Lung Cancer Stigma, Smoking Stigma, and Symptom Severity among Lung Cancer Patients

Research Fields: 
Tobacco Effects

Dr. Cataldo is conducting research on a wide range of issues related to smokers who develop lung cancer.  Several studies have explored the severity of lung cancer stigma and its relationship with the severity of physical (i.e., appetite, fatigue, cough, dyspnea, hemoptysis, pain, sleep) and psycho-social (i.e., self-esteem, anxiety, depression) symptoms and Quality of Life. Dr. Cataldo developed the Cataldo Lung Cancer Stigma Scale (CLCSS), this scale has been translated into Norwegian and Korean and is currently being used in a national study of lung cancer stigma in Australia.