Lab Publications

Selected Publications for Psychosocial Medicine Lab (Collaborations between Dr. Hart and Ryerson graduate students)

*Note that TL Hart has also published under SL Hart

Blackmore, D, Hart, SL, Albiani JJ, Mohr DC. (2011). Partner support predicts sexual satisfaction among individuals with multiple sclerosis. Rehabilitation Psychology, 56, 117-22.

Hart SL, Torbit, LA, Crangle, CJ, Esplen, MJ, Holter, S., Semotiok, K., Borgida, A., Ardiles, P., Rothenmund, H., & Gallinger, S. (2012). Moderators of cancer-related distress and worry after a pancreatic cancer genetic counselling and screening intervention. Psycho-Oncology, 21, 1324-30

Hart SL, Albiani, JJ, Crangle, C, Torbit, L, Varma MG. (2012) Development and assessment of the constipation-related disability scale. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 35, 183-192.

Albiani, JJ., Hart, SL, Katz, L., Berian, J., Del Rosaio, A., Lee, J., Varma, M.G. (2013). Psychological symptoms mediate the relationship between constipation severity and mental health related quality of life. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 20, 123-32

Caplan, R.A., Maunder, R.G., Stempak, J.M., Silverberg, M.S,, & Hart, TL. (2014). Attachment, Childhood Abuse, and IBD-related Quality of Life and Disease Activity Outcomes. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 20(5),909-15.

Hart, TL., Coon, D., Kowalkowski, M., Zhang, K., Hersom, J., & Latini, DM. (2014). Changes in Sexual Roles And Quality of Life for Gay Men After Prostate Cancer: Challenges for Sexual Health Providers. Journal of Sexual Medicine. J Sex Med 2014;11:2308–2317. doi: 10.1111/jsm.12598.

Torbit, L., Crangle, C., Albiani, JJ., Latini, DM, Hart, TL. (in press). Fear of recurrence: The importance of self-efficacy and satisfaction with care in gay men with prostate cancer. Psycho-Oncology.

Hart, TL, Blacker, S., Panjwani, A., Evans, M. (in press). Development of Multimedia Informational Tools for Breast Cancer Patients with Low Levels of Health Literacy. Patient Education and Counselling.

Blackmore, D., Albiani, J., Hart, TL. (in press). Multiple Sclerosis and Other Chronic Neurological Diseases. In T. Hadjistavropolous & H.D. Hadjistavropolous (Eds.), Fundamentals of Health Psychology. Don Mills: Oxford University Press.

Selected Posters and Presentations for Psychosocial Medicine Lab

Belanger, J., Varma, M.G., Hart, SL. (2008, March). Women diagnosed with colorectal cancer: Control appraisals mediate the relationship between initial reactions to cancer and peritraumatic distress. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Belanger, J., Hart, SL, Berian, J., Del Rosaio, A., Lee, J., Varma, M.G. (2008, November). Constipation and quality of life: Psychological symptoms mediate the relationship between constipation severity and mental health related quality of life. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL.

Hart, SL, Belanger, J., Berian, J., Varma, M.G. (2008, November). Peritraumatic distress is associated with psychological distress, insomnia, and fatigue after diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL.

Katz, L., Culp, D.E., Hart, SL, Hart, T.A., Varma, M.G. (2008, November). Multidimensional coping predicts less negative affect over time in colorectal cancer patients. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL.

Culp, D.E., Hart, SL, Katz, L., Varma, M.G. (2008, November). The effect of colorectal cancer symptoms and appraisals on depression. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL.

Katz, L., Culp D. E., Roberts, K., Hart, T., & Hart, S. (2009, April). Sexual communication difficulties mediate the relationship between self-esteem and unprotected anal intercourse. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Montreal, QC.

Hart, SL, Belanger, J.J., Katz, L., Culp, D., & Varma, M.G. (2009, April). Gender and age predict differential psychological responses to a diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Paper presented at the Annual conference of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Montreal, QC.

Belanger, J.J., Strimas, R., & Hart, SL. (2009, April). Body image, emotional distress, and dyadic adjustment following radical cystectomy. Poster presented at the Annual conference of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Montreal, QC.

Donia, J., Belanger, J.J., Varma, M.G., & Hart, SL. (August, 2009). Fear of recurrence and posttraumatic growth in colorectal cancer patients. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Conference. Toronto, ON.

Hart, SL., Katz, L., Patterson, T.R., Varma, M.G. (August, 2009). Relationship between age and sexual functioning: Women with colorectal cancer. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Conference. Toronto, ON.

Zhang, K., Hart, SL., Belanger, J., Crangle, C., & Varma, M.G. (November, 2009) Neuroticism of newly diagnosed colorectal cancer patients and their partners predicts patient depressive symptoms and quality of life. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Crangle. C., Hart, S.L., Belanger, J., Zhang, K.,& Varma, M.G. (November, 2009) Communication and social constraint as predictors of relationship satisfaction and cancer related-traumatic stress symptoms in newly diagnosed colorectal cancer patients and their partners. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Belanger, J., Hart, S.L., & Varma, M.G. (November, 2009). Hope as a moderator of negative appraisals of colorectal cancer and depression. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Hart, S.L., Latini, D., Belanger, J., Donia, J, Zhang, K., & Varma, M.G. (April, 2010). Initial reactions to colorectal cancer diagnosis are associated with later decreased fear of recurrence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, WA.

Zhang, K., Crangle, C., Hart, S. L., & Latini, D. M. (April, 2010). Predictors of satisfaction with care for gay men with prostate cancer. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, WA.

