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Sally Maliski, PhD, RN, FAAN

Location: 4-250 Factor Building
Phone: (310) 206-3782
Fax: (310) 206-3241
E-mail: smaliski@sonnet.ucla.edu

Faculty Research and Clinical Expertise

Research: Symptom experience and management among low-income populations currently men with prostate cancer and their partners.  Primarily qualitative methods (grounded theory, narrative, ethnomethodology) and mixed methods designs.
Clinical: Oncology, hospice, and free clinic primary care




State University of New York at Albany, BS, 1976, Nursing
Russell Sage College, MS, 1980, Nursing
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, PhD, 1997, Nursing

Honors and Awards

2010 Selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
ONS/Schering Excellence in Cancer Nursing Research Award Nominee
Abstract selected for press release for DoD Prostate Cancer Research Program
Conference (1 of 5)


Chamie K, Connor SE, Maliski SL, Fink A, Kwan L, Litwin MS. (2012). Prostate cancer survivorship: Lessons from caring for the uninsured. Urologic Oncology, 30, 102-8.

Pieters HC, Heilemann MV, Maliski S, Dornig K, Mentes J. (2012). Instrumental relating and treatment decision making among older women with early-stage breast cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 39, e10-9.

Heckman JE, Chamie K, Maliski SL, Fink A, Kwan L, Connor SE, Litwin MS. (2011). The role of self-efficacy in quality of life for disadvantaged men with prostate cancer. Journal of Urology, 186, 1855-61.

Zavala MW, Maliski SL, Kwan L, Fink A, Litwin MS (2009). Spirituality and quality of life in low-income men with metastatic prostate cancer. Psycho-oncology, 18(7), 753-761

Augustus JS, Kwan L, Fink A, Connor SE, Maliski SL, Litwin MS (2009). Education as a predictor of quality of life outcomes among disadvantaged men. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Disease, 12(3), 253-258.

Goebel JR, Doering LV, Evangelista LS, Nyamathi AM, Maliski SL, Asch SM, Sherbourne CD, Shugarman LR, Lanto AB, Cohaen A, Lorenz KA (2009). A comparative study of pain in heart failure and non-heart failure veterans. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 15(1), 24-30

Goebel JR, Doering LV, Shugarman LR, Asch SM, Sherbourne CD, Lanto AB, Evangelista LS, Nyamathi AM, Maliski SL, Lorenz KA (2009). Heart failure: The hidden problem of pain. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 38(5), 698-707.

Goebel JR, Doering LV, Lorenz KA, Maliski SL, Nyamathi AM, Evangelista LS (2009). Caring for special populations: Total pain theory in advanced heart failure: Application to research and practice. Nursing Forum, 44(3), 175-85

Maliski SL, Kwan L, Elashoff D, Litwin MS (2008) Symptom Clusters Related to Prostate Cancer Treatment. Oncology Nursing Forum, 35(5), 786-793.

Lopez G. Figueroa M, Connor SE, Litwin M, Maliski SL (2008) Translation Barriers in Conducting Qualitative Research with Spanish Speakers. Qualitative Health Research, 18(12), 1609-1620.

Zavala MW, Maliski SL, Kwan L, Miller DC, Fink A, Litwin MS, (2008). Longitudinal quality of life in low income men in a public prostate cancer treatment program. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 19(1), 200-214.

Hu JC, Kwan L, Krupski TL, Anger JT, Maliski SL, Connor SE, Litwin MS (2008). Determinants of treatment regret in low-income, uninsured men with prostate cancer. Urology, 72(6), 1274-1279.

Maliski SL, Rivera S, Connor SE, Lopez G, Litwin MS (2008). Renegotiating masculine identity after prostate cancer treatment. Qualitative Health Research, 18(12), 1609-1620.

Diebert C, Maliski SL, Kwan L, Fink A, Connor SE, Litwin MS (2007). Prostate Cancer Knowledge Among Low-Income, Minority Men. Journal of Urology, 178(5), 1851-1855.

