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Mental Health and Quality of Life in Women Who Have Had Breast Cancer

Conditions:   Breast Cancer;   Depression;   Anxiety;   Quality of Life Intervention:   Sponsors:   London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine;   Clinical Practice Research Datalink Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

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I can't say how much this just aggravates me. You get breast cancer. You get treatment and then they say we will see you once a year. You are NED (No Evidence Of Disease) for now. If you are hormone receptor positive (ER+/PR+) you get to take a little pill (tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors) that should help you stay that way.But there is always that lingering risk of recurrence. That's the one thing none of us want. A newstudy which looked at data from 88 different clinical trials over more than 20 years found that the risk of recurrence lingers after the AIs are ended." Researchers from the Early Breast Cancer Trial...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: breast cancer treatment cancer recurrence cancer research femara Source Type: blogs
Background: Chemotherapy (CT) is an important adjuvant treatment that has been widely used for breast cancer (BC) patients. However, no research has focused on trends in emotions and quality of life (QOL) during intermittent periods between CT sessions that are critical for recovery. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate longitudinal trends in anxiety, depression, and QOL during the different intermittent periods between adjuvant CT for BC. Methods: A longitudinal study design was adopted. Eighty-eight women undergoing CT for BC were selected using a purposive sampling method, and they completed the S...
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Background: The aim of this study was to translate and validate the Functional Assessment of Chronic illnesses Therapy-Fatigue (FACIT-fatigue subscale) in Iran.Methods: The Persian version of the FACIT-fatigue scale was developed using the forward-backward translation method. The questionnaire was then presented to a consecutive sample of breast cancer patients (n = 208) attending the Iranian Center of Breast Cancer (ICBC). The reliability was assessed by internal consistency and test-retest using Cronbach's α and intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC), respectively. Convergent validity was examined by correlation ...
Source: Oncology Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Research on adult cancer patients in Southeast Asia found a striking prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with about 1 in 5 (21.7%) experiencing symptoms of PTSD six months after being diagnosed with cancer. Thestudy was published Monday inCancer.Although participants ’ rates of PTSD declined with time, the data underscore the risk of developing persistent PTSD even years after cancer diagnosis and treatment, according to the authors of the study. About one-third of patients (34.1%) initially diagnosed with PTSD or some of its symptoms went on to develop chroni c or worsening PTSD four years later.&nbs...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: breast cancer Caryn Mei Hsien Chan post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONSThe overall rates of PTSD decreased with time, but one‐third of patients (34.1%) who were initially diagnosed had persistent or worsening PTSD 4 years later. There is a need for early identification of this subset of patients who have cancer with PTSD to design risk‐targeted interventions. Cancer 2017. © 2017 American Cancer Society.
Source: Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
I can't tell you how many times I say things like'I'm fine','I didn't sleep well last night', or other creative lies about how I am doing, physically and mentally. Sometimes these are lies, to myself and to those who I am speaking.Over atThe Mighty, which is an awesome website for people with health issues. I only found it recently but immediately signed up for their emails. (That says something in itself because I think I spend more time unsubscribing from email lists than anything else these days.)They say:" The Mighty is a digital health community created to empower and connect people facing health challenges and d...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: anxiety depression emotional toll support Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsAs predicted by the stress process model, stress and family conflict were predictive of psychological distress in breast cancer survivors and their family caregivers. Significant partner effects in the APIMeM suggest that there are some dyadic influences, particularly from caregivers’ stress to survivors’ perceptions of exacerbated family conflict. These findings show how strained family relationships can aggravate the well‐being of cancer survivors and their family caregivers through this challenging experience.
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: PAPER Source Type: research
ConclusionsBreast reconstruction is not a panacea for patients in improving HRQoL.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES: This paper examines whether a relationship exists between paternal psychological stability and daughters' symptomatology following the death of a wife/mother from breast cancer. Specifically, is there a relationship between paternal parenting style and the daughters' subsequent capacity to form committed relationships later in life? METHODS: We assessed 68 adult daughters (average age = 23.5 years) since the mother's breast cancer diagnosis by means of a semistructured clinical interview and psychological testing. RESULTS: The daughters were subdivided into three psychiatric risk gro...
Source: Palliative and Supportive Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Palliat Support Care Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundCognitive changes following breast cancer treatment are likely multifactorial and have been linked to emotional factors, biophysiological factors, and fatigue, among others. Little is known about the contributions of modifiable factors such as stress, loneliness, and sleep quality. The purpose of this study was to explore the direct and indirect effects of perceived stress, loneliness, and sleep quality on perceived cognitive function (PCF) in breast cancer survivors (BCS) after chemotherapy completion.MethodsIn this observational study, BCS 6  months to 10 years post chemotherapy were recruited...
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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