Michigan State University

College of Social Science

Human Development Initiative

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The Human Development Initiative, begun in 2009, is a community of scholars throughout the university interested in development across the lifespan. The initiative creates venues where scholars involved in cutting-edge research in the social and health sciences (including genetics, neuroscience, and psychosocial development) can focus on the intersections between their own work and that of other researchers. We invite faculty and graduate students to join us at our bi-weekly brown bag speaker series and our fall and spring colloquia.

Given Barbara Given
University Distinguished Professor
Ph.D. Michigan State University

Research Publications    
2007Kurtz, M.E., Kurtz, J.C., Given, C.W., Given, B. (2007). Symptom Cluster among Cancer Patients and Effects of a Cognitive Behavioral Intervention. Cancer Therapy, 5, 105-112.
2007Given, B., Given, C., Sikorskii, A., Hadar, N. (2007). Symptom Clusters and Physical Function for Patients Receiving Chemotherapy. Seminars in Oncology Nursing. 23(2); 121-126.
2006Kurtz, M.E., Kurtz, J.C., Given, C.W., Given, B. (2006). Predictors of use of health care services among elderly lung cancer patients: the first year after diagnosis. Supportive Care in Cancer, 14(3), 243-250.
2006Kozachik, S. L., Wyatt, G., Given, C. W., & Given, B. A. (2006). Patterns of Use of Complementary Therapies Among Cancer Patients and Their Family Caregivers. Cancer Nursing, 29(2), 84-94.
2006Sherwood, P., Given, B., Given, C.W., Schiffman, R., Murman, D., Lovely, M., vonEye, A., Rogers, L., & Remer, S. (2006). Predictors of distress in caregivers of persons with a primary malignant brain tumor. Research in Nursing & Health, 29(2), 105-120.
2006Doorenbos, A. Z., Given, B., Given, C.W., & Verbitsky, N. (2006). Physical functioning: Effect of a behavioral intervention for symptoms among individuals with cancer. Nursing Research, 55(3), 161-171.
2006Kurtz, M.E., Kurtz, J.C., Given, C.W., Given, B. (2006). Effects of a Symptom Control on Utilization of Health Care Services among Cancer Patients: A Randomized Controlled Study. Medical Science Monitor, 12(7), CR319-324.
2006Sikorskii, A., Given, C., Given, B., Jeon, S., McCorkle, R. (2006). Testing the Effects of Treatment Complications on a Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Reducing Symptom Severity. Journal of Pain and Symptom and Management, 32(2), 129-139.
2006Doorenbos, A.Z., Given, C.W., Given, B., Verbitsky, N. (2006). Symptom experience in the last year of life among individuals with cancer. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 32(5), 403-412.
2006Given, B., Given, C.W., Sikorskii, A., Jeon, S., Sherwood, P., Rahbar, M. (2006). The impact of providing symptom management assistance on caregiver reaction: Results of a randomized trial. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 32(5), 433-43.