Dr Nadine Kasparian

Senior Lecturer
Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead

Telephone 93820110
Fax 9845 2163

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Selected grants

2010

  • The Development and Trial of tailored psycho-educational resources for melanoma patients; Kasparian N, Meiser B, Menzies S, Mann G, Butow P, Barlow-Stewart K; Cancer Council New South Wales/Project Support.

2005

  • Psychosocial consequences of melanoma susceptibility; Kasparian N, Simpson J, Meiser B, Mann G, Butow P; University of New South Wales/Gold Star Award.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Dieng, M., Watts, C., Kasparian, N., Morton, R., Mann, G., Cust, A. (2014). Improving subjective perception of personal cancer risk: systematic review and meta-analysis of educational interventions for people with cancer or at high risk of cancer. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 23(6), 613-625. [More Information]
  • Gleeson, M., Meiser, B., Barlow-Stewart, K., Trainer, A., Tucker, K., Watts, K., Friedlander, M., Kasparian, N. (2013). Communication and information needs of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer regarding treatment-focused genetic testing. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40(3), 275-283. [More Information]
  • McLoone, J., Watts, K., Menzies, S., Barlow-Stewart, K., Mann, G., Kasparian, N. (2013). Melanoma survivors at high risk of developing new primary disease: a qualitative examination of the factors that contribute to patient satisfaction with clinical care. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 22(9), 1994-2000. [More Information]
  • McLoone, J., Menzies, S., Meiser, B., Mann, G., Kasparian, N. (2013). Psycho-educational interventions for melanoma survivors: a systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 22(7), 1444-1456. [More Information]
  • Ingles, J., Sarina, T., Kasparian, N., Semsarian, C. (2013). Psychological wellbeing and posttraumatic stress associated with implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy in young adults with genetic heart disease. International Journal of Cardiology, 168(4), 3779-3784. [More Information]
  • Winlaw, D., Badawi, N., Jacobe, S., Kasparian, N., Cooper, S., Murphy, D., Sherwood, M., Roberts, P., Leclair, K., Scarfe, G., Sholler, G. (2012). Hypoplastic left heart syndrome in context. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48(2), E7-E9. [More Information]
  • Bränström, R., Kasparian, N., Affleck, P., Tibben, A., Chang, Y., Azizi, E., Baron-Epel, O., Bergman, W., Chan, M., Davies, J., et al (2012). Perceptions of genetic research and testing among members of families with an increased risk of malignant melanoma. European Journal of Cancer, 48(16), 3052-3062. [More Information]
  • Kasparian, N., Branstrom, R., Chang, Y., Affleck, P., Aspinwall, L., Tibben, A., Azizi, E., Baron-Epel, O., Battistuzzi, L., Bruno, W., et al (2012). Skin examination behavior: the role of melanoma history, skin type, psychosocial factors, and region of residence in determining clinical and self-conducted skin examination. Archives of Dermatology, 148(10), 1142-1151. [More Information]
  • Kasparian, N., Sansom-Daly, U., McDonald, R., Meiser, B., Butow, P., Mann, G. (2012). The nature and structure of psychological distress in people at high risk for melanoma: A factor analytic study. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 21(8), 845-856. [More Information]
  • Meiser, B., Gleeson, M., Kasparian, N., Barlow-Stewart, K., Ryan, M., Watts, K., Menon, D., Mitchell, G., Tucker, K. (2012). There is no decision to make: Experiences and attitudes toward treatment-focused genetic testing among women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Gynecologic Oncology, 124(1), 153-157. [More Information]
  • Mcloone, J., Watts, K., Menzies, S., Meiser, B., Butow, P., Kasparian, N. (2012). When the risks are high: psychological adjustment among melanoma survivors at high risk of developing new primary disease. Qualitative Health Research, 22(8), 1102-1113. [More Information]
  • Sholler, G., Kasparian, N., Pye, V., Cole, A., Winlaw, D. (2011). Fetal and post-natal diagnosis of major congenital heart disease: Implications for medical and psychological care in the current era. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47(10), 717-722. [More Information]