Maliski SL, Litwin MS (2007). Unsolicited Written Comments: An Untapped Data Source. Oncology Nursing Forum , 34(1), 142-147.

Anger JT, Maliski SL, Krupski TL, Kwan L, Gore JL, Fink A, Connor SE, Orecklin JR, Litwin MS (2007). Outcomes in men denied access to a California public assistance program for prostate cancer. Public Health Reports, 122 (2), 217-222.

Berry, DL, Maliski, SL (2006) (contributors). "Qualitative Methods" in Clinical Research Methods for the Surgical Disciplines (Penson DF, Wei JT, editors); Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, Inc.

Krupski TL, Kwan L, Fink A, Sonn G, Maliski SL, Litwin MS (2006). Spirituality influences health related quality of life in men with prostate cancer. Psycho-oncology, 15, 121-131.

Maliski SL, Connor SE, Clerkin B, Litwin MS (2006). Information desired and acquired by men with prostate cancer: Data from ethnic focus groups. Health Education & Behavior, 33(3), 393-409

Maliski SL, Kwan L, Orecklin J, Saigal C, Litwin MS (2005). Predictors of Fatigue after Treatment for Prostate Cancer. Urology. 65(1), 101-8.

Berger AM, Berry DL, Christopher KA, Green AL, Maliski SL, Swenson KK, Hoyt DR, Mallory G (2005). Oncology Nursing Society: Year 2004 Research Priorities Survey. Oncology Nursing Forum, 32(2), 281-90.

Gore JL, Krupski T, Kwan L, Maliski S, Litwin MS (2005). Partnership status influences health related quality of life in men with prostate cancer. Cancer, 104(1), 191-198.

Krupski TL, Fink A, Kwan L, Maliski SL, Connor SE, Clerkin B, Litwin MS (2005). Health related quality of life in low income, uninsured men with prostate cancer. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 16(2), 375-390.

Brar R, Maliski SL, Kwan L, Litwin MS (2005). Changes in quality of like among low income men treated for prostate cancer. Urology, 66(2), 344-

Krupski TL, Sonn G, Kwan L, Maliski S, Fink A, Litwin MS (2005). Ethnic variation in health-related quality of life among low income men with prostate cancer. Ethnicity and Diseaase, 15(3), 461-468.

Walling, A, Maliski, SL, Litwin, MS (2004). Completeness and accuracy of prostate cancer patient education materials: Development of a tool. Patient Education and Counseling, 54(3), 337-343.

Weintraub, D, Maliski, SL, Choe, S, Fink, A, Litwin, MS (2004). Suitability of cancer patient education materials: Application of a Standardized Tool. Patient Education and Counseling, 55(2), 275-280

Maliski, S., Sarna, L., Evangelista, L, and Padilla, G. (2003). The aftermath of lung cancer: Balancing the Good and the Bad. Cancer Nursing. 26(3), 237-244.

Maliski, SL, Clerkin, B, and Litwin, MS (2003). Describing a nurse case manager intervention to empower low-income men with prostate cancer. Oncology Nursing Form. 31(1), 57-64.

Maliski, S., Heilemann, M., and McCorkle, R.(2002). From "Death Sentence" to "Good Cancer": Couples' transformation of a prostate cancer diagnosis. Nursing Research. 51(6), 391-397.

Maliski, S. Heilemann, M. V., and McCorkle, R. (2001). "Mastery of Postprostatectomy incontinence and impotence: His Work, Her Work, and Our Work". Oncology Nursing Forum. 28(6), 985-992.

Maliski, S. and Holditch-Davis, D. (1995) Linking biology and biography: Complex nonlinear dynamical systems theory as a framework for nursing inquiry. Chaos and Complexity in Nursing, 1(2).

Haberman, M. R., Germino, B. B., Maliski, S., Stafford-Fox, V., and Rice, K. (1994). "What makes oncology nursing special? Walking the road together." Oncology Nursing Forum, 21(8), supp., 41-47.

Maliski, S. (1984) "One year under Medicare". The American Journal of Hospice Care. Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 17-19.

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