Culp, D., Hart, S.L., Belanger, J.J., & Mohr, D.V. (April, 2010). Partner support, sexual dysfunction, and sexual satisfaction among people with multiple sclerosis. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, WA.

Belanger, J.J., Donia, J., Zhang, K., Varma, M.G., & Hart, S.L. (April, 2010). Gender differences in the predictors of colorectal cancer fear of recurrence. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, WA.

Crangle. C., Hart, S.L., Latini, D.M. (November, 2010) “Outness” comfort predicts quality of life and illness adjustment in gay men with prostate cancer. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

Culp, D.E., Caplan, L., & Hart, S.L. (November, 2010). Relationship satisfaction, partner support, and sexual satisfaction among people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

Torbit, L., Culp, D.E., & Hart, S.L. (November, 2010). The association of illness uncertainty and rumination with depression and anxiety in multiple sclerosis. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

Hart, S.L., Latini, D.M. Belanger, J., Culp, D.E., Amiel, G., & Lerner, S. (November, 2010). A closer look at traumatic stress symptoms in cancer patients: The interactive effect of social constraints and illness intrusiveness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

Hart SL, Torbit, LA, Crangle, CJ, Esplen, MJ, Holter, S., Semotiok, K., Borgida, A., Ardiles, P., Rothenmund, H., & Gallinger, S. (April, 2011). Gender patterns in distress and worry after a pancreatic screening intervention. Paper presented at the Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Torbit, LA, Crangle, CJ, Hart, SL, , Rothenmund, H., Holter, S., Semotiok, K, Ardiles, P., Borgida, A., Gallinger, S., Esplen, MJ. (April, 2011). Predictors of traumatic grief in individuals at high risk of pancreatic cancer. . Poster presented at the Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Torbit, L., Crangle, C., Albiani, J., Hart, S.L., & Latini, D. (May, 2011). Satisfaction with care, self-efficacy, and fear of recurrence among gay men with prostate cancer. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, Toronto, ON.

Crangle, C.J., Albiani, J.J., Torbit, L.A., Hart, S.L., & Latini, D. (May, 2011). The importance of bolstering self-efficacy in gay men with prostate cancer. Poster presented at the 1st Annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, Toronto, ON.

Hart, S.L, Crangle, C.J., Canevello, A., & Varma, M.G. (October, 2011). Gender moderates the effect of relationship dynamics on depression in couples facing colorectal cancer. Paper presented at the International Association of Relationship Research Mini-Conference on Health, Emotion, and Relationships, Tucson, AZ.

Albiani, J.J., Torbit, L.A., Crangle, C.J., Culp, D., & Hart, S.L. (November, 2011). Rumination mediates the relationship between physical symptoms and depression for MS patients. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON.

Donia, J., Torbit, L.A, Varma, M.G., Hart, S.L. (November, 2011). Depression, optimism, and fear of cancer recurrence among colorectal cancer patients over time. Poster presented at the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies conference, Toronto, Ontario.

Crangle, C.J., Panjwani, A., Blackmore, D.E., Torbit, L.A. & Hart, S.L. (November, 2011). The effect of hostile conflict on negative psychological outcomes in MS couples. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto ON.

Caplan, RA., Maunder, RG., Stempak, JM., Silverberg, MS., Hart, SL. (May, 2012). Life events as a predictor of inflammatory bowel disease activity and quality of life. Poster presented at the annual meeting of Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, CA.

Torbit, LA, Hart, SL, & Latini, DM. (October, 2012). Illness intrusiveness in gay men with prostate cancer: The role of “being out” and partner communication. Poster presented at the CIHR conference “Advancing Excellent in Gender, Sex, and Health Research,” Montreal, QC.

Crangle, C & Hart, SL. (November, 2012). Dyadic effects of attachment and hostility on relationship distress in couples facing multiple sclerosis. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Hart, SL, Albiani, JJ, & Blackmore, DE. (November, 2012). Fatigue catastrophizing mediates the reciprocal relationship between insomnia and fatigue. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Blackmore, DE, Donia, J., Crangle, C, & Hart, SL. (November, 2012). The role of adult attachment in illness perceptions among individuals with multiple sclerosis. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Torbit, LA., Albiani, J, Hart, SL, & Latini, DM. (November, 2012). Fear of recurrence: The importance of self-efficacy and satisfaction with care in gay men with prostate cancer. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Panjwani, A., Hart, T.L., Blacker, S. (April, 2013). Low-Health Literacy Multimedia Informational Tools for Women Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, Ottawa, ON.

Hart, T.L., Crangle, C., Canevello, A., Revenson, T.R. (August, 2013). Relationship dynamics and post-traumatic growth in couples facing colorectal cancer. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Torbit, L, Blackmore, D., Albiani, J., Crangle, C., Hart, T. (November, 2013). Cancer Worry Interference in Women with Lynch Syndrome: The Role of Trusting One’s Physician. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Gunaratne, M., Crangle, C., Blackmore, D.E., Torbit, L., Hart, T. (February, 2014). The effect of fatigue catastrophizing on depression and anxiety in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Ontario Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

Holter, S, McNamara, S, Diaz, Z, Karanicolas, P, Parfey, P, Rothenmund, H, Foulkes, W, Brown, C, Wang, H, Hart, T, Pollett, N, Gryfe, R, Batist, G, Gallinger, S. (September, 2014). Canadian Colorectal Cancer Consortium, Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer, New Orleans, LA.

Crangle, C., Gunaratne, M., Hart, T.L. (November, 2014). Dyadic adjustment mediates the association between attachment and negative health outcomes: Intra- and inter-personal effects. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.