  • Kasparian, N., Mcloone, J., Meiser, B., Butow, P., Simpson, J., Mann, G. (2010). Skin cancer screening behaviours among individuals with a strong family history of malignant melanoma. British Journal of Cancer, 103, 1502-1509. [More Information]
  • Kasparian, N., Meiser, B., Butow, P., Simpson, J., Mann, G. (2009). Genetic testing for melanoma risk: a prospective cohort study of uptake and outcomes among Australian families. Genetics in Medicine, 11(4), 265-278. [More Information]
  • Wakefield, C., Juan, A., Kasparian, N. (2009). Men at increased risk of developing breast cancer: language preferences for naming a cancer-related mutation. Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers, 13(3), 395-398. [More Information]
  • Kasparian, N., McLoone, J., Butow, P. (2009). Psychological responses and coping strategies among patients with malignant melanoma: a systematic review of the literature. Archives of Dermatology, 145(12), 1415-1427. [More Information]
  • Kasparian, N., Mcloone, J., Meiser, B. (2009). Skin cancer-related prevention and screening behaviors: a review of the literature. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 32(5), 406-28. [More Information]
  • Meiser, B., Kasparian, N., Mitchell, P., Strong, K., Simpson, J., Tabassum, L., Mireskandari, S., Schofield, P. (2008). Attitudes to Genetic Testing in Families with Multiple Cases of Bipolar Disorder. Genetic Testing, 12(2), 233-244. [More Information]
  • Juan, A., Wakefield, C., Kasparian, N., Kirk, J., Tyler, J., Tucker, K. (2008). Development and Pilot Testing of a Decision Aid for Men Considering Genetic Testing for Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer-Related Mutations (BRCA1/2). Genetic Testing, 12, 523-532. [More Information]
  • Kasparian, N., Butow, P., Meiser, B., Mann, G. (2008). High- and average-risk individuals' beliefs about, and perceptions of, malignant melanoma: an Australian perspective. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 17(3), 270-279. [More Information]
  • Kasparian, N., Meiser, B., Butow, P., Simpson, J., Mann, G. (2008). Predictors of psychological distress among individuals with a strong family history of malignant melanoma. Clinical Genetics, 73(2), 121-131. [More Information]
  • Kasparian, N., Meiser, B., Butow, P., Job, R., Mann, G. (2007). Anticipated uptake of genetic testing for familial melanoma in an Australian sample: An exploratory study. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 16(1), 69-78.
  • Kasparian, N., Wakefield, C., Meiser, B. (2007). Assessment of psychosocial outcomes in genetic counseling research: an overview of available measurement scales. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 16(6), 693-712. [More Information]
  • Wakefield, C., Kasparian, N., Meiser, B., Homewood, J., Kirk, J., Tucker, K. (2007). Attitudes Toward Genetic Testing for Cancer Risk after Genetic Counseling and Decision Support: A Qualitative Comparison between Hereditary Cancer Types. Genetic Testing, 11(4), 401-412. [More Information]
  • Meiser, B., Mitchell, P., Kasparian, N., Strong, K., Simpson, J., Mireskandari, S., Tabassum, L., Schofield, P. (2007). Attitudes towards childbearing, causal attributions for bipolar disorder and psychological distress: a study of families with multiple cases of bipolar disorder. Psychological Medicine, 37(11), 1601-1611. [More Information]
  • Meiser, B., Mitchell, P., Kasparian, N., Strong, K., Simpson, J., Mireskandari, S., Tabassum, L., Schofield, P. (2007). Attitudes towards childbearing, causal attributions for bipolar disorder and psychological distress: a study of families with multiple cases of bipolar disorder. Psychological Medicine, 37(11), 1601-1611.
  • Kasparian, N., Meiser, B., Butow, P., Soames Job, R., Mann, G. (2006). Anticipated uptake of genetic testing for familial melanoma in an Australian sample: an exploratory study. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 16(1), 69-78. [More Information]
  • Kasparian, N., Meiser, B., Butow, P., Job, R., Mann, G. (2006). Better the devil you know. High risk individuals' anticipated psychological responses to genetic testing for melanoma susceptibility. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 15(6), 433-447. [More Information]

