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Kathryn Eve Flynn PhD

Kathryn Eve Flynn PhD

Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Medicine
Division: General Internal Medicine
Program: Research

Member of the Cancer Center
Member of the Center For Patient Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR)


  • Self-Reported Sexual Function Measures Administered to Female Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review, 2008-2014. (Jeffery DD, Barbera L, Andersen BL, Siston AK, Jhingran A, Baron SR, Reese JB, Coady DJ, Carter J, Flynn KE) J Psychosoc Oncol 2015 Jul-Aug;33(4):433-466 PMID: 25997102
  • Development and Validation of a Single-Item Screener for Self-Reporting Sexual Problems in U.S. Adults. (Flynn KE, Lindau ST, Lin L, Reese JB, Jeffery DD, Carter J, Baron SR, Abramsohn E, Weinfurt KP) J Gen Intern Med 2015 Apr 18: PMID: 25893421
  • Improving patients' understanding of terms and phrases commonly used in self-reported measures of sexual function. (Alexander AM, Flynn KE, Hahn EA, Jeffery DD, Keefe FJ, Reeve BB, Schultz W, Reese JB, Shelby RA, Weinfurt KP) J Sex Med 2014 Aug;11(8):1991-8 PMID: 24902984 PMCID: PMC4248305
  • Patient-provider communication about gestational weight gain among nulliparous women: a qualitative study of the views of obstetricians and first-time pregnant women. (Duthie EA, Drew EM, Flynn KE) BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2013;13:231 PMID: 24330402 PMCID: PMC4029598
  • A comparison of cancer survivors from the PROMIS study selecting telephone versus online questionnaires. (Williams MS, Snyder DC, Sloane R, Levens J, Flynn KE, Dombeck CB, Demark-Wahnefried W, Weinfurt KP) Psychooncology 2013 Nov;22(11):2632-5 PMID: 23813785 PMCID: PMC3808510
  • Hemoglobin, exercise training, and health status in patients with chronic heart failure (from the HF-ACTION randomized controlled trial). (Piña IL, Lin L, Weinfurt KP, Isitt JJ, Whellan DJ, Schulman KA, Flynn KE, HF-ACTION Investigators) Am J Cardiol 2013 Oct 1;112(7):971-6 PMID: 23809621
  • Accuracy of 30-day recall for components of sexual function and the moderating effects of gender and mood. (Weinfurt KP, Lin L, Dombeck CB, Broderick JE, Snyder DC, Williams MS, Fawzy MR, Flynn KE) J Sex Med 2014 Mar;11(3):678-96 PMID: 23802907 PMCID: PMC3818437
  • Use of central institutional review boards for multicenter clinical trials in the United States: a review of the literature. (Check DK, Weinfurt KP, Dombeck CB, Kramer JM, Flynn KE) Clin Trials 2013 Aug;10(4):560-7 PMID: 23666951
  • Participants' perspectives on safety monitoring in clinical trials. (Flynn KE, Kramer JM, Dombeck CB, Weinfurt KP) Clin Trials 2013 Aug;10(4):552-9 PMID: 23644503
  • Development of the NIH PROMIS ® Sexual Function and Satisfaction measures in patients with cancer. (Flynn KE, Lin L, Cyranowski JM, Reeve BB, Reese JB, Jeffery DD, Smith AW, Porter LS, Dombeck CB, Bruner DW, Keefe FJ, Weinfurt KP) J Sex Med 2013 Feb;10 Suppl 1:43-52 PMID: 23387911 PMCID: PMC3729213
  • Construct validity of the PROMIS® sexual function and satisfaction measures in patients with cancer. (Flynn KE, Reeve BB, Lin L, Cyranowski JM, Bruner DW, Weinfurt KP) Health Qual Life Outcomes 2013;11:40 PMID: 23497200 PMCID: PMC3618202
  • Using central IRBs for multicenter clinical trials in the United States. (Flynn KE, Hahn CL, Kramer JM, Check DK, Dombeck CB, Bang S, Perlmutter J, Khin-Maung-Gyi FA, Weinfurt KP) PLoS One 2013;8(1):e54999 PMID: 23383026 PMCID: PMC3559741
  • National survey of hospital strategies to reduce heart failure readmissions: findings from the Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure registry. (Kociol RD, Peterson ED, Hammill BG, Flynn KE, Heidenreich PA, Piña IL, Lytle BL, Albert NM, Curtis LH, Fonarow GC, Hernandez AF) Circ Heart Fail 2012 Nov;5(6):680-7 PMID: 22933525
  • Relationships between changes in patient-reported health status and functional capacity in outpatients with heart failure. (Flynn KE, Lin L, Moe GW, Howlett JG, Fine LJ, Spertus JA, McConnell TR, Piña IL, Weinfurt KP) Am Heart J 2012 Jan;163(1):88-94.e3 PMID: 22172441 PMCID: PMC3258582
