Ruth McCorkle, PhD, RN, FAAN

Florence Wald Prof Nursing; Interim Specialty Director, Adult Health


Research Summary

Testing the Effects of the Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse on Patient and Caregiver Outcomes in Cancer Care.


Selected Publications

  • McCorkle R, Jeon S, Ercolano E, Schwartz P. (2011). Healthcare utilization in women after abdominal surgery for ovarian cancer. Nursing Research; 60(1):47-57.
  • McCorkle R, Ercolano E, Lazenby M, Schulman-Green D, Schilling LS, Lorig K, Wagner EH. (2011). Self-management: Enabling and empowering patients living with cancer as a chronic illness. CA Cancer - A Journal for Clinicians;61(1):50-62. Epub 2011 Jan 4. Review.
  • Van Cleave JH, Egleston BL, Bourbonniere M, McCorkle R. (2011). Combining extant datasets with differing outcome measures across studies of older adults after cancer surgery. Research in Gerontological Nursing;4(1):36-46. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20101201-02. Epub 2010 Dec 29.
  • Berry DL, Blumenstein BA, Halpenny B, Wolpin S, Fann JR, Austin-Seymour M, Bush N, Karras BT, Lober WB, McCorkle R. (2011). Enhancing patient-provider communication with the electronic self-report assessment for cancer: a randomized trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology;29(8):1029-35. Epub 2011 Jan 31.
  • Van Cleave JH, Egleston BL, McCorkle R. (2011). Factors affecting recovery of functional status in older adults after cancer surgery. Journal of American Geriatric Society;59(1):34-43. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03210.x. Epub 2010 Dec 16.
  • Ferrucci LM, Cartmel B, Turkman YE, Murphy ME, Smith T, Stein KD, McCorkle R. (2011). Causal attribution among cancer survivors of the 10 most common cancers. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology;29(2):121-40.
  • Schulman-Green D, Bradley EH, Knobf MT, Prigerson H, Digiovanna MP, McCorkle R. (2011). Self-Management and Transitions in Women with Advanced Breast Cancer. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2011 Mar 26. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Kendrick M, Ercolano E, McCorkle R. (2011). Interventions to prevent postoperative complications in women with ovarian cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing;15(2):195-202.
  • Cohen SS, Luekens C, McCorkle R. (2011). Lessons learned in research, collaboration, and dissemination in a national institute of nursing research-funded research center. Journal of Professional Nursing ;27(3):153-60.
  • Kim C, McGlynn KA, McCorkle R, Erickson RL, Niebuhr DW, Ma S, Graubard B, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Barry KH, Zhang Y. (2011). Quality of life among testicular cancer survivors: a case-control study in the United States. Quality of Life Research. 2011 Apr 17. [Epub ahead of print]

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