2014

  • Dieng, M., Watts, C., Kasparian, N., Morton, R., Mann, G., Cust, A. (2014). Improving subjective perception of personal cancer risk: systematic review and meta-analysis of educational interventions for people with cancer or at high risk of cancer. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 23(6), 613-625. [More Information]

2013

  • Gleeson, M., Meiser, B., Barlow-Stewart, K., Trainer, A., Tucker, K., Watts, K., Friedlander, M., Kasparian, N. (2013). Communication and information needs of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer regarding treatment-focused genetic testing. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40(3), 275-283. [More Information]
  • McLoone, J., Watts, K., Menzies, S., Barlow-Stewart, K., Mann, G., Kasparian, N. (2013). Melanoma survivors at high risk of developing new primary disease: a qualitative examination of the factors that contribute to patient satisfaction with clinical care. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 22(9), 1994-2000. [More Information]
  • McLoone, J., Menzies, S., Meiser, B., Mann, G., Kasparian, N. (2013). Psycho-educational interventions for melanoma survivors: a systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 22(7), 1444-1456. [More Information]
  • Ingles, J., Sarina, T., Kasparian, N., Semsarian, C. (2013). Psychological wellbeing and posttraumatic stress associated with implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy in young adults with genetic heart disease. International Journal of Cardiology, 168(4), 3779-3784. [More Information]

2012

  • Winlaw, D., Badawi, N., Jacobe, S., Kasparian, N., Cooper, S., Murphy, D., Sherwood, M., Roberts, P., Leclair, K., Scarfe, G., Sholler, G. (2012). Hypoplastic left heart syndrome in context. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48(2), E7-E9. [More Information]
  • Bränström, R., Kasparian, N., Affleck, P., Tibben, A., Chang, Y., Azizi, E., Baron-Epel, O., Bergman, W., Chan, M., Davies, J., et al (2012). Perceptions of genetic research and testing among members of families with an increased risk of malignant melanoma. European Journal of Cancer, 48(16), 3052-3062. [More Information]
  • Kasparian, N., Branstrom, R., Chang, Y., Affleck, P., Aspinwall, L., Tibben, A., Azizi, E., Baron-Epel, O., Battistuzzi, L., Bruno, W., et al (2012). Skin examination behavior: the role of melanoma history, skin type, psychosocial factors, and region of residence in determining clinical and self-conducted skin examination. Archives of Dermatology, 148(10), 1142-1151. [More Information]
  • Kasparian, N., Sansom-Daly, U., McDonald, R., Meiser, B., Butow, P., Mann, G. (2012). The nature and structure of psychological distress in people at high risk for melanoma: A factor analytic study. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 21(8), 845-856. [More Information]
  • Meiser, B., Gleeson, M., Kasparian, N., Barlow-Stewart, K., Ryan, M., Watts, K., Menon, D., Mitchell, G., Tucker, K. (2012). There is no decision to make: Experiences and attitudes toward treatment-focused genetic testing among women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Gynecologic Oncology, 124(1), 153-157. [More Information]
  • Mcloone, J., Watts, K., Menzies, S., Meiser, B., Butow, P., Kasparian, N. (2012). When the risks are high: psychological adjustment among melanoma survivors at high risk of developing new primary disease. Qualitative Health Research, 22(8), 1102-1113. [More Information]

2011

  • Sholler, G., Kasparian, N., Pye, V., Cole, A., Winlaw, D. (2011). Fetal and post-natal diagnosis of major congenital heart disease: Implications for medical and psychological care in the current era. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47(10), 717-722. [More Information]

2010

  • Kasparian, N., Mcloone, J., Meiser, B., Butow, P., Simpson, J., Mann, G. (2010). Skin cancer screening behaviours among individuals with a strong family history of malignant melanoma. British Journal of Cancer, 103, 1502-1509. [More Information]