  • Patient experiences with communication about sex during and after treatment for cancer. (Flynn KE, Reese JB, Jeffery DD, Abernethy AP, Lin L, Shelby RA, Porter LS, Dombeck CB, Weinfurt KP) Psychooncology 2012 Jun;21(6):594-601 PMID: 21394821 PMCID: PMC3149787
  • Sexual functioning along the cancer continuum: focus group results from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®). (Flynn KE, Jeffery DD, Keefe FJ, Porter LS, Shelby RA, Fawzy MR, Gosselin TK, Reeve BB, Weinfurt KP) Psychooncology 2011 Apr;20(4):378-86 PMID: 20878833 PMCID: PMC3013236
  • Sleep-wake functioning along the cancer continuum: focus group results from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS(®)). (Flynn KE, Shelby RA, Mitchell SA, Fawzy MR, Hardy NC, Husain AM, Keefe FJ, Krystal AD, Porter LS, Reeve BB, Weinfurt KP) Psychooncology 2010 Oct;19(10):1086-93 PMID: 20013938 PMCID: PMC2888823
  • Outcomes, health policy, and managed care: relationships between patient-reported outcome measures and clinical measures in outpatients with heart failure. (Flynn KE, Lin L, Ellis SJ, Russell SD, Spertus JA, Whellan DJ, Piña IL, Fine LJ, Schulman KA, Weinfurt KP, HF-ACTION Investigators) Am Heart J 2009 Oct;158(4 Suppl):S64-71 PMID: 19782791 PMCID: PMC2805910
  • Using cognitive interviews to evaluate items for measuring sexual functioning across cancer populations: improvements and remaining challenges. (Fortune-Greeley AK, Flynn KE, Jeffery DD, Williams MS, Keefe FJ, Reeve BB, Willis GB, Weinfurt KP, PROMIS Sexual Function Domain Committee) Qual Life Res 2009 Oct;18(8):1085-93 PMID: 19672697 PMCID: PMC2759179
  • Effects of exercise training on health status in patients with chronic heart failure: HF-ACTION randomized controlled trial. (Flynn KE, Piña IL, Whellan DJ, Lin L, Blumenthal JA, Ellis SJ, Fine LJ, Howlett JG, Keteyian SJ, Kitzman DW, Kraus WE, Miller NH, Schulman KA, Spertus JA, O'Connor CM, Weinfurt KP, HF-ACTION Investigators) JAMA 2009 Apr 8;301(14):1451-9 PMID: 19351942 PMCID: PMC2690699
  • Initial report of the cancer Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) sexual function committee: review of sexual function measures and domains used in oncology. (Jeffery DD, Tzeng JP, Keefe FJ, Porter LS, Hahn EA, Flynn KE, Reeve BB, Weinfurt KP) Cancer 2009 Mar 15;115(6):1142-53 PMID: 19195044 PMCID: PMC2742328
  • Decisional conflict among patients who accept or decline participation in phase I oncology studies. (Flynn KE, Weinfurt KP, Seils DM, Lin L, Burnett CB, Schulman KA, Meropol NJ) J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics 2008 Sep;3(3):69-77 PMID: 19122780 PMCID: PMC2613310
  • Patients' perceptions of safety if interpersonal continuity of care were to be disrupted. (Pandhi N, Schumacher J, Flynn KE, Smith M) Health Expect 2008 Dec;11(4):400-8 PMID: 19076668 PMCID: PMC2689380
  • Using item banks to construct measures of patient reported outcomes in clinical trials: investigator perceptions. (Flynn KE, Dombeck CB, DeWitt EM, Schulman KA, Weinfurt KP) Clin Trials 2008;5(6):575-86 PMID: 19029206 PMCID: PMC2662709
  • Standardizing patient-reported outcomes assessment in cancer clinical trials: a patient-reported outcomes measurement information system initiative. (Garcia SF, Cella D, Clauser SB, Flynn KE, Lad T, Lai JS, Reeve BB, Smith AW, Stone AA, Weinfurt K) J Clin Oncol 2007 Nov 10;25(32):5106-12 PMID: 17991929
  • Personality and health care decision-making style. (Flynn KE, Smith MA) J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2007 Sep;62(5):P261-7 PMID: 17906167 PMCID: PMC2211430
  • When do older adults turn to the internet for health information? Findings from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. (Flynn KE, Smith MA, Freese J) J Gen Intern Med 2006 Dec;21(12):1295-301 PMID: 16995892 PMCID: PMC1924748
  • A typology of preferences for participation in healthcare decision making. (Flynn KE, Smith MA, Vanness D) Soc Sci Med 2006 Sep;63(5):1158-69 PMID: 16697096 PMCID: PMC1637042
  • From physician to consumer: the effectiveness of strategies to manage health care utilization. (Flynn KE, Smith MA, Davis MK) Med Care Res Rev 2002 Dec;59(4):455-81 PMID: 12508705 PMCID: PMC1635490
  • Last update: 06/22/2015