go” in a modern world. Invited address: Italian Society of Palliative Care-Veneto Region.

Cancer Behavior Inventory Publications for Citation

CBI-B:     Heitzmann, C. A., Merluzzi, T. V., Roscoe, J. A., Jean-Pierre, P., Kirsh, K. L., & Passik, S. D. (2011). Assessing self-efficacy for coping with cancer: Development and psychometric analysis of the brief version of the Cancer Behavior Inventory (CBI-B), Psycho-Oncology, 20, 302-312.

CBI-V2.0:     Merluzzi, T. V., Nairn, R. C., Hegde, K. Martinez Sanchez, M. A., & Dunn, L. (2001). Self-efficacy for coping with cancer: Revision of the Cancer Behavior Inventory (Version 2.0). Psycho-Oncology, 10, 206-217.

CBI-V3.0:     Merluzzi, T.V., Philip, E.J., Heitzmann Ruhf, C.A., Liu, H., Yang, M., & Conley. (in press). Self-efficacy for coping with cancer: Revision of the Cancer Behavior Inventory (Version 3.0). Psychological Assessment. [See Measures pages for the new CBI-V3.0]

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