2009

  • Kasparian, N., Meiser, B., Butow, P., Simpson, J., Mann, G. (2009). Genetic testing for melanoma risk: a prospective cohort study of uptake and outcomes among Australian families. Genetics in Medicine, 11(4), 265-278. [More Information]
  • Wakefield, C., Juan, A., Kasparian, N. (2009). Men at increased risk of developing breast cancer: language preferences for naming a cancer-related mutation. Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers, 13(3), 395-398. [More Information]
  • Kasparian, N., McLoone, J., Butow, P. (2009). Psychological responses and coping strategies among patients with malignant melanoma: a systematic review of the literature. Archives of Dermatology, 145(12), 1415-1427. [More Information]
  • Kasparian, N., Mcloone, J., Meiser, B. (2009). Skin cancer-related prevention and screening behaviors: a review of the literature. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 32(5), 406-28. [More Information]

2008

  • Meiser, B., Kasparian, N., Mitchell, P., Strong, K., Simpson, J., Tabassum, L., Mireskandari, S., Schofield, P. (2008). Attitudes to Genetic Testing in Families with Multiple Cases of Bipolar Disorder. Genetic Testing, 12(2), 233-244. [More Information]
  • Juan, A., Wakefield, C., Kasparian, N., Kirk, J., Tyler, J., Tucker, K. (2008). Development and Pilot Testing of a Decision Aid for Men Considering Genetic Testing for Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer-Related Mutations (BRCA1/2). Genetic Testing, 12, 523-532. [More Information]
  • Kasparian, N., Butow, P., Meiser, B., Mann, G. (2008). High- and average-risk individuals' beliefs about, and perceptions of, malignant melanoma: an Australian perspective. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 17(3), 270-279. [More Information]
  • Kasparian, N., Meiser, B., Butow, P., Simpson, J., Mann, G. (2008). Predictors of psychological distress among individuals with a strong family history of malignant melanoma. Clinical Genetics, 73(2), 121-131. [More Information]

2007

  • Kasparian, N., Meiser, B., Butow, P., Job, R., Mann, G. (2007). Anticipated uptake of genetic testing for familial melanoma in an Australian sample: An exploratory study. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 16(1), 69-78.
  • Kasparian, N., Wakefield, C., Meiser, B. (2007). Assessment of psychosocial outcomes in genetic counseling research: an overview of available measurement scales. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 16(6), 693-712. [More Information]
  • Wakefield, C., Kasparian, N., Meiser, B., Homewood, J., Kirk, J., Tucker, K. (2007). Attitudes Toward Genetic Testing for Cancer Risk after Genetic Counseling and Decision Support: A Qualitative Comparison between Hereditary Cancer Types. Genetic Testing, 11(4), 401-412. [More Information]
  • Meiser, B., Mitchell, P., Kasparian, N., Strong, K., Simpson, J., Mireskandari, S., Tabassum, L., Schofield, P. (2007). Attitudes towards childbearing, causal attributions for bipolar disorder and psychological distress: a study of families with multiple cases of bipolar disorder. Psychological Medicine, 37(11), 1601-1611. [More Information]
  • Meiser, B., Mitchell, P., Kasparian, N., Strong, K., Simpson, J., Mireskandari, S., Tabassum, L., Schofield, P. (2007). Attitudes towards childbearing, causal attributions for bipolar disorder and psychological distress: a study of families with multiple cases of bipolar disorder. Psychological Medicine, 37(11), 1601-1611.

2006

  • Kasparian, N., Meiser, B., Butow, P., Soames Job, R., Mann, G. (2006). Anticipated uptake of genetic testing for familial melanoma in an Australian sample: an exploratory study. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 16(1), 69-78. [More Information]
  • Kasparian, N., Meiser, B., Butow, P., Job, R., Mann, G. (2006). Better the devil you know. High risk individuals' anticipated psychological responses to genetic testing for melanoma susceptibility. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 15(6), 433-447. [More Information]

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