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Arts-based Research and Cancer

Morrison, T.*, & Thomas, R. (2015). Cancer survivors’ concealment or disclosure of diagnosis: Implications for return to work. Work, 52(3), 643-655. 

Morrison, T.*, Thomas, R., (2015).Comparing men’s and women’s experiences of work after cancer: A photovoice study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23(10), 3015–3023.

Morrison, T.*, Thomas, R., & Guitard, P. (2015).  Physicians’ perspectives of cancer survivors’ work integration.  Canadian Family Physician, 61, e36-42.

Quinlan, L., Creative Practice for People with Cancer Research Group (CP4PC)**. (2015). Potentials for cancer survivors: Experimentation with the popular expressive arts of drumming, mask-making and voice activation. Arts & Health, 8(23), 262-271. doi:10.1080/17533015.2015.1078824

Morrison, T*., Thomas, R. (2014). Survivors’ experiences of return to work following cancer: A photovoice study. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1-10. doi:10.1177/0008417414534398  

Quinlan, E., Thomas, R., Ahmed, S., Fichtner, P., McMullen, L., Block, J. (2014). The aesthetic rationality of the popular expressive arts: Lifeworld communication among breast cancer survivors living with lymphedema. Social Theory & Health, 12(3), 291-312. doi: 10.1057/sth.2014.9

Morrison, T..*, Thomas, R. (2014). “Bored out of my gourd”: A cancer survivor’s return to work Experience. Current Oncology. 21(1), 169-171

Burles, M., Thomas, R. (2014). “I just don’t think there’s any other image that tells the story like (this) picture does”: Researcher and participant reflections on the use of participant- employed photography in social research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 13(1), 185-205.

 

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Cancer Survivorship

Brunet, J., Saunders, S.*, Gifford, W., Thomas, R., & Hamilton, R. (2017). An exploratory qualitative study of the meaning and value of a running/walking clinic for women after a diagnosis of breast cancer. Disability and Rehabilitation. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1283714

Cavallo, S., Brosseau, L., Toupin-April, K., Wells, G. A., Smith, C. A., Pugh, A. G., ... & Rahman, P. (2016). Ottawa Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for structured physical activity in the management of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 98(5), 1018-1041. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.09.135

Carr, T.*, Quinlan, E., Robertson, S., Duggleby, W., Thomas, R., Holtslander, L. (2016). Yoga as palliation in women with advanced cancer: A pilot study. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 22(3), 111-117.

Quinlan, L., Creative Practice for People with Cancer Research Group (CP4PC)**. (2015). Potentials for cancer survivors: Experimentation with the popular expressive arts of drumming, mask-making and voice activation. Arts & Health, 8:10.1080/17533015.2015.1078824

Hamilton, R., & Thomas, R. (2016). Renegotiating hope while living with lymphoedema after cancer: A qualitative study. European Journal of Cancer Care, 25(5), 822-831.

Ahmed, S., Quinlan, E., McMullen, L., Thomas, R., Fichtner, P., Block, J. (2015). Ethnodrama: An innovative knowledge translation tool in the  management of lymphedema. Journal of Cancer. 6(9): 859-886, 2015.

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Disability After Breast Cancer and Related Publications

Boquiren, B.*, Hack, T., Thomas, R., Towers, A., Kwan, W., Tilley, T., Quinlan, E., Miedema, B. A longitudinal analysis of chronic arm morbidity following breast         cancer surgery. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 157,3: 413-425, 2016.

Shaw, R., Thomas, R. The perceived role of cancer specialists in breast cancer related arm morbidity care. Journal of Lymphedema. 9,2: 20-26,  2014.

Quinlan, E., Thomas, R., Hack, T., Kwan, W., Tatemichi, S., Towers, A., Tilley, A., Miedema, B., Lymphedema trajectories among breast cancer       survivors. Journal of Lymphedema. 9,1: 12-19, 2014. 

Miedema, B.,Hamilton, R*., Tatemichi, S., Thomas-MacLean, R., Hack, T.F., Quinlan,  E., Towers, A.,Tilley, A., Kwan, W. Do breast cancer survivors' post- surgery          difficulties with recreational activities persist over time? Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 5:405-412, 2011.
         
http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s11764-011-0190-x 

Thomas-MacLean, R., Spriggs, P*.,  Quinlan, E., Towers, A., Hack, T.F., Tatemichi, S., Miedema, B., Kwan, W., Tilley. A., Arm morbidity and disability: Reporting         the current status from Canada. Journal of Lymphoedema5, 2: 33-38, 2010.

Hack, T.F., Kwan, W., Thomas-MacLean, R., Towers, A., Miedema, B., Tilley, A., Chateau, D. Predictors of arm morbidity following breast cancer surgery.Psycho           Oncology. 19: 1205-1212,  2009. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/123250765/PDFSTART.

Thomas- MacLean R., Towers, A., Quinlan, E., Hack, T.F., Kwan, W., Miedema,  B., Tilley, A., Graham, P*., “This is a kind of betrayal”:  A qualitative study of         disability after breast cancer. Current Oncology. 16, 3: 26-32, 2009.

Miedema, B., Hamilton R., Tatemichi, S., Thomas-MacLean R., Towers, A., Hack, T.F., Tilley, A., Kwan, W., Arm morbidity following breast cancer surgery: Impact         on recreational and leisure activities 6-12 months post surgery. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2: 262-268, 2008.

Tilley, A., Thomas-MacLean, R., Kwan, W., Lymphatic cording or axillary web syndrome after breast cancer surgery. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 52,4:          E105- E106, 2009.

Quinlan, E.,  Thomas-MacLean, R., Hack, T.F., Kwan, W., Miedema, B., Tatemichi, S., Towers, A., Tilley, A., The impact of breast cancer among Canadian women:           Disability and productivity. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation. 3, 34: 285-296, 2009.

Thomas-MacLean, R., Hack, T.F., Kwan, W., Towers, A., Miedema, B., Tilley, A., Arm morbidity anddisability after breast cancer: New directions for care.           Oncology Nursing Forum. 35, 1: 65-71,  2008.

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Learning to Live with Lymphedema

Thomas, R., Hamilton, R. (2016) Composing hope through collage: A community-based intervention for cancer survivors living with lymphedema. Health Psychology Open, 3(2). Link to article here

Hamilton, R., & Thomas, R. (2016). Renegotiating hope while living with lymphoedema after cancer: A qualitative study. European Journal of Cancer Care, 25(5), 822-831. doi:10.1111/ecc.12382.

Thomas, R., Hamilton, R. (2014). Illustrating the (in)visible: Understanding the impact of loss in adults living with secondary lymphedema after cancer. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 21(9), 243-254. doi: 10.3402/qhw.v9.24354. eCollection 201  Link to article here

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